Top 5 HTC One M8 Alternatives [January, 2015]

An HTC One M9 release is rumored to be right around the corner but until then, the HTC One M8 rules as HTC’s flagship smartphone and one of the top Android phones on the market. While it’s certainly recommended, there are some devices that we think you need to weigh before buying HTC’s top device. Here, we offer our top five HTC One M8 alternatives for this month.

Last March, HTC announced a follow up to its original HTC One. Rather than branch out with a new name, the company stuck with the HTC One name though it added an M8 to distinguish it from its predecessor, known as the HTC One M7.

The HTC One M8 had some huge shoes to fill and it filled them well thanks to a collection of top notch features which include a premium metal design, solid camera, beautiful Full HD display, speedy processor, and the company’s HTC Sense user interface. Thanks to these features and a cheap price tag, the HTC One M8 remains a solid option. But it’s not the only option.

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We continue to get bombarded with questions about HTC One M8 alternatives to look at. There are a number of different devices that we could recommend as the smartphone market is full of solid big screen choices but we want to narrow things down a bit and take a look at what we consider the top five HTC One M8 competitors available right now.

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.

With that in mind, here are the five HTC One M8 alternatives for January, 2015.

Moto X

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Moto X

The Moto X 2014 is, in our humble opinion, one of the best Android phones ever made and one of the best smartphones you can buy right now. You need to look at it before jumping in bed with the HTC One M8.

Motorola's flagship delivers a brand new design, a beautiful display, tons of of horsepower, a good camera, and extremely useful software. The device is essentially a Nexus smartphone with some nice Motorola features attached. If you like vanilla Android, this is a phone to look at. Motorola's software, in our opinion, is better than HTC's. It's a matter of personal preference though.

Like the HTC One M8, the Moto X is fairly cheap on-contract. And that low price should help to put it near the top of your shopping list during the holidays. That or the fact that we think its one of the best smartphones ever made. 

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