HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 are two frontline smartphones, though they represent different concepts

If you’re looking for a high-end smartphone, the options are quite extensive, but it is easier to dig in the large middle range, since in this case every manufacturer has one or two models that stand above the rest. For HTC that model would be the HTC One M8, presented a couple of months ago. The flagship of the Taiwanese brand is one of the most leading Android terminal segments with a wide screen, an advanced camera and a metallic design very attractive.

This time we are faced with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, one of the most complete catalogs of models Samsung which is particularly remarkable for the integration of stylus and all functions specially designed for this accessory. The Note 3 is powerful, has a large screen and a full camera. We see the differences between these two models.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is what we consider a tablet-phone or phablet, as its panel measures 5.7 inches diagonally. The screen is a Super AMOLED with resolution FullHD and the density is 386 dots per inch. Samsung offers a feature called Adapt Display that automatically adjusts brightness and contrast depending on the task being undertaken. The HTC One M8 has a screen Super LCD3 of five inches diagonally and has a resolution FullHD, but being a smaller concentration of pixels up to 440 psi.

The HTC One M8 has one of the most interesting designs around the mobile landscape, starting with the use of metal as the main material and ending with the softened forms. The metal finish gives it a point elegant, while increasing its resistance. The HTC One M8 has two speakers in the front that also captured the attention and make your shape is quite long, but is narrower than the Note 3. The tablet-phone of Samsung has the chassis plastic with a metallic finish frame around and the back cover has a texture that mimics leather. The Note 3 integrates a stylus called the S Pen on the chassis itself and allows different management, taking advantage that offers a large screen.


The HTC One M8 integrates somewhat peculiar system cameras. The main sensor has four-megapixel resolution, but this is a special technology called as HTC Ultrapixel. What they do is offer three times larger pixels than a conventional one, so it also captures the triple light, although the images are not that big. The sensor measures a third of an inch and the lens aperture is f/2.0 also accompanied processor HTC imageCHIP 2 and has optical stabilizer. The LED flash and recording FullHD videos with slow motion effect could not miss it.

The rear camera of HTC One M8 is unique in that it has a second lens which is responsible for recording information of depth, so you can apply effects distinguishing between figure and ground, as filters or blurs. The front chamber of the terminal is designed to make selfies with the best quality. Its sensor has five megapixels and the lens is also very light. In the multimedia section is remarkable the presence of HTC BoomSound speakers with integrated amplifiers and mode noise cancellation.

We spent the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which also has a very complete camera, although in this case the sensor is more conventional. We are facing a 13 megapixel BSI sensor, which is also ready to take pictures in low light and in this case will result in larger images. Among the features included is the Intelligent stabilizer to minimize tremors, a flash LED high power, beauty, Dual Camera mode and sports mode among others. The most interesting of Note 3 is that it can record 4K video at the usual rate (30 fps), but if the quality is low FullHD or HD720p frequency increases and videos obtained with an effect of slow motion stark. The front camera is two megapixels and sensor is BSI. The multimedia system level include high quality sound that lets you record and play back audio to 192KHz.

As you can already imagine, the power is high on both models, betting on point very powerful processors. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available in two versions: one of them has a Exynos Octa 5 of eight cores operating at 1.9 GHz, while the other comes with a. 800 quad-core Snapdragon 2.3 Ghz In both cases the memory RAM is 3 GB. Meanwhile the HTC One M8 carries a 801 to 2.3 Ghz Snapdragon, slightly more powerful than its opponent and with more advanced graphics chip, although its RAM is 2 GB. As for the internal memory we find bottom storage 16 GB in HTC One M8, which can be expanded with cards microSD up to 128 additional Gb. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available in both 32 and 64 Gb and also accepts MicroSD, but 64 GB maximum.


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