Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) compared against rivals
Two of the most anticipated devices this year, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8), have arrived with a splash. You can now finally officially get them at retailers and all major US carriers, but are they really worth buying and why?
The Galaxy S5 brings novel features such as a fingerprint scanner and heart-rate monitor, but it also adds protection from the elements, a new, dimpled design, as well as a Samsung-made ISOCELL camera. The One (M8), on the other hand, relies on its gorgeous design and improved internals: it comes with even more polished than before aluminum unibody, and a Duo camera arrangement that allows for some creative shots.
As good as these features sound on paper, truth is that the Galaxy S5 and One (M8) don't come in a vacuum. They have to compete for your attention with many other devices. First, one would probably wonder whether it's even worth upgrading to one of these two new heavy-hitters, if you own one of their predecessors. It's also important to see how they compare against existing top devices: phones like the Apple iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and LG G2. To give you a better idea about this all, we meticulously compared the new S5 and One (M8) against their rivals. Take a look below.