HTC One (M8) vs LG G2 vs iPhone 5s: specs comparison

HTC One (M8) vs LG G2 vs iPhone 5s: specs comparison
In case you somehow missed the news flood, the long-awaited HTC One 2014 just got official. 

A rite of passage ritual is, then, in order. Instead of lighting incense, however, we usually like to celebrate new flagship announcements by ruthlessly pitting companies' new star pupils against the toughest out there. The subsequent smoke clears out in a day or two, by which time we usually have a fairly good idea of the device's odds of survival.

With the first round over, it's time to look at exactly what the new One has to offer when compared with relatively older models on the market. That's important, as a sizable portion of the consumer base will need to be lured over to HTC's camp, and for that to happen, it needs to offer something truly compelling. If you ask HTC's PR, the Duo Camera on the One 2014 is just that ace up its sleeve, but it would be presumptuous to call it at just that. Sure, the LG G2, for example, is the less impressive powerhouse of the two, but it's also cheaper, and the iPhone 5s, as always, still offers plenty of reasons to pick it up. Apple's compact phone is considerably more expensive than LG's aging flagship these days, but it still puts that excellent build to the table, and it's often one of very few choices on the market for those looking for a truly pocket-friendly device.

So, put side-by-side, how do these three stack against each other? The answer awaits right below.

HTC One (M8) vs LG G2 vs Apple iPhone 5s

Display

Display size

5.0 inches
5.2 inches
4.0 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
640 x 1136 pixels

Pixel density

441 ppi
423 ppi
326 ppi

Technology

S-LCD 3
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

66.71 %
76.28 %
60.82 %

Peak brightness

 
450 cd/m2 (nit)
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

4 megapixels
13 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 2 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm

Second camera

4 megapixels
 
 

Hardware Features

Depth information
 
 

Video recording

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

Recording format

MPEG4
 
 

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video light, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization
Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization

Front

5 megapixels
2.1 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1280x720 (HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches (146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm)
5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 inches (138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm)
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)

Weight

5.64 oz (160 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
3.95 oz (112 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
 
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

Splash; IP X3
 
 

Biometrics

 
 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Apple A7

Processor

Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400
Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit, 28 nm

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 330
PowerVR G6430

RAM

2 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR3
1 GB LPDDR3

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.3, 4.4), HTC Sense UI
Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2, 4.2.2)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)

Battery

Capacity

2600 mAh
3000 mAh
1570 mAh

Charging

Yes
 
 

Talk time

 
34.30 hours
the average is 20 h (1205 min)
 

Stand-by time

 
34.2 days (821 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)

Talk time (3G)

20.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
21.30 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
10.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

20.7 days (496 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
34.4 days (826 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
 

Music playback

 
 
40.00 hours

Video playback

 
 
10.00 hours

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1 Comment

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

LG G2 FTW!

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