Difference between HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S3

 

Key Difference: HTC One offers processor speed of 1.7GHz compared to the 1.4GHz on the S3. One also provides 2GB RAM compared to the 1GB available on the S3. The display of HTC One is believed to be spectacular with pristine clear and sharp images. HTC One also trumps the S3 in terms of the chassis/casing. The plastic casing on the S3 seems cheap and flimsy compared to the all-aluminum frame provided by the One. However, S3 offers a bigger screen as well as expandable capacity, whereas HTC One only limits the users to the storage available with the phone.

 

Technology is a dynamic sector that often changes when new technology replaces the old outdated technology. This is most commonly seen in smartphones and tablets. People are constantly changing their cell phones to keep up with new technologies and the companies release new phones to cater to the demand of the peoples. HTC and Samsung are two smartphones companies that are competing to capture the market with the latest technology.

 

Though Samsung was a popular electronics company, it still had to prove itself when it stepped in the cell phone market. Through the launch of innovative phones and good features it managed to become a key competitor in the market. The company launched its Galaxy S3 in May 2012. HTC is expected to launch its flagship phone HTC One in March 2013 with a brand new Qualcomm quad-core processor. It is expected to give direct competition to iPhone and Galaxy S3.

 

In terms of hardware and software, HTC One sports a 4.7 inch Super LCD3 screen, with Full HD1080p, 468 PPI and corning gorilla glass 2. The HTC One comes with Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean that is upgradable to v4.2.2. The case is an all-aluminum frame with an antenna built into its backing. It includes a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, Adreno 320 GPU and 2 GB DDR2. The phone is available with non-expandable, 32 or 64GB internal capacity. It offers a 4 megapixel 2688 x 1520 pixels primary camera with autofocus, LED flash and BSI sensor, along with a 2.1 MP, 1080p@30fps, HDR secondary camera. The main feature is the new pixilation system that is opted in the primary camera of the phone, which provides each pixel size of 2.0 µm and sensor size of 1/3'. The One also includes a new camera app known as ‘Zoe’, which records a short video alongside every photo taken and allows the resulting photos and videos to be automatically combined and synchronized with music to produce a multimedia presentation known as a Zoe. The One also offers a new feature on the home screen known as the BlinkFeed. This is a newsfeed that automatically upgrades every two hours if connected with a mobile service or more frequently when connected via WiFi. The BlinkFeed takes up the main home screen and cannot be removed, resulting in the home screen as not being as customizable as in the previous phones. The price of the phone has not yet been released.

 

The Galaxy S3 is a slate-format multi-touch smartphone. It is a successor of Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S but abandons the rectangular design of the predecessors and opts for more rounded corners making it resemble the Galaxy Nexus. The S3 sports a 4.8 HD Super AMOLED screen with corning gorilla glass 2. It is offered with Android v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and can be upgraded to 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). The Galaxy S III has a polycarbonate plastic chassis and is available in a variety of different colors. The S3 supports a 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 Quad-core processor, Mali-400MP GPU and 1 GB RAM. The S3 is available with 16 or 32 GB internal storage capacity, which can be expanded up to an additional 64 GB. The phone boasts an 8 megapixel Auto Focus camera with flash, zero shutter lag and BSI. It also supports a 1.9 megapixel secondary camera that is capable of recording HD videos @30fps. When the phone was initially launched in May, the phone was considered to have been backed with innovative features and the TouchWiz "Nature UX" GUI was considered to be advanced. The GUI also included the “Water Lux” effect which can produce water ripples on contact. The phone also offered S Voice in response to Apple’s Siri, which enabled users to verbally control 20 functions on the phone. It was effectively considered as a iPhone killer. It also received additional publicity because of the ongoing patent infringement lawsuits against Apple.

 

Though, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has been in the market for a while and its sales are still going on strong, the HTC One yet to be launched. When comparing the phones on paper, HTC One has the S3 beat. HTC One offers processor speed of 1.7GHz compared to the 1.4GHz on the S3. One also provides 2GB RAM compared to the 1GB available on the S3. The display of HTC One is believed to be spectacular with pristine clear and sharp images. HTC One also trumps the S3 in terms of the chassis/casing. The plastic casing on the S3 seems cheap and flimsy compared to the all-aluminum frame provided by the One. However, S3 offers a bigger screen as well as expandable capacity, whereas HTC One only limits the users to the storage available with the phone. Will the HTC One beat the S3 in terms of sales? This can only be decided once HTC One is launched in the market.

 

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Samsung website, HTC website and GSMArena.com.

 

HTC One

Samsung Galaxy S3

Launch Date

Expected release March 2013

May 2012

Company

HTC Corporation

Samsung Corporation

Size

137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3mm

136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm

Display

4.7 inch Super LCD3

4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED

Screen

1080p, 468 PPI (Full HD)

1280x720 pixels

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Weight

143g

133 g

2G Network

HSPA/WCDMA: Europe/Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz

2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

3G Network

GSM/GPRS/EDGE:

850/900/1800/1900 MHz

(HSPA+ 21Mbps): 850/900/1900/2100 MHz

4G Network

Depends on market availability.

Depends on market availability.

GUI

HTC Sense 5

TouchWiz "Nature UX"

CPU speed

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600, quad-core, 1.7GHz

Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9

GPU

Adreno 320

Mali-400MP

OS

Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradeable to 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600

Exynos 4412 Quad

RAM

2 GB DDR2

1 GB

SIM Size

microSIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

32/64 GB

16/32/64 GB (The 64GB model has been discontinued)

Expandable Memory

No

Yes, microSD up to 64 GB

Sensors

Gyro sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor.

Accelerometer, RGB light, Digital compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer

Connectivity

Compliant with Bluetooth 4.0, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX™ enabled, Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, DLNA, micro-USB 2.0,

WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40, GPS/GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth® 4.0(LE), microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go, wireless charging.

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth and USB.

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC and USB.

Speed

HSPA+; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Compliant with Bluetooth 4.0, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX™ enabled

Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, EDR.

USB

micro-USB 2.0.

micro-USB 2.0; USB On-the-go.

Primary Camera

4 megapixel 2688 x 1520 pixels, autofocus, LED flash BSI sensor, Pixel size 2.0 µm, Sensor size 1/3', Dedicated HTC ImageChip™ 2 F2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens

8 megapixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BSI.

Secondary Camera

2.1 MP, 1080p@30fps, HDR

1.9 Mega pixel camera, HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BSI

Video

1080p@30fps, HDR, stereo sound rec., video stabilization

1080p@30fps, zero shutter lag.

Camera Features

Continuous shooting and VideoPic, Slow motion video recording with variable speed playback, HTC Zoe™ with HTC Zoe™ Highlights and HTC Zoe™ Share

Retouch with Object Removal, Group Retouch, and Sequence Shot.

Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization. Burst shot & Best photo, Recording snapshot, HDR.

Sound Enhancement

HTC BoomSound, Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers, Beats Audio, HDR Microphone and Sense Voice.

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.

Audio supported formats

Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)

Recording: .amr

Audio Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC plus/eAAC plus, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X.

Video supported formats

Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)

Recording: .mp4

Video Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p).

Battery Capacity

2300 mAh

2100 mAh battery

Stand-by

No official data is released

Up to 590 h (2G); 790 h (3G)

Talk time

No official data is released

Up to 21 h 40 min (2G): 11 h 40 min (3G)

Available Colors

Gray, White, Black, with more colors to come.

Pebble blue, Marble white, Amber brown, Garnet red, Sapphire black, Titanium grey, La Fleur

Messaging

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

Browser

HTML, Adobe Flash

HTML, Adobe Flash

Radio

Stereo FM radio with RDS

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

A-GPS support

A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Java MIDP emulator

Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

Beats Audio, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Dropbox (25 GB storage), TV-out (via MHL A/V link), SNS integration, Google Search, Maps, Gmail,

YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Document viewer/editor, Voice memo/dial/commands, Predictive text input.

S-Voice natural language commands and dictation, Smart Stay eye tracking, Dropbox (50 GB storage), TV-out (via MHL A/V link), SNS integration, Organizer, Image/video editor, Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF), Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa,  Voice memo/dial/commands,  Predictive text input (Swype)

 

 

Image Courtesy: anandtech.com

Image Courtesy: samsung.com

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