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Coming from the HTC One M8, What new smartphone should I buy

by kennyreid95 / January 25, 2016 2:39 PM PST

I'm coming from the HTC One M8 and I am looking for a new smartphone to buy. What new smartphone should I buy? I need your help guys. I liked how the HTC One M8 had front speakers and they sounded great but now the Moto X Pure Edition's speakers sound way better than the M8's speakers. The Moto X Pure Edition speakers sound a lot louder and more clearer than the M8's speakers. I am considering buying the Moto X Pure Edition because of the great front speakers. However I do have some gripes with the Moto X Pure Edition that make me not want to buy the Moto X Pure Edition. 1 gripe is that the Moto X Pure Edition is a big phone. The Moto X Pure Edition is even bigger than the HTC One M8. The M8 has a 5 inch screen and the Moto X Pure Edition has a 5.7 inch screen. I really don''t want a big phone because my hands are not the biggest to hold a 5.7 inch phone. The 2nd gripe is the Moto X Pure Edition can not record 1080p 60fps video. Why is that? The HTC One M8 can record 1080p 60fps and the Moto X pure Edition can not. I do not understand that. 3rd gripe is that the Moto X pure Edition does not have a Notification Led Light. The HTC One M8 has a notification led light, why does the moto x pure edition not have a notification led light? Please someone explain that to me. Another gripe for me is that the Moto X pure Edition is powered by the Snapdragon 808 processor. The HTC One M8 is powered by a Snapdragon 801 processor. The performance difference between the 808 and the 801 is not much. I have seen benchmarks online of the M8 and the Moto X Pure Edition and the Moto X scored 51401 on Antutu benchmark and the M8 scored 44284 on Antutu benchmark. The Moto X Pure Edition scored 1248 single core and 3361 multi core in Geekbench 3. The M8 scored 975 single core and 2976 multi core in Geekbench 3. The Adreno 418 is not that much more powerful than the Adreno 330 in gaming. Is the Adreno 418 better than the Adreno 330? Is the Snapdragon 808 better than the Snapdragon 801? There really is not a huge performance difference between the HTC One M8 and the Moto X Pure Edition, or is there a performance difference? The Moto X Pure Edition suffers from thermal throttling when doing heavy tasks and benchmarks. I haven't seen the M8 thermal throttle on heavy tasks or benchmarks. I have also looked at the Nexus 6P but that phone is even bigger and taller than the M8 and Moto X Pure Editon. The Nexus 6P also can't record 1080P 60fps video. I also heard the Nexus 6P video stabilization is really bad. So I am really not sure which phone to buy. Are there better phones out there than the Moto X Pure Editon and Nexus 6P? I'm saying are there better phones that don't have the same drawbacks as the Moto X Pure Edition and Nexus 6P have?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 25, 2016 3:20 PM PST

That's a wall of text there. But about IS (image stabilization.) That's never been a strong point in phones to date. I carry a tripod when need be.

My LG G4 records 4K video (details are on the CNET reviews.)

And all phones now throttle the CPU under load just like our PCs do. I am finding folk trying to compare PCs and phones. Very different things.

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Review Link
by anwarabir / February 9, 2016 10:21 PM PST
In reply to: W.O.T.!
THE GOOD The LG G4 has a sharp and generously sized display, a bevy of camera controls and raw image shooting, a replaceable battery and expandable storage.

Though the phone's battery life is adequate, it doesn't last as long as its competitors. There are no significant new software features and its design feels uninspired.

THE BOTTOM LINE Though it feels too similar to last year's G3, the LG G4 is an excellent big-screen smartphone that will appeal to budding photographers, and has old-school features missing from rival flagships.
Check Full Review:
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I like my LG g4
by jaheen100 / January 28, 2016 11:17 PM PST

I like my g4 better than my work s6. LG won me over with the G3. The G3 made the s5 look like a cheap toy. I work for a major carrier and I will not buy another Samsung until they resolve their burn in issues. I am vigilant about immediately lockinkg my screen and avoiding behaviors that contribute to burn in.My s3 and s4 had horrible burn in despite me consciously trying to avoid it. My LG's have had NO issues. Every Samsung on our wall is barely viewable while other manufacturer's products right along side of them (running exact same live demo) look great despite being up longer.

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Maybe the OnePlus2
by Stinkey24 / February 8, 2016 6:24 PM PST

I don't feel like explaining it u can look it up

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Recommedation for a Mobile
by trdelectronics / February 9, 2016 4:16 AM PST

If you're a HTC User I recommend you to use "HTC One M9 Plus 32GB M9pw 4G LTE" that is such a awesome smart phone, I also using it and found next generation user experience. You can use it.

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HTC One M8
by trdelectronics / February 11, 2016 9:00 AM PST

Of course you should buy it, its have lots of features that nothing exist on anyother mobile. I highly suggest you to buy it.

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One Plus 2
by anwarabir / February 13, 2016 4:56 AM PST

One Plus 2??
CPU: Quad-core 1.56 GHz
RAM: 3/4 GB
Storage: 16/64 GB
Display: 5.5
Camera: 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels
OS: Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)

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