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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One

0. phoneArena 26 Mar 2013, 06:51 posted on

This is it, the most epic Android face-off for the first half of 2013. The Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One are coming out at about the same time to go ahead and have it out with one another. When the Galaxy S4 and One are in the same room, there sure ain't much love in the air, which is going to make this fight all the more interesting. Which side will you take? Wait till you've read our comparison!...

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posted on 27 Mar 2013, 05:26 6

149. TempUse (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 Mar 2013)

S4 : Toy 4 Sucker. (S4=>T4S)

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 06:02 6

151. Tomfromsouth (Posts: 76; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)

I'm defs drawn to the HTC one. I'm honestly over this concept that Samsung has to continually produce cheap feeling phones. I've just paid top dollar for the top spec phone so why can't they incorporate it nto the design. I don't buy Samsung selling the idea that its for dropping protection.

The truth is they're doing it because it cheap and fast to manufacture. Think otherwise and you're being hoodwinked. That design is a result of cheaper efficient production design and the marketing and product development team has sweet f-all to do with it. I bet you now they're all bitching about it.

The phones are otherwise equal. Both have there pluses and minuses.

Well done to HTC for realising what Jobs had been talking about all those years. People care about the design language and the way it feels. I would go far as to say I would pay a lot more for he HTC One than the Samsung. I have to pick this phone up everyday I don't want to be reminded that my phone is result of cheap manufacturing process and not made for me to enjoy. Its bullsh1t Samsung. Cut it out. It's not gonna stay this way forever (waaay best selling smartphone) unless you realise that.

I'm telling you there's not person who can honestly say, I'm glad my premium phone was made using a cheaper faster manufacturing process. Unless of course you're lying to yourself.

Please fix Samsung.

Sincerely a premium phone owner.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 06:05

162. ImQ009 (Posts: 41; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)

Huh? What are you talking about? I clearly mentioned ONLY the Exynos version, go fanboying somewhere else :P

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 08:15

178. ncv144 (Posts: 126; Member since: 04 May 2012)

Correction, the S4 will only be powered by the Snapdragon600 in the LTE markets (UK, US, AU, SOME countries in Asia, and some in Europe), the rest of the world were we got no LTE (like Latin America, Africa), we are getting the Exynos 5 Octa

posted on 07 Apr 2013, 16:28

198. pr0vider (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 May 2011)


posted on 15 Apr 2013, 14:45

219. Spionner (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Apr 2013)

actualy no u wrong, exynos 5 supports lte but they have problem with the stock so 70% of the first 10 millions were made with the 600. Thats what samsung says in twitter.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 10:24

244. Samsungadroidrules (Posts: 104; Member since: 28 Jul 2013)

You nailed it dude. hahahaha
HTC ONE May won the design, but its specs and features are less. Lol.
WHILE S4 is very innovative and Advanced. Again, S4 Innovative features are not gimmick. Millions of people will not buy S4 if it made of gimmick features. How about HTC One? Again, oh it has great Design and nothing else. S4 the best!

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 07:01 9

6. babyk (Posts: 322; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

Yes there really cannot be a better phone between the two but still you gave 9.3 to s4.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:41 6

60. hipnotika (Posts: 353; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)

samsung takes 9.3 because of micro sd slot and replaced battery

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 10:25 4

85. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

The GS4 is the better phone clearly. They just threw HTC a bone and took the easy way out with a politically correct tie. They don't want to be swamp with retarded "HTC rules you are biased for liking fisher price toys" posts.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 07:02 10

7. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Ultimately, both devices are very appealing and offer incredible software features. It's upto each user to decide which handsets is best tailored to there individual needs!
I prefer both!

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 07:07 20

9. Floorkill22 (Posts: 20; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)

Galaxy s4 all the way... If you way everything up and I mean everything the galaxy s4 is the superior phone. But HTC deserve a lot of credit they have created a masterpiece that will give consumers choice if they don't prefer the s4.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 09:14 4

68. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)

i don't think s4 is really that superior against htc one. it's true that s4 has removable battery and sd card expansion, not to mention also exynos octa.

however, not all users are going to use all of the power that s4 gives out. some users use their phone lightly, some of them prefer metal than plastic and there's no argument htc will be a better media phone with better screen and dual front firing speaker. snapdragon 600 is also no slouch, i don't think even the current android can use the full potential of the processor

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 07:07 17

10. voxmarc (Posts: 335; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


posted on 27 Mar 2013, 05:28 5

150. TempUse (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 Mar 2013)

A Total Waste?

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 07:16 8

15. kaliil10 (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)

design wise HTC one, Software wise Galaxy s4, camera wise Htc one.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 12:55 5

109. -Shadow- (Posts: 95; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)

you clearly didn't see the photos up there

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 07:18 22

16. avinashmunnu (Posts: 15; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)

I Choose S4 if i have the money to purchase.

I want Performance Over Design

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 05:04 4

148. TempUse (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 Mar 2013)

You love plastic toy! Why not buy a cheaper phone, not on a S4 pricy plastic toy.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 07:23 19

18. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)

lol HTC camera...so obviously bad next to GS4's pictures

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 07:27 9

23. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)

i think this year, htc has managed to step up and compete with samsung face to face

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 07:28 14

25. aditzut (Posts: 12; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)

I will go for htc one!

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 07:36 9

28. JaM1977 (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)

"At 5 inches, the Galaxy S4's display is slightly bigger than the HTC One's 4.7 inches, but the difference isn't really that noticeable."

Really? on side by side picture, S4 has like one more row over One.. thats quite noticeable in my books..

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 07:52 7

39. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

Lol I know I was looking at the images and thinking I can see a clear difference in size

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:36 1

54. Ardoleon (Posts: 13; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)

One more row? Which picture are we looking at? Samsung has 4 rows, 2 for the clock widget, one for Google, and one for icons, HTC has 4, one for clock widget, one for Google, and one open. Look at pics before commenting.

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 01:52

140. gogowho (Posts: 37; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)

3.7, 4, 4.3, 4.7, 5 inches
sounds like we all are dumb. every year they raise the size a little more, we won't notice a bit, but still empty our pockets?

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 07:37 15

29. henrickrw (Posts: 408; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

HTC did a great effort here and came close to the victory flag. But the S4 is above the edge once again.

I'll get the S4 instead.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 07:38 14

30. jo_Ny (Posts: 27; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)

HTC ONE is better: design, matterials, premium feel, display, low light and macro camera performance, video recording, sound, call quality, stereo speakers, Sense5 is NOT a bloated skin like TW. SGS 4 is like a SGS 3S, same boring design, cheap materials, a bunch of software gimmicks. I've had the SGS 2 and the SGS 3, I'm done with Samsung. They are going the Apple way, android fans are not sheeps Samsung, shame on you. HTC ONE FTW!

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 07:39 5

31. dil2abu (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

Xperia Z...

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 07:49 11

35. henrickrw (Posts: 408; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

I don't care about industrial design nor feels in the hand. The camera on the HTC ONE is a complete failure. The phone is good, but the S4 is better overall. We can't hide the Sun with one finger. Let's see who sells more units ;)

Samsung offers me more for my money.

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