For those looking for an Android Smartphone with all of the latest features and best overall performance it is quite likely that the choice comes down to getting either the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the HTC One.
Both of these phones are quite advanced and they have many similar features. There are however, some significant differences that should be considered when deciding which mobile phone is the perfect one for your needs.
When it comes to screen size and display the Galaxy S4 has a bit of an edge. The 5 inch AMOLED screen is larger and has great contrast. There is little visual difference between the two, but larger is actually better when it comes to the display on ones handheld devices, including mobile phones.
While the Samsung has a slightly faster 1.9 GHz processor the 1.7 GHz processor in the HTC One is also a whiz. It is unlikely that most users will be able to tell the difference between the two because most tasks done on a mobile phone will be quite fast and smooth with either device.
When it comes to storage it is hard to choose. The Samsung S4 has the edge for those who like to move files quickly from device to device because of the ability to use a MicroSD card for extra storage.
That said, the HTC One comes in a 32 GB and 4 GB version with the 32 GB phone being offered for the same price point as a 16 GB Samsung. The Samsung thus has an opening in its body while the HTC is a solid bodied phone.
Speaking of the phones’ bodies, the Samsung continues to be made out of plastic, something that critics have complained about as it has a cheaper feel and seems far less durable than the unibody aluminum outer shell of the HTC One. Like the differences in storage capabilities this will come down to personal preference.
The Samsung line features phones with user removable batteries. The HTC One has an embedded battery that has to be changed by a technician. If you have had the misfortune of having a battery die long before you are ready to purchase a new device you understand the advantages to the Samsung design in this case.
The Samsung S4 does feature the latest Jelly Bean version of the Android operating system which is only slightly different from the version that comes standard on the HTC One. Google is slated to release a new Android version named Key Lime Pie fairly soon and no one can predict how quickly either Samsung or HTC will be able to allow users to upgrade.
Both of these Android Smartphones are quite advanced and offer users a chance to have modern technology in the palm of their hand. For most users personal preference will determine which model will best fit their needs.
There are Samsung loyalists and HTC loyalists that will never even look at the
other brand. The best way to compare is to go into a dealer and do a side by side comparison. Which phone do you think will win out when the two are compared in hand, side-by-side? Let us know in the comments section bellow.