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    Default Need advice on whether to go for an HTC One M8

    Hi Guys,

    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.)
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    Default Re: Need advice on whether to go for an HTC One M8

    Did you try the OnePlus One and the Oppo Find 7 yet? I'd suggest trying out all three of your choices before buying one. Yeah I was originally waiting for the S5 32 GB/S5 Prime, but I got sick of waiting and tried out a One M8 to see if it was worth buying. I went with the One M8 because the UI was faster and smoother and Sense 6 beats TouchWiz by a longshot.
    I'm gonna get flak but I'd rather have Sense over Stock Android for my daily driver.
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    Default Re: Need advice on whether to go for an HTC One M8

    The M8 is better than anything with Touchwiz.
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    Default Re: Need advice on whether to go for an HTC One M8

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRedAnarchist View Post
    Hi Guys,

    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.)
    htc is still sorting some build quality issues but the phone itself seems drop resistant and they DO have decent exchange policies. I am happy with being caseless on my Flex, it's bigger than a Note 3 and still one of the lightest phones over five inches.

    Most of the flagships have major unique selling points, so weight very carefully what matters more to you.
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    Default Re: Need advice on whether to go for an HTC One M8

    One thing for you especially to consider is HTC Advantage. They will replace for free a cracked screen one time during the first six months.
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    Well it does feel very well-built and solid. And it is expensive. (but all the premium devices are around 650-700 anyway.) However, there' not much metal between the edge of the screen and the edge of the phone. And the metal is just going to transfer shock even more than plastic. My guess is that it is not going to be all that great when dropped, although you do have that screen guarantee for the first six months. On top of this, like me, you do not want to put a case on such a well-considered exterior. So it's a conundrum. I think you have to be prepared for damage with no case. And it think if you're really after durability, go for a Samsung and throw a good case on that ugly sucker.
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    i would recommend getting the M8 it has great battery life,sense 6 is one of the fastest OS that i have used so far,overall its a amazing phone and you wont regret getting it.
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    I've been on mine for a week now and it is great. The only negative for me is the form factor (size) if it was just a little shorter would be in my opinion a nearly perfect device.

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