Samsung Galaxy S4 Vs HTC 1 – Which One to buy ??

After the official launch of the new flagship device from Samsung the war between the high end smartphones of different companies has been waged once again. Prior to the launch of the Galaxy S4 we have seen the launch of different powerful smartphones from LG, Sony, HTC etc and so the comparison between all these devices is quite important  before the users loosen their pockets going with one of these. In this article we are comparing the flagship devices from two smartphones giants viz, HTC and Samsung. This battle for the glory between the two is surely is gonna be quite interesting, so let the game begin :)


HTC 1 Vs Galaxy S4 : Processor & Performance

Processor id the very first aspect of any device that people tend to know for any device. Processor being the most important component of the smartphones, the numbers actually matter very much here. More the clock speed of the processor better the processing and the performance.

The HTc 1 boasts a 1.7 Ghz processor with a  Snapdragon 600 chipset based on Krait 300 cores being the latest and the obviously the most efficient in the line. The snapdragon 600 is accompanied by ADRENO 320 GPU and an integrated CPU for the best processing and graphics display.

The Galaxy S4 will be shipped with  Samsung’s proprietary octo-core Exynos 5 Octa SoC, based on ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture. The octo-core chipset actually is based on two sets of quad-core processors meant for specific tasks. It encloses four Cortex A15 cores at 1.6 GHz used for the tasks that require more processing power and four Cortex A7 cores for the basics tasks, this configuration is basically meant to improve the battery life of the smartphone. The USA version of the device will have the quad-core configuration due the issues of the Octa-Core chipset with the LTE, clocked at 1.9 GHz

Winner : Samsung Galaxy S4

HTC 1 Vs Galaxy S4 : Shooters

The cameras on the smartphones have somewhat eaten up the camera market in the gadgets. These high end smartphones are equipped with most stunning cameras and awesome to capture every moment in detail everytime.

The HTC addresses it camera as the Ultrapixel which has a 4 MP camera with BSI sensor and f2.0 aperture. The HTC 1 can let in 300% more light than a ordinary comparable 13 MP camera which means a better picture quality in the daylight. With the Zoe as the HTC call it you  can capture up to 20 stills and a three-second video, making sure you get exactly the shot you wanted.

Front-facing camera of the HTC One has a 2.1 megapixel sensor, 88 degree aperture and full HD video recording support.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is equipped with 13 MP primary camera with with autofocus, LED flash and Zero Shutter Lag. This camera records the videos in full HD and is also capable of taking HQ images. The rear camera of the Galaxy S4 has hell lot of features and modes to take images like HDR and panoramic mode. The S4 features Eraser which helps to remove unwanted objects from your picture scene, Cinema Photo –  creates a photo where selected objects move, while others freeze and many others that were also present in the S3.

The Galaxy S4 sports a 2 MP front camera for the video calling tasks capable of recording full HD videos at 30 fps.

Winner : None, draw.

HTC 1 Vs Galaxy S4 : Display

The displays of the smartphones have become issue of respect for the High end smartphone manufacturing companies. Every time a new mobile is launched we get to see a more High resolution screen, better ppi and lot other features.

The HTC 1 has the highest resolution screen that we have encountered in any of the of the Android Smartphone till now with a stunnin pixel density of 468 ppi. The HTC One packs a 4.7-inch Super LCD3 display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, Gorilla Glass 2 protection which is more than enough for display of a smart phone.

The Galaxy S4 on the other side has the typical Samsung 5″ Full HD Super AMOELD display seen in the most of the recent devices from the Korean manufacturer. The device has a resolution of  1080 x 1920 pixels thus providing the device with a high pixel density of 441 ppi. The Super AMOELD display provides the best display in terms of brightness and contrast but the color production cannot be said to 100%, while the super LCD 3 display as found in the HTC 1 provides the best user experience under the daylight.

Winner : Once again a Draw

HTC 1 Vs Galaxy S4 : Build and Design

With the devices getting bigger and bigger their design and the weight is gaining the utter importance, the sleek and skender devices are being loved by the people whereas the overweight devices stand nowhere in the competition.

The HTC 1 resembling the iPhone 5 design is 143 g in weight and measures 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm while . The HTC 1 has attractive and an innovative design made of the metal chasis, but the flagship device’s design looks a bit similar to iPhone 5.

The 5″ in display device weighs a mere 130 g and has the dimensions 136.6 mm tall, 69.8 mm wide and only 7.9 mm thin, Galaxy S4 surely is way ahead of the HTC 1 as even with a bigger display it weighs 13 g less than latter one. The new boy from the Samsung still does not come up with any new design and is more or less similar to the previous devices like S3 or Note 2 with a physical button at the bottom of the device and two capacitive buttons which do not appear unless illuminated.

Winner : Galaxy s4

 HTC 1 vs Galaxy S4 : Price

As we call them the High-End devices from the beginning and when take a look at the prices of these smartphones they are actually top-notch.

The HTC 1 launched a few months back was tagged the price of $800, but now it is selling at a street price of around $710 -$730. When we see the price tag of the new Galaxy S4 it leaves our mouth open wide costing around $850, but we believe as the mobile come to the market it may sell the price similar to the HTC 1 or a few $s higher than that.

Winner : Draw

Final Conclusions

In our comparisons of the two to-notch smartphones, the Galaxy S4 is many folds ahead of the HTC 1 getting ahead in most of the technological aspects. But the HTC 1 is also a very capable devices unless we don’t get into the comparisons and so  the HTC lovers might find the device “the one” for them.

Do you agree with our comparisons of the smartphones ..?? Do you have something to say …. ?? Do comment

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  1. Jay says:

    I would choose the S4 because its the best smartphone to date with tons of cool and useful features for connectivity and multimedia needs.

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