• HTC One S vs Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs Samsung I9506 Galaxy S4

Phone Comparison - HTC One S vs Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs Samsung I9506 Galaxy S4

general General Info

Manufacturer HTC Samsung Samsung
Announced February 2012 May 2012 Q3 2013
Status Available - April 2012 Available - May 2012 Available - Q3 2013
Colors Black Blue, White White Frost, Black Mist / Arctic Blue, Red Aurora
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 130.9 x 65 x 7.8 mm
(5.15 x 2.56 x 0.31 in)
136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
(5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 in)
136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm
(5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 in)
Weight 119.5 g (4.2.0.18 oz) 133 g (4.69 oz) 130 g (4.59 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA
4G Network - LTE (regional) LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9, Exynos 4212 Quad Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800
GPU Adreno 225 Mali-400MP Adreno 330
RAM 1 GB 1 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16 GB 16/32/64 GB storage 16/32 GB
External Memory No microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.3 inches 4.8 inches 5.0 inches
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels (256 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (306 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 59.98% 65.84% 72.15%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS Stereo FM radio with RDS No
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker 
<a yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Face And Smile Detection Auto focus, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, stereo sound rec., video stabilization Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps, dual-video rec.
Front Camera Yes, VGA [Similar] Yes, 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 2 MP,1080p@30fps, dual video call [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps Yes
Edge Yes Class 12 Yes
3G HSDPA, HSUPA HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB (MHL) v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL 2), USB On-the-go, USB Host
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash HTML, Adobe Flash HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16 GB, 1 GB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB
USB OTG - Supported Supported

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Po Standard battery, Li-Ion Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1650 mAh 2100 mAh 2600 mAh
Stand by Up to 830Hr (2G)/up to 770Hr hours (3G) Up to 370 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 1350Min (2G)/up to 700Min hours (3G) Up to 17 h (3G)