Samsung Galaxy S4 Vs Apple iPhone 5 Vs HTC One: specs showdown

March 15th, 2013 by freshersbeat Leave a reply »

The new handset from Korean tech giant seems to be the most important topic of discussion across the world. Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Apple iPhone 5 vs HTC One specs comparison makes interesting reading.


With the emergence of Samsung Galaxy S IV, the tech market has got yet another strong handset. Some analysts have portrayed the S4 as one of the world’s finest smartphones ever. Thanks to many of its special specs and features, the new Samsung phone is surely a great rival to HTC’s new flagship the One and Apple’s latest smartphone the iPhone 5. It will be nice to put the S4 for a comparison with the Apple and HTC phones. Enjoy the comparison of the higher end phones here.

Software: In spite of their innards, these phones have something special in their software. The new Galaxy S IV is remarkably the first non-Nexus device to receive Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Until today, we could only see the software on Google’s own Nexus gadgets including Nexus 4. It has now debuted on non-Nexus phones and, in near future, it may appear on a set of other top-of-the-line smartphones and tablets.

The HTC One, at the same time, has started to come to stores with the Android version of 4.1 Jelly Bean. Indeed, it may be updated to the new 4.2 edition sooner. On the other hand, the new iPhone is up with Apple’s iOS 6.1.2, which is the latest update to the famous mobile OS from Apple. Lots of thrilling features are with the OS version, which brings a never-before cool experience to iPhone 5.

Innards: All the handsets in discussion have strapping innards onboard. Set aside the iPhone 5, the Samsung and HTC phones have quad core processors and 2GB of RAM. Take the example of the recently launched Galaxy S4, it mounts a 1.6GHz quad core brand new Cortex-A15 processor with the company’s own new Exynos 5 Octa 5410 chipset. It gets extra power from 2GB of RAM and PowerVR SGX 544MP3.

Going to the innards of HTC One, it is sporting a 1.7GHz Krait 300 quad core processor that packs a Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 chipset and is backed by 2GB of RAM and Adreno 320 graphical card. The recent Apple smartphone is on shelves with a rather feeble 1.2GHz dual core Apple A6 processor. It also lacks RAM capacity with only 1GB and the GPU is a stronger triple core PowerVR SGX 543MP3, though.

In internal memory, Galaxy S4 and Apple iPhone 5 come in three standard capacities; 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. HTC’s new flagship drops 16GB variant, and you can grab it in 32GB and 64GB options. The only device that has a microSD slot for expanding memory is the Galaxy S4.

Camera: Newer smartphones are intensely in contest when it comes to rear cameras. All new handsets are showing off some innovative cameras. Let us check the rear cameras and their features with these three phones. It looks that the One has the most innovative rear camera with a 4MP UltraPixel camera that, according to HTC, can shoot video and images even better than a 13MP rear camera of regular phones can do.

Samsung has integrated a 13MP rear camera with its new Galaxy S phone, by replacing the standard 8MP camera of its predecessor. Both the devices can capture 1080p video similar to all other high-end phones. They also tout decent front cameras for video chats and self portraits. The new iPhone, however, has an iSight 8MP camera and it is hoped that the 2013 iPhone version will get a rather better and advanced camera.

Price, Release Date
You can get the new Galaxy S phone in all major global markets. In the U.S., like its predecessors, it will come to all prominent carriers including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. HTC also plans to avail its new One flagship phone from all top carriers in main markets. Apple iPhone 5 has been in market for a while. Price of Galaxy S IV is yet to be revealed, while HTC One is to come for something around $500 SIM free.


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