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March 15, 2013

Galaxy S4 vs HTC One vs Optimus G Pro vs Xperia Z

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.

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For this comparison, we have the Samsung Galaxy S4, LG Optimus G Pro, HTC One, and the Sony Xperia Z.

Specs Comparison

Display

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.

CPU

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.

Internal storage

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.

Camera

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.

Battery

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.


60 Responses to “Galaxy S4 vs HTC One vs Optimus G Pro vs Xperia Z”

  1. chris says:

    For me I’d still go for S4. I’m still currently using my S2 which I had for almost 2 yrs now na napakadaming problema. battery last for 4hrs or less of heavy gaming. heats up alot, shuts down alot and i hated it but no matter how much i hate it kahit nadala ko na sa service center e I’d still go for S4.
    I’ve checked gsmarena about their reviews with HTC one ultrapixel and was disappointed its not really good compare to the 13mp cameras. Panget un kinalabasan ng pics sa site nila, ok nga sa low light pero anlabo kasi 4mp lng. Design i really like HTC one X and xperia Z kaso design e d mo nman gagamitin so I go for features and updates and sadly Samsung paren ang matino sa updates at walang kasawaang half bake features.
    tas san ko nman daldalhin un HTC one pag nasira e samsung sa kun san san SM kci merun. kaya I’d still give S4 a try kci un una din un S3 panget na panget ako sa design pero pag tumagal ok nman pla at ok na saken plastic coz its really light. yaw ko ng d bareta sa bigat. Sayang sony xperia Z sana ako kci panalo sa design at water resistant pa kaso non removable battery tas konte features boring tas pinaka sa lahat 441ppi nga kaso bat ganon panget nun screen niooo T.T kun maging amoled lang sana din ang sony kahit non removable battery I’ll but youuu kea xperia Z tablet nalng din bibilhin ko dahil ubud ng nipis at S4.

  2. Pinoy Android
    Twitter: pinoyandroid
    says:

    My next upgrade will be either the Nexus 4 (I want pure Android Vanilla) or the HTC One.

  3. elie says:

    hindi ba mas mataas ang Li-Ion sa Li-Poli? by 1.4? correct me if I’m wrong

  4. Ako ill go for HTC one because of the design and camera. I’m
    Using htc one x gs2 ko ung innovation ng phone not like s3 lng s3 user ka bkit ka upgrade lng same lng ung design,tops same of the software gimmick lng,like s pen,s health,at lng ano ano pa..Chaka ok lng ako sa built in battery kc may way nmn na maextend ung battery…ung ngaasabi na mganda ung removable battery ok din nmn un,ksa 2lad sa s3 na pg tinangal mo ung cover filling mo msisira ung phone cover..service nmn Hindi m kc sirain ung HTC Hindi 2lng ng Samsung daming service dami din problems.

  5. roooom says:

    eye sensor ang nauna lg pro, softtough sony, ano ang bago s sg4 batery 2600mA droid nsa 3xxx, octa core hind pala quadcore lang, marketing gemmick lang ang sg4. amoled madaya masyado hind natural ang picture pero adviseable qng manonood k ng cartoon/anime. compare ninyo ang outcome kapag naiprent ang picture natural ang xZ at htc1. removeable batery bhkit kailangan? ano ang gagawin kapagtinangal mo lol. ang kailangan mo nga batery booster kahit 2-3days hind k magcharge lyk my ip4s

  6. aze says:

    base sa mga nakita ko mas maganda naman ang kuha nung 4mp ng htc sa 13mp ng sony. pag di ka marunong tumingin ng tamang timpla ng kulay aakalain mo na mas maganda yung sa sony pero ang totoo mali ang kulay an an pproduce nya.

  7. MItsubishi Trium says:

    @galaxy note user
    try to underclock your phone, yung tama lang naman para di mag-lag pag naglalaro ka,
    Im getting the almost the same playing time as the one who posted above

  8. vhino says:

    I’ll go for samsung, astig ang samsung smartphones. Software, OS updates and hardware wise plus the samsung customized apps panalo, i dont care if my phone is made of plastic naka aluminum casing ka nga pang FB at pang post sa intagram lang :)

  9. salman says:

    hey z is best of all and 1.5 quad is enough samsung is such type of phone which rock for only 1 mounth then it make us disapoint

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