Small boo hi, I’m tells author on technology editor. The Guardian I’m here, to talk about the Samsung Galaxy s4 and the HTC One smartphones a stop by looking at some phones the come out in the past couple years. There’s the Google Galaxy Nexus S Sony Xperia S iPhone 4 the BlackBerry said 10 Nokia Libya 920 and PACC on and the Samsung Galaxy s4.
As you can see the latest to quite different from the others the colored for one thing the silver in case the HTC One white in the case for the Samsung they can also get in other colors but it’s also notable that the quite a bit bigger the screen sizes substantially larger which is part of the fact that the cum out of Asia and in Asia larger screens a much more popular. And that’s something which you speak at you more generally so you can see it in the back please attend for example the size the screen is a not quite as launch but is compatible with the Samsung ACC itself is coming at a time. One it sir company which has been having a fair amount of trouble recently a number of top executives have left the company’s revenues have been falling its profits of almost 420 and the HTC One is seen as its chance to really get the a foothold in the market again it’s interesting to see what is done here it’s going for fun which is really high quality this is a top end device ready very much compatible with the ts4 and the iPhone 5 is priced about the same as well from the larger carriers.
The interesting thing I thought about it is that when you go to the front page when you actually turn the phone on which is slightly difficult to do. Because the button to do it is up on the top of the phone I found who is very hard to get to you don’t have lista maps as you do on the blackberry or the Nokia all the only phone what instead you have is whole set have news items so the footboard like waihee have viewing news. So it’s thinking about you wanting to look at content rather the news camera his role the well done I think it’s a it’s a very simple camera. When he when we come to it but it does have also to Settings if you want to go and really knock yourself out so you can be self time as you can do cropping you can have different video qualities if you want to get same to professional with your camera quality when you can yet at the same time it’s got a very simple setting. So that you’ve read on kinda overrun and get confused on what you’re trying to do with it as a fun it’s very effective it’s not too big it’s very light it weighs about the same oh it’s a has the iPhone 5 very much compatible in weight interesting that it has an intra aluminium backing here and it’s also got Beats Audio and I have to say the headphones that come with it all the best headphones.
I have used on pretty much any smartphone ever they have a whole lot of pace very clear better than many headphones you can buy shops almost worth it for the iPod alone. I think and it’s a beautifully made peace a kit no complaints at all about the build quality and the sound quality from speakers also got built in speakers top-to-bottom if you can use if you want to ignoring terminal C train carriage using mile again quality as for you million to the Samsung Galaxy s4 this is the phone which something is looking to sell millions millions of it says that its already shipped ten million of them in the first month. A ACC says it shipped about five million in the past past couple months or so since the launch and what I found interesting about this found is that its iPhone which reminds me of a science fiction story that I read when I was a child it was written by Larry Niven. It was about discovering an alien artifact which had so many different settings and people who are using it couldn’t work out what the basic setting was Fort so one of the things that you find. When you when you look at this is that it has loads and loads have different settings you can turn on and turn off as things like why a gesture which means you can wave your hand over to move the screen it has.
I schooling so that if you move your arms up and down when you’re looking at it the screen will follow you a man there are so many different choices there becomes overpowering and the finest of Tony of and something is packing so much in that you can easily get lost in the phone when you come to the welcome to the homepage, And it’s very simple have a few laps in the front of the camera some Samsung upset the Google Play Store have used a message in some I found it interesting that’s in the home screen when you have a lock screen you don’t have the camera setting actually have to go on an able at because so by the fold don’t have instant access to the camera. Which i think a lot of people find a is a bit annoying have to actually go into the settings and make a change to the lock screen display so that the shortcuts are displayed on the lockscreen. That to me seems like a a but a mistake one good thing about it enters the design something some cities had over ACC I’m pretty much forever in my opinion is that you can turn the phone on or off with a button on the side brothel the top with the HTC One and but once you’ve enabled the the shortcuts on the lock screen than the cameras available to straight away.
But here again is a difference between HTC and a Samsung you have the camera which looks as police pretty simple but then if you go into the mode setting you have a rem different moods you have automatic you have what’s called beauty face you have the race at one you have animated you have which tone have so many that it becomes hard to know which you actually want this one could best photo all what is is or burst shoot which will let you choose the best photograph from but would you choose between best photo or PT face would you actually have a racer you might find reach one’s appropriate for the same scene and the difficulty there is choosing between them you can position where you have so much choice it’s hard actually to make a choice because there are multiple opportunities and i think thats again the area was something is throwing so many things I N that can always be overwhelming for the user as a fun it’s pretty good it’s a it’s got good battery life again it’s a good loss today easily and the call quality is good sometimes be making mobile phones for a very long time so it’s very good at picking up signals and so on there are a lot of some sonya’s on this and certainly will criticism that people have had is that when you first sign in to the phone as well as being us for a Google account.
You can also be asked to sign into into a Samsung Account or to create one back to me is is an element of a phone which is not points4 through that almost sounds as if they’ve rushed this to market which isn’t true this would have been works for a couple years and yet I think we’ve reached the point now in the galaxy s4 where there is so much in the phone that trying to pack anymore and would be overkill and to some extent it’s easy to get lost despite these criticisms something’s gonna sell a lot of these is here because it’s a huge company ICC is done well to get $5 million at least see wanna will be very interesting to see whether that consumer take-up goes well have to say if I was choosing one of these funds myself a bitch is the HTC One first because the headphones are so good secondly because it’s such a nice construction if you compare the only men and construction to the plastic some sandwich in comparison doesn’t feel like such a great phone times quality for the because with the HTC One you can find a way around pretty easily it’s not too hard and you won’t get lost inside the phone.