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March 15, 2013 by Dan Nixon
After more speculation and hype than you could shake a stick at, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has finally arrived. With its super-slim 7.9mm chassis, 5.0-inch 1080p Full HD super AMOLED display and not forgetting that crazy octa-core processor, the new Samsung offering looks just a little bit formidable on paper.
However, since the all-conquering Galaxy S III was unveiled last year the other Android handset manufacturers have been doing their homework. None more so than HTC which, after a shaky few months, recently unveiled its own all-singing, all-dancing flagship effort; the quite stunning HTC One.
So, it seems safe to assume that the Galaxy S4 and HTC One will be doing battle in the marketplace, with potential buyers struggling to choose between the metal-clad bruiser from Taiwan and the feature-heavy brainiac from Korea. To make it that little bit easier to make your decision we’ve put together a bit of a comparison table that pitches the two handsets against each other in a few key areas. Check it out below to see how these flagship handsets stack up.
As you can see, the Samsung device just about edges it over the HTC unit thanks in large part to its octa-core processor. Of course, how useful eight cores will be in day- to-day use remains questionable, but it does give the Galaxy S4 a head start in the war of the spec sheets.
Additionally, the Galaxy S4 is also lighter and has a larger range of storage options. That said, the HTC One is the better looking device and includes the rather good BlinkFeed functionality.
Our final verdict on the Samsung Galaxy S4 will have to wait for our full review, but it’s certainly looking like the device that will once again push the limits of what is possible from an Android smartphone.
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