Tons of smartphones are flooding the market, but only a few tend to dominate the industry. Most of the time, it is not about having the better feature, but a smartphone has to own the best enhancements in order to keep on competing with the rest. In accordance to the records, it can be touted that the smartphones today are dominated by big names, including the Android giants LG G3 and HTC One M8. However, it is still a big question which among the two will best suit your hands.
Both the designs of HTC One M8 and LG G3 are remarkable. The metal body of M8 has long been a trending topic among Android users, whereas LG’s metallic rear and premium materials also appeared to be a great deal for handset users. Due to the improvements in design compared to the smartphones’ predecessors, LG G3 and HTC One M8 are easily identifiable.
LG G3 obviously had its intensive design elements improvement. It is structured with a large part of inspiration from its G2 predecessor. Nonetheless, LG G3 remains to be most refined in conclusion. Although it is made from plastic, it can be seen that its glossy finish has been removed and replaced with a faux brush metal made from a harder material. Due to the great design of the smartphone, it can be expected friendly in resisting fingerprints. LG G3 will sit comfortably in our hand for its rear curve will let you hold it suitably. LG’s new flagship phone also allows you to replace battery and gain access to the slot of your microSD card. G3 also has its rear button layout, which makes it appear better than its forerunners. Instead of G2’s protruding buttons on the back, G3 sports easy to find buttons with great tactile response.
For HTC One M8, you can expect a similar design from HTC One’s previous model. However, this does not mean that HTC One M8 did not undergo improvements. One M8 appears to be made up of 90% metal, which makes it absolutely sophisticated in style. Many reviews can attest that HTC outdone itself with its flagship HTC One M8. A comfortable grip can also be expected from the smartphone’s curved back having a texture resistant from smears. The unibody design of HTC One M8 also gives access to its microSD slot from the side area. The power button appears to be difficult to reach with HTC One M8 due to the handset’s size. But this problem is counterbalanced by the batch of gesture controls that will help you arrive at the power button.
With the given comparisons above, one can confirm that LG G3 and HTC One M8 are among the best structured smartphones you can find today on the market.
LG G3 has a 5.5-inch screen, which features a 2K screen. The smartphone has a staggering 2,560 x 1,440 pixels resolution. In actuality, LG G3 display has been compared with iMac’s 27-inch screen feature. This will give you the conclusion that LG G3 sports an incredible pixel density (538 ppi), which can outperform the display features of other tablets, handsets, and other consumer devices.
With the display feature, HTC One M8 may be a clear no-hoper, especially now that it only sported its 5-inch screen with 441 pixel density and 1080p display. To offset this failure, HTC One M8 made it better in terms of display blacks and contrast.
In truth, LG G3 and HTC One M8 feature best of specifications for a smartphone. In other words, you can expect any of them to provide general high-end performance. The two devices both are running on Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. HTC One M8 is clocked at 2.3 GHz and the other is set at 2.5 GHz. The internal storage of HTC One M8 appears to be 32 GB and backed by 2 GB of RAM. LG G3, on the other hand, comes with two varieties of RAM—32 GB model has 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB variant has its 2 GB of RAM.
With the given specifications on hand, reviews indicated that it is very difficult to pick one among the two to be declared as the best. LG G3 and HTC One M8 are both amazingly fast and efficient in performance. Browsing, multitasking, and 3D gaming are all swift with the devices.
HTC One M8 features 2,600 mAh battery, which comes replaceable. The device’s battery competes with LG G3’s 3,000 mAh unit. Although LG G3 has a significant performance despite its higher resolution display, LG G3 falls short in terms of stamina. According to the reports, it works a fewer couple of hours battery life daily. In comparison to this, the battery of HTC One M8 lasted a day, which can be attributed to the fact that it has a smaller screen.
Both the smartphones have amazing battery-saving mode features, which will help you extract even the smallest percentage of your remaining smartphone power.
When it comes to the camera feature, it can be anticipated that the two smartphones offer disparity in enhancements.
LG G3 has its 13-megapixel camera sensor, which is a conventional image-capturing setup. Additional features to its camera are OIS+ technology and laser auto focusing system. The former helps compound the stabilization through utilizing hardware and software camera features. In other words, you can take consistent and high quality shots even while moving. The latter, on the other hand, will help you capture shots at a quicker pace, which makes LG G3 better than its LG counterparts. Simple image-capturing is what you can get from LG G3, especially now that the built-in modes of the camera will take over editing and optimizing your photos.
HTC One M8 apparently turned back to its 4-megapixel camera, which is also at hand in One M7. However, M8 now features an alternative camera sensor that will capture depth data. The OIS technology has been omitted from the device. If you want to apply post-short focusing effects, HTC One M8’s Duo Camera setup will allow you to do such. Consequently, you will be able to achieve that depth of field effect. The simple and straightforward software interface of HTC One M8’s camera feature is also appraised.
LG G3 appears to be the clear winner if you want high quality and sharper images. However, take note that it is not all about megapixels. For instance, HTC One M8 appears to have more intensive processing of photos regardless of capturing images at low light.
The Operating System
When it comes to the software of the two smartphones, it can be said that the UI bandwagon of LG G3 appears flatter and fresher. In addition to this, much of a bloatware is no longer noticeable with G3. Still, LG G3 retains its amazing KnockCode feature, which will unlock your phone by using a preset pattern through tapping the screen. Guest Mode feature is another instrument for LG G3 to win the feat against HTC One M8. The Guest Mode feature permits you to keep your important files, documents, and apps from being deleted.
HTC One M8 has its HTC Sense 6.0 feel, which is ideal if you want a good smartphone skin. The new HTC Sense 6.0 offers what beauty is for smartphones. It has the valuable BlinkFeed and feature that allows you to get predetermined RSS feeds. HTC One M8 is very friendly if you want to get access to your preferred news and social media feeds. Although One M8 does not have the KnockCode feature of G3, it can be said that it has a nice bonus in letting the user swipe in horizontal directions to access the home screen or a certain app.
With the above features of both LG G3 and HTC One M8, it can be concluded that the two smartphones have met the high expectations of users. The choice will already depend on the smartphone user’s preferences.
The Extras and Bonuses
Apart from the major features of the two smartphones, there are still extras and bonuses that users can ascribe to the flagship handsets.
You can start with LG G3, which has its Smart Keyboard feature, which will help you get an accurate experience in typing while messaging, searching, or simply browsing for information. The keyboard is an interactive feature, especially now that it can adapt to your habits of how to type and where to type. Furthermore, LG G3 now comes with the much awaited wireless charging. Its wireless charging technology can be used through the Qi wireless standard. With LG G3, you may also carry the foldable Wireless Charger of the smartphone anywhere you may go. Lastly, another bonus from LG G3 is the Smart Notice feature of the smartphone. Though it is primarily touted similar to Google Now, it is a fairly different extra of the phone. The feature is capable of providing you various information on hand, which include your location, missed calls, your scheduled tasks, and other details that are significant in saving your phone storage.
On the other hand, you also have exemplary bonuses from HTC One M8. The screen display of HTC Sense 6.0 can be customized in the ways you cannot apply in other smartphones. You can modify your App Drawer, zoom in your screen using the triple tap feature, and set the behavior of the LED notifications. Other than that, HTC One M8 allows users to access Google Now as quickly as possible. Dragging the HTC logo found on the screen’s bottom will effortlessly allow you to use the app. Most importantly, HTC One M8 appears to be a developer-friendly smartphone. It has the Hidden HTC Function Test App, which will permit developers to diagnose your device and pre-existing smartphone issues relating to the phone’s LED, sensor, and feedbacks.
The Wrap Up
It can be deliberated that LG G3 is the clear winner among the two smartphones featured. The latest handset from LG features great security attributes, high end display, and camera enhancements that outplayed HTC One M8’s. However, if you prefer a smartphone that has a better battery life, more consistent performance, and skinny version of Android phone, you may then consider HTC One M8.