5 HTC One (M8) features nowhere to be found in the Samsung Galaxy S5

5 HTC One (M8) features nowhere to be found in the Samsung Galaxy S5
Yesterday, HTC announced its new, heavy-hitting Android smartphone - the One (M8). Today, we're wondering exactly what it is that will let HTC differentiate its product from the dangerous competition that's lurking in the shadows, namely the Samsung Galaxy S5.

Right off the bat, we were able to think of five cool HTC One (M8) features that will be nowhere to be found in the Galaxy S5, once it hits store shelves on April 11. Of course, there might be more, but we've tried to point out the major advantages which we think are going to tip the scales in favor of the One (M8) in some quite important areas. Sure, HTC may not be offering an endless feature list (that's what Samsung is good at), but it's actually delivering quite strongly on some fundamental fronts, such as design and display.

Yes, the Galaxy S5 has its own aces, but this post is all about the neat HTC One (M8) features that the GS5 is going to lack. But let us not spoil the surprise any further - go ahead and check out those features in the gallery below!


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One (M8)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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67 Comments

1. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

It's not major Samsung will survive..

7. eq5555

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

1. for kids 2. for metal fapers etc 3. s5 have cinema mode 4. wut? 5. S5 have this unintended function haters gona hate

11. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

The last one :DDDD

12. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Metal fapers? What does that even mean?

60. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

People who, um, "fap" (Google fap slang) on the picture of the metal phone. Grin

67. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

You made my day

15. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

This is really strange. Who says screen is "accurate" if it corresponds to sRGB space? The authors need to ask themselves "What colour space our eyes see" ? Your eyes can see colours about 3x more than what you see in the sRGB space. Does that mean colours your eye see is un-natural? Fact is that there are much more colours possible than what can be produced by IPS/LCD. LCD can only produce a fraction of colours in visible spectrum. 24-bit colour isn't everything. Having a wider gamut doesn't mean inaccurate colours. Whoever tells you that wider gamut is bad should be put infront of a gattling gun. If we continue to act like this, we may as well go back to black-white screen.

68. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

you know, the gs5 can do that

31. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

So basically the only thing that actually matters that the HTC One has better than the S5 is the speakers. The bottom bezel makes the "premium design" a failure. And the camera is awful. That's why I'm going from HTC One 2013 to GS5.

42. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'm surprised the tap to unlock feature didn't make it in the list. That's certainly a more objective fact than build-quality or UI polish, and it looks like it's actually a pretty useful feature.

46. phoner

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 01, 2013

yeah!!! exactly samsung will only survive as samsung can check heartbeat rate??

2. youlookfoolish

Posts: 193; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

This is better than the previous editorial about alternatives to the M8.

54. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

This "positives" in this article are all fake / LOL NO ONE IS VALID. No one,

57. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1246; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

How? All these apply to last year's model except for the double camera.

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

And 1 S5 sales feature that is nowhere to be found in the One.

21. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

5 S5 features nowhere to be found on the HTC One 1. Great camera 2. Download Booster 3. USB 3.0 4. Sales 5. IP67

29. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

And Heart Rate Sensor...

56. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

No one cares (notmal person) about the finger-print scanner or the Heart Rate Sensor. S5 have much more than 5 features that kill HTC One This "positives" of HTC ONE in this article are all fake / LOL NO ONE IS VALID. No one,

30. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

hahaha

32. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

Didn’t the original one have usb 3.0?

41. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Note 3 was the first to have it

39. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

6. Fingerprint Scanner 7. DDR3 RAM & higher clocked CPU 8. Bigger and removable battery 9. 4k Recording. 10. $575 freebies:http://www.phonearena.com/news/Buy-the-Samsung-Galaxy-S5-and-get-575-in-freebies-from-Samsung-Galaxy-Gifts_id53397

47. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

I don't get the 4k video recording as being a plus, when 9/10 ppl prob don't have a 4k tv to play that 4k video on, and since the GS5 screen is not 4k, then when you play back that 4k video, your still only gonna see it in 1080p. I might be missing something but it doesn't seem like a very useful feature if you can't watch the video in 4k, and seems more like simply marketing fluff.

58. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

You don't necessarily need a 4k display to capture the beauty of 4k recording. For e.g. if you watch a 1080p youtube video on a lower resolution display it would still show more detail. This entire review is recorded in 4k:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dlXIzOzLss It looks absolutely stunning even on my

59. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

... less than 200ppi laptop display.

48. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

the new one does have ddr3

52. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

since when are sales features?

63. garyII

Posts: 160; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

and power saving also...

33. Carlitos

Posts: 673; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

And if I'm not mistaken the s5 also has the near focus and far focus feature. As well as the fastest autofocus on any smartphone in the planet. I feel like this article really was meant to bash on Samsung.

4. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

The M8 is the beast android this year. Ordered yesterday for me and wifey. Waiting for the impending arrival!

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