The HTC One was showcased a few weeks ago and yes, we are impressed. But for those of you looking to pick up a good Android-based smartphone in the near future, does it make sense to hold off your purchase until it hits the market? Or should you end up picking the current market faves like Galaxy S3 or the Nexus 4? Read on to get your answer:
HTC One: HTC’s flagship smartphone for 2013 features a 4.7-inch full HD display with the highest resolution so far of 468 ppi. But there’s much more going on in this phone with its all metal slick body. HTC has also put in an interesting camera with its own Ultrapixels technology to let you click sharper, better pictures with more realistic color reproduction. And then there’s the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with an overlay of HTC’s vastly improved Sense 5.0 UI. The HTC One is powered by a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon Krait processor and 2 GB of RAM. It comes with 32 GB of internal storage, but we doubt if there’s a microSD card slot on it, and there’s also a 2,300 mAh battery fitted.
Samsung Galaxy S3: This phone went on to become the world’s favorite smartphone in 2012 and propelled Samsung into becoming the world leader in smartphones. The Galaxy S3 has a slightly bigger 4.8-inch screen, but in terms of resolution, its 306 ppi screen is no match for the HTC One’s. Powered by a quad-core 1.4 GHz Exynos 4412 processor and 1 GB of RAM, you will find it less powerful than the HTC One too. But yes, the phone comes with 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage as well as the provision to expand its storage capacity using microSD cards, which is indeed a huge plus. The 8 MP rear camera probably doesn’t work as well as the HTC One’s Ultrapixels offering. The Galaxy S3 is fitted with a 2,100 mAh battery offering over 11 hours of talktime.
LG Nexus 4: The Google flagship smartphone by LG sports a 4.7-inch screen with a 318 ppi resolution. Powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon Krait processor and 2 GB of RAM, it sure is more powerful than the Galaxy S3. In terms of camera, its 8 MP camera gives it equal footing with the Samsung offering. The LG Nexus 4 runs on Android 4.2 and is upgradeable up Android 4.2.2. But it comes with just 8 GB of 16 GB of internal storage and lacks a microSD card slot, so if you need more storage, you’re better off picking some other phone. Like the Galaxy S3, this one too has a 2,100 mAh battery offering about 15 hours of talktime.