HTC Takes a Swing at Samsung, Calls the Galaxy S4 ‘theNextBigFlop’ on Twitter

March 14, 2013 - Written By Briley Kenney

The HTC social media team just took a nice beefy swing at Samsung. Through Twitter of all places, HTC called the Samsung Galaxy S4 ‘#theNextBigFlop’ and compared it to their own flagship the HTC One.

Of course, the folks at HTC also took a pot-shot at Samsung’s presentation calling it “off-Broadway”. Personally, I tend to agree with HTC on that front. I could have done without all the flair during the show as I tend to prefer direct talks and demonstrations, but it is what it is.

While we’re here, let’s take a moment and compare the HTC One and Galaxy S4 in a head to head. We recently did a comparison of the Galaxy S4, HTC One and Sony Xperia Z which you can check out here.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Specs

  • 5-inch 1080p display HD Super AMOLED Display 440PPI
  • 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon Processor S4 Pro/Exynos 5 Octa for the International Version
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB/32GB/64GB internal storage; Expandable via MicroSD card up to 64GB
  • 13MP camera on the back, 2MP on the front
  • 4G LTE: Cat 3 100/50mbps (up to hexa band)
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • IR LED (remote control like in the HTC One)
  • MHL 2.0
  • 2600mAh battery
  • Android 4.2.2 – Jelly Bean
  • Available in White Frost and Black Mist
  • Dimensions: 69.8mm x 136.6mm x 7.9mm
  • Weighs 130g

HTC One Specs

  • 4.7-inch HD LCD Display (1920×1080)
  • 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 (quad-core) processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 32GB of Internal storage, 64GB an option
  • No MicroSD expansion slot (this is a killer)
  • 4 ultra-pixel rear facing camera and 2.1MP front facing
  • 4G LTE, HSPA+, GSM
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2,300mAh battery
  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • Dimensions: 137.4mm x 68.2mm x 9.3mm
  • Weighs 143g

Personally, one of the biggest things that can ruin a device for me is the lack of a MicroSD expansion slot. As you can see, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has one, while the HTC One does not. However, the base model of the HTC One does come with more internal storage, at 32GB. One could argue that doesn’t matter if you have support for external storage.

The Samsung Galaxy S4, clearly gives the HTC One a run for its money when it comes to processing power. Even the lower end 1.9GHz Snapdragon has a higher clock speed than the 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 in the HTC One. Performance will ultimately depend on the software, and judging by experience the Galaxy S4 will run better. Keep in mind, that could be different this time around so we’ll have to wait and see.

The Galaxy S4 also weighs less than the HTC One at 130g and is slimmer. If you’re going for size, the Galaxy S4 also wins that battle.

Things aren’t looking too good for HTC after this brief head-to-head mashup. Does anyone else think that maybe HTC should put a sock in it, or at least in the mouths of their social media team?