HTC One M8 Prime vs Galaxy Note 4

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is the latest version of the Note series of phablets released by the Korean company. The HTC One M8 Prime is speculated to be released later in the year or early next year as competitor to the Note 4.

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Some of the specifications of these two awesome devices are discussed below.

The Design

HTC is known for the premium design of its smartphones and the HTC One M8 Prime is going to be no different. It will have a metallic curvaceous body with front facing speakers which will definitely make your happy. Like its predecessors, the casing will be made of liquid silicon and aluminum. It is most likely to have water resistant qualities. The smartphone may be comparatively larger than the older versions and will probably be in the 5.5 inches to 6.0 inches range.

Samsung smartphones, on the other hand, are known for its specs rather than the design. The plastic-ky feel of Samsung phones have usually made users feel ill at ease. Samsung has taken this into account and slightly modified the design on the Note 4. The new phablet has a chassis that is made of plastic, but now its sides are surrounded and enclosed in a metallic rim which gives it a more premium look and feel. The casing still has a faux leather feel to it, but the fake stitching has been eliminated. It weighs 176g and measures 153.5 X 78.6 X 8.5mm.

The Screen

The Note 4 comes with a 5.7 inches screen which is the same as the older Note 3. However, the output quality is a lot better. The Quad HD Super AMOLED display has a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440pixels and an incredible ppi of 515. The colors are vivid and every minute detail is visible. The high quality screen is complemented by the adaptive display feature which changes the graphic quality being viewed on screen as per the light in the place, thereby providing optimal viewing experience.

The Quad HD screen on the HTC One M8 Prime will also come with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, but its size may be only 5.5 inches thereby offering a ppi of 534. It is speculated that HTC may bump up the screen size to an astounding 5.9 inches on the Prime, but this information has not been validated.

The Performance

The Galaxy Note 4 is available in 2 variants. One is powered by a 2.5 GHz Snapdragon quad-core 805 processor and Adreno 420 GPU, while the second variant comes with a Samsung Exynos octa-core processor, consisting of two quad-cores, i.e., ARM’s new A57 and A53. Such brute power means seamless multi-tasking and smooth daily use. Both variants have 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, and up to 64 GB expandable microSD storage. The Note 4 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS integrated with Samsung’s TouchWiz interface. It also comes with an improved and more useful S-Pen stylus along with several new S-Pen compatible software features.

The HTC One M8 Prime is powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 along with 3 GB of RAM. It will come with LTE 6 support which means data download speed of nearly 300 mbps. The phone will be available in 16 GB and 32 GB versions along with external microSD storage capacity of up to 128 GB. It will run on Android 4.4. Kit Kat OS and HTC’s Sense 6.5 UI. It is speculated that the device may also be launched with Android Lollipop, if that version of the OS is made available before the release of the Prime.

The Camera

The Galaxy Note 4 comes with a 16 MP camera at the back and a 3.7 MP front camera. It has many new features, including f 1.9 aperture, a default 90 degree shooting angle, wider angle shots, 120 degrees of spatial awareness, and optical image stabilization system that allows clearer and enriched shots, photos, and videos. The secondary camera also comes with several new modes such as the panorama mode which allows the capture of wider ‘selfies’ such as group photos.

The HTC One M8 Prime will come with an 18 MP primary camera and a 5 MP secondary camera. The former will feature ‘Duo Camera’ i.e., it will have two lenses and two sensors,’ while the front camera will have depth measuring sensors.

The Battery

The Note 4 comes with a 3200 mAh battery along with varied features, including an ‘ultra powersaving’ mode that can offer about 24 hours of battery time with just 10 percent chargeremaining, and a ‘fast charging’ option that charges about 50 percent of the battery in 30 minutes.

There is no information about the kind of battery that will be shipped with the HTC One M8 Prime.


In the US, the Note 4 is available on a 2-year contract with AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular for about $300. Off-contract price is about $600.

It is rumored that off-contract pricing for the HTC One M8 Prime will be about $900 to $1000.


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