Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. iPhone 5 vs. HTC One vs. Galaxy S3 Photo Samples

The first set of Samsung Galaxy S4 photo samples are out, and they offer a comparison to the HTC One, iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3.

During the Samsung Galaxy S4 event Samsung wouldn’t let us take sample photos with us, informing us to stop mid-S Beam, but with a Galaxy S4 out in the wild we now have a closer look at some Samsung Galaxy S4 photo samples.

On the upside, these Galaxy S4 photo samples show how the camera compares to the HTC One, iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3 in a variety of settings, but unfortunately there are no full size sample photos to look at. Until the Samsung Galaxy S4 release date, that’s what we’ll have to settle on.

Read: HTC One vs. Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. iPhone 5 Video Comparison

The Samsung Galaxy S4 photos come from Romeo White of Mobile-Review, the same Russian site that provided the Samsung Galaxy S4 video samples yesterday. White posted the trio of photos on Twitter and we also get a detailed run through of the Samsung Galaxy S4 camera app in the video below.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Camera Hands-On Video

The video is in Russian, but even if you don’t understand it all, the video still offers a good overview of the Galaxy S4 camera app that users can expect on the new version of TouchWiz.

The reviewer walks through various camera settings, showing off the Dual Camera mode, zoom, the 100 shot burst mode and a look at several other modes.

Read: Samsung Galaxy S4 Software Hands-On Video

The Samsung Galaxy S4 includes a panoramic photo feature similar to Photo Sphere, though it looks like it is not 260 degrees. Even in another language the 11-minute video offers a good look at the Galaxy S4 software.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Photo Samples

In the three Samsung Galaxy S4 photo samples we get a photo of a bike wheel, a photo of some painted pictures and a photo of text on a printed piece of paper.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Outdoor Photo Sample

The first Samsung Galaxy S4 photo sample shows us a bike tire advertisement. The sample is quite small to make judgements, but the Galaxy S4 appears to deliver better detail around the center of the tire, specifically compared to the Galaxy S3. When looking at some of the best smartphones of 2013, the Samsung Galaxy S4 delivers a good photo that is on par or better than the iPhone 5. THe HTC One sample here appears to be taken from farther back, making a comparison of features tougher.

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5 vs HTC One vs Galaxy S3 Photo Samples.

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5 vs HTC One vs Galaxy S3 Photo Samples.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Close Up Photo Sample

The second Samsung Galaxy S4 photo sample shows a photo of a printed page, with a close up of the text. The Samsung Galaxy S4 shines in this sample with the sharpest photo and a clear black and white photo. The iPhone 5 is blurry, so it may not be focused correctly. The HTC One delivers a decent photo, again with a large view, which makes us think this is a feature of the camera rather than the photo being taken farther away. The Samsung Galaxy S3 sample is good, but the paper is yellowish and the text is not as black as the Galaxy S4 sample photo.

Samsung Galaxy S4 photo sample vs the iPhone 5, HTC One and Galaxy S3.

Samsung Galaxy S4 photo sample vs the iPhone 5, HTC One and Galaxy S3.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Photo Sample Detail

The final Samsung Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5 vs HTC One vs Galaxy S3 photo sample is of a set of paintings in an outdoor market. We saw these same photos in the video samples yesterday. Today we get a better look at the artwork and a chance to see how the Samsung Galaxy S4 compares to the competition when it comes to details. The frames of the photos and the flowers offer a chance to compare the captured images.

Samsung Galaxy S4 photo sample of detailed frames versus the HTC One, iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3.

Samsung Galaxy S4 photo sample of detailed frames versus the HTC One, iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 features a 13 MP camera which appears to deliver good-looking photos. We were impressed with the images we took during our Samsung Galaxy S4 hands-on, and we look forward to seeing more full size Samsung Galaxy S4 photo samples as the device arrives on store shelves.

Read: Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2

The Samsung Galaxy S4 features a 5-inch 1080P Super AMOLED display and uses a quad-core processor, the Snapdragon 600 in the U.S. and the Exynos Octa 5 in other regions. The Galaxy S4 runs Android 4.2.2 with a host of extra features thanks to various sensors. These features include Air View and motion controls as well as eye-tracking that lets users scroll without touching the display.

As of now the Samsung Galaxy S4 release date looks good for April or May in a number of countries  The U.S. Samsung Galaxy S4 release date is currently rumored for May or June.

For more, check out the latest Samsung Galaxy S4 news.