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Good list, but Imo SLCD3 & SAMOLED should both be listened under Pro or not listed at all, it is a matter of preference. I prefer SAMOLED b/c high contrast & better black, also looks better in the dark(most time I use a phone for video playback is in a dark place(in a plane, for example).

Added to list. smile.gif
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I'll do my best, but I will more than likely miss certain details since the HTC One and Galaxy S4 are so close in terms of specs.

Pros for HTC One.

  • Premium Aluminum unibody design
  • More internal storage: 32GB vs. 16GB on GS4
  • Higher PPI screen (468PPI vs. S4's 441 PPI)
  • Super LCD3 screen tech
  • Dual front-facing stereo speakers
  • 4MP "Ultrapixel" camera (better for low-light situations)
  • Sense 5 UI (preference)



Pros for Galaxy S4
  • Removeable/replaceable battery
  • add-in microSD card slot
  • Faster CPU(s)
  • Super AMOLED display (deep blacks, vibrant colors)
  • Bigger screen (5" vs. 4.7 on the HTC One)
  • Samsung's suite of software
  • IR blaster
  • Temperature/humidity sensor build into the device.
  • Longer battery life.
  • Will be available on more carriers at launch



It's a close call, but the removable battery and add-in MicroSD card does it for me. If the HTC One was available on Verizon, it would be a difficult choice for me. However, since it is not, I will be getting the S4 on Verizon at launch.

Great post but the battery life for the phones is very similar, the HTC one has slightly longer web browsing times at nearly 10 hours, even more than the iPhone 5. The talk time on both phones is approximately rthe same, 12 hours, and video playback the S IV has a slight lead, not very significant. S IV standby time is about 12 hours better (Sense is still resource heavy, especially with Blinkfeed)


My main concern over a phone is battery life seeing as my S II with a dual core still handles nearly all tasks well enough (rooted and flashed running 4.1.2 from Spain source). it's incredibly hard since both phones have very good battery life, nearly matching the Note II. For people looking to upgrade to a phone with better battery life: If possible wait for the Note III as it will likely have the big.Little "8 core) dual SoC Exynos AND and LTE radio as well as a bigger battery thanks to the bigger nature of the device thumb.gif
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Why does a phone need 8 cores?

The only thing I can see to make use of it is Ubuntu Docking.
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I'll do my best, but I will more than likely miss certain details since the HTC One and Galaxy S4 are so close in terms of specs.

Pros for HTC One.

  • Premium Aluminum unibody design
  • More internal storage: 32GB vs. 16GB on GS4
  • Higher PPI screen (468PPI vs. S4's 441 PPI)
  • Super LCD3 screen tech
  • Dual front-facing stereo speakers
  • 4MP "Ultrapixel" camera (better for low-light situations)
  • Sense 5 UI (preference)



Pros for Galaxy S4
  • Removeable/replaceable battery
  • add-in microSD card slot
  • Faster CPU(s)
  • Super AMOLED display (deep blacks, vibrant colors)
  • Bigger screen (5" vs. 4.7 on the HTC One)
  • Samsung's suite of software
  • IR blaster
  • Temperature/humidity sensor build into the device.
  • Longer battery life.
  • Will be available on more carriers at launch



It's a close call, but the removable battery and add-in MicroSD card does it for me. If the HTC One was available on Verizon, it would be a difficult choice for me. However, since it is not, I will be getting the S4 on Verizon at launch.

Great post but the battery life for the phones is very similar, the HTC one has slightly longer web browsing times at nearly 10 hours, even more than the iPhone 5. The talk time on both phones is approximately rthe same, 12 hours, and video playback the S IV has a slight lead, not very significant. S IV standby time is about 12 hours better (Sense is still resource heavy, especially with Blinkfeed)


My main concern over a phone is battery life seeing as my S II with a dual core still handles nearly all tasks well enough (rooted and flashed running 4.1.2 from Spain source). it's incredibly hard since both phones have very good battery life, nearly matching the Note II. For people looking to upgrade to a phone with better battery life: If possible wait for the Note III as it will likely have the big.Little "8 core) dual SoC Exynos AND and LTE radio as well as a bigger battery thanks to the bigger nature of the device thumb.gif

Neither one of those phone get close to the note 2 battery.

tapping from the Note II
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Neither one of those phone get close to the note 2 battery.

tapping from the Note II

Sorry but that's just not true
http://blog.gsmarena.com/samsung-galaxy-note-ii-battery-life-test-is-complete-here-are-the-results/
http://blog.gsmarena.com/htc-one-battery-test-is-complete-results-are-in/
http://blog.gsmarena.com/samsung-galaxy-s4-battery-tests-are-done-heres-how-it-did/

i would call that fairly close, and besides, GSM arena is well known for having a preference for Samsung devices, which would further backup my point
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Why does a phone need 8 cores?

The only thing I can see to make use of it is Ubuntu Docking.

It's not actually an 8 core, that's just really bad marketing and hype. it's a lot more like what nVidia did with the Tegra 3. A quadcore for performance and an extra core for when you don't need the performance, which saves battery. Samsung just made two different chips on the same board. If I remember correctly the power saving one is very similar to the 4412 found on the Note II and international S III but with a few handicaps and better management to improve battery life. The power chip is a quadcore variation of the cortex a15 dualcore found on the Nexus 10.
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It's not actually an 8 core, that's just really bad marketing and hype. it's a lot more like what nVidia did with the Tegra 3. A quadcore for performance and an extra core for when you don't need the performance, which saves battery. Samsung just made two different chips on the same board. If I remember correctly the power saving one is very similar to the 4412 found on the Note II and international S III but with a few handicaps and better management to improve battery life. The power chip is a quadcore variation of the cortex a15 dualcore found on the Nexus 10.

Is that even cost efficent to sell the same phone "galaxy s4" but to have two different versions with the only differnce being the cpu?

I'm not very up to date with moble computing but, I'm slowly getting into tablets and soon to be updating my iphone 4s(cause I hate it)
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Neither one of those phone get close to the note 2 battery.

tapping from the Note II

Sorry but that's just not true
http://blog.gsmarena.com/samsung-galaxy-note-ii-battery-life-test-is-complete-here-are-the-results/
http://blog.gsmarena.com/htc-one-battery-test-is-complete-results-are-in/
http://blog.gsmarena.com/samsung-galaxy-s4-battery-tests-are-done-heres-how-it-did/

i would call that fairly close, and besides, GSM arena is well known for having a preference for Samsung devices, which would further backup my point

I don't care what those crappy tests say, my phone lasts way longer than my gf maxx and even longer than my sis iPhone 5, I've seen most of those in real world, not some tests from a site. Don't believe that or you'll be sadly disappointed when you get the phone.

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Is that even cost efficent to sell the same phone "galaxy s4" but to have two different versions with the only differnce being the cpu?

I'm not very up to date with moble computing but, I'm slowly getting into tablets and soon to be updating my iphone 4s(cause I hate it)

I wouldn't think so since they have to buy chips from qualcomm instead of putting their own in, I think they just want the S IV out on as many markets as possible and in order to release in the US it needs LTE and the FCC didn't approve the Exynos for LTE until it was too late. i think I also read that phones like the S IV only cost about 250 dollars to build (not including assembly labor) but they're being sold for like 600 dollars, Samsung is doing really well and lately they have been releasing 2 versions of the phone anyways (starting with the S II)
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Originally Posted by xK1LLSW1TCHx127 View Post

I wouldn't think so since they have to buy chips from qualcomm instead of putting their own in, I think they just want the S IV out on as many markets as possible and in order to release in the US it needs LTE and the FCC didn't approve the Exynos for LTE until it was too late. i think I also read that phones like the S IV only cost about 250 dollars to build (not including assembly labor) but they're being sold for like 600 dollars, Samsung is doing really well and lately they have been releasing 2 versions of the phone anyways (starting with the S II)

Ahhhh so then companies like sprint buy them and sell them at 250 a piece but require signing a contract for 2 years so that you have to pay their high price for their service which in the end covers the cost of the phone plus some. And that story about the phone not getting approved by the FCC seems to be the story going around the message boards. But apparently samsung does seem to be doing very well I'd buy their stock if i had a few extra bucks laying around
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