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HTC One (M8) vs LG G2

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Interface and Functionality


Being Android smartphones, they deliver the same foundational features that have become a staple of the platform – like their tight integration with Google’s services, diversified personalization options, and a healthy ecosystem of apps. However, seeing that the two flaunt customized Android experiences, they can cater to different individual tastes. Therefore, it’s a matter of choosing between the Sense 6.0 UI of the HTC One M8, or LG’s customized skin (formerly the Optimus UI).

Proving itself time after time, HTC has a meticulous itch when it comes to design. Of course, we see it manifest in the actual design of the phone, but it also extends well into its Sense 6.0 UI as well. Sporting the cleaner, more modern looking interface, Sense 6.0 has a breathtaking look to it. Both simple and colorful, it’s never too overpowering! As for LG’s customized interface, it just can’t compare with its cartoonish looks. Indeed, we’re given control of every aspect of the LG G2’s interface, like the arrangement of the on-screen Android buttons, but the overall presentation value is outdated.

UI of the HTC One (M8) - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
UI of the HTC One (M8) - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
UI of the HTC One (M8) - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
UI of the HTC One (M8) - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
UI of the HTC One (M8) - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
UI of the HTC One (M8) - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
UI of the HTC One (M8) - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
UI of the HTC One (M8) - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2

UI of the HTC One (M8)


Interface of the LG G2 - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
Interface of the LG G2 - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
Interface of the LG G2 - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
Interface of the LG G2 - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2

Interface of the LG G2


Lacking in the area of visual design with its interface, the LG G2 goes above and beyond the HTC One M8 in the features department – there are just a ton of them throughout the experience. From its knock-on feature, to its true multi-tasking implementation, there’s an excessive amount of functions and features that some people might find either practical or redundant. Conversely, Sense 6.0’s features are relatively kept to a select few that we appreciate – like its various Motion Launch gestures and HTC BlinkFeed.

Like we’ve mentioned already people, the software experience is going to be a matter of personal preference. The two have their strengths and weakness, but there’s one thing to bear in mind when finalizing a decision. For those who prefer a diversified portfolio of features, stick with the LG G2’s customized Android experience. However, if you take pride on visual presentation and simplicity, side with the HTC One M8.

Processor and Memory


Don’t think for a moment that a newer phone is automatically going to deliver a better overall performance, which is evident here with these two. Certainly it’s going to be more prized nowadays, seeing that the HTC One (M8) is powered by a newer quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC with 2GB, but we can’t count out the LG G2’s equally snappy quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with 2GB of RAM. Frankly, running the same set of operations, the two smartphones exhibit the same lovable responses.

In this day and age, the LG G2’s internal storage capacity of 32GB is the minimum we’d want to find on any smartphone – whereas, the HTC One's 16GB tally is just downright a tease. Nevertheless, we really appreciate that HTC’s prodigy is packing along a microSD card for better flexibility.

Performance benchmarks

Quadrant
Higher is better
LG G2 20654
HTC One (M8) 19139
AnTuTu
Higher is better
LG G2 35376
HTC One (M8) 31075
Vellamo Metal
Higher is better
LG G2 1229
HTC One (M8) 1171
Vellamo HTML 5
Higher is better
LG G2 2951
HTC One (M8) 1673
Sunspider
Lower is better
LG G2 932.8
HTC One (M8) 693.1
Basemark OS II
Higher is better
LG G2 772
HTC One (M8) 1071
View all

Internet and Connectivity


When their performances rival one another so very closely, it’s not all that surprising to see that they also produce rich results when it comes to surfing the web. In fact, they have all the quality elements that make the experience so enjoyable – such as their speedy 4G LTE speeds for fast page loads, and their butter smooth operations with kinetic scrolling and pinch zooming. Even though the LG G2 has a slight size advantage with its screen, it’s nothing profound to make it the preferred handset.

Surfing the web with HTC One (M8) - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
Surfing the web with HTC One (M8) - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
Surfing the web with HTC One (M8) - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
Surfing the web with HTC One (M8) - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2

Surfing the web with HTC One (M8)


Browser of the LG G2 - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
Browser of the LG G2 - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
Browser of the LG G2 - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2

Browser of the LG G2


Expected to sell widely throughout the world, it’s no surprise that they’re produced in GSM and CDMA flavors – with 4G LTE in tow as well. Beyond that, they also include the same set of connectivity features as well. They include aGPS with GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band 801.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, NFC, IR blasters, and video-out functionality with the aid of optional adapters.

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posted on 03 Apr 2014, 06:42 2

1. papss (unregistered)


I loved the G2 when I had it but the build quality was lacking.. it creeked when you put any sort of pressure on it.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 07:40

7. refillable (Posts: 652; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


what do you mean by 'creeked'?

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 08:36 1

8. papss (unregistered)


It squeeked like crazy and I didn't have a case on it so it was super annoying.. other than that it was a great phone.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 09:33

9. refillable (Posts: 652; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Really? I haven't heard about this, it's surely terrible. But, still better design than Samsung!

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 10:00

11. papss (unregistered)


With that being said I'm a LG fan regardless.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 06:57 4

2. antonioli (Posts: 185; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


Conclusion: HTC One 2104 competes with G2 directly.

Imagine when the G3 arrives.......

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 07:35

5. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


yeah with sd card support and more performance than g2.. it will be the king

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 07:00 3

3. datphoneguy (Posts: 140; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


Overall two very nice phones, each with its pros and cons but overall I don't think you can go wrong with either.

Although I'm a proud new owner of the M8, I admire how LG was able to create such a large screen in such a compact package.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 07:23 1

4. Lifengineer (Posts: 43; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


I own the G2 and still wanting the M8!
But honestly I can't find enough reasons to do so!
All there is, is sound and maybe feel in hand!
All the remaining, screen size, overall size, screen/size ratio, battery, software features, camera quality, etc...
However, still torn out, I still miss Sense and would really like to go back! But paying additional 300$ (selling g2 used and buying a new M8) is not an option at this time!

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 07:37 1

6. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


g2 of course in my country g2 500$ cheaper than m8 :D g2=700$ m8=1250$

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 09:57 1

10. flipjzn (Posts: 179; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


I wouldnt't trade my g2 for this m8!

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 10:02

12. papss (unregistered)


I like and have had both but prefer the m8..
I do hate the power button on the m8 though.. it's flush and doesn't do well until pushed hard..

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 12:01 1

13. Zack_2014 (Posts: 47; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


G2 all the way!

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 05:33

14. spookgast (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


I'm all unstable about these two as a longterm user of a phone. The privious one was Samsung GS2, but in a sudden that decided to get retired. Now, in front of me stands a big decision (for me, of course). After a longlasting search and reading a ton of reviews, finally I'll grap one of these guys. I'm impressed by the camera and the interface features of the G2, but by the call clarity, BoomsSound and the ability to display lyrics of the M8.

I've not personally tired none of two...

Which of the features above gets ahead of the rest? Is the call clarity of G2 much worse than M8? or the camera quality of M8 than G2?

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