Peter, 22 Mar 2013I can clearly see the camera difference. S4 is significantly better than the Xperia Z. Dam it ... moreBoth Cameras us the sony Exmor RS sensor :). But it does depend on the post processing. The S4 pictures did look more vibrant though. Its a difficult one!!! xD
AnonD-7433, 21 Mar 2013People who are saying that the S4 are using cheap plastic should really get educated. First of... morePolycarbonate has many grade levels. There's polycarbonate that's used for cheap drinking bottles. While it is true that the material is used for some aircraft parts, it's use is mostly limited to relatively low-stress applications. Also, I doubt whether the same high quality, aircraft-grade polycarbonate is used for the S4. So don't go on citing the F-22 Raptor everytime there's mention of S4's plastic covers, as if they're the same thing. One thing is certain, polycarbonate costs less to produce than aluminum or glass.
AnonD-7433, 21 Mar 2013So, aluminum or glass body would be nice, huh? Ok. But tell me that again after you dropped yo... moreThe Xperia Z's front and back panels are glass covered, yet it is one of the most durable phones out there. An aluminum unibody also looks and feels more premium, not to mention offer some durability. But you miss the whole point of my comment. Clearly, you need to read again, and try to comprehend better.
After seeing numerous reviews on galaxy s4 octa version the quadrant score was around 11000 as for htc one it was over 12000, as for camera features like eraser and zoe actually samsung stole them from htc.htc is the better Device In My Opinion Specially Its 4g Version, but Still Wow Air Gestures and Split Screen On S4 I Have to See Both Devices On Hand To Decide Omg Its Hard Help Me Pls ;))
Samsung have put a bigger better screen, the most powerful chipset, and bigger removeable battery in a casing smaller than the S3. That statement alone says it all. I've never liked the Samsung design, but along with its relability, there is not competition.
I can clearly see the camera difference. S4 is significantly better than the Xperia Z. Dam it :D I want the Xperia Design and water, dust proof with S4 specs!!!
But I guess will have to choose S4 for the specs and suffer the design for couple of years.
this is certainly the best site reviewer without any bias and hate under the hood..
sams*ite, 21 Mar 2013Samsung don't innovate at all. All they do is copy. they copied iPhone's design look and fe... moreSamsung Gs4 looks nothing like iphone.. An who cares about the slide unlock feature anyway? How long does someone spend admiring their lockscreen? And as for the pinch to zoom every touchscreen phone has that feature so why is Samsung the only phone maker you are calling a copycat? Go troll somewhere else kid
Why would you want aluminium anyway. Looks good.. but scuffs easy.. where as the plastic will scuff but its harderr to see any marks. . End of the day most people would put a plastic or silicone cover on it. So does it really matter? In my opinion GS4 FTW! Not saying the HTC is a bad phone in anyway.. I think the Samsung has a slight edge. To the person that was going on about copying idea's. . Every manufacture in any sector is always copying something from someone.. in order to do it better thats the only way too compete. Who invented dvd? Toshiba... now tell me who makes the best dvd players? Toshiba ? No. There are many manufacturers out there known for superior picture quality like oppo. So apple might of been the brains behind our typical smartphone design of today. But we are now in the process of seeing them been overtaken by companies that can do it much better than them.
AnonD-116273, 21 Mar 2013samsung vs htc :
- htc better than samsung in phone ui
- htc better than samsung in phone ... moreYou are right , samsung copy the monochrome weather icon from htc , and the weather clock from lg ( not htc ) , the samsung s clock the almost the same design of lgs , but you must remember , it seems that all copy from each other , for example , look to the 4 docks on lg , those almost the same icons of samsung docks , HTC make its main menu ( sense 4 ) horizontally ( swyping to left and right ) , like samsung main menu .
The past year as I red samsung make a better ui when coming to functionality , but HTC still the best ui when talking about nice graphics and looking , and you like a brand or prefer it over another , it's back to you , and it doesn't mean that the brand you like is the best one , for me I like htc very much , phones are beautiful if looking or materials , the ui is amazing , but I prefer samsung phones , despite they looks bit ugly , and using cheap materials , but they are more stable , and use less ram , and less power , and battery almost bigger than competitors from htc , and those are more important for me and for most people ( so why do you think samsung sells more phone s ).
Anonymous, 21 Mar 2013How many average consumers care about SD card? is that a joke, there was a pole at some review... moreand don't forget the only plastic on sgs4 is the battery door, which you can always buy a aluminium door,,, and several colors and designs ;)
Anonymous, 21 Mar 2013Actually most would choose the iPhone, not the S4. Just saying. And both phones have something... moreHow many average consumers care about SD card? is that a joke, there was a pole at some review site and almost 90% of people wanted an SD card support, so i dont know whether your just being a fanboy or trying to sound serious. Removable battery is not as important, but most people would prefer a removable battery if given the option.
Better camera? you mean better in low light, but then again GS4 has not been tested yet.
Better design, so meaning if i prefer the design on the GS4 it means im wrong? lol...
Better UI? ummm touchwiz has more features in it just to let u know, you cant speak for everyone on what they like the best
Speaker is better on the HTC ONE, but thats about it really.
So in conclusion, SG4 wins in features, better size (5inch and lighter), better durability (plastic with gorilla glass 3 vs aluminium), better battery and better updates... thats alot already... and when you said 'better quality' u mean the design and what's It's made of... so SG4 wins in overall user experience and functionality, and thats what phones should be, not the design since you can always add pretty plastic covers and in real life, nobody cares about designs i know this because i had my GS3 for 6 months now and not one person told me the design looks bad.
theslayer, 21 Mar 2013you are all but assumptions... u dont even own HTC One.I second your opinion but thats not really the issue here.
I don't know why you hate the design of GS3, i really like it, not the best out there but it's great. Anyway all smartphones end-up in a case so choose a nice one and that's it. Am I going to upgrade to GS4? certainly i will (and i will give the GS3 to my wife :P), and i will enjoy the 2GB RAM, more power, better camera, amazing screen, bigger battery, MHL 2.0.
why choosing GS4 than others (Xperia Z or HTC one) simply because we get upgrades and releases way before others not to mention that it will stay supported for at least 2/3 years, and because of other great features such as SAFE, S Visa Wallet, group play, etc... and the most important thing to me is size of the phone, a device with a 5" screen that is smaller, thinner and lighter than a device with 4.7" screen.
And for those who are saying most people will go for IPhone, loooool, every time i show something on my phone to an Iphone fan, he just freeze in place just by looking to the screen of my GS3, so what do you think they will do when they look to the new amazing FHD 5""???
Anonymous, 21 Mar 2013So in a phone store, theres a choice between htc, sony, samsung, nokia and other brands... of ... moreActually most would choose the iPhone, not the S4. Just saying. And both phones have something in commmon- they are made by companies that outspend their competitors in MARKETING by the tenfold. Again, the GS4 does not beat its competition in anything except with potentially battery life, sd card slot and removable battery. How many average consumers care about the sd card slot and removable battery? About 5%? The One has a better design, better camera, better speaker quality, and better UI but I'm sure at the same time the S4 will outsell it and it won't be because of quality.