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

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  1. passion4tech

    passion4tech MDL Novice

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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?
     
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  2. Yen

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    Just post the three most important things on the hardware side what are important to you (performance and quality)....and post the three major things you want to do with your phone and how much you want to spend for it.

    Some thoughts/experiences in advance..
    If they are screen, sound (via headphone) and camera, then go for the Galaxy S6 or S6 edge. IMHO still the Android phone with best performance at all.

    I am not convinced of HTC's camera and sound via headphone and the screen quality is also worse (I had compared the M8 to the S5 that time). The phone speakers are better, though....but honestly who needs them better when best quality is only available via headphones...

    Samsung's own Exynos SoCs are less power consuming than QUALCOMM's Snapdragons...
    Samsung is top at hardware but not fast with software updates.

    The S5 is ATM with a good price/performance ratio maybe consider a try at your shop to have a look if you like it...
    Except the update politics IMHO Samsung's are top notch...
     
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    Is there a way to make the nexus 6p and moto xpe to record 1080p 60fps video?
     
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