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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One

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

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 26 Mar 2013, 10:26 9

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

Galaxy S4 (Exynos version) has Wolfson inside. That's the biggest argument for some people to buy the thing so is mine

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 11:26 5

97. SleepingOz (unregistered)

True, the wolfson dacs used on Galaxy flagships are truly amazing!
My GNOTE II(with uNEAK kernel) can drive my HD650 without the help of any external dac/amp.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 13:47 3

119. b1acktiger (Posts: 223; Member since: 19 May 2012)

70% of GS4 will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 600. So, Its a fail argument.

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 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 26 Mar 2013, 21:38 2

138. heyhi (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)

Sense 5 is much more cartoonish than Touchwiz..the momment you see the app drawer, the lockscreen....not the settings part though....HTC HAD a good UI way back, I think was the first Sense and other 2 maybe...that awesome clock widget, their own widgets that everybody copied from HTC Hero....that phone brought me to Android..i didnt buy it, cuz it was not available in my country...i always watched on youtube and admired HTC phones at that time, not because of the design, but the UI...that first 4.3 inch phone with microsoft OS was amazing...that UI was the most beautiful from HTC IMO, that weather animation and lots of cool things. Eveybody wanted a HTC because of the UI....I thinks they lost that touch.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 07:01 9

6. babyk (Posts: 323; 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: 315; 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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