HTC One (M8) vs Google Nexus 5

HTC is sticking to a stylish aluminum unibody. Like with the previous One, it's obvious that HTC has, once again, focused on crafting as beautiful a device as they possibly could. In contrast, Google's subsidized Nexus 5 was brought into this world with a profoundly different goal set. It's not as fancy-looking as the One M8, and it doesn't need to. Instead, the $350 flagship is hell-bent on squeezing the most out of your buck, all the while providing an unmistakeable high-end experience. Such obvious price disparity (the One (M8) is almost twice as costly) begs the question: does HTC's top shelfer offer enough of an edge as to dissuade buyers from picking the far more affordable Nexus 5?...
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1. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Htc all the way..

2. papss unregistered

This should be a no brainer..

3. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

Im gonna buy g3 one isnt good for me

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I like the HTC, though it's not enough to make me migrate. With that said, good job HTC. For myself, I'll replace my N5 with, N6 which will smoke this M8.

5. papss unregistered

I agree if you have a N5 there isn't a reason to upgrade.. unless you have a phone addiction like myself lol..

6. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

I thought M8 RAM is DDR2?

7. papss unregistered

No it's ddr3

8. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

I am confused, Half articles says ddr2, other half ddr3...

11. papss unregistered

No I'm looking at my box for the m8 and it clearly says ddr3

9. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

ALL top tier flagship cameras > HTC's Ultrapixel

12. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

I agree but I can also say: HTC ONE M8 speakers > ALL top tier flagship speakers HTC ONE M8 design > ALL top tier flagship designs HTC ONE M8 sense skin > ALL top tier flagship skins HTC ONE M8 front facing camera > ALL top tier flagship cameras(except few chinese ones that aren't even available)

13. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

2 are probably true 2 are subjective, extremely subjective

15. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

I agree also, but my point is that the camera that the whole fuss is going around can be balanced by a great design speakers and much more. The fact that the phone has SD slot and no one even mentions it while last year Samsung trolls were having a party over M7 which didnt have SD slot.

14. wildhammer

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 16, 2014

There are many people who doesnt lyk sense ui....

21. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Nothing is true here. Design ? Htc one 2013>htc one 2014 Speakers? Z2 S force> boom sound UI? In par with others in terms of functionality Front facing camera? Why the hell did they put it in front not At the rear part? So in par with others as well.

23. desniper9

Posts: 38; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Front facing camera is wrong. That title is the Oppo n1's

10. wildhammer

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 16, 2014

So far i have seen m8 has the best display

16. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

There is an article by some pro site that says S5 has best display ever on a phone, but I have read ONE M8 display has the most accurate colours of any display yet. So I am guessing both are great displays and depends if you like exaggerated colours like on S5 or natural ones like on M8.

18. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Not really. That's why we provide stuff like Color charts -- even a layman can see that colors are far from the most accurate on any display. :)

17. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Nothing attracts me about this m8 over s5 and z2

19. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Its worth noting that while M8 is better looking, N5 is more durable and better to hold as M8 is quite smooth, durability and better grip is just as if not more important than looks to some individuals.

20. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

We live in the era of the smart phones and stupid people. some years ago when there was no smarthones with 20 mp cameras, i really enjoyed looking at pictures in some social media, now for example FB all these 20mp pictures from phones looks like sh*t, does not metter hom much pixels u got there its all about how big is sensor and how good is lenses. I prefer for pictures my full frame canon. So u guys are disscussing here is picture from M8 big sh*t or nexus 5 is bigger, because all of them looks like sh*it.

22. bokimaricu

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

Both 5 inchers, but look at that size difference.. Ridiculously huge device for a 5 incher this One is. And of course it's better than N5 because it's (more than) double the price of an N5. By the way i think as far as manufacturer UI's go, this one is the best and cleanest so far, so kudos for that.
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