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  1. AngelArs's Avatar
    only difference is that the HTC One is 468 pixels per inch, while the S4 is 441 pixels per inch.
    BOTH phones have a nice display... however.... put them side by side and the HTC One really shines here. MUCH cleaner, crisper screen. If you don't compare them side by side and you just look at the s4 sure it will look nice. There is only so much the human eye can decipher. At some point more pixels is meaningless to your eye. Having said that I DID compare both screens because having the best display a BIG deal for my needs. That was the straw that broke the camels back and I got rid on my S4 and got the HTC One Dev Edition immediately. I am MUCH happier with the HTC One than I ever was with the s4, but again, you really need to compare them in person to understand. An internet comparison isn't fair to either phone.
    06-19-2013 01:42 PM
  2. AngelArs's Avatar
    06-19-2013 01:47 PM
  3. slackerjack's Avatar
    Okay, can we close and lock this thread now...I'm all for debate, not more **** measuring though. You all take this **** way too seriously, none of you have any skin in the game here and have resorted to insulting each other and changing the subject when you dont like the one you're on way too many times, all because you want to prove that you spent an insanely nothing amount of money on a smartphone that you'll use for the next year or two (maybe)...

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    06-19-2013 01:53 PM
  4. shoii's Avatar
    Lol search in google much? There's like 5 replies to each thread and most of them are replying that they don't have dead pixels. As compared to the HTC thread you will see the several pages of people complaining
    :*

    GS4 Love
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    06-19-2013 02:01 PM
  5. Aquila's Avatar
    Team shiny vampire losses 1 point for...

    In order for you to like your device, someone else's choice doesn't have to be bad.

    Transmitted through spacetime.
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    06-19-2013 02:03 PM
  6. The Hustleman's Avatar
    I consider myself to be a total geek when it comes to technology, especially smartphones. I spent time with both the Galaxy S4 and HTC One before making my final decision and I must say that final decision was quite an easy one after spending time with both phones. I am not going to talk negatively about the HTC One because it is a great choice and phone but in my honest opinion it just doesn't compare to the Galaxy S4. To sum things up:

    HTC One Pros:
    1. Build Quality - There is no question that the aluminum body of the HTC One is beautiful
    2. Better screen brightness - It was easier to see the screen on the HTC One when outside on a sunny day

    Samsung Galaxy S4 Pros:
    1. Superior UI
    2. Camera - The HTC One may compete with the Galaxy S4 on low light photos but in general the camera technology in the S4 is much better and takes more realistic photos
    3. Removable battery - If the camera at some point becomes defective then simply swap it out! If the camera becomes defective in the HTC One you are looking at a pricey repair by a technician.
    4. SD Slot - Who doesn't like having the option of additional storage?
    5. Removable back cover - I actually like this about the S4 and for a few reasons. It is well known that the S4 is quite easy to open and repair if need be AND if the back cover gets marked up and you are OCD like me then you can simply replace it.
    6. Air Motions - Yes, some are gimmicky but some are quite useful. I have answered the phone while cooking by waving at the sensor and hovered over my screen to check notifications several times.

    At the end of the day the only thing the HTC One may have over the Galaxy S4 (in the minds of some) is the build quality BUT keep this in mind. The majority of us put our phones in cases such as Otterbox and when we are doing that the phone is protected and the materials don't really matter. If you are one to use your phone naked then I can see you loving the HTC One but other than that I just couldn't see recommending the HTC One over the Galaxy S4. I am not just saying that because I own an S4, I did spend time with both before making my decision and will still say that the HTC One is a great choice for those who go with it. For me, the tech geek who likes the best of the best I will keep my S4

    Great write up except one thing
    Um, what does aluminum have to do with build quality?

    It sounds like you're confusing build quality with build materials like so many others

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    06-19-2013 02:11 PM
  7. AngelArs's Avatar
    search in google much?
    Of course! THAT'S what it's for. Might want to try it some time. LOL...


    There's like 5 replies to each thread
    Again, you really should try searching sometime. I could have posted PLENTY of more links with complaints about dead pixels on the s4, but I was hoping that you'd "get the point" with those 3 links. Guess I should have known that a fanboy like yourself will only see what they want to see. Fortunately there are plenty of open-minded people reading this thread who won't glass it over the facts like you did.

    the HTC thread you will see the several pages of people complaining
    You might want to learn that stuck pixels are NOT the same thing as dead pixels. LOL.... try again.

    BTW, for both phones this is really a non-issue because of a little thing called a warranty. Imagine that.
    06-19-2013 02:13 PM
  8. Aquila's Avatar
    Um, what does aluminum have to do with build quality?
    While quality and materials are definitely different things, materials could contribute to quality if engineering is equal (nearly impossible), then a "better" material would obviously give the edge to that device... however, when speaking about aluminum versus plastic, one is forced to ask, "better for what?" Like all design choices, there are pros and cons that must be weighed and the choice of material is just so.
    06-19-2013 02:19 PM
  9. erasat's Avatar
    BOTH phones have a nice display... however.... put them side by side and the HTC One really shines here. MUCH cleaner, crisper screen. If you don't compare them side by side and you just look at the s4 sure it will look nice. There is only so much the human eye can decipher. At some point more pixels is meaningless to your eye. Having said that I DID compare both screens because having the best display a BIG deal for my needs. That was the straw that broke the camels back and I got rid on my S4 and got the HTC One Dev Edition immediately. I am MUCH happier with the HTC One than I ever was with the s4, but again, you really need to compare them in person to understand. An internet comparison isn't fair to either phone.
    I did compare both side by side before buying my S4 and now I keep doing it, as 2 of my coworkers have the HTC One, and once they saw mine set as Standard or Movie Display with the perfect Brightness combination, they both are looking to sell their One to buy the S4, so there you see, opinions are just that, opinions, what for you is better, it may be quite the opposite for others. Plus, I never felt at home with the One, the Odd buttons layout and the UI are too strange for me. So, in my opinion, S4 display is a lot better than the One's and that's one of the may other little things that made me get the S4, meaning, Removable Battery, SD Slot, AirGestures, 13MP cameras with tons of options, and I can't forget the out of the box 4.2.2 JB.
    06-19-2013 02:23 PM
  10. Notsosure's Avatar
    Of course! THAT'S what it's for. Might want to try it some time. LOL...



    Again, you really should try searching sometime. I could have posted PLENTY of more links with complaints about dead pixels on the s4, but I was hoping that you'd "get the point" with those 3 links. Guess I should have known that a fanboy like yourself will only see what they want to see. Fortunately there are plenty of open-minded people reading this thread who won't glass it over the facts like you did.


    You might want to learn that stuck pixels are NOT the same thing as dead pixels. LOL.... try again.

    BTW, for both phones this is really a non-issue because of a little thing called a warranty. Imagine that.
    What's this...?

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=269052

    Oh yeah the most recent thread on dead pixels on HTC forum. I am not a fanboy of any phones. In fact I think both HTC One and S4 is a great phone. But if you want to talk about dead pixels and make a huge deal out of it I'll have you know I didn't even have to search it. It was on the most recent post list...how convenient.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4
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    06-19-2013 02:25 PM
  11. shoii's Avatar
    Of course! THAT'S what it's for. Might want to try it some time. LOL...



    Again, you really should try searching sometime. I could have posted PLENTY of more links with complaints about dead pixels on the s4, but I was hoping that you'd "get the point" with those 3 links. Guess I should have known that a fanboy like yourself will only see what they want to see. Fortunately there are plenty of open-minded people reading this thread who won't glass it over the facts like you did.


    You might want to learn that stuck pixels are NOT the same thing as dead pixels. LOL.... try again.

    BTW, for both phones this is really a non-issue because of a little thing called a warranty. Imagine that.
    Fanboy? You started the discussion and I could have just as easily looked up tons of pages.

    GS4 Love
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    06-19-2013 02:27 PM
  12. DS1331's Avatar
    I like the S4 owner defending the one. Cause then you know there's no discrimination there. Thanks for the back up !



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    06-19-2013 02:47 PM
  13. tohio's Avatar
    Because it's a open forum and I just was chipping in my 2 cents. There is still reasonable posts within the thread but alot of bad ones as well. So again I still like to read the forum as I go from top to bottom.. So that's why I read.

    Again.. If you don't like my 2 cents just do as you said and ignore it :beer:



    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums.
    Can't say I didn't try.
    06-19-2013 03:46 PM
  14. madlaw1071's Avatar
    BOTH phones have a nice display... however.... put them side by side and the HTC One really shines here. MUCH cleaner, crisper screen. If you don't compare them side by side and you just look at the s4 sure it will look nice. There is only so much the human eye can decipher. At some point more pixels is meaningless to your eye. Having said that I DID compare both screens because having the best display a BIG deal for my needs. That was the straw that broke the camels back and I got rid on my S4 and got the HTC One Dev Edition immediately. I am MUCH happier with the HTC One than I ever was with the s4, but again, you really need to compare them in person to understand. An internet comparison isn't fair to either phone.
    Not a chance. I own and use both and frequently compare the 2 running the same app or content. Because of the S4's superior blacks and super saturated colors it is hands down better for gaming and most most media content. Where the One shines is in clear, bright whites. Therefore, I find webbrowsing on the One to be better because the white is whiter.
    06-19-2013 03:50 PM
  15. Topgonzo's Avatar
    They can say what they want but the S4 is obviously more popular than the ONE.
    Roflmao popularity has nothing to do with being the best at anything.
    So everyone run out and buy a McDonald's hamburger since it's what you see on TV everyday and everyone wants one!
    Wait let's go grab a iphone because of course it's Apple..
    This has been covered so many times....
    To everyone that owns a s4 I want to congratulate for having the most popular android phone of 2013....
    Because it must be the best when that many people are all buying it...... Right?
    Right everyone?..... Look around.... Who's with me?

    Now in all seriousness.. What is the best for you may be different than what's the best for me.. There is no proven winner or loser.. I think they are both great phones! So much so that I own the one and my wife owns a s4.. That's why posts like this are ridiculous.. Trying to dog out a phone for short comings when there are clear differences and that's Ok folks...

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 4 Beta
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    06-19-2013 03:51 PM
  16. ibcop's Avatar
    Wow, lots of testosterone in here with some sword fighting going on! Lol
    06-19-2013 03:55 PM
  17. return_0's Avatar
    Great write up except one thing
    Um, what does aluminum have to do with build quality?

    It sounds like you're confusing build quality with build materials like so many others

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    Go back and read the other posts on this thread. The One has both better build materials and better build quality.

    Just skip to 1:30
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    06-19-2013 03:57 PM
  18. ibcop's Avatar
    Go back and read the other posts on this thread. The One has both better build materials and better build quality.



    Sent from my pure Google Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    Nice video.
    06-19-2013 04:11 PM
  19. ffejjj's Avatar
    Go back and read the other posts on this thread. The One has both better build materials and better build quality.



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    Awesome Video. Seems pretty spot on
    06-19-2013 04:33 PM
  20. AngelArs's Avatar
    Um, what does aluminum have to do with build quality?
    It has to do with materials VS. application. You don't see many plastic cars do you? Saturn tried it and they went out of business because no one wanted one. There are many high strength plastics available today but what material do you think most cars chassis are made out of? I'll give you a clue, it's NOT plastic. And what about computers? Ask yourself why did Apple spend millions of dollars researching materials, and then decided upon using aluminum for their new Macbook Pros? For electronics there are so many advantages of this material over cheap plastic. And speaking of advantages, see many plastic heat-sinks? Didn't think so. There's a reason for that. Plastic and heat don't get along very well. There's also the social interpretations of the materials. Most people associate plastic with toys, and aluminum with higher-end products because it's generally felt to be more elegant. Aluminum is also a more "green" material as plastic is made with petroleum. Aluminum also is more efficient to recycle than plastic. Once the aluminum has been produced, it can be recycled over and over again.

    When you use the term 'build quality' it can mean many things. Design is also a big part of build quality. So is longevity. A
    luminum will out do plastic every time in the longevity department. If you were a manufacture and your concern was making more profit, then plastic would be what you prefer. If, however, you wanted to portray that your product was classy and
    elegant, then you'd do as Apple has and choose aluminum. The final nail in the coffin for those samslum plastic lovers is that samsung has themselves decided to move AWAY from plastic, and the next S5 will be similar to the HTC One and use Aluminum. The s4 fanboys have no answer for that one.




    once they saw mine set as Standard or Movie Display with the perfect Brightness combination
    Having a better display is one reason I got rid of my s4 and switched to the HTC One. If you know someone who thinks the s4 looks better - then they don't need a smartphone, they need an ophthalmologist. Can the s4 even display true white? Not really. The word "better" is usually subjective, BUT when it comes to displays there is NO DOUBT that the HTC One smokes the s4 and is much superior. Read 'em and weep;



    Guess you won't be showing THAT video to your friends at work. LOL


    13MP cameras.
    Marketing departments must love you MP are meaningless these days. The majority of camera comparisons between these two phones show that the HTC one takes better pictures. For most people, that's what's really important, the end result, but by all means you enjoy your mega pixels. LOL

    The bottom line of S4 VS. HTC One.... Samsung spends LOTS more money in marketing. Some people fall for that marketing. I'm happy for them, but when they try to push their 'junk science' it simply can't hold water.
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    06-19-2013 04:34 PM
  21. AngelArs's Avatar
    Because of the S4's superior blacks and super saturated colors it is hands down better for gaming
    Yeah I suppose if you want to play games or watch cartoons, then something with exagerated saturated colors might seem like it looks better. Weird.
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    06-19-2013 04:51 PM
  22. AngelArs's Avatar
    The One has both better build materials and better build quality.
    Great video return_0. Thanks for posting it.

    I had to laugh when I heard them bending the s4. It sounded like someone was walking on corn flakes. LOL
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    06-19-2013 04:54 PM
  23. ffejjj's Avatar
    Great video return_0. Thanks for posting it.

    I had to laugh when I heard them bending the s4. It sounded like someone was walking on corn flakes. LOL
    Wait for it.... Someone will post that the cracking and creaking sounds are engineered into the phone. The flex is a design trait to help withstand falls more. It couldnt have anything to do with an inferior product
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    06-19-2013 04:58 PM
  24. AngelArs's Avatar
    Someone will post that the cracking and creaking sounds are engineered into the phone.
    LOL...

    Tohio.... Shoii... come on, any takers? LOL....


    BTW, regarding the android version, HTC has CONFIRMED that it will soon release 4.2.2 for the HTC One.

    Clickity-Click.
    06-19-2013 05:11 PM
  25. tohio's Avatar
    Roflmao popularity has nothing to do with being the best at anything.
    So everyone run out and buy a McDonald's hamburger since it's what you see on TV everyday and everyone wants one!
    Wait let's go grab a iphone because of course it's Apple..
    This has been covered so many times....
    To everyone that owns a s4 I want to congratulate for having the most popular android phone of 2013....
    Because it must be the best when that many people are all buying it...... Right?
    Right everyone?..... Look around.... Who's with me?

    Now in all seriousness.. What is the best for you may be different than what's the best for me.. There is no proven winner or loser.. I think they are both great phones! So much so that I own the one and my wife owns a s4.. That's why posts like this are ridiculous.. Trying to dog out a phone for short comings when there are clear differences and that's Ok folks...

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    Um, I'll take a shot at this. You do realize that compared to other fast food hamburger restaurants in the US McDonalds is the best. You are comparing the entire universe of restaurants to McDonalds and trying to show sales numbers mean nothing. El mistake o!. In their niche they are the best. You make the mistakes so many people here make in trying to base your arguments on false assumptions. The iPhone and the S4 are close in sales numbers but they far out pace the HTC One. So yeah, they are the best in their genre. Next time consider that if something sells massively better that its competitor IN THE SAME CATEGORY then it is the best. And before you make another mistake comparing Ferrari to the Ford Focus or Rolex watches to Casio think about the folly of using dissimilar items in a comparative study. Here's an example There are far more insects in the world than primates. Ergo,insects must be the higher life form. See it doesn't work the way. OK, I gave it a shot.
    06-19-2013 05:31 PM
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