The HTC One is finally launched in India. Another most anticipated gadget going head-to-head with the HTC One is the brand new Samsung Galaxy SIV. Both of these handsets are expected to hit the market at the end of April. While the HTC One comes with a price tag of Rs. 42,900, the Samsung Galaxy SIV will cost you around Rs. 44,000. No doubt, it does sound expensive, but the two have some great surprises in store for you against a price that high. Here is a quick comparison.
Samsung Galaxy SIV
5 inch super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
4.7 inch super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen
1.6 GHz Quad Core
1.7 GHz Quad Core
Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
2600 mAh Li-Ion battery
2300 mAh Li-Po battery
Design:The HTC One has a 100% metal body and weighs around 143 gm, which might seem a bit heavy. However, at 130 gm, the Galaxy SIV seems to be a bit lighter, as it is packed up with a huge amount of plastic. Moreover, at 7.9mm, the SIV is a bit thinner than the HTC One which is 9.3mm thick. But, for some reason, the HTC One seems to be grabbing the prize for the overall design.
The Galaxy SIV flaunts a massive 5-inch Super AMOLED HD screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixel. Samsung this time has added a brand new feature which automatically adjusts the screen settings based on the light conditions. HTC One has a slightly smaller screen at 4.7-inch with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and hence in terms of screen-size, the Galaxy SIV makes it to the top.
The HTC One will be shipped with a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor. However, the Galaxy SIV takes it a step further by pumping in a 1.6 GHz Octa Core processor, which makes the SIV faster than the HTC One. The SIV sports a 13 MP primary camera with a ‘Dual Camera’ feature that allows recording simultaneously. The ‘Sound & Shot’ feature lets you record up to 5 seconds before the recording starts. The HTC One, on the other hand, features a 4 MP ultra pixel camera with a comparatively larger sensor, that allows more light to flow in, thereby offering high quality pictures even in low light conditions. Both of these are powered by a 2 GB RAM.
Which One Then?
No doubt, the SIV might sound too promising, compared to the HTC One, but that isn’t pushing the latter in the backseat. In fact, this time, HTC has introduced a few amazing features, most of which have never been seen before. So, if you are looking out for a high-end smartphone pumped in with a huge bundle of high-end features, make sure you have these two right on top of your list.