Mobile World Congress is so close, but we want compare between two best smart phones in 2014, HTC M8 and Galaxy S5
HTC M8 vs Galaxy S5: UK price and availabilityWe expect Samsung to launch a couple of versions of the Galaxy S5: one plastic and one metal in finish, one with LTE and one without 4G connectivity. And the smart money is on these phones ranging from around £550 to £650.
and about the HTC M8, It to be announced at the end of March, and the launch shortly after. We expect an initial UK price of around £500. This may drop shortly after launch
HTC M8 vs Galaxy S5: Processor and performance
The Galaxy S5 and the HTC M8 will both be stable, and fast. Certainly fast enough to handle multiple processes at the same time
From the Galaxy S5 expect either an Exynos 6 or Snapdragon 805 processor, depending on territory and whether your Galaxy S5 is an LTE handset. Also expect a whopping 3GB RAM.
The smartest money is on the HTC M8 boasting a quad-core Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 800 Krait 400 chip running at 2.3GHz. This will be paired with an Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB RAM.
They are pretty evenly matched then. Here's the important point: both phones will be just as quick as they need to be, and a bit faster too,
Nonetheless, that additional RAM will help the Samsung out, and the chips are likely to be very similar. So if we had to choose on performance alone, at this stage we'd opt for the Galaxy S5.
Both the HTC M8 and the Galaxy S5 will come with Android 4.4 KitKat.
The Galaxy S5 will come with Samsung's take on Android 4.4 KitKat. This is Google's most mature and easy-to-use mobile OS, albeit overlaid with Samsung's TouchWiz interface.
From the new HTC One expect Android overlaid with HTC's 'Sense' UI.
Both phones will offer a stable and easy-to-use interface, with multiple places from which to purchase music and other media. The choice will be a subjective and personal one
HTC M8 vs Galaxy S5: Display
According to the most credible rumours, the Galaxy S5 will sport a 5.25in AMOLED display with a resultion of 2560 × 1440. That's a staggering 559ppi. And typically AMOLED displays on Samsung phones are more rich and colourful than other rivals.
We expect the HTC M8, a 5in super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colours. With a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels that's equal to a massive 441 ppi pixel density. This multitouch display will be constructed with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Typically HTC displays are less colourful than are Samsung displays, and that pixel density isn't even close. So that is categorically a win for Samsung, a marginally bigger and brighter, and a sharper, screen.(there is a very good chance you won't be able to tell the difference between 441- and 559ppi)
HTC M8 vs Galaxy S5: Design and build
The S5 isn't a small handset. And Samsung's Galaxy phones tend to be bigger than those of their rivals anyway,
We expect the HTC M8 to follow its predecessor's unibody aluminium design, a design that gained almost universal praise. The early indications are that the new HTC One will closely resemble the original, with the same slick metallic design and rounded corners.
Going on the evidence of the leaked information and all previous Samsung Galaxy phones, the Galaxy S5 will be as robust as will be the 2014 HTC One.Typically most people instinctively prefer HTC's aluminium over Samsung's plastic, however.
HTC M8 vs Galaxy S5: Storage
We expect the Galaxy S5 to offers 32GB and 64GB models, with an SD Card slot capable of offering a further 64GB of storage. What we don't know yet is how much storage is available to users on a new Galaxy S5.
Or, indeed for the new HTC One. the 2014 HTC One 2 also comes with 32 or 64GB of built in storage, and with a microSD slot for a further up to 64GB.
That's the very definition of evenly matched!
HTC M8 vs Galaxy S5: Connectivity
The Galaxy S5 will likely offer GSM, 3G and 4G. Expect HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL. It will also offer 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. You'll get NFC, Infrared and a microUSB v2.0 port.
Flip over to the new HTC One 2 (2014) and you'll also get GSM, 3G and 4G LTE. we also expect 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, NFC and an Infrared port and microUSB v2.0.
That's two well-connected and pretty well-matched handsets.
HTC M8 vs Galaxy S5: Cameras
We obviously haven't yet tested either camera, and you should be careful about basing a purchasing decision on specs alone. For what it is worth, from the Galaxy S5 we expect a primary camera with a 16Mp sensor, autofocus and LED flash. Up front there is likely to be a 3.2Mp camera,You'll be able to capture video at 1080p and 60 frames per second. Suggested camera features include simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image-stabilization, and HDR.
The new 2014 HTC One ,we expect dual 5Mp cameras with autofocus and dual-LED flash, and a 2Mp front-facing camera. HTC will describe these cameras has having 2 'ultra pixel' sensors, allowing for simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, face- and smile detection. You'll be able to capture 1080p video at 30fps.
It is likely that both phones' cameras will perform well. Without testing it is impossible to draw a clear conclusion.