Difference between Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One

Key Difference: Samsung Galaxy S4 is the successor to the very popular Samsung Galaxy S3. The company boasts new features into a slightly smaller and sleeker design. The phone’s screen has been increased to a stunning almost 5 inches with only slight decrease in size of the phone. The screen is a full HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that provides a greater resolution of 1080 pixels, almost 441ppi density. HTC was expected to launch its flagship phone HTC One in March 2013 with a brand new Qualcomm quad-core processor but has postponed the launch to an unknown date in April. HTC One sports a 4.7 inch Super LCD3 screen, with Full HD1080p, 468 PPI and corning gorilla glass 2.

Samsung and HTC have both announced new models of their flagship phones, the S4 and the One respectively. Due to the dynamic nature of technology, phone companies have to be constantly on the brink of innovation that makes their product different from all the other products on the market. Both the companies are successful smartphone producers and have been noted for their innovative phones and tablets. Both the phones are expected to be out in the first half of 2013 and should provide fierce competition to each other and other smart phones.

After building anticipation for almost three months, Samsung has officially released the newest variant of its flagship phone. To many the time spend waiting has not been wasted, while others seem to believe that the phone is not that intriguing to make them upgrade from their current S3s and iPhones to the S4.

Samsung Galaxy S4 is the successor to the very popular Samsung Galaxy S3. The company boasts new features into a slightly smaller and sleeker design. The phone’s screen has been increased to a stunning almost 5 inches with only slight decrease in size of the phone. The screen is a full HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that provides a greater resolution of 1080 pixels, almost 441ppi density. The weight of the phone has also been reduced to 130 g and the width of the phone has been reduced by 1mm. The phone has sharper and straighter lines with just curved edges. In terms of design it is quite similar to the S3. The chassis is made up of polycarbonate plastic and the display is highly sensitive that accepts touch through gloves. The phone is available with either the 1.6 GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 5 processor or the 1.9 GHz Snapdragon Fusion Pro quad-core processor, depending on the market. It is available with 16/32/64 GB internal capacity options and if that is not enough it can be upgraded by another 64 GB using the SD slot. The S4 comes with 2 GB RAM, which has become a norm for smartphones these days.

The phone comes with a stunning 13 MP primary camera, a 2 MP secondary camera and HD video recording capability. The S4 runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, but it has yet to be seen if it will offer an upgrade to the new Key Lime Pie version when it is available in mid-2013. The phone is available in two colors Black Mist and White Frost, though there may be chances for other colors once the phone is available for purchasing. Now for the fun part! The phone offers brand new features that are sure to pull in some big spenders. The S4 offers hovering capabilities known as Air Wave, which allows users to swipe between screens, videos, photos without actually touching the screen. Another fun feature is the Smart Scroll and Smart Pause; Smart Scroll uses a sensor and the front camera to automatically scroll when a person is done reading a certain paragraph. The scrolling can also be controlled using tilt. Smart Pause uses the sensor to pause videos automatically when the phone senses that the person is no longer looking at the screen and then resumes when the person looks back at the screen.

Group Play is a feature that allows users to use NFC or Bluetooth to tap and transfer videos, photos, music and even engage in multiplayer games with other S4 users. There are many new camera features as well including dual camera, sound & shot, drama shot, story album, cinema photo and eraser mode. Dual camera allows users to use both the cameras at the same time including when trying to take a photo. The person taking the photo can place their face to the photo taken using the secondary camera or vice-versa. Sound & Shot feature takes 9 seconds of audio when capturing a photo. Drama Shot combines all the actions from a Burst shot into one screen. Story album enables the users to create an album using their shots and audio. Cinema photo feature allows the users to animate one portion of an image, while keeping the rest simple. Eraser Mode allows users to erase objects from the image that they do not wish to include. Other features also include S Health (users can track their diet, steps, exercises, etc.), S Translator, S Voice assistant, Galaxy S Voice Drive and Integrated Optical Reader. Samsung has yet to announce the release date and the price of the S4.

HTC was expected to launch its flagship phone HTC One in March 2013 with a brand new Qualcomm quad-core processor but has postponed the launch to an unknown date in April according to Engadget. It is expected to give direct competition to iPhone 5 and Galaxy S4. 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, [email protected], 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.

Since both the phones have yet to be launched and are not yet available to the public, nothing can be said about which phone will capture the market. The Zoe feature of the HTC is quite similar to the Story Album feature and the Sound & Shot feature. In terms of features, the S4 is offering quite a few innovative ones including the hovering, scrolling and etc. However, HTC is offering an innovative new camera that offers a new pixilation system. It also offers an all-aluminum chassis with a built-in antenna. Will the HTC One trump Galaxy S4? We can only wait and see when both the phones are launched later on in the year.

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

 

Samsung Galaxy S4

HTC One

Launch Date

Q2 of 2013

Expected release April 2013

Company

Samsung Corporation

HTC Corporation

Size

136.6x69.8x7.9mm

137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3mm

Display

4.99 inches Full HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

4.7 inch Super LCD3

Screen

1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density)

1080p, 468 PPI (Full HD)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Weight

130 g

143g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

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

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

GSM/GPRS/EDGE:

850/900/1800/1900 MHz

4G Network

LTE availability depends on the market.

Depends on market availability.

GUI

TouchWiz UI

HTC Sense 5

CPU speed

1.6 GHz Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 5 processor or 1.9 GHz Snapdragon Fusion Pro quad-Core processor depending on the market.

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

GPU

PowerVR SGX 544MP3

Adreno 320

OS

Android 4.2.2  (Jelly Bean)

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

Chipset

Exynos 5 Octa 5410

Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600

RAM

2 GB

2 GB DDR2

SIM Size

microSIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

16/32/64 GB

32/64 GB

Expandable Memory

Expandable up to 64 GB

No

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go, USB Host, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

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,

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC, Infrared port.

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth and USB.

Speed

HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

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

WLAN

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

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

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE

Compliant with Bluetooth 4.0, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX™ enabled

USB

microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go, USB Host

micro-USB 2.0.

Primary Camera

13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

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

Secondary Camera

2 MP, zero shutter lag, BIS

2.1 MP, [email protected], HDR

Video

[email protected] HD video

[email protected], HDR, stereo sound rec., video stabilization

Camera Features

Dual camera, sound & shot, drama shot, group play, story album, simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR, Cinema Photo, Eraser mode

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.

Sound Enhancement

TBA

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

Audio supported formats

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player

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

Recording: .amr

Video supported formats

MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player

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

Recording: .mp4

Battery Capacity

Removable Li-on 2,600 mAh battery

2300 mAh

Talk time

TBA

TBA

Stand-by

TBA

TBA

Available Colors

Black Mist and White Frost

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

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5, Adobe Flash

HTML, Adobe Flash

Radio

TBA

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

Yes, A-GPS support and GLONASS

A-GPS support

Java

Yes

Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Air Wave
  • Tilt
  • Smart Scroll
  • Smart Pause
  • Integrated Optical Reader
  • S Health
  • S Translator
  • S Voice assistant
  • S Memo note apps
  • Galaxy S Voice Drive
  • Dropbox (50 GB storage)
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • 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)
  • 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

Image Courtesy: samsung.com, anandtech.com

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