Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One final analysis video


The Samsung Galaxy and HTC One are metaphorically flying off the shelves at the moment. These are flagship Android smartphones for their respective manufacturers, and both are already proving hugely successful. We spotted a new video contrast of the Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One that shows a good analysis of these two devices.

We have compared these two phones on previous occasions such as our specs article or more recently a low-light video review. This new video made by The Guardian gives us an excellent idea of the Galaxy S4 and HTC One against each other. It might be hard to choose between them, and in this case personal preference of design or what you most use your phone for may help you make your final decision. The image used here shows the HTC One on the left and the Galaxy S4 to the right.

Before you view the 8-minute video we’ll give you a rundown of the key specs of both of these phones. The Samsung Galaxy S4 has a 1.6GHz Exynos Octa-core processor or 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor (dependent on region), as well as a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 441 ppi. The Galaxy S4 also has 2GB of RAM and 16, 32 or 64GBs of internal storage (expandable via microSD), along with an 13-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front-facing shooter. It also has a removable 2600 mAh battery and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean skinned with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.

Now we’ll move on to the HTC One. This one is powered by a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor and totes a 4.7-inch Super LCD3 display with the same full HD resolution as the Galaxy S4 and 469 ppi. It has 2GB of RAM and 32 or 64GB of internal storage but this is non-expandable. The One sports a 4-megapixel UltraPixel rear camera and 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera and has a 2300 mAh non-removable battery. It runs Android 4.1.2, soon to be upgraded to Android 4.2 and is skinned with HTC Sense 5.0.

Of course there are more specs and plenty of great features for both of these phones but we’ve given you a few key pointers. If you check out the video that we’ve embedded for you below this story you’ll see the reviewer begin by showing some of the popular handsets from the last couple of years, before going into more detail about the Galaxy S4 and HTC One. He discusses the designs, form factors and build quality of the handsets as well as taking a look at the home pages, features, cameras and more.

The final analysis of the reviewer goes in favor of the HTC One, largely because of the headphone quality, the excellent premium construction and easier navigation. However, we feel these are both excellent phones. Some may prefer the HTC One because of the above reasons, while others may opt for the Galaxy S4 because of its expandable storage and removable battery as well as other factors.

We’re interested to hear your views on the Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One. If you had the option of either of these notable Android smartphones right now, which would you choose? Why not share your views on this with other readers by sending your comments.

Source: The Guardian


12 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One final analysis video”

  1. Rob H says:

    My wife and I just purchased these phones. I prefer the HTC one for the better sound quality a aluminum body construction. Blinkfeed is really convenient. The S4 has more features however it’s interface was not for me. The screen on the HTC is the clearest I have ever seen. Almost 3D like. Overall we love our new phones and will purchase them again if given the option.

  2. paulpaul says:

    I picked HTC One. Had galaxy s3. I miss s-voice but nothing else. Reviewer is spot in in saying that Samsung put (or should I say force) too much unnecessary stuff on their phones. I’ve tried out the S4 (I work for a phone company) and I would say it’s only good for people who’ve owned an S3. Anyone else will just find it too overbearing (especially if you’re used to something simple like an iPhone). The HTC one is almost perfect and is a lot more enjoyable to use.

  3. Ronald Hunter says:

    It depends, largely what features are more important to the individual user. For me, a 4MP camera just isn’t going to cut it since having a good camera on a phone is very important in how I use the phone. I would have to choose a 13MP camera phone over a similar one with only 4MP. No contest.

      1. Ronald Hunter says:

        Kunal, Yes, it is a 4mp ultrapixel camera. That means that unless you do a lot of photographs at night, it is not going to be a benefit, only a disadvantage. As I said, it depends on what one wants a camera in a phone to do. I take a lot of pictures, and very few of them are low light. For that, I have a Kodak Z950 ultrazoom that does pretty well in low light. But I often need a fairly usable digital zoom, and the more pixels I can get, the better, at least until someone figures out how to put optical zoom in a cell phone. It’ll happen, someday.

  4. User says:

    I have long history of devices, starting with an iPAQ 3950, over several HTC units up to HTC Universal I had stayed with for 6 years, waiting for a better QWERTY device to come. To no avail. After it had died, I spent good two weeks picking up a phone, being surprised at how many features I had considered “standard” were not anymore. Removable battery, SD card slot, UMS, etc. I ended up choosing between S3 and the Padfone because they were the only top devices that did have my standard set of features. Looking at the Padfone 2 and the direction Asus was heading, I went for the S3. I soon found that through the plethora of features, I was able to customize the phone to my liking. I don’t really care about default features and/or settings, as long as I can change them to suit my needs.

    This is the reason I wouldn’t even consider buying the One (or an iPhone, for that matter). And this is the reason I don’t quite understand the notion that “there’s too much stuff” in the S4. Sure, the One may seem more intuitive and user-friendly out of the box (though it does not to me), which may be an advantage in the very short run. But in the long run, I just don’t see why I should limit myself to a short track. IMHO, a 600-Euro phone shoudn’t be a turn-key product, if it were to be actually used. E.g., having a 1-yr old child, I have been taking a lot of pictures and videos using my phone and a lack of SD-card expansion would hurt me a lot. Also, the style and build quality don’t bother me at all, since the phones today are too thin and fragile for me anyway and I’ve had my S3 encapsulated within an Otterbox Commuter protective case since Day 1.

    Just my opinion, a look from the other side of the matter. HTC One seems like a great device, but it cannot be for everyone and it certainly isn’t. And, apparently, neither is the S4, although it very well can.

  5. beno says:

    Im with samsung all the way 🙂 htc stops with support after some time and samsung not also im very much enjoying tons of fetures that for me are like SF and i enjoy those features like a little child even im 30 🙂 but thats just me and my taste and you cant discuss ppls tastes 🙂 the beauty is in the eye of the beholder 😉

  6. Rebecca Rush says:

    HTC One: OMG Options!!!
    Samsung G S4: Whoa, too many options.

    This guy has no idea what he’s saying, and has an obvious bias.

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