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Samsung Galaxy S4 slated by HTC’s Benjamin Ho

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Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One
Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One

The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S4 was only unveiled last night, but the Samsung flagship is already receiving critical comments from rival smartphone manufacturers.

Benjamin Ho, HTC’s Chief Marketing Officer, has slated the Samsung Galaxy S4 for a lack of innovation and design enhancements.

Understandably believing the Samsung handset is vastly inferior to his company’s own HTC One, Ho suggested the HTC flagship was the best Android handset on offer.

“With a continuation of a plastic body and a larger screen being the most obvious physical change, Samsung’s new Galaxy pales in comparison to the all-aluminium unibody of the HTC One,” said Ho. “This is more of the same.”

The HTC One was recently launched by the Taiwanese company, with a UK release date set for April 2. It offers a 1.7GHz quad-core CPU with 2GB of RAM, running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS coupled with HTC’s Sense UI. The Samsung Galaxy S4 will ship in the UK with a 1.6GHz eight-core Exynos 5 processor and will provide the latest Google OS, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

“HTC remains the best option for those people looking for the best technology wrapped up in premium design. Our customers want something different from the mainstream, who appear to be the target for the Galaxy.”

Both the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4 offer cutting-edge photographic technology. The HTC One utilises the new UltraPixel technology with f/2.0 for low-light shooting capabilities, as well as HTC Zoe software which brings still images to life in 3-second long mini-clips.

“Our customers want original cutting-edge technology, mouth-watering design and a premium feel from their mobiles, which is why we created the HTC One.”

The 4.7-inch HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 are definitely two handsets to watch out for come their release in April. The Samsung Galaxy S4 UK release date has been set for April 26.

Which handset do you prefer – the HTC One or the Samsung Galaxy S4? Give us your opinions via the TrustedReviews Facebook and Twitter feeds or the comment boxes below.

toboev

March 15, 2013, 3:12 pm

there is no denying the attractiveness of a well crafted aluminium bodyshell, but I almost think it is the contrast between how it looks all new and unblemished and how we know it will look after the first few scratches and dinks appear, that latent contrast lends it a preciousness which we readily interpret as desireability. By the same token, a polycarbonate phone, which will shrug off the scratches, does not give that extra sense of preciousness.

Nate Ebner

March 15, 2013, 3:44 pm

I have bought a thin leather slipcase for it, which takes up barely an extra room. It should keep it scratch free in my pocket, or bag, and even give some help if I drop it in the case. It also means it can be used and enjoyed as the manufacturer made it. In the last 5 years, with the two smartphones I've owned, I've dropped them less than 10 times, and some of that was due to balancing them precariously, because I didn't for see much damage from a drop.
I am pretty confident that aside from maybe a dent or one scratch, that it will otherwise be like a grubby new at the end of my contract, and still look and feel great.

Keith

March 15, 2013, 5:09 pm

My IP4 still looks brand new, but I do have it inside a Gear 4 clear case most the time like.. :) Saying that it would be nice not to worry about dents & scratches and not use a case. But from what I can gather the HTC One fairs pretty good from scratches -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Bugblatter

March 16, 2013, 1:02 am

I'd say the HTC One is more innovative than the S4 (which could almost have been called the S3S). If they'd given it a microSD slot I might have bought one. As it is there's no clear leader this year; not sure if I'll upgrade.

Jason

March 16, 2013, 7:39 pm

I am not so sure about this but from what I know HTC is really slow the the android updates compared to Samsung, and seriously a flagship device that doesn't have a micro sd slot != flagship device. also Both phones are releasing pretty the same time shy of less than a few days. Samsung Give 4.2.2 -> HTC 4.1. Octa Core vs Quad core... 13 megapixel camera vs some new designed 4 megapixel.

Also a mobile phone dealer told me they get way more returns because of defects for HTC devices.

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