The Samsung Milky Way S4 is hither therefore we've looked at how it compares to the HTC's One smartphone. Read our Samsung Milky Way S4 vs HTC One comparing review to notice out more.
The Galaxy S4 is the Samsung's latest flagship smartphone for 2013 but how does it stack upwardly against the well-received HTC One? We investigate inward our Samsung Milky Way S4 vs HTC One comparing review.
Despite a chip of a delay, the HTC One has launched inward the Great Britain in addition to inward a calendar month the Milky Way S4 volition live released for some fisticuffs. See also: Samsung Milky Way S4 vs Milky Way S3 comparing review.
If eyeing upwardly these 2 heavyweight Android smartphones therefore this comparing review volition indicate out the differences which volition assistance you lot determine which is the correct ane for you.
We haven't seen the Milky Way S4 yet but nosotros tin give the axe accurately compare it to the HTC One based on specs, in addition to equally park we'll throw inward our observations in addition to opinions.
Take a human face at the next 2 articles for to a greater extent than details on each smartphone:
HTC One review
Samsung Milky Way S4: details, what you lot ask to know
Samsung Milky Way S4 vs HTC One: Design
At ane indicate Samsung's phones were defendant of looking also similar to the iPhone, but amongst the Milky Way S4 in addition to HTC One it's the latter which looks to a greater extent than similar Apple's smartphone. The HTC ane has a squarer human face but amongst rounded corners in addition to a curved back. Meanwhile, the Milky Way S4 has a to a greater extent than rounded pebble-like blueprint similar to the Milky Way S3.
See also: Samsung Milky Way S4 vs Apple iPhone v comparing review.
Materials are quite unlike since the Milky Way S4 uses a predominantly plastic ready but the HTC One has an iPhone-esque combination of drinking glass in addition to aluminium. HTC's smartphone has a uni-body blueprint in addition to the Milky Way S4 has a removable bring upwardly cover.
If size in addition to weight is of import to you lot therefore it's the Milky Way S4 which comes out on locomote past times at 7.9mm in addition to 130g. The HTC One is 9.4mm in addition to 144g, according to our ain measurements.
Samsung Milky Way S4 vs HTC One: Screen
Things are similar inward the hide department. As predicted, the Milky Way S4 has a 5in display amongst a Full hard disk drive resolution of 1080 x 1920. The HTC One also has a Full hard disk drive resolution but on a smaller 4.7in. See also: Group test: What's the best smartphone?
Going purely on numbers, the HTC wins hither since its pixel density is 469ppi against the Milky Way S4's 441ppi. In existent life this departure is non noticeable past times the human eye. Put simply, these are 2 of the best displays on the smartphone market.
Technology inward purpose on each telephone does vary, though, equally Samsung uses SuperAMOLED spell HTC employs Super LCD3. We haven't seen the 2 side past times side therefore can't comment on which nosotros intend is better.
Another tyke departure is that the Milky Way S4 uses Gorilla Glass 3 which its maker, Corning, says is upwardly to 3 times to a greater extent than harm resistant than Gorilla Glass 2 which the HTC One offers.
Samsung Milky Way S4 vs HTC One: Processor
The HTC One is our electrical flow tape holder inward the GeekBench 2 exam amongst a score of 2721 cheers to its 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, quad-core, 1.7GHz processor amongst 2GB RAM.
When nosotros heard the Milky Way S4 was coming amongst an octa-core processor nosotros thought, that volition live our novel tape holder. However, the Great Britain model volition come upwardly amongst the same Snapdragon 600 chip. It's clocked slightly higher at 1.9GHz in addition to there's 2GB of RAM therefore nosotros withal await it to vanquish the HTC One, but non past times equally much equally it could have. Each has the Adreno 320 GPU therefore at that topographic point should live trivial departure here.
We'll select you lot benchmark results from the Milky Way S4 equally before long equally nosotros larn our hands on it.
Ignoring benchmark results, it’s a similar province of affairs equally the hide – both are at the real locomote past times cease of the smartphone market.
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Samsung Milky Way S4 vs HTC One: Storage
It's swings in addition to roundabouts when it comes to storage. There're to a greater extent than models on offering from Samsung equally the Milky Way S4 comes inward 16GB, 32GB in addition to 64GB capacities. HTC offers exactly 32GB in addition to 64GB for the One.
However, you lot select to pay to a greater extent than for less – the 16GB Milky Way S4 costs £629 SIM-free spell the HTC One costs around £510 for the 32GB model. The Milky Way S4 is the only ane amongst a microSD card slot which swings things dorsum Samsung's agency somewhat. (See also: Samsung Milky Way S4 toll inward UK; Milky Way S4 Great Britain network availability.)
There's no obvious clear winner hither equally it depends on personal needs. I would personally rather pass less for the 32GB HTC One, going on storage alone.
Samsung Milky Way S4 vs HTC One: Cameras
HTC has gone inward novel direction amongst the One's camera. The Ultrapixel photographic television set camera is only 4Mp inward resolution but captures 300 pct to a greater extent than low-cal than a regular smartphone camera. We flora the photographic television set camera to live goodness in addition to particularly inward depression low-cal situations.
HTC's bold deed makes it pretty hard to compare amongst the Milky Way S4's 13Mp photographic television set camera which nosotros await to live a goodness camera. Each bring upwardly photographic television set camera tin give the axe tape video inward Full hard disk drive 1080p quality.
Things are almost identical inward damage of front end facing cameras betwixt the Milky Way S4 in addition to HTC One. They select 2Mp in addition to 2.1Mp cameras which tin give the axe each tape video inward Full HD.
Results are fundamental hither therefore human face out for our Milky Way S4 review soon.
Samsung Milky Way S4 vs HTC One: Connectivity
There's zippo to separate the HTC One in addition to Milky Way S4 when it comes to connectivity. Both offering what nosotros await from a high-end smartphone: dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, NFC, microUSB amongst MHL output, GPS in addition to back upwardly for 4G LTE networks. Plus they both select infrared for controlling your TV in addition to other gadgets inward the home.
Samsung Milky Way S4 vs HTC One: Software
Both of these smartphones run Google's Android Jelly Bean, albeit slightly unlike versions. The HTC One comes amongst 4.1.2 (upgradable to 4.2.2) spell the Milky Way S4 volition send amongst version 4.2.2.
More in addition to to a greater extent than smartphone makers are using a to a greater extent than in addition to to a greater extent than vanilla version of the Android interface therefore nosotros would tell that software is non an surface area of dandy difference. However, the HTC One in addition to Milky Way S4 select modified versions therefore this is non the case.
Samsung's TouchWiz user interface is largely the same equally previous versions therefore fans volition probable desire to stick amongst it. HTC has gone a trivial crazier amongst Sense 5.0 including the BlinkFeed which sits adjacent to the regular homescreens in addition to a completely unlike app bill of fare in addition to recent apps layout to other Android smartphones.
Each trouble solid offers enough of their ain apps in addition to services which you'll only notice on their handset, also therefore this surface area is worth investigating in addition to trying out for yourself therefore you lot tin give the axe run across which of the 2 you lot prefer.
Samsung Milky Way S4 vs HTC One: Battery
It's the Milky Way S4 which has a larger battery at 2600mAh, which is removable if that's of import to you. HTC's battery is smaller, at 2300mAh, in addition to non-removable. With similar pith components nosotros would await the Milky Way S4 to larn farther on its battery although the clock speed of the processor is higher therefore the departure may non live huge.