HTC One (M8) vs Samsung Galaxy S4

There’s no arguing who won the flagship war last year in the Android space. HTC was actually first out of the gate to release its premier smartphone, which was soon trumped by the obnoxiously feature-rich Galaxy S4. However, now that the new HTC One is here in all of its glory, some of you folks are probably curious to determine exactly how the new HTC One can overpower Sammy’s Galaxy S4...
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1. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

waste of an article, your justification for comparing it to the s4 is dumb, sorry.

3. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

i just read this back and realised how rude it sounds, my bad. the time between releases of the phones is surely what you should use though.

10. Dthawk

Posts: 42; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Don't you dare be sorry. If anything, I think you were being far too kind!

16. gaines

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 16, 2009

It wasn't a waste for someone, like myself, who is considering an upgrade to the HTC One M8 and currently owns the Samsung Galaxy S4. The real waste was in you taking the time to leave such a negative comment that's of absolutely no value to anyone. Why did you even read this article if you weren't interested in the comparison?!

2. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Got the review unit already?

4. ady_lad

Posts: 83; Member since: Jul 17, 2013

Did Samsung pay for this review? Biased to hell, why would you compare htc one m8 with the galaxy s4 first of all. Besides that, overall htc one m7 is a better phone than s4.

6. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Not really no. The M8 is a Big fail.

15. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

your existence is a Big fail

8. numan

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

IMO, I think it's a good practice to make this kind of reviews and it's just because for people who owns a SG S4 that wants to know if it's really worth it to pay for a brand new device that will not make that huge difference compared to what they currently have. I really wanted to change my S4 and I was expecting more from HTC, I'm not saying the M8 is a fail, but certainly it is not a marvel, I'm just saying that I wanted something impressive. I think I'll save some bucks and wait until next year.

9. g2a5b0e unregistered

I always thought these types of comparisons that PA does are pretty dumb, but I never thought of it that way. Thanks for the perspective. +1

5. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol the dimensions of the S4 sound SO much more appealing than these 2014 giants that it's not funny. Let's hope LG doesn't drop the ball. They are our last chance because I am pretty sure Motorola is going to drop it hard again by putting in a weak processor and removing some cores.

11. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

HTC M8 essentially has a 4.7 inch screen thanks to the on screen buttons. The screen looks way bigger on the GS4 in the display comparison.

12. gman4mf

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Good review ! Thnx for the very useful comparison. If money would be no issue i would go for the M8 without a doubt.

13. MobileGuru

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 18, 2014

THAT battery life! Even better than G2?!

14. Architect3

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

I know its one year apart so HTC is guarenteed to have better specs overall. However, for people saying s4 is better or deciding between the two, please see my side. I'm going to get htc one m8 this weekend after using s4 for half a year because of couple reasons. Just to be clear, I don't hate everything about the s4, just certain aspects that has convinced me HTC is better. Looking at reviews, htc sense is overall clean and responsive. After couple weeks, I noticed s4 being sluggy when exiting applications and just using the phone in general. Battery life on the s4 is unexpected as turning on most of the features it provides drains it quickly. I don't need that many features so htc wins me over again. And just to throw it in here, the build quality is no competition.

17. DerpyHerbies

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

Next on their list, PS4 VS. Atari 2600.

18. Plaigh

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 12, 2014

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