Published on May 2nd, 2013 | by Tim Schofield


Camera Comparison: HTC One Vs. Samsung Galaxy S4

Here is just another comparison of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4. In this article I have posted various pictures taken with both devices. You can do a camera comparison of the two and determine which you like better. Both cameras have pros and cons, but keep in mind these are just simple shots taken. It seems as though the shots taken with the HTC One look “further” away than the S4, even though they were taken in the exact same spot. You will also notice there is a difference in the way color is rendered. Both cameras were set to standard. It seems as though the HTC One did much better in low light without a flash, but the S4 seemed to do better when taking a shot in low light with a flash. Take a look at the images yourself and determine which one you like better!

Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

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23 Responses to Camera Comparison: HTC One Vs. Samsung Galaxy S4

  1. Cam Hagan says:

    I vote the One

  2. In certain lighting or climates each one performs better. I think either one has a great camera and someone who purchases one of these devices will be satisfied either way!

  3. Mike Watson says:

    Samsung S4

  4. Craig Scarlett says:

    From your test pics, I would say that S4 looks better. Better white balance, no pink cast, deeper contrast, sharper, etc. HTC One wins hands down in low light.

  5. Tim says:

    Hey QB. Just a question. I don’t know how possible this would be because you already moved but do you think you could take the same shots with a point and shoot/dslr so we can see which phone is reproducing colors better? The quality of the shots are getting better and better. It’s pretty amazing. Thanks!

  6. Walker Hymes says:

    The iPhone 5 wins this competition……HAHAHA just kidding. S4 FOR THE WIN!!!

  7. ken mcgill says:

    Idk real hard to say! Lol

  8. acer1096xxx says:

    S4 is overall better, but the HTC One looked better in low-lighting.

  9. J says:

    HTC recently released an update in the UK for the unlocked One model that among other things supposedly improves the camera performance. Perhaps you should consider doing another comparison if and when that update is released here in the states.

  10. I vote the S4. 100 times better!!

  11. PS. Who’s puppy? So cute!!

  12. Randy Vogel says:

    > It seems as though the shots taken with the HTC One look “further” away than the S4, even though they were taken in the exact same spot.

    In more technical terms, the HTC One has a wider field of view than the S4.
    Whether or not this is important is a personal decision…
    I’d say the next thing to check is whether either camera shows corner/edge distortion, and if so, which one shows least (because I typically don’t want to take pictures that mis-resemble what I was looking at).

  13. Scott G says:

    S4 wins but the One does do a better job in low light.

  14. At the top it says Galaxy S4 pictures are on the left and HTC One pictures are on the right, however the bottom picture (front-facing camera) is opposite of that. Is that the only set that is reversed or are all of them reversed?

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  16. Matt Veltkamp says:

    S4 looks much better, except low light.

  17. The GS4’s camera performance is better. The only thing the HTC One wins is lowlights.

  18. fartbubbler says:

    just waiting on Verizon to give me the go-ahead 🙁

  19. kevin porter says:

    from the looks of things it looks as though the samsung galaxy s4 has a better contrast well the HTC One has a bit of a glare is not too clear but is it glare that takes away from the density of the picture

  20. onelovekir says:

    I would say that the S4 does better on inside pics, but outside pics it looks like the ONE has more realistic colors…though they are both good. definitely in low lights the one wins hands down.

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