Launched Feb. 19 in London and New York, the HTC one successfully grabbed everyone's attention as the world's most anticipated Android high-end smartphone. Sporting a 4.7-inch display with full-HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, a 1.7-gigahertz quad-core processor and a new "UltraPixel" camera that enables ultra-sharp photo shooting and video recording. Usually, the first question asked when a new phone is released usually has something to do with how it stacks against the competition. The hot-red Samsung Galaxy SIII, even has been around a while, it continues to be a great Android choice, thanks to its ultra-fast LTE data connection, fast performance, and oversized screen. Now here is the question: will the forthcoming HTC One beat Samsung giant Galaxy SIII? Alright, hope the below side by side specs comparison will give us some inspiration.
HTC One measures 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm and it weighs 143 grams, on the other hand, the Galaxy S3 is 136.6 mm tall, 70.6 mm wide and has a profile of 8.6mm, weighing 10 grams less than the HTC flagship. The HTC One is a hair taller, a smidge narrower, and a bit thicker than the Galaxy S III.
Even both feature a glass screen. The Samsung Galaxy S3's 4.8in 1,280 x 720 resolution (720p) panel, while sharp and a tenth of an inch larger, is no match for the HTC One's ultra-dense 4.7in 1,920 x 1,080 pixel (1080p) display.
When you play DVD movies on Galaxy S3 and HTC one, HTC One could deliver crisper and sharper image thanks to its relatively small size and high resolution screen.
In terms of design, the HTC One is a solid piece of aluminium, with beautifully machined edges and details. The Galaxy S3, by contrast, is made entirely of plastic, with rounded, tapered edges and chrome buttons.
Underneath the hood, the Galaxy S3 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz dual-core CPU. The HTC One has it beat, though, thanks to its quad-core, next-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU.
According to the official specs, HTC One supports 3GP, 3G2, MP4, WMV, AVI formats well, while Galaxy S3 recognizes videos on MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX formats. However both phones do not have DVD-drive installed, So, if you want to watch hi-def DVD to Galaxy S3 or HTC One, you need to resort to a DVD to Galaxy S3 Video Converter, which could convert DVD to Galaxy S3 or HTC One recognized format video, so that you can play DVD movies on Galaxy S3 without any trouble.
While both devices run using Google's latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, their user interfaces (UIs) and features are noticeably different. This is mainly because both Samsung and HTC have loaded the devices with their custom Touchwiz and Sense software, respectively.
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. 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.
HTC One packed a 4 ultrapixels rear camera that promises clearer and more vivid pictures compared to Samsung Galaxy S3's 8 megapixels shooter.
HTC One has a 2300 mAh embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery compared to Galaxy S3's 2100 mAh battery.
Do the above head-to-head specs contrast make you clear to find out the winner between HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S3? Either way I think most consumers would be pleased with either of these android devices, as all they are the masterpieces in high-end smartphone level.