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HTC One (M8) vs LG G2


HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
HTC One (M8) vs LG G2
Call Quality

Pumping out strong volume tones through its earpiece and speakerphone, the call quality is undoubtedly superior with the HTC One. Not only are voices ample in tone through it, but they’re clear, distinctive, and noise-free. As for the LG G2, our biggest complaint is that the microphone tends to make our voice choppy on the other end of the line.


Never the one to back down in a fight, the LG G2 amazed us over the most recent holiday season because of its extensive battery life. For a smartphone bearing a monstrous sized 5.2-inch display and a 3000 mAh battery, we were undeniably impressed by the 6 hours, 48 minutes of battery life it produced with our battery benchmark test. Well, it gets better with the HTC One (M8)! Even though it’s packing a smaller capacity 2600 mAh battery, it still manages to exceed our expectation by blazing through 7 hours, 12 minutes in our benchmark test. The superior battery life, of course, can be attributed to the battery optimizations of the phone and its newer Snapdragon 801 chipset.

Battery life

We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage. All devices that go through the test have their displays set at 200-nit brightness.

Higher is better
HTC One (M8)
7h 12 min (Good)
6h 48 min (Average)
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Two flagship Android smartphones, two fantastic performances amongst them in several key areas. There’s just no going around the obvious here people, they have nearly all the elements we want to find in a smartphone that would cement their statuses as being flagship things. Making a logical decision in what to choose is tough no doubt, especially when each device has their unique characteristics to pull in certain consumers.

Consequently, pricing is a driving factor that can fine tune a decision for some. Taking into account that it’s been out for a longer period of time, the LG G2 naturally benefits from having a lower price point than the HTC One (M8). Depending on where you shop, you can even snag it for as low as free with a 2-year contract – or $465 outright if you prefer not being stuck with an agreement. Meanwhile, the HTC One M8 is priced at $200 on-contract, or $650 outright through several carriers. Savings is something you’ll get more sticking with the LG G2.

Overall, the decision will mainly hinge on what you like – and pricing too if that matters to you. Pick up the LG G2 if you want an inexpensive smartphone that can still hold its own ground by offering us a ton of software features, and being the superior phone when it comes to snapping photos and videos. However, if you want a phone that can stand out from the crowd for its beautiful design, produce some cool post photo effects, boasts a long lasting battery life, and has an excellent call quality performance, then the HTC One M8 is going to be the device for you.


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posted on 03 Apr 2014, 06:42 2

1. papss (unregistered)

I loved the G2 when I had it but the build quality was lacking.. it creeked when you put any sort of pressure on it.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 07:40

7. refillable (Posts: 1070; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)

what do you mean by 'creeked'?

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 08:36 1

8. papss (unregistered)

It squeeked like crazy and I didn't have a case on it so it was super annoying.. other than that it was a great phone.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 09:33

9. refillable (Posts: 1070; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)

Really? I haven't heard about this, it's surely terrible. But, still better design than Samsung!

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 10:00

11. papss (unregistered)

With that being said I'm a LG fan regardless.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 06:57 4

2. antonioli (Posts: 200; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)

Conclusion: HTC One 2104 competes with G2 directly.

Imagine when the G3 arrives.......

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 07:35

5. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)

yeah with sd card support and more performance than g2.. it will be the king

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 07:00 3

3. datphoneguy (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)

Overall two very nice phones, each with its pros and cons but overall I don't think you can go wrong with either.

Although I'm a proud new owner of the M8, I admire how LG was able to create such a large screen in such a compact package.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 07:23 1

4. Lifengineer (Posts: 44; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)

I own the G2 and still wanting the M8!
But honestly I can't find enough reasons to do so!
All there is, is sound and maybe feel in hand!
All the remaining, screen size, overall size, screen/size ratio, battery, software features, camera quality, etc...
However, still torn out, I still miss Sense and would really like to go back! But paying additional 300$ (selling g2 used and buying a new M8) is not an option at this time!

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 07:37 1

6. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)

g2 of course in my country g2 500$ cheaper than m8 :D g2=700$ m8=1250$

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 09:57 1

10. flipjzn (Posts: 257; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)

I wouldnt't trade my g2 for this m8!

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 10:02

12. papss (unregistered)

I like and have had both but prefer the m8..
I do hate the power button on the m8 though.. it's flush and doesn't do well until pushed hard..

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 12:01 1

13. Zack_2014 (Posts: 515; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

G2 all the way!

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 05:33

14. spookgast (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)

I'm all unstable about these two as a longterm user of a phone. The privious one was Samsung GS2, but in a sudden that decided to get retired. Now, in front of me stands a big decision (for me, of course). After a longlasting search and reading a ton of reviews, finally I'll grap one of these guys. I'm impressed by the camera and the interface features of the G2, but by the call clarity, BoomsSound and the ability to display lyrics of the M8.

I've not personally tired none of two...

Which of the features above gets ahead of the rest? Is the call clarity of G2 much worse than M8? or the camera quality of M8 than G2?

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