Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) compared against rivals
0. phoneArena 15 Apr 2014, 02:21 posted on
Two of the most anticipated devices this year, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8), have arrived with a splash, but are they any better than currently existing top phones?…
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1. Anshulonweb (Posts: 430; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
well the main competition of these phones is xperia z2...... waiting for detailed comparison between Samsung s5, HTC one and xperia z2...
2. Doakie (Posts: 2073; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Is the Z2 going to be released to all carriers or just T-Mobile? I'm yet to hear anything about all carriers. If it's T-Mobile only it won't be competition at all. On paper it will compete, but in the real world your average US citizen will never know it exists. It'll just fade into the background just like the M7 did behind the GS4, only even more so because now it has to even get out of the M8s shadow which isn't very big. Maybe globally it'll make a splash but I have a feeling it won't even make a ripple in the USA.
37. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Hopefully Sony can sort out their terrible problems with shipping product. I'm looking forward to finding out if the Z2 has a high quality headphone output. It does have onboard noise cancellation which may be quite useful. More useful than a half baked heart rate monitor, anyway. Maybe the Z2 camera will be better than the Z1. The Z2 got a good review from DXO recently.
The One M8 is a great phone other than the terrible camera. Unfortunately, it is what you get from a company almost out of money with a warehouse full of 4MP sensors.
The S5 is a competent phone, but market/cost engineered too much. Samsung should have put an OIS camera on the phone.
3. Mr.Torture (Posts: 22; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)
Comparing both phones with old Xperia flagship makes so much sense... Well, at least to Phone Arena. Although Z2 is revealed even much earlier than these phones.
If nothing, it tells us how far Xperia line has gone, compared to, for example, three years ago period. One can only salute to job Sony has done with recent offerings.
4. v3n0m (Posts: 8; Member since: 01 Mar 2014)
PA. Where is the Sony xperia z2? Don't you guys have one to test? Come on....
6. maherk (Posts: 3884; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
why test it against something that isn't competing in the market at the moment? those tests were published when the S5 and M8 went on sale, their purpose is to help buyers decide what to go for.
5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)
S5 takes my vote. Only the Note 3 can challenge it.
7. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
Often I laugh when I see your comments, but I need to agree that as overall device S5 is the best phone on the market.
I would change only few things on it. Obviously design. It don't look bad, but it don't look very good. Materials aren't bad, but I would pick better quality plastic. Also I would change gimmick heart rate sensor to dual tone led flash.
As more personal opinion I would like bigger screen in the same body (around 5,3') with onscreen buttons and stereo speakers on the front of device. Also I would like to have touch type(iPhone like) fingerprint scanner under screen.
The best thing is that it could happen in premium version. I just hope that they will stay with fullHD.
13. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
And this is how S5(F) should look like :D http://imagizer.imageshack.us/
8. Karriope (Posts: 97; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
Regarding the Z2, the probable answer is Pa hasnt got one. Surely you want some honest comparisons of physically in their hands stuff rather then speculation, no?
9. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is the most balanced device therefore it is the best, next to the Note 3...which on virtually on par with it, while having more functionality. I don't see other smartphone manufacturers producing that solid of a handset like the GS5.
10. rizevnarastek (Posts: 347; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
The HTC One M8 is currently the best smartphone out. It's the best jack of all trades. It's exquisite design, those ear pampering BoomSound speakers, it's great feel in hand, it's snappy and clean Sense 6 and that fantastic camera. It would only need a bit bigger screen and wireless charging to be the ultimate, perfect phone. Sadly there is no such thing as perfection.
38. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)
It is actually the jack of no trades except for audio quality and appearance (I say appearance and not design because the bezels are way too big, it is too slippery and it has on-screen buttons even though it has more than enough space to fit captive buttons). The M7 was much better (compared to the phones of its time).
12. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)
Proof that people would prefer a phone that bounces and gets lightly scratched from droppage then a permanently dented $700 tinfoil anchor
14. papss (unregistered)
You are assuming it only gets a light scratch but the other gets destroyed? Way to go to the extreme left and right for both.
15. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
samsung galaxy S5 is like the STABLE version of an android device
19. true1984 (Posts: 823; Member since: 23 May 2012)
i hope you arent basing this on the stability of the s4...
34. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
hmm. i think im basing it to all samsung android devices with their videos regarding build quality.... the high-end ones.
17. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
---"Two of the most anticipated devices this year, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8), have arrived with a splash."---
This is subjective. The difference of anticipation for both devices is highly dependant on public buzz and hype. While most tech sites were celebrating and salivating on HTC, mainstream consumers have been interested in what the S5 had to offer.
When public demand and interest is far greater than what the tech site's opinions are, all bets are off and articles shouldn't perceive contrary reports by propping up paper tigers.
In short, the anticipation for the HTC was not highly anticpated. The future iphone is. The galaxy S5 is. Two of my friends were leaving Apple to purchase an HTC(M8) only to find out that it didn't offer removable battery that both had grown tired of with the iphone. Both ended up in line with me and all others Friday that waited almost 3 hours in to purchase our new S5s.
This device is a great compilation of what was hyped by Samsung and what was delivered to the consumers waiting for it. Those that want to claim cheap are ignorant of what should be expected out of a device. Samsung nailed another great product. This is coming from someone that hated Samsung and supported HTC for many years.
18. true1984 (Posts: 823; Member since: 23 May 2012)
hold on, i dont know anyone who wanted the gs5 either. i do know a lot of people who were waiting on the m8 though. maybe you dont know anyone who was excited about the m8, but that doesnt meat they didnt exist. and of course the s5 isnt cheap, the 16gb version is $700
28. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
You don't? That's odd. Because while I have heard an onslaught of people wanting the S5, I can admit to a few wanting an HTC. I must call a flag on your play. Intelligent debate requires more than skewed views. Unless you don't mingle with large numbers of society, you are trying to con my experience and view. It won't work.
31. true1984 (Posts: 823; Member since: 23 May 2012)
negative, sir. i'm 100% honest. but i can admit about half of my friends have the note 3, so i'm guessing they arent really eager to jump on a new phone right away, and a few dont really like touchwiz, so none of them are really interested in the s5. also you must take into account that there are different types of people and i also have some friends that never take pictures with their phones either.
32. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
i know many ppl who want gs5 and i know many ppl who are waiting for ip6 but I dont know anyone who want htc n xp z2