The HTC One (M8) has emerged as a real rival for the likes of Samsung and Apple following the launch of the HTC One last year.

Now, the company has taken this device to greater heights after coming out with the HTC One (M8). However, it will be facing stiff competition from the South Korean giant Samsung, which has recently come out with the flagship Samsung Galaxy S5. This device not only promises to take on HTC, but also every other high-end phone that threatens to destroy its domination.

Design

The HTC One (M8) has decided to go the premium way by offering the phone with a lot of rich materials. It claims to be one of the first phones to have a body that is made entirely from aluminum. Even though this may cause some slippery feel while holding the phone at times, it is something that certainly enhances the value of the phone considerably. Samsung, on the other hand, sticks with the same polycarbonate philosophy that has done well for the company to reduce aspects like thickness and weight.

Features

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is one of the first phones to come with a heart rate sensor, which may seem like a novelty to some, but will be an extremely useful feature for those interested in fitness. It also features the fingerprint scanner that was very popular after its introduction in the iPhone 5S. Unlike the operations of the iPhone 5S, the Galaxy S5 features a much more usable options with this scanner. It is one conspicuous absence in the HTC One (M8).

The HTC device, though, comes with a dual camera that will help it produce much better 3-D imaging. The two phones feature a display that is almost similar in size and it comes at 5 inches. The display on the Samsung is slightly larger, but it is not by a margin that is perceptible to the naked eye.

Camera

A very powerful 16 megapixel camera, which is a huge bump up from the one found on the Galaxy S4. The camera in the HTC One faced a lot of criticism due to its philosophy of adopting ultra pixels. This meant that the picture did not have the same ability to retain detail when cropped. This feature just got improved after the increase to 16 megapixels on the Samsung Galaxy S5. The HTC One (M8), though, has the ability to offer depth and features like the 3-D imaging.

The DSLR camera like effects are also more pronounced on the HTC One (M8) due to the dual camera. Once again, this is unable to maintain the same amount of detail when the pictures are cropped. Some users may find it difficult to deal with this aspect, while others will be drawn to the fact that the device will be capable of much better post processing.

Pricing

The 16 GB version of the HTC One (M8), the international version, will be available for $ 730, while the Samsung Galaxy S5 with the same memory will also cost the same.

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