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  1. raja2mc's Avatar
    I really like to know why people choose S4 over One?

    BinGa's S4
    06-17-2013 03:21 AM
  2. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    I believe there could be multiple reasons. The S4 has a removable battery and expandable storage. It also has an AMOLED screen that a lot of people prefer. It is offered on more carriers than the One. And it has features that the One doesn't have. That's just to name a few.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
    06-17-2013 03:33 AM
  3. Aquila's Avatar
    The most common arguments for the S4 over the One seem to be:


    • Larger Screen
    • Available on their Network
    • Removable Battery
    • Expandable Storage
    • Better Camera (other than the low-light comparisons which the One seems made for)
    • More Accessories
    • Software Features (some people may really like one or more features from TouchWiz)
    • Easier to Have Repaired
    06-17-2013 03:35 AM
  4. raziel's Avatar
    At first, I was frustrated with the S4 and was using the HTC One and loved it. However, after installing GoldenEye ROM, my primary device is the S4 because of the memory card expandability (Apps2SD now possible) and the most important factor is the replaceable battery which is important to me because there are several situations where I'm not near a charger for most of the day.
    Kedar likes this.
    06-17-2013 03:44 AM
  5. shoii's Avatar
    I really like to know why people choose S4 over One?

    BinGa's S4
    Because it's the best phone to ever set foot on mankind

    GS4 Love
    raja2mc, GrooveRite, tohio and 5 others like this.
    06-17-2013 03:58 AM
  6. satannik's Avatar
    Air view, smart stay, wave to answer calls, overclocked to 1.9 , has 4.2.2 (which One owners are dying for which makes me lol) , Qualcomm snap dragon , very light, the phone looks amazing (the One does too but it looks heavy).

    Sent from my rooted Samsung Galaxy S 4
    06-17-2013 04:59 AM
  7. double923's Avatar
    I really like HTC One, there are very few reasons for me:

    One
    - camera suck!
    - menu bar suck!

    S4 has its own cons, but for now S4 out weighs the One.

    S4
    - speaker suck!

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-17-2013 06:05 AM
  8. madlaw1071's Avatar
    I have and use both. The S4 is better for:

    1. Larger more colorful screen
    2. Better LED notifications
    3. Longer battery life
    4. Better button placement
    5. 4.2.2
    6. No black menu bar
    7. Bluetooth notifications
    8. Smoother game play.
    gummyjelly likes this.
    06-17-2013 06:22 AM
  9. Andrawer's Avatar
    After using the HTC One for 3 weeks I thought it was awesome but ...I switched to the S4 because personally...

    Larger Screen
    Ability to wake up the S4 via home key (One's power key location drove me batty)
    Removable Battery
    Better Camera for my needs (daytime outdoors)
    Lighter weight and shorter than the One.
    I felt the plastic body would be more durable based on my experience with aluminum versus my prior Samsung phones.
    gummyjelly likes this.
    06-17-2013 07:14 AM
  10. SirGeorgeKillian's Avatar
    For me the deciding factor comes down to battery. Coming from a Razr Maxx, they both suck in that category, however the S4 gives me the option of adding a larger one (for under 20 bucks at that). With my line of work, that is far more important than any other feature.

    Plus when you take into account there is no SD slot it really ticks me off. I mean really, who does that on Android. They sound like that fruit based company....

    Sent from my Samsung S4.
    06-17-2013 07:21 AM
  11. effreyj's Avatar
    I'm on Verizon and didn't have a choice...if Verizon had the One then I'd definitely have been very conflicted and I'm not sure which I would have chosen.
    06-17-2013 07:57 AM
  12. Aquila's Avatar
    I'm on Verizon and didn't have a choice...if Verizon had the One then I'd definitely have been very conflicted and I'm not sure which I would have chosen.
    Word on the street is July.

    Transmitted through spacetime.
    06-17-2013 07:59 AM
  13. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    For all of the reasons mentioned above ...
    The main stickler for me was button placement though. I spent quite awhile down at the at&t store playing with the one and it didn't feel natural to use at all. I'm speaking of the power button placement, home & back button placement, and lack of a menu button.
    06-17-2013 08:34 AM
  14. cgardnervt's Avatar
    For all of the reasons mentioned above ...
    The main stickler for me was button placement though. I spent quite awhile down at the at&t store playing with the one and it didn't feel natural to use at all. I'm speaking of the power button placement, home & back button placement, and lack of a menu button.
    The button lay out is not a deal breaker nor should it be. You will get used to it within a week anyways. I came from an S3 and I did hate it at first. Otherwise the device is great! The same can be said about the S4 if you want a bigger screen and the button layout is THAT important to you.

    In update 4.2.2 for the HTC One we will be getting the menu button option back. HTC seems to be listening to it's phone owners. That is a great thing IMO!
    madlaw1071 and Topgonzo like this.
    06-17-2013 08:43 AM
  15. Ashwani_M's Avatar
    google it mate.. hundreds of reasons to choose S4 over HTC one. It's very basic if you really are following mobile world and recent advancements..
    06-17-2013 09:25 AM
  16. tohio's Avatar
    The button lay out is not a deal breaker nor should it be. You will get used to it within a week anyways. I came from an S3 and I did hate it at first. Otherwise the device is great! The same can be said about the S4 if you want a bigger screen and the button layout is THAT important to you.

    In update 4.2.2 for the HTC One we will be getting the menu button option back. HTC seems to be listening to it's phone owners. That is a great thing IMO!
    Uh, you did read the OP question didn't you? You seem to be replying to a question that was not asked. Read it again, I think you'll see my point.
    06-17-2013 09:48 AM
  17. tohio's Avatar
    Everything everyone else said (except cgardnervt) But additionally, I own the S3 and I am very happy with its performance and support. By buying a top tier phone you don't have to worry about your phone being forgotten by the developers, accessory suppliers or the manufacturer. I looked at other phones but based on experience and features I bought the S4.
    06-17-2013 09:53 AM
  18. Mr.Willie's Avatar
    Air view, smart stay, wave to answer calls, overclocked to 1.9 , has 4.2.2 (which One owners are dying for which makes me lol) , Qualcomm snap dragon , very light, the phone looks amazing (the One does too but it looks heavy).

    Sent from my rooted Samsung Galaxy S 4
    Um, I am running 4.2.2 on my One.

    For me the deciding factor comes down to battery. Coming from a Razr Maxx, they both suck in that category, however the S4 gives me the option of adding a larger one (for under 20 bucks at that). With my line of work, that is far more important than any other feature.

    Plus when you take into account there is no SD slot it really ticks me off. I mean really, who does that on Android. They sound like that fruit based company....

    Sent from my Samsung S4.
    Well Google is trying to kill off the S/D slot...
    06-17-2013 10:24 AM
  19. Kedar's Avatar
    I didn't care for removable storage.
    The only reason I care about removable battery is if there's a malfunction with my phone battery in a year, I can replace it. People with HTC One's... cannot.

    Bigger Screen (does make a difference)
    Amoled Display
    Better overall camera

    I root -- so I choose GS4 over One because I don't care for smooth slick out of box experience or HTC design over samsung design.
    06-17-2013 10:50 AM
  20. vasekvi's Avatar
    Bigger battery
    Thinner body
    Removable battery good for having spares
    Inductive Charging
    Removable storage
    More resilient composite construction
    Very easy repairability


    Sent from my AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk II
    06-17-2013 10:59 AM
  21. tohio's Avatar
    Um, I am running 4.2.2 on my One.



    Well Google is trying to kill off the S/D slot...
    I guess you misunderstood the OP's question as well.

    BTW how are you running 4.2.2? Are you rooted? You wouldn't want to mislead anyone into thinking that 4.2.2 was officially available for the HTC One would you?
    satannik likes this.
    06-17-2013 12:18 PM
  22. Love Divine's Avatar
    Most likely it's due to being used to the Samsung ecosystem/software. Being comfortable with your phone goes a long way. In reality, both phones are great. Very few people had the chance to actually try both like me and choose their favorite.

    The reason more S4s sell is due to advertising, plain and simple.
    06-17-2013 12:33 PM
  23. tohio's Avatar
    Most likely it's due to being used to the Samsung ecosystem/software. Being comfortable with your phone goes a long way. In reality, both phones are great. Very few people had the chance to actually try both like me and choose their favorite.

    The reason more S4s sell is due to advertising, plain and simple.
    Here we go with the "advertising, plain and simple" excuse. Do a little research and look at failed massive advertising campaigns. All the advertising in the world is not going to make a POS a best seller.

    Edit: BTW what did you choose?
    06-17-2013 01:52 PM
  24. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    1. Thus far, my experience with both HTC and Samsung phones has generally been more favorable towards Samsung.

    2. SDCard support. Unless the phone ships with 64GB (or at least 32GB), almost a requirement for me.

    3. Camera. S4 camera is better, hands down. I don't think anyone will argue this.

    4. Carrier. I'm currently on Verizon, which didn't offer the HTC One when I was shopping. I did weigh my options regarding switching carriers and/or waiting to buy a future phone, but in the end the One really wasn't a viable option for me.

    Don't get me wrong, the HTC One looks like a great device...I wish I could have tested one out. It definitely has a few advantages (at least on paper) over the S4 as well, but the reasons above are why I own an S4 and not the HTC One.
    06-17-2013 02:00 PM
  25. Kedar's Avatar
    I don't think it's as much advertising as it is the fact that Samsung has delivered outstanding products. Brands with a track record like them are bound to sell a next generation device really well.

    HTC, on the other hand, had the One S/X and Evo 3D (mediocre for flagships, imo) the past two generations. I had the original Evo, and that's why I upgraded to the Evo3D.

    So while advertising does play a big part, so does brand and service recognition. With the One doing better than its predecessors, you can expect HTC's next flagship to also generate some hype for its next flagship, like the S4 has with the S3 and S2 behind its back.
    06-17-2013 02:03 PM
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