And, this year saw another bombshell of a device being launched this morning. Samsung released yet another monster of a device- The galaxy S4. Close on the heels of the iPhone5 and most recently the HTC One, the Samsung Galaxy S4 sure doesn’t disappoint, though it leaves you wanting that tiny bit more.
We’ve pulled up a comparison of these three flagship phones, by the giants of the smartphone industry. The battle sure is heating up!
|Feature||Samsung Galaxy S4||iPhone 5||HTC One|
|Operating System||Android 4.2.2||iOS 6||Android 4.1|
|Display||5 inch full HD,
Super AMOLED, 1920×1080 pixels, 441 ppi
|4-inch IPS LCD, 1136×640 pixels,
|4.7 inch LCD
|Processor||1.9GHz Quad Core Snapdragon Fusion Pro on proprietary Exynos 5 Octa chipset||Proprietary A6||1.7 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 600|
|Storage||16GB, 32GB, 64GB||16GB, 32GB, 64GB||32GB, 64GB|
|Expandable memory||Upto 64GB||Non expandable||Non expandable|
|Rear camera||13 MP||8 MP||4 MP (ultrapixel)|
|Video rec||1080p HD video||1080p hd video||1080p HD video|
|Front facing camera||2 MP||1.2 MP||2.1 MP|
The iPhone5, as we can see, pales into insignificance at the obviously superior specs offered by the Galaxy S4- be it in terms of battery, display, or processor. Apple- once the leader when it came to innovation, needs to pull itself up pretty fast. With the rush of budget phones offering much more, and the simultaneous launch of high end phones packed with innovation and promise, Apple needs to redeem itself soon.
Though the HTC One also offers a fair bit of a fight, the innovations it has come up with in the One, is pretty remarkable, right from the concept of UIltrapixel- to the dual front facing speakers.
Samsung has packed in Multilingual Voice Recognition Called the S-Translator, which allows you to talk in one language, and translates to another. The S4 also has voice recognition which is infinitely better than Siri.
Also, the photo tweaking software Samsung has worked into the S4 is so perfectly beautiful in its simplicity. You can take a series of photos, and use this tool, called an ‘eraser’ to remove unwanted people passing by in frames, and make your picture exactly how you’d like it to be! Also, another great feature is how the camera includes the photographer too! ( Even though its in a tiny box or bubble by the side)
The Samsung Galaxy S4 has also brought some pretty noticeable differences more about which you could read here.
Looks- wise, the iPhone 5 looks sleek with a glass and aluminium composition. The Samsung Galaxy S4 however, has a Plastic body, which won’t give you that regal air an iPhone will. The HTC One has a really sleek aluminium body too! Plastic just doesn’t cut that level, the way aluminium and metallic bodies do.
All in all, we’re waiting to see what the consumers have to say once this beauty reaches their hands. We’re pretty confident Samsung has launched a winner YET again.