Originally Posted by MGSBigBoss
I am on Verizon and considering this as the phone to get for my upgrade, I currently have a DNA which I love. However it doesn't seem like a substantial upgrade from the DNA.
Rumor has it that the Sony Xperia z2 is coming to Verizon, should I wait for that as it seems like a bigger upgrade.. my options are rather limited on Verizon. I dislike Samsung.
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I was in the same boat. I had the DNA as well, which I loved until the last update which made my phone very sluggish overall. Text messaging became super slow and crashed often, even after a reset. So upgrading was as close to a no-brainer as you could get. Even still, I loved my DNA phone. I am not big on Samsung phones, they feel very cheap to me and I feel Samsung is the Apple equivalent in the Android world so I am against them as far as phones. So when the M8 was announced, I was pretty excited. Went to Verizon last week to test it out. I read about all the complaints. Phone is too big, camera sucks, too heavy, etc. Needless to say I wasn't expecting much so I was surprised when I got there.
My comparison to the DNA... Worth the upgrade. The DNA is pretty big already and so the size and weight is not noticed. The M8 actually feels lighter in the hand, maybe due to me finding it more comfortable to hold. Looks-wise, no caparison and build-wise, no comparison. The M8 is better in both. I think it takes great pictures, no difference I see from my DNA and I love the additional camera features. The M8 is blazing fast and so smooth. The DNA was nice, the M8 is awesome. My buddy has a GS4 and when he picked up my phone his first comment was "damn this this fast!". Also, SD card is available now, so bonus there. No removable battery, but not a deal breaker for me as battery life is easily 1.5x that on what I was getting on the DNA.
When I got the DNA, I loved it. Then the original HTC One came out and I was a little upset I didn't wait a touch to get that but after comparing them, I felt that it was an incremental upgrade and would not be worth the cost. The M8 is a major revision compared to the DNA and is worth it. If you are unsure, wait it out until the Z2 comes out and go to compare them all.