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.

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

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Display

Size

4.0 inches
5.2 inches
5.0 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
S-LCD 3

Screen-to-body

60.82 %
76.28 %
66.71 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
450 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

Apple A7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801

Processor

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

GPU

PowerVR G6430
Adreno 330
Adreno 330

RAM

1GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

64GB, not expandable
32GB
32GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

1570 mAh
3000 mAh
2600 mAh

Charging

 
 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time

 
34.30 hours
the average is 17 h (1016 min)
 

Stand-by time

10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 22 days (539 h)
34.2 days (821 hours)
the average is 22 days (539 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

10.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1232 min)
21.30 hours
the average is 21 h (1232 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1232 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
34.4 days (826 hours)
the average is 29 days (695 h)
20.7 days (496 hours)
the average is 29 days (695 h)

Music playback

40.00 hours
 
 

Video playback

10.00 hours
 
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

8 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
13 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
4 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 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), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS
OIS
HDR, Video light, Video sharing

Front

1.2 MP
2.1 MP
5 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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

Weight

3.95 oz (112.0 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: Aluminum
 
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

 
 
Splash; IP X3

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
 
 

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
G2
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0 inches
    1136 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A7
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1570 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x

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