Galaxy S4 vs HTC One vs Xperia Z

Android Superphone Specsheet Shootout 2013

By - April 11, 2013
Android smartphones

With Samsung announcing its new Android flagship, the Galaxy S4, towards the middle of last month (March 2013), the stage is set for this generation’s “superphone” shootout.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is only expected to launch from later in April 2013, however, so a full comparison of the features of this batch of smartphones will only be possible later.

A comparison of the hardware specifications among the top-end phones may give an indication of what to expect from this year’s top Android smartphones.

Specifications Samsung Galaxy S4 HTC One Sony Xperia Z LG Optimus G
Dimensions 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3mm 139 x 71 x 7.9mm 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm
Weight 130g 143g 146g 145g
Operating system Android 4.2.2 Android 4.2 Android 4.1 Android 4.1 (upgraded)
Display 5″ 1080p HD (1080×1920) 4.7″ HD (1080×1920) IPS 5″ full HD (1080×1920) Bravia Engine 2 4.7″ WXGA (768×1280)
Rear camera 13MP 4MP “Ultrapixel” 13MP 13MP
Front camera 2MP 2.1MP 2.2MP 1.3MP
Storage, internal 16GB/32GB/64GB 32GB/64GB 16GB 16GB
Storage, expandable microSD No microSD microSD (in E970 model)
Processor Exynos Octa 5410: 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex-A15 + 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 / 1.9GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (APQ8064+MDM9215M) 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro
Graphics PowerVR SGX 544MP / Adreno 320 Adreno 320 Adreno 320 Adreno 320
Battery 2,600mAh 2300mAh 2,330mAh minimum 2,100mAh
Cellular data LTE and HSPA+ models LTE / HSPA+ HSPA / LTE HSPA / LTE
SIM type Micro SIM Micro SIM Micro SIM Micro SIM
NFC Yes Yes Yes Yes

The above table suggests that we’re in for a tight race in terms of performance this year.

At the very least it will be interesting to see what Samsung’s Big.Little Octa Core processor brings to the Android experience compared to the more conventional Qualcomm quad-cores.

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