Galaxy S4 vs HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z: Android smartphone comparability of 2013


Galaxy S4 newly unveiled, he closes the ball on the presentation of major smartphones of 2013. The flagship and most upscale cell phones are actually within the beginning blocks prepared to head to warfare. Pending their free up (excluding for Xperia Z which is a bit of beforehand of it competitor), that you may already have interaction in a head to head very full. Know-how, tools, design options and what are their strengths, weaknesses and which stands out greater than the competitors?

Galaxy S4, HTC One and Sony Xperia Z, the technical options

2013 guarantees to be a milestone on the planet of cell telephony. Galaxy S4 used to be extremely predicted and proved technically the identical degree as its opponents. The explanation appears easy, hardware is now not the fight of iron producers. No doubt, every of smartphones nowadays is that we evaluate one of the best possible of what you will discover, however none is actually mightier than his colleague. We discover a couple of variations, however it’s particularly when it comes to options or know-how that the variations change into important.

Ahead of inspecting the main points, here’s a full abstract of their technical traits.

Galaxy S4
Sony Xperia Z
Android four.2.2 Jelly Bean
Android four.1.2 Jelly Bean
Android four.1.2 Jelly Bean
Tremendous AMOLED HD
four.7″ Tremendous LCD three” TFT
1920 x 1080
(441 ppi)
1920 x 1080
(469 ppi)
1920 x 1080
(441 ppi)
136.6 mm
sixty nine.eight mm
7.9 mm
137.four mm
sixty eight.2 mm
9.three mm
139 mm
seventy one mm
7.9 mm
a hundred thirty grams
143 grams
146 grams
Exynos 5410 Octa 1.6GHz
Quad-core Cortex-A15
Quad-core Cortex-A7
Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon six hundredQuad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300
Qualcomm MDM9215M / APQ8064
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait
PowerVR SGX544MP3
Adreno 320
Adreno 320
16GB / 32GB / 64GB
32GB / 64GB
microSD card slot
Sure, as much as 64GB
Sure, as much as 32GB
Main digital camera
thirteen MP, 4128×3096 pixels,
autofocus, LED flash, 1080p@30fps, HDR, video stabilization
Simultaneous HD video and picture recording
four MP UltraPixels, 2688×1520 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p@30fps, HDR, video stabilization,
Simultaneous HD video and picture recording
 thirteen.1 MP, 4128×3096 pixels
autofocus, LED flash, 1080p@30fps, HDR, video stabilizer,
steady autofocus, video mild,
Simultaneous HD video and picture recording
Entrance digicam
Li-Ion 2600 mAh
Li-Po 2300 mAh
Li-Ion 2330 mAh
Wi-Fi 802.eleven a/b/g/n,ac, twin-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct,
Wi-Fi hotspot
Wi-Fi 802.eleven a/ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Wi-Fi 802.eleven b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Sure, with A2DP, EDR
Sure, with A2DP
Sure, with A2DP
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
LTE 800 / 1800 / 2600
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
LTE (market based)
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – C6602, C6603
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 – C6603
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – C6602
LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 – C6603
Sure (Market established)
Audio system
Stereo audio system
April, 2013
March, 2013
March, 2013


We discovered that the Xperia Z is much less neatly outfitted with a processor older, nevertheless it has the benefit of a port reminiscence card whereas HTC One is personal. Stage connectivity are elbow to elbow. With regards to picture sensor, the S4 Galaxy and Xperia Z appear shut sufficient in order that the HTC You can actually appear at the back of except we all in favour of the numbers (mentioned additional down). At last, there’s a nice disparity in monitors, applied sciences, sizes and pixel densities totally different regardless of similar resolutions.

We are actually going to get severe and seem deeper into what separates the Galaxy S4, the One and HTC Xperia Z.
Design, seduction varieties. The primary level of contact is all the time the design. Earlier than lighting fixtures a phone and to find its options and even the reveal, we all the time begin by way of watching and deal with. One factor glaring to HTC and Sony have made an actual effort to draw customers.

Z and the Xperia has a gown encrusted with a wonderful plastic glass display despite the fact that very messy on the entrance, rear and facets. With a weight of greater than two rivals, it gives the look of a top quality product, it’s also geared up with a reveal as unbreakable design and water-resistant (as much as 1 meter for half-hour) and dirt. The draw back is that it isn’t all the time simple to get admission to connectors of this smartphone Android as they’re neatly secure from drinks and different intépéries.

Galaxy-S4-vs-HTC-One-vs-Xperia-Z-designHTC One vs Galaxy S4 vs Xperia Z: three Android smartphones, three designs

Similarly, the HTC One offers all-aluminum unibody design with a slight curve on the back. Again we feel a sense of quality with nice finishes and grip well studied. By cons, we may regret that choice has condemned battery access as well as a possible port memory card. Two black HTC that could seriously cripple if he had not enjoyed a good internal capacity (up to 64GB).

Galaxy S4 has not undergone the same treatment. His look has not changed much since the previous model was not recognized as the most beautiful smartphones. So yes, it is the lightest thinnest and most compact in our survey, but it is also the most “cheap”. Polycarbonate shell is not as strong as it would have us believe that Samsung can give an impression of gadget. Fortunately, the glass panel Gorilla Glass 3 catches things up a bit by ensuring a good degree of robustness. Finally, unlike the One and HTC Xperia Z, it can boast a removable battery and memory card port. It is behind the level design, but shows some design qualities.

Pure power 

This is a point that should make everyone agree. It is always difficult to be objective about features such as design or ergonomics, but the power one is forced to bow with the results of the benchmarks.
In fact, it is still risky to say that the Galaxy S4 is more or less powerful than its competitors. Until its launch, it can still benefit from some adjustments that could make a difference. However, a clear trend is starting to take shape and it seems to be much advantage over the Sony Xperia Z. Inevitably, the Snapdragon 600 is newer than the Snapdragon S4 Pro, in fact the opposite would have been surprising.

galaxy-s4-geekbench2Benchmark GeekBench2 – A Samsung Galaxy S4 before a fearful HTC One

Where things get complicated is that the scores between the S4 Galaxy One and HTC are not always the same. And as we have seen, the benchmark Geekbench 2 place in the Galaxy S4 in position before the first HTC One (3163 points against 2687), whereas in the previous AnTuTu showed the opposite. So yes, the HTC One won by a short head only (22446 points against 22 678), but was well on top. In short, difficult to separate the two smartphones, although it would appear logical that with a higher frequency for the same processor, the Galaxy S4 takes the first place.

Galaxy-S4-AntutuAnTuTu Benchmark: things get tough for the Galaxy S4 losing its leading position behind HTC One radiant power

Let us all jump to conclusions and expect that both smartphones are available to achieve real tests properly. 2013 will be the year of camera phones, manufacturers are obviously gave the word. Nokia with its technology and HTC Pure View Ultra with its pixels are the perfect examples. Sufficient reason to compare our three smartphones on the subject.

Xperia Z was the first to draw. With its sensor 13 million pixels has made a strong impression at its output, but quickly fell bellow. Limited shooting in places slightly exposed, LED flash unconvincing smartphone Sony is not bad, but it shows its limits in poorly lit environments. However, this is not its only flaw.
What makes the Galaxy S4 and HTC One more convincing it is above all the features they incorporate. Where Z Xperia merely a panorama mode, the other two offer tools like Eraser to remove part of a scene or sequence Drama Shot Shot to decompose the movement of a subject on a single shot or best, selective changes of certain elements. So thanks to Zoe, it is possible to take multiple pictures in a single setting and change the faces of each person to show who is the best. It is also possible to create animated photos with the Galaxy S4 freezing the main subject while the background is in motion.

Both manufacturers have the package and stand out clearly with their innovative features and very intuitive. As you can see in the video below, changes are made in a few seconds without any difficulty.
To decide between the HTC and the Galaxy S4 One must look at the Taiwanese technology Ultra pixel. Unlike its competitors, the photo sensor HTC One does embarks than 4 million pixels, it can not provide an image resolution as high as others. One point that clearly disadvantage when it comes to zoom in on a picture or make a close-up. However, it gains in velocity which enables it to have a permanent autofocus. His pictures are lighter and therefore easier to store and handle, but more importantly, he is gifted in low light.

htc-one-pixelUltra Sensor Pixel: fewer pixels but a focus faster than the competition to capture the maximum amount of light

With a larger sensor and a lower pixel density, it captures more light and can therefore be more effective in dark environments. In addition, thanks to its f/2.0 aperture (50% greater than that of the iPhone 5, 90% more than the Galaxy S3, which translates into 300% brighter than most smartphones), it is sensitive enough to overcome the digital noise that taints many devices as soon as the light runs out. Finally, and this is the icing on the cake, it has a highly reactive stabilizer which helps prevent blurry pictures in many situations. As a guide, we find that optical stabilizers on some digital cameras and Bridges.
HTC One takes the advantage thanks to its application Zoe and technology Ultra pixels. It still keeps in mind that in terms of image resolution remains less efficient than the Xperia Z and Galaxy S4.
War of the screens is a turf war being waged TV manufacturers for years. So she quickly spread to related devices that are tablets and smartphones. Thus, in 2013 the trend has been to slabs and 5 inches and increased pixel density. In this game, is that HTC wins hands down with a pixel density than the Galaxy S4 and Xperia Z for screen size below.

However, these features simply not enough to say that a screen is better than another. Should also consider the energy consumption, display quality, contrast ratio and brightness. The victory is not yet acquired. Once we have the opportunity to have three smartphones in hand, we will. For the moment we can rely on a general observation, slabs AMOLED like the Galaxy S4 are known for their intensity black but are less efficient in terms of brightness. Finally level of color fidelity, we know that Samsung has regular problems and Galaxy S4 is no exception. As we have seen recently, many critics have already prompted the manufacturer to correct this defect via a calibration free. It is possible that competitors take advantage of this point.

Galaxy-S4-AMOLEDSamsung Galaxy S4 – The Tremendous AMOLED monitor FULL HD, too saturated, sees himself already proposed quite a lot of changes to customise the colours as wanted

Xperia Z has, alternatively, two attention-grabbing options, modes and Stamina Miracast. The primary to show the unit to standby with an actual lower of all services and products together with the reveal (with the exception of, GSM and due to this fact telephony and SMS) to earn as much as an hour of battery existence. The 2nd offers performance copy of the reveal by means of connecting your smartphone to a TV outfitted with a WiFi connection. The picture is then replicated with none accent or wire is required. What do blush competitors.

Battery Lifestyles

At existing, it’s unattainable to reply to the query in regards to the One and HTC Galaxy S4 battery existence. Galaxy S4 is the tool with the battery essentially the most constant (2600 mAh 2300 mAh cons in regards to the different two) and it has the identical SOC because the HTC One even though slightly sooner. So which you can think about it’ll get higher battery lifestyles. Tough to claim extra, however you could nonetheless concern that the HTC One is the least smartly off as he’s technically as excellent because the Galaxy S4.
For the second the Xperia Z Pronounces 3G speak time of 14 hours. This leads to a small day use as too many smartphones as of late. Towards an inclination which seeks to fight Google and will distinguish his future Motorola XPhone.
A winner shouldn’t be in reality that you can imagine as a result of every of the three Android smartphones has its strengths and weaknesses.
Xperia Z is a wonderful product that’s just right in all areas, however is essentially much less highly effective than its two rivals. Its reveal can be rather less highly effective and as a digicam cellphone is again with fewer options.
The One and HTC Galaxy S4 are each gross this comparability with a consequent subject material energy despite the fact that it’s not but clear which of the 2 will be triumphant. HTC One suffers from some deficiencies comparable to lack of bodily reminiscence and a non-detachable battery, however makes up for some performance with wonderful image.

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