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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by rcyphermd, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. rcyphermd

    rcyphermd Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I currently have the s4 and was planning to upgrade to the s5. I like the new HTC one. My only concern is not having a replaceable battery. When I travel, or not near an outlet, it is very convenient to have an extra battery in my pocket. For those of you with the other HTC products with a built in battery, do you have issues with running out of juice?
     

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  2. photondev

    photondev Member

    I am in the market for a new phone, I have an S3 ready to upgrade, so far S5 still looks strong to me vs. HTC One. PC Mag reports that the big disappointment in HTC is the camera
     
  3. Kaat72

    Kaat72 Guest

    The old and the new HTC One vs the S5 and the Z2:

    HTC One (M8)
    Dimensions 146x71x9,3mm
    Weight 160g
    5"-lcd; full-hd, 441ppi
    Screen-to-bezel 67%
    Snapdragon 801
    Duo Camera, 4Mp
    Battery 2600mAh
    Water resistant: no

    HTC One
    Dimensions 137x68x9,3mm
    Weight 143g
    4,7"-lcd: full-hd, 468ppi
    Screen-to-bezel 65%
    Snapdragon 600
    Camera 4Mp
    Battery 2300mAh
    Water resistant: no

    Samsung Galaxy S5
    Dimensions 142x72,5x8,1mm
    Weight 145g
    5,1"-Super Amoled: full-hd, 432ppi
    Screen-to-bezel 70%
    Snapdragon 801
    Camera 16Mp
    Battery 2800mAh
    Water resistant: yes

    Sony Xperia Z2
    Dimensions 147x73x8,2mm
    Weight 163g
    5,2"-lcd: full-hd, 424ppi
    Screen-to-bezel 69%
    Snapdragon 801
    Camera 20,7Mp
    Battery 3200mAh
    Water resistant: yes
     
  4. Shocky

    Shocky On Probation

    If camera quality is important to you at all then the Galaxy S5 is the phone to go for, Samsung's new 16MP camera with ISOCELL technology vs a 4MP "Ultrapixel" camera (Same sensor as the first HTC One), it's not even close.

    Camera comparisons will not very kind to the new HTC One.

    But if you don't care about the camera then it's worth considering, I can't help think the Galaxy S5 has allot more going for it though even if allot of the features are gimmicks.
     
  5. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    That may turn out to be true, but Isn't it a little early for that?

    I mean we haven't even seen photos from it, and only just really learned about the software features of the camera.

    I'd say at least let some reviewers get their hands on it before calling the race.
     
  6. Shocky

    Shocky On Probation

    Reviews are already out Rxpert, we already have camera samples.
     
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  7. Shocky

    Shocky On Probation

    The new HTC One is let down by the camera, 4MP camera (ultrapixel) just doesn't cut it anymore, it didn't really cut it last year to honest and come out last in most camera tests.

    The impression I get is that HTC are focusing everything on build quality an not allot else, the new HTC One doesn't offer anything new, except the gimmicky second rear camera. :eek:
     
  8. Ken7

    Ken7 Android Expert

    Wow, what were they thinking? A 4MP rear facer? Yeah, that was great a few years ago, but now the big guys are moving to 4K.

    This is just really unimpressive.

    With doubts remaining about even if the Sony will ever make it to the U.S. and my lingering concerns about the camera quality in the Sony, it looks like all barriers have been removed for me moving to the S5.
     
  9. chong67

    chong67 Android Expert

    The biggest let down is the speaker at the back on the S5. I use my phone as a GPS/Waze cradle on the car dashboard and the speaker at the back is just plain silly! Advantage to HTC One.

    The biggest let down on the HTC One is no removable battery. Advantage to S5.
     
  10. photondev

    photondev Member

    the battery and the camera killed the M8 for me, unless the production S5's performance is really bad, that's my new phone, I hope Verizon doesn't play a game attempting to give htc an advantage and artificially delay the S5
     
  11. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Android Expert

    One M8 is not for me for these reasons in the order of importance.

    1. Almost as tall as Note 3 with big bottom bezel.
    2. 4.1MP main rear camera without OIS, 4K video.
    3. No water resistance.
     
  12. Shocky

    Shocky On Probation

  13. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Android Expert

  14. excav8ter

    excav8ter Android Enthusiast

    For me he HTC was never in contention... no SD card slot, no thanks.
     
  15. Shocky

    Shocky On Probation

    New HTC One has an sdcard slot. :)
     
  16. excav8ter

    excav8ter Android Enthusiast

    Shut the front door! Really?! I guess I never paid much attention to it. I retract my previous statement. :)
     
  17. EliC

    EliC Android Enthusiast

    Both phones are TO BIG. I won't be getting either of them. Phone companies are crossing the line this year in terms of size.

    Stick with screens between 4.7-5" and shrink the bezels as much as possible to get reasonably sized phones.

    Camera reviews on the M8 are very poor so far. Companies need to get on the ball and have very fast great quality cameras with large sensors.
     
  18. Banished Angel

    Banished Angel Android Enthusiast

    Like it or not this is a trend I don't see reversing anytime soon. 5-5.5 inches has become the standard for high end Android phones and phones with < 5 inch screens generally have low to mid range specifications. Then you have the iPhone with it's (IMO) too small 4 inch screen. I personally find 5 inches to be the sweet spot on a smartphone.
     
  19. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Well they did have a One Mini last year, so they may release another one this year.
     
  20. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Looks water resistant enough to me! :)
     
  21. photondev

    photondev Member

    I went to a Verizon store to check out the M8 and inquire about the S5. I played a little bit with the M8 and my impression at the store was that:

    - well built and felt good in my hand, as most other phones
    - it had a great, vivid screen
    - it seemed very speedy vs. my S3
    - took a couple of photos, and they looked just OK on the phone's screen, nothing special

    The sales guy confessed that he didn't know anything about the phone, I guess I had more info about it. So this is a very limited test, but I didn't feel the urge that I had to get it. I inquired about the S5 and he had no clue or wouldn't tell when they would have it, he said that he heard from other customers sometime in September. I told him that the expected date for other carriers was April 11, and he said he didn't know.
     
  22. Shocky

    Shocky On Probation

    Water damage isn't always immediate. :)
     
  23. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
    VIP Member

    It was under for over an hour.
     
  24. NibX

    NibX Newbie

    After seeing the specs of the new HTC One I've confirmed my decision to buy the Samsung S5.
     
  25. Shocky

    Shocky On Probation

    Water damage can often take days, weeks and months to show itself. Allot of people have split liquid on phones and thought no damage was done only have major issues weeks or months later.

    It's great that it kept working though, but it's far to early to say no damage was done to the phone.

    This phone is not IP67 certified, if it was HTC would have advertised it because it's big deal.

    I wonder if they will do an update on this in the future..
     
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