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5 HTC One (M8) features nowhere to be found in the Samsung Galaxy S5

5 HTC One (M8) features nowhere to be found in the Samsung Galaxy S5
Yesterday, HTC announced its new, heavy-hitting Android smartphone - the One (M8). Today, we're wondering exactly what it is that will let HTC differentiate its product from the dangerous competition that's lurking in the shadows, namely the Samsung Galaxy S5.

Right off the bat, we were able to think of five cool HTC One (M8) features that will be nowhere to be found in the Galaxy S5, once it hits store shelves on April 11. Of course, there might be more, but we've tried to point out the major advantages which we think are going to tip the scales in favor of the One (M8) in some quite important areas. Sure, HTC may not be offering an endless feature list (that's what Samsung is good at), but it's actually delivering quite strongly on some fundamental fronts, such as design and display.

Yes, the Galaxy S5 has its own aces, but this post is all about the neat HTC One (M8) features that the GS5 is going to lack. But let us not spoil the surprise any further - go ahead and check out those features in the gallery below!


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posted on 26 Mar 2014, 08:18 18

1. Kishin (Posts: 583; Member since: 30 May 2013)


It's not major Samsung will survive..

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 08:32 26

7. eq5555 (Posts: 63; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)


1. for kids
2. for metal fapers etc
3. s5 have cinema mode
4. wut?
5. S5 have this unintended function
haters gona hate

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 08:41

11. valapsp (Posts: 472; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


The last one :DDDD

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 08:44 12

12. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 760; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Metal fapers? What does that even mean?

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 15:11

60. livyatan (Posts: 675; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


People who, um, "fap" (Google fap slang) on the picture of the metal phone. Grin

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 04:40

67. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


You made my day

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 08:50 16

15. rd_nest (Posts: 735; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


This is really strange. Who says screen is "accurate" if it corresponds to sRGB space?
The authors need to ask themselves "What colour space our eyes see" ?
Your eyes can see colours about 3x more than what you see in the sRGB space. Does that mean colours your eye see is un-natural?

Fact is that there are much more colours possible than what can be produced by IPS/LCD. LCD can only produce a fraction of colours in visible spectrum. 24-bit colour isn't everything. Having a wider gamut doesn't mean inaccurate colours. Whoever tells you that wider gamut is bad should be put infront of a gattling gun.

If we continue to act like this, we may as well go back to black-white screen.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 13:11

68. true1984 (Posts: 586; Member since: 23 May 2012)


you know, the gs5 can do that

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:24 18

31. Synack (Posts: 661; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


So basically the only thing that actually matters that the HTC One has better than the S5 is the speakers. The bottom bezel makes the "premium design" a failure. And the camera is awful.

That's why I'm going from HTC One 2013 to GS5.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:54 4

42. Commentator (Posts: 2324; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I'm surprised the tap to unlock feature didn't make it in the list. That's certainly a more objective fact than build-quality or UI polish, and it looks like it's actually a pretty useful feature.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 10:21 2

46. phoner (Posts: 5; Member since: 01 Mar 2013)


yeah!!! exactly samsung will only survive
as samsung can check heartbeat rate??

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 08:19 4

2. youlookfoolish (Posts: 121; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)


This is better than the previous editorial about alternatives to the M8.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 12:47 2

54. The-Sailor-Man (limited) (Posts: 682; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


This "positives" in this article are all fake / LOL

NO ONE IS VALID.
No one,

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 12:55

57. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


How? All these apply to last year's model except for the double camera.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 08:20 8

3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2415; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


And 1 S5 sales feature that is nowhere to be found in the One.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:13 27

21. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7647; Member since: 14 May 2012)


5 S5 features nowhere to be found on the HTC One

1. Great camera
2. Download Booster
3. USB 3.0
4. Sales
5. IP67

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:21 20

29. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2415; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


And Heart Rate Sensor...

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 12:51 3

56. The-Sailor-Man (limited) (Posts: 682; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


No one cares (notmal person) about the finger-print scanner or the Heart Rate Sensor.
S5 have much more than 5 features that kill HTC One

This "positives" of HTC ONE in this article are all fake / LOL

NO ONE IS VALID.
No one,

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:22 3

30. HTCOE (Posts: 421; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


hahaha

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:26

32. true1984 (Posts: 586; Member since: 23 May 2012)


Didn’t the original one have usb 3.0?

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:52 3

41. UglyFrank (Posts: 364; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Note 3 was the first to have it

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:48 19

39. tech2 (Posts: 1848; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


6. Fingerprint Scanner
7. DDR3 RAM & higher clocked CPU
8. Bigger and removable battery
9. 4k Recording.
10. $575 freebies:http://www.phonearena.com/news/Buy-the-Samsung-Galaxy-S5-and-get-575-in-freebies-from-Samsung-Galaxy-Gifts_id53397

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 11:11 3

47. ecmedic4 (Posts: 195; Member since: 02 May 2013)


I don't get the 4k video recording as being a plus, when 9/10 ppl prob don't have a 4k tv to play that 4k video on, and since the GS5 screen is not 4k, then when you play back that 4k video, your still only gonna see it in 1080p. I might be missing something but it doesn't seem like a very useful feature if you can't watch the video in 4k, and seems more like simply marketing fluff.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 14:10 1

58. tech2 (Posts: 1848; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


You don't necessarily need a 4k display to capture the beauty of 4k recording. For e.g. if you watch a 1080p youtube video on a lower resolution display it would still show more detail.

This entire review is recorded in 4k:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dlXIzOzLss

It looks absolutely stunning even on my

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 14:25

59. tech2 (Posts: 1848; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


... less than 200ppi laptop display.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 11:23

48. true1984 (Posts: 586; Member since: 23 May 2012)


the new one does have ddr3

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 11:51 1

52. sniper1087 (Posts: 344; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


since when are sales features?

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 20:03 1

63. garyII (Posts: 160; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


and power saving also...

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:27 7

33. Carlitos (Posts: 305; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


And if I'm not mistaken the s5 also has the near focus and far focus feature. As well as the fastest autofocus on any smartphone in the planet.
I feel like this article really was meant to bash on Samsung.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 08:23 12

4. newbey123 (Posts: 389; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


The M8 is the beast android this year. Ordered yesterday for me and wifey. Waiting for the impending arrival!

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 08:28 4

5. Kishin (Posts: 583; Member since: 30 May 2013)


iPhone5s, Z2, GS5, G2 and Lumia icon(wp8.1)..

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:19 1

26. akki20892 (Posts: 3296; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


930 and 1820

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:35 2

34. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 199; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


1820? Successor to the 1020?

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 08:49 2

14. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2415; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Why 2 Ones? Instead u should have bought 1 Z2 and 1 One for you and wife. This would be like enjoying both flagship at the same time.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 10:04 3

44. Cicero (Posts: 250; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


And I bought 10 pcs. for all my family! Just for playing ping-pong with them (they are so tall)! LOL. I am not understanding the "tech guys": amoled is so vivid un colours reproduction, and is bad, and now when ips/lcd is in the same position it is good. They are talking about the camera improvements and comparing with one that they even touch. Daylight advertising M8 WTF!!!

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 11:29

49. amats69 (Posts: 995; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


What???

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 08:28

6. sniper1087 (Posts: 344; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


The way cameras should always be, while I am not saying that it is an excuse to have a low megapixel/ultra pixel count, a camera shouldn't have to go into a special mode for a picture, when in fact sometimes you want to have a special feature active, but only had enough time to activate the camera and press the shutter.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 08:34 12

8. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2414; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


2 things where S5 is better is faster RAM and better camera.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 08:37 5

10. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4039; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


and better CPU
SMG900H is the Exynos a15 soc

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 08:48 1

13. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2414; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I thought 801 is faster than that new Exynos?

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 08:55 4

16. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4039; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Its not Google it and see the diffrence

39000 on antutu Exynos

its clocked at 2.0 but the s801 is at 2.5ghz,
A15 could not be clocked at 2,5 due to consuming to much power battery drainage, though if clocked the same speed as s801, could you imagine the big diffrence

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:18 4

25. akki20892 (Posts: 3296; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I know that always Troll(user) was talking about processors.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:02

19. UglyFrank (Posts: 364; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


39000 on antutu begs to differ

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:20 5

27. eq5555 (Posts: 63; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)


better screen, better bezels, waterprof, dust resistance

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:37

37. true1984 (Posts: 586; Member since: 23 May 2012)


i thought the s5 used ddr3 like the new one does

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:38 8

38. greyhulk (Posts: 116; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)


Even if the RAM is faster, the GS5 will still lag more, if history is any indication. The M7 was WAY smoother than the GS4.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:49 2

40. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2414; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


True.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 16:14 1

62. pecemece (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


You can't be sure until you test both devices.. Don't compare two old devices with the new ones

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 00:53 1

65. Adithya7184 (Posts: 309; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


did u ever used an GS4?? one of friend, and my brother uses an s4, they didn't experienced a single lag. (i live in India and i am talking about Exynos version)

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 08:59 13

17. Anshulonweb (Posts: 292; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


that's a odd article..... like phonearena was paid to write it and bash Samsung s5...... I can easily list 10 features of Samsung s5 nowhere to be found in HTC one....

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:02 5

18. Slammer (Posts: 966; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


As a former HTC man, I left them due to the elimination of removable batteries and expandale memory slots. As I reviewed the specs on this phone, I was pleased to see the reinstated expandable sd slot. I immediately wrote to HTC and commended the feature. I also stated it was a step in the right direction but would not return until a removable battery was also present.

There is absolutely no reason whatsoever that a premium built phone can't accomplish this diversity. We have seen phones in the past that had metal designs and accessibility to expandable memory and removable batteries. The design teams have stepped up the vane in designs but fall short of retaining accessibility to the weakest link in thd electronic world. The battery.

For this, I have elected to order the Galaxy S5. After using cellphones for 27 years, I will not put myself in the position of broken charging ports, swelling or failed batteries on crucial business trips. I can change my own battery in this event.

HTC, you're almost there.

John B.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 11:42

51. Doakie (Posts: 1167; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Their whole argument that they needed to go with a sealed case so they could make a thinner device seems like BS now seeing that the GS5 is thinner with a removable battery and is IP67 certified......

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 15:21

61. Slammer (Posts: 966; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


That's been my argument all along. And well before the manufacturer's claim of "thinner and lighter" phones. The motive is simple here. How does Apple drive such great revenue from service centers? Divert as much of the customer visits to the repair shop. That's all this is about. No thinner phones. No lighter phones. To shift the balance of customer control and forfeiture to the service centers. This is projected to claim over a billion dollars in added revenue. Just because someone has a battery issue.

Only the ignorant will ignore the facts. Batteries are larger, but, they're not better. Same inner core components of 30 years ago. As long as this is a constant, sealing in the batteries will bring useless visits from consumers. I don't concede to tech's falling all over the idea of sealed batteries just for looks. Copies of embedded battery phones have been seen with removable batteries and no one could tell the difference. Looking just as beautiful and elegant. This sealed crap is all a ploy to extract as much dollars out of the consumer as possible.

A large reason why Samsung has done well is because of the acknowledgement of consumer accessibilty. Samsung did not sway from expandable sd slots or removable batteries. HTC found it was a mistake to omit thks feature. I strongly feel they will view the omission of removable batterg to be a downfall as well if sales continue to slump. Apple is Apple. You can't do battle on Apple's turf. Like I stated, HTC can up the build quality to match Apple, but, it needs to also emulate the offerings of Samsung.

John B

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:12 13

20. Dante216 (Posts: 25; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


This was a horribly written bias anti Samsung article

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:14 1

22. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7647; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Waiting to see if Ray or PA does the opposite like comment #21.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:37 5

36. Slammer (Posts: 966; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


Agreed. The material used in this article, is littered with biased reporting. The quest is to push the reporter's personal favorite and uses the power of media to his advantage. When I was in radio as a reporter, we had to take an oath in not soliciting our own personal opinions as leverage to propogate ratings or rankings.

Thankfully, I come to these sites just to learn of news and updates. I have the power to ignore personal opinions that may not be actual occurances.

As well built as the ONE may be, it falls short of accessing what many may feel more important than just looks. HTC should be learning from Samsung's attraction quotient in internals while capitalizing with its own hardware. This would truly be a killer offering. I would think the editors and reporters of wireless industry would be just as equally fanatical of diversity rather than being a fan of ccurrent offerings that lack diversity.

John B.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:15

23. N-fanboy (Posts: 536; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


6, great sales. But jokes aside i'm honestly disappointed by the one than i am with the S5. Even though almost every magazine have given it a 5 star rating.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:16 1

24. Achilis (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


Seamless Refocus...LOl...

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:21 1

28. N-fanboy (Posts: 536; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


6, great sales. But jokes aside i'm honestly disappointed by the one than i am with the S5. Even though almost every magazine have given it a 5 star rating.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:36 1

35. greyhulk (Posts: 116; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)


Haha. I was reading the slideshow without looking at who wrote the article and got to #5 and saw "such kind of cool" and knew it was Ray. I even read it in his voice. I have clearly been watching too many of his videos.

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