As I stated before, I went with the HTC One. Before I went out and traded in my older (unused) HTC One M7 using 's JUMP program, I research phones like it was the last time I will ever get a new phone (haha..yea right).
I put this comparison shot together, which contains only the features that differ between the S5 and M8. The first thing after looking at this is wow, the S5 kicks the M8's ass. Is that the case?
Few things why I went with the HTC One M8 over the Samsung Galaxy S5:
● Front Speakers - why the hell do phones even have speakers on the back? This just boggles my mind!
● I HATE the one physical button on the bottom on all the Galaxy devices. If they didn't have this I may have owned a few Galaxy Notes. Plus... WHY have the menu on the left and back on the right? I mean WTF Samsung? At least HTC fixed their stupid button setup that was a total bummer on the M7. Man up and admit it's a mistake and move on!
● I dislike TouchWiz. I feel stock Android is always the best but I am still using Sense 6 as I find it TONS better than the previous "trying too hard" UI's.
● Better camera setup. I know...I know... the S5 has a 16 MP rear and the M8 only has a shit 5 MP. Okay, so let me explain. I don't need a 16 MP camera... all the pictures I take are so damn big now I always have to resize them before I use them for anything practical. The M8 also has the second lense get capture depth. The M8 has proven to me as well it outperforms the S5 in low light or unsuitable capture environments. Finally, the M8's front camera won't make you look like a pixelated boob while voice conferencing or taking that #gofuckyourselfie pic.
● M8's battery will last longer. WTF am I talking about?... the S5 has a larger battery! Trust me, that .1 larger screen on the S5 will drain the battery quicker.
Another great source to find out which phone is best for you head over to #Phandroid and check out 's article where he makes some great points, provides sames and helps you think what you are going to use the phone for and what is most important to you.
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One M8: http://goo.gl/ARBct8
Also check out Rob's full DETAILED reviews of each phone. He spent many hours/days with each phone and gives wonderful insight on each device! Now.. do it now dammit!
S5 Full Review: http://goo.gl/v0qzYi
M8 Full Review: http://goo.gl/HYupjw
Oh, please don't post fanboy this fanboy that comments because both of these phones are incredible devices and it doesn't matter which device I pick or which device you pick. I am mainly sharing this because it could help someone determine which device is right for them.... which could certainly be either one of these devices, or neither. What I want to hear are good, valid points on why you decided on whichever device.
Any GDG meetups on the horizon? Are you guys going to (or trying to) IO this year?
What would you guys like to learn? Or do in gdg.. Share what each of us know about something Google related.
I was also thinking a hackathon.. And working on sponsors for something.
Great feature that may be overlooked if you are in great coverage areas....
If you say a command or in my case a text message reply and get the "Cannot connect to Google" (or whatever it exactly is) message, it use to say to click to check settings. This was annoying because then you lost the message you just spoke and had to use the touch pad to get back to that message to then reply. Now it asks you if you want to retry! So little but large improvement!! Thank you . Anyone in areas with dead spots for data greatly appreciates this I am sure.
One feature I think would be good to add is if you navigate to a message or any card... the voice commands should always be visible so you can quickly take over in voice controlled navigation. Anyone else agree?
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