We may have only reached the first half of the new year, but there has already been a surge of new mobile devices and smartphones that have kicked off the year with a bang. While we have already been treated to a host of devices such as the new Lenovo Vibe Z or the Samsung-made Galaxy S5, more such smartphones are still waiting to be revealed down the line.
However, as far as the present day situation is concerned, fans have already been treated to two new devices recently - the LG G2 (4G variant) and the massively rumored HTC One (M8).
Taking both the devices side-by-side, while keeping others out of the equation for the time being, while LG's G2 is currently the company's high-end flagship smartphone, a new competitor entered the market to join the race to the top.
HTC officially took the wraps off the highly anticipated HTC One (M8) on Tuesday, a device that has been developed to go head-to-head with all other flagships in the same. But what happens when we take both the offered specifications together and put them against each other? Let's take a closer look at a comparison between both the devices.
There's not much really to choose from in this respect since, as expected, both the devices run via the Google-made Android platform. However, while the HTC One (M8) offers Android 4.4.2 KitKat straight out of the box, the LG G2 4G comes with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean - although the device can be later upgraded to Android KitKat.
Display and Dimensions
The HTC One (M8) sports a 5-inch Super LCD3 capacitive touch screen, while rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm, with the device also weighing in at 160 grams.
The LG G2 4G, comparatively, comes with a slightly more 5.2-inch True HD-IPS + LCD display having a similar resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The unit's overall dimensions measure up to 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm, with the device also being comparatively lighter, weighing in at 143 grams.
The LG G2 4G, in terms of camera, offers a 13-megapixel primary camera with autofocus and LED flash with pixel resolution of 4160 x 3120. There's also a secondary 2.1-megapixel camera at the front.
The HTC One (M8), on the other hand, sports a new age dual 4-megapixel UltraPixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 2688 х 1520 pixels, with autofocus and dual LED flash. The device also has a secondary 5-megapixel camera on board with HDR that's more than enough for conducting video chats.
As far as the power that's generated in-device, both the devices, for new age device, offer decent hardware specifications that are capable of flawlessly powering the devices.
While the HTC One (M8) is equipped with a 2.3 GHz quad core Krait 400 processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset, its LG counterpart powers up the G2 4G via a slightly lesser 2.26 GHz quad core Krait 400 processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset.
Storage and RAM
The HTC-made One (M8) offers 2GB of RAM while offering the device in 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory variants. Moreover, there's also the option to expand the device's memory up to 128 GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory has been provided.
The LG G2 4G, in this respect, also offers 2 GB of RAM, similarly arriving in a 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory variants. However, unlike the HTC-made One (M8), there's no option to expand the device's memory as an external microSD slot for additional memory has not been provided.
While the HTC One (M8) comes sporting a somewhat decent yet non-removable 2600 mAh battery, the LG-made G2 4G juices up the device via a stronger 3000 mAh battery. So LG defintely has the upper hand in this respect.
While the HTC One (M8) is currently still expecting an official market price in India, the device has been priced at $649 off-contract (16GB), which translates to roughly Rs. 39,250.
The LG G2 4G, on the other hand, has been made available at Rs. 46,000 for the 16GB variant and Rs. 49,000 for the 32GB variant.
Both the devices are new additions to the market, and expectations are massive that both these units will experience some good business in the domestic market. However, if we are to derive a conclusion with both the handsets placed side by side, its seems like the new HTC smartphone might just pip this one, riding on back of the kind of popularity the first HTC One experienced.
While it's also needless to say that the LG made phone will do some business in the country, but it remains to be seen as to how many of those users actually opt for a LG-made device. Moreover, while we are still waiting for a potent price tag for the HTC device, if going by the price translations, the device could become a primary choice among users.