T-Mobile Galaxy S5 or HTC One M8, which did you grab?


It’s now been ten days since the two latest flagship Android devices were launched in Magenta flavors. The two phones couldn’t be more different in approach to hardware and design. HTC opted for a solid metal body, front-facing BoomSound speakers and an unusual dual-camera system. Samsung’s Galaxy S5, on the other hand, is a slim piece of plastic with water and dust-proof design and a 16MP ultra-fast camera. Apart from that, they share similar specs. But which did you drop your heard earned cash on? Did you JUMP!, or take out a new line?

Although I’m of the opinion that the One M8 (despite its average camera) is the better of the two, given the amount Samsung spends on marketing, and the relationship between T-Mo and Samsung for this launch, I’d be surprised if the One M8 came anywhere near reaching as many customers’ pockets as the S5 has.

So which is it? Did you buy the Galaxy or is the HTC the only One that you want?

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  • LJ Reyes

    Jumped from m7 to s5

  • drzfr3shboialex

    Upgraded to the htc one m8 for $44.

    • krym73

      That’s pretty much what it should be worth with that 4mp camera.

      • Jason

        Troll much? Can you even by a standalone camera with better resolution for $44…..

        Its okay to not like a device but to obsess over it is unhealthy ;p

      • drzfr3shboialex

        Which I find amazing, it gets the job done. I don’t print pictures or do anything professional with them. Social media uploads.

  • eanfoso

    Yeah both of these phones are useless for me, nice try.

  • kj

    Oppo Find 7a was the choice….

  • Randy

    I got my G2 on the 12th. In the week since I got, my wife decided to jump to a g2. The clerk at the store when she went in today kept trying to push the S5.

    • Rob

      I wonder if they’re getting bonuses or something for the S5 sales… My roommate went to pick up my M8 today and he said there was no sign of it there, he had to ask for it. They didn’t give him any hassle about getting the S5 though because they know him there and they know he’ll lose his temper if they try pushing anything on him but its a shame that T-Mobile is snubbing all other phone sales for Samsung.

      • Disestablish

        We’re not getting any incentive for S5 sales, but we’ve sold a ton of S5s, no one even came in and asked about the HTC on release day. Our store got 5 M8s in at launch, and we’ve only sold one. We’ve sold over 100 S5s. After a while, it just becomes the phone you’re currently selling. We get paid the same for a $30 flip phone and a $700 Note 3, so we really don’t care what phone you get, as long as it’s not a POS that will haunt us later.

        • eanfoso

          Not with the sony xperia promotion we had recently, I think I racked up 1000$ worth of Sony products!

        • AL

          yeah we also had incentives for both phones at launch – and still running now. However the incentives with Samsung are better. I myself am using an M8 and love it.

      • Hollis

        Well it’s mostly because htc doesn’t go about advertising as much. Samsung pays t-mobile to have those big fancy displays. I’m sure if htc had a better advertising method you would see a m8 booth or setup somewhere

  • Goliath King

    Going to get a Z2 Instead.

  • Peter Smith

    Getting a Note 4

  • DavidFR

    Oppo Find 7 has more feature.. when it is coming US ? ..

    • Nissim Tushiah

      But no LTE so while the features are awesome, you won’t get the full potential of speeds on the T-Mo network.

      • eanfoso

        What’s the point if once you go inside a building you lose the LTE?

        • kj

          The Oppo Find 7a band support:
          FDD-LTE: Bands B1/4/17UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+/HSPA+42 (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100MHz)
          GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)

        • eanfoso

          Okay? What does that have to do with the fact that t-mobile can’t penetrate buildings?

        • dd23

          Yea I get what ur telling that guy me I solved that problem by switching to at&t now I have service here in los angeles in many buildings tmobile crapped out since at&t uses the 850 mhz band for 3G n 700 for lte.

      • kj

        it will work with LTE on t-mo

  • Disestablish

    Can’t help but feel the options on the poll make it a little biased. I can tell you, I work in a retail store, and while we have sold over 100 Galaxy S5s, we have literally sold 1 HTC One M8.

    • krym73

      Yup what you expect bro, look how they use deragotory terms towards the s5 and basically all PhoneDog has been heavy on making the s5 inferior, when the s5 is hard at work being a revamped beast of its own and helping iPhone owners switch to a much better platform.Ppl like Cam now this and are afraid that their beloved Crapple devices will fade away she die out along their crappy TodaysIphone site, that’s why he felt entitled to use the Band Aid comment towards the s5 in the poll itself.

  • GameBoi/KillaBit

    Waiting for the Note 4.

  • sahib102 .

    im waiting for a new windows phone :D I don’t want just another low end phone but either midrange or a high end :)

    • eanfoso

      I’m using a lumia 1020 with t-mobile and getting both 3G and LTE

  • B man

    Both junk. One is a cheap plastic phone (S5) with good hardware, the other is a well built piece of hardware with dysfunctional software and virtually no update support and made by a company that’s in a complete tailspi right now and probably wont exist by this time next year.

    • Aooga

      No update support??? The HTC one got 4.4 WELL before the S4 did.

    • corona10

      Clearly a troll. Anyone paying attention knows HTC was one of FIRST oems to get Kitkat out. HTC is the only oem that even has the update process detailed on their website. They’ve recommitted to support devices for 2years. And they offer free screen replacement for up to 6mos after you get it. You don’t know what you’re talking about.

      • Chronica

        You don’t know what you’re talking about. I’m pretty sure anything made exclusively by Google, ie the old ass nexus 4, got kit Kat first you idiot.

        • corona10

          Of course it did. All Nexus devices are updated before any of the oems because they’re running pure android. You’re the one that doesnt know what they’re talking about and you clearly dont know what an oem is either. Samsung and HTC are oems. Its developed on Nexus devices so yes they’re going to have it first but Google isnt an oem. Which is what was being talked about.

        • Jason

          Google wouldn’t be its own oem…..Oem is the company thats buys and relabels said product….
          You think he’s an idiot….smh
          Might want to atleast read and/or know what a term means before you start name calling…

      • Jason

        Htc was the first skined kit kat upgrade from an oem to release kitkat and Moto was first to have an official vanilla kitkat on device for oems….Granted Google owned Moto at the time but they were separate divisions….

        Op definetly a troll and the people who liked it……Don’t they have IPhone forums somewhere?

  • http://karmamule.wordpress.com Eddie Yasi

    I got the HTC One M8, though it was less about the metal body and more about Sense, the screen, and the sound of headphones hooked up to it that pulled me in that direction. (Though the build and metal body were still a plus)

  • spartanjet

    Waiting for a high end Windows 8.1 phone. If Tmo doesn’t get one I’m leaving for a carrier that does.

  • ROB

    Would have happily bought the HTC M8 if it has good camera. HTC ONE had horrible camera quality and sadly the M8 is same. like everything about this phone but the camera

    • the2000guy

      The same only reason I’m not convinced to buy the M8.

  • http://twitter.com/ZamoraO OZ

    Decided to get a One (M7) refurb for half the retail price. 32 GB, is plenty for now.

  • http://instagram.com/threadpool Threadpool

    Had the Note 2. Decided to “jump” to the GS5 until they release the Note 4.

  • kryn73

    All New Buyers of anything Samsung Galaxy should know that there’s a SAMSUNG EXPERIENCE SHOP inside of mostly every BestBuy where you can find free TECH SUPPORT (No appointment needed) and also offer FREE TRAINING WORKSHOPS to educate customers the advantages of owning a Galaxy device and how to properly use all the features to its full potential. Unfortunately Best Buy doesn’t finance any phones or tablets for T mobile but you can still go in for the Workshops or just incase you need any help.
    Workshops are every Monday, Thursday and Saturdays from 1pm to 2pm, Call your local best buy for more info.

  • Chris

    Got the Note 3 instead.