Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One: 5 Things Buyers Need to Know

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“We take a look at the five most important things buyers need to know about the match up between the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One.

While much of the talk these days is about devices like the iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and HTC One Max, there are plenty of consumers that aren’t in the business of waiting to buy a smartphone.”

Techno Geek silhoutte‘s insight:

However, none of those devices will be hitting shelves any time soon as they are all rumored for the month of September with release dates that could certainly come later than that. For some smartphone shoppers, waiting a few more weeks won’t be a big deal. Many others though will likely be searching for a new smartphone right now.

Two of the smartphones that consumers will likely encounter in their search for a new smartphone are the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4, the respective flagships from their respective companies. These devices, despite the rumors, remain two of the best smartphone options on the table to consumers right now.

While they have been out for a few months, their battle is an evolving one as things have changed drastically since they first arrived on American carriers back in April of this year. In fact, there are some extremely important details that consumers should know, right now, about the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 before buying.

Here, we take a look at the five things buyers need to know about the battle between the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4.

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Comparing the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and the GS4

Following the success of its flagship handset, the Galaxy S4, Samsung announcedthat it will launch a smaller version of the device in the U.S. and U.K. Aptly named the Galaxy S4 Mini, the manufacturer will release 4G, 3G, and 3G dual-SIM models.

While pricing and carrier information remain unknown, a few key specs were released. As you can see from the chart below, not only is the new device physically smaller, it also has some less powerful hardware features.

For example, it has an 8-megapixel camera (compared with the GS4’s 13-megapixel), a dual-core CPU, and a 1,900mAh battery.

That doesn’t mean the phone is at all entry-level, however. In and of itself, the GS4 Mini is a promising device. It would appear that after hearing gripes about the GS4 being “too big,” the Mini is a solution for users who want a GS4, but in a smaller, more easy-to-manage package. To learn more about the handset, including suggestions about which version would be right for you, be sure to check out Jessica Dolcourt’s first impressions.

Spec Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Samsung Galaxy S4
Operating system Android 4.2.2 Android 4.2.2
Dimensions 4.91 x 2.41 x 0.35 inches; 3.8 ounces 5.38 x 2.71 x 0.31 inches; 4.6 ounces
Display 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED; 1,920×1,080 pixels, 441ppi
4G LTE Yes, in addition to 3G and 3G dual-SIM versions Yes
NFC Yes (LTE version only) Yes
Rear camera and recording 8-megapixel 13-megapixel, 1080p HD video
Front-facing camera 1.9-megapixel 2-megapixel
Processor 1.7GHz dual-core processor 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 (U.S. version); or proprietary 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 5 Octa
Capacity 8GB; 1.5GB RAM 16GB, 32GB, 64GB; 2GB RAM
Expandable memory Up to 64GB Up to 64GB
Battery 1,900mAh 2,600mAh
Price TBA Verizon: $199.99, 16GB with contract; AT&T: $199.99, 16GB with contract; T-Mobile: $149.99 down plus $20/month for 24 months; Sprint: $249.99, 16GB, new customers get it for $149.99. Unlocked GS4: $649*, 16GB
Carriers TBA AT&T, Cricket, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon
Available colors Black, white Black, white; blue, purple, and brown coming later this year

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Here’s Samsung’s Newest Galaxy Phone

Samsung officially announced today a smaller and cheaper flagship phone, the Galaxy S4 Mini.

The phone has many of the same features as the current Galaxy S4, but with a smaller screen and less powerful internal hardware.

The Galaxy S4 Mini has a 4.3-inch screen versus the 5-inch screen on the Galaxy S4. It also has many of the same extra software features Samsung added to Android like several special camera modes. Other hardware specs include an 8 megapixel camera, 8 GB of storage, and expandable storage with a SD card.

There’s still no word on pricing or a launch date.

Take a look:

Here’s a breakdown of the specs:


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Samsung Galaxy S4 To Feature Visa NFC Payments

Samsung will announce their new Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone on the 14th of March at a Samsung Unpacked event in New York, and now Samsung and Visa have announced a new deal that will see future Samsung devices, like the Samsung Galaxy S4 come with NFC Visa mobile payments.

Companies that plan to offer mobile payment services will be able to use the Visa Mobile Provisioning service with NFC enabled Samsung devices, and we presume the new Samsung Galaxy S4 will be one of the first devices to use Visa payments from Samsung.

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We are expecting the new Samsung Galaxy S4 to be available worldwide in April and we previously heard that the handset is expected to launch in the UK some time between the 15th and 22nd of April.

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By Silhoutte James