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[Q] M8 or M7?

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27th August 2014, 03:23 PM   |  #1  
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I am sure this question has seen this forum more times than a pornstar getting pen... Well u know what I mean..

But, I want to make the step from Samsung to HTC and wanted to know if it's worth the upgrade to an M8 instead of an M7.
Coming from a Galaxy S3 I have high expectations of the HTC one series, since the S3 without rooting and other software is unbearable to use because of TouchWiz. Hence why I put a kitkat open source ROM on it.

About costs, Since the m8 is fairly new it will come with higher prices. In the netherlands I'd pay 35,- euros a month + 160,- one time contribution for the phone, whereas the M7 can be purchased for around 30,- a month with the phone being free. Subscription includes 100 minutes of calling time, unlimited text messages and 1 GB of data. This is enough for me as I am on WiFi 90% of the time. But with 1GB I have some space to play with.

What is the best solution for me? I regularly use my phone for music, a game once in a while, whatsapp obviously, mail checking etc. The 160,- One time payment isn't really a big deal, but if the M8 is not really that much of an improvement for the things I do with my phone it'd be a waste to pay the extra 160,-

Ask anything in order to know what's best for me
27th August 2014, 04:00 PM   |  #2  
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I went from an M7 to an M8 and was very happy with the larger screen, faster processor, but my biggest surprise was the better battery life i got.
Oh and the fact it has removable media. Yet another plus.
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27th August 2014, 04:53 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by IAmSixNine

I went from an M7 to an M8 and was very happy with the larger screen, faster processor, but my biggest surprise was the better battery life i got.
Oh and the fact it has removable media. Yet another plus.

Agree with all of the above.

Also, if 160 Euro is not a big deal to you, as you mentioned; than its a bad bet to buy technology that is a year and a half old at this point. In a year or so, you will be wishing you just spent the extra 160 Euro. Its short money to get a significantly more "future proof" and current technology phone. In general, I never advocate buying "last generation" tech.
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27th August 2014, 09:55 PM   |  #4  
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I went from an M7 to an M8 and was very happy with the larger screen, faster processor, but my biggest surprise was the better battery life i got.
Oh and the fact it has removable media. Yet another plus.


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Agree with all of the above.

Also, if 160 Euro is not a big deal to you, as you mentioned; than its a bad bet to buy technology that is a year and a half old at this point. In a year or so, you will be wishing you just spent the extra 160 Euro. Its short money to get a significantly more "future proof" and current technology phone. In general, I never advocate buying "last generation" tech.

Thanks guys, in a few months I can make the step from Samsung to HTC, Im going to a different provider aswell and my subscription for the S3 end s in January, 2 months prior i can get the HTC
28th August 2014, 12:05 AM   |  #5  
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I hate to be that guy, but device comparisons of any sort are not allowed. Even innocent questions like this cause flame wars believe it or not. So, we have a dedicated device comparison thread for discussions such as these.

Thanks for understanding,
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