HTC One M8 vs LG G3 : Battle of specs

By | October 24, 2014

Today I am going to compare two flagship Android smartphones from top manufacturers HTC and LG. HTC few months prestigiously launched their high end smartphone HTC One M8 and LG also launched their flagship smartphone LG G3. There are some similarities between these two devices and significant differences too. Let us see the detailed comparison below.

HTC One M8 vs LG G3


HTC One M8

Both these smartphone look great, coming to HTC One M8 it is built on the successful design of HTC One M7. It features the beautiful bezels, but not everyone like those big bezels, especially present along the bottom of the front side where the HTC logo is present. Coming to LG G3, it is improved on the design of LG G2 and features the removable brushed aluminium look plastic cover on the back side.

One M8 has the BoomSound speakers mounted on front side under the speaker grills at the top and bottom of the screen and surrounded by large bezels. LG G3 is thinner and lighter than HTC One M8 due to its plastic body, but features a slim aluminium band around the edges. G3 features the small bezels around the screen and a speaker is mounted on the back at the bottom and at the top there is a “rear-key” volume rocker and a power button. One M8 screen is not as wide as LG G3’s screen.



HTC One M8 5 inch screen with Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen, whereas LG G3 has 5.5 inch display with True HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. Besides the size, the quality of the screen is also remarkable too. G3 has the QHD display with the pixel density of 534 ppi, while One M8 has full HD display with 441 ppi pixel density. One M8’s display is crisp and vibrant and the added pixels in G3 are not noticeable unless you are viewing high resolution images or videos. M8 display produces the pure whiter and little brighter overall than LG G3.


HTC’s made comparing camera specs very difficult indeed. Its Ultrapixel rear snapper can’t exactly go head-to-head with the G3’s 13-megapixel one, but they’re both very decent indeed.The One M8 might just eclipse its rival due to its dual camera setup. When it comes to selfies, there’s only one winner, HTC One M8 dominates heavily its rival with its 5 Mrgapixel front camera, whereas LG G3 features only 2.1 MP front camera.

Processor and Storage

Both these smartphones are powered by Snapdragon 801 processor, but One M8 has 2 GB RAM while G3 comes with 3 GB RAM, but LG G3 is bit slower than M8. Both the devices comes in 16 GB and 32 GB variants and with an option of micro SD slot expandable up to 128 GB. 32 GB version of G3 comes with 3 GB RAM, where both M8 versions comes with 2 GB RAM only. G3′ speakers performs nicely, but they can’t compete with HTC’s boomsound speakers.


Both these devices run on Android 4.4.2 KitKat Operating System and can be upgradable to Android L. G3 has the modern looking interface with the transparent app drawer and super flat icons. One M* features HTC’s exclusive Blinkfeed dedicated to the home screen on the left for social networks and news feeds, while G3 features the combination of LG Health/smart tips home screen.

Battery and pricing

One M8 packs a non-removable Li-Po 2600 mAh battery which offers 20 hours of 3G talktime and 14 hours of 2G talktime. G3 packs a Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery which offers 21 hours of 3g talktime and 19 hours of 2G talktime.

Coming to the prices HTC One M8 32 GB version is available at $649, while G3 32 GB, 3 GB RAM version is available for $599.

Specifications HTC One M8 Google Nexus 6
Display 5 inch display 5.5 inch display
Processor 2.3 GHz quad core snapdragon 801 2.5 GHz Quad-ccore Snapdragon 801


Primary camera Ultra pixel 13 Megapixel
Secondary camera 5 Megapixel 2.1 Megapixel
 Memory 16/32 GB and also offers micro card slot to extend Memory 16 GB/32 GB and offers slot to expand memory
RAM  2 GB 3 GB
Connectivity NFC, Bluetooth, WiFi NFC, Bluetooth, WiFi
Battery 2600 mAh 3000 mAh
Size 146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4mm 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm
Operating System Android  4.4 Kitkat Android 4.4 Kitkat
Weight 160 grams 149 grams

Author: Peter Jacksonn

Peter, the most experienced in The Tech Bulletin team is a professional blogger and interested in reviewing the gadgets, giving solutions for technical queries. He covers the consumer electronics section along with latest apps and games.+Peter