The year was a great one for cell phone innovations, and two leaders of that charge are Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and the HTC One. Both companies stepped up their games and came up with some great solutions using forward thinking designs. Each company developed phones that display great advances as well as some drawbacks. Before buying, stop in at an Atlanta cell phone repair store and ask for advice regarding which phone would best suit your needs.

The Galaxy S4

The Galaxy S4 features a 5 inch, high definition touchscreen. The phone itself is lightweight weighing in at 130g. Sadly, Galaxy kept the plastic rear cover that was included in the Galaxy 3 phone. Unfortunately, this can lead to breakage as well as a trip to your Atlanta cell phone repair shop. The plastic cover does keep the phone light, but it loses in style. The battery life is better than many phones. The S4 has 2GB of memory which helps to make it great for gaming and running apps. The software that is offered with the Galaxy S4 is innovative including the ability to use multi-screens which allow you to watch a movie while you message a friend. There is also an infrared sensor included on the phone, and the phone can be used as a remote control for a compatible TV and other devices. The S4 also has an awesome camera that takes clear and precise pictures.

The HTC One

The HTC One has a 4.7 inch screen with a 1920×1080 display which allows for incredibly sharp viewing. The phone looks great and feels great. The medal back gives it a more expensive look similar to the iPhone 5. There are a couple of weird design decisions which can be seen in the unusual positioning of the logo. It interferes with the home and back control buttons. Also, the power button is oddly placed on the left side of the phone. The unusual placement may initially be confusing for a new phone user. The camera is sub-par and needs some work. The dual front speakers are superior to the Galaxy S4’s, but its vibration setting is a bit too powerful. The one also has 2GB of RAM.

Both phones have great features, but also a few others that may need some more work. If you are looking for a phone that has great sound but just an average camera, pick the HTC One. If you are looking for a phone with a great camera and good battery life as well as awesome gaming possibilities, go for the Samsung Galaxy S4. Visit your Atlanta cell phone store for more information on comparing the two phones.