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Poll Results: Samsung Galaxy S IV or HTC One?

 
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    HTC One
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post #21 of 839
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To tell you the truth, I don't like the looks of the S4 either, but that's all subjective...
Hopefully i'll be able to go to the store and pick up this light device with it's 5" screen and give me a new experience coming from my Galaxy S 2...

My S2 really felt cheap especially for what it was packing at the time, and compared to the iPhone 4S, it was much more durable...
This has Gorilla glass 3 and we have yet to see what drop tests this will survive...
I was leaning towards the HTC One for it's looks and good camera reviews, but the S4 has not yet been fully revealed such as the 13mp camera and it's low light conditions... or even if it does 720p at 60FPS...
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post #22 of 839
Like Linus posted a video of the One in low-light conditions and it's well ... superb. Absolutely superb
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post #23 of 839
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So I have made my choice... the Galaxy S 4

Review...
http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s4-review-914p9.php
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Top notch 13MP camera
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1080p Super AMOLED display is what geeks' dreams are made of
the Galaxy S4 offers image quality like no other smartphone on the market.
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As we found out during our battery test, the extra 500 mAh easily make up for the higher resolution screen and the more power-hungry chipset, resulting in far superior battery life when compared to its predecessor. The endurance during video playback and web browsing has been improved only a little, but the stand-by has taken a substantial step forward.
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The Samsung Galaxy S4 passed our dedicated audio quality test with flying colors. The smartphone had perfectly clear output when attached to an active external amplifier, with no weak points to its performance. The only thing to frown at here is the only average volume levels.
Impressively, there's virtually no distortion when you plug in a pair of headphones.

And here is an image panorama sample...
http://cdn.gsmarena.com/vv/reviewsimg/samsung-i9505-galaxy-s4/panorama/gsmarena_117.jpg

So the "lower-end" 4 core SnapDragon 600 processor coming to the US even demolishes everything else in benchmarks...

At first I was leaning towards the HTC One mainly for it's different low-light camera and higher quality build. But after researching more, the One's 4mp camera really starts to show it's downfall in zoomed in daylight photos (which I will be taking most of my pictures at) - and transferring to my iPad for zoomed in quality viewing...
The MicroSD was another thing as I have a 64GB one in my Galaxy S 2 now that I don't want to throw away.
I know this is one review and it has helped me with my decision, but I will be paying attention for other reviews...
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post #24 of 839
Quality over quantity dude. You can't see the noise because 13MP is far too much pixels and then there's the noise. TOO MUCH OF IT.
Even in that picture just zooming in reveals how noisy it ACTUALLY is even in daylight

Also i don't see how AMOLED is a geek's dream,
it's colours are unnatural and it looks washed out all the time + there's the legendary ... samsung TouchWiz UI crap, that easily makes or breaks a phone and nobody seems to care about it
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post #25 of 839
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Quality over quantity dude. You can't see the noise because 13MP is far too much pixels and then there's the noise. TOO MUCH OF IT.
Even in that picture just zooming in reveals how noisy it ACTUALLY is even in daylight

Also i don't see how AMOLED is a geek's dream,
it's colours are unnatural and it looks washed out all the time + there's the legendary ... samsung TouchWiz UI crap, that easily makes or breaks a phone and nobody seems to care about it

I am all about quality... And sorry with 4mp you cannot get detailed 'quality' images to barely even read text or see details from certain distances.
The panoramic picture I posted from the S4 was clearly cloudy, and not the best lighting, and i'm still impressed with it's quality... And it's a panoramic picture meaning the camera is constantly moving and using stitching to piece everything together...
so I used their photo comparison tool... against the S4, One, and my old S2...


As for AMOLED, I prefer screens pixels that only light up when they are supposed to light up. They simply get the darkest blacks so watching movies on them is a pleasure; more like the opposite of washed out with it's higher contrast overall. And Touchwiz, are you saying that Sense and BEATS Audio is better? Especially with an untouchable bootloader on the HTC ONE? Did you use this new Touchwiz?
Edited by Chris13002 - 4/18/13 at 8:25pm
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post #26 of 839
I have used TouchWiz from Windows Mobile until now and it's still garbage.
AND ALSO, WHY 3MP?! What the heck is with a untouchable bootloader, it's just unlocked. Thank any phones that have one because you can remove junk stuff if you want AND YES, SENSE IS A AWFUL LOT BETTER THAN TOUCHWIZ. Period
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post #27 of 839

Sv: Samsung Galaxy S IV or HTC One

AMOLED is a lot of things, but it's not washed out. It has the best contrast ratio out any display out there. But it's not as bright at full power if that's what you meant.

Anyway, even though the One has a nicer chassis and brighter screen, the swappable battery, micro SD slot and the bigger screen seals the deal for me - S4 it is.
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post #28 of 839
I've been a pretty devote Samsung phone fan over the past couple generations, I loved my S2, and loved my S3 just as much, but I'm going to get the HTC One over the SIV next month, the SIV just doesn't seem to do anything new
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After using a galaxy s4 and HTC one. The s4 is a clear winner.
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After using a galaxy s4 and HTC one. The s4 is a clear winner.

What did you prefer about the S4?
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