1. bang_bang's Avatar
    I had a moto x and I loved it. I broke it and replaced it with an AT&T s5. It really doesn't feel as snappy as the moto x and I'm assuming this is due to TouchWiz. I'm thinking about selling the s5 and doing a vanilla android phone.

    Is the Google edition M8 the best way to go right now? I like the idea of the front speakers and the specs seem awesome, even overkill for vanilla android.
    06-24-2014 10:49 AM
  2. frag06's Avatar
    I had a moto x and I loved it. I broke it and replaced it with an AT&T s5. It really doesn't feel as snappy as the moto x and I'm assuming this is due to TouchWiz. I'm thinking about selling the s5 and doing a vanilla android phone.

    Is the Google edition M8 the best way to go right now? I like the idea of the front speakers and the specs seem awesome, even overkill for vanilla android.
    It is almost certainly due to TouchWiz.

    The M8 is a great phone. HTC's Sense is actually pretty good, but I also prefer Vanilla Android. The Google Play Edition is $700.

    I also recommend taking a look at the Nexus 5. It is a great phone. Specs aren't as good as the M8, but it is probably the fastest phone on the market.
    06-24-2014 12:33 PM
  3. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    I would also recommend the Nexus 5. And you will be able to save some money.


    Sent from my iPad Air. Simply better than the rest.
    06-24-2014 01:11 PM
  4. itic's Avatar
    If youre still within the return window, get rid of the s5 and get a at&t branded moto x. Or if youre outside the window go to a at&t store and ask um what they can do...
    06-25-2014 10:49 AM
  5. bang_bang's Avatar
    Yea I'm outside the window because I got an iPhone 5s first and hated the small screen. So I exchanged it for an S5 so I'm stuck with it. That's why I was thinking of selling it and putting the money towards a different device. $700 for the google M8 doesn't seem bad at all considering I basically live on my phone. Plus what I get from the s5 will help subsidize that.
    06-25-2014 03:50 PM
  6. frag06's Avatar
    Yea I'm outside the window because I got an iPhone 5s first and hated the small screen. So I exchanged it for an S5 so I'm stuck with it. That's why I was thinking of selling it and putting the money towards a different device. $700 for the google M8 doesn't seem bad at all considering I basically live on my phone. Plus what I get from the s5 will help subsidize that.
    Check out Swappa. The S5 has been going for around $450 - $500 over there. Better than using eBay and paying ridiculously high seller fees.
    dkhmwilliams likes this.
    06-25-2014 04:47 PM
  7. Rukbat's Avatar
    Before you change phones, get rid of TouchWiz. Install a launcher like Nova and see if that feels any better. (Even the free version certainly gives you more options than TW, and it's faster.)
    06-26-2014 10:19 PM
  8. bang_bang's Avatar
    I would also recommend the Nexus 5. And you will be able to save some money.


    Sent from my iPad Air. Simply better than the rest.
    the Nexus 5 is looking enticing. 350 for great specs and vanilla android is hard to beat. I may order one today or just go to best buy and grab one. Do I need a new Sim or can I swap it from my s5?
    frag06 likes this.
    06-27-2014 11:19 AM
  9. Rukbat's Avatar
    Since they both use microSIMs, you can just swap it.
    frag06 likes this.
    06-28-2014 11:42 AM

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