HTC One M8 vs Apple iPhone 5C – Best Specs and Price Comparison

HTC and Apple are the two brands that are hard to be beaten for their brilliant technological advancements, but when we do a comparison of these two, it is a bit baffling to choose from these highly packed devices. Both are outstanding mobiles, but which one has the edge over the other and why? Which would you choose?

Displays, designs and sizes

The difference between the One M8 and the iPhone 5C is that the HTC handset has a metallic look and comes in three shades: Amber Gold, Glacial Silver and Gunmetal Green, while the Apple model has a plastic body and the colors of the shells are white, pink, green, yellow and blue.

The One M8 features a 5inches Super LCD3 display with a resolution of 1080x1920pixels and 441ppi, being protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, while the iPhone 5C doesn’t impress much with its 4inches LED-backlit IPS LCD display that supports a much lower resolution – 640x1136pixels and 326ppi. The One M8 is weighting 160grams and its dimensions are 146.4×70.6×9.4 mm, while the iPhone 5C is shorter, lighter and slimmer: 132grams and 124.4×59.2x9mm in body dimensions.

Hardware and OS

The HTC equipped the One M8 with a 2.3GHz quad core processor (available in EMEA/US) and a 2.5GHz Krait 400 processor (for Asia, China), coupled with a Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801 chipset and an Adreno 330 GPU. The device hosts 2GB of RAM and has two variants of internal memories: 16 and 32GB, expandable up to 128GB.

The iPhone 5C is using a 1.3GHz dual core Swift (ARM v7-based) processor, which is baked up by an Apple A6 chipset and a PowerVR SGX 543MP3 (triple-core graphics) GPU. The Apple model has only 1GB of RAM and three unexpandable variants of built in storage: 8/16/32GB.

The HTC model is running on the Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) OS which was upgraded to the 4.4.3 (KitKat) version. The iPhone 5C is running on Apple’s iOS7, which is upgradable to the iOS7.1.2 and soon, to the iOS8.

Cameras

The HTC model takes amazing pictures with its Dual 4MP primary camera which has features such as 2688x1520pixels, Dual LED flash, HDR, autofocus, geo-tagging, panorama, smile and face detection etc. The other camera is 5MP, with HDR. The iPhone 5C has an 8MP rear camera with 3264x2448pixels, autofocus, LED flash, 1/3.2” sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size, touch focus, face detection, HDR panorama and photo, geo tagging etc. The front camera is 1.2MP.

Batteries

Both the One M8 and the iPhone 5C have Li-Po non removable batteries. However, the HTC handset uses a 2600mAh battery with allows up to 20 hours of talk time on 3G, while the Apple model has a small 1510mAh battery which lasts only 10hours when talking on 3G.

Prices

The 32GB HTC One M8 is available on amazon.com at the price of 649 dollars. The 16GB variant of the iPhone 5C is priced at 498 dollars and the 32GB variant costs 570 dollars.

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