04-16-2014 11:36 AM
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  1. thegrants82's Avatar
    Short and sweet.
    Camera - S5
    Battery - S5
    How it feels in hand - S5

    These three matter to me the most. Yes the M8 is pretty but it's like trying to hold onto a slippery banana and yes it is also as long as a banana. Blink Feed is a novelty as is touch wiz so who cares. The camera on the S5 is the only android camera that I have ever owned that beats my 5S. The M8 camera is crap....I know that people keep saying its not but it really is crap. Battery on the S5 hands down beats the M8, no question. Sooooo, my son gets the S5. I am waiting for the google edition. Of course though I hope that the GE is 32gb. If the next gen Moto X actually comes with a camera I may take a hard look at it but as of right now my iPhone 5S is still my daily driver. If you even have one second thought between the M8 and S5, don't. The S5 is the clear winner.
    04-14-2014 08:58 AM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    I've played with an S5 but I want to play with an M8 soon.. See how it adds up for me .

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    04-14-2014 09:00 AM
  3. thegrants82's Avatar
    Don't play with it over concrete because its like holding onto an ice cube
    I've played with an S5 but I want to play with an M8 soon.. See how it adds up for me .

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    04-14-2014 09:12 AM
  4. NickA's Avatar
    Glad someone else thinks the S5 feels better in hand than the M8. And I'm so tired of the review sites and videos talking about a "premium feel". My S5 feels solid. Not creeky or cheap. Feels real substantial in the hand and I don't have to worry about it slipping out. The M8 would be fine at times, but after washing my hands or on a cool/dry day it would feel like a bar of soap in my hands.

    The M8 is a great phone, just not for me. My M8 is now delegated to being a test device for my apps.
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    04-14-2014 09:20 AM
  5. thegrants82's Avatar
    Agreed.
    Glad someone else thinks the S5 feels better in hand than the M8. And I'm so tired of the review sites and videos talking about a "premium feel". My S5 feels solid. Not creeky or cheap. Feels real substantial in the hand and I don't have to worry about it slipping out. The M8 would be fine at times, but after washing my hands or on a cool/dry day it would feel like a bar of soap in my hands.

    The M8 is a great phone, just not for me. My M8 is now delegated to being a test device for my apps.
    04-14-2014 09:44 AM
  6. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    My M8 has never slipped out of my hand. That being said, I think they both feel OK in hand.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
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    04-14-2014 10:42 AM
  7. alcor34's Avatar
    Short and sweet.
    Camera - S5
    Battery - S5
    How it feels in hand - S5

    These three matter to me the most. Yes the M8 is pretty but it's like trying to hold onto a slippery banana and yes it is also as long as a banana. Blink Feed is a novelty as is touch wiz so who cares. The camera on the S5 is the only android camera that I have ever owned that beats my 5S. The M8 camera is crap....I know that people keep saying its not but it really is crap. Battery on the S5 hands down beats the M8, no question. Sooooo, my son gets the S5. I am waiting for the google edition. Of course though I hope that the GE is 32gb. If the next gen Moto X actually comes with a camera I may take a hard look at it but as of right now my iPhone 5S is still my daily driver. If you even have one second thought between the M8 and S5, don't. The S5 is the clear winner.
    Had the M8 for about 3 days. Almost dropped it several times, which I have never done with any other phone. It's just awkward to hold. And when I put it in my front pocket, the buttons are constantly activated. By day two, it also seems boring, though it did have one or two nice features. Currently, I have a G2 and got the GS5 on Friday, I've not owned a Galaxy device since the Verizon Galaxy, but have tried others and didn't like them. It's a tough sell this time. I'm seriously considering holding onto the GS5 and selling my G2. I'm impressed with the phone. I feel also that some of the reviews they give, just contain bad information and then people who want to hate the phone, feel like they now have concrete evidence to do so. I took the camera for a spin around central park yesterday. My friend had a 5s, we took shots of the the same scenes. Needless to say that he was totally pissed that he could not get shots against bright light, even in HDR. The iphone just could not handle it. He's now considering android.

    p.s. he was really pissed when I offered to send him a copy of the shots I had taken with the GS5. lol.
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    04-14-2014 10:42 AM
  8. thegrants82's Avatar
    No doubt. The S5 camera is better than my 5S. Don't get me wrong, the iPhones camera is very nice but the S5 is better.
    Had the M8 for about 3 days. Almost dropped it several times, which I have never done with any other phone. It's just awkward to hold. And when I put it in my front pocket, the buttons are constantly activated. By day two, it also seems boring, though it did have one or two nice features. Currently, I have a G2 and got the GS5 on Friday, I've not owned a Galaxy device since the Verizon Galaxy, but have tried others and didn't like them. It's a tough sell this time. I'm seriously considering holding onto the GS5 and selling my G2. I'm impressed with the phone. I feel also that some of the reviews they give, just contain bad information and then people who want to hate the phone, feel like they now have concrete evidence to do so. I took the camera for a spin around central park yesterday. My friend had a 5s, we took shots of the the same scenes. Needless to say that he was totally pissed that he could not get shots against bright light, even in HDR. The iphone just could not handle it. He's now considering android.

    p.s. he was really pissed when I offered to send him a copy of the shots I had taken with the GS5. lol.
    04-14-2014 12:30 PM
  9. Netherscourge's Avatar
    The M8 camera is 4MP with no image stabilization. Of course it's going to look inferior to the S5 camera, which is 16MP with image stabilization.

    You only buy an M8 if you are more interested in external speakers than pictures.
    04-14-2014 12:34 PM
  10. msavic6's Avatar
    Can you comment on signal strength and speaker quality/loudness? Multiple people have stated the S5 has significantly worse signal strength than the S4/5S/Note 3. Have you found this to be the case?

    Regarding speaker quality, I was truly inpressed by the M8's BoomSound speakers. How does the S5 compare, is it still remotely usable as there have been reports it quiet and muffled.

    Sent from my SGH-I337M using Tapatalk
    04-14-2014 07:29 PM
  11. rahxephon's Avatar
    The M8 camera is 4MP with no image stabilization. Of course it's going to look inferior to the S5 camera, which is 16MP with image stabilization.

    You only buy an M8 if you are more interested in external speakers than pictures.
    I think the M8 camera can be improved through software updates. The stock cam app or a third party can hopefully address some of the most glaring issues such as the blown out highlights with outdoor pics. Good exposure is a constant battle, no matter how expensive or high tech the camera.
    04-14-2014 08:04 PM
  12. isitme's Avatar
    My M8 has never slipped out of my hand. That being said, I think they both feel OK in hand.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
    I couldn't agree more.

    Also, I wasn't looking to buy a camera when I bought the S5 and the M8. I do think they were both like Apple's 'S' upgrades, but awesome to say the least.
    Kevin OQuinn likes this.
    04-14-2014 08:46 PM
  13. kingvanimal's Avatar
    I own both , does that make me the best on the interwebs lol? It's all personal preference, people get to bent out of shape over comparing both.

    That said I think everyone is blowing the whole slippery thing out of the water. I have not once had the phone slip from my hand in the 9 days I have had the phone. Maybe I just have big gorilla paws. "That's what she said"

    You can't just claim the phone is super slippery if you don't own it or have only held it in your hand for a few minutes. I noticed while using it all day you're natural fingerprints and oil from your hands help it become more tacky if that makes sense.

    Now the phone can slide really easy if you were to put it in your hoodie front pocket if you at the gym or something. Which is expected its aluminum.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using AC Forums mobile app
    04-14-2014 09:37 PM
  14. monsieurms's Avatar
    My M8 has never slipped out of my hand. That being said, I think they both feel OK in hand.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
    Ignoring the M8 in particular, which I have yet to try, I pretty much think that most of the high end phones, Samsung, HTC, etc, are so thin, sleek and slippery that I'm scared to death to use them without a case. It's pretty to look at and wonderful that they are light and thin, but it is at the point of turning a virtue into a flaw. Or, at least making cases inevitable, in which event it doesn't much matter what the actual phone looks like.
    04-15-2014 10:54 AM
  15. Chris Abbott's Avatar
    Wait the HTC One M8's camera is 4MP? The OG Moto Droid from 2009 had a 5MP one. LOL.
    04-15-2014 11:01 AM
  16. Citizen Coyote's Avatar
    Wait the HTC One M8's camera is 4MP? The OG Moto Droid from 2009 had a 5MP one. LOL.
    Without getting into an argument, there's a world of difference between the M8's 4MP shooter and the OG Droid's 5MP shooter. That's like trying to compare 4 cylinder engines in cars built 10 years apart. Numbers are meaningless. Go look at real world performance.
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    04-15-2014 11:12 AM
  17. Chris Abbott's Avatar
    Without getting into an argument, there's a world of difference between the M8's 4MP shooter and the OG Droid's 5MP shooter. That's like trying to compare 4 cylinder engines in cars built 10 years apart. Numbers are meaningless. Go look at real world performance.
    I'm sure the HTC's camera is better than the OG droid. But still, surprised it's only 4MP.
    04-15-2014 11:21 AM
  18. Citizen Coyote's Avatar
    I'm sure the HTC's camera is better than the OG droid. But still, surprised it's only 4MP.
    You're not alone.
    04-15-2014 11:23 AM
  19. Tony_Offends_U's Avatar
    Slipped out ≠ slippery.
    Just because it's slippery doesn't mean you have to drop it every 5 minutes. Slippery phone is slippery.
    04-15-2014 04:26 PM
  20. phonejunky's Avatar
    I love how M8 faithful are honestly trying to validate this crap of a camera. It's pretty entertaining
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    04-15-2014 04:36 PM
  21. msavic6's Avatar
    I love how M8 faithful are honestly trying to validate this crap of a camera. It's pretty entertaining
    Looking at some of the M8 images on Flickr and I can't bring myself to call the camera crap. The S5 is better but the M8 isn't complete crap unless those images were staged and edited.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
    04-15-2014 04:39 PM
  22. doggy2965's Avatar
    My s5 signal is poor on Verizon may have to return anyone that had both how is the m8 signal

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    04-15-2014 05:06 PM
  23. sel1965's Avatar
    I'm on Sprint and got the M8 yesterday and so far it has been better. I like everything about the S5 except the reception.
    04-15-2014 05:19 PM
  24. litig8or98's Avatar
    .... Maybe I just have big gorilla paws. "That's what she said"
    With the greatest of respect, I think you're doing ":that's what she said" wrong.
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    04-15-2014 06:09 PM
  25. Zacharyw70's Avatar
    I'm not surprised I've heard a lot of reviewers say the M8 was very slippery to hold, and I know the camera isn't very good either.

    One thing I'll add is when I went into my AT&T store to play with the phones I was simply shocked at how much bigger the HTC M8 looked next to the Galaxy S5. I know it's only a very slight difference Inch Wise, but the M8 looked huge on the display.
    04-15-2014 08:16 PM
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