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General Chat Thread, HTC One M8 vs Galaxy S5 in General; Quite simply....Getting a new smartphone, bored of my iPhone, So its either HTC One M8 or Galaxy S5, never had ...
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    HTC One M8 vs Galaxy S5

    Quite simply....Getting a new smartphone, bored of my iPhone,

    So its either HTC One M8 or Galaxy S5, never had a Samsung phone so thats new territory! Opinions?

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    I have a Galaxy S3 and having just held a mates M8 I want one! The build quality feels far superior on the HTC.

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    I would prefer the HTC, had a Hero years ago which was solid, but had a Sensation...which build quality was shockingly bad, but i think they have picked up their game since.

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    I went from an iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy S4, mainly for the screen size and I hate it! Apps crash, phone crashes, random memory dumps, not picking up signal, cheap build quality etc. I will be upgrading to the iPhone 6 when it comes out as at least Apple have brilliant build quality and it just works the way I expect. Its all personal choice really though as most top end smartphones these days are all pretty similar

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    I'm in exactly the same boat, currently got an iPhone 4S that needs upgrading.

    64Gb iPhone 5S is stupid money.

    Choice for me came down to Sony Xperia Z2 vs HTC One M8. M8 slightly cheaper. Also reviews look good. Supports upto 128Gb microSD.

    I'm going for the M8 if Orange/EE can sort themselves out (apparantly they need to unbundle my iPhone/iPad so they can cancel the iPad contract and upgrade the phone. Cant do this instantly, that'd be too easy, have to wait till next bill for the computers to be rebooted or something - arrggghhhh!!!!!)

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    Wow that's stupid!

    I just don't get a signal on EE at work, its crazy and im paying £40/month for the privilege, I can get £315 for my iphone and ill just pay the rest of the contract off, move to giffgaff who are cheaper, unlimited internet and I can get a signal! I can also pay extra off the phone when I want so it'll work out cheaper in the long run!

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    out of the two i would go for the M8.

    i have a nexus 5 and love it.

    only had that a few months and am looking forward to the oneplus one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoolTech View Post
    I went from an iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy S4, mainly for the screen size and I hate it! Apps crash, phone crashes, random memory dumps, not picking up signal, cheap build quality etc. I will be upgrading to the iPhone 6 when it comes out as at least Apple have brilliant build quality and it just works the way I expect. Its all personal choice really though as most top end smartphones these days are all pretty similar
    I'm in the same boat, only I went to a nexus 4.

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    Have you considered a Note 3? I spent a good few months looking through all the reviews, I wanted an S5 or sony xperia Z2 but i've gone for the Galaxy Note 3 and I love it. Through Mobile phones direct I managed to pick one up on Tmobile at £25 a month, about £20 cheaper than the S5 or HTC were going to cost and not a ton of difference in spec.

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    I've got an M8, it's lovely. Build quality, features and experience are all excellent
    Beats the S5 as you can put icons you want on the lock screen launcher
    Beats the nexus (and iphone) as you can expand the memory

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    This is scarily relevant....

    Actually planning on selling iPhone 5s and getting the HTC One M8....maybe even this weekend.

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    SNAP!!! Just about to order from GiffGaff...I had such an argument with EE, he said "If you had signal problems at home we could do something about it (money wise)" my response: "Well, im at work more than home!!"

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    I picked up a S5 in dubai over easter, upgrading from my old HTC Velocity 4G.

    Your two options were mine too, but i opted for the S5 and its pretty awesome.

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    I just cannot get on with Android at all. Bought my mum and sister a Moto g because they both wanted a cheap smartphone, but I find Android horrible and clunky. I'm counting down the days till the iPhone 6 release because my current iPhone 4 is getting very aged and the time taken to load/switch apps is definitely showing now - and very annoying!

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    The size puts me off a little, but i'm guessing i'll get used to it...

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