HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
Pumping out strong volume tones through its earpiece and speakerphone, the call quality is undoubtedly superior with the HTC One. Not only are voices ample in tone through it, but they’re clear, distinctive, and noise-free. As for the LG G2, our biggest complaint is that the microphone tends to make our voice choppy on the other end of the line.
Never the one to back down in a fight, the LG G2 amazed us over the most recent holiday season because of its extensive battery life. For a smartphone bearing a monstrous sized 5.2-inch display and a 3000 mAh battery, we were undeniably impressed by the 6 hours, 48 minutes of battery life it produced with our battery benchmark test. Well, it gets better with the HTC One (M8)! Even though it’s packing a smaller capacity 2600 mAh battery, it still manages to exceed our expectation by blazing through 7 hours, 12 minutes in our benchmark test. The superior battery life, of course, can be attributed to the battery optimizations of the phone and its newer Snapdragon 801 chipset.
Two flagship Android smartphones, two fantastic performances amongst them in several key areas. There’s just no going around the obvious here people, they have nearly all the elements we want to find in a smartphone that would cement their statuses as being flagship things. Making a logical decision in what to choose is tough no doubt, especially when each device has their unique characteristics to pull in certain consumers.
Consequently, pricing is a driving factor that can fine tune a decision for some. Taking into account that it’s been out for a longer period of time, the LG G2 naturally benefits from having a lower price point than the HTC One (M8). Depending on where you shop, you can even snag it for as low as free with a 2-year contract – or $465 outright if you prefer not being stuck with an agreement. Meanwhile, the HTC One M8 is priced at $200 on-contract, or $650 outright through several carriers. Savings is something you’ll get more sticking with the LG G2.
Overall, the decision will mainly hinge on what you like – and pricing too if that matters to you. Pick up the LG G2 if you want an inexpensive smartphone that can still hold its own ground by offering us a ton of software features, and being the superior phone when it comes to snapping photos and videos. However, if you want a phone that can stand out from the crowd for its beautiful design, produce some cool post photo effects, boasts a long lasting battery life, and has an excellent call quality performance, then the HTC One M8 is going to be the device for you.
HTC One (M8) vs LG G2 - Call Quality, Battery and Conclusion