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When you buy a Samsung smartphone, you quickly discover that most of its internal storage is taken up by the TouchWiz operating system. That’s because it’s jam-packed with pre-installed apps and features that Samsung believes we all want — but how many of those apps actually get used?

Not many of them. According to data from Strategy Analytics, the average Galaxy smartphone user spends little time with Samsung’s own offerings, with the company’s most popular app getting just 3.9 minutes of use per month.


On paper, the Galaxy S5 and the new HTC One (M8) sport relatively the same specs. The S5 does sport a slightly faster Snapdragon 801 chipset — 2.5GHz vs. 2.3GHz on the One — but that difference is barely noticeable in real life.

Well, as it turns out, Samsung did not really pay much attention to optimising its TouchWiz skin for the hardware on the Galaxy S5 and the device is actually slower than the One (M8) in certain day-to-day tasks. 


Samsung has teamed up with Amazon to bring its smartphone and tablet owners a custom “Kindle for Samsung” app. Available worldwide to those with a Galaxy device running Android 4.0 and above, the app will offer 12 free books every year through an exclusive Samsung Book Deals promotion.


We’ve already given you five reasons to choose the Galaxy S5 over the One M8 when buying your next smartphone — but of course, HTC’s latest flagship comes with its own advantages, too. So in this piece, we’ll list five reasons why the One M8 is better than the Galaxy S5.

By comparing the two lists, you should be able to decide which handset better suits your wants and needs based on things like design and key features — and therefore which is most worthy of a new two-year contract.


It’s time to upgrade your smartphone — but which Android should you choose? Samsung and HTC just launched their latest flagships, and both are excellent devices. Deciding which would be best for you isn’t easy, but taking a close look at key features can help.

In this piece, we’ll outline five reasons why you should choose Samsung’s Galaxy S5 over the HTC One M8. In a parallel post, we’ll list five reasons to go with HTC’s latest model. Comparing the two should help you decide which handset is more worthy your hard-earned cash.

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