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    S5 vs M8...Come on let's hear it.

    My thoughts earlier were to go with the m8 but know I'm kinda leaning pretty heavily on the s5.Here's how I see it...

    S5:
    Pro's-
    1. Waterproof
    2. I like the bandaid on the back and the new bezel. Gives it a good feel in the had and could be carried naked easily.
    3. I love my s4 and this could only be better.
    4. Did I say it was waterproof?
    Con's-
    1. Pretty much the same as the s4
    2. No root???

    M8:
    Pro's-
    1. Better build quality. Metal
    2. Different manufacturer. I like HTC.
    3. Different OS...or what ever you call what the manufacturer does to the Android system.
    4. Better speakers. I hardly ever use them but I suppose they would help on notifications.
    Con's-
    1. Smaller unremovable battery.
    2. Slippery....Would probably use a case ,then there goes the beautiful build quality.

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    Cats, the S5. Naked. If you put a case on any phone, whatever the reason you spoil it. Case in point, the M8.
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    M8. But go see working models of both before you decide.

    There are some nice clear cases and some very minimal cases available. I will be doing a review on a case this weekend, but its really neither of those. Nice though.

    The M8 also has an extreme power saver feature and a regular power saver that works well. Fast Dormacey (it cuts data after periods of unused) works well.At work I have crap signal, roaming most of the time. I put power saver on and turn off data completely, usually burn only 2-5% every 4 hours or so. With power saver off I can get about 4-5 he's screen, but I'd have to try. I average 3 easily.

    Hold them both, look at the UI. Read the threads for both on XDA, any issues will be magnified there.

    I absolutely love this phone. Remember that it can be converted (check vVerizon forum to be sure) to a Play edition.

    Also Samsung announced Knox 2.0 will be going to the S5. Knox sucks in my opinion.

    Oh, rooting is pretty easy. If you decide to S-Off the M8, there are some that simply won't now. Nothing you can do to tell which ones are effected. S-off isn't that important, you can still root, flash etc.

    Gotta go, will help more if any questions, but go to TS.
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    Is TS up? haven't heard that.

    What is S-off
    What is play edition
    And you think Verizon edition can still be rooted?

    I have another friend really trying to sway me towards the M8. I'm wishy washy,kinda leaning that way now. I've held a dummy s5 but haven't felt and m8. I'll be going to V today. Thanks for the opinions Del and Jay.
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    Play editions are stock android versions sold on Google Play.

    Check XDA forums to see about root.
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    Sorry, didn't see s-off question. Its a little too long to explain on my break. Not really as important to you right now.

    Remind me later.
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    I may get it today. If I don't love it I'll take it back,pay restocking and get the S5. I'll make the final decision after I handle them.
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    Let us know then Cats. Good luck.

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    Yes, TS is up and running. Where the hell ya been? Having some server errors, but working through them with HostGator.

    Looking forward to hearing what you decided!

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    Neither. Get a BlackBerry.

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    I got a BB. Where the hell is TS?
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    You've a got a BB? That's why you can't find TS. There's no PIN.

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    LMAO...ok I got the M8...now where the hell is TS?
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