Originally Posted by leijonasisu
Because it just seems to be a newer phone but with a worse camera :/
It depend on how you use the camera. To say the camera is "worse" in all conditions, means you may not fully understand the technical intricacies of the issue. M8 wins over the S5 in low light, hands down. "Low light" being just about any light condition except outdoors in daylight. Since many (even most) of my pics are taken indoors, to me the M8 has the better camera; and the S5 is actually "worse". Even daylight pics on the M8 look pretty good when viewed on a computer screen. That is as much detail or resolution as I need.
Other phone manufacturers are pushing the MP count just to look good on paper, but losing light sensitivity by doing so. HTC recognized how most folks actually use camera phones, and decided on they thought would yield the best pictures based on actual usage, not just to push meaningless specs. High pixel count only matters if you are blowing up or cropping pics. So needlessly pushing the pixel count to sacrifice light sensitivity is a waste.
As far as comparing the other features of the phone, the front facing speakers on the M8 blow away any other smartphone, if you use your device that way. The build quality isn't even in the same ballpark. And while the hardware specs may be similar, TouchWiz just bogs down the S5, making it laggy while the M8 is fast and smooth as silk.