Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE vs HTC M8 vs Sony Xperia Z2 specs comparison

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE vs HTC M8 vs Sony Xperia Z2 specs comparison
There's nothing like a triple threat match between today's smartphone heavyweights. In one corner, we have the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A. This South Korean pretender has an impossibly dense display, thick hardware muscle, and represents an established legacy of champions. Is this enough to announce it as a winner, though? 

Think hard, because you won't be a fool to bet on the HTC One (M8) - a mighty fighter from Taiwan that comes clad in a metallic armor and carries two cameras that deliver photographic punches in style. Third, coming all the way from Japan, we have the Sony Xperia Z2 - a fiery warrior known for heated battles. While its fists are capable of devastating fury, this happens to be the Z2's weak spot - sometimes the heat gets too intense, and that's when its opponents choose to deliver their lethal blows. 

So, which one do you choose?

Display

Size

5.0 inches
5.2 inches
5.1 inches

Technology

S-LCD 3
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

66.71 %
69.17 %
69.76 %

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084

Processor

Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 450, 64-bit, 28 nm

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Adreno 420

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32GB
16GB
32GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.3, 4.4), HTC Sense UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2)
Android (4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

2600 mAh
3200 mAh
2800 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
 
 

Talk time

 
15.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)
 

Stand-by time

 
28.8 days (690 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

20.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
19.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

20.7 days (496 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
30.8 days (740 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 

Music playback

 
120.00 hours
 

Video playback

 
10.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

4 MP (Autofocus)
20.7 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
16 MP (BSI sensor, PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 2 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/2.6"

Second camera

4 MP (Depth information)
 
 

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)

Recording format

 
MPEG4, 3GPP
MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV

Features

HDR, Video light, Video sharing
HDR
HDR, EIS

Front

5 MP
2.2 MP
2.1 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
 

Design

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches (146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm)
5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm)
5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)

Weight

5.64 oz (160.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (182 g)
5.75 oz (163.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (182 g)
5.11 oz (145.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (182 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Splash; IPX3
Water, Dust; IP58
Water, Dust; IP67

Biometrics

 
 
Fingerprint (swipe)

Features

 
 
Touch sensitive control keys

Related phones

Galaxy S5 LTE-A
  • Display 5.1 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.2 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
Xperia Z2
  • Display 5.2 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera) 2.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 3GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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