1. SCjRqrQCnBQ19QoYCtdl's Avatar
    S4 and HTC One taken within minutes of each other. Only edit is crop of s4 to similar framing.

    S4 vs HTC One-20130629_163032.jpgS4 vs HTC One-imag1622_zoe012.jpg
    07-03-2013 07:49 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    Food placement changed!!!!
    07-03-2013 07:55 PM
  3. benhmadison's Avatar
    Which is which

    Sent from my GS4 running the Google Edition Rom
    07-03-2013 07:58 PM
  4. Aquila's Avatar
    Which is which

    Sent from my GS4 running the Google Edition Rom
    bottom is HTC
    07-03-2013 08:02 PM
  5. dragonsamus's Avatar
    Looks delicious!!

    Sent from my HTC One using AC Forums mobile app
    07-03-2013 08:11 PM
  6. SCjRqrQCnBQ19QoYCtdl's Avatar
    Settings were S4 1/35 at 320 ISO and the HTC was 1/25 at 139 ISO
    07-03-2013 08:31 PM
  7. canadiankorean's Avatar
    When I get an HTC One, I'll do an unbiased comparison with shots taken at the same time.

    So far, the S4 (canadian version) takes some great outdoor pics but indoor is so-so.
    The shutter lag is quite noticeable and very disappointing to me.

    I did a comparison with an iphone 5 and the S4 comes out better overall.
    Just need an HTC One to compare now.
    07-04-2013 08:58 AM
  8. PostalJ's Avatar
    I think pic 2 is better.

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    07-05-2013 12:39 PM
  9. SCjRqrQCnBQ19QoYCtdl's Avatar
    I think pic 2 is better.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using AC Forums mobile app
    Yeah, it is sharper. Maybe due to lower ISO and the optical image stabilization.

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    07-05-2013 06:45 PM
  10. 4limguy's Avatar
    Wow I thought the bottom pic was the HTC ONE because it looks like some detail was lost. I like the quality in this shot and I am satisfied with the camera overall.
    07-06-2013 02:59 PM
  11. someoneStop.me's Avatar
    Huh? MORE detail in the bottom pic, not less.

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    07-07-2013 11:01 AM
  12. SCjRqrQCnBQ19QoYCtdl's Avatar
    Wow I thought the bottom pic was the HTC ONE because it looks like some detail was lost. I like the quality in this shot and I am satisfied with the camera overall.
    I think the HTC shot shows more detail. I can't say why with any certainty, but I suspect due to lower ISO and Optical Image Stabilization. The s4 shot is probably suffering due to small amount of camera shake/movement without benefit of OIS. These are the advantages of the HTC One. Under certain conditions, these advantages can out weigh the pixel deficit vs. the S4. A better photographer using the s4 could probably get a cleaner shot due to less camera movement.
    07-08-2013 10:35 PM
  13. frooglepoopillion's Avatar
    Don't have any comparison shots at the moment, but a co-worker and I did a similar test with his Note 2 and my One (exact same shot taken seconds apart) on the internals of a PC and we both agreed that the One came out on top, for what it's worth. I also did some brief low light comparisons with my Lumia 920 and my One; as far as I could tell they were nearly identical. Over all very satisfied so far with my One's camera. In fact, I think it is better than the 920's camera (although that is probably more software related than hardware related). I have yet to use a S4 but from what I gather the shutter lag would be a deal breaker for me and while it may get better pictures from time to time I think over all the quality will suffer because of it.
    07-11-2013 08:10 PM
  14. canadiankorean's Avatar
    I got myself an HTC One and I'll post up some comparison shots soon.
    Here is one of a low light top shelf photo. (please excuse the mess)

    The HTC One shutter is so much faster. I would say 0.3 sec, where the S4 is 1 sec.
    Both need to be held still to get a sharp photo but the One needs less stability (OIS).
    S4 (resized to 4MP)

    HTC
    07-29-2013 09:17 PM
  15. canadiankorean's Avatar
    More observations:
    S4 has more details in daylight, average light.
    S4 focus is faster in lowlight/moving objects
    S4 is sharper
    One shutter speed is faster on the first shot by 2x than the S4 but subsequent shots are equal.
    One has less noise in lowlight
    One has trouble focusing on lowlight moving objects and would take the pic 0.5 after S4

    The One picture taking feedback is more satisfying and feels faster
    The S4 is laggier in both opening the camera app and gallery by 25%.

    I'll post up some samples later.
    07-30-2013 12:14 PM
  16. canadiankorean's Avatar
    Partly cloudy, outdoor under an awning.
    S4 is notably sharper and brighter. I pressed to focus on the middle sand for each phone.
    S4


    HTC One



    Indoors with low-average light.
    S4 is sharper but took longer with the shutter. But the clicks after were quick.
    S4


    HTC One



    Indoors with a window closeby.

    S4 is sharper but shutter was about 25% slower to 'click'

    S4



    HTC One



    Indoors with the previous photo window farther away.
    Light is average.
    S4 is sharper but shutter 25% slower to 'click' S4 colour is more accurate.

    S4


    HTC One




    Basement with low light
    Again S4 shutter slower but sharper photo.

    S4


    HTC One
    07-30-2013 09:11 PM
  17. canadiankorean's Avatar
    Here are some crappy moving shot tests... lol.
    I kicked a ball and took a pic.
    S4


    HTC One


    This one shows the HTC One being slow to focus and take the shot.
    I pressed the shutter button at the same time but the htc one had trouble taking the shot.
    S4


    HTC one



    Outdoor moving shot. Kicked a ball, took a pic.
    Here the HTC one was faster with the shutter. I actually took two while the S4 only got 1 off.
    S4


    HTC One
    07-30-2013 09:31 PM
  18. KnicksALLday's Avatar
    i dont know how you do it but i thought the htc one took terrible pics yes i got one... and my pops got the s4 and i think the opposite
    10-11-2014 05:41 PM
  19. DonaltG's Avatar
    The lower picture looks a bit better to me

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    10-11-2014 11:00 PM
  20. Blueslice's Avatar
    Bottom one for me
    11-25-2015 05:47 PM

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