shubham yadav, 18 Sep 2013I am not an expert. I am just helping out some people who have certain queries as i have done ... moreshubham your given analysis is perfect and near to correct in all aspects but i want to know performance of s4, is there any over-heating issue while charging or moderate to heavy use?
like i used s2 for three years and it was a superb phone touchwiz is really practical but i lost my phone when it eas overheated and god knows why it is not repairable.
please advise is s4 has overheating issue or signal strength problem?
I am not an expert. I am just helping out some people who have certain queries as i have done much research on them. My favorite topic is htc one vs s4 as it took almost one month for me to decide between both of them. i am putting the results or the summary of what i found out. i will try to be as much unbiased as i can.
Strictly speaking, there is no absolute winner between these two. There are so many factors varying between them. see, people have different choices and requirements so their 'better' can be different than yours. also its important to note that there are 2 major variants of s4, snapdragon and exynos i will call them s600 and octa respectively.
design and build: htc one takes it away by a huge margin. it not only looks better, but also feels better.
ergonomics: s4 is the winner, it has smaller size, is thinner but yet packs a larger screen, bigger battery and removable back. this is a huge plus for s4.
screen: personal preference but most people will find s4 screen better because of saturated colours, bigger display and sky-high contrast. the screen of s4 can show 97% of RGB colours compared to some 67 68% of one. also it displays much better whites(source: displaymate)
performance: the octa wins by a great margin. for gpu, all 3 are almost equal but comparing cpu on geekbench 3, octa:2330
the htc one ui is smoother but you can make s4 very fast by doing some tweaks in settings.
camera: in daylight, htc one stands no chance, not even close to any one s4. in night though, the htc one gets ahead of s600 but is almost equal to octa in night mode.
ui: i like touchwiz as i want functionality over better design. in touchwiz, you can do more on anything and everything is very neatly organised. but thats a personal choice.
audio: htc one wins it. its just ahead of octa and a tad ahead of s600. the speakers are great
so you can see the differences and there is no clear winner. but i can make it easy for you.
for a common man new to android/smartphones:
htc one> octa> s600 as he just wants basic features andhtc one delivers them swiftly and has eye candy ui and design
for a somewhat advanced user(not so advanced):
octa>htc one>=s600 as he will tweak the settings of s4 and he will efficiently use the hardware and camera etc.
for a geek, highly advanced user:
octa>s600>htc one as for him, hardware matters, not the design and he can utilise the whole potential of octa hardware.
i didn't compare some aspects like battery life and features but let me tell you that for normal people, battery life lasts one day for all of them and s4 has insane no. of features but you won't use many of them often.(i use them but i assume many people won't).
have a good day. sorry if the comment was too long but it couldn't have been shorter.
Nnyoana, 18 Sep 2013Google it yourself and you'll see that HTC One is the best phone in 2013 with many accolades u... moreYou have been so wrongly mislead. Octa core version of s4 is the best mate. It's much closer to snapdragon 800. And if all 8 cores are enabled then it's going to wash out every phone again. Htc one is only good in looks. Most of the video comparison on the Internet are based on snapdragon 600 version of s4. You need to do alot of research mate. You have been mislead by someone or something.
Nnyoana, 18 Sep 2013You'll regret it S4 is disaster choose between HTC One or Experia Z.disaster? Yes htc one is disaster with no micro sd slot and non removable battery. It is not easily repairable , ifix proved that .xperia z is another disaster with washed out screen ,back glass panel problem and water logging issue .you enjoy , both craps.
Nnyoana, 18 Sep 2013You'll regret it S4 is disaster choose between HTC One or Experia Z.shubham yadav- "the expert" what do u say ?
we have s4 ..works ok .. htc one may be better -but dont know - we r due soon for anather upgrade handset -think we shall wait for google nexus 5 -due soon ..pity self appointed fanboys and trollers muddy the issues ..
shubham yadav, 18 Sep 2013the i9500 has wolfson DAC. It produces a much better sonic experience than a qualcomm chip in... morewow! thats great!! thanks so much! now im on a right track. . hehe thnks for the info!! gonna get one now!
Gr8 phone I have ever seen.. even best thing is we can change back cover and give a premium look. I normally change it at every 6 months and my phone become new with new look.. That is advantage to have Samsung phone.
AnonD-187581, 17 Sep 2013can any1 say that can i buy s4 or not......s4 is good or bad You'll regret it S4 is disaster choose between HTC One or Experia Z.
pwins etuemi, 18 Sep 2013S4 rocks try n get yoursGoogle it yourself and you'll see that HTC One is the best phone in 2013 with many accolades under its belt.
vinod, 18 Sep 2013which is the best phone in sony xperia x and samsung s4.plz somebody tel me. I prefer samsung s4 cause it has many uncompared features to xperia z..nd im a s4 user
vinod, 18 Sep 2013which is the best phone in sony xperia x and samsung s4.plz somebody tel me. go for samsung galaxy i9500 s4
which is the best phone in sony xperia x and samsung s4.plz somebody tel me.
Anonymous, 17 Sep 2013camera quality is poor...not at all satisfied as per price of the phone..Anonymous, you never own a S4 how can u say the camera quality is poor. See this