The sensor of the camera on the HTC One is not MegaPixel, is UltraPixel
Joey8, 30 Mar 2013Original source is iFixit
iFixit is an authority site in the mobile repair area, else other... moreHTC One only using Gorilla Glass 2, whereas S4 is using the newest and strongest Gorilla Glass 3.
Since HTC One is unrepairable, good luck to the ONE user. Take good care of your screen ya!
i am also abit disapointed by the lack of ios and narrow field of view in the s4 .. is that why the video quality is not as good as the htc one??. it looks little more crisp but when taking still picture the S4 is the winner i reckon.
For people that want the samsung but still want wider field of view you can buy a wide angle camera lens for smartphones or other lenses like macro fish eye etc . they are really small and dosn't take mouch space so if you record videos and shoot alot of pictures this is a definitely upgrade you wanna do anyway to your smartphone.
i'm not sure i understand the upscaling or downscaling in the camera comparison where it show the htc one is significantly noisier than the s4 imagine. however, I view the full size image of both side by side on my laptop and i think the htc one is on par with the s4. the s4 color is more vibrant and the htc one color is colder (however appear more natural).
also, the wider field of view of the HTC one is a big plus as you can fit more people into your shot. I have this huge issue everytime trying to take shot of my whole family.
You are wrong regarding S4 speed of taking photo. HTC One is slower than S3, so it is no way near S4.
Below is quoted from a Singapore HTC ONE user (after one month test usage).
- Battery life is pretty average. For a heavy user like me, it will not last thru a day without charging. Camera performance is good. It still lose to Samsung S3 in terms of the shuttle speed. It's comparable to iphone 5.
- I'll upload photos soon. Auto focus is working as intended. However, tapping the screen will not take the photo and you have to tap the camera button to snap. This is one peeve, plus the fact that it does not have the hardware shutter button. One handed use is pretty hard. While texting and moving my thumb to the top (notification bar), I do risk dropping the phone. No such problem with the s3.
- There're some paint "chip" on the body already. Not exactly chip but something you get when you rub metal against other objects. No scratches on the screen yet. And yes, I use the trial set raw.
You can ask him question: http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/htc-user-group-212/htc-one-thread-formerly-known-m7-4082270-77.html
thachad098, 02 Apr 2013how come the S4 wins the camera round? if you need to take 10 shots to get 1 great then the mo... moreI disagree
The speed of S4 taking 10 pictures is about the same as htc taking 1. It is fast (S4 Doesn't take 10 seconds to snap 10 photos LOL). 1 second and 1.5 seconds not much different. In order to have only 1, S4 has the option to choose the best among the 10. Isn't that great? Just like the wedding photos, the photographer take as many pictures as he can and let you choose the best to make up the album that has memory that last a life time. The key here is SPEED and CHOICE.
Moreover, htc one 4UP (It actually a 4MP) camera is about 8MP and below camera equivalent. The image background is blur. If you already using a phone with 8MP camera, HTC One's camera definitely is not an upgrade for you. See below review to understand why HTC one loose, as it is a marketing gimmick. They are just giving you the same (8MP and below camera) with a different representation to save cost # http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/review-htc-ones-camera-tested-updated
We are talking about a flagship phone here. HTC still giving you a 8MP equivalent with a different name. You call that an upgrade or innovation? Especially when comparing with S4's 13MP? If you guys are so happy, I think Samsung better just offer S4 with 8MP. Again somebody will say, hey NO innovation! Just the same as S3. See the point?
"You see the Samsung Galaxy S4 won more of the key battles today"
S4 is clearly the winner... again.
One will be good for dedicated Sense users.
Others should get the Samsung because it's just the best overall phone still...
One big point that makes Samsung stand tall compares with the rest that most user didn't realize when choosing a mobile is continuous UPDATES for Firmware and Android version.
Samsung keeps updating not only their latest models but their older models too. This is very important. Sadly it is generally lack in other brands.
- Galaxy S2 (2 years old) still getting Jelly Bean 4.1.2 update till today.
- Galaxy S3 gets the features in Galaxy Note 2 when it launched last year.
- Galaxy S3 will also gets the features in Galaxy S4.
Will your 2 years old HTC phone continue to get updated? The answer is NO. Based on HTC history, it only update the latest model, then it moves on.
HTC phones (especially the flag-ship model) shell life is extremely short compare to other brands. This makes HTC phone value drops very fast. No second / resell / trade-in value. How do you feel that your new phone is being replaced so fast with a newer version in just 3 to 4 months, like the HTC Butterfly? Hey! Your phone is out-dated! When out-dated, no premium feel any more. Especially when your friend is holding the newer one and showing off to you.
Think twice about HTC.
bcw, 01 Apr 2013i say HTC deserves a mention as the first (once again) company who brought the ultrapixel tech... moreHahaha! When? year 2018. And when they do the megapixel would be 30 and htc 13 LOL! it would still be crap just like now.
Joey8, 30 Mar 2013Article for Point 1,2 and 3. http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/review-htc-ones-camera-tested-upda... morePoint 1 & 2. Yes, with 13MP, u have choice to downgrade the size whenever u like.. BUT, nobody or maybe just 1-2% people will select lower than 13MP since the phone has 13MP. that is why iphone dont need to select pixel size while in camera mode. my point is, megapixel doesn't affect quality..
Point 3. I dont read the article because I already using it and tested myself with HTC One, Butterfly, Motorola RAZR, iPhone.. in low light, seriously pics taken with One is absolutely awesome, much much lesser noise compared to other mentioned above.
Point 4. HTC One is just what i need because more than 50% of the S4 new features, I don't use it.. such as air gesture, s-voice, s-translator and more.. :)
Were the HTC photo's taken with the new camera firmware? I hope not because I think they look kind of bad.
The HTC one photos on a couple of other sites look heaps better but they do have phones with the new firmware.
how come the S4 wins the camera round? if you need to take 10 shots to get 1 great then the moment that you want to capture would have already passed or the subject would no longer be in the mood. i smell bias
DylRicho, 01 Apr 2013Sure, the Samsung wins but not by much. I'm also disappointed as to why the HTC One S wasn't i... moreWell, Samsung usually has all the best features of all it's rivals combined as they are "inspired" by and incorporate the best features of others! For example, the glove n nail usability of the S4's screen is "inspired" by the Lumia 920 screen! So from the perspective of a potential power buyer, I reckon the Samsung phones usually provide the best value 4 money as u get most of the sought after features in a single package! However, I'm shocked how Samsung put in a lens with such a narrow FOV and both stills n vids come out wth such a narrow perspective, which is even drastically smaller than the S3! They should have provided better OIS, vid HDR and a wider lens instead of just bumping up the megs (13MP is quite cool, but I'd take a wider lens with a 8MP shooter any day). Most of the benchmarks released so far r for the S4 variant with the Snapdragon 600 chip! The S4 with the Exynos 5 is the real deal and should blitz every other device by a huge margin and will be in a class of it's own both in performance n battery efficiency!
Hey guys did anyone considered buying the asus padfone infinity, great phone though.