Superphone Round-Up: Samsung, HTC, LG and More

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Final Thoughts

The smartphone market is ever changing, with manufacturers constantly trying to one-up the other. Still, three of the top phones mentioned in this article have been available for a couple months and they’re still among the best Android handsets on the market today both in terms of hardware specification, unique software features and usability.

Just comparing a specification chart of the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S 4, and LG Optimus G Pro, it may be hard to choose from one phone over the other unless your wireless carrier narrows the choice for you. Each of these phones have their individual strengths and weaknesses and we’ve tried to point them out in this round-up. At the end of the day, you’ll have to decide which of these software features is most important to you.

As always, we’re excited to get our hands on the upcoming Motorola X and the LG G2, both of which look like impressive phones in terms of user experience. Stay tuned for more details on each of these phones once we get some hands-on time with them.

To wrap things up, we’d like to provide a quick summary of the greatest strengths and weaknesses of the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S 4, and LG Optimus G Pro:

HTC One Samsung Galaxy S 4 LG Optimus G Pro
  • Attractive full-metal unibody design
  • HTC BoomSound
  • Sense Voice
  • Proximity and gesture sensor controls
  • Multi Window support
  • Widest carrier availability
  • One of the best phablets currently available
  • QSlide multitasking
  • VR Panorama
  • No user replaceable battery
  • No microSD card slot
  • Plastic design gives it a cheaper look
  • Exclusively available through AT&T
  • Size is too big for some users

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