Samsung is getting ready for a new marketing blitz with the Galaxy S5 which is going to be available next week. The Galaxy S5 was announced back in February in Barcelona but not available until April 11th, unless you count the early, unplanned, launch in South Korea. Just last week HTC announced their new flagship, the HTC One M8. Which was available the same day at Verizon stores and Carphone Warehouse, as well as pre-orders starting on launch day in just about everywhere else. Just like last year, we’re seeing the HTC One as Samsung’s biggest competition in this part of the year. Last year it was the Galaxy S4 vs the HTC One, now it’s the Galaxy S5 vs the new HTC One. And it’s a tough one. HTC isn’t all that good with marketing, at least not in the past, while Samsung has ran away with it.
Now Samsung has come out with 5 reasons to buy the Galaxy S5 over the HTC One M8. All of which are pretty valid reasons, but I’d have to say that you’d need to make the decision for yourself, as to which smartphone you should upgrade too.
Samsung is touting that the Galaxy S5 is waterproof and dust proof. Which it is, but the HTC One is also rated IPX3, so while you can’t go swimming with it, it can handle a little bit of water. Samsung is also touting that their camera is better with more megapixels and it being more “professional”. Samsung is also touting Samsung KNOX, saying that the HTC One M8 isn’t as secure as the Galaxy S5 since they have KNOX along with the fingerprint scanner, which the HTC One M8 has neither of those. Finally, Samsung is also saying the Galaxy S5 is better because it’s user friendly while the HTC One M8 is not. Now that one, I’m sure a lot of people will disagree.
Which smartphone would you upgrade too? The Samsung Galaxy S5 or the HTC One M8?