04-28-2014 04:59 PM
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  1. fsfty's Avatar
    My contract is up in a few weeks and I really want to buy my first Android phone. I went to the store to browse the M8 and the S5 and left determined to get the M8. My problem is I keep reading about build and software issues with both phones.

    Is this normal as soon as the phone rolls out, but issues get fixed by the manufacturers quickly? I REALLY want to leave Apple but the issues with the M8 and S5 are concerning me. Any advice?


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    04-26-2014 02:57 PM
  2. darkhan's Avatar
    Not sure what problems you are talking about? For myself I have not had any issues and I am a huge apple fan, the M8 was a clear winner though for now for me.
    I think if you go to forums mostly you see comments or questions about problems from a small percentage and all companies will have various problems even apple forums is full of complaints about certain issues this does not mean everyone has them or they are not easily fixed?
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    04-26-2014 03:02 PM
  3. Troneas's Avatar
    what build and software issues on the m8?
    04-26-2014 03:03 PM
  4. mchockeyvette27's Avatar
    There have been many threads about iPhone users getting an m8 (or contemplating the s5/m8) and either either end up loving the m8 or deciding on the m8. I am not one of those people but I recommend this phone to anyone. Build quality is fantastic. Software is fantastic. Sure some people get weird bugs or defective hardware, but that's just like any phone that was ever made in the entire universe. The more you contemplate and the more options you give yourself, the less pleased you'll be with your decision.

    Jump on the m8 and you'll be happy.

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    Mr.Willie likes this.
    04-26-2014 03:12 PM
  5. B0WIE's Avatar
    Huh? I have an M8 and it has no build or software issues.
    04-26-2014 03:17 PM
  6. MrRicks84's Avatar
    No build or software issues here either.

    With any product there will be a risk of a defective unit here & there. These may be the complaints you see. As for the M8, the majority of us have no issues at all.
    04-26-2014 03:23 PM
  7. Troneas's Avatar
    the iphone is so 2010...
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    04-26-2014 03:25 PM
  8. ffejjj's Avatar
    I think the M8 is one of if not the smoothest running android phone on the market

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    04-26-2014 03:26 PM
  9. Preformer19's Avatar
    No problems here.

    Although no phone out there is built perfect. There will always be some sort of small (or, read, BIG) issues across devices. But for now my HTC One M8 is living up to it's performance and hardware specifications.
    04-26-2014 03:28 PM
  10. knkcgrant's Avatar
    My contract is up in a few weeks and I really want to buy my first Android phone. I went to the store to browse the M8 and the S5 and left determined to get the M8. My problem is I keep reading about build and software issues with both phones.

    Is this normal as soon as the phone rolls out, but issues get fixed by the manufacturers quickly? I REALLY want to leave Apple but the issues with the M8 and S5 are concerning me. Any advice?


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    Sold my 5s for the M8. Took a day or two to get used to but I freaking love this thing. The gunmetal was a mistake, I am much happier with silver because of the grip. Very happy with my M8, would do it again. Oh I also tried the s5 for a few day's.......not good. I also had the camera error. Thinking that Samsung has a pretty substantial recall in the near future.

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    04-26-2014 03:31 PM
  11. ahutchga1972's Avatar
    No issues here

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    04-26-2014 04:09 PM
  12. petvas72's Avatar
    I switched to the HTC One M8 from an iPhone 5S, and I had Apple devices my whole life. I am a huge Apple fan, but I love my M8. Its quality is at least on par with the iPhone. My device is perfect.
    MrRicks84, ugxvibe, A895 and 1 others like this.
    04-26-2014 04:23 PM
  13. fsfty's Avatar
    I was speaking of the loose volume rockers, speakers that were popping up and screens that were "uneven". Also, I have Verizon and I was reading about battery issues after the latest update. I know all phones have issues, but these seemed to appear on more than a few phones.

    That being said, the phone felt fantastic at the store and it showed no lag at all (the s5 wAS lagging). The number of phones sold is huge and the duds are probably a very small percentage...


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    04-26-2014 04:41 PM
  14. law2010's Avatar
    I was speaking of the loose volume rockers, speakers that were popping up and screens that were "uneven". Also, I have Verizon and I was reading about battery issues after the latest update. I know all phones have issues, but these seemed to appear on more than a few phones.

    That being said, the phone felt fantastic at the store and it showed no lag at all (the s5 wAS lagging). The number of phones sold is huge and the duds are probably a very small percentage...


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    I have the Verizon M8. It works extremely well. I do not have a loose volume rocker and my screen is perfect. The phone feels like a tank based on the solid construction.

    All phones brands have defective issues on some of their devices. I loved my iPhone 4 when I had it, but I had to have it replaced 3 times under warranty for a defective power button and home button. I understood that it is normal for some phones out of millions made to have a manufacturer defect.

    Get the M8 and make sure when you are starting it up at Verizon that you check the volume rocker and stare at the screen. I am certain if there are any issues you can ask for another one to be opened.

    This phone is amazing. I highly recommend it.

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    04-26-2014 04:47 PM
  15. trandz's Avatar
    My device is also perfect. Of course going to forums, your going to generally hear more negatives because people are just likely to post about issues and see if other people have them then people posting about how everything is 100% fine. BTW mine is 100% fine.
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    04-26-2014 04:57 PM
  16. jd914's Avatar
    Though Samsung has the best selling phone it has given first time Android users terrible experiences in the past. LAG LAG and more LAG due to the overdone bloated and memory demanding Touchwiz. Go with the M8 you will not regret it. There are no significant build and software issues with the M8 then again, what device has been 100% at release? I don't know what you have been reading but it seems as if you're convinced that there are serious issues with the M8 and I can assure you from my side there aren't any. Get an M8 and you be the judge, if you don't like it return it.
    04-26-2014 05:12 PM
  17. law2010's Avatar
    Yeah, I am going to echo the other people. My M8 is at 100% of awesome and I have had no software issues or hardware issues. I also have the latest Verizon update and have not lost my awesome battery life.

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    04-26-2014 05:21 PM
  18. mysterygirl's Avatar
    No issues here. I think the M8 is one of the few (maybe only) Android phones that can match the iPhone both from a software and hardware point of view. Go for it!

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    04-26-2014 05:49 PM
  19. mmmcheesedanish's Avatar
    I had my iPhone 4s for 2 1/2 years and never owned a droid outside of a work phone. I went to the M8 and don't regret it at all...in fact I may never go back to an iPhone (iPad is still my fav though). No build or software issues. If you have Verizon be aware they don't yet support power saving mode, extreme power saving mode or 3G only options.

    My battery was very questionable in the beginning but I did a reset of the battery logic thanks to HTC support, I downloaded a great app that lets me go 3G only (phones still super fast) and some other minor tweaks and although I'm not a power user I'm typing this message out now at 27% batterylife and it's been discharging for 36 hours.
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    04-26-2014 06:21 PM
  20. fsfty's Avatar
    I had my iPhone 4s for 2 1/2 years and never owned a droid outside of a work phone. I went to the M8 and don't regret it at all...in fact I may never go back to an iPhone (iPad is still my fav though). No build or software issues. If you have Verizon be aware they don't yet support power saving mode, extreme power saving mode or 3G only options.

    My battery was very questionable in the beginning but I did a reset of the battery logic thanks to HTC support, I downloaded a great app that lets me go 3G only (phones still super fast) and some other minor tweaks and although I'm not a power user I'm typing this message out now at 27% batterylife and it's been discharging for 36 hours.
    What's the purpose for wanting a 3G only option?


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    04-26-2014 06:37 PM
  21. mmmcheesedanish's Avatar
    4G seemed to be destroying my battery, if your signal strength is weak it's bad news

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    04-26-2014 06:38 PM
  22. the1m.polo's Avatar
    As someone said there are issues on every release even Apple... The M8 IMO is the best phone for someone coming from Apple....

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    04-26-2014 07:14 PM
  23. isitme's Avatar
    I am on my second one (dropped the first and couldn't take the scratches) and both have been perfect. Great build quality. the only phone up there with Apple in quality and smoothness.
    04-26-2014 07:44 PM
  24. machzk's Avatar
    I have played with it and the build quality is on par. With regards to the software, Android has come a long way. It is also more flexible and my workflow is smoother using it. There are some issues I have some apps and app quality, but I recently made the switch from an iPhone 5 to a Moto X and I love it. I still love iOS, and I like Apple devices (I will not give up my MacBook Air for anything other than a new MacBook) but I think I will have an Android phone from now on. Get that M8, I think it you will enjoy it very much. There are usually issues with new phones, even those from Apple.

    P.S. I am intrigued as to what the iPhone 6 has in store.
    04-26-2014 10:17 PM
  25. torifile's Avatar
    I know I'm going to be chased out of this place for saying it, but I'm back on my 5S after a little over 3 weeks on the M8.

    I initially made the switch back to see how much I'd miss the M8. I do, a little. But then I used the camera on the 5S. Wow. What an amazing difference. It's really night and day. With the M8, I felt like I was using my iPhone 3GS camera.

    Then I realized that I really like the smaller size of the 5S. It's just comfortable to hold one handed. I do miss the larger screen of the M8, but the ergonomics were a nightmare. I could use it, but it never felt comfortable. The screen size might make up for that but I do appreciate the better feel of the 5S.

    I still have the M8 and I've already gone through the nightmare that is getting all my stuff from iCloud to google. But now that that's done, jumping back and forth between the 2 devices should be relatively easy.
    04-26-2014 11:34 PM
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