It’s been nearly nine months since the highly successful Samsung Galaxy S3 was first released in the U.S., and today, the Korean phone company officially announced its successor, the Galaxy S4, at a New York press conference.
Packed with a 5-inch screen, a 13-megapixel camera, and either a quad- or octo-core processor (depending on where you are), 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 line up the handset with three other popular flagships, each of them 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.
|Spec||Samsung Galaxy S4||Apple iPhone 5||HTC One||BlackBerry Z10|
|Operating system*||Android 4.2.2||iOS 6||Android 4.1||BB10|
|Dimensions||5.38 x 2.71 x 0.31 inch; 4.6 ounces||4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inch; 3.95 ounces||5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inch; 5.04 ounces||5.12 x 2.58 x 0.35 inch; 4.78 ounces|
|Display||5-inch full HD Super AMOLED; 1,920×1,080 pixels, 441ppi||4-inch IPS LCD; 1,136×640 pixels, 326ppi||4.7-inch LCD; 1,920×1,080 pixels, 468ppi||4.2-inch LCD; 1,280×768 pixels, 355ppi|
|Rear camera and recording||13-megapixel, 1080p HD video||8-megapixel, 1080p HD video||4-megapixel (Ultrapixel), 1080p HD video||8-megapixel, 1080p HD video|
|Processor||1.9GHz, quad-core Snapdragon Fusion Pro; or proprietary 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 5 Octa||Proprietary A6||1.7GHz, quad-core Snapdragon 600||1.5GHz, dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus|
|Capacity||16GB, 32GB, 64GB||16GB, 32GB, 64GB||32GB, 64GB||16GB|
|Expandable memory||Up to 64GB||No||No||Up to 32GB|
|Battery||2,600mAh||Not disclosed by Apple||2,300mAh||1,800mAh|
|Price||TBA||$199.99, $299.99, $399.99||U.S. pricing TBA||$199 on Verizon|
|Carriers||AT&T, Cricket, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon||AT&T, Cricket, Sprint, Verizon||AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile||AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon|
|Available colors||Black, white||Black, white||Silver||Black, white (Verizon only)|