South Korean handset giant Samsung and Taiwanese behemoth HTC have been competing in the lucrative smartphone by launching their flagship devices. The recent iconic devices from both the handset entities have managed to attract a massive number of users all over the globe. We have categorically compared different features and aspects of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8, which are as follows:
The One M8’s design is an improved version of its past model, having aluminum clothing that covers the entire frame. Its rear sides are now curved, and weigh nearly 160 grams. At first, the phone came in metallic grey, which will be followed by silver and rose gold colored handsets.
In contrast, the Galaxy S5 features a wider rear and a textured battery case. It is available in three colors—white, blue, and copper. The main home key now sports a thumbprint scanner, and its IP67 claims that it is now water and dust proof.
The M8 operates on the Android KitKat version 4.4 and is loaded with a mighty Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. It comes with the Blinkfeed attribute which enables user to customize access to data, sites and topics. The phone comes with a massive 5-inch display glass having a resolution of 1920 x 1080. It also features front facing speakers that offers a more sophisticated sound performance.
As far as the Galaxy S5 is concerned, it envelops a bigger and brighter display in comparison to the S4, a 5.1 inches screen glass with 1920 x 1080 resolution. Its new S Health feature keeps track of the user’s well-being which comprises of a heart rate monitor just below the camera, a calorie manager, and a pedometer. The phone possesses a built-in Download Booster, which syncs with the speed of 4G and Wi-Fi.
The price of M8 kicks off at $199.99 on contract whereas the total cost reaches $820 per piece. On the contrary, the contract price of Galaxy S5 is $199 while the unlocked version goes about $750 a peice.