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Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, LG G3, or HTC One M8 Prime - which one you'd rather have?

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, LG G3, or HTC One M8 Prime - which one you'd rather have?
Have you heard? Samsung and HTC are reportedly getting ready to release two new Android flagship handsets currently known as the Galaxy S5 Prime and One M8 Prime, respectively. While their final and official names may not include the “Prime” part at all, it looks like the two devices have a lot in common anyway. And they also have a lot in common with the LG G3 (allegedly pictured here and here), which should be the first among them to be announced - most probably on May 27.

It’s said that all three upcoming flagship smartphones will offer Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) displays. The screens of the LG G3 and HTC One M8 Prime supposedly measure 5.5 inches each, while the Galaxy S5 Prime should be a bit smaller, apparently sporting a 5.2-inch display. Other common features may include 3GB of RAM, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 SoC, and metal-clad designs.

Naturally, we’re expecting the three handsets to run the latest version of Android - although their UIs will definitely be different, thanks to each company’s software customization.

We’re curious to know which of the three devices is the one that our readers are looking forward to owning the most. Of course, some have already bought a flagship smartphone this year, while others are certainly waiting for something else. But folks who are not interested can simply skip voting in the poll bellow (though they are free to use the comments section to let us know why they’re not interested in having any of the three handsets).

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Which of these three upcoming flagship Android smartphones you think you'll want to get?
25.23%
1284 votes
(1284 votes) Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime
40.81%
2077 votes
(2077 votes) LG G3
33.96%
1728 votes
(1728 votes) HTC One M8 Prime

5089 votes

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posted on 07 May 2014, 18:16 2

1. apple4never (Posts: 948; Member since: 08 May 2013)


lol the s5 prime is pretty much a note 4 i wanna see an m8 prime with better camera

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:21 7

7. akki20892 (Posts: 3489; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Will have better camera.

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:41 4

23. Taters (Posts: 3087; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Not at all actually. 5.2 inch QHD screen compared to the other two using 5.5.

So the M8 prime will be a phablet for sure. While the G3 might be small enough to be considered a normal sized phone. While the GS5 is guaranteed to be normal sized.

So no, absolutely nothing like the Note 4. Lol

posted on 07 May 2014, 22:38 1

64. sar44 (Posts: 227; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


Isocell, improved super amoled (brightness, viewing angles, color reproduction in cinema mode (106% instead of 122%, 100%-ideal), anti-glare), waterproof, interface speed and battery life.
S5 prime is best

posted on 08 May 2014, 02:41 1

82. Dr.Phil (Posts: 913; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Shouldn't we just take into consideration the fact that Samsung is having to consider releasing another, newer, version of it's S5 just so it can compete with the G3? I think that says a lot about what the G3 means not only to consumers but to other manufacturers...it's a threat.

In my opinion, even if the S5 Prime turns out to be better than the G3 I would have to say the win goes to the G3 because it forced Samsung to quickly come up with another device within a few months of it's flagship S5 device just so it could compete.

posted on 08 May 2014, 00:58 1

76. mmmanuuu (Posts: 214; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Why no Z2 prime ?

posted on 08 May 2014, 08:21

85. amats69 (Posts: 1052; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Wait for LG OPTIMUS PRIME lol

posted on 09 May 2014, 09:24

87. refillable (Posts: 636; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Z3...

posted on 08 May 2014, 02:31

80. Ashoaib (Posts: 2139; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Ofcourse galaxy S5 prime bcoz S5 already has a great display, it will even get better with rumoured s5 prime

posted on 08 May 2014, 08:12

84. amats69 (Posts: 1052; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Now that samsung and htc will release thier "prime" phone...i will wait for LG's turn...ill wait for LG OPTIMUS Prime...lol

posted on 08 May 2014, 11:35

86. srgonu (Posts: 49; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


I hate thick bezels of HTC. LG is much anticipated

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:18 8

2. fzacek (Posts: 1715; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Definitely Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime. HTC would mess up in some way or another like they did with the M7 and M8, and LG's UI is much worse than Samsung's. Also, 5.2" is much more appealing to me than 5.5"...

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:18

3. Nexus4lifes (Posts: 70; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)


IS all 3 + Nexus 6 an option?

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:32

13. james1 (Posts: 81; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


No but I think you already choose the option of being a troll

posted on 07 May 2014, 21:50

62. Nexus4lifes (Posts: 70; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)


You so dum bro, i want to have all three devices and i wannabuy the nexus 6 before end of this year....

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:35

17. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I would prefer all 3 as a great device

Each good in their own ways

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:19 4

4. maherk (Posts: 948; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I ll have to see the final product to decide, I won't act like a fanboy and choose something that is made of pure speculations

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:20 2

5. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3100; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


I don't even need the M8 Prime just the M8 Plus with a 13MP Sony OIS camera. The G3 seems like a good phone, but I am not a fan of "buttons on back". Samsung can sell their anti-customer locked down KNOX phones to someone else.

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:28 8

12. maherk (Posts: 948; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I thought you had a Note 3? Lol you better start working on your lies buddy.

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:44 1

25. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3100; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Still not asking questions and jumping to conclusions? :)

I have a Note 3 and Note 8. I used to have the original Note -- my first Android phone before I got a Nexus. I've done some development for Android, so I've used quite a few phones, not just the ones I own.

And, for the record, I am looking for a replacement for the Note 3 which I haven't been very happy with. I had thought the Galaxy S5 might work well, but it is locked down for my carrier and KNOX is not optional. If HTC had made the One M8 with a 13MP OIS camera, I'd already own one -- unlocked and rooted, of course.

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:52 1

28. maherk (Posts: 948; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Cool story kiddo

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:56 1

33. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3100; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Don't strain yourself pushing those macro keys to write your posts.

posted on 07 May 2014, 19:12

44. AstronautJones (Posts: 264; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


So you root but Knox is not optional?

posted on 07 May 2014, 21:27 1

59. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3100; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Ideally, the customer should be able to unlock the bootloader and uninstall KNOX from their phone without voiding the warranty. As you may have read on XDA, the S5 is locked down on ATT and VZW and this is not currently possible.

I would like Samsung to restore greater control over their phones to the customers so that things like KNOX which are mainly needed for corporate apps/security are not pushed on every customer, i.e. they are optional.

posted on 07 May 2014, 23:55 2

71. Peeyushmalik96 (Posts: 67; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)


I thought every company releases something called "DEVELOPER EDITION"

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:32

15. Sauce (unregistered)


You mean KNOCK OFF* ?

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:20 4

6. rd_nest (Posts: 769; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Click bait : An eyecatching link on a website which encourages people to read on.

That's exactly what it is. Nobody knows what these phones will bring, none of them is announced officially. G3 even it coming up, but about the rest it's pure speculation at this point. Nobody knows if S5 'prime' will ever be an actual phone or what M8 prime is.

But, for virtue of page hist, we have a poll here to dream about your favorite specs and vote. You will be voting even without knowing what these phones properly look like, how they work or what they have. How stupid can this get?

Here's a poll from me?? Please vote below. Which one will you buy next year-

1] Galaxy S6
2] HTC M9
3] Xperia Z4.

Dream your own specs and vote now!

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:25

9. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3100; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


4) I am going to be rich and get a pure sapphire iPhone 7.

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:36 2

18. fzacek (Posts: 1715; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


5) Nexus 6 w/ 2.5K 5.2" display, 3000MaH battery, Snapdragon 810, 13 megapixel camera, and matte finish body :)

posted on 07 May 2014, 20:33

54. pokerc (Posts: 55; Member since: 24 May 2012)


That would be awesome!!

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:39

21. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I'm a big power and prestige user so

A57 A15 Tegra5 Cpu at 3.0Ghz
SuperAmoled+ display
All Sapphire or Titanium
Tegra or PvrRouge at 300 gigaflops Guide
Wolfson Dac
Xneon CarlZeiss lens
4Gb Ddr4 Ram

posted on 08 May 2014, 02:27

79. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3357; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Ideally you can be a power user, you just need some wiki-ing on SoCs. Now stop boasting like a big mouth and wait for 22 seconds.

posted on 08 May 2014, 07:29

83. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Take it easy chill down Straightedge nexus

Asking for 2016 specs is not asking to much

It will be available but why do we have to wait

Look at the specs 3 years ago. It has evolved

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:24 7

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8340; Member since: 14 May 2012)


S5 Prime because of AMOLED and Ultra Power Saving Mode. :')

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:58

36. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6517; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Prime hasn't been official yet.

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:25 3

10. shamatuu (Posts: 137; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


LG sucks at updates for the people who voted the LG G3.

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:33 3

16. robert26101 (Posts: 84; Member since: 21 Mar 2014)


And that the reason I'll never buy an LG phone.

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:42 3

24. FTWGT86 (Posts: 9; Member since: 06 May 2014)


The all the US carrier G2's got KitKat, and the GFlex got KitKat.

I think they are updating fine. You have to remember that the carriers have the final say to push an update or not.

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:45

26. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3100; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


And if you read the forums, you will see that LG's KitKat update has a lot of bugs, including some that kill the battery life.

posted on 07 May 2014, 22:26 1

63. fzacek (Posts: 1715; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


And that's probably the last update they will get. They might even get another major update after this, but that will be it. Samsung is still supporting the US Samsung Galaxy S3, which is more than two years old. LG Optimus G, which is half a year younger than the S3, is still stuck on Android 4.1...

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:59

37. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6517; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


And that's why I don't buy their devices. Only buy a device that GURANTEED THAT the phone will be updated. At least the G3 have the SONY EXMOR sensor built in.

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:27 1

11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5479; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I chose LG G3 and HTC One M8 Prime but since for voting can be selected only one, I voted for LG G3. :)

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:32 2

14. robert26101 (Posts: 84; Member since: 21 Mar 2014)


The people who buy the LG G3 will have their butt hurt when they realize how bad LGs customer service is when it comes to software updates.

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:37 2

19. fzacek (Posts: 1715; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Definitely. Nexus 6 all the way!!!

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:39

20. papss (unregistered)


Software updates are fine for flagships from LG. The G2 was a good turnaround.. 2 years ago isn't a good indication of how any mfg is in this area..

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:53 1

30. ErenJaeger (Posts: 117; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Updates arent always good. Ive gotten more battery life from jellybean than on kitkat with my G2 and thats why im happy not updating. This also happened with my previous galaxy phone.

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:41

22. papss (unregistered)


I'm interested in both the G3 and M8 prime

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:47 2

27. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 508; Member since: 20 May 2012)


None. Note 4 only.

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:52 2

29. redmd (Posts: 893; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


My thoughts exactly.

posted on 07 May 2014, 20:33 2

55. redmd (Posts: 893; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


That being said, I'm enjoying the quad HD display of my TabPro 8.4 LTE.

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:54

31. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 374; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


Not going to vote as none of the devices are actually released yet...

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:54

32. JayBEE (Posts: 17; Member since: 03 Apr 2014)


I'd prefer the Oppo Find 7.

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:57 1

34. ErenJaeger (Posts: 117; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


If the Galaxy prime has a different design and material from the s5 then sure. But if not, i prefer LG G3. HTC prime could be nice if they take away duo camera and just have 1very good camera.

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:57 1

35. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6517; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Why bother do a poll when the G3 isn't even out yet and still left out Z2.

posted on 07 May 2014, 19:02 1

38. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4027; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


One M8 Prime because of BoomSound, Sense 6, and guaranteed updates. They're all beasts, though.

posted on 07 May 2014, 19:04

39. techperson211 (Posts: 662; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Because none of these 3 can put up a fight with z2. As you can see they'll be releasing 805 SOC after releasing flagship phones except lg. Maybe they're bothered that sony is releasing flagship phone every 6 months .

posted on 07 May 2014, 19:10

43. papss (unregistered)


I'm bothered that Sony can't get their production issues fixed. If I can't buy it then the phone at least for standard prices ita no good. I found it for 850 USD but its not worth that much.

posted on 07 May 2014, 19:05

40. michaelangelo (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 Apr 2014)


they kick sony out off xD haha not on the list

posted on 07 May 2014, 19:07

41. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1211; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Where is the too early to know box? We don't have all the finalized specs yet.

posted on 07 May 2014, 19:16

45. GadgetWiz (Posts: 7; Member since: 23 Dec 2013)


Size wise? Galaxy prime. Everything else? HTC or LG

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