Samsung has put in quite the effort lately in order to push the public into purchasing their brand new Galaxy S IV smartphone. Witty commercials showing off the phone’s impressive features are found seemingly everywhere you look.
If you have noticed the company’s subtle jab at another leading device – Apple’s iPhone 5 – make no mistake about it: Samsung is directing their attacks toward the wrong competitor.
While Samsung has done a phenomenal job with the Galaxy S IV, the upgrade in features is lacking compared to another recently released flagship android device. Consumers appreciate the hilarious ads giving them the impression that the Galaxy S IV can do just about anything but their laundry, but are the features applicable to everyday life?
If Samsung was smart, they would follow HTC’s lead with their brand new One – a better choice for those who would like more relevant features out of their device. The One features three specific features built into the phone that blows the Galaxy S IV out of the water.
First of all, HTC Zoe is a feature installed into the camera allowing a user to take a three second video while also capturing 20 still shots at the same time. Zoe then gives the user the ability to pull all of the best qualities from each of the 20 photos and combine them into one perfect image. Make your friend look at the camera when they had their eyes closed, capture a play-by-play single image of a skateboarder performing a trick off of a ramp, or even remove an object in the way of a potentially ideal photo.
Those few features are just a small portion of what Zoe can do as essentially a built-in photoshop.
Secondly, the One has two ‘Boom’ speakers on the face of the phone – one on top, one on the bottom. These speakers give the user an unmatched audio quality that will drive a Samsung fanboy crazy. Whatever your favorite genre, the One will function in a way to please any music lover.
Last, HTC has given its new Sense software something called Blink Feed. For those who want simplicity and convenience when it comes to things like social media, weather and news Blink Feed is perfect. It is a live stream of your latest social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), weather and news – Blink Feed offers the option to pick your favorite news sources to display, not just a default selection.
Not to take away anything from the glamour that is commonly perceived by Samsung’s Galaxy S IV, but for those on the hunt for their next smartphone make sure you check out HTC’s One. These three features alone make it the superior choice.