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Need advice on whether to go for an HTC One M8
This maybe a really general question but nevertheless, I'm putting it out there for anyone who can help.
So here's the thing: I've been using a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 now for almost 2 years, and I've grown tired of it and I guess hardware-wise it's time to move on as well. The main issue here is move on to which phone?
Now, I've been pretty satisfied with the performance of the Note 2 - Camera is decent, Battery life is good and as for the software, well I pretty much move on to AOSP ROMs as soon as I get the phone so that's that. What really disappointed me was the build. Plastic and weak. I've broken the 'Gorilla Glass' twice after only 1-foot high falls, I replaced the display once but I decided against spending more on the phone the second time it cracked and so I've been using the phone which a huge crack for almost 7 months now.
The instant I cracked the glass the second time - falling from a height of only a feet, I decided my next phone was going to be an HTC. I had been an owner of an HTC Desire HD previously, and for the ~2 years that I used it, I abused it pretty hard - dropping it uncountable times, but never once did the screen crack and the phone hardly showed any signs of damage.
I was pretty much decided on getting the HTC One M8 when I saw it, but ever since I've seen the Oppo Find 7 and the 'flagship' killer OnePlus One, I'm sort-of in a dilemma whether I will be spending too much money just for the design & construction? I'm not really going to use HTC's software. Both the Oppo Find 7 and OnePlus One look to be solidly built and while none of them are metal, from the reviews I don't see anybody complaining about the build as they did with Samsung's devices.
If it was a small price difference between the options in question here, I would have surely gone for M8. However, the difference is quite significant. Please do let me know what you guys think about the phone to buy. I'm going to purchase a new phone sometime in the next 2-months so I still have time to think about that.
(And no, I don't like to use cases. I prefer the phone as is.)