Today we’re going to talk about the first HTC One and Samsung’s Galaxy S4, two handsets that were released in the first quarter of 2013. The two devices come with some great specifications and features, but we’ll talk about them below and let you decide which one is best for you.
The HTC One measures 137.4×68.2×9.3mm and weights 143 grams, featuring an aluminum back, curved on the edges and which has two thin lines at the top and bottom. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is thicker, measuring 136.6×69.8×7.9mm and it weights only 130 grams, while its body is made entirely by plastic. The frame is painted in silver, but we suggest you to buy a cover for this device, because the frame will peel off and look horrible.
The HTC One sports a Super LCD3 display of 4.7-inch with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 469 ppi and it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2. On the other hand, the Galaxy S4 has a larger Super AMOLED display of 5-inch supporting a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 441 ppi and it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The HTC One features a Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 chipset with a quad-core Krait 300 processor clocked at 1.7GHz, an Adreno 320 graphics card and 2GB of RAM. The Galaxy S4 has an Exynos 5 Octa 5410 chipset, which is powered by an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core Cortex A15 processor clocked at 1.6GHz and a quad-core Cortex A7 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, a PowerVR SGX544MP3 graphics card and 2GB of RAM.
The HTC One has been released in two internal storage variants of 32GB and 64GB and, unfortunately, it doesn’t support a card slot for storage expansion. On the other hand, the Galaxy S4 comes in three internal storage variants of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, but you will be able to expand it up to 64GB using a microSD card.
The HTC One sports a disappointing camera of only 4MP that’s found on the rear side of the handset and features LED flash, OIS, autofocus, geo-tagging, face detections and a secondary camera of 2.1MP that can be found on the front side of the device. On the rear side of the Galaxy S4 we find a primary camera of 13MP that features autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, HDR, face detection, touch focus and on the front side of the handset you will notice a 2MP secondary camera.
HTC One comes with a battery of only 2300 mAh which can’t be removed. The Galaxy S4 has a more powerful battery of 2600 mAh that you can replace.