iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One Specs Comparison

With the announcement of Samsung’s new flagship smartphone: Galaxy S4 and availability of HTC One from High Tech Computer corporation (HTC), the battle for the throne has once again heated up. If you’re out to buy a high end smartphone, there are many options available including iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One. In this article we’ll do specs comparison of these three flagship phones from the house of three smartphone giants.


  • iPhone 5 is the oldest among the lot thus has the lowest technical specs among the lot. Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One have almost identical hardware specs, however, HTC One runs Android 4.1 and Galaxy S4 ships with 4.2.2.
  • Camera wise HTC One excels in low light photography. Galaxy S4 camera performance is unknown to date.
  • Design wise, iPhone 5 and HTC One are better than Galaxy S4 (comes with old S3 design)
  • Galaxy S4 and HTC One has high pixel desity, almost 100 pixels (per inch) more than the iPhone 5.
  • Galaxy S4 comes with highest capacity removable battery.
  • Only Galaxy S4, among these three, comes with wireless charging.

Below is the quick iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One specs comparison…

iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One

iPhone 5

Galaxy S4


Screen size4.0-inches4.99-inches4.7-inches
Dimensions123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm
Resolution640 x 1136 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density326 ppi441 ppi469 ppi
Display TechIPS LCD, 16MSuper AMOLED HD, 16MSuper LCD3, 16M
Screen ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coatingCorning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass 2
Weight112 g (3.95 oz)130 g (4.59 oz)143 g (5.04 oz)
System chipApple A6Exynos 5 Octa 5410Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
ProcessorDual-core 1.2 GHzQuad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7Quad core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300
GraphicsPowerVR SGX543MP3PowerVR SGX544MP3Adreno 320
Internal Storage16GB / 32GB / 64GB16GB / 32GB / 64GB32GB / 64GB
External StorageNoMicro SD up to 64 GBMicro SD up to 64 GB
Rear Camera8-Megapixels,
3264 x 2448 pixels,
HD video
4128 x 3096 pixels,
Dual Shot, Image Stabilization,
1080p@30fps HD video,
Dual-video Recording
2688 x 1520 pixels,
1080p@30fps HD video,
Front-Facing Camera1.2MP
720p HD video
2 MP
1080p@30fps, dual video call
2.1 MP
OSiOS 6.0Android, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Wi-Fi802.11a/b/g/ndual band802.11 a/b/g/ndual-band, DLNA802.11 a/b/g/ndual-band, DLNA
ConnecterLightening Connectormicro USBmicro USB
BluetoothYes, 4.0Yes, 4.0Yes, 4.0
ApplicationsApp StoreGoogle PlayGoogle Play
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, compassAccelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Ambient light, Thermostat, Humidity, GestureAccelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Ambient light, Thermostat,
ColorsBlack, SlateWhite,  SilverWhite Frost, Black MistBlack, Silver, Red
Battery LifeCapcity: 1440 mAh
Talk time: 8hrs
Standy by time: 9.4 days
Capcity: 2660 mAh
Talk time:
Standy by time:
Capcity: 2300 mAh
Talk time:
Standy by time:
Wireless ChargingNoYesNo
3 comments… add one
Riley April 1, 2013, 10:31 pm

There is a lot on both Android phones that put a lot of pressure on the iPhone. One of my favorites is the 1080p display that’s so highly praised. Since it takes a while to get there, I like to kill time while I’m on my way to work at DISH by watching my live and recorded shows on my phone. I can stream from my DVR wherever I am going with the DISH Anywhere app and I think it will work wonderfully on a higher resolution display.

rockne1865 April 18, 2013, 4:14 pm

I want a better camera, NFC,faster processor,bigger better screen, bigger battery, more sensors,& waterproof would be nice! I want to be able to remove the battery! Apple needs to step up their game!
I want a phone that with a case just fits in a standard shirt pocket i.e. big screen big battery! I think IPhone should come in 2 sizes! one for me & one for people who only think they want a smart phone i.e. small screen!

Andrea April 19, 2013, 12:07 pm

What a big surprised! A complete comparison for the 3 giant smartphones.. I preferred Samsung Galaxy because of its great specification.. from maintenance to the features..

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