Just a few days before, HTC One was released. The device is really impressive, having high-end built quality, upgraded hardware, and some more features such as Sense 5. In other words, HTC One is currently one of the best existing Android smartphones in the world. On the other side, Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to be released on March 14 this year, after few more weeks. Of course, next month HTC One will have to face head-to-head competition with Samsung Galaxy S4.
Samsung Should Avoid Plastic Materials In Samsung Galaxy S4
Apparently, HTC One has been beautifully designed, and it’s the first Android smartphone with a full aluminum body. However, the device doesn’t feature edge-to-edge display, which is currently disappointing many HTC enthusiasts. This time, 1080p displays have become an industry standard for smartphones. Besides, users are likely to get their hand on those smartphones having compact and sleek form factor, and in this aspect, Samsung could easily outpace HTC. In design perspective, Samsung will need to give up plastic materials from its smartphones.
HTC One To Pay For Lack Of microSD Card Slots
Now, consumers want expandable storage support. But HTC has always been stubborn towards expandable support. This is the reason why the company hasn’t include microSD expansion slot in HTC One. However, the smartphone is being shipped with 32 GB and 64 GB storage capacity, and users could also enjoy cloud storage service available on the device. But HTC needs to understand that a significant number of users still want an expandable storage in smartphones. In the contrary, Samsung has always been flexible about miroSD expansion. And there’s no reason to believe that the Samsung Galaxy S4 won’t feature microSD expansion slots.
At present, there’re lots of discussions about HTC One’s ultrapixel camera technology. This time, the company has tried to reinvent the camera in its latest flagship model, instead to go with more megapixels. HTC believes that the camera in the device will impress users. However, the ‘ultrapixel camera‘ will provide users just 4 MP pictures, but it would be much better than regular pixels. The ultrapixel in HTC One smartphone is quite similar to point-and-shoot cameras. The ultrapixel camera is able to provide three times more light compare to the regular smartphone camera megapixels.
Like Nokia Lumia 920 camera, the ultrapixel Camera in HTC One smartphone also features optical image stabilization. Of course, the ultrapixel camera lets users to take short HD Videos and high quality pictures simultaneously. In the context, Samsung is going to add 13 MP rear-facing camera in its Galaxy S4; which is expected to have better resolution than 4 MP of the HTC One’s ultrapixel camera.
The HTC One smartphone features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, which might be a positive point for the Taiwanese company. In comparison, Samsung’s latest device would have Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chips, rather than Exynos 5 Octa chipset. Traditionally, Samsung has always been using Exynos processor with its Galaxy S lineups. Samsung Galaxy S4 will be the first Galaxy S lineup that wouldn’t have the company’s in-house Exynos processor.
Mobile OS Update:
This time, both HTC and Samsung will have to concentrate more on the mobile OS updates. More importantly, Android Key Lime Pie update might be announced at Google I/O in May this year, and definitely, they (HTC and Samsung) will have to focus on to update their devices to the latest OS promptly. Till date, we have seen a mixed reaction of consumers towards the HTC One. Apparently, it would be one of the motivating points for Samsung.