1. fausto408's Avatar
    Hello everyone. After doing an extensive search I wasn't able to find an answer to my question, so here goes. I was wondering if there are any HD video sites I can test using both the Galaxy S4 and HTC One. I, like many others, am having a difficult time deciding which one will be my next phone purchase. One of the most important factors I consider when buying a new phone is HD video playback. I recently went into an AT&T Store to test out both phones but couldn't tell which had better video playback. So far I've only visited the Youtube website on both phones, but playback still seamed to be blocky (I tested the Man of Steel Trailer, ) Is it the way Youtube is encoded? I guess what I'm looking for is a mobile website I can visit on both phones that will TRUELY test 1080p video playback. Does it even exist? Or would I only be able to test this with a video file on an SD card? Thanks!
    05-08-2013 03:40 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    To TRULY test 1080p video playback, yes, you need a file (or you could record the exact same thing at the exact same time on both phones and compare). YouTube will only output HD content if your on WiFi AND if your signal and bitrate are strong, which is not always the case nor constant. You could try Netflix, but you have to wait a bit (if your connection allows it) for the video to adjust to HD. But yeah, your safest bet would be a file.
    05-08-2013 05:45 AM
  3. fausto408's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply. It looks like Ill have to find some friends who have the phones. I doubt the reps at the AT&T store will allow me access to the SD slot on the Galaxy.
    05-08-2013 11:26 AM
  4. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I know the S4 has a 1080p Screen...does the HTC One have a 1080p Screen? or just 720p?
    05-08-2013 11:30 AM
  5. TheLibertarian's Avatar
    I know the S4 has a 1080p Screen...does the HTC One have a 1080p Screen? or just 720p?
    Haha, 1080p LCD3 for the One.


    To TRULY test 1080p video playback, yes, you need a file (or you could record the exact same thing at the exact same time on both phones and compare). YouTube will only output HD content if your on WiFi AND if your signal and bitrate are strong, which is not always the case nor constant. You could try Netflix, but you have to wait a bit (if your connection allows it) for the video to adjust to HD. But yeah, your safest bet would be a file.
    You can stream in HD on Android devices without WiFi, though I don't believe the YouTube app shows you whether it's streaming 720 or 1080. You cannot do this with the YouTube app on iOS.
    05-08-2013 11:34 AM
  6. sux2bu's Avatar
    Haha, 1080p LCD3 for the One.




    You can stream in HD on Android devices without WiFi, though I don't believe the YouTube app shows you whether it's streaming 720 or 1080. You cannot do this with the YouTube app on iOS.
    My YouTube app lets me pick the resolution and I always pick1080p. It's next to the volume.
    05-08-2013 11:42 AM
  7. TheLibertarian's Avatar
    My YouTube app lets me pick the resolution and I always pick1080p. It's next to the volume.
    You can select "HD" not a specific resolution. The setting also does not specify the resolution.
    Attached Thumbnails Testing HD video on Galaxy S4 and HTC One in person?-uploadfromtaptalk1368032768685.jpg  
    05-08-2013 12:06 PM
  8. fausto408's Avatar
    I remember when I was searching for a new monitor, I would carry 1080p movie trailers on a usb drive and go to the local b&m to test them out. All the sales people would look at me weird.
    05-08-2013 12:26 PM
  9. sux2bu's Avatar
    You can select "HD" not a specific resolution. The setting also does not specify the resolution.
    My bad, I forgot I don't use the YouTube app. I use the browser.
    Attached Thumbnails Testing HD video on Galaxy S4 and HTC One in person?-screenshot_2013-05-08-23-06-05.png  
    05-08-2013 11:08 PM

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