Samsung has recently announced its latest Android beast in the form of the Galaxy S4. Now lets take the rest of the Android elites from the likes of LG, HTC, and Sony and pit them against each other for a quick comparison in specs.
For this comparison, we have the Samsung Galaxy S4, LG Optimus G Pro, HTC One, and the Sony Xperia Z.
The LG Optimus G Pro leads the pack for having the largest display at 5.5-inches. But due to its large screen it has the lowest pixel density at 401ppi. The S4 and the Z ties at the 5-inch space with 441ppi while the One takes the lead for having the smallest but densest display at 4.7-inches with 469ppi. Meanwhile, all four phones utilizes different glass technologies with the S4 sporting Corning’s latest, the Gorilla Glass 3.
As for processing hardware, the S4 utilizes its own Exynos Octa processor while the rest are equipped with quad-core Qualcomm engines. There’s a Snapdragon 600 variant of the S4 as well but we’re more likely to receive the Exynos model here.
Among the four, the Galaxy S4 offers more options when it comes to internal storage. It comes in three storage variants with microSD support of up to 64GB. The HTC One comes second by offering two models, a 32GB and a 64GB. Unfortunately, HTC opted out microSD support on the One.
The S4, G Pro, and the Z all sport 13 megapixel AF cameras, each with their own unique software features and enhancements. However, the HTC One pulls out from the megapixel race with their 4MP “Ultrapixel” camera that claims better image quality due to its larger pixel size. As for the front-facing camera, all four phones have at least 2MP sensors with the Xperia Z having the largest at 2.2MP.
The Optimus G Pro leads once more with a massive 3,140mAh removable battery. The S4 takes second place with a 2,600mAh removable battery. The Xperia Z and the HTC One take the back seat with their 2,330mAh and 2,300mAh non-removable batteries, respectively.
Dimensions and Weight
Now for those who dig thin smartphones, the S4 and Z are the thinnest of the pack at 7.9mm. The HTC One takes third place at 9.3mm, leaving the G Pro at the chunkiest with its 9.4mm body. As for weight, the S4 is the lightest at 130g, followed by the 143g One, the 146g Z, and lastly, the hefty 172g G Pro.
As you can see, all four smartphones have their own strengths and advantages. In all honesty, it’s difficult to conclude for now which one is the best as they all have their own hardware tricks. Take the Xperia Z for example. In a sink or swim situation, the Z can literally take on water while others sink to their deaths. Kudos to HTC as well for breaking away from the boring megapixel race and introduced Ultrapixels. Let’s hope it can live up to its name and not just a marketing BS.
Like I said earlier, it’s difficult for us to conclude which one is the best. So I’ll leave it up to you guys. Which smartphone do you think will reign supreme? Share your thoughts below.