Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One

We all know that Samsung and its Galaxy Series have been game changers in the Smartphone and Android World and HTC One Series always been source of new technologies. Both HTC and Samsung are big players in the smartphone market and both of them have released their new flagship devices also. Samsung has recently revealed Galaxy S4 in NYC and we must say that it isn’t entirely different art piece. While HTC launched its HTC One smartphone with technologies like Zoe, Sense 5.0 and many more.

samsung galaxy s4 vs htc one

Both the titans have launched their respective phones with top notch hardware and new technologies. So in order to know which one is better Galaxy S4 or HTC One we did small comparison between them. Are you ready for Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One ? Here it is:


In Design I personally like HTC One much more appealing that Samsung Galaxy S4. Samsung has used plastic for the Galaxy S4 while the anodized aluminum on HTC One may set a new benchmark for smartphone design.

Both the devices have same height but HTC One is 2 mm narrower and about 18 percent thicker. [divider]


Display of every device always gives physical exposure to device. These days full HD (1080p) displays are essentially standard on high-end mobile phones. Well Samsung Galaxy S4 packs a 5 inch full HD Super AMOLED Display with resolution of 1,920×1,080 pixels at 441ppi. On other hand HTC One stand out with 4.7 inch LCD giving resolution of 1,920×1,080 pixels at 468ppi. Now from the specs its clear that HTC One have edge over Galaxy S4 but its not much bigger.

But still winner is HTC One.[divider]


As we all know Hardware is the spinal cord of any mobile device and without better hardware its not easy get sales. Here both, the Galaxy S4 and HTC One packs best hardware available. Both the devices are powered by a Qualcomm’s latest quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor but Galaxy S4’s run at 1.9 Ghz (US Variant) and HTC One’s at 1.7 Ghz, giving 40 % better performance than the Snapdragon S4 Pro processor.

International variant of the Galaxy S4 have Exynos 5 Octa processor running at speed of 1.6 Ghz while HTC One runs on same processor. Both he devices are fueled by a 2GB of RAM.

According to Geekbench benchmark results HTC One device turned in a score of 2,632, and the Galaxy S4 on the same test recorded 3,163).

So its clear that Galaxy S4 is way ahead of the HTC One.[divider]


As Hardware is getting boosts with launch of every device similarly Cameras get regular updates to improve their quality. Both the devices have different type of cameras, HTC One uses Ultrapixel and Galaxy S4 comes with Megapixels. The Samsung Galaxy S4 features a 13 MP camera on back and 2 MP on front which appears to deliver good-looking photos. HTC One comes bolted with 4-megapixel Ultrapixel shooter which uses a larger sensor than other phones to capture up to 300 percent more light and front camera packs simple 2.1 MP sensor.

With these specs we can’t conclude whose camera is best. So we’ll look forward to some lengthy hands-on time, but – in the meantime – we expect both to have good to great image quality.[divider]

Special Features

Both the smartphones come with new and special technologies. Samsung and HTC both have provided special features for their respective new flagship devices. These features will help alot in resulting the winner from the battle of Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One. Here awe are listing special features w.r.t device:

Samsung Galaxy S4:

  • S Translate – can translate text and voices into nine different languages.
  • S Health – can keep tabs on your steps taken and calories burned, diet, etc.
  • Eye Scroll and Smart Pause – scroll through emails and web pages via facial recognition, will pause video playback if it detects that the user has been looking away from the display.
  • Dual Camera – combine front-facing and rear-facing stills or video.
  • Air Hover – preview select tasks by hovering your finger over the display.


  • Sense Voice – leverage the two mics to compensate for ambient noise.
  • BlinkFeed – new main screen user interface.
  • BoomSound 
  • Zoes – allowing users to record short HD videos, shoot HD photos and then compile them in a highlight reel
Well from the above features it seems like Galaxy S4 have more features and are quite interesting.[divider]

Other Features

After special features, here comes other features like their batteries, connectivity options. Samsung Galaxy S4 packs a battery of 2,600mAh whole HTC One have 2300 mAh battery. HTC One still runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean but Samsung has provided Android 4.2.2 on their Galaxy S4.

In Connectivity their are all features present as usual with LTE and HSPA+ support.

Overall both the devices are better but with specs on board we think Galaxy S4 have edge over HTC One. As in Hardware and special features Galaxy S4 outpaces HTC One. In other aspects HTC One is ahead with small margin.

Any suggestions?

Simranpal Singh
Simranpal Singh
With a decade-long journey in the tech industry, I've been actively engaged in tech reporting across various reputable publications. He currently works as a Web Developer at RightNode Media and pursues his hobby of writing on GoAndroid. Enjoy travelling, and always excited about new tech trends. He actively contributes on GizmoChina and GChromecast Hub.
  1. Most of new features of Samsung Galaxy 4 are not usable at all. No one will use them as they are not practical except Eye scroll (do not kow if it will work well) and dual camera (is not a big deal). Whereas Zoe of HTC makes possible to take a perfect picture as the position of the person can be chosen from a series of quality photos and made a perfect photo. Boom sound makes the perfect sound. Blink feed is just something that people are doing day by day, or even every hour mostly looking into the news and so. And the most is the interface that allows the Sense be lighter and simple use. There are so many features that one can go to the youtube site of htc and see how great it is ! And finally, Samsung put more battery as their phone takes too much battery but HTC proved to be better Additionally, in HTC can be used the battery guru app from Google Play as HTC packs Snapdragon CPU adn even make the battery run more than was planned to be. p.s. The ultrapixel camera in low light just awesome – can see better than people’s eyes as well as the case that HTC has (premium one) is killing the Samsung with the premium look, of course the quality as well. Overall, HTC more creative adn better quality. But Samsung sells the plastic to the people with high price that does not worth.

  2. This was horribly written. Maybe a few more revisions next time. It was almost painful to read at some points.


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