Apple iPhone 5S vs HTC M8

Top 25 Reasons for the

Apple iPhone 5S

Compared to HTC M8

anonymous
1323
Significantly more megapixels (photo)
Comment
8 MP
vs
4 MP
2x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
654
Appreciably lighter
Comment
112 g
vs
160 g
48 g lighter
anonymous
562
Thinner
Comment
7.6 mm
vs
9.4 mm
1.80 mm thinner
anonymous
559
Direct updates by OS vendor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can be updated directly by the OS vendor, so no need to wait until the manufacturer or network provider releases an update.
anonymous
500
Clearly more internal storage
Comment
64 GB
vs
32 GB
32 GB more internal storage
anonymous
208
Significantly more microphone(s)
Comment
3
vs
2
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
anonymous
168
Has a fingerprint scanner
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
anonymous
167
Higher GeekBench result
Comment
1347
vs
921
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
anonymous
123
Has AF tracking
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
anonymous
123
Sizably narrower
Comment
58.6 mm
vs
70.6 mm
12 mm narrower
anonymous
97
Supports 64-bit
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.
anonymous
66
Appreciably shorter
Comment
123.8 mm
vs
146.4 mm
22.60 mm shorter
anonymous
51
Has AirPlay
Comment
Yes
vs
No
AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers. You may stream computer screen, video and music from iOS devices, play games like on consoles or present your slideshows easily on your TV.
Nicole Ksiazek
8
It doesn't bend.
Comment
Yes
vs
No
IPhone 6 Plus bends with little force, damaging the phone permanently.
Alex Clark
7
Pocketfriendly, easy to reach the screen corners
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Auzan El-ghiffari Su'ud
4
Cheaper spares
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The spares are much cheaper
Tricia Ho
2
Not as wide
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The 5s fits perfectly in my small hands. The 6 is so huge that I can't use it one handed anymore
anonymous
-11
Substantially less body volume
Comment
55.1 cm³
vs
97 cm³
1.76x less body volume
Apple A7
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Apple A7
anonymous
75
Vastly wider front-end
Comment
6
vs
3
3 wider front-end. The CPU can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), meaning that the CPU performs better
Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6430
Yes
vs
No
Top 3 Reasons for Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6430
anonymous
87
Newer version of DirectX
Comment
10
vs
9.3
Newer version of DirectX. DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
anonymous
66
Newer version of OpenGL ES
Comment
3.1
vs
3
Newer version of OpenGL ES. OpenGL ES is used for games on mobile devices such as smartphones. Newer versions support better graphics.
anonymous
42
Newer version of OpenGL
Comment
4
vs
3
Newer version of OpenGL. OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
Apple Cyclone
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Apple Cyclone
anonymous
56
Has AES
Comment
Yes
vs
No
AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
iOS 7.0
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for iOS 7.0
anonymous
108
Has a child lock
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
anonymous
76
Has turn by turn directions
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device will signal upcoming turns and prepare you, ensuring you stay on route.

Apple iPhone 5S is better than HTC M8 because...

Yes
vs
No

Top 48 Reasons for the

HTC M8

Compared to Apple iPhone 5S

anonymous
2729
Substantially more battery power
Comment
2600 mAh
vs
1570 mAh
1.66x more battery power
anonymous
2174
Substantially faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 2.3 GHz
vs
2 x 1.3 GHz
3.54x faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1833
Plenty higher pixel density
Comment
441 ppi
vs
326 ppi
35.28% higher pixel density
anonymous
1452
Bigger screen size
Comment
5 "
vs
4 "
25% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
1394
Lots more RAM memory
Comment
2 GB
vs
1 GB
1 GB more RAM memory
anonymous
1282
Significantly higher resolution
Comment
1920x1080 px
vs
1136x640 px
2.85x higher resolution
anonymous
1047
Has an external memory slot
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.
anonymous
1026
Significantly more megapixel (photo, front camera)
Comment
5 MP
vs
1.2 MP
4.17x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
anonymous
831
Has branded damage resistant glass
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontail Glass) is thin and lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
anonymous
676
Has stereo speakers
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound that surrounds the user from left and right side, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
anonymous
563
Can be charged via standard USB cable
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can be charged and operated with a standard USB cable connected to your computer, or with a USB power supply.
anonymous
541
Sizably faster downloads
Comment
150 MBits/s
vs
100 MBits/s
1.50x faster downloads
anonymous
538
Has USB mass storage support
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
anonymous
464
Is DLNA certified
Comment
Yes
vs
No
All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
anonymous
454
Has a radio
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
anonymous
434
Has a dedicated camera button
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
anonymous
382
Has NFC
Comment
Yes
vs
No
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
anonymous
374
Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Comment
Yes
vs
No
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
anonymous
321
Wider aperture at minimum focal length
Comment
2
vs
2.2
Wider aperture at minimum focal length. With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
anonymous
282
Has an ultra power save mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device can save battery by using just a black-and-white screen with a few basic icons. This means even with a small amount of battery, you can keep the device running for a long time.
anonymous
228
Shoots 360° panorama
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It allows you to shoot a panorama 360° in every direction, by stitching together multiple shots that you take whilst turning on the spot. This creates a spherical 360° panorama, which allows you to look around in all directions instead of just horizontally.
anonymous
206
Considerably bigger pixel size
Comment
4 µm²
vs
2.25 µm²
1.75 µm² bigger pixel size. Pixel size is the surface area of each pixel on the camera sensor. Larger pixels can absorb more light. This can result in better image quality and improved low-light performance.
anonymous
164
Has a dual lens camera
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dual lens camera enables you to adjust the focus on your photos, for example you may want to sharpen the subject and soften the background. It also improves the camera's low light performance.
Adam Ragels
20
Screen Latency
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Lowest latency scores every achieved on a smartphone AKA NO LAG
Brent Friar
13
Front facing speakers
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Sound from the speakers is pointed towards your face rather than away from it, allowing for a better listening experience.
Ryan Hlomador
11
Aluminium build
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Made from aluminium
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB v3
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB v3
anonymous
187
Has integrated LTE
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
Ciro Spaciari
0
Snapdragon 801
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The newest and the fastest mobile processor is in the Sony Xperia Z2!
Qualcomm Adreno 330 (578MHz)
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Qualcomm Adreno 330 (578MHz)
anonymous
214
Explicitly faster GPU clock speed
Comment
578 MHz
vs
450 MHz
128 MHz faster GPU clock speed. The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
Yes
vs
No
Top 9 Reasons for Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
anonymous
550
Supports 4K resolution
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.
anonymous
353
The browser has word wrap
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
anonymous
339
Supports widgets
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
anonymous
264
Is a multi-user system
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
220
Is free and open source
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.
anonymous
213
Has offline voice recognition
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.
anonymous
199
Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
191
Supports Java
Comment
Yes
vs
No

HTC M8 is better than Apple iPhone 5S because...

Yes
vs
No

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