Features Key features of the Galaxy S4  vs HTC One 

screen size

screen resolution

Galaxy S4
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080


Galaxy S4
2 GB
2 GB


Galaxy S4
Quad core
Quad core

camera resolution

Galaxy S4
13 MP
13 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy S4

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy S4

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Store much more stuff 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
Records higher def video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 30x higher def video
Lighter 130 g vs 145 g More than 10% lighter
Thinner 7.9 mm vs 9.9 mm Around 20% thinner
Front view of HTC One

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Significantly longer talk time (3G) 1,608 min vs 1,020 min Around 60% longer talk time (3G); go days without charging
Faster processor 2.3 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Longer standby time (3G) 30,240 min vs 22,176 min More than 35% longer standby time (3G)
Better theoretical download speed 42.2 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s More than 2x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S4  vs HTC One 

Call quality is superb, data speeds over LTE 4G are excellent and the display has those better than life colors that many love.
Galaxy S4

Alternatively, the standard email app is available as well to handle other email services, but its functionality and interface is similar to Gmail.
Galaxy S4

Impressively, further image adjustments can be made using a row of +/- 2EV sliders for exposure, contrast, colour saturation and sharpness, which is more than most handsets offer 'smartphone photographers.


8.7 Out of 10
9.0 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy S4  vs
HTC One 
Size 5" 5"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Multitouch Yes N/A
PPI 440 ppi 440 ppi


Clock speed 1.9 GHz 2.3 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
Internal storage 64 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 13 MP 13 MP
Resolution 13 MP 13 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 5 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown


Generation 4G 4G
HSUPA (7.2 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 1,020 min 1,608 min
Standby time (3G) 22,176 min 30,240 min
Capacity 2,600 mA·h 2,600 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S4  vs
HTC One 
Weight 130 g 145 g
Thickness 7.9 mm 9.9 mm
Size 69.8 x 136.6 x 7.9 mm 70.7 x 146.4 x 9.9 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No No


Operating system Android 4.4.2 Android 4.4.2
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes No
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Samsung Galaxy S4
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We've improved this a bit more now, specifically for thickness of the phone we display decimal places, and we're displaying more precise percentages now. It now says more than 15% thinner, which I think is accurate. (9.3-7.9)/9.3 = 15.05%
You're welcome! Still a good work! ;D
they show you that in the sector "Reasons to consider the HTC One" lol
Thanks for pointing these out Matteo. We just launched on Tuesday so there are still a few kinks that we're working out to refine our system (e.g. the video, screen size). We definitely want to make these improvements, and appreciate your help in getting there.
Good ideas Mason, thanks for sharing them. Our hope is that we can share some insight into the qualitative aspects of a phone, by extracting some of the key sentiments from reviewers, and then displaying them where relevant. Still some work to do but that's our goal.
Well.... I think it's a nice idea but there are a lot of mistakes.. For example almost all percentages are wrong.. 20% Thinner? is 12% thinner... 10% bigger screen? Is 6% bigger.."Records much higher resolution video"... It's the same resolution!!! In benchmarks there are too much differences but they have the same hardware (S4 has a overdclocked processor but there's not a big difference) so they are not so affidable.. more than all because S4 win in some Browser benchmarks but at the moment S4 has a lot of lags and it's a shame full for such a product.. And if you talk about form factor you have to say that HTC One is in alluminum.. Then talking about the hardware (and not the software where HTC beats Samsung) One has two stereo frontal speakers that are so much better than S4 speaker. HTC One has a better screen and a brighter screen.. And it's Super LCD 3 if i'm not mistaken. Only watching "Reviews" section you'll understand that One is a better devices in the life of every day.. But if you need Sd card or if you like Samsung then you'll prefer S4... So there are some mistakes and some imperfections but these test are only estimates and people should not rely to them.. Very nice idea thought... Especially for those who do not understand much and want to find a simple way to understand which smartphone is better. (but it's not always true)
A few more suggestion, I am not sure if the advantage "Screen Uses OLED Technology" is really accurate, cos some would argue the color accuracy on SLCD is more welcomed, also, a mention of SoC used would be great, since even the S4 has 2 version and although I can tell which SoC this is from other specs and clockspeed, some other might just get confused, also also, S4's review score is dragged down by amazon review, which One doesnt have, maybe if that can be filtered out then it would seemed to be fairer in comparison for both phones Also, is there any planning for say an external website/app to integrate the comparison feature?
Also I feel like the build quality of the ONE should be a reason to think about buying the HTC. Also right now the 64gb ONE is only ATT I'm pretty sure. ATT also has the 32gb GS4 I'm pretty sure.
Great site but I feel like you need to find a way to include an actual life review part. Even though GS4 beats ONE in most the bench marks I heard that the software is much smoother and loads faster on the ONE. Where the GS4 can have some lag between apps.
htc one has an FM radio
Thanks a lot, really makes our day to hear this after months of hard work, much appreciated.
Hey Jude, I would like to say that this website is an excellent idea. I have been trying to find a website like this that compares devices and highlights which one wins. Keep up the good work!
Good suggestion geemonkey. We show that the Galaxy S4 supports microSD storage on the S4's page (the HTC One doesn't) but looks like we don't have a field here that shows a comparison for expandable storage. We'll work on making that change, thanks.
Is there a reason that the SD storage is not mentioned? I see that I should "free myself from memory cards", but it seems like it should still be one of the categories. Internal memory is 16GB vs 64GB but I don't think it's fair to the consumer reading this page to leave out the fact that the 16GB can be expanded with an additional 64GB of internal storage. That can be swapped out. Just a thought.
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