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I've used both the GS4 and the HTC One. You grossly under-exaggerate the quality of the camera. A good 65% of the time you actually take a photo/video, you are going to be indoors without a good light source to illuminate your object that you are taking a photo of. That means not enough light is able to make it to the sensors because the pixels are too small as they are trying to fit so many in such a small space. The HTC One eliminates that.

In terms of good light performance, the HTC One isn't ANYWHERE near as bad as you make it sound. Its actually extremely sharp. And even with the zoom feature, it still maintains quite good quality. Not amazing quality, but better than most cameras out there with higher pixel density (which those phones get their pixel density destroyed anyhow during compression to actually fit a photo in a non-RAW format on your phone so your SD card/flash memory isn't depleted faster than you can snap your fingers.

So its basically, would you take:

  • GS4: Where the camera is only good in about 35% of the normal usage situations? And awful in 65%?

or

  • HTC One: Where the camera is good in 65% of normal usage situations? And okay in 35%?

Any indoor photos will generally create a low light situation, so I HIGHLY doubt that you don't take low light photos.


And then there is the screen. OLED still isn't up there with LCD technology. Its highly saturated in terms of the red/green spectrum, kinda like how a wide gamut (8+FRC/10/12 bit panels) monitor is highly saturated, regardless of color calibration (you'll notice the reddish hue taking a priority on those types of monitors).

And then there is the sheer difference in build quality. Do you want to carry a plastic piece of crap that flexes at the lightest touch? Or do you want to carry a solid, light chunk of aluminum that doesn't even flex if you put your whole muscle to try and break it?



That reasoning is exactly what led me to return the GS4 for the HTC One. A slightly faster SOC and useless features aren't worth it for the sacrifice in build quality and overall robustness of the HTC One.


Oh, and also, the HTC One generally sells around $50-100 cheaper on average than the Samsung GS4.


Its a damn no brainer.

Everything you just said is personal preference & usage pattern dependent, HTC One over GS4 might be a no brainer for you but that might not apply to everyone else.

The 65%/35% thing is over generalization, not everyone have the same camera usage scenario as you.

Plenty of people carry their phone around in a case which nullifies the build quality/overall robustness argument anyway.

Price difference is significant wihtout a contract, however with a contract both cost about the same.

AMOLED vs LCD is a game of trade-offs and personal preferences,there is no definite answer to which tech is currently better. Plus the difference in displays is not just the display tech but also Size/Bezel thickness.
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Everything you just said is personal preference & usage model dependent, HTC One over GS4 might be a no brainer for you but that might not apply to everyone else. Plenty of people carry their phone around in case which nullifies the build quality/overall robustness argument anyway.
The plastic is also very strong I don't understand why people can't understand that. Try dropping a an aluminum phone you know what's going to happen it will dent how beautiful will it look then. Plastic is good when it comes to drop but nooooooo nobody thinks about that
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After playing with both the phones all i can say is S4 is just another Galaxy phone. One was a steep above anything out there.
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After playing with both the phones all i can say is S4 is just another Galaxy phone. One was a steep above anything out there.

Care to elaborate a bit more? I only own the S4, and only played around with the HTC One for a few hours total, and still wouldn't say one is a steep above anything else out there... You all made some good conversations on the button layouts, which I turn the phone on and off a lot and overall size where I can barely use my thumb the go across the entire 4.99" screen when holding with one hand.

And when you say "just another Galaxy Phone" my S2 was one of the best phones I have ever owned... It was ahead of its time, and also it was the reason Apple needed an update from their original iPhone 4 to 4S...
Now these two flagships are giving a blow to each other in separate ways and I commend HTC for that...
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Everything you just said is personal preference & usage pattern dependent, HTC One over GS4 might be a no brainer for you but that might not apply to everyone else.

The 65%/35% thing is over generalization, not everyone have the same camera usage scenario as you.

Plenty of people carry their phone around in a case which nullifies the build quality/overall robustness argument anyway.

Price difference is significant wihtout a contract, however with a contract both cost about the same.

AMOLED vs LCD is a game of trade-offs and personal preferences,there is no definite answer to which tech is currently better. Plus the difference in displays is not just the display tech but also Size/Bezel thickness.

I never said it would completely apply to everyone else.

However, the greatest majority of consumers out there are going to be in that camera usage situation that I stated. And that isn't a gross over-exaggeration either. No indoor photo will have enough lighting to make a higher pixel density sensor (GS4) better than a lower/sharper pixel density sensor (HTC One). Unless you have the sun beaming right onto whatever you are trying to take a picture of, the quantity of light is just too little. Its the same reason things such as a point and shoot camera with super high pixel density generally tend to do garbage photos unless you are taking one outdoors in very good lighting conditions. It just can't sense the light as well because not enough is able to reach the sensor.

The 32GB HTC One @ ATT is $199 on contract

The 32GB GS4 @ ATT is $249 on contract, and if you'd like to expand that storage to greater than the HTC One, you are looking at spending extra. The 16GB GS4 is $199 on 2year contract, but if you want to expand its storage to fit or surpass the HTC One's storage, then you are going to have to pay a greater cost than the HTC One.

Then it comes to the plastic vs aluminum body. Do you want to pay $200 for plastic? Or $200 for an aluminum unibody? Especially when the cost of aluminum (if you really want to go this route) is far higher than moulded ABS plastic. You are getting better quality materials for the same or lesser price.

And then if you really want to get technical, the ABS plastic will actually insulate the heat within your phone with the GS4's slightly higher frequency and hotter running CPU while the aluminum unibody will allow your phone to dissipate heat as it will conduct it a fair bit better. Leading to longer lasting components as they will run cooler.

And in terms of size/bezel, the phones are exactly identical except in terms of length/width because of the GS4's ever-so-slightly larger screen.

Thickness of GS4: 0.31"

Thickness of HTC One: 0.37"

Width of GS4: 2.75"

Width of HTC One: 2.69"

Length of GS4: 5.38"

Length of HTC One: 5.40"

Basically the same sized phone.

And yeah, there is a definite answer to which tech is better. Until the over saturation is fixed on AMOLED, LCD will be far more color correct which makes it a much better experience and screen quality. Its not even close.
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The plastic is also very strong I don't understand why people can't understand that. Try dropping a an aluminum phone you know what's going to happen it will dent how beautiful will it look then. Plastic is good when it comes to drop but nooooooo nobody thinks about that

Plastic is good because of its semi-elastic nature compared to aluminum. You are correct that in a drop scenario, the ABS plastic will hold up a bit better than aluminum. But not by much at all. They are both going to either be broken phones, or damaged phones. And still the HTC One on average costs less than the GS4, even though the HTC One is an aluminum body compared to the much cheaper ABS plastic.
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You all made some good conversations on the button layouts, which I turn the phone on and off a lot and overall size where I can barely use my thumb the go across the entire 4.99" screen when holding with one hand.

Agreed on the button layout preference, for a large phone like these I prefer the power button on the side so that they are easily accessible when holding the phone with one hand. I could work with power button being on top of a smalll Iphone but not for a device of this size.

As someone who used the One for a week before exchanging for the GS4, List of things one could claim the HTC One is "one step ahead of everyone else":

1,Speaker performance
2.Build Quality
3, Low Light Camera performance(over all android phones, it trades blows with lumina 920/925/928)
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Well......the SG3 was an amazing phone and still is. The SG4 improves on everything.

I like the feel of the HTC One though. It's got some solid weight to it.

To me though, it almost comes down to screen size preference. You like a bigger screen, go SG4, if you want a smaller one, go HTC One. They're the best of both screen sizes
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Care to elaborate a bit more? I only own the S4, and only played around with the HTC One for a few hours total, and still wouldn't say one is a steep above anything else out there... You all made some good conversations on the button layouts, which I turn the phone on and off a lot and overall size where I can barely use my thumb the go across the entire 4.99" screen when holding with one hand.

And when you say "just another Galaxy Phone" my S2 was one of the best phones I have ever owned... It was ahead of its time, and also it was the reason Apple needed an update from their original iPhone 4 to 4S...
Now these two flagships are giving a blow to each other in separate ways and I commend HTC for that...

Speaking purely design wise. Galaxy phones as too much plastic. More people will buy the GS4 because they know about it more but if they knew HTC One i bet most will chose that over S4. Its not just me. Was checking them out at a store with some friends and they all where impressed with HTC One.
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The Galaxy S4 has a much better camera. Superior quality all around. 13MP vs 4MP... the Galaxy S4's 13MP sensor just destroys the One's 4MP when it comes to sharpness and clarity.

Yes the HTC One has better low light performance but who takes photos in low light? I don't.

Also, because of the HTC One camera's low resolution (4MP), even the slightest zoom in will cause the quality to fall sharply.


Either way you want to fall on the camera side is just opinion but if I am actually caring about my pictures I will have my dslr with me as anyone should, I would much rather have a camera on my phone that is more usable in every single situation, than have one that works great in one condition but falls on its head when there is lower light.

I know when I am taking the most pictures with my phone I am inside just messing around, or out at night, during the day if I want a good picture using a dslr is a no brainer, being a serious smart phone photographer is kind of pointless to me either way but I am not just going to ignore people bashing the one. Judging a camera on how many megapixels it has it wrong, that is not what makes a good picture, there is a reason they try to cram 24mp cameras on phones, because people always assume bigger is better..



As for people wanting to say the htc one is bad in light, do I need to keep posting my pictures to show how moronic that statement is?



Tell me what about these pictures is lacking in sharpness and clarity?
This is JUST my opinion once again.
 
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Plastic is good because of its semi-elastic nature compared to aluminum. You are correct that in a drop scenario, the ABS plastic will hold up a bit better than aluminum. But not by much at all. They are both going to either be broken phones, or damaged phones. And still the HTC One on average costs less than the GS4, even though the HTC One is an aluminum body compared to the much cheaper ABS plastic.
The plastic is a lot better than aluminum. My note 2 fell off from the treadmill and hit my basement concrete and there's nothing but an extremely small scuff if that was an aluminum phone it would have been gone. Saying a phones materials cost more and hence is a better product than another phone with cheaper materials is a bad argument because than a phone by vertu with diamonds and sapphires but only one core must be an amazing phone. Saying the plastic is only a little bit better than aluminum is wrong. That aluminum is also prone to scratching its not going to look as good at the end of the 2 years as when you originally got it and if you do put a case on it well what's the point of the aluminum then. Heat dissipation between aluminum and plastic is going to be negligible and is a mute point. The plastic also gives a degree of customisability because you can switch out the back. Ohh and that detachable back absorbs some impact when you drop the phone too because it pops off something you didn't account for. Now despite all this I think the HTC one would be an amazing phone with stock android and on screen keys like a nexus. I just had an issue with you saying that there isn't much difference between drops if you compare plastic and aluminum
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