Originally Posted by cadorette
Hey everybody.. Curious if anyone has used both the M8 and the S5..guy wants to trade his M8 for my S5, but just curious about anyone else's experience.
My main concerns:
Camera (is the One really that much inferior) I take a lot of pics
Speed/Fluidity (fastest and smoothest Galaxy for me yet, but TW still hits a few lag snags time to time)
Rootability (this bootloader will be locked for how long?)
Overall I love the S5 a lot, just thinking the M8 may give a better user experience? I'll miss the waterproof stuff but I baby my phones anyway, so...
Thanks for your input!
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I did the switch, could not live without root. Currently having the M8 on my 13 day of use. To be honest the M8 camera is not as bad as you'd think. Focus is super fast ans shutter speed is on par with the S5 (if not faster). In low light conditions the M8 is much better than the S5, sound quality while recording video is also a lot better than the S5, I can record inside a club and not having any distortion on the sound. Now the M8 have some issues with the camera lens been made of poor materials/coating and get scratch easily if you not take care of it and it will impact the picture quality. Sense is much smoother than TW, there is no Lag in Sense at all. One thing you might not like (I still don't) is the onscreen buttons.
So in short to answer your questions
1 - No, the camera is just fine, just don't try to zoom to much, but quality wise is on par with the S5 (aside of some over exposure issues than are fixed by flashing a modified camera apk already in the M8 forum)
2- Sense is way faster than TW hands down, (and no lag)
3- The bootloader will be lock forever, only hope is to find a vulnerability to achieve root and then you will only be able to flash TW Roms (just like the Note 3)
4- if you can get use to the onscreen buttons, is a much better experience.