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Poll: Are You Buying the HTC One M8 or the Samsung Galaxy S5?

March 25, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Now that the HTC One M8 is finally official, it’s time to decide. Samsung or HTC? One M8 or Galaxy S5? It’s kind of a tough decision, at least for tech geeks like us. For normal consumers who just walk into a carrier store and pick out a phone, it’ll be more than like the Galaxy S5 because they see their commercials everywhere. So for those of us that don’t buy a phone based on marketing, which one are you going to pick up? The HTC One M8 with the 5-inch 1080p Super LCD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM 16GB/32GB internal storage and microSD card, Android 4.4.2/Sense 6 and a 2600mAh battery? Or the Galaxy S5 with a 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB/64GB of storage and microSD card slot, Android 4.4.2/Touchwiz and a 2800mAh battery? As far as raw specs go, they are both pretty similar, but where things change is the camera.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 features a 16MP camera while the HTC One M8 actually has two cameras. That would be the 2MP camera at the top and the 4MP UltraPixel camera below it. Now we haven’t gotten our hands on either device just yet, so we can’t say which camera is better. They each have some pretty awesome features inside the camera app. But as far as raw specs go, I’d give the edge to Samsung and the Galaxy S5.

In the past, I’ve not been a huge Samsung fan, but I have been a huge HTC fan. Well that changed in the past year. I now like LG a lot more than both of these companies. But in giving my unbiased opinion, I’d have to say it’s all about the looks and the camera. Some of you may like the HTC One M8 build quality, some may like the Samsung Galaxy S5’s camera better. It’s up to you. Which would you choose?