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HTC One M8 vs LG G3

Vs Michael Grothaus 15:05, 28 Might 2014

The HTC One M8 is at present an Android fan favorite, however can the LG G3 take its crown?

In the previous few months a number of nice handsets have hit the market. First it was HTC’s One M8 after which, simply yesterday, LG’s G3. Each are flagship fashions for every firm and each pack a critical punch. However how do they stack up towards one another?

Lets check out the uncooked specs first.

LG G3

  • Display measurement: QHD 5.5 inch 2560 x 1440 pixels at 538 ppi

  • Physique: polycarbonate completed to seem like brushed metallic

  • Weight: 149 grams

  • Dimensions: 146.three x seventy four.7 x eight.9 mm

  • Processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2.5GHz Quad-core CPU

  • RAM: 2GB LP-DDR3

  • OS: Android four.four KitKat

  • Storage: sixteen or 32GB, microSD card slot helps further 128GB

  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity and Ambient Mild

  • Battery: detachable 3000 mAh battery

  • Cameras: thirteen megapixel rear digital camera with 4k video, 2.1 megapixel entrance digital camera

  • Connectivity: 3G, 4G, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth four.zero, NFC

  • Typical worth: £499

HTC One M8

  • Display measurement: Tremendous LCD 5 inch 1920 x 1080 pixels at 441 ppi

  • Physique: unibody aluminum body and a brushed metallic backing

  • Weight: one hundred sixty grams

  • Dimensions: 146.three x 70.6 x 9.four mm

  • Processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2.3GHz Quad-core CPU

  • RAM: 2GB LP-DDR3

  • OS: Android four.four KitKat

  • Storage: sixteen or 32GB, microSD card slot helps further 128GB

  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity and Ambient Mild

  • Battery: fastened 2,600 mAh battery

  • Cameras: four megapixel rear digital camera, 5 megapixel entrance digital camera

  • Connectivity: 3G, 4G, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth four.zero, NFC

  • Typical worth: £529

Design, Show & Construct

You realize the 2 prime metrics the typical consumer gauges when shopping for a smartphone? Display measurement and construct design. That’s considerably shocking since most of us within the tech world care extra concerning the internals (CPU, RAM, sensors). However it simply goes to point out that appears promote.

So lets begin with the construct and design of each models. The LG G3 has a polycarbonate physique completed to seem like brushed metallic--nevertheless it truly accommodates no metallic in any respect. The HTC One M8 however encompasses a unibody aluminum body with a curved brushed-metallic aluminum again. The place because the LG G3 fakes its solution to a pleasant wanting design the HTC One M8 is definitely constructed from it.

As for the show the 2 telephones can’t really be in contrast equally as a result of they've barely totally different display sizes, which additionally means one necessitates a bigger physique than the subsequent. The LG G3 options a lovely QHD 5.5 inch show with a 2560 x 1440 decision at a whopping 538 pixels per inch (ppi). The HTC One M8’s 5 inch show is a bit decrease high quality at a 1920 x 1080 decision with a ppi of 441.

Winner: Onerous to say. The HTC One M8 clearly has higher design supplies because of its metallic body, however the LG G3 has one of the best show--nevertheless it’s trapped in a polycarbonate physique.

Processors & RAM

Now right here’s the stuff extra techie individuals care about: the internals. On this class each telephones are virtually equals. Each function 2GB of LP-DDR3 RAM. On the processor entrance, each telephones supply the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, however the LG G3 provides you a clock velocity of two.5GHz, whereas the HTC One M8 provides you a clock velocity of two.3GHz.

Winner: LG G3. Yeah, honestly you gained’t discover a 200Mhz distinction in CPU velocity, however technically the LG G3 has a greater processor.

Working System

The HTC One M8 ships with a customized model of Android four.four "KitKat", which is HTC Sense 6.zero. It’s acquired some good distinctive options like "Movement Launch" that permits customers to activate the show by double tapping it. Additionally HTC Sense 6.zero, IMHO, simply appears good than most customized flavors of Android. One other good contact is the well being and health monitoring constructed into the OS. For instance, it allows you to pair with FitBit to trace your motion and energy burned.

The LG G3 additionally ships with a customized model of Android four.four “KitKat.” This time across the consumer interface was given a a lot flatter design, as is the development in UIs at present, however it additionally sports activities some distinctive options like "Sensible Discover”, which is a private digital assistant just like Google Now that may give you context delicate info and reminders. An instance of that is if you arrive at your workplace the G3 may ask you if you wish to flip in your Wi-Fi.

Winner: Onerous to say. I’m a fan of each telephones’ flatter UIs, however right here I want Android would take after iOS and all units would share the identical interface and options.

Storage & Battery

Each the LG G3 and the HTC One M8 are available two storage choices: sixteen or 32GB. Each additionally embrace a microSD card slot, which suggests you'll be able to insert as much as one other 128GB of storage in your telephone. Usually I might advocate going for a minimum of a 32GB smartphone, however since you'll be able to add extra storage by way of a microSD card at any time, the 16GB is interesting.

As for battery the LG G3 includes a detachable 3000 mAh battery whereas the HTC One M8 sports activities a hard and fast 2,600 mAh battery. Sure, the LG G3’s battery is a bit bigger, however then once more it must energy an additional half-inch of show. It does, nevertheless, let you swap it out and put one other one in.

Winner: LG G3.

Sensors & Connectivity

Nothing a lot to see right here. Each telephones sport the standard suspects: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, and Ambient Mild. Additionally they supply the very same connectivity together with 3G, 4G, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth four.zero, NFC, GPS, and GLONASS.

Winner: Draw.

Cameras

Right here is an space the place the 2 telephones couldn’t be extra totally different. The LG G3 includes a whopping thirteen megapixel rear digital camera that shoots 4k video. It additionally sports activities a  2.1 megapixel entrance digital camera. On any flagship telephone these days these digital camera specs must be the naked minimal.

That’s why it’s a disappointment that the HTC One M8 solely presents a four megapixel rear digital camera and a 5 megapixel entrance digital camera. By no means thoughts that it’s a bit baffling that the entrance digital camera is best than the rear, however something under eight megapixels in a flagship telephone is a let down.

In fact the HTC One M8 does have some good digital camera tips the LG G3 doesn’t supply. Specifically it has a depth sensor that gathers and data spatial knowledge for each image you're taking. This help you focus the image after you're taking it. The know-how is definitely very cool and just like what you see within the Lytro, however sadly HTC can’t pull this function off nearly as good as Lytro can.

Winner: LG G3.

Worth & Conclusion

I want I might say its a troublesome name, nevertheless it’s not. The LG G3 is the clear winner right here. Sure, it does have a polycarbonate physique as an alternative of a metallic one, however apart from that the majority of its different options are superior to the HTC One M8. The LG G3 gives a a lot better show,  a lighter weight, and a far superior rear digital camera. Provided that it additionally is available in at £30 cheaper (typical contract-free worth) than the HTC One M8, the LG G3 wins this time round.

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