Smartphone market heated-up with the launch of two beasts HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4. Both these phones are packed with great features and are designed to give the best possible user experience to its customers. But which of these two android smartphones is better? The following review compares both the high end smartphones on the basis of their features and user experience.
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1. The HTC One has a more metallic premium aluminum feel to it. The Samsung S4 body is made of plastic just like the previous Samsung models and the phone gives a shiny plastic look. So people who liked the metallic look will like the HTC One’s look whereas the people who have liked the previous models of Samsung Galaxy will find this look of the new S4 pretty much the same.
2. The HTC One is taller than the Samsung Galaxy S4 but the S4 is much thinner and also wider than the HTC One smartphone. Also the HTC One is slightly heavier than the S4 as the HTC one weighs 143 grams and the Samsung S4 weighs just 130 grams.
3. HTC One is already released in the market in March and the S4 will launch and be available in many parts of the world by the end of April.
4. The screens of the two smartphones have a considerable difference. The HTC One has a Super LCD 3 capacitive Touchscreen whereas the S4 has a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. The S4 screen is more vibrant and brighter as compared to the HTC One which is more subtle. Also an important difference between the two is that the Samsung Galaxy S4 has a 5 inches screen whereas the HTC One has a slightly smaller 4.7 inches screen. The HTC One has a HTC Sense v5 UI interface whereas the S4 has a Touchwiz UI.
5. HTC One is available in two variants of 32 GB and 64 GB internal memory with no external memory option. The Galaxy S4 has 3 variants of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB internal memory space with up to 64 GB external memory Micro SD slot. So memory capacity wise the Galaxy S4 is better.
6. Even the Battery of the S4 is 2600 mAh which is slightly better than the 2300 mAh that HTC One is offering. Also S4 has a removable and replaceable battery which HTC One does not have. Both have reasonable good battery lives.
7. The styling of the button and slots is different in both the phones. The HTC one has a Home and Back physical button in the front whereas the S4 has more traditional Home, Menu and Back Buttons.
1. The camera of the S4 is really great and loaded with many more features as compared to the HTC One.
2. S4 has a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 2 Megapixel front camera. The HTC One has a 4 Megapixel rear camera with Ultrapixels and 2 Megapixel front cameras.
3. The phones have many similar camera features but the S4 has some added features like dual shot, eraser, sound and shot features, cinema phot0 and drama shot feature which adds to the camera experience of Samsung Galaxy S4.
4. The front camera of the HTC One is a more wide angled camera as compared to the front camera of the Galaxy S4.
The HTC One has an overall better sound system as compared to the Samsung Galaxy S4. There are two speakers in the front of the phone which give the users a sound experience. These speakers are dual Boon sound speakers and can be quite loud. The S4 has a mono speaker and the sound quality is good but HTC One is better.
1. Both the phones are based on android operating systems however the Samsung has the latest 4.2.2 Jelly Bean version for the S4 whereas the HTC One has the 4.1.2 version of the android operating system.
2. Also the S4 has an Octa core processor option in some countries which the HTC One does not have.
3. The HTC One has gone for a more minimalistic user interface as compared to the S4.
4. When it comes to features, both phones also have a lot of cool features in it. There is a long list of features that are included in both phones. However the Samsung Galaxy S4 has many more features as compared to the HTC One as Samsung has come up with a lot of state of the art and innovative features as compared to HTC One.
Overall both the phones are some of the best smartphones available on the planet at the moment but Samsung Galaxy S4 has an advantage in comparison with the HTC One in many areas.
About the Author:
This guest post is authored by Alizaa Morrie. She is blogger by profession and loves writing about responsive web design on DesignDistrictAuction blog. Beside this she is fond of gadgets.