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  1. wbrianw8's Avatar
    S4 has a larger display so your theory is incorrect, but as long as the phone can make it through the whole day does it matter if one can last 30 minutes (that you don't even need because its on the charger anyway) than the other?
    03-15-2013 03:19 PM
  2. jasongeiger's Avatar
    Yes the op is correct on his opinion and those who feel the opposite are correct on their opinion. Next. These threads are getting ridiculous. I have a new phone so won't be getting either but got the one I like best, not because it was the most popular. That's why I've never been to imore.

    Sent from my SCH-I605
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    03-15-2013 03:32 PM
  3. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Galaxy S4 Pro Points over the HTC One
    - Faster Processor ***
    - MicroSD Card slot ***
    - Better Camera
    - WAY Better camera features (More close to a digital camera)
    - Bigger Display
    - LED Notifier ***
    - Creative features (Dual Shot, Multi Phone Speaker, Air Touch Preview)
    - Bigger Battery
    - SwiftKey used for Stock Keyboard

    HTC One Pro Points over Galaxy S4
    - Design
    - Better front facing camera
    - Better stock UI


    OVERALL WINNER: Samsung Galaxy S4

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think I am
    I wanna play this time, too.
    • Processor is the same. Same model number, same SKU. Samsung has clocked theirs .2 GHZ higher.
    • Google the phrase Samsung Galaxy S3 SDcard problems. It returns 9,600,000 hits. You get almost 400 hits right here at AC. SD cards suck, I'll never buy an Android phone with one now that I have a choice.
    • The camera on the HTC One simply blows the camera on the Galaxy S4 away.
    • Neither camera is remotely close in their feature set to a digital camera.
    • Even Samsung downplayed the size of the screen by calling it 4.99-inches.
    • HTC One has an LED
    • Buggy bloatware that I can't uninstall without root.
    • Gonna need that bigger battery with the higher clock CPU
    • If you don't like Swiftkey and the 28MB of space it uses, you're stuck with it anyway.


    There are always two sides. People should stop caring about how many other people agree with them and buy whatever the hell they like.
    03-15-2013 06:43 PM
  4. moosc's Avatar
    With my nexus 4 @16gb I'm not bothered by it any more I bought a WiFi hard drive 1tb for all my storage needs. Non removable battery plus plus just power button and volume button to hard reboot. I love the nexus4 just wished it had vzw lte. And like mentioned all that fancy bloat wear is crud. First thing I do is unlock if possible root and strip it clean. Since original droid days I've never run the manufacturer os bloat. And do remember when u do this u loose all those cool camera features.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk 2
    03-15-2013 07:04 PM
  5. bdog421's Avatar
    Very debatable.


    Apple hasn't had a "remuviblke battry and Sd C4rdz" for years and nobody gives a crap.
    I give a crap and it's 2 of the reasons I will buy samsung long before I buy iphone or the bigger screened iphone aka htc. I need not mention unlocked boot loaders and freedom to set my phone up how I like it...oops I just did.

    Another thing not pertaining to the quote, is what's the big deal with an aluminum unibody phone when 90% of high end smartphone users just put a case over it?
    03-15-2013 11:40 PM
  6. Love Divine's Avatar
    I give a crap and it's 2 of the reasons I will buy samsung long before I buy iphone or the bigger screened iphone aka htc. I need not mention unlocked boot loaders and freedom to set my phone up how I like it...oops I just did.

    Another thing not pertaining to the quote, is what's the big deal with an aluminum unibody phone when 90% of high end smartphone users just put a case over it?
    Well if SD Cards and removable batteries are your thing, then cool. It's your choice.

    And people pay a lot of money for nicely built things. It's pretty telling when you have two phones that are the same price and one is constructed with premium materials and excellent quality, while the other is plastic. It really goes a long way. When Im holding a flagship, id really like to feel like it.

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    03-15-2013 11:45 PM
  7. HawaiiD's Avatar
    how about removable battery? I don't know if you can remove the battery from the HTC One because you could not for the HTC Evo. If that's the case, I prefer the s4 by a long shot.
    I am able to remove my battery from my Evo

    Sent from my Coconut Wireless
    03-15-2013 11:57 PM
  8. SpiralBorg's Avatar
    Really, I just think we should wait for the One and the S4 to come out, then compare.

    Sent from my MZ604 using Android Central Forums
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    03-16-2013 12:00 AM
  9. omniusovermind's Avatar
    I give a crap and it's 2 of the reasons I will buy samsung long before I buy iphone or the bigger screened iphone aka htc. I need not mention unlocked boot loaders and freedom to set my phone up how I like it...oops I just did.

    Another thing not pertaining to the quote, is what's the big deal with an aluminum unibody phone when 90% of high end smartphone users just put a case over it?
    I don't, so I guess we're tied now for the anecdotal prize.
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    03-16-2013 12:39 AM
  10. kkapoorr's Avatar
    And people pay a lot of money for nicely built things. It's pretty telling when you have two phones that are the same price and one is constructed with premium materials and excellent quality, while the other is plastic. It really goes a long way. When Im holding a flagship, id really like to feel like it.

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    This^
    03-16-2013 01:07 AM
  11. bdog421's Avatar
    I don't, so I guess we're tied now for the anecdotal prize.
    I know, I just felt obligated to reply when you said "nobody gives a crap"...millions if not tens of millions of people would disagree with you...we need choice and not all follow the same iphone build model, samsung is giving us that choice and it should be praised rather than hated even if you don't like it.
    03-16-2013 01:09 AM
  12. anon367353's Avatar
    I wanna play this time, too.
    • Processor is the same. Same model number, same SKU. Samsung has clocked theirs .2 GHZ higher.
    • Google the phrase Samsung Galaxy S3 SDcard problems. It returns 9,600,000 hits. You get almost 400 hits right here at AC. SD cards suck, I'll never buy an Android phone with one now that I have a choice.
    • The camera on the HTC One simply blows the camera on the Galaxy S4 away.
    • Neither camera is remotely close in their feature set to a digital camera.
    • Even Samsung downplayed the size of the screen by calling it 4.99-inches.
    • HTC One has an LED
    • Buggy bloatware that I can't uninstall without root.
    • Gonna need that bigger battery with the higher clock CPU
    • If you don't like Swiftkey and the 28MB of space it uses, you're stuck with it anyway.


    There are always two sides. People should stop caring about how many other people agree with them and buy whatever the hell they like.
    So, I guess it won't be useful reading your GS4 review.
    03-16-2013 01:53 AM
  13. omniusovermind's Avatar
    I know, I just felt obligated to reply when you said "nobody gives a crap"...millions if not tens of millions of people would disagree with you...we need choice and not all follow the same iphone build model, samsung is giving us that choice and it should be praised rather than hated even if you don't like it.
    I disagree that the majority of those people are buying based on sd
    03-16-2013 02:21 AM
  14. adiaz973's Avatar
    Apple is the only company that can get away with not using an SD card slot or a non removable battery on the iPhone. They have the best cloud service and the iPhone has always had good battery life. Besides, people don't buy the iPhone because it may or may not have certain features. They buy the iPhone because of its complete ecosystem. HTC or Google have no reason to not offer SD cards or removable batteries on their devices. For years Android users bragged about how much better android was over ios because android oems made devices that allowed you to remove batteries and expand memory and now nobody cares about it anymore because Nexus phones don't offer them anymore? With that being said, many people still use sd cards and spare batteries and the GS4 is an all-around better phone than the HTC One but the One has a better design. That's the one and only category the The HTC ONE one-ups the GS4: build quality
    03-16-2013 04:06 AM
  15. Will Rosario's Avatar
    - Trust me if u used a MicroSD Card you would be much more satisfided than using phone storage....Could easily back up quickly incase you want to do a factory reset
    - Camera Based on quality...The HTC One Screen may be better, but overall photos, when tranfered to a PC would be better with a GS4
    - Creative features are actually useful...Dual Shot video chatting...instead of always switching back and forth between cameras...imagine if Skype used this..WIN!
    - Bigger Battery supports better battery life, but it all depends on how the phone is used
    I completely disagree on the SD card argument. Phone Storage is miles better than an sd card memory. I have a galaxy s3 right now with an sd card and when i load the Gallery, it takes a couple of seconds to load the pictures on the SD card. meanwhile the memory on the phone is faster and loads right away. Another thing is that you cannot install apps onto an SD card unless you root your phone which most people don't. On phone storage you can install and download anything on.

    The Galaxy S4 camera is inferior to the ultrapixel of the HTC ONE. more megapixels DOES NOT equal better quality. check out a comparison made in technobuffalo website with the S4 and the HTC ONE, the HTC one comes on top.

    And all of the extra features are just gimmicks, although i admit some are really cool like the scrolling without touching the screen and eye pause, in the end many people will rarely use those. Only if they want to show off to friends and never use them afterwards.

    Bigger battery does not equal to a better battery life because samsung increased the screen to 5 inches plus all of those extra software features will make the battery life average. The HTC ONE has a smaller battery at 2300mah but the screen is smaller at 4.7 inches which will use less battery drain.
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    03-16-2013 04:36 AM
  16. Adawg1203's Avatar
    Sure it's easier nobody's disputing that. But the quality between a phone camera and a DSLR is massive. I spent $10k on my trip to the Greek islands with my family last year and there's no way in he11 I would trust those memories to a point and click phone camera. Unlike you, my phone barely left my suitcase, but my DSLR was with me everywhere.
    Yeah however, a smartphone camera is not meant to replace a DSLR but what it does do, is complement it.

    DSLR owners, I am one of them, need both. A DSLR brings quality to photos but is bulky, may require lens changes, and can take longer to setup for a shot depending on, specific use. Quick impromptu shots/scenes can get missed if, you use a DSLR only. You will very rarely find me take a shot using "auto" with a DSLR (what's the point) so, imagine the time it takes to capture a moment. That is when the camera phone comes into play or a P&S.

    Depending on how old your smart device is, the camera quality, certainly, can be more than adequate for most occasions. Bad shots can be taken with a DSLR as easily as with a smart device or P&S which is why, multiple shots should always be taken to get at that "perfect shot" regardless, of the type of camera used. Although, DSLR's in general, can be more "forgiven" when used by amateur photographers versus lower grade cameras (I'm not saying your an amateur by any means).

    For me personally, I use a smartphone camera on most occasions, and as a compliment to my DSLR when, I bring it along for the trip.
    03-16-2013 08:15 AM
  17. donm527#IM's Avatar
    I'm surprised no one mentioned HTC dual speaker bar at the front of the phone. not a huge plus but a + imo.
    I think it's pretty cool and writings so far say it makes it the best sounding smartphone to date.
    i have the nexus 4 and i really dont like the speaker on the back and sounds ok but not great.

    glad to hear someone mention the camera and how it stacks up against the S4.

    I thought some of the software features in the presentation was cool... definitely like it's 4.2.2... but that sw i feel can be copied eventually by apps. the other stuff really looks like bloatware to me and a gimmick to get people to focus and fall in love with those samsung features and off stock android for when they are ready to release tezin with all the samsung features and try to move people off android. i personally would like more of a stock jelly bean os... but I guess that's why I am rocking a Nexus 4

    I want to see if the Google X will be real and if not the One is at the top of my list.

    I wanna play this time, too.
    • Processor is the same. Same model number, same SKU. Samsung has clocked theirs .2 GHZ higher.
    • Google the phrase Samsung Galaxy S3 SDcard problems. It returns 9,600,000 hits. You get almost 400 hits right here at AC. SD cards suck, I'll never buy an Android phone with one now that I have a choice.
    • The camera on the HTC One simply blows the camera on the Galaxy S4 away.
    • Neither camera is remotely close in their feature set to a digital camera.
    • Even Samsung downplayed the size of the screen by calling it 4.99-inches.
    • HTC One has an LED
    • Buggy bloatware that I can't uninstall without root.
    • Gonna need that bigger battery with the higher clock CPU
    • If you don't like Swiftkey and the 28MB of space it uses, you're stuck with it anyway.


    There are always two sides. People should stop caring about how many other people agree with them and buy whatever the hell they like.
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    03-16-2013 08:33 AM
  18. Jaimeg123prmt's Avatar
    I am able to remove my battery from my Evo

    Sent from my Coconut Wireless
    the new evo 4g lte? I'm not talking about the old school one, because I was able to do it on that phone, but I am speaking of the new one.
    03-16-2013 08:42 AM
  19. planoman's Avatar
    I disagree that the majority of those people are buying based on sd
    I do not know what the percentage is but I know a lot do BUT, I think that number is coming down. Anecdotally of course, but I am one of them. Not till I bought my Nexus 4 have I even LOOKED at an android phone without removable battery and micro SD card. I still wish the Nexus 4 had a 32GB model. I would have not problem getting the One based on the specs it see. Does not mean I will get it over the S4 but at least I would look at it now.
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    03-16-2013 08:44 AM
  20. planoman's Avatar
    Apple is the only company that can get away with not using an SD card slot or a non removable battery on the iPhone. They have the best cloud service and the iPhone has always had good battery life. Besides, people don't buy the iPhone because it may or may not have certain features. They buy the iPhone because of its complete ecosystem. HTC or Google have no reason to not offer SD cards or removable batteries on their devices. For years Android users bragged about how much better android was over ios because android oems made devices that allowed you to remove batteries and expand memory and now nobody cares about it anymore because Nexus phones don't offer them anymore? With that being said, many people still use sd cards and spare batteries and the GS4 is an all-around better phone than the HTC One but the One has a better design. That's the one and only category the The HTC ONE one-ups the GS4: build quality
    Psst...make sure you do not look at the Nexus 4 sales numbers. No SD card slot or removable battery. They could not keep the thing in stock for MONTHS. I could still probably sell it for more than I paid even after 2.5 months. Can't do that with many phones.
    03-16-2013 08:46 AM
  21. planoman's Avatar
    I completely disagree on the SD card argument. Phone Storage is miles better than an sd card memory. I have a galaxy s3 right now with an sd card and when i load the Gallery, it takes a couple of seconds to load the pictures on the SD card. meanwhile the memory on the phone is faster and loads right away. Another thing is that you cannot install apps onto an SD card unless you root your phone which most people don't. On phone storage you can install and download anything on.

    The Galaxy S4 camera is inferior to the ultrapixel of the HTC ONE. more megapixels DOES NOT equal better quality. check out a comparison made in technobuffalo website with the S4 and the HTC ONE, the HTC one comes on top.

    And all of the extra features are just gimmicks, although i admit some are really cool like the scrolling without touching the screen and eye pause, in the end many people will rarely use those. Only if they want to show off to friends and never use them afterwards.

    Bigger battery does not equal to a better battery life because samsung increased the screen to 5 inches plus all of those extra software features will make the battery life average. The HTC ONE has a smaller battery at 2300mah but the screen is smaller at 4.7 inches which will use less battery drain.
    I agree that internal storage is the best and then SD card and then the cloud. The cloud, which many offer up when the phone has low storage (Nexus 4) is really slow even with a good connection on wifi. For me 32 GB of internal storage would be enough. Have it on my Nexus 7 and ipad and have have plenty of space for me.
    03-16-2013 08:50 AM
  22. The Hustleman's Avatar
    the funny thing is most of the power users will just put aosp on the phone anyways so you loose all of those gimmicks.
    Which is silly and pointless.

    AOSP is ok, but why buy a feature rick phone only to strip it of the features?

    If they'd fix AOSP to be able to add the features back great, but until then what's the point of buying a device with those abilities?

    sent from the best smart phone (not phablet) on the worst network- the galaxy S III unfortunately on T-Mobile
    03-16-2013 09:07 AM
  23. 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.
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    03-16-2013 09:47 AM
  24. Love Divine's Avatar
    Which is silly and pointless.

    AOSP is ok, but why buy a feature rick phone only to strip it of the features?

    If they'd fix AOSP to be able to add the features back great, but until then what's the point of buying a device with those abilities?

    sent from the best smart phone (not phablet) on the worst network- the galaxy S III unfortunately on T-Mobile
    I love AOSP. I wouldn't be so quick to suggest "feature rich" in the GS4's favor. People are too quick to mention the phone's features without considering their actual day to day usefulness. It doesn't appear many of them, if any honestly, will be useful day to day. They're mostly marketing gimmicks. And there are so many that combined with the already chaotic looking Touchwiz just make a confusing, cluttered experience. And the point of putting AOSP is to have a superior software experience (up to opinion) on your shiny new hardware.

    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.
    Having the same form factor, build materials and look as last year's phone is not design ingenuity no matter how you slice it. Components and technology naturally improve from year to year, so putting better internals in the same form factor isn't a tall task compared to actually innovating and providing a newer, better form. When compared with the completely reinvented HTC One, it just falls flat. And as for Touchwiz, see above.
    03-16-2013 11:45 AM
  25. GrooveRite's Avatar
    Which is silly and pointless.

    AOSP is ok, but why buy a feature rick phone only to strip it of the features?

    If they'd fix AOSP to be able to add the features back great, but until then what's the point of buying a device with those abilities?

    sent from the best smart phone (not phablet) on the worst network- the galaxy S III unfortunately on T-Mobile
    I agree with you Hustleman! That would be like renting a luxury hotel room and stripping off the luxury amenities after, lol!

    P.S. - Was going to do a suped up car being stripped to stock analogy but didn't want the AOSP camp getting their panties twisted so I went with the latter, lol!
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    03-16-2013 11:56 AM
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