Android Flagship War

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2Q 2014 | IN-1018813


HTC One (M8) versus Samsung Galaxy S5 versus Sony Xperia Z2


At this time of the year, the temperature in the Android ecosystem heats up. Winter is over, spring is in full throttle, and summer is on the horizon. Alas, these are not the primary reasons for the ensuing heat wave in the smartphone market.

How These Smartphones Compare


Last week, HTC revealed its new flagship smartphone, the HTC One (M8). The smartphone has a stylish outer metal casing that reminds me pointedly of a BMW or Audi automobile exterior. The layered metal alloy coating is more at home on a car in a showroom than a smartphone. Also, the heavy focus on metal casings this year reflects the ever greater input mobile operators and carriers have on mobile OEM smartphone designs. Obviously the result of 2013’s mass consumer...

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