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The HTC One is the new flagship device from HTC whereas the Samsung Galaxy S3 is the flagship device of Samsung. The HTC One is the newest smartphone in the mobile market whereas the Samsung Galaxy S3 is the most popular smartphone in the mobile market.
This is a battle between the new comer and the champion. The HTC One is all ready to take on the Samsung Galaxy S3 with its powerful hardware configuration, ultra mega pixel camera and high pixel density display. Let us find out whether the Samsung Galaxy S3 will be able to keep up with the HTC One or will this new smartphone take the lead.
Samsung Galaxy S3
The HTC One is the new flagship device of the company. It has a very cool design and is similar to the Apple iPhone 5 and the Blackberry Z10. It has a sleek aluminum body and a very powerful hardware configuration. This smartphone is available in Black, Silver and Red color options. The Samsung Galaxy S3 on the other side also happens to be one of the coolest smartphones in the market. As said by the company this is a smartphone that has been ‘Inspired by Nature’ and ‘Designed for Humans’. It has a delicate and smooth finishing which makes the phone look really rich and unique.
The HTC One has a 4.7-inch Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and a pixel density of 469 ppi. The display is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a 4.8-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 and a pixel density of 306 ppi. It also has Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
The HTC One has the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset. It is powered by the 1.7 GHz Krait 300 quad-core processor, an Adreno 320 GPU and a 2 GB RAM. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has the Exynos 4 chipset. It is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, the Mali-400 GPU and a 2 GB RAM. So as compared to the HTC One, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is almost there in the race for performance. There is a little difference in the performance of the CPU and the GPU whereas both the smartphones have the same capacity of RAM.
The HTC One runs on the latest Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system. The operating system is upgradable to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. HTC’s very own Sense UI v5 is a part of the system. The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with Android 4.0 Jelly Bean installed on it. It will always have support for the latest versions of Android operating system. This smartphone also has the Samsung TouchWiz UI which adds to the user experience just like the HTC Sense UI.
The HTC One has in-built storage options of 32 and 64 GB. Both these variants have considerably large amount of storage space but none of them have a micro SD card support. Hence you cannot expand the storage space on your device. The Samsung Galaxy S3 provides in-built storage options of 16, 32 and 64 GB and also provide a micro SD card slot which supports cards of up to 64 GB. Hence this is one segment where the Galaxy S3 still rules.
The HTC One has a 4 Ultra Pixel Primary Camera which logically equals to a 13 MP Camera and a 2.1 MP Secondary Camera. This new concept of Ultra Pixels focuses on the sensor and pixel size rather than pure megapixel count. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has an 8 MP Primary Camera with autofocus and LED flash and a 1.9 MP Secondary Camera.
The HTC One has a standard non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery. There are no official statistics about the talk time and stand by time provided by this battery as of now. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a 2100 mAh battery. It gives a talk time of up to 22 hours on 2G and 12 hours on 3G. As compared to the capacity of battery, the HTC One is definitely better than the Samsung Galaxy S3.
The dimensions of the HTC One are 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm whereas the dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy S3 are 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 (mm). Interestingly, in spite of having a slightly larger display, the Samsung Galaxy S3 technically manages to be slimmer than the new HTC One. Of course this difference is very small and can be considered negligible.
The HTC One weighs about 143 grams whereas the Samsung Galaxy S3 weighs about 133 grams. Once again, in spite of having a larger display the Samsung Galaxy S3 manages to stay slimmer than the HTC One. But even in this case, the difference is 10 grams which is a very small value.
The HTC One definitely has an upper hand in this battle. It has a better hardware configuration, better battery, better display clarity but does not have micro SD card support. The new ultra pixel camera is the most unique feature dominates the camera performance of the Galaxy S3.
But even though the Samsung Galaxy S3 has been in the market for quiet some time, it manages to put up a tough fight against the HTC One. On paper, the Galaxy S3 is better than the HTC One when it comes to weight and dimensions. But these are segments related to personal choices because not every users prefers to have a slim and lightweight device.
So even if you think that the HTC One is new, do not forget that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is also one of the best. So if you want to opt for a smartphone that is new and exciting then the HTC One is a good option for you. But if you are a fan of the Galaxy S3 then you can definitely go for it without hesitation.
Here is a specifications chart of the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S3: