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HTC One (M8) vs Apple iPhone 5s vs Samsung Galaxy S5

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HTC One (M8) Remove phone

Posted: 25 Mar 2014
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile
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Apple iPhone 5s Remove phone

Posted: 10 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Cricket, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, Alltel
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Remove phone

Posted: 24 Feb 2014
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, MetroPCS, U.S. Cellular, Cricket, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile
Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSAndroid (4.4.3, 4.4) HTC Sense 6 UIiOS (7.x)Android (4.4.2) TouchWiz UI
Form factorCandybarCandybarCandybar
Dimensions5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches (146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm)4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)
Weight5.64 oz (160 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
3.95 oz (112 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
Body materialAluminiumAluminium 
Side KeysRight: Volume controlLeft: Volume control, OtherLeft: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Rugged  Water, Dust resistant
IP certified  IP 67
ColorsGray, Pink, Blue, Red, GoldBlack, Gray, GoldBlack, Blue, White, Gold
Display
Physical size5.0 inches4.0 inches5.1 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels640 x 1136 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

441 ppi326 ppi432 ppi
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCDIPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
Peak brightness 500 cd/m2 (nit) 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitiveCapacitive, Multi-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Oleophobic coatingLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)
Camera
Camera4 megapixels, Duo camera8 megapixels16 megapixels
FlashDual LEDDual LEDLED
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.0F2.2F2.2
Focal length (35mm equivalent)28 mm  
Camera sensor size1/3"1/3"1/2.6"
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Manual focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Macro mode, EffectsBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), PanoramaAutofocus, Phase detection autofocus, Touch to focus, Manual focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Night mode, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer, Voice activation
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps)
Recording formatMPEG4 MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video light, Video sharingDigital image stabilization, Picture-taking during video recordingDigital image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Front-facing camera5 megapixels1.2 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Video capture1920x1080 (1080p HD)1280x720 (720p HD) 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801Apple A7Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Quad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400Dual core, 1300 MHz, 64-bitQuad core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
Graphics processorAdreno 330PowerVR G6430Adreno 330
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

2048 MB RAM / LPDDR31024 MB RAM2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR3
Built-in storage32 GB64 GB32 GB
Maximum User Storage24 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB
Battery
Talk time  21.00 hours
the average is 12 h (705 min)
Stand-by time  16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
Talk time (3G)20.00 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
10.00 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
Stand-by time (3G)20.7 days (496 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
 
Music playback 40.00 hours67.00 hours
Video playback 10.00 hours13.00 hours
Capacity2600 mAh1570 mAh2800 mAh
TypeLi - PolymerLi - IonLi - Ion
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, ArtistAlbum, Artist, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDIMP3, AAC, eAAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless)MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2MPEG4, H.263, H.264, AVI, MOVMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, Flash Video, MKV, WebM
SpeakersEarpiece, Stereo speakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker
YouTube playerYesYesYes
Internet browsing
Browser SafariGoogle Chrome
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), TwitterYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE800 (band 20), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2600 (band 7) MHz700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 800 (band 18), 800 (band 19), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 1900 (band 25), 2100 (band 1) MHz800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
DataLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRSLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Micro SIM  Yes
nano-SIMYesYes 
Global RoamingYesYesYes
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningGPS, A-GPS, Glonass
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, World clock, NotesCalendar, Alarm, Calculator, Health management
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Push e-mail
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google TalkYesHangouts / Google Talk, ChatON
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.04.0
Profiles  Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Attribute Protocol, Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile, Human Interface Device (HID), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol, Message Access Profile (MAP), Multi-Channel Adaptation Protocol, Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Scan Parameters Profile, Security Manager Protocol, Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac
  Dual antennas, MIMO
Mobile hotspot YesYes
Wi-Fi Direct  Yes
USBUSB 2.0YesUSB 3.0
ConnectormicroUSBProprietarymicroUSB
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingUSB chargingMass storage device, USB charging
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm
Charging connectormicroUSBProprietarymicroUSB
OtherNFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, InfraredTV-Out, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, Infrared
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Additional microphone(s) for Noise cancellation, Video recording 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Fingerprint IDAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Hall, Fingerprint ID, Gesture, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
Hearing aid compatibility M4, T4 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
FCC ID value: NM80P6B100   
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

   
Head 0.78 W/kg 
Body 0.91 W/kg 
Availability
Officially announced25 Mar 201410 Sep 201324 Feb 2014
Shopping information
Accessories Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation 

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