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iPhone 6 vs. HTC One (M8) Spec Shootout

by Sean P. Aune | September 9, 2014September 9, 2014 9:00 pm PST

The iPhone 6 is finally here, and it joins the HTC One (M8) as one of the few smartphones on the market that have a mostly metal design. Wondering how the two compare to one another? So were we, so we created spec sheets and put them side by side. Ah, much better, now we can see just how well they stack up. Yes, we know the One (M8) runs Android and is a totally different beast.

But what about the storage options, the RAM, the measurements, weight and more? Yep, we have all of that for you right here for your easy perusal. How do you think Apple did today? Does it stack up? We’ll of course need to wait to try it out for ourselves to see how the performance compares to today’s Android flagships, but on paper it looks compelling enough.

HTC One (M8)

iPhone 6

Apple - iPhone 6 HTC - One (M8)
Display Size 4.7-inch, 750 x 1334 pixel display (326 ppi) 5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (441 ppi)
Resolution X 750 1080
Resolution Y 1334 1920
Display Type Retina HD Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Operating System iOS 8 (at launch) Android 4.4 with Sense 6
Processor A8 chip with 64-bit architecture 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 (US/EMEA), 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 (Asia/China)
RAM 1GB 2GB
Storage
  • 16GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
External Storage No Yes
Main Camera (Back) 8MP iSight camera with 1.5µ pixels Duo Camera, HTC 4 UltraPixel
Secondary Camera (Front) 1.2MP 5-Megapixel wide angle lens
Networks
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (CDMA models only)
  • DC-HSDPA
  • GSM/EDGE
  • LTE
  • UMTS/HSPA+
  • 2G/ 2.5G - GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • 3G - WCDMA: EMEA: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps, LTE: 800/900/1800/2600 MHz
  • Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps, LTE: 700/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz
  • AT&T: 850/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps, LTE: 700/850/AWS/1800/1900/2600 MHz
  • Sprint: 3G WCDMA: 850/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA up to 14.4 Mbps, 3G CDMA: 800/1900 MHz 4G LTE: FDD 800/1900 MHz , TDD 2600 MHz
  • Verizon: 3G WCDMA: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 14.4 Mbps, 3G CDMA: 800/1900 MHz, LTE: 700/AWS/1800/2600 MHz
  • T-Mobile US: 850/AWS/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps, LTE: 700/AWS MHz
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0
Battery N/A 2600mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Lightning port
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Gyro
  • Proximity
  • Touch ID
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light
  • Barometer
  • Gyro
  • Proximity
GPS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
Height 5.44 inches (13.82 cm) 146.36 mm (5.76 inches)
Width 2.64 inches (67.1 mm) 70.96 mm (2.79 inches)
Depth 0.27 inches (6.9 mm) 9.35 mm (0.37 inches)
Weight 4.55 oz (129 g) 160 g (5.64 oz)
Colors Gold, Gray, Silver gunmetal grey, glacial silver, amber gold
Supported Audio 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)
Supported Video 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)
Other Features
  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
  • Wi‑Fi calling
  • BoomSound Speakers
In The Box N/A
  • Wall Adapter
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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