For customers considering buying the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the HTC One, here is a face off of the specs on the two devices. The comparison could help readers to make a more informed decision.
Design and Display:
The dimensions of both the devices are very similar; the Galaxy S4 comes with 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm dimensions and weighs 130 grams. The HTC One comes with 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm dimensions and weighs slightly more at 143 grams.
It terms of screen size the Galaxy S4 has a slightly bigger screen - the 5 inch screen renders a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution. The HTC One comes with a 4.7 inch screen and also renders 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution.
Hardware and Operating System
The Galaxy S4 comes in two variants in terms of hardware - a Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 or a quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, the chipset is Exynos 5 Octa 5410. The HTC One also comes with a Quad-core processor with 1.7 GHz Krait 300.
Both the devices run on an Android platform. The Samsung Galaxy S4 works on the 4.2.2 Jelly Bean version and the HTC One works on 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, which is upgradable to the 4.2.2 version.
Perhaps the most important distinguishing factor between the two devices is the camera. The Galaxy S4 comes with 13 MP camera with autofocus and LED light, the secondary camera is 2 MP.
The HTC One comes with 4 MP primary camera with similar functionality as the S4 and a 2.1 MP secondary camera. The camera reportedly has problems when taking pictures in low light conditions, some users have complained of a purple colour on the pictures. HTC will reportedly release a software update to solve the issue.
The Galaxy S4 comes with a Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery, giving the user a talk time of up to 17 hours on a 3G network or music play of up to 62 hours. The HTC One comes with a Non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery with a talk time of up to 18 hours on a 3G network.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 is available for a price of $ 659.95 for the 16 GB variant from MobiCity and the 32 GB variant is available for $ 899.95. The HTC One 32 GB variant is available for $ 659.95 and the 64 GB variant is available for $ 839.95.
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