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HTC One M8 vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 Comparison – The Battle of the Flagships

HTC had just unveiled its latest flagship device, the HTC One (M8) after a long wait and all the rumors around it for months. We have seen this device is a powerful enough device and it also comes with the secondary rear camera that will be used to take depth information of the pictures and new features like UFocus, Foregrounder and more. So let us compare this Flagship of HTC with the Flagship of Samsung, that is the Galaxy S5 which has many new features like heart rate sensor, finger print scanner and much more.

HTC M8 vs Samsung Galaxy S5

Form Factor- Size, Shape

Galaxy S5 has the dimensions 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 and weights 145 grams, where as its competitor has the dimensions of 146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm and weights 160 grams. The flagship HTC has a metal unibody with a curved finish where as the Galaxy S5 has a double dotted cover on its back that gives a better grip to the Smart phone. The HTC One M8 is thicker and heavier compared to the Galaxy S5 but the metal body might make the HTC One M8 heavier but still it gives a premium feel.

HTC One M8 Samsung Galaxy S5
5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches (146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm) 5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches  (142 x 72.5 x 8.1mm)
160 grams 145 grams


The new flagship from Samsung, the Samsung Galaxy S5 has a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display with 1080 pixels resolution giving out 432 ppi. Whereas the HTC One M8 has a 5 inch display a 0.1 inch lesser than its competitor with the same 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution found in Galaxy S5 and has 441 ppi pixel density. There is not much of a difference in terms of the display in both the devices

HTC One M8 Samsung Galaxy S5
5.0 inches 5.1 inches
1080 x 1920 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels
441 432 ppi

Internal Specifications

The Galaxy S5 will come with a 2.5 GHz quad-core chipset, while the U.S models of the M8 will have a 2.3 GHz quad-core processor to power it. Both the devices are coupled with Adreno 330 GPU and 2 GB of RAM and will be running on Android 4.4 KitKat Operating System. The Galaxy has slightly upgraded OS with 4.4.2 KitKat. So even here we could not find much difference between these two devices.

HTC One M8 Samsung Galaxy S5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Quad-core 2.3 GHz, Krait 400 Quad core, 2.5 GHz, Krait 400
Adreno 330 Adreno 330
Android 4.4 KitKat Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Camera – Rear & Front

The new HTC One M8 has a 4.1 ultrapixel camera and a secondary rear camera that takes depth information of the pictures and on the front there is a good 5 MP camera for video calling also selfies. The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a 16 MP camera on the rear that is capable of shooting 4K videos and on the other side there is a 2.1 MP front facing camera.

HTC One M8 Samsung Galaxy S5
4.1 ultrapixel primary rear camera 16 MP rear camera
Secondary rear camera No secondary rear camera
5 MP front facing camera 2.1 MP front facing camera

Storage/ Battery

Both the flagship devices come in 16 GB and 32 GB variants and also have micro SD card slot to increase memory up to 128 GB so in terms of memory there is no difference between both the devices. The battery on the Samsung Galaxy S5 is at 2800 mAh that can be removable while on the HTC One M8 it is tad lesser at 2600 mAh and non-removable.

HTC One M8 Samsung Galaxy S5
16/32 GB variants 16/32 GB variants
Extendable memory up to 128 GB via microSD card Extendable memory up to 128 GB via microSD card
2600 mAh battery 2800 mAh battery
Non-removable Removable

Pricing and Final Verdict

The Pricing of the HTC One M8 is not yet known as it was unveiled couple of days back and the Samsung Galaxy S5 that was unveiled at the MWC 2014 is set for a release on April 11th 2014 and that is priced quite high when compared to the previous flagship devices, as the pricing of that in India is from Rs. 51000.

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