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

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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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  • Paul Garrison

    Nexus 5 or Xperia Z1s/Z1

  • David

    I’m a T-Mobile employee and we were sent 20 black S5’s, 20 white S5’s, and 5 M8’s. I’m guessing Samsung outsold HTC around 4-5x.

    • Guest

      So marketing trumps quality. Thanks.

  • ERIKA

    I NEEDED A NEW phone so i got the m8 eh its ok not the greatest but eh ok ,my man got galaxy 5 eww design..

    • GINAG

      same here m8 all the way s5 yaaaaawn

  • Chrisrj8084

    I have to wait for July to use my Jump to get the One M8 (upgrading from the M7). It’s no question for me, even if samsung had as good a design as HTC Touchwiz sti9ll sucks as a UI.

    • KingofPing

      Paying my m7 off (using it as a alarm clock/media player) and went ahead an got the m8 anyway as a non-jump upgrade.

      Only have a few more payments on the M7 and didn’t want to just hand it over…

      • Chrisrj8084

        Yeah I still have my Sensation for that. I can’t wait to pick up the One.

        • KingofPing

          Was using a Galaxy Nexus (broken screen), but the m7 looks, sounds, and just is sooo much better.

          My alarm clock before that was a Fascinate (Galaxy S1). Yeah. I bought 3 of those back in the day.

          What.
          Was.
          I.
          Thinking…. *grin*

  • Chris

    Waiting for the Note 4 awwww yeah baby only a few more months to go!

  • Jason Crumbley

    One M8.

  • At the T-Mobile store near me, there were no signs at all advertising the M8, but the S5 had signs plastered all over the windows and inside the store. You almost wouldn’t know HTC released a new phone at the same time, based on the store ads. I’m guessing Samsung paid a sizable amount of money for the privilege, though that is par for the course.

    • KingofPing

      Got the last one at my local store, but yeah… no signage at all. Still sold out, but that may only mean they got a whopping grand total of 5. *shrug*

  • Chris

    Neither. Until t-mo specifically stated a phone will be compatible with the upcoming band 12 LTE Im not spending any $. Being in MN it is going to be a huge deal for us when it comes online later this year.

    • wazmo

      No kidding. And given the grief I’ve been hearing about Verizon phones not playing nice on T-Mobile’s Band IV it just makes sens to sit back and wait.

    • KingofPing

      Where in MN?

      I’ve got LTE from New Prague, to Elko, to Lakeville, to Eagan, to Minneapolis, to Brooklyn Park, to Plymouth, all the way up to St. Cloud…(pretty much everywhere I spend any amount of time)

      Admittedly, it’s a small portion of the state, but it is by far the most populated…haven’t wanted for coverage since last year when LTE popped up in NP out of nowhere…

      • chris

        Lte works great as long as your out and about. Step into a building, or cross to Wisconsin and nada. I barely get any signal at work….in the twin cities. Band 12 LTE is low frequency and will go through buildings and obstacles.

        • KingofPing

          It may have a harder time, and it sucks you are experience that, bit I work in a factory in Lakeville surrounded by concrete, metal and giant machines… Calls go through fine and I get LTE just fine.

          Sure it does one bar… But calls are clear and data is fast (18Mbps inside).

          The bars…they mean nothing…(with exceptions).

  • Singleweird

    surprised to see this difference based on sales at my store. but most of us agree the HTC has premium written all over it while the s5 is a gimmicky s4 with some gorgeous wallpapers.

    • krym73

      Lol waterproof, download booster, ultra power saving mode, fingerprint scanner,private mode, kids mode? None of those sound gimmicky or have anything to do with the wallpaper.

      • Malevolent

        Fingerprint scanner takes about 30 seconds of constantly swiping your finger across the sensor to get it to recognize it, or it will make you type in your password after enough failed attempts. Ended up turning it off from day one. Heart rate sensor….blah. Sounds like a nice feature to have but I found myself actually making a point to check my pulse just to make the feature worth having. Kids mode….. yeah right, that is why my child has an ipod touch. Waterproof, although great for some who work in environments where the phone would possibly get wet, would you really just throw your phone in liquid for the hell of it? I would never get my phone in a situation where it could get water damaged anyways, but thats just me. Of course everyone is different but when it comes down to it Samsung is creating devices now to help out the sales of their “smart” watches. I had the phone for 4 days and felt like I was missing out on half of the features the phone offered just because I didn’t have the watch that goes with it. I will be waiting for the LG G3. OH and also, touchwiz…..HAAAAAAAAA

        • Christopher Olson

          Thank you! I’m glad I’m not the only one that sees through Samsung’s marketing smoke screen. It’s not a bad phone but definitely not the best, the top selling.

        • JB

          Those who have tired thing fingerprint scanner probably just registered their finger wrong. With each swipe when registering you have to slide it at slightly different angles that way it more accurately read the ridges in your finger. I can unlock my phone 9/10 times on the first swipe with one hand.

          The heart rate sensor, yea it’s sort of a gimmick, but a useful one, particularly when I’m on the treadmill. Though I just recieved my Gear Fit today, so It’s just a redundant feature now, but it’s good for those who values it or those who have no intention in getting a Gear.

        • Christopher Olson

          I think the finger print reader also has less effect on smaller fingers I.e. women and children. My wife’s iPhone I can get to work with my finger print with similar results but almost never works for my wife and we both scan our fingerprints in the same way. I actually tried scanning mine in without moving my finger around and the iPhone actually won’t let you do it without rotating your finger each time.

      • GINAG

        i agree w malevolent my mom bought in the samsung koolaid n got the s5 fingerprint scanner takes up to 30 seconds sometimes if it dnt recognize it u gotta type in ur password ,heart rate sensor only used it once never again.

  • krym73

    Wow, lmao
    No matter how badly the down talk the s5, or what these surveys, the s5 will shine through with outstanding sales numbers, the truth is..the s5 doesn’t look like a band aid in real life, and offers the best bang for the buck, also offering a wider ecosystem than htc which no one brings up because its the truth..htc is the middle step for those isheep whom open their eyes and realize what android has to offer, so they go with HTC to have a phone that still feels “premium” but eventually figure out(or become a fanboy for the loosing team) going with Samsung is way more beneficial.i mean cmon 4mp on a 2014 flagship must be a joke. They busted a apple and said these idiots should be just fine with the same crappy camera as long as it feels “premium” before they put a case on it.

    • Cam Bunton

      So.. in other words: If you don’t prefer the Samsung, you’re an Apple fanboy, even if you buy an HTC phone? Liking the logic.

      • krym73

        No, I’m just mentioning from personal experience the number of isheep opening their eyes is increasing thus the stats saying a third of s5 owners upgraded from the iPhone, but some ppl do have an issue with having a plastic w/o caring about the benefits, so they choose HTC.The problem comes when they don’t fully grasp the benefits of Android software or how to fully take advantage of it which is most likely to happen because HtC doesn’t offer a Experience Shop or Experience Consultants with free Galaxy Training workshops like Samsung does, so by the time their up for an upgrade , they most likely still won’t see how to take advantage of what their phone is capable of.If its just a good phone your looking for w/o the aluminium body I feel LG/Motorola are as good or even better than HTC, especially LG high end phones.

    • Christopher Olson

      Obviously you don’t know what quality really means if you think megapixels are the only thing that defines a camera’s quality. There’s a reason that Apple and htc don’t use five million megapixels in their cameras but somehow outperform Samsung’s phones in each generation that releases. I’ve owned every galaxy s model since the first and almost every htc model T-Mobile has had and I’m still a big fan of galaxy s line but each iteration has been cutting back on actually quality and filling with more gimmicks than anything else. But the iPhone and htc cameras are far better than what Samsung has done from my own experience. For example with my s4 that I’m using right now can’t focus in low light conditions to save its life. The reason that manufacturers opt for lower megapixels to achieve higher quality in low light conditions.

    • KingofPing

      That was some pretty crappy trolling, fanwhelp.

      “offering a wider ecosystem”

      …don’t they both run Android?

      “4mp on a 2014 flagship must be a joke.”

      It would be…if someone who bought one intended to use it to make professional 8×10 photographs. For the MyTwitFace crowd? Who cares…?

      “before they put a case on it.”

      If you put a case on your phone – You bought the wrong phone.

      kthxbai!

      • krym73

        Yes Galaxy devices have many other devices from Samsung made to work well with the devices unlike HTC, Samsung has
        Samsung Gear 1&2
        Gear Neo
        Gear Fit
        Galaxy Cameras
        Galaxy Tab family
        Galaxy Pro/Note family
        Samsung TV’s/PC
        Smart House Appliances
        HomeSync
        Allshare Cast WirelessHub etc…All these devices is what helps put Samsung at the top, unfortunately the online media wants to cover that advantage up because of a crappy aluminium phone. I understand the Htc fanboyism but I quit htc once they decided to devote themselves to make themselves the iPhone of the Android world.

        The camera is weak for a 2014 phone, no matter how you put it or try to back it up. They didn’t care enough to upgrade your camera at least to a 8mp but still taking your money at full flagship price. Smh…only apple fan boys eat up that bs.
        And I do know what good quality pic is, I just don’t appreciate not being able to zoom in to my pics or crop for task outside of social sites…progress=moving forward not getting the same camera as last year.

        If no one put a case on their phone, then the case industry wouldn’t exist. But then again I’m pretty comfortable knowing I can use my phone during heavy rain or go to the water park without worrying about water damage without a case… that more than I can say for the HTCOne <~~they couldn't even bother in naming it something new, since it's the same bs.

        And the fingerprint not working or talking long must be from made up experienc, I can easily unlock my phone with fingerprint a good 9 times out of 10. Without using two hands may I add.

        • KingofPing

          *laughing*

          So you can’t tell the difference between accessories and an ecosystem and you’re expecting people to buy into your ignorant claims of water damage and camera quality?

          (Not ignorant enough for you? The guy claims it takes two hands to unlock the One – apparently tapping the screen with a thumb to wake it and unlock it is *way* beyond this guy’s comprehension or ability…)

          Yeppers, folks. This guy’s a real champ.

          Glad you like Samsung. It’s good to like stuff. You might want to try realizing someday that some people like other stuff and that “That’s OK™”.

          Some folks like LG, some folks like Sony, some folks like Moto and some like HTC. Heck, some even like more than one of the above! Can you imagine it??

          So, stop the religion maybe. Just a suggestion, though. Feel free to continue the drooling love-fest you got goin’ on with Sammy there….it’s amusing at least. :)

        • krym73

          I agree, I myself bought a G2 and a Moto G but to say HTC One is topping Samsung this year with their flagship is a joke and I hope customers don’t fall for the hype HTC has created on these sites.The Moto G feels nice in the hand just like the ONE bit doesn’t cost a arm and a leg.
          The m8 still needs to catch up to Samsungs Galaxy Note 3, so how can it even be compared to the s5 makes no sense but I can clearly see why HTC spends so little on ads, commercials when they have these sites stroking theirs

        • KingofPing

          It just doesn’t end….wow.

          So now you’re comparing the One to the G. Clever.

          Moto G: Cheap wins. Neither the s5, One, Flex, etc are even on your radar.

          Note 3: You yourself were just complaining about not being able to use a device one-handed. Try again? (Definite win for anyone looking for a large screen, but I’d wait for the Note 4)

          s5: Wins unless you don’t like plastic, don’t care about the camera, want a closer OEM ROM to stock/vanilla android. (Yes, there are valid reasons one might actually prefer the One…even if your small mind cannot grasp them)

          Heck, the Nexus 5 is even still a contender in the minds of many.

          you see, one thing you utterly fail to understand (and why you will always be called a Troll/Fanboy until you do) is that people are not all the same. We like different things. What *YOU* like may not be the best for everyone, or even most people, or even *anyone*.

          …and you know what?

          That’s OK™.

          Learn it. Repeat it. Live it….stop being a clueless fanboy.

  • nd5

    Cam… I’m waiting on the OnePlus One! Should be a killer phone on TmoUS!

    • Cam Bunton

      Yeah, I just hope all this pre-release hype doesn’t turn out to be worthless.

      • nd5

        Yeah Cam, I agree. Rumors are that it’s based on the Oppo Find 7a and looks to be one hell of a nice phone! I’m hoping for an invite.

        I did go to my local T-Mobile store last weekend. I have to say, the SGS5 is way better looking in person than the pictures that have been posted all over the internet would suggest. I still can’t get past the 4MUP camera of the M8.

    • I’m intrigued by that too. I have the M8 as my main phone now and am loving it, but I have a second line that I can feel free to experiment with if they get the price & features right. :)

  • Ordeith

    Neither. The flagship phone I want isn’t available on T-Mobile.

    • taron19119

      What phone is that

  • francob911 .

    I’m waiting on the Note 4

    • taron19119

      Me to and now that Samsung said its going to have a new form factor I really can’t wait

      • francob911 .

        Yea with the yom display .. I think that’s what’s its called.. I hope its unbreakable

        • taron19119

          Im hoping for a metal body

        • francob911 .

          Well rumors has it that the s5 is coming in metal in 2 months the think its going to be called the S5 Active … And if that happens then I guess I will have to wait longer because then for sure the Note 4 Active will come out

    • rosedawg

      Me too! Curious to see how it turns out.

  • Deadeye37

    Nothing yet. Between the 2, I probably would choose the M8. Although, the S5’s power saving tech that they incorporated makes the choice harder.

    • Romdude

      They both extreme and ultra power saving modes respectively.

  • noelsito

    Still waiting for the next Sidekick…lol

    • Cam Bunton

      Sidekick? Those things were cool… for young people… who liked Britney Spears.

      • noelsito

        I’m young. Yeah, I like Britney lol. But man, seriously, if T-Mo would bring out a new one, I would dump my Nexus in a heartbeat.

        • Cam Bunton

          We sold them briefly in the UK T-Mobile stores. Every single one we sold came back. I’d love to see a return, but I struggle to see who’d buy them except for the Sidekick faithful.

        • JB

          If you’re talking about the Samsung Sidekick then I can see why those things were returned. Great hardware plagued by awful software.

        • Cam Bunton

          In my time there I saw 3 different generations.. they weren’t popular here. Part of the issue is that product knowledge was terrible, we didn’t know anything about them, or what made them so special, except someone on TV used one. We steered people towards feature phones, Windows Phone or BlackBerry instead.

        • zack

          I loved the lights especially on the LX. When they removed the trackball I cried a little inside. Having my music on my phone was awesome not to mention flicking of that huge screen was a conversational piece. As you can tell I miss them.

        • noelsito

          Really? Sidekicks we huge when I was in middle school and briefly in high school because of the dreaded outage. If they ever do bring it back, I’d hope for the manufacturer to be someone like Motorola :)

      • zack

        How rude!! Actually the people I knew who had sidekicks were the cool kids, hipsters per say. The teens who liked Britney Spears had razrs or flip phones. At least where I lived they did. So bad assumption Cam. Where is Alex at?

        • Cam Bunton

          I was kidding. ;-)

        • Chris

          Easter Bunny took people’s humor away lol…

        • Cam Bunton

          I guess so… lol Oh, and Alex was only covering while I was away last week. I’m back in full force.

      • awatt

        Actually, Sidekick was perfect for the hearing impaired because it was the first device with Voice Relay and free service for the hearing impaired. We used to sell a truck load to the hearing impaired.

  • D_Wall__

    Praying for a new Nexus Device…

  • JB45

    Waiting on that Note IV. My Note II has served its time.

    • Philip

      I currently have the M7. I dont like the S5 bc of the back firing speaker. I dont like the M8 bc of non removable battery. I am waitng for the Note 4 in Oct.

  • mingkee

    I’d wait for band 12 supported phone.

    • Nathan Boyd

      agreed.

  • Nathan Boyd

    anybody waiting for the LG G3? Ditched my galaxy and htc one for the g2 and love it! Hearing exciting rumors about the G3…

    • Alex

      Yup im waiting for G3 too. Would trade in my G2 when/if tmo gets the G3 but the trade in value on G2 is horrible. Iphone 5S is smaller in all specs & worth almost 3x as much in tmo’s eyes. What a joke.

      • Nathan Boyd

        Yea, unfortunately it seems marketing has HUGE influences on the “value” of a device, and LGs marketing is really sorry. Maybe they will make more of an effort with the G3, especially since they have moved up the release cycle to compete with Samsung/HTC.

      • eanfoso

        Something that you will have to learn is that specs aren’t everything, I have a dual core windows phone and it runs better and smoother than my friends cheapo galaxy s4, not sure if it’s because it’s a Sammy phone or because windows has better performance over lagdroid, I’m even often asked if my phone is quad core because it’s lagfree, but no it isn’t.

        • Rob

          Its easy to have “better” performance when you’re in an app ecosystem that is laughable at best. Those of us who have Android and even iOS tend to actually use our devices… You poor Windows Phone users miss out on 99% of the apps that we have. Any phone runs butter smooth when all it has to power is the user interface, some phone calls, a browser, and a camera. If Microsoft can ever secure enough market share to attract developers, they’ll have to increase their system requirements as well.

        • eanfoso

          Because apps determine the quality of a phone, right? Haha typical fandroid thing to say, and actually I also use a lot my offline navigation (ideal for where I live, since t-mobile sucks here) and edit word and Excel documents with ease, I really can’t believe that you’d say something about the apps, specially if they are not even installed in the phone
          … seriously dude have better arguments

    • Rob

      G3 doesn’t interest me – LG has proven with both the G2x and the G2 that they simply can not make a phone that doesn’t suffer from overheating issues. Thanks but no thanks.

      • Nathan Boyd

        Thats unfortunate, I haven’t had any overheating issues. My galaxy s4 got much hotter and the HTC One M7 practically burned my palm when charging. Also love the G2’s quick charge… which I assume the S5 has as well

        • Rob

          The One got hot but it never actually froze, rebooted, or suffered software crashes from heat unlike the G2, which specifically has a listing as a “problem phone” for the game Brave Frontier which advises not playing the game while the phone is plugged in. It actually has its own answer on their Q and A, the only device to have one

          “TQ. 15) I’m using LG G2 device and the game always crashes. Why?

          The device has a very fast processor but gets overheated after an extensive use. Try to close other apps that are running in the background while playing Brave Frontier and give the device a chance to cool down before playing a massive / special event dungeon.”

          And don’t get me started on the G2x… That was my first dual core experience, first nVidia experience, and first LG experience… I got a bad taste from all three and got the Sensation which T-Mobile charged me full retail for.

        • Nathan Boyd

          yikes. Well I guess that explains it, I don’t play many games on my g2 and so I haven’t experienced that. Maybe its just an issue with the game?

        • Rob

          Any high end game would overheat the thing, I just used Brave Frontier as an example because they specifically have a note just for G2 users. The Snapdragon 600 and 800 both produced a lot of heat, I’m very happy to see that has dropped in the 801. My S600 One regularly hit 110F when on the charger and being used for even watching a video and my roommate’s S4 rebooted on him a few times. Its impressive that Qualcomm boosted the clock speed, boosted the graphics clock speed, and managed to save power and reduce heat at the same time.

      • ERIKA

        sucks for u dude i owned 2 lg g2s none suffered overheating issues same w all my friends who got g2s n everyone else i know hasnt complained about it overheating. ON the other hand all htc phones i had overheated returned them all ,right now i have the m8 and it gets quite hot when im playing gta vice city or other games.

  • Chris

    None, waiting on Moto X+1 and/or Nexus 6.

  • JB

    I JUMPed from the S4 to the S5 and bought the M8 straight up. Both are excellent phones, but I still prefer the S5 and keep going back to it. From a productivity standpoint, I feel it’s better (my familiarity with TouchWiz probably helps with that) Also, in hand, it doesn’t look as bad as the media makes it, concerning the “band-aid” look. Of course it’s the black one, so maybe that has something to do with it. Though I don’t particularly care for the chrome look around the sides, but eh, It’s nothing that’s a deal breaker or anything. I’m sure I’ll just end up JUMPing from the S5 to the Note 4 later this year.

  • neither really did it for me after getting some hand’s on with them both. the camera on the M8 was just too average to justify and the S5 wasn’t a significant jump from my S4 despite having an amazing display.

  • Kidney_Thief

    I saved $300 and got a Nexus 5. Then I spent the money I saved on whores and ale.

    • JB

      Extra money well spent. :-P

    • Cam Bunton

      Wise phone-buying decision.. I shan’t comment on the spending of your surplus cash. Except to say, I love me a good ale.

    • Jason

      When you review the pictures you took it could of been 16mpix or 4ultrapix, WHAT WERE YOU THINKING ;)

      • Kidney_Thief

        That may be true, but how would I have been able to afford the whores and ale?

        • Fr0stTr0n

          Obviously you prefer uploading data then you do viewing it

    • MITM

      good purchase…. the Nexus 5 isnt half bad either

  • mobileguy

    So I was reading about the m8 and it listed 700mhz spectrum for lte. I think I was reading that means it will support band 12 for the new spectrum from verizon correct?

    • Kidney_Thief

      It does have 700 MHz support, but it’s listed as Band 17, unfortunately.

      • mobileguy

        How can you differentiate?

        • Rob

          AT&T uses band 17, Verizon uses band 13. Band 17 consists of the B and C block spectrum AT&T has while 13 is pure block C.

        • Kidney_Thief

          If you’re asking about the difference between Band 12 and Band 17, it’s pretty simple. The 700 MHz spectrum is split up into five different blocks: A, B, C, D, and E. Band 17 covers the B and C blocks, whereas Band 12 covers blocks A through C

        • mobileguy

          Thanks.

    • dd23

      I hope it supports a lower band, since here in los Angeles tmobile gets bad inside buildings and I really want to get the m8.

  • james

    I got z1s sony

  • ShermCraig

    Waiting for OnePlus One or Z2.

  • Rob

    I think its funny… all the trash people talked about the m8 yet almost twice as many got the M8 (myself included).

    The M8 is an amazing device. Anyone who says otherwise either got a bad one (it happens) or is just flat out lying. It is the best smartphone on the market, 4MP camera and all. Its too bad HTC chose such poor commercials for the device… Most wouldn’t have a clue what the commercials are even advertising.

    • Pia Sanchez

      I luv HTC and I know I’m probably going to regret the Samsung purchase but HTC did nothing different from the M7 besides a dual camera , I’m using the M7 now and wanted some more variety and they took away “Beat Audio” very disappointed

      • M. Williams

        Please don’t be upset….I can tell you that the audio quality of the m8 Is probably the best I have heard. Very clean and clear!!

      • Rob

        Beats Audio is only gone in label… BoomSound actually sounds better on my M8 than it did on M7 with Beats. Its got much better range across the board and the speakers are louder.

        As for them doing nothing different besides the dual camera… Have you played with one? I wouldn’t judge it based on what you read online.

      • Adrayven

        Never really was impressed with ‘Beats’… Generally a really good headset can make as much or more difference than Beats special format imo..

      • krym73

        I’m sure if you take advantage of everything your Galaxy device has to offer, you’ll realize the advantages of a Galaxy device that makes it the best selling.

    • krym73

      Actually the s5 is outselling the m8.No matter what these sites want the consumer to believe by using deragotary comments, titles and “forgetting” to mention the advantages Samsung phones have over the other phones.

      • Rob

        Umm… Yeah of course its outselling the M8, especially on T-Mobile. When my roommate went to the store today to pick my phone up, he had to ask for it. Its not even on display at the corporate store!

        Samsung has the advertising power but if you were to put HTC with the same budget, 3/4 people would choose the M8 over the S5. Its far more aesthetically pleasing, the audio is second to none, it has twice the internal storage, the camera is faster, it comes with 50GB of Google Drive free plus a free screen replacement if you happen to break it in the first 6 months of ownership, and it has a much less bloated skin running everything which makes it unbelievably fast.

        Plus no KNOX… Got my M8 S-OFF with a custom ROM from an international phone (something else Samsung breaks) and if anything ever goes wrong, unlike the Samsung (since I have a custom kernel), I can revert everything back to out of the box and nobody would be able to tell I ever did anything.

        The bottom line is that HTC makes a quality device but Samsung is paying to keep the M8 buried. Its not even close to a fair fight.

        • kalel33

          The reason why HTC is in the spot they are in now is because of themselves, not Samsung’s marketing. How many people won’t ever buy another HTC phone after the numerous issues that were never resolved with previous iterations or how they abandoned all their phones after only a year with software updates. My first 3 phones were HTC(G1, Mytouch 4G, and Amaze). Never will I go back to HTC because of all the issues I had. The G1 was the least problematic but it went down from there.

        • Rob

          Oh trust me, I know about HTC phones, I’ve had them all the way back to the PPC 6800 (I had the UTStarcom PPC 6700 too but I’m not sure if UTS was part of HTC yet or not at that point). What it came down to with me was the One M7 or the S4… It became an easy sale when they were side by side in front of me and I fell in love with it. Samsung won’t see a dime from me until they make KNOX optional rather than their current developer unfriendly forced model. I was infuriated when they put the KNOX flag on my S3.

          Not only that but Samsung purposely breaks cross-model software compatibility. They’ve done it all the way back to the original S (Captivate, Vibrant, Fascinate, etc).

          Either way, your example explains why power users don’t have HTC phones. Poor marketing explains why the average person doesn’t know who HTC is. Its extremely insulting when someone asks me “is that the new iPhone” or “is that the new Samsung” when they see my phone.

        • 21stNow

          I agree. I had a Sensation and a One X and now can’t bring myself to part with ~$700 for an HTC device. HTC’s past devices harm its present and future more than the lack of marketing does.

        • Joshua Palmer

          i still have a bad taste in my mouth from the amaze…. random restarts overheating then finally screen just stopped working….

        • Jason

          3/4 would choose the m8?
          I too like the m8 over s5 but now your just coming up with numbers…..lol
          Samsung got themselves into position to have an advertisement budget so large and HTC hasn’t by virtue of customer choice….

          Much less bloated??? Thats like saying 300 lb person is less bloated than a 295 lb person…lot of bloat on both skins to go around unless google play editions :)

        • Rob

          Consumers have proven time and time again that they will pick a device based on aesthetics. HTC has that. Samsung does not. If you put the two devices side by side, the S5 looks like a cheap toy. Everything about the M8 screams the words “premium” and “luxury” and if you think that Sense 6 is bloated, you obviously haven’t used it. Unlike TouchWiz, its not intrusive and the features that it does have are improvements to the underlying operating system, not gimmicks that take up precious resources.

        • 21stNow

          Whether or not Sense is intrusive is in the eye of the beholder. I will go along with Sense being “less” intrusive than Touchwiz, but I disagree with “not” intrusive. Anyone who has used a Nexus device, GPE device or even a Moto X will notice Sense on an HTC phone.

        • Jason

          All in the eyes of beholder again….

          What device looked better out of s4 vs htc m7? I say m7 but s4 outsold m7 atleast 4 to 1…..

          Both devices are solid and just because you have fanboy goggles on doesn’t mean everyone has to swim with you….

          I have used sense and love it but theres bloat…Anything that doesn’t get used by user is bloat…Favorite roms I use have nothing but what is necessary and what i add personally ;p

      • eanfoso

        That still doesn’t make it the best phone out there, there’s no such thing, no phone does everything

    • Jason

      No such thing as best smartphone on the market /devils advocate lol….Some like this some won’t….Highly dependent on end user….Sense vs Touchwiz vs AOSP is like a Ford, Chevy, and Dodge fanboys/girls arguing about who has a better pickup truck….
      I love the M8 but for myself Nexus 5 price alone easily kills any phone available….
      I wish m8 had a better camera for one less argument samfans can counter with lol
      I would love to have sense and better speakers….
      $200 cheaper i can get a Bluetooth speaker…. As for sense ui, happy with holo hd for launcher but the xda sense port has made progress and hopefully will be completed :)

      A couple articles back a couple of us were talking touch pro’s n tp2s and how it was a beast back then….i miss ppcgeeks n the ppl :)

      • Rob

        Yes I was a regular on PPCGeeks myself… PPC6700, Mogul, Touch, Touch Pro, Touch Pro 2… My how things have changed since those days when we couldn’t even get HTC to give us drivers for the Imageon chip. We are quite spoiled now compared to where we were for sure.

        I agree with you on your points about different points for different people, I’m just tired of seeing all of the hatred that gets slung at the M8. I loved my M7 but this M8 is significantly better, especially with the construction. The touch screen is so sensitive though that I can’t wait until my clear UAG case gets here so I can stop hitting things I didn’t mean to lol.

    • eanfoso

      To each their own, I have the Lumia 1020 unlocked with t-mobile and loving my optical image stabilization, 41(no typo) mega pixels with lossless zoom, offline navigation (handy where I live since t-mobile has edge and no service where I live, re-focus on pictures(coolest picture app ever) plus actual Xbox games like halo reach, so I respect your opinion for you liking that phone(m8) just don’t make a generalization

  • Henry R

    Hey Cam,
    Just did a JUMP for my Wife from S4 to S5 and I realized something wrong with this JUMP thing that I have not heard anyone else bring up and I feel it is an interesting Topic
    For Example when we bought the S4 we had to pay the tax on the full amount of $600, being we are in Miami that came out to $42.This past weekend she wanted the S5 so again we had to pay the tax on the full amount of $660, that came out to $46.20. She only had the phone for 8 months so 8 x 25= $200, EIP Balance was $400. We traded in the phone yet dont receive any credit for tax on remaining balance. Just to compare when you go buy a car and you trade in a car, you only get taxed on portion left after the trade in value.
    What I’m getting at is either the Gov’t or Tmobile is making a killing on these transactions.
    Anyone else feel this is completely wrong??

    • thepanttherlady

      T-Mobile makes nothing on the taxes.

      • Guest

        There are specific tax laws dealing with vehicle purchases. Just as there are specific tax laws as it pertains to selling investment real estate and purchasing new real estate without being taxed for capital gains. If you are upset about the taxes write your senator. You should also take into consideration on a used vehicle the state will collect sales taxes several times as it is resold throughout its life. A vehicle sold every year for ten years could gengenerate almost as much in taxes as the car originally cost. This is part of the reason this tax break exists but it is only for dealerships taking the vehicle on trade. You know what they say. Death and taxes.

        • thepanttherlady

          I think you responded to the wrong person. :)

    • Rob

      You’re paying retail for the phone… T-Mobile is selling you a device on credit but its subject to the full retail tax. Just because you traded it for another device early doesn’t make your tax liability change.

      • Henry R

        I understand that, but you should stil get some type of adjustment for the trade in value. Again, I bring up the “Car buying example”. You only pay the tax on the price of the car less any trade.
        What does Tmobile do with that S4 I traded in? If sold to someone else, even for the same value, just for example purpose, for $400 again that person is paying tax on the $400 so gov’t is collecting more than it should for same product.
        Just saying it just aint right..

        • Rob

          T-Mobile is taking the phones and sending them to a third party company for refurbishment or recycling. Its actually a loss for them, its not the same as a trade-in on a car which the dealer is going to turn around and sell directly.

        • kalel33

          It’s nowhere close to a loss for them. They refurbish the phones themselves. That’s learned during training and then they sell the phones for a little profit, plus the profit they sell the new phones for. T-mobile always charges the most for full retail pricing of phones that other’s carry.

        • Rob

          No, they don’t refurbish the phones directly. CWork Solutions handles the refurbishing and reselling of the phones.

          Anything that has value that has depreciated over time is a loss from what it was sold for. That’s just logic. Why do you think they moved to having to pay off 50% of your EIP on JUMP? Because it was costing them money, plain and simple. No amount of arguing will negate the fact that these devices depreciate in value and are no longer worth what you bought them for at retail. Hence, a loss.

        • kalel33

          When I worked there, T-mobile did their own refurbishing. Maybe they have outsourced it to save money. They make a pretty decent amount of money on selling phones, except for the Iphone. I remembered what they paid for phones and reps were able to buy them at a discount of what they paid for them, so we knew how much they jacked up that MSRP, plus they sell the phones for more than any other carrier sells the same phone for.

        • Rob

          They sell them for more? No, that is not always the case. My M8 is 636 retail from T-Mobile, its 639 retail from at&t. That’s how it goes with most of their devices… Just slightly under what at&t charges. Considering that T-Mobile devices are almost always different because at&t demands that whatever devices THEY carry aren’t to be compatible with T-Mobile bands, I think their pricing is just fine.

          Retail mark up isn’t something that just exists in the wireless world, I don’t know why you’re trying to make your point when its centered around the exact same retail model that everyone other retail setting uses. Obviously they make money when they sell products. They are a for profit company and everything that they do should reflect that if they want to please their shareholders.

          The bottom line is that a phone that has 6 months of wear and tear isn’t going to be worth what it was when it was purchased. The M7 that I traded today had a big dent in the bottom from when I dropped it on the concrete the one day I left the house without my case. That dent is easily a 50 dollar drop in value since the body will have to be replaced. The same goes for people that have scratched their screens, backs, etc. The M7 probably has the lowest refurbished profit considering how difficult it is to actually repair anything in the device without damaging something else.

          Again, if T-Mobile wasn’t taking too much of a profit loss, they wouldn’t have instituted the requirement that 50% of your EIP balance be paid off when you JUMP.

        • 21stNow

          Any phones that I have been interested in have always been cheaper on AT&T than on T-Mobile. The Samsung Galaxy S5 and Note 3 are recent examples.

        • kalel33

          The reason why they instituted the 50% of your EIP paid off is the same reason why all the other carriers started their own Jump program, because it makes them more money. Verizon copied T-mobile’s Edge program and then T-mobile copied Verizon’s 50% paid off requirement just weeks after Verizon came out with it. They steal ideas from each other that are good. That’s the nature of the business.

        • 21stNow

          T-Mobile is forgiving the remaining balance on the loan on the S4. The S4 transaction is totally separate from the S5 transaction for tax purposes.

          Think of it more like selling college textbooks. If you buy a textbook new, you pay sales tax on the full price. If you sell it back to the store, you get whatever the buyback price is. If you turn around and use the money to buy more books for the next semester, you are again paying sales tax on the full price of the books. Whoever buys the used textbook will pay the sales tax on the price of the used textbook.

  • GreenTea

    When I went into the TMo store on April 11th to buy the M8, the sales rep didn’t even know they had the phone in stock. She automatically assumed I wanted the S5. Luckily the manager knew.

  • rosedawg

    Jumped from the S4 to the S5 this weekend. Not going to ruin a great thing. Last HTC product I owned was the Sensation and after that lack luster support POS I have said farewell to thee, HTC. Bring back removable media and battery support and maybe I’ll look at you again. You went from quietly brilliant to loud crap!

    • Rob

      Enjoy your 10GB of storage. Can’t wait to see the complaints roll in when people realize that apps can’t use the SD card for app data storage anymore.

      • Cellphone Chris

        Easy fix for this on XDA

        • rosedawg

          XDA is the way to go for everything on mobile devices! Except for non-removable batteries and non-removable storage.

          They’re the one that taught me how to root my Samsung devices without tripping Knox.

      • rosedawg

        lol. That the best you got?

        XDA has got me covered. Thanks for the concern though.

        I’ll also add this, if I can’t use 10GB of space for any of apps by default then I’m doing it wrong.

        • Rob

          KitKat has made it impossible for applications to install their data on external sd cards without a hack – and the hack isn’t perfect either. 16GB of storage was a very poor decision and as apps grow in size, that will become quite apparent. People are already having problems with something as simple as apps being able to access media stored on their external SD cards since KitKat was introduced. I’m actually not looking forward to fighting with it with my M8 either.

    • notyourbusiness

      Are you not aware that the HTC One M8 has an SD card slot?

  • JDB2014

    I’ll be waiting for the LG G3 or the Nexus 6. Neither of these phones are really much of an “upgrade”.

  • Justin Jett

    I went from the S3 to the S5. I’m not completely sold on the phone so I may be taking it back. The battery life is amazing on this phone. One petty thing i miss is the weather wall paper. There’s not that many live wallpapers.

  • CJ Jacobs

    I bought both. But of the two I prefer the S5. With that said, I went back to using my Nexus 5 after a few days of using each. The M8 and S5 now lay dormant in their boxes with the gaggle of other phones I’ve bought over the last few years.

  • Tmoemployee

    Like me, I know other tmo employees follow this page like crazy. Any idea when employees can get the s5? I can Jump online but I almost own my phone, so I don’t want to jump, just start a new eip. Anyone?

    • Pia Sanchez

      30 days for employees, and it’s on back order so we should get it right around summer if you add a new line of service it does pop up for us

  • 21stNow

    Any word on the Gold Galaxy S5 in the US yet?

    • J Cav the Great

      yeah…. never!

  • so where

    Never considered the S5. My dream phone is the Xperia z2 but I couldn’t wait till the end of the year for it to show up late. I went with the M8. Its perfect and the camera really isn’t bad. Its better than the Nexus 5 (her mode) I’m coming from. I miss the multitasking features on my old s4 though, but not really.

  • donnybee

    iPhone 6 here!! The S5 and M8 look like pretty solid phones though for all the Android faithful out there!

    • rish

      Yess!! Can’t wait!

    • Adrayven

      Same.. though will be disappointed if they don’t have a larger screen.. The screen size on the iPhone is my only real complaint atm…

    • JBrowne1012

      Lame expect more of the same.

  • KlausWillSeeYouNow

    For me, it’s neither – I just preordered my Sony Xperia Z2. Thanks, Panther Lady!

    • thepanttherlady

      Yesssss! Who did you end up ordering through?

      • KlausWillSeeYouNow

        I did Clove, per your suggestion. Can’t wait to get it!

    • GINAG

      dam u lucky i want one too! but im scared to order it online i met someone who ordered a phone online charged his credit card n never got it

      • thepanttherlady

        Clove is very reputable which is where I got my Z1 from and now awaiting the Z2. I know of others that have purchased their Z1 (when it was released) from Handtec with no issues too.

        If you buy from Ebay, Paypal protects against these types of problems as well.

        • KlausWillSeeYouNow

          You ordered the Z2? :-D If so, I don’t blame you – I can’t wait for the Z3.

          For me, the camera is REALLY important – and the M8 is pathetic in that regard. I am so let down by HTC’s handling of the imaging technologies. Nothing was stopping them from adding a Duo camera that is at least, er, 8MP.

          The fact that the front camera has more MP than the back is an absurd concept to me.

        • thepanttherlady

          I preordered mine on 2/28 and paid for it at the beginning of March when Clove sent me the invoice. Have been *patiently* waiting since. :)

          I’m going to wait for the final specs on the Z3 before I decide whether to upgrade again. I have seen some rumors that it might be a curved screen which really piques my interest. The only good thing about Sony’s release schedule (every 6 months) is, without delays, I can get the most $ for the phone I sell to put towards the new one!

      • maanshu

        Negri is great too, im not associated with them. I have ordered lot of stuff from them.

        • thepanttherlady

          I originally ordered from Negri for my Z1. I think I ended up canceling that order and going with Clove due to product delay. I had no issues with placing the order nor with canceling, it seemed pretty hassle free.

        • maanshu

          yea. it’s usually luck. I’d still use some reputed stores instead.

        • notyourbusiness

          I love Negri. I got my unlocked Rogers Lumia 920 from them last year. Great company.

  • JayMo86

    Any word on a 32gb s5?

    • TechAce01

      That’s what I’m waiting on! it’s still not listed on T-mobile store.

  • Michael

    waiting on the Nexus 6

  • Fr0stTr0n

    I’ll grab a Note 4 only.

  • Trysta

    Neither. Still very happy with my Nexus 5.

  • Allen Enriquez

    Wait where going fast foreword! We Skipped Sony Xperia Z Ultra and where is Sony Xperia Z Tablet!(I hope these 2 devices comes equipped with camera flash, IR Blaster! If it ever comes, it’s mind blowing that UK T-MOBILE had Sony Xperia Z Ultra and Sony Xperia Z Tablet!)

    • Allen Enriquez

      I all most forgot HTC ONE MAX!

    • eanfoso

      I have the xperia ultra and also the tablet and I can confirm that both do NOT come with flash, if you are more concerned about taking astonishing pictures go for a Nokia Lumia

      • Allen Enriquez

        I ‘ve watched so much I shouldn’t be alive tv shows that I look at every aspect Sony fits the profile but I can’t go without camera flash it’s a essential survival tool several people have used it in the show which is based on true events! It’s amazing how such a small thing can save someone’s live! If anyone wants to watch it’s still on Netflix! Anyways how is those two smart devices treating you!? Are you thinking of getting an update for both devices down the road!? Oh how is the ir blaster if you try it that is!?

        • eanfoso

          I love my tablet, I even use it as an umbrella sometimes at school on a rainy day, the ultra is more like a tablet that I don’t have to pay the tablet data plan and get unlimited Internet (since unlimited isn’t available in tablets) and for the pictures I have as my main driver a lumia 1020, best camera in a phone out there with an astonishing 41 me pixels plus has not LED, but an actual xenon flash, I’m currently happy with all of these so no upgrade worth spending money on.

        • Allen Enriquez

          Eanfoso, wow that’s some serious power on Nokia camera! Thanks for your experience on devices it’s hard to choose with wide range of products!

        • eanfoso

          Thanks man, it sure is and just focus on what’s most important to you, if you care the most for pictures, and travel a lot, a lumia 1020 would be the best choice for you, if you care more about the water prppfability then an xperia phone would be excellent choice, anything is great, just stay away from plasticsung phones lol

  • Alex Zapata

    Neither, though the M8 is a gorgeous phone. I’m waiting for a WP 8.1 device.

  • Romdude

    Keeping my original HTC One for now and waiting for LG G3, Moto X + 1 or HTC One M9.

  • UncleFan

    Got the S5 last week, and I couldn’t be happier! By the way, they DO have data-only Simple Choice smartphone plans, but I had to call customer service and nag my way through a couple guys to get it. $40/month gets you 5GB of LTE and unlimited messaging, $50/month will get you 7GB… and you’re eligible for the EIP, of course.

    • Hakim Leveille

      How many minutes do you get?

      • UncleFan

        None! That’s the point of getting a data-only plan – you pay for data instead of wasting it on voice minutes you never use. For phone calls, I just use VOIP, works great over Wifi or LTE.

        • Hakim Leveille

          Oh, okay thanx

        • JBrowne1012

          You could do that but the small amount of data that pay for you could just buy a regular plan. I mean imo its not worth it unless its unlimited or at least 20gbs

        • UncleFan

          The cheapest voice plan is also $40, but only includes 500MB of LTE data. The difference between 500MB and 5GB is HUGE if you use stuff like Google Music and Spotify. I average about 500MB/week, so this works out nicely for me.

        • Brian

          I have the $30 100 min talk 5gb data and unlimited text plan. Prepay BO-YA!

        • UncleFan

          That’s a great plan… if you don’t mind shelling out $650 at once for a GS5. If, however, you want to finance the phone with 0% interest on an Equipment Installment Plan, you must have a post-paid Simple Choice plan.

        • Brian

          Unless you are the kind of person who has to have the latest phone every six months you can save buttloads of money with the $30 plan. Based on your last comment you are paying $40 plus the $20 every month totaling $60 PLUS taxes? I bought my HTC one for $350 on swapa and pay ONLY $30 a month no taxes. Saved me tons of money

        • 21stNow

          If you are paying $10 more for a monthly plan (before taxes) just to take advantage of the EIP, it really doesn’t have an effective interest rate of 0%. If you use EIP for 24 months and pay the additional $10 for your postpaid plan 24 months, you have paid an additional $240 for the privilege of EIP, or a 37% interest rate on a $650 phone. You would come out better using most credit cards.

          You also lose out on the 100 voice minutes doing it this way.

        • UncleFan

          You’re not taking into account all the variables of my high tech, low budget digital lifestyle, though. The likelihood that I’ll have $60 to (painlessly) spend on wireless in any given month is pretty much the same as the likelihood that I’ll have $30. However, the likelihood that I’ll *ever* have $650 in my hand to spend on a smartphone is essentially zero, and if I did, I’d probably spend it on a new TV.

        • 21stNow

          True, I don’t know your income, expenses, lifestyle and desires. It just pains me to see the 0% interest of EIP touted as a good point when you are paying extra to have access to it in the first place. That $240 could be money in your pocket rather than T-Mobile’s. But it’s your money and your decision.

        • eanfoso

          Well you make no sense, kinda sad I’d say, I’d rather be rocking a crappy flip phone and have likely $650 at any given time vs having an expensive bill and unlikely to have 60$ but hey you must be American

        • Jason

          First we had a trend of people who couldn’t write properly, then a trend of people making up stuff, now trolls galore jeez….
          Its awesome you would rather do things your way, but in your view Uncle fan doesn’t have that same right in whatever country your from?

        • Hakim Leveille

          True that

  • notyourbusiness

    I didn’t get either because I’m loving my Nokia Lumia 925. However, I did recently get an unlocked HTC One (M7) on eBay and am enjoying that as well. If I would have gotten for one of these two, though, without question I would have gone with the One M8. I’m absolutely not a fan of Samsung at all.

    • eanfoso

      Lumia 925 is still better than htcrap, I’m loving my refocus app

      • drzfr3shboialex

        That’s why people say it’s the best phone /sarcasm

        • eanfoso

          Nah that would be more like the lumia 1520, that’s undoubtedly the best phone, no sarcasm here

    • IamDefiler

      925 FTW! especially with WP8.1.

  • kx250

    Got the Note 3 instead.

  • Fiubc

    Neither…got a z ultra brand new in Hong Kong last week for $350…

    • rosaydee10

      Does it work on Tmobile’s Lte network? If so I’m going to order a z2

      • thepanttherlady

        The Z2 will work on T-Mobile’s LTE.

      • fiubc

        Yes, It works with the LTE networks…

        LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 – C6833

  • TechAce01

    I’m waiting on the 32GB S5. (though I may cave and get a 16GB since I have a 128GB Micro SD card)

    • Guest

      Since you have a 128 gb card you should just get it then.

      • Rob

        SD cards don’t function the same in KitKat as they used to – for example, applications are no longer allowed to store app data of any kind on an external SD card. Some apps have trouble accessing even basic things like videos from external SD cards now. If you want 32GB, its best to wait and get 32GB. Google’s SD card handling changes for KitKat are annoying at best, disastrous at worst.

    • JayMo86

      I’m waiting too…but I’m growing restless

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • OZ

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

  • 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.