HTC One M8 Battery Life vs Samsung Galaxy S5

Top Smartphone Battery Life: HTC One M8 vs Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 houses a 2800 mAh battery, which helped the phone last an impressive 9 hours and 42 minutes on the BattShop smartphone battery test. This involves continuous Web surfing over AT&T’s 4G LTE network with the display brightness set to 150 nits.  HTC One M8′s 2,600 mAh HP 2230s Battery lasted 10 minutes longer than Galaxy S5 in our battery test (over Verizon’s network) for a runtime of 9:52.

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HTC One M8 narrowly beat the Galaxy S5 on our battery test, but 10 minutes isn’t much time when we’re talking about 9-plus hours of endurance for both phones. Samsung’s Ultra Power Saver Mode is available now, but we’re still waiting on HTC’s version.

Ultimate Android Battle: HTC One M8 vs Samsung Galaxy S5

HTC One M8 sports a sleek metal design, a new Duo Camera that lets you get creative with photos and gesture-controlled launch shortcuts. Galaxy S5 stands out because of its water-resistant design, integrated heart rate monitor and fingerprint scanner, as well as its real-time HDR camera. We really like the Galaxy S5′s water resistance and physical home button, but the metal design of the One M8 is more attractive and elegant.

HTC One M8′s 5-inch LCD and the Galaxy S5′s 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen are two of the best yet, but one reigns supreme.

First, we looked at the same movie trailer, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” The S5′s display delivered a much more vibrant red in Spider-Man’s suit, which looked magenta on the One M8′s screen. And while the sky looked blown out and almost gray on the One, it looked blue on the S5.

The S5 trumps the One M8 in brightness, too, registering 493 lux on our light meter (373 nits on our colorimeter), compared with 460 lux and 368 nits for the HTC.

Samsung has made its TouchWiz interface a little less cluttered by applying a flat iOS7-style makeover to some elements. For example, the options in the quick settings menu are now represented by circles. The regular settings menu gets the same treatment, but it’s a more colorful presentation.

Nevertheless, the HTC One M8′s Sense 6 software has an even cleaner overall aesthetic. The app menu is a good example, which puts plenty of space between the icons and presents shortcut buttons for Search, Google Play and Settings along the top for easy access.

HTC One M8′s standout feature is its BoomSound speakers. They pump out the best-sounding audio of any smartphone.

The One M8′s Motion Launch feature lets you unlock your photo by double-tapping the display. You can also swipe in from the left to unlock to BlinkFeed, swipe in from the right to unlock to the home screen, or swipe up from the bottom to unlock to your most recently used app.

HTC’s BlinkFeed serves as an enhanced news reader that provides the latest stories from your favorite websites and social media apps. HTC will be also be adding Fitbit functionality to BlinkFeed, so you can quickly view your activity level. With Foursquare integration, BlinkFeed now provides nearby restaurant options. And with HTC’s BlinkFeed SDK, users can expect to see additional app integration in the near future.

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