Originally Posted by candy_van
I've heard people say it's not quite as snappy as the One M8, primarily because of TouchWiz.
If you plan on rooting it then it's irrelevant, but otherwise something to think about. I'm going to try and play with both in BB before I make my decision.
Doesn't seem there will be an easy way to root or if at all. At least with att and verizon they have the bootloader locked down and AFAIK even the Note 3 on those carriers still don't have full blown root/custom recovery/custom rom/kernel. The only thing they have managed to do is get small tweaks as a work around. From what I have read it is not so much the people smart enough can't figure it out, it is they don't want to put in the time as they are on a different carrier or have the google play edition.
It pisses me off to know end knowing Att and Verizon do this, along with Samsung. The only options I have are to use a different carrier (Tmobile which I don't want to do), get a different phone that is more developer friendly (htc or lg) or pay full price for a google play edition. None of those options are viable for me and the last one really pisses me off as well. The main advantage to buying a phone at full price is to use it on a cheaper plan. Well my plan is cheap enough and I want a good network. So why they can't just discount the GPE as well is beyond me.
Sorry for the rant but I am so frustrated with the carriers and Samsung right now. Prime example only 16gb on launch with no timeline for 32gb?!