The HTC One M8 was launched not too long ago and we have to say that it is one of the more beautiful Android smartphones we’ve seen to date. The use of metal gives the phone a more premium look and feel to it, something which is pretty refreshing in a market where for the most part, phones are typically made from plastic.
In fact HTC’s CEO, Peter Chou, was reportedly pretty involved in the design process of the HTC One M8, constantly making changes and providing feedback to the team where they reportedly created 30-50 prototypes before landing on the final design. This is something HTC should be proud of and it looks like they have no qualms about rubbing it in the face of their competition, Samsung.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 was announced at MWC 2014 but unlike the HTC One M8, Samsung decided to opt for plastic again. The texture back was a nice touch (literally) as it was a change from the usual glossy plastic backs used by Samsung, but for the most part, the phone is still plastic.
In an interview with Business Insider, HTC’s Jason Mackenzie was quoted as saying, “If you want to buy a product built out of cheap plastic, there’s a solution for you,” when asked about Samsung’s flagship smartphone. He later adds, “[HTC is] a company that invests in our customers and delivers a beautifully designed product that you can feel proud of,” as if to allude that Samsung, or other Android OEMs for that matter, aren’t such a company. “Samsung is a company that’s focused on investing in advertising.”
The rivalry is to be expected and we guess we’ll just have to wait for the sales figures to come in to decide who is the clear winner. If 2013 is anything to go by, Samsung could possibly dominate with the Galaxy S5 like they did with the Galaxy S4, but what do you guys think?
|Key Specs||One (M8)||Galaxy S5|
|Display Diagonal||5" (12.70 cm)||5.1" (12.95 cm)|
|Processor/Soc Name||Snapdragon 801||Snapdragon 801|
|Street Price (Approx)||~ $285|
Search low One (M8) price (Amazon)
|~ $380 (SM-G900H) ~ $380, |
Search low Galaxy S5 price (Amazon)
|Max. Total Storage Capacity||160 GB||160 GB|
|Megapixels||4 Megapixel||16 Megapixel|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||2600 mAh||2800 mAh|
|Complete product data||HTC One (M8) Full specs and details||Samsung Galaxy S5 Full specs and details|