Today Samsung Galaxy S4 was unveiled in New York, so far from the views and reviews it’s a big fail compared to the HTC One introduced by HTC only a month ago. Why? let’s see
We all know what’s our first preference is. Camera! Let’s see the Samsung Galaxy S4’s camera. It’s a 13 Megapixel camera. But is that a good thing? I don’t think so. HTC One in the previous year introduced ImageSense technology in its smartphones which gives photography with your phone a new edge. Also with HTC One they busted the myth of ‘More Megapixel better picture’ by introducing Ultrapixel technology which gives you 300% more light and better photos! So HTC One is clearly a winner in camera technology.
Samsung Galaxy S4 might have a bigger screen coming with 5” inch and HTC One with 4.7” inch screen but is that enough? Apparently not. According to famous formula by the late pioneer Steve Jobs, its the pixel density that matters. HTC One has a Super LCD 3 with 461 ppi screen whereas S4 only has 441 ppi Super AMOLED screen. So clearly HTC One wins here too.
HTC One was the first smartphone to come with a full Aluminium Body, something that previously was known to be impossible but HTC did it! Whereas Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a .. uh .. plastic body.
Weight of S4 is 130grams whereas HTC One weights around 143grams. So yeah, this is the only place where S4 might be a bit better.
Sound & Music:
S4 doesn’t have any special sound features with a single speakers whereas HTC One features dual speakers HTC BoomSound with Beats audio.
HTC One features Music player with live Lyrics and visualizer, whereas Samsung here gives a lot of options like sharing music with up to 8 other S4 phones and similar other features.
HTC One introduced BlinkFeed which is live tiles on your home screen from several of partners and news feeds like Engadget etc. and make your experience more fun with phones, whereas Samsung S4 haven’t introduced any such feature.
Both use Android 4.2 Jelly beans so its a tie there.
Both have 2GB Ram BUT HTC One has Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core 1.7 GHz processor whereas S4 has 1.6GHz EXYNOS 5 Octo processor, while the trend is to reduce the number of processors to reduce power consumption because smartphones don’t need that much power anyway, so it looks like Samsung is just running in the opposite direction.
Samsung Galaxy S4 have a lot of other little features like scrolling by tilting your phone, multigaming, Air View and S health. Also, if I present review from CNET while I was watching their live feed during their Launch, their female presenter was pretty pissed off at them at how they presented their launch and commented:
“They just lost all their female customer”
and thought that the launch was very offensive about women.
Well, there it is, that’s all I can explain how Samsung Galaxy S4 is a fail in front of HTC One. The decision rests with you.
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Update (Reviews from top technology blogs):
CNET: “.. just as we’re disappointed every time Apple gives us the smallest update to the iPhone, the phone fan in us would have liked a dash of revolution with our evolution. The S4′s new features are divertingly gimmicky, but not particularly dazzling or useful, and the whole package is wrapped up in a body that’s all too familiar.” - Rich Trenholm
Engadget: “..We attempted to run Sunspider on the device to get a sense of browser performance, but the test just seemed to loop. Quadrant ran just fine, though, giving us a score of 8,892 — a result that falls far below that of the One and Optimus G Pro (both packing Snapdragon 600), but falls in line with the Droid DNA and One X+…” - Joseph Volpe
IBNLive: “.. it’s hard to point to anything that will set the world on fire in the new phone, revealed on Thursday at an event in New York. The S4 has what you’d expect from a new smartphone: a bigger screen and a faster processor. It may prove to be unfortunate that didn’t stop there when it presented the successor to its hit Galaxy S III, because the phone has a grab-bag of features that don’t come together as a pleasing whole.” - Peter Svensson
TechRadar: “..many will struggle to tell the difference between the S4 and its predecessor, as the polycarbonate chassis is still in use, although the metallic banding around the side, while still plastic, is much sturdier and feels more premium.” - Gareth Beavis