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HTC One (M8) vs LG G2

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Interface and Functionality


Being Android smartphones, they deliver the same foundational features that have become a staple of the platform – like their tight integration with Google’s services, diversified personalization options, and a healthy ecosystem of apps. However, seeing that the two flaunt customized Android experiences, they can cater to different individual tastes. Therefore, it’s a matter of choosing between the Sense 6.0 UI of the HTC One M8, or LG’s customized skin (formerly the Optimus UI).

Proving itself time after time, HTC has a meticulous itch when it comes to design. Of course, we see it manifest in the actual design of the phone, but it also extends well into its Sense 6.0 UI as well. Sporting the cleaner, more modern looking interface, Sense 6.0 has a breathtaking look to it. Both simple and colorful, it’s never too overpowering! As for LG’s customized interface, it just can’t compare with its cartoonish looks. Indeed, we’re given control of every aspect of the LG G2’s interface, like the arrangement of the on-screen Android buttons, but the overall presentation value is outdated.

UI of the HTC One (M8) - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
UI of the HTC One (M8) - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
UI of the HTC One (M8) - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
UI of the HTC One (M8) - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
UI of the HTC One (M8) - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
UI of the HTC One (M8) - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
UI of the HTC One (M8) - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
UI of the HTC One (M8) - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2

Interface of the LG G2 - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
Interface of the LG G2 - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
Interface of the LG G2 - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
Interface of the LG G2 - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2

Lacking in the area of visual design with its interface, the LG G2 goes above and beyond the HTC One M8 in the features department – there are just a ton of them throughout the experience. From its knock-on feature, to its true multi-tasking implementation, there’s an excessive amount of functions and features that some people might find either practical or redundant. Conversely, Sense 6.0’s features are relatively kept to a select few that we appreciate – like its various Motion Launch gestures and HTC BlinkFeed.

Like we’ve mentioned already people, the software experience is going to be a matter of personal preference. The two have their strengths and weakness, but there’s one thing to bear in mind when finalizing a decision. For those who prefer a diversified portfolio of features, stick with the LG G2’s customized Android experience. However, if you take pride on visual presentation and simplicity, side with the HTC One M8.

Processor and Memory


Don’t think for a moment that a newer phone is automatically going to deliver a better overall performance, which is evident here with these two. Certainly it’s going to be more prized nowadays, seeing that the HTC One (M8) is powered by a newer quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC with 2GB, but we can’t count out the LG G2’s equally snappy quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with 2GB of RAM. Frankly, running the same set of operations, the two smartphones exhibit the same lovable responses.

In this day and age, the LG G2’s internal storage capacity of 32GB is the minimum we’d want to find on any smartphone – whereas, the HTC One's 16GB tally is just downright a tease. Nevertheless, we really appreciate that HTC’s prodigy is packing along a microSD card for better flexibility.


Internet and Connectivity


When their performances rival one another so very closely, it’s not all that surprising to see that they also produce rich results when it comes to surfing the web. In fact, they have all the quality elements that make the experience so enjoyable – such as their speedy 4G LTE speeds for fast page loads, and their butter smooth operations with kinetic scrolling and pinch zooming. Even though the LG G2 has a slight size advantage with its screen, it’s nothing profound to make it the preferred handset.

Surfing the web with HTC One (M8) - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
Surfing the web with HTC One (M8) - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
Surfing the web with HTC One (M8) - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
Surfing the web with HTC One (M8) - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2

Browser of the LG G2 - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
Browser of the LG G2 - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
Browser of the LG G2 - HTC One (M8) vs LG G2

Expected to sell widely throughout the world, it’s no surprise that they’re produced in GSM and CDMA flavors – with 4G LTE in tow as well. Beyond that, they also include the same set of connectivity features as well. They include aGPS with GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band 801.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, NFC, IR blasters, and video-out functionality with the aid of optional adapters.

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