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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, 13:36

145. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)

lol why does my english suck? :D I really can't see any differences between mine and your english, only that mine is much better.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 14:10

160. mojtaba_mn (Posts: 268; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)

You right HTC did great this to year

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 15:13

172. neartx (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 15 Mar 2014)

samsung really you still live in 2 year ago?
com on the time come for htc now open your eyes

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 15:17

173. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

Modifying can be as simple as replacing the battery or augmenting memory at will. Small example yet useful.

I don't trust cloud as of yet and I don't feel paying monthly for storage is very cool. I still have sd cards I swap out depending on jobs I'm performing.

As far as batteries, I'm even less forgiving. The rechargeable battery hasn't changed in almost 30 years. The inner elements and components may have been improved to accomodate longer use, but essentially, it is no more advanced in structure of how it charges and discharges. Why are taking 30 year old technology and imbedding it in modern day smartphones. Manufacturers have rallied to approach acceptable user length times yet, fall extremely short of eliminating failures of the most important part of most any electronic device.

In the early sixties, we had the technology to build a carburetor to extract almost 120mpg on full sized vehicles. Where is that technology today? They are making vehicles more attractive and fuel efficient yet, I can't seem to find a vehicle today that gets more gas mileage than a toyota celica I owned back in the early

My point is that the wireless industry wants to capitalize on the money that can be made by consumers being forced to bring their handsets in for a simple battery issue. Since, owning cellphones for 28 years, I have always carried a spare battery just as I do with my Galaxy.
Sometimes old school has its draw back. But, most often experience plays out in confidence for peace of mind. I just don't have the time in my busy schedule to visit a phone service center on a regular basis for small, annoyances such as battery snafus.

In all honesty, what really is the motive for sealing in the most failed electronic component in world? Current designs of imbedded battery phones haven't met the hyperbole that manufacturers claim. The claim of slimmer and lighter phones.

My bone of contention is that tech geeks should be demanding more control in order to improve phone designs with less concessions rather than applauding designs that remove the consumer accessibility and control. Afterall, we are all consumers outside of the wireless industry. I would be pretty pissed if I had to throw out my TV remote out due to failed or degraded battery.

Since smartphones are controlling housewares, cars, and other applications, the strain on batteries becomes excessive. We should be able to change them out without visiting service centers. Many think aesthetic designs is a step forward. With current battery technology, I think it is a step backward if I can't change something with high fail rate such as a battery.

To wrap up my rant, I'm not sure why people that claim to be tech geeks or enthusiasts seem to overlook this logic. When I instruct other technicians in my industry of work, I always have a battery to pass around. I tell them to acclimate themselves to it. It will be roughly 40% of their repairs.

John B.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 18:33 2

184. papss (unregistered)

John that was a long read, should have had page numbers even :-) .. Anyways I just want to say that I too have been using cell phones for more than 15 years and I've not had a single failed battery in at least 10 of those years. While its possibly due to my lack of keeping a phone for any amount of time but my point is that your decision to not venture away from SS is a narrow way to be considering your labeling of yourself as a tech geek

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 19:10

188. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

Whether or not I'm a tech geek, doesn't change the odds of battery failure. I've never been injured or killed in an auto accident. I've never been shot with a gun. Yet, many auto accidents or gun violence has led to serious health or death occurrences. So, you have used cellphones for 15 years without battery incident. I can claim that I have experienced four phones out of probably 12 in the 28 years I've owned them. It is all in perspective of chance.

Technically, scientists and engineers suggest you check a battery every 6 months for swelling and to relieve the phone of full current being generated through the circuitry. This not only helps prevent heat build up due to weakend anodes and cathodes in the battery, but it also helps recondition the inner circuitry of the phone. Granted, phones today do not the reconditioning as of a few years ago, but batteries swelling inside a phone, is a common problem that cannot be seen in a sealed state. It is often too late to catch the problem at that point. Overheating, flashing screens, noisy voice calls, constant booting and rebooting can all be signs of failing or shorting batteries. In some instances, hooking a charger to the phone to compensate for any "shorted" battery can damage the charger as well as have no effect in trying to get the phone to turn on.

Please ascend to my post as rational info and knowledge rather trying to make excuses for industry foul play.

John B.

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 16:50

234. badtoy1986 (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)

Your argument about carrying an extra battery for your phone with a swappable battery for emergencies is moot.

You could just as easily keep a portable battery pack that can be used on many more devices than just your phone.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 09:06 8

5. koko1 (Posts: 103; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)

galaxy s5 for sure
everyone liked the s5 plastic, not aluminum which will be scratched very fast, and the camera and battery ? no way, i think the htc m8 wil still have a bad camera and battery
but still we can change our mind, both phones are not released, so we have to wait

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 11:00 5

90. b1acktiger (Posts: 223; Member since: 19 May 2012)

Everyone liked the S5 ? Really ? HTC One is not yet launched and S5 is already launched. You can't judge a phone which is not launched yet. I've decided not to get the S5. If the leaks are right, will get the HTC One or Sony Z2.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 09:07 15

6. chunky1x (Posts: 270; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)

Why are they comparing a colored band aid against a piece of metal art?

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 09:08 7

9. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)

because the piece of metal art will be bought by no one while the band aid will be everywhere :)

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 09:09 2

11. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)

Probably because plastic is fantastic and metal is lethal ;)

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 09:10 8

13. chunky1x (Posts: 270; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)

You can even buy one in gas stations.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 09:14

20. koko1 (Posts: 103; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)

when u get hurt, dont use plastic, u know its cheap, but put a piece of metal and i hope u get better :)

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 09:20 5

29. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

What does that even mean?

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 09:31

47. koko1 (Posts: 103; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)

when finish eating ur apple, re read my post

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 09:33 5

49. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

What does that even mean?

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 09:45 3

55. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)

Something about the superiority of metal to plastic, I guess.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 11:36 3

98. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)

Yes, it's everywhere, everybody buys it, everybody loves it .. #NumbersDontLie

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 11:54

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

Hohoho.. Awesome :D

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 13:20

133. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

lol hahah thats what iphone thought about the 5c now they cant give it away and stopped production almost on it lol look samsung has plastic it will sell see numbers dont lie ahahahahhahaa show how much you know its a samsung name and its upto the phone sales people to push the phone they like, common people dont know anything about anything so phone sales people push them to the one they like or have extra of to make the commission

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 12:23

211. alan_1230 (Posts: 86; Member since: 22 Apr 2012)

let me shut you down right quick lmao and this article was after they said the 5c had no good sells sorry not sorry


posted on 27 Mar 2014, 10:10

230. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)

lol weird how wannabe brands like nokia and htc have pushed so much and once were the best in the business now after a series of horrible phones they can't even breathe .. look at nokia like 36% of sales come from dirt cheap 520.. and in second place the 620 maybe it's name or 630 (i don't care) .. they used to spam everything with advertisement and brand recognition thing .. no one did it better than nokia .. and look .. they are laughable now .. you watch them fight for their lives and it's truly funny .. Why everyone loves Samsung and Apple? and they mock Nokia and Htc .. there must be a reason other than advertisement ... when you get to the store and want to buy a phone, well i'd choose S5 .. it's packed to the teeth with awesome features plus everybody else respects it.. if you buy lg/htc/nokia/blackberry/sony you'll spend the next year explaining to people why you bought this while you could have bought the S5, the 5s, or a Note. It's just the way it goes.. Samsung is not only a phone company search samsung on wikipedia and you'll have a creepy feeling being a hater when reading about samsung. #KeepHatin

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 10:13

231. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)

In English Please. We Don't Speak Wakaka Here.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 09:08 3

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

Htc- quality

Samsung- plastic

Why is Samsungs phone division has no quality material being used, but in there microwave and Tv, and every other Samsung products they use metal, steel, and aluminuim,,,,?

This guy Murtizan and head of phones division is and needs there butts kicked in,,,,,

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 09:17 5

24. koko1 (Posts: 103; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)

nokia, nexus, lg and iphone 5c are plastic phones, and they are no way better than samsungs plastic touch " according to most of the websites "
btw, who said that the aluminum is the definition of premium ??

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 09:24 2

33. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

What does that even mean?

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 09:36 1

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

The feel and touching is what makes a product streamlined and sensuous . When touching an iP5 and HtcOne vs any Samsung Galaxy phones it's tacky squeaky makes noise.

There is a dependent on what and how many layers of aluminium is used when making the phone. Yes aluminium is cheaper than stainless steel and metal, Zinc, and cooper and iron, but what's amazing is plastic is dearer than aluminuim to buy, how unusual

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 10:14 4

69. koko1 (Posts: 103; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)

but all websites said that it feels premium !!
see pocket now and android authority videos

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 11:15

94. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

Microwaves, TVs etc, aren't being carried around on a daily basis. They are meant to be stationary. You people that are so hyped up on flashing your phones around, are forgetting that most mainstream users don't give a damn. Your flashy looking phone is nothing once the battery fries. I don't have the time or money to abort out of my busy schedule to travel out of my way to a phone service center for a stupid battery issue. Maybe you think that you should be slave to that $600+ high end phone. I have a different perspective. I shouldn't have to be limited on what I can do or not do. At least most plastic phones are still retaining some amount of consumer control.

Isn't that more important?

John B.

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