Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) compared against rivals

Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) compared against rivals
Two of the most anticipated devices this year, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8), have arrived with a splash. You can now finally officially get them at retailers and all major US carriers, but are they really worth buying and why?

The Galaxy S5 brings novel features such as a fingerprint scanner and heart-rate monitor, but it also adds protection from the elements, a new, dimpled design, as well as a Samsung-made ISOCELL camera. The One (M8), on the other hand, relies on its gorgeous design and improved internals: it comes with even more polished than before aluminum unibody, and a Duo camera arrangement that allows for some creative shots.

As good as these features sound on paper, truth is that the Galaxy S5 and One (M8) don't come in a vacuum. They have to compete for your attention with many other devices. First, one would probably wonder whether it's even worth upgrading to one of these two new heavy-hitters, if you own one of their predecessors. It's also important to see how they compare against existing top devices: phones like the Apple iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and LG G2. To give you a better idea about this all, we meticulously compared the new S5 and One (M8) against their rivals. Take a look below.

Samsung Galaxy S5 against the competition



HTC One (M8): beauty against its rival beasts


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Galaxy S5

PhoneArena Score:

9.1

User Score:

9.3
  • Display 5.1 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow Samsung TouchWiz UI
One (M8)

PhoneArena Score:

8.8

User Score:

9.7
  • 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

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