Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 37
Like Tree19Likes
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default Should I get the M8 or wait?

    So I am 14 and have had a $100 "smartphone" (Didn't even run android :o" but I am finally able to get a new phone. I am 14 but have enough money to get any flasgship phone, so price isn't an issue.

    I was going to get the HTC one M8 in a few days but I heard something about a M8 "Prime". As far as I know, there isn't much details but ti probably will be much better as it probably be officially waterproof and have other things the S5 has but the One M8 doesn't.
    So now I don't know if I should get the HTC one M8 or wait for a better version.
    Right now I have a cheap "smartphone" so really anything will be a major upgrade.
    So Should I get the M8 or wait for a better version? Any other phone recomendations? I would get the M8 if I had to get a phone right now, and there are a lot of good reviews, but there are a lot of negative customer reviews too. Also the Samsung S5 has 2x more reviews in the Verizon store, so I am guessing that it is a more popular phone.

    TL;DR : 1. Should I get the HTC one M8 or wait for a better version?
    2. Should I get the HTC one M8 or a different phone?
  2. #2  
    ChrisGonzales90's Avatar

    Posts
    311 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,647 Global Posts
    Carrier
    None

    Default Re: Should I get the M8 or wait?

    The prime is just a rumor and it may or may not be true.

    Both phones have their good and bad sides. Both have negative and positive reviews. (some are from ones who don't even own the phone)

    I'd get the m8, but keep in mind, its not gonna be like your old phone. its a true to life smartphone and not a toy.
  3. #3  

    Default Re: Should I get the M8 or wait?

    If you are asking is the M8 a worthy upgrade to your current $100 phone - Hell yes!
    Is the M8 as good as a phone that hasn't officially been announced and might not exist - I would say a real phone you can buy today is more of a phone than one that doesn't exist yet.
  4. #4  

    Default Re: Should I get the M8 or wait?

    Never wait on technology. Start enjoying it now and then you'll be upgrading again not long after the people who waited finally got their device.
  5. #5  

    Default Re: Should I get the M8 or wait?

    If you wait till the next best device, as said, you'll always be waiting.

    Sent from my GT-N7100 using Tapatalk
  6. #6  

    Default Re: Should I get the M8 or wait?

    I think the prime is probably the next max phone, so unless you want a giant phone I would say its safe to get the M8.

    Are you paying full price or contract price? If your getting on contract, then I would definitely get the M8, if your paying full price I would say a Nexus 5 or Moto X would be better value, and you could get like a PS4 or Xbox with the money left over.
  7. #7  
    ivantwilliams's Avatar
    Distinguished

    Posts
    1,503 Posts
    Global Posts
    18,051 Global Posts

    Default Re: Should I get the M8 or wait?

    This is how the smartphone frenzy starts you know. Get the device you want now, when the newest thing comes out, get that, too

    No, seriously, as my Mum would say, "Time waits for no man". Thus get the device you want, when you want it. As others have already stated, there will always be something new, and 'apparently' better...
  8. #8  

    Default Re: Should I get the M8 or wait?

    you'd be a leader with the m8 for a 14 year olds..... all the kids want the s5 even if it's sucky.....

    it's what kids do these days!
  9. #9  

    Default Re: Should I get the M8 or wait?

    When I was 14, I had a calculator watch that I thought was pretty nifty....
  10. #10  
    buckifvr's Avatar

    Posts
    826 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,708 Global Posts
    Carrier
    CleanROM 4.5 Pro

    Default Re: Should I get the M8 or wait?

    When I was 14 I had an old fashioned analog watch. Timex - Takes a licking and keeps on ticking.

    Sent from my HTC One M8 using Tapatalk
  11. #11  
    jd914's Avatar
    Banned

    Posts
    804 Posts
    Global Posts
    4,378 Global Posts

    Default Re: Should I get the M8 or wait?

    Don't wait around for a rumored device. The M8 is here, it's real and it's the best Android device money can buy. You won't regret it I can assure you.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  12. #12  
    buckifvr's Avatar

    Posts
    826 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,708 Global Posts
    Carrier
    CleanROM 4.5 Pro

    Default Re: Should I get the M8 or wait?

    Get the M8 and enjoy it. I you wait to have the newest and the best, you will be waiting forever. There will always be something better and newer around the corner.

    Sent from my HTC One M8 using Tapatalk
  13. #13  

    Default Re: Should I get the M8 or wait?

    I have an s5 now and love it, this possible s5 prime kind of made me think what the Frick.... However that's technology, phones are replaced within 6 months and that's the way it is.

    Pull the trigger on that M8 mate! Get the phone you deserve!

    Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  14. #14  

    Default Re: Should I get the M8 or wait?

    Wow. A fourteen-year old with the cake to get a $650 phone.
    When I was fourteen I was working for minimum wage and could barely afford pizza and a coke on Saturday night.
    I suppose if mom and dad have cash and are fronting the whole thing and paying the monthly bill...wow.
    B0WIE and ChrisGonzales90 like this.
  15. #15  
    law2010's Avatar

    Posts
    242 Posts
    Global Posts
    396 Global Posts

    Default Re: Should I get the M8 or wait?

    Get the M8. Best phone I have ever owned. It oozes quality and premium feel.

    Posted via Android Central App
  16. #16  
    buckifvr's Avatar

    Posts
    826 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,708 Global Posts
    Carrier
    CleanROM 4.5 Pro

    Default Re: Should I get the M8 or wait?

    I just saw that M8 is $99 with contract on Verizon. If you can get this deal, go for it.

    Sent from my HTC One M8 using Tapatalk
  17. #17  

    Default Re: Should I get the M8 or wait?

    The M8 is definitely worth getting. Don't get the S5 it's horrible in my opinion I had it. I usually like Samsung phones but that one was bad and way to laggy and buggy.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
    ChrisGonzales90 likes this.
  18. Thread Author  Thread Author    #18  

    Default Re: Should I get the M8 or wait?

    Hey! Thanks for all the replies guys.
    I went to Best Buy today and saw the HTC one M8 for real. It just screams quality. One question though. Does Samsung pay to be all over the place? In best buy the there was a gient S5 booth in the middle of the store while the M8 was on the side next to all the other phones. I started talking to an employee that was by the booth and asked him what phone he would get, and he started talking about all the amazing things about the S5. Then he started to compare the S5 to the iPhone and a bunch of other stuff. After I realized he was probably paid by Samsung to love a phone so much.

    One thing that that he talked about was how the battery on the S5 was removable. I started to have my doubts about the M8 so I was wondering: How well is the battery on the M8? Will it die before my 2 year contract?
    Also, how usefull is the waterproof on the S5? I really wish that HTC made it an easy choice and made the camera at least 8 Megapixels , waterproof, and somehow added a removable battery. Then the choice would be so easy. :/
  19. #19  
    buckifvr's Avatar

    Posts
    826 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,708 Global Posts
    Carrier
    CleanROM 4.5 Pro

    Default Re: Should I get the M8 or wait?

    Battery on the M8 is very good and should be fine for 2 years, the camera is fine for most people taking average everyday snapshots, waterproofing is only important if you plan on dunking your phone in water. A few raindrops won't bother the M8 at all.

    Sent from my HTC One M8 using Tapatalk
  20. #20  

    Default Re: Should I get the M8 or wait?

    The wait game is a never ending game..... And you very rarely win:-).
    My advice is get what suits you and move on.. (easier said than done) I upgraded to the s5 and still question my decision!! It Sucks.. I always come across a deal on c/l or something.. It Always works out...

    Sent from Portland Oregon using my Samsung galaxy s5 on Verizon
  21. Thread Author  Thread Author    #21  

    Default Re: Should I get the M8 or wait?

    Ok, thanks for all the replies guys! I am probably getting the M8 this weekend.
    One question I still have is, Does Samsung pay for the S5 to be everywhere? As said before, when I was at Best Buy the S5 had a giant booth in the middle of the store while the M8 was just next to all the other phones. Also a guy at the booth wearing the Best Buy uniform said that he actually works for Samsung. :/
    Also why is "The all new Samsung Galaxy S5!" the top thing on android central while the HTC One M8 is nowhere to be seen up there? I saw that it was up there a few days ago but not it is just the S5.
  22. #22  

    Default Re: Should I get the M8 or wait?

    Quote Originally Posted by abastuba99 View Post
    Ok, thanks for all the replies guys! I am probably getting the M8 this weekend.
    One question I still have is, Does Samsung pay for the S5 to be everywhere? As said before, when I was at Best Buy the S5 had a giant booth in the middle of the store while the M8 was just next to all the other phones. Also a guy at the booth wearing the Best Buy uniform said that he actually works for Samsung. :/
    Also why is "The all new Samsung Galaxy S5!" the top thing on android central while the HTC One M8 is nowhere to be seen up there? I saw that it was up there a few days ago but not it is just the S5.
    Yeah Samsung has a huge marketing budget and really pay attention lot to make sure their devices get maximum exposure to consumers.

    Sent from my LG-D801 using Tapatalk
  23. #23  

    Default Re: Should I get the M8 or wait?

    Get something that's free on contract and put the M8 money in a college account. When you're a college sophomore and can't afford McDonald's, you'll wish you'd been a more frugal young'n.

    Posted via Android Central App
    bigoldthor likes this.
  24. #24  

    Default Re: Should I get the M8 or wait?

    Shoot, don't even get another smartphone until you actually "need" it!

    Posted via Android Central App
    ChrisGonzales90 likes this.
  25. #25  

    Default Re: Should I get the M8 or wait?

    Make sure to play with a bunch of phones in person tho. Lots of people like the speakers and how it feels in the hand. I have a great tablet from Samsung that had me leaning toward their phones, but after some research and playing in the store that tablet was better than their high end phones....

    Having big hands and liking the tablet I was resolved to something AT LEAST as big as a Note 3, and I finally got the G Flex. It's not for everyone and the camera is pretty weak in low light but I freakin LOVE it so far.

    That said, again the M8 seems alright but I would wait for summer's manufacturing batch. Just in case they actually reinforce the camera shield or make any other small changes! In the meantime be sure you know what apps you will need, from reading here it sounds like there will be a few.
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. HTC M8 metal body scratches and paint layers
    By zacksparrow in forum HTC One M8
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 12-15-2014, 06:58 AM
  2. APN Settings for AT&T M8 used on T-Mobile??
    By Lilshaq65 in forum HTC One M8
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 09-18-2014, 06:50 AM
  3. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-09-2014, 10:56 AM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-01-2014, 01:50 AM

Posting Permissions