I got the m8 last weekend im in the UK and I can say without question it's really a fantastic phone. It just feels right. I came from a note 2. Software is much different to Samsung galaxy's but that's to be expected. I love blink feed and the camera it great but you do lose quality if cropping or zooming from a far. Boom sound is fantastic really loud and as for build quality it's just beautiful. Can't wait to get the dot case for it now and then it will be complete. For anyone wanting to protect there m8 on eBay you can buy skins for the phone. Really look smart. Stops the phone getting battered.