Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One (M8)

20blks

Well-known member
Nov 10, 2010
1,399
58
48
Visit site
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?

Posted via Android Central App
 
Last edited by a moderator:

VDub2174

Moderator Captain
Trusted Member
Dec 28, 2009
3,921
86
48
Visit site
Re: Now that the HTC was announced.....

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.
 

Jdroids

Well-known member
May 7, 2012
440
7
0
Visit site
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.
 

D13H4RD2L1V3

Retired Moderator
Sep 4, 2013
4,407
0
0
Visit site
Re: Now that the HTC was announced.....

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
 

avokodo

Active member
Jun 10, 2013
25
0
0
Visit site
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.

Posted via Android Central App
 

Netherscourge

Well-known member
Feb 12, 2014
159
0
0
Visit site
Re: Now that the HTC was announced.....

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.
 

jlost

Trusted Member
Aug 6, 2010
1,500
26
43
Visit site
Re: Now that the HTC was announced.....

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
 

smalba

Well-known member
May 2, 2013
501
5
18
Visit site
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.
 

tarpon6

Well-known member
Jan 6, 2011
165
7
18
Visit site
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.
 

Ry

Moderator Captain
Trusted Member
Nov 16, 2010
17,656
214
0
Visit site
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. :)
 

vladfan

Well-known member
Feb 25, 2010
258
18
18
Visit site
Re: Now that the HTC was announced.....

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.
 

Ry

Moderator Captain
Trusted Member
Nov 16, 2010
17,656
214
0
Visit site
Re: Now that the HTC was announced.....

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.
 

jlost

Trusted Member
Aug 6, 2010
1,500
26
43
Visit site
Re: Now that the HTC was announced.....

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
 

Zabigayle

Well-known member
Mar 17, 2013
141
0
0
Visit site
Re: Now that the HTC was announced.....

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.
 

Adranalyne

Well-known member
Nov 6, 2013
1,223
0
0
Visit site
Re: Now that the HTC was announced.....

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.
 

cevmkv

Member
Mar 5, 2014
8
0
0
Visit site
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!!
 

cmhsam

Well-known member
Mar 5, 2014
191
0
0
Visit site
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.

Posted via Android Central App
 

smooth4lyfe

Trusted Member
Sep 16, 2012
5,534
0
0
Visit site
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

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 via Tapatalk
 

20blks

Well-known member
Nov 10, 2010
1,399
58
48
Visit site
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.

Posted via Android Central App

Love your avatar. #niners Lol

Posted via Android Central App