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Not so brief comparison of S5 vs M8 (downloadable spreadsheet)

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By mswlogo, Senior Member on 13th May 2014, 04:49 AM
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10th December 2014, 06:40 AM |#21  
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Originally Posted by metalfan78

@mswlogo, how is the s5 treating you?

Not good. I'm sick of the S5 and just bought a shiny new M8 HK.

I thought I'd get used to the Samsung Software. I still hate it.

Since no phone properly knows how and when to use Hands Free Protocol vs AD2P Bluetooth I have to shut AD2P Off on all phones so I can hear Nav instructions and have the car radio on.
If you shut AD2P off on the S5 it constantly puts up Error Messages. Eventually if you do want AD2P and try to turn it on, you can't and you have to unpair and repair again.

The S5 Camera is great. The stock camera App is terrible as is all Samsung Apps. What drives me crazy is Video. If you record Landscape it wants to play back portrait. If you record portrait it wants to play landscape. Not many PC apps will play the native S5 Videos. I always have to convert them. Camera Stills rotation works fine.

I will miss the quality of the camera itself, it's extremely good. And I like the weight and aspect ratio and wireless charging.

The ROM development is nothing like HTC. SVN, what's that?

The Stock Samgsung Browser is a Joke. I've been getting by Opera Beta, but still prefer HTC Stock Browser.
I've tried everyone out there. Only Opera Beta and HTC know how to fit text properly.

Lot of calls go straight to Voice Mail. Although that has been better lately. And that may not be entirely the phone.
I've been having weird issues in the car where the Radio will come back on (like it dropped the call), but the call is still active and then it comes back and if the other person was talking they never knew anything happened !!!

If I could get free wifi tether on an iPhone6 without Jailbreaking I'd probably get a iPhone6.

If not for OMJ's and Captain and a few others I probably would have just stayed with S5. S5 and M8 are still the top two phones.

I don't use any of the Samsung gadgets. Never even was tempted to try them once.

The lock screen is messed up and would constantly be running apps in my pocket. Finally had to add a passcode. Even with that it's still running apps in my pocket !!

I really miss blinkfeed. The S5 magazine is ok, but blink feed is way better. My wife loves it on her M7, shes always in it.

I was almost tempted to buy another M7. That was a great phone. But I do like the better LTE performance on both M8 and S5.

I didn't miss the M8 speakers, I thought I would, but I sure will be happy to have them back.
My only dread is going back to the lack luster M8 camera.

The S5 needs to reboot if you want to change CMDA vs LTE and I think it wants to reboot on Roam Only.

The Recovery TWRP is very weak lots of issues.

Once S5 is rooted there is NO WAY to hide it. Your totally screwed on warranty. At least with S-OFF you can hide it was rooted to bring it in.

I hope next year is better but I can't stay with S5 that long.

Every time I've posted an issue or complaint it gets closed or moved to some subforum that nobody responds to.
Like a thread like this one would not survive.
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10th December 2014, 06:02 PM |#22  
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FYI, I've attached a new spreadsheet in the OP summarizing the differences for me after several months of S5.
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