This year we can expect two big Android smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC M8 (which is sometimes referred to HTC One 2). While neither phone has been confirmed yet, PC Advisor offered a comparison of both phones and the purported specifications for both.
The similarities between Galaxy S5 and HTC M8
First off, it's important to point out that both phones will cost about the same amount. The phones are also expected to be released around the same time. The similarities don't end there. Both phones also feature stable and fast operating systems. However, the specs for both phones are quite different. The Galaxy S5 will likely feature either a Snapdragon 805 or Exynos 6 processor. It's also expected to feature 3GB of RAM. The HTC M8 will likely feature a quad-core MSM8974AB Snapdragon 800 Krait 400 chip, Adreno 330, and 2GB of RAM.
Both phones are also expected to come with Android 4.4 KitKat. The Samsung phone will come with Samsung's TouchWiz interface while HTC's phone will feature 'Sense' UI. The Galaxy S5 might also feature an AMOLED display that measures 5.25 inches and features a resolution of 2560 × 1440 pixels. The HTC One will likely feature a 5 inch LCD3 captive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Samsung's smartphones often feature better displays (more colorful and rich) than rival phones. PC Advisor's Matt Egan adds, "Typically HTC displays are less colourful than are Samsung displays, and that pixel density isn't even close. So that is categorically a win for Samsung, a marginally bigger and brighter, and a sharper, screen."
Similar storage and camera features
For users who want phones with more storage, both phones have options. HTC M8 is expected to come with 32GB or 64GB of storage and microSD card slot for additional storage. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to offer the same.
The Galaxy S5 will likely come with 16MP sensor, LED flash, and autofocus. We can also expect a front camera with a meager 3.2 MP. The HTC M8 will likely offer a nice camera, perhaps a bit better than the the Galaxy's. It's expected the latter phone will feature dual 5MP cameras and dual-LED flash with autofocus. It will also feature a 2MP camera. The appeal behind HTC's cameras is the two ultra-pixel cameras which allows simultaneous high-definition video and image recording.
In the end, both phones should have a lot to offer which means that choosing the phone is strictly a personal choice. That said, it's important to point out that Galaxy S5 still has a better display and slightly speedier operating system, even if it is by a rather slim margin.