Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One


This is our first smartphone comparison and we just had to start it with one of the most difficult choices one had to make this year- Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC One? We shall tell you detail by detail and which is better at what? And of course the end we hope we made it easier for you to choose.


This one is the easiest to decide. HTC One’s aluminium against Samsung Galaxy S4’s polycarbonate- HTC One takes this one easy. For starters- it is made from premium aluminium. When you hold it you can get that feeling of having your money worth. And when you are paying something as high as Rs.40000 you will obviously feel happier holding an aluminium body against a polycarbonate. Also the back of HTC One is nicely curved and sits better in your hands compared to Samsung Galaxy S4. So yeah, HTC One clear winner in design.


This is one of the toughest one. HTC One has a 4.7 inch full HD Display whereas the Samsung Galaxy S4 has a 5 inch full HD Display. The pixel density on the HTC One is slightly more- 469ppi against Galaxy S4’s 441ppi. But a human eye can barely distinguish that much of a difference. Both the displays are simply beautiful and you just want to go back to it time and time again. Viewing angles are equally awesome. This is a tie. Has to be.


Samsung Galaxy S4 does a really good job in natural lighting conditions but it stands no chance against the HTC One in low lighting conditions. The detailing of pictures that we get from the HTC One’s camera is just too amazing. But HTC One’s colour saturation is not so great, they look really undone and dull compared to Galaxy S4. A huge point here is the camera software. Samsung has made available tons of options for the lens from changing the ISO and the complicated stuff to different dedicated modes. The drama shot is the only one which I would say lags against the HTC One’s motion capture because in S4 you can’t really select which ones to keep but in HTC One you can. Overall Samsung Galaxy S4 takes this one. The photos come out more colourful, better resolution, average detailing and yeah great software to back it up.


Oh the things Samsung Galaxy S4 can do in this forte cannot be matched by HTC One. Samsung Galaxy S4 has amazing features. Some of make less sense but some are just amazing. Like the Smart Stay which comes handy while you are reading it won’t lock the display, it knows when you are looking and it keeps it illuminated. The Smart Pause will automatically pauses your video while you are looking away from the display and play it for you when you look right back. One of the features that does not make sense- waving your hand across to see the time or receive a call, I mean why do you have hands? Some are really helpful really. HTC One’s overall UI seems great. Blinkfeed kind of a Flipbaord where you get updates from your apps. It does not have anything fancy. Samsung Galaxy S4 runs Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean and HTC One runs the Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Samsung uses it’s TouchWiz UI and HTC- Sense. Samsung Galaxy S4 takes this one.


Samsung Galaxy S4 easily knocks the HTC One out of the park on this one. Galaxy S4 features a Octa Core processor and the HTC One a Quad Core 1.7GHz processor. The catch is- only 4 cores in the GS4 work at a time, one for basic use and one optimized for gaming. Benchmark scores reveal Samsung Galaxy S4 bullies the HTC One with much better performance. Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One both have 2GB of RAM on board. HTC One’s internal memory is 32GB/64GB with no external expansion whereas Samsung Galaxy S4 can be expandable to upto 64GB. HTC One has a better battery life with 470h of standby compared to Samsung Galaxy S4’s 360h. Samsung Galaxy S4 takes this one.
Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One Comparion Chart

Final Verdict

Both are giants, powerful and beautiful. But Samsung Galaxy S4 has the edge over HTC One. HTC One’s design, speakers and lots of things are simply stunning but the Samsung Galaxy S4 is just loaded with amazing stuff and is a powerhouse. HTC One vs Samsung Galaxy S4 goes to- Samsung Galaxy S4.


Author: Sinha

Passion and Inspiration drives my life and I get them both from technology. Getting to write about it is an absolute bliss. The bliss comes from people reading what you want to convey. There is nothing better for a person than his views to be heard. I am a music, tv shows, movies and technological enthusiast.

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