They do not use the same processor...The S5 is running on the snapdragon 800 while the HTC One M8 runs on the newer 801 SoC
That is incorrect. Here are the real specs below. They both have the Snapdragon 801 SoC. If you Gogole it, you will see ALL sites will show you the S5 has the Snapdragon 801. Even Samsung said it when they announced the phone. Watch the announcement on Youtube to see it.
HTC One M8
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801, quad-core CPUs
Samsung Galaxy S5
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
CPU Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400
Here is the comparison of both phones & Specs.
" Both Samsung's and HTC's upcoming flagship phones are powered by a Snapdragon 801 SoC, which is arguably the most powerful of its kind right now. Yet, at least on paper, the Galaxy S5 has the upper hand, as its CPU will have a slightly higher top clock rate of 2.5GHz. The CPU on the One will max out at 2.3GHz. Nevertheless, despite this theoretical advantage for Samsung's phone, we doubt that we'll encounter any performance issues with either of these devices."
Weird, I could swear that it was announced with the 800 processor..anyways I guess youre right. My bad. Still with all that touchwiz crapware, the HTC will probably be faster/smoother. Cant wait to get mine, in progress!
Ya, the original HTC One felt faster than the S4 even though it was a slightly underclocked version of the Snapdragon 600 last go around. Touchwiz is bloatware, though the S5's version is vastly different, I'm not holding my breath on it being smooth like Sense is.
No the S5 does have 801 SoC has shown above. No worries! we all make mistakes.
As for the comparison, many have said the S5 is a bit faster then the HTC One M8 but those are the lucky ones that have both devices / used them for a bit. WE can not judge the devices until we get them. This is for the S5 of course.
The HTC Sense is amaazing tho. I will not lie i would choice that over any UI. Loved it from the start. Touchwiz? I never really use it as on all Android devices, i use Nova Launcher.
Since you seem to know everything, do you think I will get my HTC before the end of the week since its been in progress since this morning?