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Yea, I can see that, but it doesn't factor too much into my buying decision. It's also a bit that I'm used to it. My first smartphone was a Galaxy S, and I've kept up with the odd numbered ones as of yet since they fit what I like.

I have been contemplating trying a windows phone, but other than one of the Nexus devices haven't taken too long a look at other manufacturers for Android.
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http://www.phonearena.com/news/Torture-chamber-surprising-HTC-One-M8-drop-scratch-and-water-resistance-tests-are-here_id54371

Even though HTC doesn't come outright and say it is water resistant apparently it is to some degree

The video looks fake. The guy asks us to *trust* him because he can't do a continuous recording with his camera. Scientific experiments use objective evidence, not blind trust in someone's claim. If you don't have the equipment to run a legitimate test then don't bother at all. I wonder if HTC paid him?

In the video you can see 3 instances where there's movement and/or video cuts. Furthermore, the headphone jack has bubbles coming from it, for the entirety of the video- nearly 2 hours. Where is this air coming from? If the video were real the bubbles would cease at some point. This is reason to believe that the phone was removed multiple times.

I'm sure the HTC One M8 has more water resistance than initially thought, but this video does NOT prove that.
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....sand will destroy glass.

Well isn't that ironic, lol.
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Water-resistence is nice but you have to deal with the little flap and water has never been issue for me personally.
It hasn't been an issue for me either but it's free assurance. (I avoid saying "insurance" because you're still not covered for water damage).
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I didn't see any mention of its temperature. My S4 cooks up wayyyyy to much to be "passable"
The better question is how hot does the HTC M8 get? It's all metal afterall...
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2.5" brick that imitates a phone. (I'm looking at you, Blackberry)

And now I'm in the market for a 2014 smartphone in the range of 4.7" - 5.2". Adjusting to the size is going to be hard for me. The perfect size for myself would be 4.7" - 4.9" with a slim bezel, but with the gigantism trend this isn't going to happen.
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My new favorite is the update to 4.4 that just bricks about 25% of all samsung S4 and S4 actives.
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Never heard of that, and could not find anything after a (very) quick search.
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I'm sick of the increasing phone sizes

Pretty much this. I personally think anything bigger than 5 inches is too big.
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I still see no reason to upgrade my S3.

This too. The spec wars is becoming a race to nowhere. What's the poin't of having all of that speed if nobody makes the apps that needs it? My Moto X, which has "mid range" hardware, can handle everything I throw at it, even with some games running on 4x MSAA.

The only thing I can see where CPU/GPU speed matters a lot on a mobile platform is on games. Nobody really makes games with sharp graphics and CPU intensive gameplay because when it comes to things like that, developers just develop to the lowest common denominator, so to speak, to increase accessibility. Cheaply made freemium games make the most money, anyway.

The game with the "best graphics" on Android is supposively Dead Trigger 2, and it really doesnt even look that great.
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The better question is how hot does the HTC M8 get? It's all metal afterall...

Well no, my question or curiosity has nothing to do with any HTC phones at all. I'm specifically asking about the S5 because I have an S4 and it (along with many other phones) get stupidly warm after 5 minutes of continuous use.

The issue isn't going away by itself, which brings me to question the S5 with its even faster clocks.

Don't worry, not a HTC fanboy here, once i'm done with my S4 crap I'm off to windows phones.
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Well no, my question or curiosity has nothing to do with any HTC phones at all. I'm specifically asking about the S5 because I have an S4 and it (along with many other phones) get stupidly warm after 5 minutes of continuous use.

The issue isn't going away by itself, which brings me to question the S5 with its even faster clocks.

Don't worry, not a HTC fanboy here, once i'm done with my S4 crap I'm off to windows phones.

Windows Phones get warm too. And HTC makes Windows Phones as well.

Considering that the S5 uses less power than the S4, it must logically produce less heat. Whether that heat is transferred to the surface efficiently or not, would determine how hot the outside of the phone gets. Assuming that it's roughly the same as the S4, the S5 would get less warm.
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Nexus 5.

That is all.
    
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I had the original Galaxy S, then went to HTC Desire HD and now back to the Galaxy with the S4. Don't think I'll be going with the S5 though. My S4 does everything I need an more. I've always been indifferent to what is the best/newest etc. I just want what I feel best suites my personal style/needs. The S5 doesn't really have anything that would warrant me to upgrade sooner than I need to. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice looking phone as far as hardware and aesthetics go. Whether or not it's the best/fastest/sexiest etc. is a matter of opinion and personal tastes. I'll probably just wait and see what the S6 (or whatever they decide to call it) will bring to the table.
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Nexus 5.

That is all.
Battery. rolleyes.gif

Also, did anyone notice Anand calling iPhone's display size a compromise? I bloody like this approach. Carrying a 5"-5.1 phone is stupidly difficult.
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Well no, my question or curiosity has nothing to do with any HTC phones at all. I'm specifically asking about the S5 because I have an S4 and it (along with many other phones) get stupidly warm after 5 minutes of continuous use.
Haven't seem that add of yet playing PvZ or browsing. Though it will get hot in sunlight.
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