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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One (M8): preliminary comparison

0. phoneArena 25 Mar 2014, 11:12 posted on

If we had to make a list of the most highly anticipated smartphones right now, then the Samsung Galaxy S5 would probably stand right at the very top of it. The handset is expected to sell by the boatloads once it is released in April, landing in the pockets of both loyal Samsung followers and anyone looking for a capable high-end Android device. But the competition is definitely not going to just stand and watch. Samsung's latest and greatest Android phone will have to face a number of tough opponents on its way to commercial success, and one of the toughest among them will be the HTC One (M8)...

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posted on 16 Mar 2014, 13:16 1

131. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The bandwagon is getting full. When they see the success of the S5, they'll go into hiding.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 10:32

78. LikeMyself (Posts: 302; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)


And I own an S2 which I love. Planning to upgrade!
Seems to be between S4,LG G2,Z1(too expensive), new One or One Dual sim. Z2 would be perfect, but it's no longer a phone. It's a phablet. But it's so amazing!!

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 10:41 4

82. wildhammer (Posts: 32; Member since: 16 Mar 2014)


Z1compact

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 10:50

85. milos (Posts: 38; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


HTC-ONE 2014 is a heavy metal PHABLET

= Fail as a pocket phone.

Get a purse HTC fanboys

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 13:45

150. engineer-1701d (Posts: 1245; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


milo think about what you just said htc metal phablet not a pocket phone but the gs5 is bigger, go to school think about it get home email me and i can teach you something.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 15:12

171. milos (Posts: 38; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


check the dimensions buddy. You are WRONG!
Check the numbers! Height, weight, thickness!
Don't teach anything to anyone please!

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 10:55

86. iTechies (Posts: 81; Member since: 28 Dec 2013)


hell. they are both good. better than WP devices :))

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 10:57 2

89. Amir1 (Posts: 274; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


best phones of first half: z2>g3>new one>g pro 2>oppo find 7>s5>5s
Z1 compact is the best compact phone - no rivals.
facts of life.
best selling: s5 and iphone. but we don't give a bull crap about that.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 11:15

93. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You don't care about best selling because Sony or LG aren't the ones on the top...

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 11:10 1

92. Liveitup (Posts: 1589; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


So many WP haters I guess they are scared of competition, they hate on WP while their fav platform copies WP, Flat Tiled liked design language, HTC one Blink for eg is a dead WP home screen knockoff.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 13:47

151. engineer-1701d (Posts: 1245; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


you do know everyone hated the blink feed because it looked like wp non-customization phone.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 19:23

190. Lauticol (Posts: 217; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


I thought I wouldn't use it, but when I got my One I loved it, and with Sense 5.5 it got even better! I use it 10+ times a day

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 11:42 1

101. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3620; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


No htc for me
1. Ridiculously huge bezels
2. Sense UI and tough framework
3. Hacking is tough, i had a hard time unlocking my friend's one x Bootloader. I'm all in love with cyanogenmod for a while lol.
4. HTC itself.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 13:48 2

152. engineer-1701d (Posts: 1245; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


the all new one is unlocked boot and warrenty covered thats what makes it great for devs.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 11:42 1

102. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3620; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


No htc for me
1. Ridiculously huge bezels
2. Sense UI and tough framework
3. Hacking is tough, i had a hard time unlocking my friend's one x Bootloader. I'm all in love with cyanogenmod for a while lol.
4. HTC itself.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 14:05 4

157. mojtaba_mn (Posts: 200; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


I can't buy Samsung
1.ugly
2.plastic
3.tochwiz are a carton of crap
4.no quality
5.samsung full bag
6. Samsung itself are ugly brand

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 11:43 3

104. papss (unregistered)


My only two real complaints with SS and the s5 is that it looks incredibly generic and cheap. Second issue is the lack of any design ideas past this four Gen old style and its used on every Ss phone so its flooding the market with what I consider equal to buying Kmart clothes

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 12:15 3

112. milos (Posts: 38; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


I am getting S5, but I completely agree with your coments! S3 looks way more modern and sleek with its shape and lines than S5 and even S4. Its a very old school design.

however, it packs a punch, and combination of features, including water resistance and removable battery is still winning the competition.
I just love that the back can be opened so easily! I don't care what material they use as the back cover of my phone.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 12:34 2

116. papss (unregistered)


Agree on all fronts.. While it seems I was knocking SS, I also know they do a ton right. Software being the huge one, also the removable back

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 11:43 1

105. baldilocks (Posts: 543; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


I'll stick with my Nexus 5 and wait for the next Nexus phone.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 11:55

108. Arirank (Posts: 40; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)


Just wait n see... :)

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 12:27

114. milos (Posts: 38; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


I can't possibly buy a phone just because it has bigger/better stereo speakers (which makes it huge)and is made of metal (which only adds to weight).
If HTC was a bit smaller than S5, then I would give its design a credit for both shape and material used.

Everything else, Galaxy S5 wins. Plain and simple.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 13:07 1

124. vuyonc (Posts: 392; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


I prefer the M8. But somehow barely. Nothing particularly blows me away even with the scarce details of the dual camera setup.

The overall stagnation of positive groundbreaking smartphone innovation has begun :(

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 13:28 1

138. lolatfailphones (Posts: 153; Member since: 08 Apr 2013)


iPhone 6 all the way

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 13:51

153. engineer-1701d (Posts: 1245; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


lol hahahahahah you mean the phablet that apple said they would never do, they have no idea what to do so its a bigger s5 hahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahah​a apple phones ahahahhahahahahahahahahha

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 13:29

139. lolatfailphones (Posts: 153; Member since: 08 Apr 2013)


This is not a food year for android

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 13:51

154. engineer-1701d (Posts: 1245; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


apple hahahahahahahahahahhahahahahah

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 14:01 3

156. mojtaba_mn (Posts: 200; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


Only HTC one 2014
S5 can't do and think good no Dustin no beuaty no quality
No......
Only HTC

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 16:28 1

178. cai4651 (Posts: 26; Member since: 09 Mar 2014)


mobile-review.com/review/samsung-galaxy-s5-camera.​​shtml#comment-1284808057
(scroll to the middle and bottom, you would see s5 pics )
(remember to add triple w. I cant post full URLs :( )

There you have comparison and some S5 pictures... looks very good...if HTC ultrapixel is the same that last year, there's no way to get better pics than S5 or Note 3 ...

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 16:16 1

176. cai4651 (Posts: 26; Member since: 09 Mar 2014)


FIRST Nokia 1520, Note 3 and S5 camera comparison...Looks very nice for me

What do you think?

mobile-review.com/review/samsung-galaxy-s5-camera.​shtml#comment-1284808057
(remember to add triple w. I cant post full URLs :( )

Pd: It's in russian but you could see the pictures :P

Pictures in S5 and Note 3 are very nice, with better low light in S5 i think...

Nokia 1520 one's are so bad, (washed out and not the real colors...the guy from the review says that too...)

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 16:18

177. imyourpapi (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Jan 2014)


Yes, I can text while in the shower and take neat photography under water! Thank you samsung!!

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 17:58

181. satoofy (Posts: 7; Member since: 16 Mar 2014)


Certainly is the best HTC phone

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 19:35

191. natelim (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 Mar 2014)


Samsung Will never leave the Plastic Back Cover because the edge of using it is they can replace battery which is a little convenient instead of carrying a heavy Power Bank...

but This year design SGS5 is really sucks!

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 19:51 1

192. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


Honestly? S5 vs The All New One, I'd pick S5.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 21:44

194. sammyfan (Posts: 21; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


I guess samsung is trying to drop the S line of its flagships, and promoting and working hard on Note series.. which is a great news since I use Note 3

posted on 21 Mar 2014, 15:56

201. pootyash (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 Mar 2014)


As someone who will be signing a new 2 year contract on Verizon, I'm not sure what makes either of these 2 phones THAT (~$150) much better than the LG G2. Thoughts?

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 15:24

203. anthonio360 (Posts: 7; Member since: 30 May 2011)


Bless Ya

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:19 1

205. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2010; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Neither!!!!!!!!!

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:53

208. youlookfoolish (Posts: 131; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)


Although the camera still sucks and HTC is completely ambivalent to numerous reviews and public opinion I'm going to acquire the phone.

I preferred the original One to the S4 and simply don't see anything about the S5 that will change my mind. Apple couldn't pay me to use their products so HTC and LG will be the manufactrers I invest in.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:55

209. youlookfoolish (Posts: 131; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)


I should point out that I will only use mass market american handsets. Nokia and Sony are gsm only and not widely available on a retail level so I do not consider them. I'm sure their products are lovely.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 13:55 2

212. Odiin (Posts: 303; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


S5 any day!
New HTC one just a hype, nothing is there,

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 14:34 2

213. AfterShock (Posts: 2991; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Out of two handsets , I'd go HTC.
Hands down the better looking phone, IMO.
Looks easier to hold an pocket at same time.
GUI of either would be gone as soon as possible via xda.

I do not need,require or fancy a heart rate monitor,finger print reader etc,
I need a working phone that has no idea of being anything other then fast and ages well.

These features, Heart,finger,GUI are the things, that are useless an impede timely updates.
Which everyone forgets until next update is being talked about by Nexi/GPE users an jelly sets in.

Though, neither is coming home to my house, I await the Nexus 6 later in year.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 17:12 1

215. Taters (Posts: 3602; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


After the GS5 announcement, I didn't expect this but the GS5 smokes the crap out of the 2014 phones announced so far.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 00:16

216. mojtaba_mn (Posts: 200; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


I use my premium unique and super quality aluminum body in my phone every minute and every time I look at it I use the beautiful phone
And every time I work use the great screen
Best loud speakers and best cpu
And more important the quality feeling
That's used every minute
So for a better camera I don't loss them
Also the camera is so much better than last year one
And the battery results make me glad verey good battery
And extremely power saver
I buy this one it's great

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 02:12

217. GeorgeDao123 (Posts: 113; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


My personal decision: Samsung S five. Just because I prefer performance.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 05:40 2

218. Achilis (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


HTC had a golden opportunity this year as the S5 was a disappointment. But Unfortunately The new One is an even bigger disappointment.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 07:06 1

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


VERY WELL SAID AND I AGREE

THIS WILL MAKE THE Z2 THE BEST 2014

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 15:32

223. farhad_per (banned) (Posts: 128; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


What the hell you campare these two..! My gs4 is much better than this 4mp crap..! Design wise it is very tall and thin like a tree.. not hanfull at all.! Back panel is ugly because of two useless lenses ang very scrachy..! Hehe 4 mp..! Totally big fail ! No new thing and its very hurtfull that someone ask you whats your phone and you answer htc..! What the..? Poor fans!

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 19:28

224. alexvv (Posts: 102; Member since: 16 Oct 2013)


i'd definitely go with the one cause it's just so unique and beautiful and the screen is marvellous. but make no mistake the s5 is the better phone (don't be a hater) due to much better camera, narrower, lighter and shorter in dimensions much more software tricks (some of them useful) and a touchwiz that has gotten beautiful at last. and in the screen department an amoled can still destroy any lcd thrown at it (ever wonder why it costs so much more to produce??).

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 06:27

232. morijoon (Posts: 25; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


last year m7 won best phone 2013 in many many awards and site
so who tell the s4 is a good phone ? if s4 was good phone last year don,t fail samsung
and m8 now is much better than s5 only in camera picture on the back s5 is much better than m8
and no bug user interface in htc are great and the uni body so s5 never i think about samsung phone,s again after my crap s4

this year just change my phone by m8 it,s great

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 11:49

233. doosafety2 (Posts: 6; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)


ok, i am a samsung fan boy, had s3, now have note2... thinking of upgrading to s4 or htc one m7. enough plastic allready!!!!!! ok the s5 - hansaplast is the worst design ever. those holes in back ... omg... wen they fill themselves with dust/mud/or ketchup u need toothpick every night before sleep to clean it up and then u gonna put it on charging and after all those hard working u may sleep :-)

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