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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. iPhone 5, HTC One, and BlackBerry Z10

It's been nearly 10 months since the highly successful Samsung Galaxy S3 was first released in the U.S., and in a few more days, the Galaxy S4 will be sold online and in several retail stores across the U.S.
With a 5-inch HD screen, a 13-megapixel camera, and either a quad- or octa-core processor (the U.S. will get the former), the GS4 is dressed to the nines with hardware goods.
So how does it stack up against its current competition? Based purely on a spec-by-spec showdown, we compare the handset with three other popular flagships, all on different OS platforms: Apple's iPhone 5, the HTC One, and the BlackBerry Z10.
Judge for yourselves (as we're sure you will) whether Samsung's newest device has what it takes to bring down its rivals. And if you're curious about how it stacks up against its GS3 predecessor, check out our other chart.
Editors' note: This piece was originally published on March 14, and has been updated with additional information.

Spec                           Samsung Galaxy S4          Apple iPhone 5                    HTC One                    BlackBerry Z10

Operating system*Android 4.2.2iOS 6Android 4.1BB10
Dimensions5.38 inches by 2.71 inches by 0.31 inch; 4.6 ounces4.87 inches by 2.31 inches by 0.3 inch; 3.95 ounces5.41 inches by 2.69 inches by 0.37 inch; 5.04 ounces5.12 inches by 2.58 inches by 0.35 inch; 4.78 ounces
Display5-inch full HD Super AMOLED; 1,920x1,080 pixels, 441ppi4-inch IPS LCD; 1,136x640 pixels, 326ppi4.7-inch LCD; 1,920x1,080 pixels, 468ppi4.2-inch LCD; 1,280x768 pixels, 355ppi
4G LTEYesYesYesYes
Rear camera and recording13-megapixel, 1080p HD video8-megapixel, 1080p HD video4-megapixel (UltraPixel), 1080p HD video8-megapixel, 1080p HD video
Front-facing camera2-megapixel1.2-megapixel2.1-megapixel2-megapixel
Processor1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 (U.S. version); or proprietary 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 5 OctaProprietary A61.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 6001.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus
Capacity16GB, 32GB, 64GB16GB, 32GB, 64GB32GB, 64GB16GB
Expandable memoryUp to 64GBNoNoUp to 64GB
Battery2,600mAhNot disclosed by Apple2,300mAh1,800mAh
PriceAT&T: $199, 16GB with contract; T-Mobile: $149.99 down plus $20 per month for 24 months; U.S. Cellular: $199, 16GB with contract; Sprint: $249, 16GB with contract, new customers get it for $149; all other carriers TBA16GB, $199; 34GB, $299, 64GB, $399AT&T: 32GB, $199.99 and 64GB, $299.99 both with contract; Sprint: 32GB, $199.99 with contract; Developer Edition: 64GB, $649, all other carriers TBA$199 on Verizon with contract
CarriersAT&T, Cricket, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, VerizonAT&T, Cricket, Sprint, VerizonAT&T, Sprint, T-MobileAT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon
Available colorsBlack, whiteBlack, whiteSilverBlack, white (Verizon only)
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