MMPR FOCUS: PRODUCT REVIEW

In this digital age, the type of phone one carries is a telling sign of their technical capability and status and it seems whether we like it or not the majority of us could just be keeping up a “tech” appearance! With so many brands and products on the market, are you due for an upgrade and have you been wondering what the latest phones are? Well, if like us you are having a wonder we have you covered in today’s post…Read on…

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When you’re on top the Android world, it means that everyone is looking at everything you’re doing – both the big and the small. Samsung, as we know, is one of the biggest fish in the pond at the moment as they’ve proven that they can deliver the goods. Everything came together with last year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 3; a monstrous smartphone argued by many as the company’s second flagship smartphone of 2013.

HTC tried its darnest to compete with Samsung’s aggressive efforts, but to no avail, they couldn’t keep up with the fanatical pace of its rival. This year, however, the HTC One M8 has already been acclaimed to be a formidable figure – one that intends on being relevant for quite some time. Consumers will no doubt have some homework to do, figuring out exactly what phone will deliver the goods that matter most to them. HTC’s offering is hot out of the gates, but we wonder if it has the steam power to overcome the features rich Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

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HTC One M8 versus Samsung Galaxy Note 3…WHO WINS?

1) Design

>The key selling point of the HTC One M8 is its meticulous, modern looking design. Its stylish appearance and premium finish puts it a solid leap ahead of the more conventional looking Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

>The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 lacks the quality ingredients seen in the HTC One M8’s package. The brushed aluminium chassis (rather than the plastic version of the Samsung) of the HTC One M8 screams out voraciously.

>Size-wise, there’s an obvious disparity between them. The Note 3 is technically a phablet-sized device and can prove to be more cumbersome to hold. The HTC One M8 is still perceived as gargantuan, but it’s nevertheless the less unwieldy of the two.

>Taking a look around their trims, there are several things they have in common – like their 3.5mm headset jacks, various microphones, IR blasters, and microUSB ports. 

>They have their own unique features. For the HTC One M8, it has dual front-firing speakers with HTC BoomSound that direct sound towards us – instead of against. Meanwhile, the Note 3 gains a productivity element with its S-Pen, which is special for accomplishing a handful of tasks.

2) Display

>Much like their size difference, there’s also a huge disparity when we look at their displays. On the HTC One M8, it features a 5-inch 1080p Super LCD-3 display with Gorilla Glass 3.

>Technically, it sports the higher pixel density count of 441 ppi (in contrast to the Note 3’s tally of 386 ppi) although it’s not noticeable enough to the effect that we can recognize from a normal viewing distance.

>Comparing the colours they produce, the Note 3’s over-saturated tones have an iridescent glow that instantly gets our attention, but the colours aren’t nearly as accurate as the colours produced by the HTC One M8’s LCD-based display.

>Viewing angles, though, go to the Note 3 mainly because it retains its vividness more. However, when it comes to outdoor visibility, the stronger 490 nits of brightness from the One M8’s panel is more visible than the weaker 360 nits of brightness pumped out by the Note 3.

>There’s some additional technology implemented into the Note 3’s display. Specifically, the display has the ability to recognize when the finger or S-Pen is hovering over it – providing one with numerous functions via its Air View features.

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Which one is on your mind? Well, goodluck with your decision!

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One thought on “MMPR FOCUS: PRODUCT REVIEW

  1. …the choice is an easy one, if consumers want value for money (Samsung).

    Do they want the best camera available on a smartphone? Then Samsung… Otherwise, they will get one of the worst performing flagship cameras, which has a 4MP main camera (that is, this HTC).

    Oh, so they want an ‘Android-like’ experience with the HTC? Might as well save $350, and get a Nexus 5 instead, which offers a ‘pure Android’ experience, and a higher resolution (arguably better) camera.

    HTC One (M8)’s got a nice shell… but that’s it. Costs wayy too much for just that.

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