HTC took wraps off its latest smartphone and current flagship the HTC One M8. Check out our detailed hands on and first impression of 2014 HTC One M8 here. With the design language evolving from the previous iteration and couple of useful software and hardware additions, HTC has touched a sweet spot in the flagship battle. However, Sony and Samsung have got a lead in the battle due to early entry of their flagship devices namely Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2 respectively. What follows is the specifications review of the new HTC One and how it fares against the two heavyweights from Samsung and Sony.
HTC One M8 Technical Specifications :
- 2.3 Ghz Quad Core Krait CPU : Snapdragon 801 Chipset
- 5″ Super LCD 3 display ; 1080p resolution – 440 ppi ; Gorilla Glass 3 Protection
- 2 GB of RAM
- Dual Camera Setup – 4 MP Ultrapixel Camera with Dual LED flash ; 5 MP wide angle front camera with HDR and 1080p Recording
- Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 – Dual Band, NFC
- 2600 mAh Battery with Extreme Power Saving Mode
- Metal Unibody Design; HTC Boomsound Front facing speakers.
HTC One M8 VS Samsung Galaxy S5 VS Sony Xperia Z2
With rock solid specifications on paper and the gorgeous looks, HTC One M8 is a top performer. Let’s have a comparative analysis of the Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2:
|HTC One (M8)||Samsung Galaxy S5||Sony Xperia Z2|
|Display||5.0″ Super LCD3||5.1″ Super AMOLED||5.2″ IPS LCD|
|Resolution||1080p Full HD||1080p Full HD||1080p Full HD|
|OS||Android 4.4.2 KitKat||Android 4.4.2 KitKat||Android 4.4.2 KitKat|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 801 chipset||Snapdragon 801 chipset||Snapdragon 801 chipset|
|Processor||Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400||Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400||Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400|
|Graphics||Adreno 330||Adreno 330||Adreno 330|
|Storage||16GB/32GB + MicroSD Support||16/32GB + MicroSD Support||16GB + MicroSD Support|
|Primary camera||Dual 4 MP dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama||16 MP, LED flash, panorama, HDR; 2160p video recording at 30fps||20.7 MP, LED flash,2160p@30fps, HDR, video stabilization|
|Front camera||5 MP||2.1 MP||2.2MP|
|Battery||Li-Po 2600 mAh||Li-Ion 2800 mAh||Li-Ion 3200 mAh|
|Unique features||Dual cameras, Aluminum Unibody, Boomsound Speakers||Fingerprint Sensor, Heart Rate Monitor, Water and Dust Resistance||IP58 certified – dust proof and water resistant|
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Yellow cells denote Neutral Fields among the three devices. Green ones indicate an upper hand and Red indicate a negative attribute. (HTC One M8 review will tell us the real performance of the Ultrapixel Camera, but by flagship standards, 4MP resolution is a no go).
With every flagship offering something unique, be it Galaxy S5’s fingerprint sensor and Heart Monitor to Xperia Z2’s 20MP camera with advanced optics, the question is, will HTC be able to sweep the market away with its newest flagship ? What device do you prefer among the three and Why? Let us know in the comments.