scorpio, 30 Aug 2013Thanks for the detailed reply. You have really put the cat amomngst the pigeons. I know all si... moreI want to explain things in a simple way :
HTC One launched with 4.1 and got 4.2.x very recently.
GS4 on the other hand launched with 4.2.x.
Samsung always provided better and faster updates to the devices compared to HTC.
Finally , I want to speak about everyday usage :
-HTC One has wake up button is at TOP of the screen.So you must definitely use both hands to unlock the device EVERY TIME .You must reach to the top corner.
On GS4 , you can wake up device using wake up button on SIDE or center physical home button.This can easily be done with single hand.
Or you can wave on the GS4 screen to unlock as well.
-HTC One has a weird 2 button layout compared to GS4's 3 button layout at bottom.
-HTC One battery life < GS4 battery life.
Not to forget the fact that HTC One takes longer time to charge fully (it doesn't have latest technology to charge fast).
It takes like 3-4 hours to charge from 0%
-One doesn't have SD-slot for Media and also no removable battery.It also doesn't have removable back shell.
So if it gets scratched , you must live with it forever.If backside scratched on GS4 , you can always replace it with a new panel.
-Daylight performance and "details" are far better on GS4 camera while One is only good at low light.Daylight photos lack detail.
-Design of GS4 is more user friendly with nice smooth edges compared to One.Even heat is more on One due to metal body.
Both heat up but GS4 feels less heat due to plastic body.
shubham yadav, 30 Aug 2013atleast one person here knows something and just not trolls here writing all B.S. By the way,... moreWhat I expressed here was my honest and humble opinion according to my experiences, without bashing or disgracing for any brand. I havenít any BSc, MBA or PhD in technology. But I know functionally how each phone is performing. Thatís because my brother owns a phone store. Therefore I have the experience with almost every phone which available in the market right now.
Itís true that Xperia Z has the best display. Itís more natural and vibrant. Although its protection itís protection is not good as Gorilla Glass. Itís coming with the Shatter & Scratch Proof glass. Did you check the Xperia Z Ultra Triluminos display? Itís just fantastic. If you havnít Xperia Z to verify it, at least look at a display comparison between S4, HTC One and Xperia Z on YouTube. . Then you can verify the validity of my statement through your own eyes.
Anyway thank you for your time to read and feedback for my comment.
Have a nice weekend!
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Honest-User, 30 Aug 2013Before you are going to make your purchasing decision, may I give you a advice?
Please don'... moreatleast one person here knows something and just not trolls here writing all B.S. By the way, let me tell you one thing that I am not a fool and was not giving him technical specifications but the real life usage results. Really htc one is faster if you use s4 like a fool and don't configure it properly. but if you are an advanced user, you can configure phone settings, disable some apps and use it according to need. This all makes s4 lightening fast and it even beats htc one of my friend. also many people put excessive load on s4 by enabling all the features and this would definitely make it slow often leading to lags.
if you do me a favor, you can read 6 or 7 pages of this forum and you can verify my knowledge. see, I researched fore 2 months specifically for s4 vs htc one. which to choose and now I am happy that I made right choice 'for me' , I pretty much respect htc one but I think you are slightly mislead. xperia z had by far the worst display made by Sony. The panel quality is bullshit and black levels are pathetic.
also s4 has 2 versions out of which i9500 is really better and faster. It also had a better camera and audio.
please note one thing. It's an advice. Never trust other sites than gsmarena.com or cnet. They write bias and contain personal opinions rather than actual tests. gsmarena reviews are having scientific tests and hence they are quite reliable.
also for screen comparison, don't ever see a YouTube video as you will see it on a lcd monitor which will favour htc one. Go to a shop and check.
The screens is really a tough call but s4 takes it add you can change settings of screen( natural or oversaturated), also amoled have better blacks and very wide colour gamut and sunlight legibility. but both screens are great and hence are on par.
I am happy to have an intelligent interaction with you.
First, I'm a Nokia 5800 XpressMusic user 5 years ago till now and it's still performing great but I'd like to change it with an android phone with high end specifications but with a compact size or it can be used with only one hand and I'm afraid of Samsung Galaxy S4 to be very huge in my hand. Can anybody tell me how huge is it in one hand and if it's huge, is the mini version of it a good alternative phone or it has a bad battery life? Thanks in advance :)
Your reviews are totaly baised and its pretty evident from your deviations ..you bouth an S4 but you hate it,you r using xperia and you wanted to buy HTC One..S4, is a brilliant Phone. Right from its Battery to the features it has.It all depends upon the way you are using your Phone..whichever it may be..its Camera is The Best.UI is flawless .The phone is Intelligent and can sense users actions be it with the apps or the hardware(camera,sensors etc..)So far its processing is concerened..S4 is superfast..games,apps all get loaded in blink..I own an S4 & seriousl..M in love with it..People here are buys in Banding ultimate Devices like S4 as a trash..may be u should really buy an S4 and stop being a liar
tillharbi170, 29 Aug 2013I think I can get the Samsung Galaxy S4 but I wish I could afford that but somedayHello bro, i would lyk 2 tell u one thing, pls don't buy this phone its a trash, often heating abnormally, battery draining very quickly,camera lacks clarity even with 13 mpx, only apps but soon u will bored of tat. Just go for windows or any other phones but not android. K ,.
Nivrrit, 30 Aug 2013My gs4 was dropped from a height of 4 feet and surprisingly display was broken. What can i do nowHa ha haaaaaaa REST IN PEACE UR DEVICE. Bro everything is completed so throw it into a trash can tat's wat u can do with your device man.
Hello bro, i would lyk 2 reminds u one thing, i bought this phone for Rs40000. So Samsung is giving duplicate product for 40000. You have now revealed the truth, tnx bro but don't compare Nokia with Samsung.because Samsung is a trash. Nokia is best, i come to such conclusion only after using this Galaxy S4 trash
scorpio, 30 Aug 2013Thanks for the detailed reply. You have really put the cat amomngst the pigeons. I know all si... moreBefore you are going to make your purchasing decision, may I give you a advice?
Please don't make decisions merely upon the Benchmark Scores, Technical Specifications and the Internet Reviews. Just make the decision according to your real-life experiences. I'm currently using the HTC One. 3 months ago before I bought the HTC One, my final decision oscillate between the HTC One and Galaxy S4. I've read lot of reviews regarding the HTC One and the S4. Not all those reviews are bias and there are some good and honest reviews either.
When I read reviews regarding the HTC One at the first point they have been highlighted its bad camera and the S4 they have been highlighted it's over heating and lagging.
When I read those articles, I saw manny of them had mentioned that S4 is faster than the HTC One. But according to my hand on experience I felt that HTC One is quite faster. Check the following link
When comes to the display I encountered that The HTC One has a good display, but not the best. I saw the Xperia Z has the best display. However the best display among the HTC One and the Galaxy S4, I will definitely choose the HTC One. Check this
If we talking about the camera, choosing the clear winner is arguable. I saw many reviews (even the GSMArena) had highlighted the HTC One cammera is bad. But trust me It's not that bad the way they show. After comparing with the S4, I was surprised with the results. However the HTC One photos are lack of zooming when compared the S4. Finally with the HTC One you can take a perfect photo in the day-light as well as in the low-light. You can choose the best camera by comparing with these two phones.
Then move to the additional features HTC One Good in hardware wise such as frontal dual speakers, HDR microphone with super Call clarity and good Beatsaudio music output. While S4 has software based features like Gestures, S health, S Voice, group share and many more.
There are other things to discuss too like "User Interface". I'll leave it you to choose the best UI, HTC Sense or Samsung Touchwiz. Do your own research.
Finally I don't want you to believe me the way I've said here. However soon after you had experience with these two phones you will understand the validity of my conclusions. Until then, anyone can call me a troller, pervert or whatever thing.
* If you want a phone with a bulk features buy a Galaxy S4.
* If you want a overall good entertainment phone buy a HTC One.
* If you want a phone with great display and water resistant buy a Xperia Z.
That's what I can say to you.
My gs4 was dropped from a height of 4 feet and surprisingly display was broken. What can i do now
I bought thi phone recently after studying the user opinions in this site. Really all are fake comments i now find tat most of them are android fans so they all post gu comments. So i warn all guys and peopl who wanna buy mobiles don't take the opinions of this site because i decided to buy Nokia Lumia 920, but after reading this entire opinions in this site i took Samsung galaxy S4 . I have wasted my money . Always heating abnormally,battery drains only 5hrs of stand by. Restarting often with no reason. Only plus is apps bit wat can we do with apps Without a gud performance ? The camera is not lyk 13mpx,its lyk 3 mpx, with dots and grains in low light. But my friend owns Nokia Lumia 920 its awesome in low light camera is superb just 8mpx.
My gs4 was dropped from a height of 4 feet and surprisingly display was broken. What can i do now
shubham yadav, 29 Aug 2013It all depends. as a phone , i9505 is better than htc one in many aspects such as screen( bett... moreThanks for the detailed reply. You have really put the cat amomngst the pigeons. I know all sites have trollers but when i look at HTC one it is full of compliments and happy users. I then look at S4 and there appear to be many grumbles about lagging and hanging and switching off etc. So no wonder I'm confused. I currently have an S2 and on the whole it has been good although certainly not without it's problems and I have been grateful often for a removable battery when the phone has frozen at times. Had an HTC Desire before that and its' greatest problem was lack of storage.
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2013front camera should be more megapixelsfront camera is good in s4 and I think 2mp is enough for full hd video recording. after all Front camera is for video calling. It's not a Chinese cheap phone which just want to show more specs. It's not really needed.
Kkiran, 29 Aug 2013Well firstly am a girl. I lost patience with the phone. The picture quality of the 12mp camera... moreplease read my comments for befire replying. Now i am going to tell the result of expert reviewers. so they are true and I can verify them by my phone.
first of all its 13mp and is much better than your xperia.
The battery life of s4 is beget than xperia z.
Samsung and Sony service centres are good in India.
It's a phone for advanced users. If you want simple expedience, but an iPhone. but I think all the basic things are very easy to access. the 2 finger swipe for quick settings, tabbed interface for settings. It's all very well managed for users of you give your time to get accustomed
the keyboard has swiftkey word prediction and is much better than any other keyboard on android. I loved xperia keyboard in my xperia u but this is awesome. number keys just above qwerty is a fantastic idea. It also has enough settings in settings menu.
With your comments I have a tingling diubt that u didn't own an s4. you didn't even give it time to get accustomed. anyways its your choice in the end and xperia z is a good phone.