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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC M8

Top 25 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S5

Compared to HTC M8

anonymous
1995
Slightly more battery power
Comment
2800 mAh
vs
2600 mAh
7.69% more battery power
anonymous
1538
A little faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 2.5 GHz
vs
4 x 2.3 GHz
8.70% faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
982
Somewhat bigger screen size
Comment
5.1 "
vs
5 "
2% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
914
Significantly more megapixels (photo)
Comment
16 MP
vs
4 MP
4x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
483
Has a removable battery
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
anonymous
442
Is dustproof and water resistant
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
anonymous
351
A little bit lighter
Comment
145 g
vs
160 g
15 g lighter
anonymous
327
Thinner
Comment
8.1 mm
vs
9.4 mm
1.30 mm thinner
anonymous
323
Wireless charging
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
anonymous
297
Distinctly better video recording quality
Comment
2160 x 30 fps
vs
1080 x 30 fps
2x better video recording quality
anonymous
149
Weather sealed
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
anonymous
137
Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
anonymous
109
Supports ANT+
Comment
Yes
vs
No
ANT+ is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient. It is mainly used for fitness monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors and cadence sensors to connect to other devices, eg. sports watches, smartphones and cycling computers.
anonymous
105
Higher GeekBench result
Comment
942
vs
921
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
anonymous
98
Has a fingerprint scanner
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
anonymous
75
Has a heart rate monitor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
Ivan Sergeev
14
1/2.6 sensor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Better photo and video
Юрий Иванов
12
ISOCELL matrix
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Better color on photo and video
Jeb Eldridge
7
Quick Emergency Controls
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Once set up, your phone can quickly send an emergency text message to your loved ones in case something bad could turn up with three rapid clicks of the power button. This sends location, picture, and audio information.
Austin Head
6
Private Mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Keep sensitive materials secure.
Buli Dowan
6
Has the feature-rich S Health app
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This app isn't only a simple pedometer
Jeb Eldridge
6
ISOCELL Imaging Technology
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Unlike traditional CMOS sensors in most current flagship devices, the ISOCELL camera sensor creates a noiseless image in average to bright lighting conditions.
PC Servis Jameesoft
5
Has a AF camera option with voice commands
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
-166
Less body volume
Comment
83 cm³
vs
97 cm³
16.87% less body volume
anonymous
-184
A shade shorter
Comment
142 mm
vs
146.4 mm
4.40 mm shorter

Samsung Galaxy S5 is better than HTC M8 because...

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Top 43 Reasons for the

HTC M8

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S5

anonymous
1264
A shade higher pixel density
Comment
441 ppi
vs
432 ppi
2.08% higher pixel density
anonymous
641
Substantially more megapixel (photo, front camera)
Comment
5 MP
vs
2 MP
2.50x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
anonymous
580
Every pixel has three subpixels
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
anonymous
470
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
307
Has a dedicated camera button
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
anonymous
299
Has a radio
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
anonymous
276
Has an IPS screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.
anonymous
221
Has a flash w/ dual-LEDs
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Two LEDs are brighter than flashes with just one LED.
anonymous
174
Vastly bigger pixel size
Comment
4 µm²
vs
1.25 µm²
2.75 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
159
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
144
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.
Anna Maria Priolo
41
It has front facing stereo speakers
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Front facing speakers are well positioned so that the sound comes towards you. They are ideal for playing games or listening to music.
Steben Wonders
11
Solid build
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Solid build all around, won't dance with the music
Adam Ragels
8
Screen Latency
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Lowest latency scores every achieved on a smartphone AKA NO LAG
Sujjaad Rashid
5
Fastest Response time of any phone
Comment
Yes
vs
No
46 milliseconds
Ansh Agarwal
5
Has a better benchmarking score
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Scores significantly higher in antutu , gl benchmarks,etc
Jeb Eldridge
5
Display produces a sharper image
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The LCD3 IPS display inside the HTC One M8 actually produces a sharper, more natural image than AMOLED displays found in other flagship devices.
Kai Jin Kin
4
HTC motion gesture
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Taping, swiping or tilting to activate the phone
Bence Sas
4
Better user experience
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Sense 6.0 skin is closer to stock android than Touchwiz, resulting in a more conaistent and less gimmicky user experience.
Jeb Eldridge
4
Removable screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
In case the unlikely event were to happen which would crack your screen by droppage, the screen is easily replaceable on the M8 variant!
Aleksander Hoff
4
Software is more optimized
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Shown in many tests to have a smoother interface with less lag than the S5, even though they run the same hardware.
Chris Williams
4
More available memory out of box.
Comment
Yes
vs
No
OS has far less boat eating up fewer resources.
Jeb Eldridge
4
The HTC Advantage
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Two years of guaranteed Android software updates accompanied by additional quick software updates through the Play Store and a one-time screen repair within the first six months of purchase are included with every new HTC device.
Maor Agai
3
Has a unibody
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has aliminum body that built as one part body,that give to the device luxary feeling and looking
Adam Ragels
3
Interface
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Simple and cohesive interface. Ability to hide and organize apps in your app drawer.
Jeb Eldridge
3
5MP Wide-Angle Front Facing Camera
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Disregarding megapixels, the wide-angle architecture of the lens lets you fit more people into the picture you are taking with the front facing camera.
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