5 Galaxy S5 features that the HTC One (M8) lacks

5 Galaxy S5 features that the HTC One (M8) lacks
After we took a look at some of the best differentiating features of the HTC One (M8) in comparison with the Samsung Galaxy S5, it's now time for Samsung's flagship to strike back. Just to refresh our memories, in our previous article, we highlighted the following HTC One (M8) features:

  • BoomSound stereo speakers
  • Premium design
  • More accurate screen
  • Uniform user interface
  • Seamless refocus functionality

Wow, these are some wonderful features, but sadly, the Galaxy S5 will most probably never have them. Now, let's see what Sammy's proposition has in its arsenal to counter HTC's maneuvers!


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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Samsung TouchWiz UI
One (M8)
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Dual camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    HTC Sense UI

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57 Comments

55. channel6

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

I have three kids (2 are younger) -Kids mode is awesome - I dont have to worry my boys messing this up -Much better battery life - even without Ultra Power Saving Mode the battery life is much better. -Camera functions - dual camera shot and HDR plus you can download more.

54. andynaija

Posts: 1268; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

I still want to get the HTC One M8. About the removable battery, I'm not worried about battery life to switch out batteries, my only concern would be if the phone was to hypothetically freeze (as all technology will do sometime in life) how I could pull the battery.

59. python111

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

You only restart it using power button and volume rocker....I doubt that you would have to do that anyway.

53. lnguyen7186

Posts: 27; Member since: May 30, 2011

People talk about s5 is that best of the best,I bought my yesterday and I will return it tomorrow. to me still a P, of sh**t phone. Plastic, battery died fast as away,android's app like back in the 80's !

57. almostdone

Posts: 452; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

lol if anyone believes you apart from the fanboys.

51. wilsong17 unregistered

i love how many here haven even try the s5 the hate is strong at the ened of the day samsung win ... 5 strong poinf on the s5 1 screen 2 ultra power saving mode 3 camera 4 water and dust 5 usb 3.0 and sd card plus battery removal

50. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

Random i m also agree with u,i also like amoled screen

44. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

The only thing I like about the S5 is the AMOLED screen.

43. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Heartrate sensor, 2x2 wifi ac and more

42. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

It's true about people saying "Hey, you bought a new Mega/Grand?". That can be one disadvantage of having a Samsung. Some people may say that they won't mind about the design but for me as a person that gave my efforts to afford a Note 3 it is a big issue. You bought a high-end device yet most people see it as a low-end to mid-range phone. Design is always the first impression. Setting that aside, I do love my Note 3.

46. Jason2k13

Posts: 1487; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

it depends where you are from... 1st world countries like USA, Australia, western Europe etc. most of the people would have never heard of the grand or mega.

41. checkmymike

Posts: 224; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

I vote for m8 and z2. However, only s5 is available in the philippines. Distribution and marketing are really samsung's strengths. So no matter how much you like the other phones, you will end up with a samsung because of immediate availability.

40. phoneman001

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

The fingerprint scanner in the s5 is crap.

39. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Higher water resistance? Would you like to see the m8 rust when it keeps on being submerged into water?And for the removable battery, why does htc always have to be targeted when it comes to this?I have rarely read any comments/articles about it being complained in an iphone or an xperia.

28. c.sonnen

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

forgot to mention s5 main feature...lagggggssss..

29. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Yes. The old fashion troll.

35. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

S5 works faster then iphone 5s. Compare in the store. See that was with the latest firmware

48. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

wait for next gen iphone....

56. almostdone

Posts: 452; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

I rather not... The same i$hit.

24. garyII

Posts: 160; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

i dont think s5 doesn't look premium...my friend just bought one and when he turn the back for me to look at, i was like oh god and my eyes open wide, looking every details of its back...and the rubbery back was comfortable...so i still gonna choose s5

23. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The Galaxy S5 is a competent phone. But the ads make it appear like some super phone. Use your phone at the beach and if you are not careful, you can get sand in the speaker, in the headphone jack. It's a chore to get that sand out and with the speaker, you may damage it. The HTC One M8 other than the lame bargain bin 4MP camera is a very nice phone. And while HTC is a somewhat incompetent company, one can't help root for the underdog. Samsung has become nothing more than some twisted simulacrum of Apple.

13. greatoneiw

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

all these fuss about design and metal build htc and apple and in the end we all put a case cover on a bad or good design , so my vote goes for features instead of design...

12. esperanza

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

I just remembered we can use GS5 with gloves!?

8. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

"Wow" this is a great way to earn views PA... Like no one knew any of this... Almost everyone who follows PA are tech enthusiasts. Useless article.

10. hurrycanger

Posts: 1777; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

like the article about how to sideload apps on android a few days ago, lol. But who knows, I used to google stuff and was brought here to PA. Back then I didn't have an account here, nor did I even follow this page. You know, some people may just google stuff and end up here. xD

34. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

PA was looking for authors and they probably hired someone who used to work at FBGR.

7. legend1

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

imho out of the 5 features u guys mentioned there are only 2 worth writing about the bigger camera, the removable battery the others ... well not so much

32. SleepingOz unregistered

IP certified is becoming quite a must for flagships, right now and the USB 3.0 is much welcome. The fingerprint scanner is gimmicky and isn't worth mentioning though.

5. marinbuyukliev

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

BULLSH#T

33. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The BS is just dumb and obvious. These sorts of PA articles make me think I am reading FBGR where every "article" is some sort of trollbait.

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