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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One


Samsung Galaxy S4

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a smartphone with Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system. Among its major hardware components it features a CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 of 4 cores at 1.9 GHz, which is able to move the software smoothly thanks to 2 GB of RAM.

To store photos, videos and installed applications it has an internal memory with a capacity of 16 / 32 / 64 GB and microSD Expansion slot.

If we focus on other more visible details, we must say it has a Super AMOLED screen of 5 inches with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

For photography functions we have 13-megapixel camera in the back of the device with video recording @ 1080p and LED Flash, and a 2-megapixel Front camera.

Regarding the connectivity features and device communication systems we have: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, GLONASS, Infrared, NFC, 4G / LTE, USB and MHL. And last but not least, we can not forget the 3.5 mm Headphone Jack or the sensors required for some features of the smartphone: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Light, Compass, Barometer, Temperature, Humidity.

The battery of the device is 2600 mAh, which along with other hardware and casing gives us total dimensions of 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm, while the weight is 130 grams.

Finally, Samsung Galaxy S4 costs approximately $599 in its SIM free version.


The HTC One runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) con HTC Sense + HTC BlinkFeed out-of-the-box. As for the technical side we can speak of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor with 4 cores running at 1.7 GHz frequency, which will be responsible for executing applications smoothly with the help of a RAM of 2 GB.

Touch screen IPS on this smartphone has a diagonal size of 4.7 inches, with a native resolution that reaches 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Another important feature on any smartphone is the internal storage capacity, and in this case we have 32 GB. To take photos it has 4-megapixel BSI (HTC UltraPixel) rear camera with LED Flash and video recording @ 1080p, and a 2.1-megapixel Front camera.

Moreover, the connectivity of the One is composed by Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, GLONASS, Infrared and NFC, including some features that are not present in all smartphones, as can be FM Radio, 4G / LTE, MHL and sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Light, Compass. On the side we found a 3.5 mm Jack for headphones and USB.

This terminal has dimensions of 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm with a total weight of 143 grams, and the battery has a capacity of 2300 mAh.

Pricewise, the HTC One SIM free can be found in stores from about $639.

Specs and Price Comparison

Samsung Galaxy S4HTC One
Operating systemAndroid 4.2 (Jelly Bean)Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) con HTC Sense + HTC BlinkFeed
Screen5 inch4.7 inch
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels1920 x 1080 pixels
Pixel density441 ppi468 ppi
Bright-481 cd/m2
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 600Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
Cores4 4
CPU frequency1.9 GHz1.7 GHz
GPUAdreno 320Adreno 320
Internal storage16 / 32 / 64 GB32 GB
Expansion slotYesNo
Memory Card TypemicroSD
Rear cameraYesYes
Rear camera sensorBSI (HTC UltraPixel)
LED FlashYesYes
Rear camera resolution13 megapixel4 megapixel
Rear camera video recording1080p1080p
Front cameraYesYes
Front camera resolution2 megapixel2.1 megapixel
Front camera video recording1080p1080p
4G / LTEYesYes
FM RadioNoYes
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Light, Compass, Barometer, Temperature, HumidityAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Light, Compass
Battery2600 mAh2300 mAh
Talk time17 hours18 hours
Standby time350 hours500 hours
Dimensions136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm
Weight130 grams143 grams
Price599 $639 $

Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy S4

  • Screen (5 inch)
  • CPU frequency (1.9 GHz)
  • Expansion slot
  • Rear camera resolution (13 megapixel)
  • Battery (2600 mAh)
  • Dimensions (136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm)
  • Weight (130 grams)
  • Price (599 $)

Advantages of the HTC One

  • Pixel density (468 ppi)
  • Internal storage (32 GB)
  • Front camera resolution (2.1 megapixel)
  • FM Radio
  • Talk time (18 hours)
  • Standby time (500 hours)
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