Pros Removable or Changeable battery
Cons Requires Root to get rid of bloatware
Summary I have read a lot about HTC one and Galaxy S4 comparison and they are only natural as these represent 2 best smartphones of 2013.
Yes, I take that HTC One has great looks, beats audio and fresh design... but what you need to give away for that is ability to change or upgrade the battery.
Any battery however good is it charges for 500 cycles if all the connections remain proper.. For a smartphone, its easy to achieve these cycles in 18 months or so..
Do I want to replace a 700 USD phone in such a short time.. sorry, I don't.
Moreover, if you look at some suppliers they give fatter batteries with replaceable covers. SO if you are on the move then it makes sense to change the 2600 mAH battery with 5000 mAH and still retaining reasonable looks, thanks to super slim structure of S4.
Come to the other difference, HTC One has LCD screen and it is common to have dead pixels in LCD after some time. AMOLED screens have no recorded problems like this.
Yes, the audio requires improvement but the included ear-phones house woofer and speaker to get a much rounded sound. Who listens to music or takes calls with speakerphone generally?
Now the plastic, well its much more likely that your phone will survive a drop if its plastic rather than polished metal design.
At the end it will come to personal preference, I have some bad exp. with HTC and their is a huge developer community doing things for Samsung, I fear being left out of exciting customizations like I did with my Dell Streak..
GS4 is for me..
Pros Everything about this phone.
Cons Nothing about this phone
Summary A lot of people are complaining that it is plastic. Plastic does not break as easy. People get cases for high end exterior phones that are plastic so what is the big deal. This phones specs are incredible and at the best of any phone on the market. Whether this phone is an iphone killer, probably not. The iphone 5s is due out some time this year and no matter if it has anything new, people are going to buy it. Every argument any apple fan has against androids is flawed. However a lot of fandroids have no idea what they are talking about. Overall the Samsung Galaxy S4 will come out as the best phone with the HTC One close behind. Although HTC One looks amazing, HTC phones usually have some flaws especially with battery. Whether some software is useless or not it is always easy to turn off and the battery on the S4 will meet expectations.
Pros 5" screen, 13MP camera, LTE, 8 core processing, 2 GB RAM, wireless charging.
Cons Price and availability is unknown.
Summary When the S4 was announced, I was slightly underwhelmed at the time, but once it sank in, I realized that I was more and more impressed. When it becomes available, it really will stand alone in a category all it's own as the premier smartphone. It's silly that there are people posting reviews that say something to the effect of "don't get me wrong, it's an awesome phone with amazing features and upgrades... but it's such a let down." Give me a break. This phone is the very definition of innovation and it is exactly what reasonable people expected from the next iteration of the best smartphone on the planet.
Pros True HD Screen diplay, 5 inch screen size, eye pause, eye track
Group play, S hub, story album, amazing camera features, removable battery and external microSD card support up to 64, wireless charging capability, S beam and universal remote control
Cons Nothing on Samsung Galaxy S4.
Summary Samsung Galaxy S4 is the best smartphone ever and Samsung is a true innovation company in this planet.
Pros Design, Features, Software, Sensor Array, Interface, Fluidity, Settings (well organized), Quick Functions, Swappable Battery, Expanded Memory (64GB), USB Connectivity, Translation, etc.
Cons Battery (I need more power Scotty!), OCR function (Still needs work)
Summary A feature-rich high-octane Super-phone that caught everyone's eye at a party last night. Before long people were approaching me to see the techno-wizardy that Samsung had packed into the handset. The bilingual party goers were enthusiastic with S Translate claiming it wasn't perfect but left Google translate in the dust. The photographers of the group were impressed with the camera and various modes on offer. Oohs and aahs came when I showed off the eraser and Sound Shot features.This person clearly never picked up a Galaxy S4. I have now used the device for 15 hours and have yet to experience any crashing, hanging or sudden reboots.
Updated on Apr 26, 2013