I had an S3 since about 8 months ago and I now have an HTC One. I think it's the best phone I've ever used. Of course, it's not perfect. But the deciding factor for me to get it over the S4 are the design and speakers. To me, the only REAL advantage of the S4 are the camera and the removable battery. The camera of the One is not bad enough to really go for the S4. And as for the battery, an external powerpack solves that problem.
Hey, just like with your wife/husband, do you really want to see an ugly thing when you wake up in the morning... or do you want to see a thing of beauty? You decide.
Anonymous, 17 May 2013To all naive trolls...mostly Sony and HTC.
Weather you like it or not the S4 is obviously w... moreDespite of how good Galaxies may be, the looks is terrible, i hate it and gonna hate it till they make a more serious design and premium materials. The only samsung which i loved was galaxy s giorgio armani which was damn overpriced back then, just because was the only which didn't look like shit. So an Htc one or Xperia z would be far better than s4, even if have more weaknesses. People buy expensive Prada and Armani things just for the looks, and a phone is an accessory which you are so often seen around with. If s4 was a polished design of sgsga it would be a winner.
5" screen in a chassis the size of htc one? and is thinner than htc one?
try to beat that...!
Anonymous, 14 May 2013Well HTC flagship the One has nothing but fat lie about their so-called innovation. Unibody... moreAre you okay my friend? Somebody here said that sammys S4: 64 gb is a lie, and out of 16 gb you get just 9 gb because 7 gb are occupied by system , so who lies now ?
To all naive trolls...mostly Sony and HTC.
Weather you like it or not the S4 is obviously way better. That's just simple fact. But it's expected. Samsung is a top end chip and electronics producer. They makes some of the best stuff and many companies use the parts and chips. It's not some conspiracy to make you hate or become enraged with jealousy. Yet everyone wants to hate and be jealous. Samsung suck this or that. Z better this or One better that.
Like were whatever you like. Variety is amazing and just because S4 is better does not meanwe are saying others are bad, ddon't come close, or that you have to prefer/get it. It's just got more hardware software development weather you can accept it or not.
It's also not ugly weather you can except that or not too. And in fact while it's not the best looking around the simple rounded shape looks pleasing and works in your hand. From the front it's easily better looking than the Z. Design is preference though. Nor is polycarbonate cheap weather you are mature enough to accept that fact either is up to you. Same as the rest of the facts you all can't face. And frankly the Moto Droid Razr is the phone for looks. It beats them all by miles.
Hands down fact is it's better, not ugly, not cheap, and it's features are absolutely not useless. Dual camera, No touch answer calls and text, work with glove, remote, video pause/play. They are convenient and handy. And like it or not that Amoled screen can do everything the LCD can and more. It's only a few percent of 100% accuracy.
To the Sammy trolls. There really is not many. It's mostly jealous haters. And Sony trolls have reached isheep status. First the few there are though you need to stop going around giving others a reason to falsely bash and accuse.
all hail the great plasitc S4, you are like a god of all phones with your premimum plastic, hopefully I can soon trade in my car for all plastic model due to fear of aluminimum, no more automobiles, aircraft, trucks, railway cars, marine vessels, bicycles for me due to fear ,return my nintendo and no more donkey kongs out of fear, no more pop cans due to fear, remove antenna from tv now no more tv out of fear,had to remove heat sync from ps3 no more sly cooper out of fear, no more outer shells of consumer electronics out of fear, also cases for equipment photographic equipment out of fear, you win S4 is best phone ever becuase is noes not use very extreme danger super danger aluminimum due to fear :(
unknown 5, 16 May 2013Yes aluminimum is such a Hazordous meterial, OMG please stay far from all pop cans and million... moreMillions of what ? I don't know about others but if I had to make an inventory there's almost no aluminum things I touch on a daily basis, safe place here no need to worry about it.
Yes aluminimum is such a Hazordous meterial, OMG please stay far from all pop cans and millions of other items that will hurt you so bad to be in contact with, u have serious issues trying to hate on HTC
[deleted post]And according to sales rates there's plenty more people that like plastic over aluminum, S4 just sold out over 6 million units in just 2 weeks.
And from 400 millions cellphones sold worldwide in Q1 2013 more than 350 millions are made out of plastic. See you have no idea what people like the most.
I haven't touched neither yet, but i expect s4 to be of slightly better performance and more things you can do with it, however regarding both are more than i need powerful devices, of course i would choose htc one, it looks gorgeous, it has excellent metal cover, its feel in the hand is awesome, yes, the looks is important for me.
HTC One IS EVERYTHING YOUR PHONE ISN'T:
* Aluminium unibody with zerogap molding while still maintaining strong wireless signal.
* Ergonomic curved back to fit your palm perfectly and ensure better grip and feel all-around.
* BoomSound stereo front speakers with Beats audio for a rich and full sound experience.
* Dedicated amplifiers for headphones and speakers for clear high sounds, rich mid and strong bass.
* HDR microphones to capture full sound from high, mid and low frequency.
* UltraPixel camera that lets in 300% more light with Wide-angle lens and fastest shutter speed.
* Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)and 5 level flash LED for a perfect shot in the dark.
* Recessed camera to reduce the chance of damage and protects from scratches.
* 88° Wide-angle 1080p front facing camera with HDR, easy acces and timed capture.
* ZOE photo-manipulation and picture taking with 3 second vid; remove object, always smile, ect..
* A gallery brought to life with highlight reel and ZOE automaticly stitching together 30 vids.
* BlinkFeed keeps you updated with things you like glancing your home screen in a blink of an eye.
* IR blaster to control your TV and provide you a guide with recomendations and reminders.
* Automaticly adjusting output frequency regarding the ambiental noise for better call clarity.
* Intuitive, fresh and easy to use Sense 5 to make your phone look stylish, young and professional.
Power key on the top left of HTC One is the worst place it can be; and no physical Home button as alternative to wake up; HTC One not for me. When I compare this with S4's amazing list of geeky things, One feels like a feature phone.
the wolfson dac on the s4 makes beats audio sound like an am radio.
you want powerful bass and clean crisp treble? wolfson dac is for you...
Leha, 15 May 2013HTC camera is shit.it seems u dont know any about one`s camera..
there z no demand of htc one in my country coz it was announced even before S4 n still is unavailable here n therefore most of the people who planned to buy one are buying S4 and thus galaxy S4's demand is increased to such a high level that samsung has decided to manufacture the device here itself... poor htc one... rest in peace... just like ur companies previous devices... hope u make aluminium phones in future too so that if today u announce ur device, it will be available on the next year when other companies will announce their next flagship :p;) its a no wonder y u r a failed company despite having good products...
Look, a third viewpoint. I looked at the S4, HTC ONE ( my choice ).Then looked at the LG Optimus G Pro. She's like the really tall girl back at University. Smart! Great manners. Saweet. Great build... And once you get to know her,really fun! So what's not to like? Glad I took a closer look. AT&T had the G Pro for 199. - my old smartphone ($100). So all of a sudden, for$117.21 ( tax incl ) I have a very SERIOUS 5.5inch screen Snapdragon 600 Smartphone. With 2013 specs. Life IS Good.