Do you prefer Star Trek or Star Wars? If the former, best go for the HTC One. If the latter, head for the Samsung Galaxy S4. There, done.
What’s that? You want some explanation, too? I bring the analogy up because the two smartphones, despite their parity in tech consciousness, are very different in feel and ambition. The HTC One is sleek, metallic, sealed and perfectly formed, with nothing left to chance, part of a hermetically sealed universe in which nothing can go wrong. In contrast, the Galaxy S4 can get a little messy, with a peel off back, cheaper materials, bolt on batteries and memory cards, yet all providing more interest, more flexibility and more room for imagination.
Yet, despite the differences in design and outlook, these two smartphones have become the most prominent competitors in the Android landscape. Here’s my assessment – can there be a winner?