Difference between iPhone 6 and HTC One M8

Key Difference: Apple’s iPhone 6 and HTC’s One M8 are latest iteration of the company’s flagship phones. The iPhone 6 has a 4.7 inch screen and an all new 8MP iSight sensor camera. The HTC One M8 has "BoomSound" and is splash resistant.

There are many smartphones available in the market today. In fact, there is intense competition in the smartphone market these days. Of the many manufacturers competing in the industry, two are Apple and HTC. These companies recently launched the latest iteration of their flagship phones: Apple’s iPhone 6 and HTC’s One M8. Each phone has an advantage over the other.

The iPhone 6 was launched in September 2014 after much speculation. The biggest change in the iPhone 6 was the size of the screen. While, the previous generations of iPhone all had a 4 inch screen, the iPhone 6 opted to have a 4.7 inch screen. The phone also has rounded edges, in fact the screen is also curved.

The HTC One M8, on the other hand, has a 5 inch Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen. It has a Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) resolution, while the iPhone has a 1334 x 750 pixel resolution. The iPhone also has a 326 ppi pixel density compared to HTC One M8’s 441 ppi pixel density.

In terms of hardware, the iPhone 6 features a second-generation, 64-bit, 20 nanometre architecture A8 chipset, which would result in 20% faster performance and 50% faster graphics performance as compared to the iPhone 5S. It also has the M8 motion co-processor, which like the M7 is primarily aimed at fitness applications and can now distinguish between running, cycling and elevation. It also has a PowerVR GX6650 GPU and 1 GB of RAM. It also features a Dual-core 1.4 GHz Cyclone CPU.

The HTC One M8 is powered by Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801, a Adreno 330 GPU and 2 GB of RAM. Also depending on the market, it will either have a Quad-core 2.3 GHz or 2.5 GHz Krait 400.

A major difference between the two is the OS that they run on. The iPhone runs on the latest version of Apple’s proprietary operating system, the iOS 8. The One M8, on the other hand, is an Android phone and runs on Google’s Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat).

The iPhone is available in three storage variants, the 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB. The M8 is available in only two: 16 GB and 32 GB. However, the M8 has the added benefit of expandable storage up to 128 GB via microSD.

The iPhone 6 has an all new 8MP iSight sensor camera with an f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video, digital stabilizations, and true tone flash. The front camera is a 1.2 MP, 720p camera with face detection, for Facetime. HTC One M8, on the other hand, is introducing a new “Ultrapixel camera. The phone features a dual-camera technology which allows the phone one camera to focus on the foreground and the other to focus on the background. The user can then pick which one to bring into focus on the picture.

Furthermore, the HTC One M8 has deviated from the traditional back mounted speakers, and instead has placed the speaker in the front, just above the screen. These speakers which HTC calls the "BoomSound" setup provides sound with a better clarity, bass and volume. Also, the M8 is what they call splash resistant, which means that it will survive some water splashed on to the phone. While this is not water proof or even water resistant, it is still better than nothing. The M8 also features Motion Launch, which allows the user to unlock the phone without reaching for the power button.

Comparison between iPhone 6 and HTC One M8:

 

iPhone 6

HTC One M8

Launch Date

September 2014

March 2014

Company

Apple Corporation

HTC Corporation

Size

5.44 inches (138.1 mm) x 2.64 inches (67.0 mm) x 0.27 inch (6.9 mm)

146.4 (5.76 in) x 70.6 (2.78 in) x 9.4 mm (0.37 in)

Display

4.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology

Dual-domain pixels for wider viewing angles

5.0 inches (diagonal) Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen

Screen

1334 x 750 pixels, 16M colors (~326 ppi pixel density)

1080 x 1920 pixels, 16M colors (~441 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Shatter proof glass, oleophobic coating

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Weight

4.55 ounces (129 grams)

160 g (5.64 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - A1549 (GSM), A1549 (CDMA), A1586

CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1549 (CDMA), A1586

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1549 (GSM), A1549 (CDMA), A1586

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - A1549 (CDMA), A1586

TD-SCDMA 1900 / 2000 - A1586

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - EMEA, Asia

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - AT&T

HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - T-Mobile

4G Network

LTE 700 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600

(1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29) - A1549 (GSM), A1549 (CDMA)

LTE 700 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600

TD-LTE 1900 / 2300 / 2500 / 2600

(1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41) - A1586

LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600 – EMEA

LTE 700 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 – Asia

LTE 700 / 1700 / 2100 - T-Mobile

LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - AT&T

LTE 2300 - India

GUI

iUI

HTC Sense UI 6.0

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.4 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based)

Quad-core 2.3 GHz (US/EMEA)/ 2.5 GHz (Asia, China) Krait 400

GPU

PowerVR GX6650 (hexa-core graphics)

Adreno 330

OS

iOS 8, upgadable to iOS8.1

Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), upgradable to v4.4.3 (KitKat), planned upgrade to v5.0 (Lollipop)

Chipset

A8 chip with 64-bit architecture

M8 motion coprocessor

Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801

RAM

1 GB

2 GB RAM

SIM Size

Nano-SIM

Nano-SIM

Internal Memory

16/64/128 GB

16/32 GB

Expandable Memory

No

microSD, up to 128 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Gyro sensor, Barometer sensor

Connectivity

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)

Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology. USB v2.0

3.5 mm stereo audio jack

NFC

Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX enabled

Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz)

DLNA for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer

HTC Connect

micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port with mobile high-definition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI connection (Special cable required for HDMI connection.)

Support consumer infrared remote control

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC (Apple Pay only)

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

Speed

DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 150 Mbps DL, 50 Mbps UL

HSPA 42.2/21.1(AT&T)/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

v4.0, A2DP, LE

v4.0, A2DP

USB

USB v2.0

microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go, USB Host

Primary Camera

8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash

HTC Ultrapixel Camera + Duo Camera (4MP), 2688х1520 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash,

Secondary Camera

1.2 MP, [email protected], face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular

5 MP, [email protected], HDR

Video

[email protected], [email protected]

[email protected], [email protected], HDR, stereo sound rec.

Camera Features

  • New 8-megapixel iSight camera with 1.5µ pixels
  • Autofocus with Focus Pixels
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • True Tone flash
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Auto HDR for photos
  • Improved face detection
  • Exposure control
  • Panorama (up to 43 megapixels)
  • Burst mode
  • Tap to focus
  • Photo geotagging
  • Timer mode
  • BSI sensor
  • Pixel size 2.0 um
  • Sensor size 1/3”
  • f/2.0, 28mm lens
  • HTC ImageChip 2
  • 1080p Full HD video recording with HDR video
  • Secondary camera: capture depth information
  • Gallery with UFocus
  • Dimension Plus
  • Seasons
  • Foregrounder
  • Image match
  • Automatic simultaneous video and image recording
  • Geo-tagging
  • Face/smile detection
  • HDR
  • Panorama

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

HTC BoomSound

Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers

Sense Voice

Audio supported formats

AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

.aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 10)

Video supported formats

H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 10), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Po 1810 mAh battery (6.9 Wh)

Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer 2600 mAh battery

Stand-by

Up to 10 days (250 hours)

Up to 496 hours for 3G

Talk time

Up to 14 hours on 3G

Up to 20 hours for 3G

Available Colors

Silver, Gold, Space Gray

Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver, Amber Gold

Messaging

iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

Browser

HTML5 (Safari)

HTML5

Radio

No

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS

Java

No

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)
  • AirPlay Mirroring, photos, audio, and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later)
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
  • Apple Pay
  • AirDrop file sharing
  • Siri natural language commands and dictation
  • iCloud cloud service
  • iCloud Keychain
  • Twitter and Facebook integration
  • TV-out
  • Maps
  • iBooks PDF reader
  • Audio/video player/editor
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer/editor Photo viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial/command
  • Predictive text input
  • Fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0)
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Google Drive (50 GB cloud storage)
  • Document editor
  • Photo/video editor
  • Voice memo/dial/commands

Image Courtesy: mobilrecenze.eu, droid-life.com

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