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    Default Is the M8 Worth the Premium Over Cheaper Phones?

    The M8 is a great phone, no doubt about it, but it is much more expensive than other great phones that you can get today. At $700, is it worth the hefty price premium over other phones? The Nexus 5 is $400 and has the benefit of stock Android and still has pretty great specs, the OnePlus One is $350 and has even better specs and the benefit of CyanogenMod and extreme customization, the Oppo Find 7(s) have the same great specs and has its own great features like quick charging and the notification bar at the bottom, and even the HTC One M7 has the great aluminum build and great speakers of the M8, with the advantage of having a better camera, being smaller and easier to hold, and being $200 cheaper. Is the M8 really worth spending so much on it?
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    That is a matter of opinion since no one values money the same.
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    Depends how much you value the differences. I use mine for business so the extra speed and features pay for themselves.
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    This is why I'm looking at other phones also I'm looking at the g2 or waiting for the nexus 6 I have a z1s right now witch is a beast there is just a few things that bug me more than others devices that are out there. No doubt the m8 is bad *** but what has me really not sure besides price is this stupid prime rumor and the camera that to me was the biggest let down besides the thing is tall.. Bit we shall see I'm sitting on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zedorda View Post
    That is a matter of opinion since no one values money the same.
    I'm asking for people's opinions. Of course other people can't make choices for me, but other people's opinions can help. What I'm looking for in a phone is a phone that performs well, has enough storage, takes decent pictures, and feels like a high end phone in my hand. Speakers are not the most important things to me, but if I have good speakers, I'd definitely use them. People's opinions on this subject would be greatly appreciated.
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    Yes
    I'm gonna get flak but I'd rather have Sense over Stock Android for my daily driver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambertoid View Post
    This is why I'm looking at other phones also I'm looking at the g2 or waiting for the nexus 6 I have a z1s right now witch is a beast there is just a few things that bug me more than others devices that are out there. No doubt the m8 is bad *** but what has me really not sure besides price is this stupid prime rumor and the camera that to me was the biggest let down besides the thing is tall.. Bit we shall see I'm sitting on it.

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    Yeah, the Prime rumors are making it difficult to buy a phone. My contract just ended and I need a new phone, but a bunch of new phones are coming out later in the year.
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    I definitely think it's worth it. The only thing that might make it less woth the premium price tag is probably m8 prime.

    I am loving the speed on this thing. This is probably the most lag free Android experience you are gonna get any time soon.

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    In Aus, M8 is cheaper then the GS5 and the iPhone 5s. Most new flag ships are ~$800 (AUD) for any brand.

    Picked M8 because it is the best phone on the market right now
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    I think this is a great question. It will be answered differently by each person though. I have a Moto X and the M8. I think both are great phones and each have features that I really like. To me the biggest advantage of the M8 is the camera over the Moto X camera. Other than that the Moto X does everything that I need to do and does it really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwbcpa View Post
    I think this is a great question. It will be answered differently by each person though. I have a Moto X and the M8. I think both are great phones and each have features that I really like. To me the biggest advantage of the M8 is the camera over the Moto X camera. Other than that the Moto X does everything that I need to do and does it really well.

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    Agreed. Just went back to my moto x and wow....I don't know why I ever put this thing down in the first place.

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    I bought my m8 on launch day, I previously had an m7. The camera is much, much better on the m8. No question about it, I don't know why you think the m7's is better. Absolutely everything is better on the m8. I 100% think it's worth every penny, it is one hell of a phone.

    Also, there will be no nexus 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyway View Post
    I bought my m8 on launch day, I previously had an m7. The camera is much, much better on the m8. No question about it, I don't know why you think the m7's is better. Absolutely everything is better on the m8. I 100% think it's worth every penny, it is one hell of a phone.

    Also, there will be no nexus 6.

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    I agree that it's a great phone and an improvement in every way over the M7. I'm trying to find the post in this thread that said the camera on the M7 is better. Did I miss something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwbcpa View Post
    I agree that it's a great phone and an improvement in every way over the M7. I'm trying to find the post in this thread that said the camera on the M7 is better. Did I miss something?

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    That post is wrong. I know because I currently own both devices and have used both camera's extensively, the m8's is better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyway View Post
    That post is wrong. I know because I currently own both devices and have used both camera's extensively, the m8's is better.

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    I agree but who said the M7 is better? I don't see anyone who posted that statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Matei View Post
    The M8 is a great phone, no doubt about it, but it is much more expensive than other great phones that you can get today. At $700, is it worth the hefty price premium over other phones? The Nexus 5 is $400 and has the benefit of stock Android and still has pretty great specs, the OnePlus One is $350 and has even better specs and the benefit of CyanogenMod and extreme customization, the Oppo Find 7(s) have the same great specs and has its own great features like quick charging and the notification bar at the bottom, and even the HTC One M7 has the great aluminum build and great speakers of the M8, with the advantage of having a better camera, being smaller and easier to hold, and being $200 cheaper. Is the M8 really worth spending so much on it?
    All your reasons for better is just opinion. I think sense 6 is better than stock android and CM. The M8 is has a better experience and better hardware than all those phones. And the m8 crushes the M7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyway View Post
    That post is wrong. I know because I currently own both devices and have used both camera's extensively, the m8's is better.

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    Never mind. I reread the original post. I read it wrong. You are correct. That's silly to say the M7 camera is better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paladin View Post
    I understand the only showing compatable device view but how come I can't see all the apps on my Evo? I thought I found an option to select the device and I did but that did not seem to work. I can't seem to find thast setting again.

    Not a huge deal I guess but I would like to see all my Evo apps.

    Either way thanks guys.... ii
    The Moto X is pretty great, but the reason why I haven't considered getting it is because the X+1 is rumored to come out soon so I don't want to overpay.
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    Well here's the deal, for me i have many songs in my library that i carry with me in my phone, and they're at 10-20 Gigabytes, and M7 didn't have an sd card which was a killer for me
    Now the advantages in my opinion why the M8 is better than the M7 is the following:
    1-It has a better front and back camera
    2-It has an SD card slot
    3-it will be supported fr the next 2 years, what HTC have claimed, which is a huge plus for me
    4-Boomsound is better on the HTC M8 due no beats audio (real good amps inside)
    5-Better battery life, battery life on this is just amazing..
    6-Motion lunch
    those are simple 6 reasons why you should pay this 200$ more

    about the other devices... well depends on your needs, i love music, i love and care about the design, i adore sense UI, so HTC is the way to go for me !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Matei View Post
    The Moto X is pretty great, but the reason why I haven't considered getting it is because the X+1 is rumored to come out soon so I don't want to overpay.
    Moto X is $0.01 with a new contract at VZW. That's definitely not over-paying!

    But out of contract, yeah I see your point.
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    This entirely depends on what you're into. I went the HTC One M7 as a tester. I have used (not owned, used) Samsung SII, SII, S4 and S5, iPhone 4, 4s, 5 and 5s, BB Z10 and Z30, HTC Evo 3D and the MZ and my favorite is the M7.

    The look and feel of the HTC One (M7, not M8) is beautiful, slick, etc- not to mention in general the phone performs well! To me the strong point to the M7 is the battery life- I am able to listen to music for about 8 hours a day (Don't ask), YouTube for a good hour, text and call consistently all day, play the odd game and actively be downloading torrents. From 04:00am to 09:00pm the battery hovers around the 47-54% mark, which I think is quite good. I have used the M8 and to be honest, I did not see any real advantage. I mean unless you're a power user with music streaming, torrents, books and 4532 other things running all at once, the M7 (HTC ONE) should suffice.

    The M8 has better specs, and I have to say the Camera and Music is slightly better, but to me this is no real effect.
    Both phones are good phones, with great design. I think it comes down to one thing- what phone appeals more. They will both do the same thing, both have high end specs and are, to me, very good phones. Do you want the HTC One, or M8?
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    If you're looking for the best bang for buck right now, that's undoubtedly the LG G2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Matei View Post
    The M8 is a great phone, no doubt about it, but it is much more expensive than other great phones that you can get today. At $700, is it worth the hefty price premium over other phones? The Nexus 5 is $400 and has the benefit of stock Android and still has pretty great specs, the OnePlus One is $350 and has even better specs and the benefit of CyanogenMod and extreme customization, the Oppo Find 7(s) have the same great specs and has its own great features like quick charging and the notification bar at the bottom, and even the HTC One M7 has the great aluminum build and great speakers of the M8, with the advantage of having a better camera, being smaller and easier to hold, and being $200 cheaper. Is the M8 really worth spending so much on it?
    The M8 is a major upgrade over the M7, MAJOR. It does some things better than the Nexus 5 too, because the N5 is rather bare and part of its design was flawed. OnePlus One, couldn't say until I've gotten my hands on it. Sounds nice but worried about quality. If you keep waiting there will always be a new phone. It sucks but put your money and place a bet. Or you'll never get anything. Go in a store and play with some phones in person....

    Quote Originally Posted by MetalxAssassinx View Post
    Well here's the deal, for me i have many songs in my library that i carry with me in my phone, and they're at 10-20 Gigabytes, and M7 didn't have an sd card which was a killer for me
    Now the advantages in my opinion why the M8 is better than the M7 is the following:
    1-It has a better front and back camera
    2-It has an SD card slot
    3-it will be supported fr the next 2 years, what HTC have claimed, which is a huge plus for me
    4-Boomsound is better on the HTC M8 due no beats audio (real good amps inside)
    5-Better battery life, battery life on this is just amazing..
    6-Motion lunch
    those are simple 6 reasons why you should pay this 200$ more

    about the other devices... well depends on your needs, i love music, i love and care about the design, i adore sense UI, so HTC is the way to go for me !
    About the MicroSD, htc does not have as bad a reputation as Samsung for burning cheap cards but keep an eye on this. I do sometimes wish my Flex had an official 64GB version.

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Nancarrow View Post
    This entirely depends on what you're into. I went the HTC One M7 as a tester. I have used (not owned, used) Samsung SII, SII, S4 and S5, iPhone 4, 4s, 5 and 5s, BB Z10 and Z30, HTC Evo 3D and the MZ and my favorite is the M7.

    The look and feel of the HTC One (M7, not M8) is beautiful, slick, etc and the phone performs well! To me, the strong point to the M7 is the battery life. I have used the M8 and to be honest, I did not see any real advantage. I mean, unless you're a power user with music streaming, torrents, books and 4532 other things running, the M7 (HTC ONE) would benefit you. However, if you've got the money I would say it best to give the M8 a go as the specs are slightly greater!

    I think it comes down to one thing- what phone appeals more. They will both do the same thing, both have high end specs. Do you want the HTC One, or M8?
    Between the typos and the claim that One M7 has a good battery and is about equal to M8 in other areas...I suggest that OP should ignore this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dty06 View Post
    Moto X is $0.01 with a new contract at VZW. That's definitely not over-paying!

    But out of contract, yeah I see your point.
    Who is their right mind would sign a 2 yr contract for a 1 year old phone thats about to be replaced? lol
    just bustin your chops, not an attack here ....

    My Vote: NO
    M8 camera is barely better than the moto x and that's not saying much. Moto x best phone ever with the worst camera ever.
    to ME, the M8 is not worth $650
    iOS and Android are BOTH great. iPhone 3, 3GS, 4, 4s, 5, 5c, 5S, iPhone 6+, LG G2, LG Optimus G Pro, S3, S4, Note 3, Moto X, Nokia 520, Nokia 1520 (8.1)..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Relgoshan View Post


    Between the typos and the claim that One M7 has a good battery and is about equal to M8 in other areas...I suggest that OP should ignore this one.
    In regards to the above quote I have slightly altered my comment- but stand by what I said.
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