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

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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 XPE that make me not want to buy the Moto XPE. 1 gripe is that the Moto XPE is a big phone. The Moto XPE is even bigger than the HTC One M8. The M8 has a 5 inch screen and the Moto XPE 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 XPE can not record 1080p 60fps video. Why is that? The HTC One M8 can record 1080p 60fps and the Moto XPE can not. I do not understand that. 3rd gripe is that the Moto XPE does not have a Notification Led Light. The HTC One M8 has a notification led light, why does the Moto XPE have a notification led light? Please someone explain that to me. Another gripe for me is that the Moto XPE is powered by the Snapdragon 808 processor. The 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 XPE and the Moto XPE scored 51401 on Antutu benchmark and the M8 scored 44284 on Antutu benchmark. The Moto XPE 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 XPE, or is there a performance difference? The Moto XPE 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 XPE. 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 XPE and Nexus 6P? I'm saying are there better phones that don't have the same drawbacks as the Moto XPE and 6P have?
post #2 of 18
Best Android phones are:

Nexus 6P
Galaxy note 5
LG V10

Regarding the nexus 6P, it doesn't have optical image stabilization, so the video capture will be shaky while moving. The 1080'60fps capture is down to google not including it a driver level, all of the snapdragon 800 series support 1080'60fps capture, maybe they will include it in the next android revision

Personally i would wait until march for the likes of the G5, Galaxy S7 & HTC M10 etc, The new snapdragon 820 will be powering these so they may have the features you're looking for.
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Maybe flash it to cm12.1 I did and my HTC m8 is once again awesome smile.gif
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I broke my HTC One M8 and that is why I want to upgrade. So the Nexus 6p and the Moto XPE can't record 1080p 60fps video because of Google?
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Have a look at the LG g4
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Have a look at the LG g4

Are the speakers bad on the LG G4? is the LG G4 more powerful than the HTC One M8? Snapdragon 808 vs 801, Adreno 418 vs Adreno 330.
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Mum has one it's a total beast umm if you can get a European variety because it has an unlocked boatloader as for the speaker it's very Loud and clear can hear it inside when I'm outside working...
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Mum has one it's a total beast umm if you can get a European variety because it has an unlocked boatloader as for the speaker it's very Loud and clear can hear it inside when I'm outside working...

davcc22 so you are saying the rear speakers on the LG G4 are pretty good? Can you answer this question, is the LG G4 more powerful than the HTC One M8? Snapdragon 808 vs 801, Adreno 418 vs Adreno 330.
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It sure is man smile.gif when I get home I'll run geek bench.. On them boath the m8's score will be a little higher than normal as it's running a very much stripped down rom...
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