Galaxy Note 3 vs. HTC One M8: Spec by Spec Comparison

The HTC One M8 and Galaxy Note 3 might be the top two Android-powered devices available in the market at the moment.

Both of these handsets pack impressive screens, high powered cameras and interior components that make each device extremely quick and efficient. The Galaxy Note 3 is considered a phablet, but the HTC One M8 is not that much smaller, so comparing the two makes sense for those looking to purchase a top-of-the-line handset. So how do they stack up against one another? Here is a spec by spec comparison of the two.


The Galaxy Note 3 features an innovative new design with the leather-like plastic backing, which gives it a classy and sophisticated look. The HTC One M8 comes with a refined version of the metal body found on the original version. Both are pleasing aesthetically and make for a great companion in the business environment.

Samsung made a step in the right direction with the Note 3 and HTC definitely stuck with what worked with the M8. This area comes down to preference.


The Galaxy Note 3 comes with a Snapdragon 800 chip with 3GB RAM, making it one of the fastest handsets on the market. The HTC One M8 comes with a Snapdragon 801 with 2GB RAM, which is still pretty impressive, but not as powerful as the Note 3. It's hard to touch the Note in this area, however, the HTC One is still works quick and efficiently. The Galaxy Note 3 would take it in this area.


The HTC One M8 comes with a 4-Ultrapixel camera with tons of extra software for customizing videos and pictures. The Galaxy Note 3 packs a 13-megapixel camera that comes with High Dynamic Range, Touch Focus, and dual-shot. The One M8 might have a slight advantage thanks to the dual camera on the back. The Note 3 has the ability to shoot video in 4k, which is definitely a plus.

These are both top-of-the-line cameras that deserve a significant amount of recognition. It's tough to decide which one is better without using both for a good amount of time.


The HTC One M8 features the best speakers on the smartphone market at this point, which could eliminate the need for a Bluetooth or USB accessory. The Galaxy Note 3 comes with the S Pen, which allows for a completely different category of apps to be used on the handset. The Note would be better for the creative type, while the HTC One would be a better fit for a music lover.


The HTC One M8 is definitely one of the best devices HTC has ever released while the Galaxy Note 3 might be the single best Samsung handset to date. This is a tough choice and would really come down to a matter of preference. The M8 is cheaper, but the Note 3 is such a powerhouse. Both are classy and both are great to use for just about anything. Neither company skimped out on giving these devices the very best technology.