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    Default Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One (M8)

    For the people who were on the fence between the HTC M8 and the S5, where do you stand now that the M8 was officially announced?

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    I put myself in this vicious cycle where once I get one phone, I want the other.

    I'd like to wait to see them both side by side in the real world before I make my decision.
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    Default Re: Now that the HTC was announced.....

    I'm staying with GS5. M8 looks good in body design, but that's about it.
    Also it's quite close to the Note 3 in height. that alone kills it for me.
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    I'll wait a bit to see what others have been cooking up.

    That said, if I had to choose, probably the M8.

    I'm a sucker for metal. xD
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    Default Re: Now that the HTC was announced.....

    Definitely still the S5. So much of bezel on the m8 and it looks so much bigger than the Samsung. Plus I'm a sucker got waterproof phones.

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    Here's what I WANTED:

    Metal Body - CHECK
    Dual-Camera - CHECK
    5" screen at 1080p - CHECK
    Great UI (Sense 6) - CHECK
    SD-Slot - CHECK
    16MP Camera - MISSING
    3GB RAM - MISSING
    Removable battery - MISSING

    This is such a pain in the ****. The M8 needs stuff the S5 only has, and the S5 needs stuff that only the M8 has.

    Now, I wait until September when Apple will add a dual(or triple?) camera, at 16MP with a 5" screen at higher than 1080P resolution, iOS8... and the iPhone 6 will effectively rule the world.

    All Samsung and HTC did was give Apple the blueprint for how to beat them - just take the S5 and the M8 and combine then into one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Netherscourge View Post
    Here's what I WANTED:

    Metal Body - CHECK
    Dual-Camera - CHECK
    5" screen at 1080p - CHECK
    Great UI (Sense 6) - CHECK
    SD-Slot - CHECK
    16MP Camera - MISSING
    3GB RAM - MISSING
    Removable battery - MISSING

    This is such a pain in the ****. The M8 needs stuff the S5 only has, and the S5 needs stuff that only the M8 has.

    Now, I wait until September when Apple will add a dual(or triple?) camera, at 16MP with a 5" screen at higher than 1080P resolution, iOS8... and the iPhone 6 will effectively rule the world.

    All Samsung and HTC did was give Apple the blueprint for how to beat them - just take the S5 and the M8 and combine then into one.
    What are you on? Apple will never be better than the crappiest Android phone and more like they will steal the blueprints.... hahaha
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    Default Re: Now that the HTC was announced.....

    I think the m8 looks worse than last years m7.

    The s5 doesn't look that much better but that's my choice for this year.
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    I still think that the 5 is better.

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    Default Re: Now that the HTC was announced.....

    The S5 seems better other than aesthetics. What is comical is how much negativity there was on this board when the S5 was announced, while everyone on the One 2014 forum is very positive, despite the phone having less impressive specs.
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    Default Re: Now that the HTC was announced.....

    Like S4 vs. One (M7), it looks like the Galaxy is the better "overall" phone for the mass market consumer.

    IMO, of course.
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    I will go with the S5. The camera and the water and dust resistant are my main reasons. It will be a big upgrade from my S3.
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    Default Re: Now that the HTC was announced.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Netherscourge View Post
    Here's what I WANTED:

    Metal Body - CHECK
    Dual-Camera - CHECK
    5" screen at 1080p - CHECK
    Great UI (Sense 6) - CHECK
    SD-Slot - CHECK
    16MP Camera - MISSING
    3GB RAM - MISSING
    Removable battery - MISSING

    This is such a pain in the ****. The M8 needs stuff the S5 only has, and the S5 needs stuff that only the M8 has.

    Now, I wait until September when Apple will add a dual(or triple?) camera, at 16MP with a 5" screen at higher than 1080P resolution, iOS8... and the iPhone 6 will effectively rule the world.

    All Samsung and HTC did was give Apple the blueprint for how to beat them - just take the S5 and the M8 and combine then into one.
    There is no perfect phone. There is only one that's good enough to meet your needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vladfan View Post
    I will go with the S5. The camera and the water and dust resistant are my main reasons. It will be a big upgrade from my S3.
    Why not the Note 3? Unless that is took big. My wife's upgrade is coming this summer. I hope she picks the Note 3 over the S5. I have the Note 2 and by far is the best phone I have owned. Not saying the S5 is bad or anything I just want to play with her note if that is what she decides to get. hahah haha
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    I'm now undecided as to which one I want. I'm thinking I'm going to stick with the S5 because of the better camera, removable battery and water/dust resistance.. Buuuut the M8 also looks nice, metal body, sense 6, speakers on the front. Choices choices.
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    I just find it amusing that the people who bashed the S5 immediately for being an incremental update are right on the M8 bandwagon even though it's a worse offender in that regard. Samsung closed the gap between Touchwiz and Sense this year. They also drastically made the in-hand feel of the phone better (as anyone who's been to Best Buy and held it would attest to). I'm sure tech sites will disagree because "OMG METAL", but the S5 is the better phone. And the Nexus 5 is still probably better than both of them. In my opinion, of course.
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    Default Re: Now that the HTC was announced.....

    I am on the fence still...I have been an iPhone user for a few years and I am looking for something bigger and different. I tried Android for a while back when the original Droid came out and then I switched back to iPhone.

    I think I am ready to make the switch back to Android so now I am having trouble deciding...the s5 or the M8...I think I like the s5 better specs wise, but the design of the M8 better.

    Oh the decisions!!
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    Default Re: Now that the HTC was announced, S5 or M8?

    Just played with the m8. NOT IMPRESSED with look feel and overall sense 6.0. Glad I preordered the s5.

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    Default Re: Now that the HTC was announced, S5 or M8?

    M8 camera quality is not really good...I'm hearing reviews of blurriness and not strong clarity

    S5 for sure... For that and other reasons

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    Default Re: Now that the HTC was announced, S5 or M8?

    Quote Originally Posted by cmhsam View Post
    Just played with the m8. NOT IMPRESSED with look feel and overall sense 6.0. Glad I preordered the s5.

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    If I had to choose.... Man... That'd be hard :P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VDub2174 View Post
    I put myself in this vicious cycle where once I get one phone, I want the other.

    I'd like to wait to see them both side by side in the real world before I make my decision.
    Buy them both.
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    Default Re: Now that the HTC was announced, S5 or M8?

    The One is an attractive looking device but its practicality is severely limited when compared to the S5. The camera is considerably worse than the S5 and in testing even the S4 bests it. The battery is 200mAh smaller and is non-removable which is a big deal. At least make the battery considerably larger if it isnt going to be removable. The S5 is also a noticeably smaller device than the One which goes in favor of the S5.

    With that said there is one other device that is grabbing my attention and that is the OnePlus One. It is going to be an aluminum unibody device with a sub $400 price tag. Just look at the below specs and tell me its not an interesting device.
    I frankly can't wait for April 23 so I can finally see what the OnePlus One will look like because at the moment it is rivaling all the flagships already released.

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    Default Re: Now that the HTC was announced, S5 or M8?

    I heard some rumors today about Samsung pushing up the launch date of the S5 a couple of weeks due to some international timing issues? I am hoping this happens sooner rather than later to also compensate for some instant gratification folks who dont want to wait until the 11th.

    Samsung Rumored to Launch The Galaxy S5 To April 5th
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ry View Post
    Buy them both.
    I've done that in the past.....lol
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