I have an HTC M8, would you switch to an iPhone 6?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by msarway, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. msarway macrumors 6502


    Jul 9, 2007
    New York City
    i am on the fence on what to do i have the htc m8 and i would love to know if you switch to the iPhone 6
  2. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
    Yes I would...but iOS just fits me better. Camera is pretty important to me, otherwise the M8, IMO, is the best android phone out until the next moto x and nexus are released.

    iOS just fits my work and lifestyle better. If you are unsure...wait until friday and then go play with the iphone. If you like it, get it...and keep your M8 until after the return date of your iphone, so that you can decide on which phone you want to keep.
  3. klowNeM macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2009
  4. Shanghaichica macrumors G4


    Apr 8, 2013
    No. Although I don't like the fact that it has a rubbish camera and a non removable battery, in its favour it has a micro SD card slot and runs android. Plus it has a nice design and has the zoe feature and a good pair of speakers. Which in total is more than what the iPhone 6 has going for it.
  5. Breaking Good macrumors 65816

    Sep 28, 2012
    I wouldn't. But that's just me.

    If you prefer iOS over Android I say go for it. Both are very capable devices.
  6. Ddyracer macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2009
    The iPhone has one of the best cameras out there ignoring the lack of features and 4k video. Not the best but probably In a top 3 list it would be second to something like the lumia series.
  7. babo1212 macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2014
    Im switching from my m8 to iPhone 6 plus. M8 is a great phone but android is crap.
  8. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    I have the M7 which has worse battery life than the M8 and produces purple photos in the dark, and I still have ZERO interest in the iPhone 6/6 Plus.

    Look at my avatar. I just love tinkering with Android more. I am trying to support HTC and Xiaomi for as long as I can. I want to see newer faces rise to the top. I'm already sick of Apple and Samsung. I give both companies their fair shake of kudos and criticisms though.

    Now if you prefer iOS more, than I say go for it. Get the 6. I think hardware is pretty much a "push" to me with maybe GPU and camera going to iPhone 6. It now all depends on if you want a smoother software experience and ecosystem. I haven't been using an iPhone as a daily driver for nearly 3 years and didn't have an iOS device for 9 months. When I started using the 5s as an iPod touch, I felt like I didn't miss out on much. If I had an M8, I likely won't make the switch. Too many cool things like BlinkFeed, BoomSound, Zoe, and double tap to wake features. There is really nothing new from Apple that Android users haven't been accustomed for years now.
  9. ChazUK macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2008
    Essex (UK)
  10. pdqgp macrumors 68020


    Mar 23, 2010
    Nope. Not unless the camera part is bugging you. It's the one thing keeping me from going M8. However, the reality is can you really see a difference in the pics coming from it for what they are used for? I'm a photographer and would say, I doubt it. There's more to cameras than Megapixels of course, but the reality is anything above 8mp on a traditionally sized print or screen display is not going to show much in the way of detail differences the majority of the time.
  11. nfl46 macrumors 604


    Oct 5, 2008
  12. Tig Bitties macrumors 68040

    Tig Bitties

    Sep 6, 2012
    Why downgrade to the iPhone 6 ?

    IMO the HTC One M8, converted to GPE is the best smartphone of 2014
  13. PFKMan23 macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2012
    If you like iOS, then yes I would switch your phone, but if not, then no, keep the M8.
  14. Cnasty macrumors 68040


    Jul 2, 2008
    Definitely if you prefer iOS as they now have the larger phone to go with it.

    (my opinion as a bigger iOS fan vs Android)
  15. Qwestionable macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2014
    I would definitely not buy in to the pre-order hype and buy w/o seeing it first. Go to the store and handle it, then decide. I think more than anything, this year, Google and Apple are forcing its consumers to invest in a platform more than ever.
  16. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    What platform do you like the most, iOS or Android? I don't think there's a right or wrong answer but rather one that best fits your needs.
  17. Fireblade macrumors 65816


    Jan 25, 2011
    Wouldn't do it, would be a downgrade in my eyes.
  18. Max(IT) Suspended


    Dec 8, 2009
    I like the M8, but I'd switch anytime
  19. nickdylan macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2012
    I've got an iPhone 5, HTC M8, and an iPhone 6 preordered. I like the iPhone 5 and the HTC M8, but the iPhone is just more useful to me as a phone. I find it much faster and easier to type on, easier to use one-handed, and much more reliable for web browsing (Chrome for iOS, surprisingly, seems to render faster and more accurately than Chrome for Android).

    YMMV - I also have an iPad and a laptop that I'm not usually far from. If I was going to just pick one device - well, I'd probably die, but the M8 would be better for a lot of things. The M8 works better for videos, obviously, and its battery life destroys the iPhone 5.

    All in all:

    HTC One M8
    + 1080p display
    + Great design
    + Great battery life
    + Very fast OS/App loading
    + Very loud speakers
    + Works great with a ton of other Google stuff (Android Wear/Chromecast/Google Services)
    = Responsive screen by Android standards
    = HTC Android skin is actually okay, not too intrusive

    iPhone 6
    + Great design
    + Access to all the newest apps/games
    + Built in FaceTime/iMessage (great for traveling out of the country, assuming you know people with iPhones)
    + Great resale value
    + Integrated health features (M8 has some, but they're minimal)
    + That sweet, sweet AppleCare+
    + Superior web browsing
    + Works great with a ton of Apple stuff (Apple TV/OS X/iPad/Apple services)
    = High res, 750p display
    ? Not sure how the battery life will be
    ? Could potentially be held back by 1GB of RAM

    Ultimately its a pretty close choice, but I think there are going to be a lot of exciting new software possibilities for the iPhone 6 that the M8 won't have. I'm still keeping my M8 though - it makes a great Gameboy DS.
  20. nickchallis92 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 4, 2012
    Not sure how you can say the screens are on par. The HTC one has a far better screen than the iPhone 6.
  21. dizmonk macrumors regular

    Nov 26, 2010
    I have an M8. I'm not switching back to Apple. 6+ is too big. My only complaint about the M8 is the camera.

    Thinking about switching to LGG3 or new Moto X though
  22. Oohara macrumors 68030


    Jun 28, 2012
    I agree fully with this. The OS is the main difference, that should dictate your choice.

    SD card compatibility and camera quality are the only two other main points of divergence between the two. If either of those is more important than the OS for you, then choose according to that requirement.
  23. Tig Bitties macrumors 68040

    Tig Bitties

    Sep 6, 2012
    I have had this HTC One M8 for five months now, and it still impresses me :D

    I just installed a fresh 'GPE' ROM on Monday, and look at these battery life results, this compares to my old Galaxy Note 2, which was a beast on battery.

    I unplugged my phone yesterday off the charger at 6:00am, and didn't charge again until bedtime at 11:00pm. I got 6h On Screen time, and total usage of 17 hours. And it was a workday, so major use nonstop for work, two hours of phone calls, hundred texts, GPS Navigation, plenty of web use looking up Vendor sites, etc... And most of this was on the 4G LTE network, only a couple hours of this on WiFi. I was hammering on this phone all day and night, HEAVY use.


  24. JaySoul macrumors 68030


    Jan 30, 2008
  25. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    I have a HTC M7 and am considering switching back to an iPhone. Battery life isn't the greatest on my M7 and the camera absolutely sucks.

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