Samsung: Here’s why you should buy the Galaxy S5 over HTC’s new One smartphone
Each year, various manufacturers unveil their flagship devices in the first few months, and then set sights on the consumer in order to sell these flagships. Samsung announced the Galaxy S5 in February, and HTC followed up with an announcement of its latest One smartphone, called the HTC One M8. Both are excellent phones in their own right, but naturally, Samsung wants you to buy the Galaxy S5, and according to a leaked image, has four main points to make in its bid to opt for the fifth-generation Galaxy S5 over the HTC One M8.
Here are Samsung’s arguments, which have been translated from Chinese:
- • The HTC M8 is not dust and waterproof, while the SGS5 is IP67 certified.
- • Galaxy S5′s camera is better, with a higher amount of megapixel, quicker focus, and overall, “more professional.”
- • The HTC One M8 is not as user-friendly as the S5. Samsung’s flagship boasts childproof features, a removable battery and the new Ultra Power Saving Mode.
- • The HTC One M8 is not as secure as the S5. The M8 lacks a fingerprint scanner while the S5 has one, on top of KNOX.
The Korean manufacturer makes some good arguments, especially in terms of the camera and the user-friendly nature of Samsung’s software (though even the One M8 has a similar power saving feature called Extreme Power Saver). Again, both the S5 and One M8 are excellent handsets, but by touting features like a fingerprint sensor, higher-megapixel camera (in this case, the megapixel figure does matter, as HTC uses a lackluster 4-megapixel camera sensor that is good at low-light but only average in standard lighting conditions), Samsung hopes you’ll bet your hard-earned cash on its flagship over the competition’s.
So, what do you think? Did Samsung convince you to buy the Galaxy S5? Or were you already decided on that and didn’t even need a comparison?