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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One (M8): reader's choice

0. phoneArena 03 Jul 2014, 09:44 posted on

Ah, it's always fun when we have the chance of putting up a comparison between rivals, and when we're looking at the wireless landscape that's been shaped in the first half of the year, there's one particular rivalry that quickly sticks out - the one between Samsung's Galaxy S5, and HTC's One (M8). Now, you may be wondering what this is all about, since we already have an in-depth comparison featuring the two super-phones. Well, here's the thing – we came up with this idea of a user comparison! In other words, you, the readers, will be the ones determining the winner...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 09:49 1

1. KingDingaLing (Posts: 324; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


If only HTC made the camera a little better...could've been a lot closer.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 11:01 5

13. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


The camera of M8 is not the only flop there.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 11:30 3

22. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


it is for most people . It would have been a perfect device otherwise .

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 11:42 1

31. Zack20 (Posts: 41; Member since: 10 Dec 2013)


But it is one of the main and the biggest blunder HTC made while making M8.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 12:33 1

34. DocOc (Posts: 138; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)


Since when did the camera become such an important part of a phone? The differences are so marginal anyway...

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 22:45

64. Zack20 (Posts: 41; Member since: 10 Dec 2013)


For me it is. I am paying a pretty good amount of money for the phone, so I do not want just a mediocre camera, when I CAN get a much better camera in another phone in same price range.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 09:51 21

2. xplayer57 (Posts: 33; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


Well IMO HTC One M8 only excels in design. Some may disagree with me on interface part but i like touchwiz functionality over sense's sleek looks. Other than that S5 is winner for me

P.S. its only my opinion

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 10:28 10

7. ctn10 (Posts: 9; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


Me too, i like touchwiz so much, it easy to use :)

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 22:41 2

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


And it has so many features

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 11:20 7

21. UglyFrank (Posts: 1722; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


The fact that anyone voted for HTC for camera shows this could never be a fair test

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 11:32 1

23. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


Well i voted for one in all categories except camera . indeed people voting for one camera are blind .

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 18:35 3

56. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


So you, voting for One display , are not blind. Right?
ROTFL

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 00:24

69. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


it is my personal choice i hate cartoonish interfaces that too when they run on extremely vibrant displays. I like S-lcd more .

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 11:36

26. Zack20 (Posts: 41; Member since: 10 Dec 2013)


I was thinking the same thing.
If HTC would have been leading for camera, then there would have been no reason at all to believe any poll result on this article.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 14:18 5

44. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Having owned both phones, S5 is a better choice. Camera, call quality, battery life (especially), features, faster charging times, phone not getting hot and waterproof/dustproof is what ranks the S5 supreme over the M8.

M8 has great sound, build quality, faster/smoother, and better FFC.

I'm switching back to the S5 in three weeks.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 14:26 3

45. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Oh, and you can't forget display. Bar none best one I've ever used.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 20:15 1

60. Lboogey6 (Posts: 281; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


I'm with you here the s5 when put side by side with the htc has much more to offer but if you put an iphone and a htc one is like bland on both end so if you don't want anything with the phone i recommend that. but the functionality compared to what it offers blows it out of the water ...water resistances also

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 09:58 1

3. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I would take the HTC myself if these were my only choices.
Smoothness is a +10 to me.
Even with that gimped camera, no offense to owners but you what I mean.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 11:08 2

14. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


"reader's choice" LOL
We know that commenters on the tech sites are mostly iboys pretending to be Android users that are "disappointed of Samsung", "love aluminium" and "hate TW". To fight Samsung.
You say "I would take the HTC myself " but you are rocking iPhone. Right?

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 12:56

38. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Wtf, are you new here?
If you're not and don't know better, carry on.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 22:40

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


Buy know you should know who is what and likes what, since you've been here for 4months.
We all know who the iBoys are

Finalflash likes Android

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 10:04 11

4. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


lol At the guys who voted for M8 camera!

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 10:10 3

6. skyline88 (Posts: 469; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


ego too high for blind fanboys

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 12:08 1

33. karkavelas (Posts: 70; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)


I have the m8 and I have to say I am satisfied with the camera and especially with the video.
I wouldn't say no for more details and megapixel but I am happy with the results.
About the video I am really happy because the sound that this phone can capture its amazing.
If I was a person who like to take amazing photos I would buy a Dslr camera instead because they have optical zoom and they are created for that.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 13:50

42. chebner (Posts: 235; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I have to agree. The camera in the M8 is perfectly acceptable as a smartphone camera and not near as bad as everyone says. And the video on the M8 is very good.

Overall the S5 camera is better so I did vote for it. But the camera on the M8 isn't so bad that people should just dismiss it outright like so many do on PA. For what most people use a camera phone for the M8 is perfectly acceptable. If you're really that concerned about picture quality then get a real camera (dslr).

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 10:09 5

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


Display mate : samsung galaxy S5 has the best display ever....the most accurate colors...!

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 11:11 3

15. Genza (Posts: 540; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


DisplayMate Numbers vs Anandtech, PA real life proof and software measurements.

The only way i can accept and believe DisplayMate numbers is if they can show me some real life proof and i also i want them prove it that they method and software is better and more accurate than the other method and software that most profesionals use when they doing display calibration and measurements.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 11:17 1

19. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Do you mean iAnandtech?

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 11:34 5

24. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


come on man discrediting a man who has knowledge and resources 1000 times more than you is just stupid!

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 11:18 1

20. josephnero (Posts: 558; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


I trust Anandtech 10000times more than any other

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