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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One: Army of two

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One: Army of two - read the full textTwo phones carrying such a weight of expectations that one would think they’d have no time and energy to worry about each other. The Samsung Galaxy S4 has to outsell the S III and the HTC One is...

 

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I have the S4 and I love it; if someone prefers the HTC One that's fine too. A lot of things about Samsung S4 seem to be purposely ignored or misconstrued in the media. For one, the HTC One is rated bad by iFixit with a score of 2. The Samsung Galaxy S4 has one of the highest ratings ever (higher than iPhone) wiht a score 8 for repairability. As far as crashes, the Samsung line have the highest score of any Android phones, with a score of .07, which is about 60 percent LESS than the iPhone crash score of 1.6 (when using iOS 7.1). On a personal note, I love the display, the SD card and replaceable battery, none of which are offered on the HTC One. I prefer the sound quality for music and videos on the HTC One, but that's about it. There's a reason Samsung have the highest customer satisfaction scores of any Android device. One last side note: I bought my S4 at exactly the same time my brother bought his HTC One. He still loves his one, but even he will admit after 6 months it began to look dinged up and shabby. My S4 still looks the same as it did the day I bought it.

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  • 2014-03-28 15:37
  • 7BBm

I think Samsung s4 is better! HTC one used to be my dream phone but when I tested htc one and s4 in the mall, it seems to be s4 is better in terms of camera and accuracy..

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  • 2014-03-07 03:43
  • K7gL

I would like to have the market price also with the mobile phones.
Otherwise it is a great one.

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  • 2014-02-27 10:00
  • 9DBT

> In reply to Nikhil TechFreak @ 2013-10-15 10:42 from uubR - click to readYes I totally agree as I own a S4

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  • 2014-02-27 06:28
  • Ibxf

> In reply to Adnan @ 2013-11-24 09:14 from Hkq3 - click to readI gave the S4 and brother-n-law has the HTC it wins hands down!!

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  • 2014-02-27 06:26
  • Ibxf

S4 beats htc one on that

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  • 2014-01-20 06:36
  • rJMt

Please gsmarena.add listing miracast capability feature to your reviews.it will greatly help in making right choice and easily differentiate between phones with ordinary Dlna(direct file share) and mirroring( screen wifidisplay).Too bad for Samsung devices because miracast function is locked in to Samsung wifidisplay Hub unlike Lg,Google play edition devices etc

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  • 2014-01-11 12:50
  • N9@T

all i can say is..noone give a explantion of why you prefer the one or s4...i have the s4 and i can't say im happy with all this features..noone of them are real usefull and to work correct must be a boring way of founding out in what position you have to stay look or move..i believe we all use the phones for facebook,bronswing,games,music..thats the most use that i do on my phone atleast..i like the screen on my sg4 and it's bigger than the htc but the body its not that good,i don't like the baterry i change it atleast 2 times each day and i can't say im doing h3avy use of it..i might play games 10min each day..and bronswing the internet 2-3 hours with some calls thats 30-35 % on my baterry..i believe htc one it's gonna have similar results on baterry test while it have 300m less..so both have some extra features,for some is the reason to buy for some it,s not..for me nothing moves me to change to buy or sell and get the other one..the g2 makes a littlw difference now in the market with good dimension and big screen but again have a bad plastic body..as for the inside im not to much beanchmark guy..all of these phones have.powerefull prosescors but it's up to the companys of how gonna use it..samsung is destroying what they made with sg2..htc got some good advance from the past and lg looks to doing smth for first time with the updates

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  • 2013-12-30 13:41
  • HBq7

I have this fone...everythng abt it is soo cool!! But the camera...:-( :-(

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  • 2013-12-22 05:38
  • ftIM

Ok! After reading all the commen ts out there..
I'll prefer HTC one over Samsung galaxy s4.. :)

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  • 2013-11-24 09:14
  • Hkq3

I love my htc one it's amazing and better than any s4

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  • 2013-11-10 08:35
  • g54y

Htc one

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  • 2013-11-03 02:27
  • bJfh

> In reply to superanonking @ 2013-07-31 14:40 from iid@ - click to readI think I love s4 for now even though I have both phones

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  • 2013-11-01 14:03
  • ftKc

> In reply to LoveAndroid @ 2013-03-27 02:11 from QXPR - click to readRight. If HTC add 13 my camera to HTC one then it will be the best.

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  • 2013-10-21 06:27
  • PEqf

S4 the best. Try it you will not unhappy.

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  • 2013-10-21 06:26
  • PEqf

S4 Has got only useless features except some...
htc one has got features that are very very useful...
air gesture - not that useful but can show some arrogance
s- voice - poor
s-health - excellent
dual capture - avg
and also these gestures wont work all the time(refer any youtube review)
video highlights- good
boomsound- awesome
htc zoe -excellent
blinkfeed - depends on the person


and also s4 is laggy but htc one is the fastest,snappiest android phone ever....

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  • 2013-10-15 10:42
  • uubR

Heyo GSMArena! I have 2 things to say..

First, I have never checked out a review like this. It is very extensive and you have projected a non-bias attitude towards these 2 androids. This has reeeally helped me to choose the best phone for me. Although, I was originally leaning towards one of these androids in the beginning and have decided to stick with that choice!

Second, you guys seem very professional and I appreciate your work. Whether this is your career or not, it has helped me and I am grateful. :)

This may sound dumb but when I am looking to purchase a new phone, I am quite picky. I will observe different options, play with the phones, ask questions, check reviews, then think about it for a few days...annnd most likely repeat all of those steps again. Some would say I think too much..

Anyways, I tried a different approach this time. Picked these 2 phones yesterday, asked some questions, then read 2 reviews today(this one being the second), and I am sold on the android I want so thank you so much for the information. You guys are rad!


PS-With so many people dissing the opposing phones or trying to prove that one is WAAAAY better than the other for whatever reasons, I hope that my comments on this post are constructive. If I were to take all that time to do my research and write a review for the world to see, I would love for people to tell me how I did or what I could improve on.

Have an excellent day! ;)

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  • 2013-10-03 20:21
  • Q$hV

S4

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  • 2013-09-16 07:48
  • KIG{

imagine S4 with htc one body, throw in sense UI and boomsound.. now thats a phone that i would buy.. but an htc one with an s4 body? hahahaha no way! so enough with the debate, HTC One's "premiumness" wins!

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  • 2013-09-11 08:25
  • 9x0e

http://www.eisa.eu/award/32/eu...13-2014.html

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  • 2013-09-09 12:17
  • na0$

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