Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC 8X vs ATIV S

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Unless you live under a rock you are probably aware that Samsung has just announced the Galaxy S4 and…it looks like the SIII. It seems that Samsung has once again taken a page out of Apple’s book and announced a sequel without many physical changes. Despite appearances this is the top of the line Android phone. Samsung is the king of Google’s OS, and people will no doubt gobble up the S4, no matter what it looks like.

As always, we like to compare what the new big dog in the mobile space looks like next to the top Windows Phone devices. For your viewing pleasure we have the Nokia Lumia 920, HTC 8X, and Samsung’s own ATIV S stacked up against the Galaxy S4. Sadly it looks like the S4 wins out in almost every category. Bigger screen, bigger camera, higher resolution screen, bigger battery, and more storage options. But do you care? Is it enough to sway you from Windows Phone? Let us know in the comments what you think about Samsung’s latest Galaxy.

  • It’s a marginal upgrade over the S3 and it looks like Samsung’s packing more bloat into TouchWhiz with features people will use once and never again. No thanks.

  • Agreed. I just glanced over at my Note 2 and didn’t have that desire to want to upgrade to anything else. Especially hearing that most of the software features that aren’t hardware specific will be coming to the Note 2 and S3? This just seems like filler for those who didn’t have an upgrade when those devices came out.

  • It was more about the software than anything else. Using both cameras at the same time was really one of those “why didn’t I think of that” ideas.

    On the other hand, I don’t see much use in the “sync 8 devices to play the exact same song” feature. Yes, for sharing pictures and video, but why did they talk about using it for surround sound audio coming out of, umm, phone speakers?

  • It’s also worth mentioning that it doesn’t even matter if Satan himself is the device going on sale, that was one sweet performance.

  • I’m not so quick to say that mostly because Nokia kinda does the same thing, and I can’t see that one company’s extra software tricks holds any more water than another company’s.

    I would still say that nothing is truly new or unique here. No “incredible” camera technology, no new single “thing” (save maybe for that lean-to-scroll and real-time screen calibration stuff) that really stood out as to bring consumers looking for a device seriously oriented at “making life simpler and easier.” When they said “thinner and lighter,” it seriously did turn into an iPhone-5-esque show the rest of the time.

  • This, too. If other Samsung devices are getting the new software doodads, why get the new one for a (maybe) better camera and those freaky UI interactions? I mean, what else is in it for those who upgrade that those who just update old devices won’t get, precisely?

  • Edgar Cervantes

    We are reaching a point where it is simply too hard to best the competition by simply adding better specs. I mean, what is the difference between a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor and a 1.9 GHz quad-core processor? In a current smartphone, they will both be fast and it will be nearly impossible to notice the differences.

    Same goes to RAM and all other things. And every other company has come out with large 1080p screens. The only way to differentiate themselves is via software and they are kinda doing that right. Yes, some features we will never use, but some others we might use all the time.

  • Fansung still stealing ideas from others. These Windows Phone 8 devices are smoother an faster than Lagalaxy SIV.

  • John

    ATIV S2