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By Hanleigh Daniels 14 May 2013

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Samsung's Galaxy S3 was one of the best-selling smartphones of 2012, but how well does the full HD S4 perform under scrutiny?
PROS
Brilliant display; great performance from the octa-core CPU; runs on the latest edition of Android; IR blaster functionality is handy; excellent snapper with plethora of camera plus video features; and good battery.
CONS
Plastic build doesn't match the premium feel of rivals like the HTC One and iPhone 5; low-light photo quality is no match for rivals such as the Nokia Lumia 920; capacitive buttons cannot be seen in direct sunlight on the white S4; and not much else.
VERDICT
Although the S4 will probably triumph in the sales arena, the HTC One is still our pick.
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