Top 5 Phones to Consider Before Buying the HTC One M8 [July, 2014]

The HTC One M8, HTC’s current flagship smartphone, is one of the best smartphone on the market. Period, end of the story. That said, there are some devices that we think consumers must take under consideration before buying the HTC One M8 in July.

At the end of March, weeks after the Samsung Galaxy S5 announcement, HTC took the curtain down from around its worst kept secret, a device that was then known as the HTC M8. The HTC M8 is actually called the All New HTC One M8, or to make things, easier, the HTC One M8. It’s successor to the HTC One M7, last year’s HTC One, a device that is arguably the best smartphone of all time.

The HTC One M8 had some pretty big shoes to fill and fortunately, HTC’s phone lived up to expectations. HTC’s top shelf smartphone comes with an impressive sheet of features which include a spacious full HD display, a speedy processor for games and multitasking, an impressive UltraPixel camera, and an aluminum design that’s on par with the iPhone. It also features HTC’s Sense UI which some people like better than TouchWiz, the UI on board the Galaxy S5.

HTC’s flagship remains a solid option for all consumers, especially now, months after release. Since its release, we’ve seen its price drop dramatically and it’s now on sale through retailers like Amazon for less than $100 on-contract. It’s a tempting offer to be sure.

We are constantly bombarded with questions about which phones to buy. In particular, we’re constantly asked about the phones consumers should weigh against the HTC One M8. There are a number of different devices that we could recommend, the smartphone market is full of solid choices, but we want to narrow things down a bit and take a look at what we consider to be the top five.

These devices represent the devices that we’d recommend to friends and family. And while our list may differ from yours, these are the devices that Gotta Be Mobile editors have selected for recognition this month. We feel like the devices listed here deliver the best, all-around package for this month and this month alone.

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That said, here are the top five smartphones to consider before buying the HTC One M8

iPhone 5s

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iPhone 5s

Believe it or not, we think it would be wise for you to rule out the iPhone 5s, Apple's flagship smartphone, before investing your cash into the HTC One M8.

The iPhone 5s comes with a fantastic design that's on par with the HTC One M8's metal, camera, processor, display, and solid software. If anything, check it out so you can compare it to the HTC One M8's Sense 6 user interface. Many people prefer iOS to Android and Sense 6 and if you're coming from another operating system, say Windows Phone or a BlackBerry, it's worth investigating before buying into the HTC One M8.

You may not walk out of the store with it, but it's certainly worth a look.

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