Review: HTC One (M8) vs Samsung Galaxy – Design, Battery Life & Specs

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    Today we are comparing two very competitive smart devices, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One (M8). We will provide a brief overview of their design, specifications, battery life and price. When it comes to buying a new smart device, be it a tablet, smartphone or laptop, it proves worthwhile to see which one is providing the best performance for your money. When looking at smart devices, it is usually a good idea to see which operating system it is using and if it is up to date, this shows the manufacturer cares about what they are distributing and are providing the best option to end users.

    HTC One (M8)

    Released in March, the HTC One (M8) is a worthy successor in the HTC One smartphone series. With better specifications and overall experience the smart device is powerful enough to be one of the top devices on the mobile market today, but can it beat the Samsung Galaxy S5?


    When it comes to the design, the HTC One (M8) quite closely resembles its last-year predecessor. Mixing a style and fashion and blending it in a device that is easy to grip and hold with one hand, the smartphone has dimensions of 5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches. Moreover, despite the weight of the device being 160 grams, your hand doesn’t get tired when the device is extensively used.


    The HTC One (M8) is a worthy upgrade to its last year predecessor when it comes to specifications. Featuring a powerful Quad-Core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 processor, backed up by Adreno 330, 2GB of RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 the device is able to run smoothly any application currently available on the Android market, as well as high-end games.

    Display & Camera

    Even though due to its glossy finish, the display of the HTC One (M8) is not clearly visible under bright sunlight, due to its HTC Sense UI the smart device is able to give you the perfect multimedia experience. With a 5.0 inch panel and overall pixel density of about 441 ppi, the resolution size of the display is 1080 x 1920 pixels.
    The beautiful display does not only let you enjoy your multimedia content, but lets you enjoy the remarkable photos and videos you have recorder with your camera as well. Even though the Dual 4 MP Camera may seem small for such a high-end device, the HTC One (M8) is able to provide wil photos with decent quality and HDR, stereo sound video recording stabilization at 1080p and the amazing 60FPS, making it perfect for any video producing enthusiast.

    Battery Life

    Even though the non-removable Li-Po 2600 mAh battery featured on the HTC One (M8) may seem a bit too small for the hardware capabilities of the smart device, it is nonetheless powerful enough to help the device withstand more than 20 hours of talktime and up to 496 hours in standby mode.


    Samsung Galaxy S5

    One of the latest releases on the market and probably the most popular trending smartphone to date is the Samsung Galaxy S5. However, is the device actually more powerful than other high-end devices on the mobile market today, such as the HTC One (M8) or is the hype a bit too higher than its supposed to?


    The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a perfect addition the the Galaxy smartphone line. With its unique back textured surface and sleek style, a mix of business and casual, the smart device is suitable to any lifestyle. As the smartphone has dimensions of 5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches and weighs only 145 grams it is easy to grip and hold with one hand even when extensively used.
    With a PayPal certified fingerprint sensor and being water and dust resistant, the Samsung Galaxy S5 stands out on the mobile market even at first glance. However, its true power is what makes the smart device so valuable. Under its beautiful casing of the Galaxy S5 lies a Quad-Core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 processor, backed up by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset, Adreno 330 GPU and as much as 2GB letting you run smoothly any application on the mobile market, including the latest high-end mobile games.

    Display & Camera

    Even though the 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display with overall pixel density of about 432 ppi and resolution size of 1080 x 1920 pixels of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is truly remarkable to look at and gives an unforgettable multimedia experience, what makes the device stand out even more is its camera. Featuring a powerful 16 MP camera, the smartphone is able to capture every moments of your life in photos with astounding quality. Moreover, it is one of the few devices that supports video recording in the futuristic UltraHD 2160p at 30FPS.

    Battery Life

    Everything on the Samsung Galaxy S5 is powered by a rather small for a high-end device Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery. However, despite being small, due to the symbiosis of the hardware and software the device is able to withstand over 390 hours in StandBy mode and about 21 hours of talk time.


    Even though at first glance the Samsung Galaxy S5 comes off as a clear winner, because of its powerful camera, the HTC One (M8) is nonetheless a worthy competitor. With both smartphones having remarkable displays, powerful hardware and decent battery life the real choice lies between which design and which manufacturer you like better.

    Source: GH Gamer

    #1 Jeffrey, Jun 17, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2014
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