HTC One (M8) vs HTC One (M7) vs Galaxy S4 specs comparison

HTC One (M8) vs HTC One (M7) vs Galaxy S4 specs comparison
There is a huge difference between last year's spring crop, with the HTC One and Galaxy S4 as the most notable representatives, and this year's edition, like the new One (M8). Since they couldn't score Snapdragon 800 in time, the 2013 spring lineup got equipped with Snapdragon 600 processors, which warranted a two-stage processor leap this year, directly to Snapdragon 801.

This is actually the biggest hardware gap with the new HTC One, when compared to its predecessor, as the rest of the specs are pretty similar. All three phones sport 1080p displays and 2 GB of RAM, so the silicon power advantage is entirely on the side of the new HTC One. It also adds a microSD slot for storage expansion - something that its predecessor doesn't have - putting it on equal footing with the Galaxy S4 in that regard, too.

When it comes to the cameras, the new Duo shooter of HTC is certainly something unique in terms of post-shot effects it allows you to do with your pictures. Its main unit, however, is the same 4 MP UltraPixel camera that debuted with the HTC One, while the Galaxy S4 flaunts an excellent 13 MP shooter on its back. In terms of battery capacity, the S4 and the new One are equals, while the older HTC One lags a bit behind, but capacity isn't the whole story. All in all, the new HTC One is a sufficient enough leap over last year's edition, though you might want to hold your horses if you are not sold on the uniqueness of its Duo Camera's options.

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Display

Size

5.0 inches
4.7 inches
5.0 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
S-LCD 3
S-LCD 3

Screen-to-body

71.91 %
65.00 %
66.71 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801

Processor

Quad-core, 1900 MHz, Krait 300
Quad-core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400

GPU

Adreno 320
Adreno 320
Adreno 330

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
2GB DDR2
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

64GB
64GB
32GB

OS

Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2)
Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.3, 4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.1.2), HTC Sense UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.3, 4.4), HTC Sense UI

Battery

Capacity

2600 mAh
2300 mAh
2600 mAh

Charging

 
 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time (3G)

17.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1166 min)
18.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1166 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1166 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

15.4 days (370 hours)
the average is 36 days (863 h)
20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 36 days (863 h)
20.7 days (496 hours)
the average is 36 days (863 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

13.3 days (320 hours)
the average is 25 days (607 h)
 
 

Music playback

62.00 hours
 
 

Video playback

11.00 hours
 
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

13 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
4 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
4 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.14 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 2 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 2 μm

Second camera

 
 
4 MP (Depth information)

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features

EIS
OIS, HDR, Video calling
HDR, Video light, Video sharing

Front

2 MP
2.1 MP
5 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches (136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm)
5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches (137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm)
5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches (146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm)

Weight

4.59 oz (130.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)
5.64 oz (160.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
 
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

 
 
Splash; IP X3

Features

Notification light
 
 

Related phones

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
One
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 2300 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
    HTC Sense UI
Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop

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