Feb 24, 2013
TnT Editor

HTC One vs Samsung Galaxy S III Features and Specs Comparison

HTC has officially announced the launch of its newest 2013 flagship smartphone which is named as HTC One. The phone is scheduled to hit AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile on March and will be available across 185 carriers globally. The device will be a competitor to not only devices on the market right now, but to devices that will be coming to shelves in the future.

HTC One vs Samsung Galaxy S III Features and Specs Comparison

Despite the Galaxy S3 still being an extremely popular smartphone option which comes with ultra-fast LTE data connection, fast performance, and oversized screen, HTC One proves to be worthy contender for consumers’ dollars too. While there’s no escaping fact that the HTC One is obviously pretty amazing, but it’s best to know the differences between both smartphones to help in consideration when purchasing either HTC One or Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone. Is the design better? Does the camera snap better photos? Here is a simple comparative table of HTC One vs Samsung Galaxy S III with specs and features comparison at a glance.

Samsung Galaxy S3


1.4GHz Exynos quad core processor


1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core
4.8-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution. Corning Gorilla Glass 2 – TouchWiz UI


4.7-inch Full HD display with 1080p (1080 x 1920 pixels) resolution, 468 PPI


8-megapixel camera with HD 1080p video capture plus 1.9MP front-facing camera. Equipped with a feature “Smart Stay eye tracking” and a technology called Zero Shutter Lag


HTC UltraPixel Camera, BSI sensor, Pixel size 2.0 µm, Sensor size 1/3′. Dedicated HTC ImageChip 2, F2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens. Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)

2.1MP front-facing camera with 880 wide angle lens and HDR capability. Continuous shooting and VideoPic. Slow motion video recording with variable speed playback. HTC Zoe with HTC Zoe Highlights and HTC Zoe Share. Retouch with Object Removal, Group Retouch, and Sequence Shot, smart flash

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP + EDR, NFC & Sbeam capable


Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4, 5 GHz), 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, NFC capable, BlueTooth 4.0 with aptX enabled, micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port with mobile high-definition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI
S-Voice natural language commands and dictation, Touch-sensitive controls, GPS

More Features

HTC BoomSound, HTC BlinkFeed, Gyro sensor, HTC Zoe, Sense Voice
136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm


137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm
133 grams


143 grams
2100 mAh battery supports up to 21 hours 40 min of talk time or up to 590 hours of standby time

Rechargeable Battery And Usage Time

2300 mAh capacity Li-polymer battery
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with TouchWiz UI

Operating System

Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) with Sense 5
Pebble blue, Marble white, Amber brown, Garnet red, Sapphire black, and Titanium grey


Black, Silver, and Red

From the table above, you can easily found that both of the Android-powered contenders’ specifications are almost similar except the slightly differences in camera, RAM, battery, dimensions, and weight. HTC One features higher-resolution camera, and larger RAM than Galaxy S III, but the Galaxy S III packs stronger battery compared to the HTC One. In addition, HTC One also comes with new and unique features that will add point to it.

There’s no doubt about it — the HTC One is a fine piece of kit. It’s particularly beautiful when viewed from the back and sides, with a semi-pyramidal shape reminiscent of HTC’s own J Butterfly and phones like the Xperia Ion. The front is more staid and channels the BlackBerry Z10. Look a little closer and the attention to detail is staggering — this is a product that stands shoulder to shoulder with the iPhone 5 in terms of materials and builds quality. So, the choice is based on your personal taste, needs and interest.

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