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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs HTC One (M8) Size compare


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Remove phone

Posted: 04 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, T-Mobile

HTC One (M8) Remove phone

Posted: 25 Mar 2014
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile

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Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (5.0, 4.4.4, 4.4, 4.3)Android (5.0, 4.4.3, 4.4) HTC Sense 6 UI 
Dimensions5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches (151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm)5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches (146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm) 
Weight5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 5.1 oz (146 g)
5.64 oz (160 g)
the average is 5.1 oz (146 g)
Materials Main body: aluminum 
Rugged Splash resistant 
IP certified IP X3 
Physical size5.7 inches5.0 inches 
Resolution1080 x 1920 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.

386 ppi441 ppi 

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.

Screen-to-body ratio74.78 %66.71 % 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)Light sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera13 megapixels4 megapixels, Duo camera 
FlashLEDDual LED 
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.

Focal length (35mm equivalent)31 mm28 mm 
Camera sensor size1/3.06"1/3" 
Pixel size1.12 μm2 μm 
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Self-timerManual focus, Face detection, Digital image stabilization, Autofocus, Geo tagging 
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presetsExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets 
Shooting ModesBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, EffectsBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Macro mode, Night mode, Effects 
Camcorder3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) 
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video callingHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video light, Video sharing 
Front-facing camera2 megapixels5 megapixels 
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 800 MSM8974Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 

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 400Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400 
Graphics processorAdreno 330Adreno 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.

3072 MB RAM2048 MB RAM 
Built-in storage64 GB32 GB 
Maximum User Storage 24 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB 
Talk time25.00 hours
the average is 13 h (800 min)
Stand-by time22.0 days (528 hours)
the average is 17 days (412 h)
Talk time (3G)21.00 hours
the average is 15 h (906 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 15 h (906 min)
Stand-by time (3G)17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 24 days (579 h)
20.7 days (496 hours)
the average is 24 days (579 h)
Stand-by time (4G)15.8 days (380 hours)
the average is 22 days (528 h)
Music playback84.00 hours  
Video playback13.00 hours  
Capacity3200 mAh2600 mAh 
Not user replaceable Yes 
Wireless chargingOptional  
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Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizerAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Stereo speakers 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz  
FDD LTE700 (band 17), 800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2) MHz800 (band 20), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2600 (band 7) MHz 
DataLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIMYes  
nano-SIM Yes 

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, A-GPS, GlonassGPS, Glonass 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationYes 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac 
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBUSB 3.0USB 2.0 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB Host, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMIvia microUSBvia microUSB 
OtherNFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, InfraredNFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Infrared, MirrorLink, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Gesture, Humidity, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer 
Hearing aid compatibilityT3  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Officially announced04 Sep 201325 Mar 2014 

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