comscore How the Galaxy S 4 stacks up against iPhone, S III | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

How the Galaxy S 4 stacks up against iPhone, S III

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    The new Samsung Galaxy S 4 was on display during the Samsung Unpacked event at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday in New York.
[ AD HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THIS STORY ]

Samsung Electronics Co. revealed its new top-of-the-line smartphone Thursday, the Galaxy S 4. Here’s how it compares to the competition and its predecessor, the S III.

Samsung Galaxy S 4

Display: 5-inch diagonal, 1920 by 1080 pixels organic light-emitting diode screen
Weight: 4.6 ounces (130g)
Cameras: 13-megapixel on back, 2-megapixel on front.
Storage: 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes of built-in flash memory, plus a MicroSD slot for expansion.
Software: Android 4.2.2 "Jelly Bean."
Price: Not announced yet, but expect $200 with a two-year contract for 16-gigabyte version.
U.S. wireless carriers: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Cricket.
Availability: Launch starts at end of April.

Notable features: Senses fingers "hovering" over screen. Additional infra-red sensor watches for hand gestures up to 4 inches away. Thanks to infra-red diode, can act as universal remote for entertainment center. Cameras can be used at same time, adding user’s face to group shots.

Samsung Galaxy S III

Display: 4.8-inch diagonal, 1280 by 720 pixels organic light-emitting diode screen
Weight: 4.7 ounces (133g)
Cameras: 8-megapixel on back, 2-megapixel on front.
Storage: 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes of built-in flash memory, plus a MicroSD slot for expansion.
Software: Android 4.0.4 "Ice Cream Sandwich or 4.1 "Jelly Bean."
Price: From free to $200 with a two-year contract and 16 gigabytes of memory, depending on carrier.
U.S. wireless carriers: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, plus smaller ones.
Availability: On sale since May.

Notable features: Big, sharp and colorful screen for its time, now surpassed.

Apple iPhone 5

Display: 4-inch diagonal, 1136 by 640 pixels liquid-crystal display
Weight: 4 ounces (112g)
Cameras: 8-megapixel on back, 1.2-megapixel on front.
Storage: 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes of built-in flash memory.
Software: iOS 6
Price: $200 with a two-year contract, depending on carrier.
U.S. wireless carriers: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, plus smaller ones.
Availability: On sale since September.

Notable features: Precision-machined metal-and-glass body.

HTC One

Display: 4.7-inch diagonal, 1920 by 1080 pixels liquid-crystal display
Weight: 5 ounces (143g)
Cameras: 4-megapixel on back, 2.1-megapixel on front.
Storage: 32 or 64 gigabytes of built-in flash memory.
Software: Android 4.1.2 "Jelly Bean."
Price: Not announced yet.
U.S. wireless carriers: AT&T, T-Mobile USA, Sprint. Others not yet announced, but likely.
Availability: On sale in the next few months.

Notable features: Precision-machined aluminum body. Back-side camera has sacrificed resolution for better ability to take pictures in low light. Thanks to infra-red diode, can act as universal remote for entertainment center.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature
Comments have been disabled for this story...

Scroll Up