A full list of the HTC One and GS4's Positives and Negatives
In all these articles about the HTC One and GS4 I'm seeing a lot of Samsung fanboys up-talking non existent points about the GS4 (e.g. The "better screen." Umm.. Last time I checked the One had the higher DPI.) Anyway, although I am a fan of HTC, I at least admit where HTC go wrong in their phones, so I'm gonna list the positives and negatives of each phone and remain as impartial as I can, just so the abundance of Samsung fanboys in here don't change anyone's minds about buying the HTC One by talking bull-shit points.
So HTC One first:
+ Highest DPI of any phone existing today. (468 PPI)
+ 4.7" Full HD Display
+ Quad Core Snapdragon 600 processor, clocked at 1.7 GHz.
+ 2GB DDR2 RAM.
+ LTE Connectivity.
+ Ultrapixel Camera with HDR (Supposed to be the greatest HDR of any camera to date.)
+ BlinkFeed, Boomsound, Zoe etc..
+ Pentaband WiFI
+ IR Blaster to control your TV.
+ Beats Audio (If that still counts as a positive. :L)
+ Battery that will last all day with heavy use as shown by many reviews. (Don't let the 2,300 MAh fool you.)
+ Frontal Stereo Speakers
+ Unibody Aluminium Design.
- Camera is only 4MP (HTC has stated that any higher using today's technology along with their Imagechip and Camera technology would choke the phone's processor, however even their cheap Wildfire had a 5MP Camera.)
- No external SD Slot
- No removable battery (However to make the battery removable you would have to sacrifice this phone's beautiful design, what would you choose? Personally I'm not fussed about the battery.)
- Requires a special cable for HDMI Output.
- Not the smallest of phones but honestly having held one you don't even notice, they weren't lying when they said it was made to fit perfectly in your hand.
- Android 4.1 on launch but an update to 4.2 will be available by June at the latest.
Samsung Galaxy S4:
+ 5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED Screen (441 PPI)
+ MicroSD slot (up to 64GB SD)
+ 13MP camera.
+ Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on launch.
+ Exynos Octa Core processor. (Quad Core Cortex A15 clocked at 1.6 GHz and Quad Core Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz.) (alternatively Snapdragon 600 clocked at 1.6GHz.) and 2GB of RAM.
+ 2,600 MAh battery.
+ LTE Connectivity.
+ S-Beam, S-Pen compatibility etc..
+ Dual Band WiFI connectivity.
+Corning Gorilla Glass 3 (as opposed to the HTC's Gorilla Glass 2)
- Octa Core processor which is a main selling point is actually available in much fewer markets than the Snapdragon 600 version is.
- Touchwiz, that is all.
- Cheap Plastic body.
- No sound enhancement, and back facing speakers which are no where near the quality/loudness of the One.
- Most of the features that are supposed to be major selling features (S-Beam and the likes) usually have easily downloadable alternatives for any phone, and are usually just novelty's you won't normally use anyway.
- No HDR on front facing camera.
- Slightly pricier than the HTC One
- Eye scrolling is said to be kind of awful and unresponsive. (However the retail model may fix that, that's yet to be seen.)
Okay, so anyway, that's every main positive and negative I can think of, hopefully this will make it a bit more fair and easier to choose which phone to buy based on your needs instead of being bombarded with false information by fanboys. Feel free to tell me if I've missed anything important.