HTC is known for its innovative smartphone offerings around the globe. It was HTC, who first introduced the innovative UltraPixels camera on smartphones. Following the same pattern, HTC has introduced another brilliant smartphone with innovative camera in the Indian smartphone market. Named as HTC One Eye, this smartphone houses Dual 13 Megapixels Rear Camera, added with tons of great features. Not only the camera, but other hardware specifications and features of the HTC One Eye also make it a complete smartphone package.
The HTC One Eye has been launched in a high-end smartphone segment, which is already flooded with various best-selling smartphone devices. The HTC One Eye will face a tough competition from Apple iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, LG G2, Sony Xperia Z1, Moto X (2nd Gen.), Google Nexus 5 (32GB), BlackBerry Z30 and other HTC smartphones also. However, the HTC One Eye has something unique and innovative, which makes it stand far ahead of its competitors.
Another rival to HTC One Eye is the Samsung Galaxy S4, which a best-selling flagship smartphone offering by the number one smartphone brand. The price of Samsung Galaxy S4 in India is approximately Rs.10, 000 cheaper than that of HTC One Eye.
In this article, we are trying to find out whether spending Rs. 10,000 more on HTC One Eye is really a worth or not.
HTC One Eye vs. Samsung Galaxy S4
HTC One Eye flaunts a brilliant 5-inch (1080 x 1920) Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen display, which is one of the best in this segment. This display offers great viewing angles, which is a treat while playing HD games on the device. The Full HD display produces 16M colours at 441 ppi. This display features Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection for added safety.
On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S4 also flaunts a 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen display, also producing 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution at similar pixel density rate. This display also features Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. However, the HTC One Eye steps ahead in this segment with a slight margin.
Processor & RAM
For a buttery performance, the HTC One Eye is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad Core Processor, clocked at 2.3GHz. This processor is coupled with 2GB of RAM, which drives huge applications and high definition games without any lag. For top of the class graphics performance, this smartphone features Adreno 330 GPU.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is powered by a 1.6GHz Quad Core + 1.2GHz Quad Core Processor, which is also coupled with 2GB of RAM. Multi-tasking and drive huge apps & games is an easy task for this smartphone as well.
The HTC One Eye runs on the Google’s Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS, supported with HTC Sense v.6 UI. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S4 runs on the previous Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS version, out-of-the-box. However, the Galaxy S4 would also be getting the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update soon.
If you love capturing beautiful moments from your smartphone on the move, the HTC One Eye is built only for you. The 13 Megapixels Dual Rear Camera on the HTC One Eye, supported with HTC’s exclusive Eye Experience App is the USP of the smartphone. Other features of this rear camera includes dual tone flash, HDR, geo-tagging, Panorama, smile detection, stereo sound recording, face detection, simultaneous image & video recording and more. This rear camera can record 1080p videos at 60 frames per second. For selfie lovers, this smartphone packs 5 Megapixels secondary camera on its front. You can easily capture great selfies using this front facing camera.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 houses a 13 Megapixel rear camera, also featuring high-end features. It also houses a 2 Megapixels front-facing camera. However, the HTC One Eye is far better than Samsung Galaxy S4 in terms of front and rear cameras.
Both HTC One Eye and Samsung Galaxy S4 offer 16GB of on-board storage. The HTC One Eye supports MicroSD Card of up to 128GB, while the Samsung Galaxy S4 can expand its memory up to 64GB only via MicroSD Card.
The Connectivity features on both these smartphone devices are almost similar to each other. Both these smartphones are added with numerous connectivity features including 4G LTE (market dependable), 3G, GPS, A-GPS, Wi-Fi, WI-Fi Hotspot, GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth, DLNA and other standard features.
The HTC One Eye is fuelled by a non-removable 2600mAH Li-Po battery, promising up to 310 hours of stand-by and 24 hours of talk time. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is powered by a 2600mAH Li-Ion battery, claiming 370 hours of stand-by, 17 hours of talk time and up to 62 hours of music play.
Price in India
The HTC One Eye is available for Rs. 38,990 in India. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is available with a comparatively cheaper price tag of Rs. 28, 990 in India.
In this side-by-side comparison review, we found that both HTC One Eye and Samsung Galaxy S4 are advanced and brilliant Android Smartphones, which are great in terms of usability and high end features. However, the HTC One Eye with a better display, innovative camera, latest OS, comparative faster processor, huge memory expandability and stronger battery is far better than the Samsung Galaxy S4. Spending around Rs. 10,000 more on the HTC One Eye is really a worth.