Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. The HTC One M8

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So much has been made about this year’s 2 premiere smartphones, the htc m8 and the galaxy S5, but which provides the best bang for your buck? We dissect each down to the guts to see which ranks higher, and which reigns supreme as the 2014 smartphone champ.

 

Display

The HTC One (M8) – 5-inch display with a 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution with a pixel density of 441ppi.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 – 5.1-inch Super AMOLED 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution and 430ppi.

The numbers add up to the fact that the Galaxy has the larger screen by a hair (.1 inches), the M8 has the higher pixel desity. That means the Samsung Galaxy S5 has slightly larger display but a slightly lower pixel density. The Samsung’s AMOLED display offers more vibrant colors and deeper blacks, the HTC One (M8) is more realistic in its presentation of these colors.
The bottom line is you won’t go wrong with either’s display but we give the slight edge in realism to the M8.

 

Processor

The HTC One (M8) – 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset and has 2GB of RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 – 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor as well as 2GB of RAM.

The specs will give the slight edge to the S5 but real world app times will take the same. The TouchWiz on the S5 has been known to cause slow down from time-to-time compared to the HTC sense so take that into account. So while the specs favor the S5 by 0,2GHz, the HTC’s operating system gives it the edge in everyday tasks.

 

Storage

The HTC One (M8) – 16GB of on-board storage, a microSD card slot capable of up to 128GB, and 65GB of free Google Drive space.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 – 16GB and 32GB on-board storage variants, with microSD support for cards up to 128GB, and 50GB of free cloud storage through Dropbox for 2 years.

HTC m7 users clamored for microSD support last year and it’s finally been added. Samsung meanwhile has featured this for years. The S5 gets the edge overall since it has a bigger storage model doubling the 16gb model offered by htc.

 

Battery

The HTC One (M8) – 2600mAh battery (40% more efficient than the first HTC One)
HTC has added aggressive power saver options in evert nook and cranny of the OP so it’s definitely self-aware of the importance of the issue.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 features a 2800mAh battery. It also offers power saving features to match those of HTC.

Overall, Samsung has the edge here as not only is the battery more powerful but you can also remove the battery and swap it for whatever you please.

Camera

The HTC One (M8) – UltraPixel sensor (f/2.0 aperture)
-Duo Camera for depth perception only,
-5-megapixel (f/2.0 aperture) front-facing camera

The Samsung Galaxy S5 features a 16-megapixel sensor with fast 0.3 second capture speed.
-Ultra HD video
– range of smart functions, including “selective focus” which produces similar to HTC’s Ufocus without the additional lens.
No question here if you’re talking about the main camera. The S5’s camera is a beast and the selective options it offers are wonderful. If selfies are your main concern, then go to the htc for the excellent front camera, but overall the S5 gets the edge.

 

Build
The HTC One (M8) – a machined aluminium body that wraps around the sides making for a 90% metal finish. There will be three colours available: gunmetal grey, arctic silver and amber gold.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is mainly plastic
-more tactile back for better grip.
-dustproof and resistant in liquid down to a metre in depth (grade IP67),
-available in a range of colours (shimmery white, charcoal black, copper gold and electric blue).

No doubt, in hand, the htc one feels like the more sophisticated, high quality phone.

 

Conclusion
The S5’s main selling points this year are the built in heart rate sensor and its fingerprint scanner. The attention to detail on the overall phone is undoubtedly evident in the htc one. If you’re ready to branch out into a more unique and sophisticated phone, the htc one m8 feels like the right option.

 

 

 

Cases

Whichever you choose, you’re gonna get one mean machine in the palm of your hands. And if you don’t trust those palms of yours, that’s okay because we’ve got each device covered with our selection of Lifetime Warranty cases. If anything goes wrong for the duration of your product’s use, we’ll mail you a replacement, no questions asked. Please check out collection here and tell us what you think!:

 

Samsung Galaxy S5 KaysCases

 

Armorbox for S5

  • High quality two piece heavy duty protection case for Samsung Galaxy S5 smart phone.
  • Inner TPU case wraps around the S5 with a lip around the front edge of the glass.
  • The outer poly carbonate hardshell provides extra protection to the back, side and corners.
  • Accessible to all buttons, connectors, speakers and camera.
  • A kick stand on the back of the shell can turn your device into a small media center.

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Available in Blue, Black, Orange, Pink, Red

 

http://www.amazon.com/KAYCASE-Samsung-Galaxy-Lifetime-Warranty/dp/B00IIF6A2Q/ref=sr_1_3?m=A14BVCBXUQV1IP&s=merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1398283642&sr=1-3&keywords=s5

 

 

HardShell Case For S5

 

  • High quality Premium Polycarbonate case for Samsung Galaxy S5 from AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and Internationl.
  • Fully protects the back, sides and the edges of the front glass from scratches, dirt and bumps.
  • Ultra slim and easy grip gives you comfortable feeling.
  • Precise cut-outs allow accesses to all controls and buttons.
  • Low profile design to show case the beauty of your phone.

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Available In: Gold, Black, Blue, Clear, Pink

http://www.amazon.com/KAYSCASE-Samsung-Galaxy-Lifetime-Warranty/dp/B00IJULV3I/ref=pd_sim_cps_6?ie=UTF8&refRID=1A7ZN5GGE6BR7K8JMCN5

 

Soft Gel Case for S5

 

  • High quality thermo poly urethane case for Samsung Galaxy S5 from AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and Internationl.
  • Fully protects the back, sides and the edges of the front glass from scratches, dirt and bumps.
  • Ultra slim and easy grip gives you comfortable feeling.
  • Precise cut-outs allow accesses to all controls and buttons.
  • Low profile design to show case the beauty of your phone.

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http://www.amazon.com/KAYSCASE-Samsung-Galaxy-Lifetime-Warranty/dp/B00IE9ATBE/ref=pd_sim_cps_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=0FWC6Q69DAKMWWJQYRDV

 

 

HTC One M8 KaysCases

 

ArmorBox for HTC One M8

 

  • High quality two piece heavy duty protection case for htc one M8 smart phone.
  • Inner TPU case wraps around the M8 with a lip around the front edge of the glass.
  • The outer poly carbonate hardshell provides extra protection to the back, side and corners.
  • Accessible to all buttons, connectors, speakers and camera.
  • A kick stand on the back of the shell can turn your device into a small media center.

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Available in: Black, Blue, Green, Red, Pink

http://www.amazon.com/KAYSCASE-ArmorBox-Heavy-Lifetime-Warranty/dp/B00IJ1H9LK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398284076&sr=8-1&keywords=kayscase+htc

 

 

HardShell Case for htc one M8

 

  • High quality Premium Polycarbonate case for htc one M8 from AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and Internationl.
  • Fully protects the back, sides and the edges of the front glass from scratches, dirt and bumps.
  • Ultra slim and easy grip gives you comfortable feeling.
  • Precise cut-outs allow accesses to all controls and buttons.
  • Low profile design to show case the beauty of your phone.

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Available in: Clear, Black, White, Burgundy, Indigo

 

http://www.amazon.com/KAYSCASE-Shell-Cover-Lifetime-Warranty/dp/B00IJ0YCRA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1398284149&sr=8-2&keywords=kayscase+htc

 

 

Soft Gel Case for htc one M8

  • High quality thermo poly urethane case for htc one M8 from AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and Internationl.
  • Fully protects the back, sides and the edges of the front glass from scratches, dirt and bumps.
  • Ultra slim and easy grip gives you comfortable feeling.
  • Precise cut-outs allow accesses to all controls and buttons.
  • Low profile design to show case the beauty of your phone.

 

 

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Available in: Black, Frost Clear, Blue, Smoked

http://www.amazon.com/KAYSCASE-Plus-Cover-Lifetime-Warranty/dp/B00IMYBFR8/ref=pd_sim_hg_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=04SYPA1CXXPEXAT8JXX5