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How the Galaxy S 4 stacks up against iPhone, S III

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  • Attendees view the Samsung Electronics Co. Galaxy S4 smartphone during an event at Radio City Music Hall in New York, U.S., on Thursday, March 14, 2013. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S4 with a bigger screen and software that tracks eye movements as the world's biggest smartphone seller takes its battle with Apple Inc. to the iPhone maker's home market.

      Attendees view the Samsung Electronics Co. Galaxy S4 smartphone during an event at Radio City Music Hall in New York, U.S., on Thursday, March 14, 2013. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S4 with a bigger screen and software that tracks eye movements as the world's biggest smartphone seller takes its battle with Apple Inc. to the iPhone maker's home market.
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By The Associated Press

Samsung Electronics Co. revealed its new top-of-the-line smartphone last week, the Galaxy S 4.

Here's how it compares to the competition and its predecessor, the S III.

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Samsung Galaxy S 4:

Display: 5-inch diagonal, 1920 by 1080 pixels organic light-emitting diode screen

Weight: 4.6 ounces (130g)

Cameras: 13-megapixel on back, 2-megapixel on front.

Storage: 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes of built-in flash memory, plus a MicroSD slot for expansion.

Software: Android 4.2.2 "Jelly Bean."

Price: Not announced yet, but expect $200 with a two-year contract for 16-gigabyte version.

U.S. wireless carriers: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Cricket.

Availability: Launch starts at end of April.

Notable features: Senses fingers "hovering" over screen. Additional infra-red sensor watches for hand gestures up to 4 inches away. Thanks to infra-red diode, can act as universal remote for entertainment center. Cameras can be used at same time, adding user's face to group shots.

Samsung Galaxy S III:

Display: 4.8-inch diagonal, 1280 by 720 pixels organic light-emitting diode screen

Weight: 4.7 ounces (133g)

Cameras: 8-megapixel on back, 2-megapixel on front.

Storage: 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes of built-in flash memory, plus a MicroSD slot for expansion.

Software: Android 4.0.4 "Ice Cream Sandwich or 4.1 "Jelly Bean."

Price: From free to $200 with a two-year contract and 16 gigabytes of memory, depending on carrier.

U.S. wireless carriers: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, plus smaller ones.

Availability: On sale since May.

Notable features: Big, sharp and colorful screen for its time, now surpassed.

Apple iPhone 5:

Display: 4-inch diagonal, 1136 by 640 pixels liquid-crystal display

Weight: 4 ounces (112g)

Cameras: 8-megapixel on back, 1.2-megapixel on front.

Storage: 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes of built-in flash memory.

Software: iOS 6

Price: $200 with a two-year contract, depending on carrier.

U.S. wireless carriers: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, plus smaller ones.

Availability: On sale since September.

Notable features: Precision-machined metal-and-glass body.

HTC One:

Display: 4.7-inch diagonal, 1920 by 1080 pixels liquid-crystal display

Weight: 5 ounces (143g)

Cameras: 4-megapixel on back, 2.1-megapixel on front.

Storage: 32 or 64 gigabytes of built-in flash memory.

Software: Android 4.1.2 "Jelly Bean."

Price: Not announced yet.

U.S. wireless carriers: AT&T, T-Mobile USA, Sprint. Others not yet announced, but likely.

Availability: On sale in the next few months.

Notable features: Precision-machined aluminum body. Back-side camera has sacrificed resolution for better ability to take pictures in low light. Thanks to infra-red diode, can act as universal remote for entertainment center.

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