These are, no doubt exciting times, as far as the advent of technology in present day is concerned. And while technology, off late, has become such an ambiguous term with new avenues opening up for the same, it seems like most of the innovations are arriving from the smartphone department with more and more devices slowly but surely appearing for users to invest upon - and two such smart devices are the newly unveiled Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8).
Taking the Samsung-made Galaxy S5 into consideration, all the die hard Samsung fans are already aware of the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is set to go on sale across the globe on April 11. And now with the device currently in bound, carriers and retailers all over the world are going ahead with the necessary preparations for its arrival.
The HTC One (M8), on the other hand, was recently unveiled when HTC took the wraps off the highly anticipated device on Tuesday. Needless to say, the smartphone has been developed to go head-to-head with all other flagships in the same specification category. And a lot is riding on this device to bring back the company's once lost glory in the market.
But what happens when we take both the offered specifications together and pit them against each other? Let's take a closer look at a comparison between both the devices.
There's not much to choose from in this respect since, as expected, both the devices run on the Google-made Android platform. Both the HTC One (M8) and the Samsung Galaxy S5 offer Android 4.4.2 KitKat straight out of the box.
Display and Dimensions
The Samsung Galaxy S5 sports a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, while rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm, and weighs in at 145 grams. The HTC-made One (M8), comparatively, comes with 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 Samsung Galaxy S5 , in terms of camera, offers a 16-megapixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 5312 x 2988 pixels, with autofocus and LED flash. The device also has a secondary 2-megapixel camera on board that's more than enough for conducting video chats.
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 in-device powers are concerned, both the devices, as expected with most new age smartphones, have dedicated hardware specifications to offer hardware that are capable of powering the devices.
While the Samsung Galaxy S5 is equipped with a Octa Core Processor Adonis Prime2 (Quad 1.9GHz + Quad 1.3GHz) + XMM6360, its HTC counterpart powers up the One (M8) via a 2.3 GHz quad core Krait 400 processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset.
Storage and RAM
The Samsung-made Galaxy S5 offers 2GB of RAM for users while offering the device in 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory variants. Moreover, there's the option to expand the device's memory up to a massive 128 GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory has been provided.
The HTC-made One (M8) offers, on the other hand, offers the same 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.
While the Samsung-made Galaxy S5 juices up the KitKat-powered device via a 2800 mAh battery, the HTC One (M8) comes sporting a somewhat decent yet non-removable slightly lesser 2600 mAh battery.
While the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be available in India at a price of around Rs 51,000 to Rs 53,000 depending on the different variants, the HTC One (M8) is currently still expecting an official market price in India. However, the device has been priced at $649 off-contract (16GB), which translates to roughly Rs. 39,250.
As we expect, the Samsung Galaxy S5, although being a great hardware with a number of revolutionary features and specifications, may face the single greatest hurdle in its way to achieve popularity among Indian fans with the new smartphone - it's massive price tag.
And although some may argue that the price tag is justified, going by the specs and all, but still the 50k price tag will be a hard ordeal to deal with by the fans. However, the HTC One (M8), more or less, offers more or less the same kinds of specifications. And if the company is willing to reduce that anticipated price tag for the HTC-made device, the Galaxy S5 could easily face market threats in the coming days.