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Apple iPhone 6 Plus Vs HTC One M8: Price & Specifications compared

Recently, Apple took a departure from their “Bigger isn’t Better” thinking and launched two models of next-Gen iPhones, namely iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. These two devices are identical in looks, apart from their sizes. HTC, the Taiwanese giant has released its flagship, HTC One M8 with beast configurations. Here I have compared both the devices from pillar to post and this one makes you take, the better choice while buying a Smartphone.iphone-6-plus-vs-htc-one-m8

Apple has entered into the Phablet wars with its ultimate iPhone 6 Plus, since it comes with a 5.5 inch display. Similarly HTC One M8 has been launched by HTC and it comes with the ultimate configuration and you cannot ignore both the devices.


Dimension and Weight:

Are you the one who prefers to buy a bigger one? If you were saying yes to this, then you should go for HTC One M8. iPhone comes with a sleek design that is round 24% slimmer than the One M8.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus comes with 158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm size and it weighs 172 gram. Apple iPhone 6 has a thickness of 6.1 mm only, whereas iPhone 6 Plus comes with 7.1 mm of thickness. The curved chassis adds an extra attraction for the device. HTC One M8 has a dimension of 146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm and weighs 160 grams, the thickness of HTC One M8 will be 2mm greater than the iPhone 6 Plus.


Apple iPhone 6 Plus comes with 5.5 inch display with high-definition Retina LED-backlit display, and offers an excellent resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The device offers 401 pixels per inch and it offers more than 185% of resolution while comparing to iPhone 5s. The device comes with shatterproof glass, that prevents the device from physical damages. This combination ends up making the iPhone display to pop out a lot more than others with realistic color and great viewing angles.

The HTC One M8 comes with a 5-inch display, similar to Apple iPhone 6 Plus’ screen and resolution of 1920×1080. The pixel density of the HTC One M8 is  a little higher than the iPhone 6 Plus and it has a PPI of 441.

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Processor, Graphics and Performance:

Apple iPhone 6 Plus powered with iOS 8 with Apple A8  dual processor with a clock speed of 1.4 GHz. Apple has used hexa-core GPU in its next-Gen iPhone 6 Plus; with 2 GB of RAM, users can run multiple processes on a single time without any sort of hassle.

On the other side, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor is the heart of HTC One M8 which is clocked at 2.3GHz.  By seeing this, you shouldn’t judge the performance of the device with the clock speed of the device, however, Apple devices won’t lose in any performance tests. The iPhone may not be supporting the best-in-class specs, still flies through the daily tasks and high intensity games.


Apple iPhone 6 Plus comes with variants, 16GB, 64GB and 128 GB; Similar to all Apple devices, the iPhone 6 Plus doesn’t support any sort of external card slot. HTC One M8 comes with two variants with 16GB and 32 GB of internal on-board storage with an external card slot that supports MicroSD up to 128 GB. iPhone 6 Plus powered with 1GB of RAM, whereas HTC One M8 has 2GB of RAM.


Apple iPhone 6 Plus comes with 4G connectivity with new version of Wi-Fi protocol on it. NFC present in it allows the Apple users to use a newer version of payment system in Apple iPhone 6 Plus. Similarly, HTC One M8 has a same connectivity configuration as iPhone 6 Plus.


The device comes with 8 mega-pixel of camera, with optical image stabilization and auto focus. It has a dual LED flash with simultaneous HD recording and image recording. Apple iPhone 6 Plus has a secondary front facing camera with 1.2 mega-pixel and this allows clear video recording of 720p.

HTC One M8 has a Dual 4MP (Ultrapixels) primary camera that shoot images with the resolution of 2688х1520 and the 5MP secondary camera. However, HTC One M8 is capable of delivering colorful pictures in low-lighting with the help of its “Ultra-Pixel” shooter.


The HTC One M8 has a 2600mAh battery which makes the device to run for a longer time and the iPhone 6 Plus has a 2915mAh battery, which is comparatively high while compared to the battery of HTC One M8.


HTC One M8 comes with a price tag of $650 at Amazon (at the time of writing) and the prices of iPhone 6 Plus (with contract) are,

  • iPhone 6 Plus (16GB): $299
  • iPhone 6 Plus (64GB): $399
  • iPhone 6 Plus (128GB): $499


Both devices are well built and provide best in class performance for the consumers. Still, it is in confusion to choose the best one among them.

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John is the head of our IT Security team and he writes about Security, IT news on The Next Digit. He was the Employee of the Year 2013 for his selfless support and efficiently setting up the whole security infrastructure. He also occasionally writes on "IT Sec Pro" Print Media of Sweden. All posts by John

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