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HTC dropped the ball this round again, I hate Samsung, LG phones etc etc because they all feel like cheap plastic. I really miss flashing kernels and roms but I guess ill be upgrading to an iPhone 6 mad.gif

Why not get the Xperia Z2?

Will probably get the M8 even though I have an M7. smile.gif
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So is your comment about new CPU and GPU (you remind me of one of the Apple fanbots in this regard). I have used the previous HTC One model (I still have it as a spare) and now I am using Moto X. I have several dozen of apps and games on them, many of them I use every day. I have NEVER felt the need for faster CPU/GPU on either of them, not even when playing games. MicroSD slot is a definite improvement, yes, and is useful to have for different tasks like for example viewing/sharing recording from in-vehicle dashboard camera if you don't have your tablet/laptop nearby, but that alone does not excuse other deficiencies. And yes, front camera is improved in terms of megapixels but I never had the need to use it for spamming selfies all over Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat or for any other purpose.

So I'm an Apple fanbot because I point out objective improvements in the phone when you were claiming there were none? rolleyes.gif

No improvements worth it for you does not mean there are no improvements, which may or may not be worth it for other people. Your opinion is not any greater than anyone else's.
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Looks good! I'm digging the gunmetal...
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It's about battery size as well. I want a smartphone that doesn't die in hours from actual hard usage and a few additional apps installed. Phones should be at a >4000 mAh battery standard by now considering their potential power usage. Do not care if it has to be twice as thick to accomplish it. I should not have to consider tethering external batteries with all the new phones or battery cases from third-parties of rough repute that reduce functionality to get what I need. frown.gif

Again; I will reiterate that software plays the biggest role. This goes anywhere from how the OS utilizes and prioritizes things (all the way to the very core/kernel) to how apps on their own can tax the hardware of your phone. The hardware makes a difference, too. It's why the GNex was so terrible at battery life, regardless of battery size. That in combination with shoddy radios, and Vanilla Android. To date, I have found that Vanilla Android is the worst at this. Also, without going too much into it, it is why the iPhone has always been generally phenomenal at battery life, while maintaining a battery size of less than 1900 mAH.

To give some background, my Note 3 (which might be tall and wide) isn't a brick, but can last me anywhere from 12 hours on a terrible day (as in 7 hours screen time) all the way up to 48 hours. It's sporting a mere 600 mAH more than this phone. It's still a reasonable difference, but that's plenty to get you through a day.




Also, a great app I've found (if any of you are having battery drain issues that are pretty severe) is WakeLockDetector. Super useful, and is super efficient at pointing out which apps are effecting your battery the most.
 
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Had a play with the m8 at work yesterday.... i currently have the m7 and i reallllly don't like the new design of the m8 something just doesn't feel right about it software wise sense 6 seems to be pretty good nice and fluid but the design something about it i don't like maybe it's the beveled edges and glossy finish on it i preferred the m7 Matt finish.
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Again; I will reiterate that software plays the biggest role. This goes anywhere from how the OS utilizes and prioritizes things (all the way to the very core/kernel) to how apps on their own can tax the hardware of your phone. The hardware makes a difference, too. It's why the GNex was so terrible at battery life, regardless of battery size. That in combination with shoddy radios, and Vanilla Android. To date, I have found that Vanilla Android is the worst at this. Also, without going too much into it, it is why the iPhone has always been generally phenomenal at battery life, while maintaining a battery size of less than 1900 mAH...

Why reiterate when my point stands on it's own. I would embrace the thicker size and cost of a larger capacity battery in a smartphone, because it will always increase battery life. For instance, most of the easily discernible phone and phablets with great endurance and talk-time (>18h) is due to a larger battery (also with more efficient hardware), and the phones with poor talk-time (i.e. iPhone <9h, etc.) are due to a below-average capacity battery. If you got an fairly efficient device in both hardware and software. Why gimp it with a lower-capacity battery then your competition when you can leverage an advantage? Also, my prior post was about heavy-utilization, not light-utilization and idle states, as the latter can be easily toyed with for greater battery life gains.

Still it's a pretty nice phone from the reviews I read, but personally it leaves me wanting more and the same goes for most phones. wink.gif
    
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post #47 of 47
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Why reiterate when my point stands on it's own. I would embrace the thicker size and cost of a larger capacity battery in a smartphone, because it will always increase battery life. For instance, most of the easily discernible phone and phablets with great endurance and talk-time (>18h) is due to a larger battery (also with more efficient hardware), and the phones with poor talk-time (i.e. iPhone <9h, etc.) are due to a below-average capacity battery. If you got an fairly efficient device in both hardware and software. Why gimp it with a lower-capacity battery then your competition when you can leverage an advantage? Also, my prior post was about heavy-utilization, not light-utilization and idle states, as the latter can be easily toyed with for greater battery life gains.

Still it's a pretty nice phone from the reviews I read, but personally it leaves me wanting more and the same goes for most phones. wink.gif

You should invest in a Note 3 and one of those 10K mAH batteries off of Amazon smile.gif. I just don't think from a marketing standpoint a phone manufacturer would live trying to sell a brick of a phone tongue.gif.
 
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