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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: 705; Member since: 30 May 2013)


It's not major Samsung will survive..

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 08:32 26

7. eq5555 (Posts: 64; 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: 557; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


The last one :DDDD

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 08:44 12

12. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Metal fapers? What does that even mean?

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 15:11

60. livyatan (Posts: 867; 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: 1605; 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: 824; Member since: 23 May 2012)


you know, the gs5 can do that

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:24 18

31. Synack (Posts: 677; 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: 3709; 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: 6; 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: 174; 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 (banned) (Posts: 1095; 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: 1237; 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: 3718; 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: 10457; 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: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


And Heart Rate Sensor...

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 12:51 3

56. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; 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: 632; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


hahaha

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:26

32. true1984 (Posts: 824; 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: 1722; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Note 3 was the first to have it

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:48 19

39. tech2 (Posts: 3475; 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: 337; 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: 3475; 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: 3475; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


... less than 200ppi laptop display.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 11:23

48. true1984 (Posts: 824; Member since: 23 May 2012)


the new one does have ddr3

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 11:51 1

52. sniper1087 (Posts: 515; 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: 520; 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: 605; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


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

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