HTC One M8 vs. Samsung Galaxy S5: Smartphone Throwdown Part 2
Last week I showed you the Samsung Galaxy S5 and all its glory. This week, we turn the tables and look at the HTC One M8. These phones are loaners from Verizon, so I thank them for allowing to use for comparison.
Next up is the HTC One M8 phone. This device has a definite feel difference since its got a metal back design. You even have color options in gun metal grey, champagne, gold, and now red – which is a Verizon exclusive.
The HTC One has added the UltraPixel module for depth of field. So if you are a shutterbug, this device not only will get you the best pictures, but also some great selfies.
The phone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core at 2.3 GHz. The screen is 4.7 inches with 440 ppi. The HTC One also puts the speakers in the front of the device so you can hear those funny Tonight Show vignettes that Jimmy Fallon does so well.
An interesting accessory to the phone is the dot view case. The case will display the time, temperature, and can see who s calling. You can even reject the call without opening the case.
Some of the features include HTC blink feed, and intelligent remote control – which can control your TV. I show you a demonstration of setting up the remote control.
One small downfall is the weight and the metal case might slide easier out of your hand. It could fall easier and dent up the case.
This is perfect for those of you doing nightlife shooting. Record your band and you can play it back and hear things without cupping the phone.
Conclusion: Samsung S5 or HTC One M8?
Both phones are comparable to each other. The Samsung is perfect for when you want to monitor your vitals and track your steps. You can also do that with the HTC One through 3rd party apps.
The S5 has a slightly better battery life, while the M8 has a better camera option for getting video of your favorite band. The M8 also turns your phone into a remote so you can get to your favorite shows quick and easy.
Both run for about $99-199 with a 2/year contract and over $600 without.