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Most people buy Android phones not just for the phone features but also for multimedia features — such as photo and video capturing.

The Galaxy S4’s 13-megapixel camera offers a good balance among hardware, camera features, and output quality. After doing the photo and video tests, I was able to clearly decide which of the two I might buy if I based my purchasing decision on camera prowess alone.

Yet, the HTC One’s 4-megapixel UltraPixel Camera is not to be easily dismissed either. It does perform well in many of the test settings that we tried. It seems to perform quite well in low-light environments. And, HTC Zoe is quite an intriguing new feature offering flexibility, though I find it a bit too roundabout.

What about you? Judging by camera power alone, for which Android phone are you willing to part your hard-earned money with? The Samsung Galaxy S4 or the HTC One? Let us know in the comments.

(with contributions from Alvin Ybañez and Carl Parker)