Keep that in mind. A G2 makes little sense to me, unless the price was drastically different for you, also taking into account your employment status. Performance wise, the S4 blows it away.
This is mostly a matter of personal choice though. Head to a store and hold the M8 in your hand to see if it feels better than the S4 (which is a great phone, btw). Most new handsets involve some getting used to, btw.
If possible, I would get out of the early upgrade program. Craigslist isn't the only place to buy phones, btw.
First, some background info. I had until yesterday the Verizon Droid DNA. I liked it a lot overall. I had cracked the screen about a year ago. It had not affected performance in any way other than looking a little worse. Yesterday, the ear piece for the phone stopped working, I could only hear callers on speaker. I think the crack also worsened, not sure if that is why this problem happened.
Anyways, brought it to the Verizon store. They said the problem was not fixable. Whether it was or not, I needed a phone, especially because I am looking for work. They got me in a program, think it is called The Edge, where you pay full retail for the phone over time, but you can upgrade every 6 months even if the whole thing is not paid off. I think it kind of stinks economically because I have never paid full retail, but now I have no choice because I need a phone (no, I did not have insurance and I also wasn't going to go on Craig's list to find an old one - I do have insurance now).
Sorry, veering off course. So the sales guy recommended the S4, which I now have. He was hooking me up with a package deal for a Samsung tab too, small screen. I know the S4 is held in pretty high regard, but I am having trouble enjoying it so far. Maybe it's just because it is different from the DNA, which I liked a lot. I have also been reading up on the M8 which sounds pretty good too. I also spoke with another sales rep in another store that wasn't so pushy as the first one and everyone there seems to love the G2, they say it is just as good as the S4 and has a better battery life. Plus my wife is all Samsung and I always liked to be different than her lol. My whole goal when I left the house was to repair the DNA if possible, which didn't happen. So of the 3 phones mentioned, which do think is the best, also based on my personal info? Thank you!