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  1. thelaststraw05's Avatar
    Expect to get OS updates for about 1 year. After that they will ALL want you to buy their newest phone and will let your 1 year old phone go pretty much forgotten.
    I get the business side of it, I guess my question really focuses on how HTC has been doing recently with upgrades. Obviously Samsung is going to want to update the GS4 to Key Lime Pie as quickly as possible and they did that this past year with ICS.
    03-15-2013 03:31 PM
  2. TabGuy's Avatar
    Here are my desires for a phone(I'm coming from a Galaxy Nexus, rooted and ROMed) and how it plays in the S4 vs ONE.

    I like having no physical buttons on the front of the phone. +1 for the ONE
    I like listening to music in stereo. Front facing speakers is a big plus. +1 for the ONE
    Pretty is nice, but not a decision point for me.
    If I have a phone with 32 gig of memory I'm fine. But a phone with 16 gig MUST have an SD card. That's a toss up.

    Alas, a removable battery is a big deal to me. I do a lot of wifi tethering to my Galaxy Tab 10.1 and I can run a battery down on my phone in a couple of hours. That pretty much leaves me with Samsung, I'm afraid.
    03-15-2013 03:58 PM
  3. fantom305's Avatar
    so i have an upgrade im looking towards using, the HTC one is a beautiful phone thats really growing on me, but I would love to get a GS4 at the same time, so what do you guys think? hold out till possibly may to get the Galaxy S4 or wait another 2 weeks and get the HTC One? decisions decisions
    It's depends on what is your preference about removable battery and SD card.
    03-15-2013 08:10 PM
  4. AndroidS3's Avatar
    Galaxy s4!

    1.Faster Snapdragon 600 (200mhz quicker) And Exynos Octa
    2.bigger battery
    3. I love AMOLED displays
    4. Faster gpu (in the octa)
    5. More features
    6. Looks better


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    03-20-2013 12:48 PM
  5. croppz's Avatar
    OP, I am using sense 5 right now. It is a great skin, much better than 4+ imo.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Android Central Forums
    03-20-2013 01:02 PM
  6. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Here is a pretty fair comparison between the two

    Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One
    03-20-2013 01:36 PM
  7. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    Galaxy s4!

    1.Faster Snapdragon 600 (200mhz quicker) And Exynos Octa
    2.bigger battery
    3. I love AMOLED displays
    4. Faster gpu (in the octa)
    5. More features
    6. Looks better


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    1) You probably won't notice unless you put them side by side and honestly the difference will probably be negligible if there even is any and even if there is who cares? Both will be super fast.
    2) Doesn't always mean better battery life.
    6) That's subjective. But I like how it looks too.
    03-20-2013 08:23 PM
  8. beef5stew's Avatar
    As I recall, and my memory isn't what it used to be, HTC One isn't coming to Verizon. If that's true, it's a deal-breaker for me. I get Verizon service discounts through work that are significant enough to keep me on Verizon.
    03-21-2013 12:19 PM
  9. BoomBoomPAP's Avatar
    Just inserting my 2 cents, and I do understand I saw things through a very narrow scope...

    I worked for a national cell carrier for years, and there were so many issues with the HTC One that it was just embarrassing to say the least. Constant WiFi disconnections, battery completely draining and needing to be "jumped" essentially, terrible multi-tasking (you couldn't even keep 3 apps open without one of them having to completely close), all kinds of glitches.

    I wish I still worked there so I could show you guys a screenshot of the known issues in the technical support section of our internal network's site, but there were PAGES. The Galaxy S3 had about 10 trouble items which were usually just software related anyways. I'll never buy HTC again, and it's no coincidence that they're hurting. It's not because Samsung is that much better, it's just the HTC are just terrible. Sure they look good, but that novelty wears off when your phone doesn't even work like it's supposed to.

    We can talk about specs all day, but there's no spec for likelihood of phone not working like it should.

    Again, this is just a limited scope, but it was enough for me.

    edit: Oh, and lack of Menu button is inexcusable. Hunting down the menu button in each app because all the developers put them in different spots is for the birds. I know the menu button is not part of the Android 4.0+ spec, but from a usability standpoint it's still superior IMO
    03-21-2013 01:31 PM
  10. Chris8414's Avatar
    everyone keeps talking about better battery life for the s4? I don't really see much of a difference its going to make considering all of the new features and with the new 1080p screen.... You will be lucky to get 10-15 percent more battery. so what is that? 1-2 hours more? I want an s4 but i'm not ready for an upgrade until December 2014 because i Just got the s3 LOL. But im happy with my s3!!!
    03-21-2013 01:49 PM
  11. lou61166's Avatar
    Just inserting my 2 cents, and I do understand I saw things through a very narrow scope...

    I worked for a national cell carrier for years, and there were so many issues with the HTC One that it was just embarrassing to say the least. Constant WiFi disconnections, battery completely draining and needing to be "jumped" essentially, terrible multi-tasking (you couldn't even keep 3 apps open without one of them having to completely close), all kinds of glitches.

    I wish I still worked there so I could show you guys a screenshot of the known issues in the technical support section of our internal network's site, but there were PAGES. The Galaxy S3 had about 10 trouble items which were usually just software related anyways. I'll never buy HTC again, and it's no coincidence that they're hurting. It's not because Samsung is that much better, it's just the HTC are just terrible. Sure they look good, but that novelty wears off when your phone doesn't even work like it's supposed to.

    We can talk about specs all day, but there's no spec for likelihood of phone not working like it should.

    Again, this is just a limited scope, but it was enough for me.

    edit: Oh, and lack of Menu button is inexcusable. Hunting down the menu button in each app because all the developers put them in different spots is for the birds. I know the menu button is not part of the Android 4.0+ spec, but from a usability standpoint it's still superior IMO
    I have a rezound and a DNA they work flawless for me,there is no such thing as a perfect phone,Samsung i am sure have had just as many duds as HTC,and if i recall a lot of radio problems, which is a big issue seeing it is the main component of a Smartphone.
    03-21-2013 02:15 PM
  12. wilfreb's Avatar
    A phone with a bigger battery, a bigger and better screen, removable battery, micro sd card slot in a thinner, more light and with the same dimensions as the predecessor, for me that's really design engineering.

    TouchWiz is the most feature-rich, user-friendly and up to date OS of them all [excluding stock Android of course]

    it is a fully no compromise phone, with the GS4 you have ABSOLUTELY all the features you can have, and that's excellent overall design.

    the GS4 will be my next phone for sure.
    03-22-2013 01:10 PM
  13. Midnight City's Avatar
    It really depends, i mostly record videos and take pictures at night, and i use my phone for a lot of multimedia where the front speakers will work spectacular for me, and i've never been a fan of the design of the Galaxy S3 - S4, and the design of the One is just wonderful to look at and feel. (for me anyway)

    Anyone saying you should go for the SG4 because it has a better processor is just being biased, those things doesn't matter in a daily basis, but, if you really need a SD card, or removable battery, go for the SG4, me for example, i don't need those things.
    03-22-2013 01:50 PM
  14. othercents's Avatar
    OMG.... my dad is better than your dad....

    This is a no win debate between form vs function. People who are in love with the HTC One really love the design and don't have issues with the SD Card and replaceable battery. People who are for the S4 are all about wanting the SD Card and replaceable battery regardless of the fact that most of them won't even use them.

    I'm on my 3rd year with my smart phone and don't have issues with my battery life. My previous phone's battery still worked after 5 years when I sold it a few weeks ago. To me the battery issue isn't a deal breaker. I also don't load my phone with music or videos, so having extra space isn't a big deal. For me (as long as all other components are equal) it is all about the camera for me, so the HTC One it is.

    In reality, people will be happy with either phone, but the S4 is going to sale more. The reason for this is name recognition and all the marketing Samsung did when the iPhone 5 was released. People remember those commercials and now that they are about to upgrade they are going to choose a phone based on the commercials they saw 5-6 months ago. For those non-technical people who want the best phone, they will be sold an S4 because of the replaceable battery and SD Card even though they won't ever need them.
    03-22-2013 01:55 PM
  15. Hest88's Avatar
    I've gotta say, the future of HTC is something that's weighing on my decision. I plan on keeping my phone for 2 years. During that time, I certainly would want a phone that gets regular upgrades and is supported, but if HTC doesn't continue having the resources that would be a problem.
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    03-22-2013 02:24 PM
  16. dsdxp's Avatar
    if you are ever interested printing any of your pictures (in 8x10 or larger), you really can't get the HTC one
    03-22-2013 11:11 PM
  17. tf442's Avatar
    I had a HTC One S for about a month. Very poor signal, WIFI calling worked now and then and would not work with my car bluetooth. Galaxy S3 solved all the problems. Loved the HTC hardware, but will not give them another chance.
    03-23-2013 07:11 AM
  18. paulooo1's Avatar
    The new galaxy s4 seems really cool!
    03-23-2013 09:31 AM
  19. Larry_ThaGr81's Avatar
    I've owned two HTC devices and one Samsung device. For me battery life is most important because today high end phone are all plenty fast, but they don't last long enough. So between these two devices I would go with the S4 because they software pkg seems to be more optimized for improved battery longevity and they use bigger batteries as well.
    03-23-2013 09:33 AM
  20. markewallace's Avatar
    The new galaxy s4 seems really cool!
    Based on a 0:49 completely uninformative teaser?
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    03-23-2013 09:57 AM
  21. AndroidS3's Avatar
    Samsung = <3

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    03-23-2013 07:30 PM
  22. Frank Estevez's Avatar
    Here are my 2 cents.
    The S4 has managed to convince people that it has the ultimate blazing fast superphone, and it does to an extent. But, the so-called octacore is just a gimmick to get people to believe that they will actually be getting a smartphone powered by 8 supposed cores(which is total overkill and extremely unnecessary, also its technically only 4 cores). The idea of having 8 cores is one of the main reasons why people will choose the GS4 over the HTC One, when in reality the One has more than enough processing power, and anything above that would be overkill. On another note, the S4's screen is stunning, but unrealistic in the sense that AMOLED screens over-saturate colors. Another plus for the screen is its high brightness level, which not everyone cares about. But the One packs more realistic colors and provides better viewing angles. The PPI difference between the two phones will literally be unnoticeable at this high of a number, unless you like using your phone 2mm away from your eyes and frequently scrape your cornea in an attempt to see the actual pixels. Among the gimmicky new features of the S4, there are actually some useful ones. But, the constant use of the front-facing camera in a few of these features might pose a threat to battery life. The rest of the new features are basically features found on other phones, but they seem new to most people since they are sported on a major flagship phone. As for battery, I've seen mixed results from the HTC One battery, but have yet to hear anything about the S4's slightly larger battery. But what the true game changer should be, when you think logically, is the removable battery and the SD card support found on the S4. For people like me, this doesn't matter, but for others it could determine which device they buy. In the camera field I beleive the One has a better overall camera, some of the comparisons seen online seem to use the worst possible settings for the camera, making it seem quite bad.
    In conclusion, the decision comes down to having a popular piece of plastic that performs exceptionally, or a sexy piece of metal that basically performs just as exceptionally(of course with a better camera).
    Also; dual front-facing speakers. I don't really need to explain that though
    03-23-2013 08:51 PM
  23. scoutbb's Avatar
    I've never been a big fan of Samsung due to the button on the bottom of the phone... I'm currently carrying a AT&T HTC One X - it's one of the best phones I've used in a long time. Here is my opinion between the new Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One - Both phones are relatively evenly matched... What it's going to come down to is Accessories. My HTC ONE X has disappointed me numerous times when it comes it accessories, absolutely pathetic because 9 out of 10 were for the European releases.... why should I trust HTC with their new HTC One? Good luck making me believe the same accessory will work for both USA & European devices.

    Samsung G3 Users -- do you have any issues whatsoever locating or buying new accessories from Best Buy or whichever local electronic vendor is in your area? [USA]

    Even though the G4 will still have that button - Accessory Available is really the KEY argument when it comes to both of these new Flagship Phones from HTC and Samsung.
    03-23-2013 11:16 PM
  24. jimbo's Avatar
    HTC has been and will upgrade on a timely basis.
    03-24-2013 12:27 AM
  25. jimbo's Avatar
    HTC already has a full array of fantastic accessories available for the new HTC One.Superphone. Simply do a Google search.
    03-24-2013 12:31 AM
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