I just cancelled my reservation for the Galaxy S5 and reserved the New HTC ONE (M8). It is my understadning that the ones who reserve, these will be sent out asap and should recieve them by weeks end? I wonder if anyone has any info on this.
I've decided to go with HTC because I believe that we should support the high quality build they have been offering. I've had the original HTC One since launch last year and with some known issues (mainly camera) the phone is stellar. Hopefully the camera issues don't carry forward and HTC can present the most well rounded phone this year.
I was going to go with Sony and their Z2, but with there little to no information about the release on that phone I have changed my mind. HTC has done a good job with this release/roll out, if it goes as planned and I hope HTC is rewarded by the public. I would hate to see them go under when they are releasing some great tech.
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The Galaxy S5 is much better in terms of hardware and software, however, HTC ONE M8 beats the S5 in terms of quality metal build as well as in speakers. Some people argue that Galaxy S5 is better in terms of water resistant, but I believe water resistant is not enough to guard the phone, we need water proof phone. However, I am getting the Galaxy S5 but will buy a waterproof case from here http://www.galaxy-s5-cases.com
That is incorrect. Here are the real specs below. They both have the Snapdragon 801 SoC. If you Gogole it, you will see ALL sites will show you the S5 has the Snapdragon 801. Even Samsung said it when they announced the phone. Watch the announcement on Youtube to see it.
HTC One M8
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801, quad-core CPUs
Samsung Galaxy S5
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
CPU Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400
Here is the comparison of both phones & Specs.
" Both Samsung's and HTC's upcoming flagship phones are powered by a Snapdragon 801 SoC, which is arguably the most powerful of its kind right now. Yet, at least on paper, the Galaxy S5 has the upper hand, as its CPU will have a slightly higher top clock rate of 2.5GHz. The CPU on the One will max out at 2.3GHz. Nevertheless, despite this theoretical advantage for Samsung's phone, we doubt that we'll encounter any performance issues with either of these devices."
Ya, the original HTC One felt faster than the S4 even though it was a slightly underclocked version of the Snapdragon 600 last go around. Touchwiz is bloatware, though the S5's version is vastly different, I'm not holding my breath on it being smooth like Sense is.
No the S5 does have 801 SoC has shown above. No worries! we all make mistakes.
As for the comparison, many have said the S5 is a bit faster then the HTC One M8 but those are the lucky ones that have both devices / used them for a bit. WE can not judge the devices until we get them. This is for the S5 of course.
The HTC Sense is amaazing tho. I will not lie i would choice that over any UI. Loved it from the start. Touchwiz? I never really use it as on all Android devices, i use Nova Launcher.
It all depends. Most likely they should ship it out if not tonight then tomorrow night. You should get it by Friday if you picked a Rogers Corporate store ( Rogers Plus). If you picked a Rogers Authorized store, there are some stores that have Rogers ship the reservation devices to the stores warehouse. This may take another 1-3 business days for u to get your device & you won't be able to track it. You will have to wait to get the call.
If you indeed picked a Rogers Corporate store ( Rogers plus or Rogers) then you will receive it when the UPS tracking shows its been delievered. Most likely by Friday. All first phones including mine were shipped Tuesday night & most of us got them Wednsday / Friday ( depending on when UPS shipped them out & where the location is.)
The $40 is a down deposit. You will get that $40 back once you cancel the reservation ( Only if the status says OPEN) & when the phone ships out. On the shipment email, it will say this:
" The reservation fee of 40.00 + taxes will be credited back to your Rogers invoice next month."
I was wondering if you could clarify something about the 40$ deposit. Do you get the deposit back whether or not you purchase the phone? The quote from your shipping confirmation email makes it seem that way. I am already in progress on my reservation so a cancel is not an option. I still want the phone, but am having second thoughts about the color. I saw earlier in the thread that the glacial silver will be available on April 10th, which is next week.
Like i said in my post on page 10, you will get the $40 reservation fee back when the device ships from Rogers or when you cancel the reservation ( The status must be OPEN to cancel). So yes you will get back the $40 even if u don't get to pick it up at the store. Here is it from from the
Yes that is correct. Rogers will launch the M8 in Glacier White on April 10th ( Street launch date)