Well done GSM ARENA for a very good comparison between these two Android beasts! I am a little disappointed that the HTC One came out second best in a number of the tests but having owned a Galaxy S3 for the last year or so, I would love to now upgrade to the HTC One.
Having spent £500 to purchase the Galaxy S3, I hate the fact that it feels like a toy. The hyperglaze finish is so smooth that it is almost impossible to use the S3 without a cover.
With the S3 I feel compelled to use a cover because when I am not using a cover, I notice that paint is chipping from the (faux metal) edges and it is also very easy to drop due to it's (very) smooth finish.
This debate about build quality reminds me of Macbook Pro versus the countless Windows machines that have far greater specs but are let down by the build quality and finish.
I have a Macbook Pro and even in a room full of high spec Windows machines, mine still elicits envious looks.
When the spec differences are so minor - I know which device I would prefer to have!
PS: For the HTC One; Don't worry about no toggles in notification bar. Simply download "Power Toggles" from Google Play and Pin the "widget" into the notification bar - Job done!
Anonymous, 27 Mar 2013Hey boy, Xperia Z don't even come close to these two superdroids, but you're allowed to dayd... moreJust watch the comparison pictures at the 2nd page no one will think s4 or one is superior.. See the ugly backs of s4 and one eh yukh pathetic fan boy :-D Z is the best among these. And it's selling like hotcakes.
AnonD-126031, 27 Mar 2013HTC One doesn't stand a chance in front of Z... It looks like BB-Z10, yet you say that it has ... moreHaha, you're so funny. If your xperia was better than the one, this article would be between sgs4 and xz.. Your xperia can compete with sgs3 and htc butterfly.
HTC lost the battle marginally. i thought it would be more of another one sided duel. well done HTC. i was really worried with the battery. But its also close to S4. now i have no doubt in my mind getting the One, to rule them all :) looks, build and design is more important to me than just some gimmicks.
please make camera comparison of indoor/outdoor with galaxy s4 photo taken at 4mp resolution,to be fair comparison
Anonymous, 27 Mar 2013Hey boy, Xperia Z don't even come close to these two superdroids, but you're allowed to dayd... moreHTC One doesn't stand a chance in front of Z... It looks like BB-Z10, yet you say that it has the best design... You're pathetic like HTC one... Man, Xperia Z has the best design... Don't speak, if you've not had it on your hand... Also One's cam bows in front of Z's cam... Noe has the worst cam for a flagship... Now go daydream about one... Mark my word... Z's now selling like hot cakes... Then S4 will come to top... One will stay in shelves unsold...!!!
psysect, 27 Mar 2013One's camera is pefect.
http://www.youtube.co... moreTake a look at this please.
It cannot even beat the Lumia 920.
Stan, 27 Mar 2013I don't really agree that the SIV is smaller than the One. And I've seen many sites state it..... moreThe S4 is 1.4mm thinner than the One, which matters more than small differences in height and width.
Anonymous, 27 Mar 2013this links you give are embarrassing, they show quite the oppositeSorry but which one your mean ??
in all this clear one is best..
Anonymous, 27 Mar 2013what site? because none from what I read has praised its performance regarding photos...it's b... moreI posted it some them u don't see it?. .plus it u can search and read more and more in pureview club.com..to many other clip in youtube is ready for prove this case..
anonymous1, 27 Mar 2013One has higher pixel compare with s4, i think i will choose one instead of s4~:)lets see... you can notice the screen size difference... you cant notice the pixel density difference.... If that's why you would go the one i would have another think...
A lot of but hurt Sam fanboys here. I got a One and its amazing, I'll be getting a S4 too. Hardly any of you can form an opinion on the One till you've used one and when you do, you'll be blown away by the screen, speakers and design. Nothing gimmick about it, its brilliant and I've been a big HTC hater in the past. This phone is beautiful.
One has higher pixel compare with s4, i think i will choose one instead of s4~:)
Is it true that the S4 does not support Bluetooth Tethering like the S3 does?
S4 blows htc one in every way, but I was horrified to see samsung have dropped the RDS Radio on the S4. WTF.. This alone is a deal breaker for me. I will stay with my S3. still the best all ropund phone... samsung u gonna regret this..
neJANIS, 27 Mar 2013I really don't understand how in this case bigger display is advantage. 4.7 is too big and 5 i... moreI am sorry, but S4 is smaller and thinner having a bigger display area. In what universe is that wrong?!!!!
Seen from an objective standpoint; I declare the Galaxy S4 to the the better phone. Period!
I don't really agree that the SIV is smaller than the One. And I've seen many sites state it... It's 0.8 mm shorter but 1.6 mm WIDER. Noone mentions that. Of course it's 5 vs 4.7 inches but I'm talking about the dimensions of the body regradless the screen.