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HTC One (M8) vs LG G2 vs iPhone 5s: specs comparison

HTC One (M8) vs LG G2 vs iPhone 5s: specs comparison
In case you somehow missed the news flood, the long-awaited HTC One 2014 just got official. 

A rite of passage ritual is, then, in order. Instead of lighting incense, however, we usually like to celebrate new flagship announcements by ruthlessly pitting companies' new star pupils against the toughest out there. The subsequent smoke clears out in a day or two, by which time we usually have a fairly good idea of the device's odds of survival.

With the first round over, it's time to look at exactly what the new One has to offer when compared with relatively older models on the market. That's important, as a sizable portion of the consumer base will need to be lured over to HTC's camp, and for that to happen, it needs to offer something truly compelling. If you ask HTC's PR, the Duo Camera on the One 2014 is just that ace up its sleeve, but it would be presumptuous to call it at just that. Sure, the LG G2, for example, is the less impressive powerhouse of the two, but it's also cheaper, and the iPhone 5s, as always, still offers plenty of reasons to pick it up. Apple's compact phone is considerably more expensive than LG's aging flagship these days, but it still puts that excellent build to the table, and it's often one of very few choices on the market for those looking for a truly pocket-friendly device.

So, put side-by-side, how do these three stack against each other? The answer awaits right below.

HTC One (M8) vs LG G2 vs Apple iPhone 5s

OSAndroid (6.0, 5.0, 4.4.3, 4.4), HTC Sense 6 UIAndroid (5.0, 4.4.2, 4.2.2)iOS (10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)
Dimensions5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches (146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm)5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 inches (138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm)4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)
Weight5.64 oz (160 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (154 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (154 g)
3.95 oz (112 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (154 g)
MaterialsMain body: Aluminum Main body: Aluminum
Features  Fingerprint (touch)
RuggedSplash resistant  
IP certifiedIP X3  
Physical size5.0 inches5.2 inches4.0 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels640 x 1136 pixels
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

441 ppi423 ppi326 ppi

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

Screen-to-body ratio66.71 %76.28 %60.82 %
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
Peak brightness 450 cd/m2 (nit)500 cd/m2 (nit)
Camera4 megapixels13 megapixels8 megapixels
FlashDual LEDLEDDual LED
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

Focal length (35mm equivalent)28 mm29 mm29 mm
Camera sensor size1/3"1/3.06"1/3"
Pixel size2 μm1.12 μm1.5 μm
Hardware FeaturesDual-camera, AutofocusSapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Software FeaturesManual focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Geo taggingTouch to focus, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingDigital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)
Recording formatMPEG4 H.264, MOV
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video light, Video sharingOptical image stabilizationTime-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization
Front-facing camera5 megapixels2.1 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Video capture1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD)
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974Apple A7

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400Quad-core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8, 64-bit
Graphics processorAdreno 330Adreno 330PowerVR G6430
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

2 GB RAM / LPDDR32 GB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR31 GB RAM (1600 MHz) / LPDDR3
Built-in storage32 GB32 GB64 GB
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC  
Capacity2600 mAh3000 mAh1570 mAh
Fast ChargeYes  
Talk time 34.30 hours
the average is 26 h (1581 min)
Stand-by time 34.2 days (821 hours)
the average is 20 days (476 h)
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 20 days (476 h)
Talk time (3G)20.00 hours
the average is 44 h (2632 min)
21.30 hours
the average is 44 h (2632 min)
10.00 hours
the average is 44 h (2632 min)
Stand-by time (3G)20.7 days (496 hours)
the average is 25 days (589 h)
34.4 days (826 hours)
the average is 25 days (589 h)
Music playback  40.00 hours
Video playback  10.00 hours
MirroringDLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLinkDLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink, SlimPortTV-out
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
LTE (FDD)Bands 3, 7, 8, 20Bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25
DataLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/sLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/sLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

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posted on 26 Mar 2014, 00:10

1. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


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