OK guys, I decided to buy myself a nice phone finally. I want either the s5 or the HTC one m8. I'm gonna weigh the goods.. and bads of each phone based on my needs and preferences.
The screen on the s5 to me is definitely better. Blacker blacks and more vibrant colors.. also a tad larger... but the m8 also has one of the best screens I've seen. 2nd best behind the s5.. in my opinion.
The m8 speakers completely destroy any mobile speakers I've heard. Great quality, super loud, and you front facing.. so you can actually hear when watching a video. The s5 speaker is below average in my opinion. I listen to music in my car more often than anything, BUT when I'm lifting in my basement or playing Xbox I listen through the phone speaker.
The speed of each phone is almost the same. They have almost exactly the same specs.. but the s5 is faster in benchmarks.. BUT the s5 touchwiz or whatever they call it seems a bit laggy at times. Over all the are about the same speed.
Hands down the s5. The 16mp camera is just amazing. The m8 takes good pictures, but the colors and details are lacking compared to the s5.
Build quality(kind of important)
I will be buying a case, so this isn't a huge factor. But the m8 exterior is obviously nicer and feels more sturdy. Although the s5 is plastic it still has a nice feel. The m8 feels kind of cold and slippery but the s5 back feels kind of cheap. Also you can remove the back of the s5, which may come in handy if somehow the battery just loses life.
Both feel great from what I've used.
Launcher(not so important)
The s5 feels almost the same as all the other galaxy phones. Not much has changed. They added some small things, but it feels like I'll get bored early. The HTC m8 feels fun to me, I've never had an htc and only used one since the m8.. so it feels kind of new. I like the set up of the m8 a little more.
I may add more here after I look things over more.. but this is my problem. I think "s5, great screen, great camera, oh... crappy speakers. M8 great speakers, good screen, OK camera." So help me choose based on my wants.. I know some like Samsung, some like HTC.. but based on what I've written help ME choose.
leave feedback and your reasons behind which one you would prefer. Thanks!!
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