I Had An HTC One M8 For Two Days and Loved It
I love Android so much. I love the customization, the widgets, and the different phone and tablet designs. I love the fact that Google has phenomenally improved the OS since I used it first over three years ago. I love the leaps and bounds that Google has made to connect Android and make their services available very easily on the platform.
I didn't love it enough, apparently, for it to be on my everyday phone though.
I had another flirtation with Android last week. My almost 2 year old iPhone 5 was biting the dust. After the things I've put it through, I'm surprised it lasted that long. So I went looking for another phone and thought (again) that I could finally make the big move to Android. I got the new HTC One M8.
And I chickened out.
Oh, it wasn't because I didn't love it. Because I did, as I stated before. I blame three reasons for me not being able to have anything but an iPhone as my device:
1) I'm finally old and don't like change. Even if that change is good, I still want what I'm familiar with. I've been an iOS user since before it was called iOS. I bought the 1st-gen iPhone 4 months after it was released. At this point, I don't think I can change. If that sounds like I'm being a crotchety old man, then so be it.
2) It just doesn't feel right. I know, I know, what the heck does that mean? This reason closely ties with number 1. The texting app, moving back and forth between apps, the design of the OS - it just doesn't feel right for someone who uses their phone all day. It's not as fluid. It's not as quick. And I need quick.
3) I'm really tied to a few apps. Drafts is the prime example. (If you haven't discovered Drafts, I'm going to spotlight it in an upcoming episode of Ministry Bits later this month.) Long story short, Drafts allows me to do everything on my phone. It is one app that replaces or prevents me from having to open 20 others. It makes me think less about what I have to do, and lets me put my text (whether that's an idea or a calendar appointment) wherever I want it to go. It's fantastic. It takes a while to set up and you kinda have to be a geek to do it, but once you get your workflow going on Drafts, there's no stopping what you can do just from your iPhone.
Another app I love is Tweetbot. There's really nothing like it on Android. If you're a Twitter user and you use it, you know what I'm talking about. Instacast and Paper are ones you can't find on Android either.
There were plenty of things to love about the HTC One (M8). It has a phenomenal camera, the design is top-notch, and the screen is great. If it were running iOS I would have bought it yesterday. With iOS 7, the HTC One M8 would be the
If you're an Android user, I highly recommend the new HTC One, dubbed the M8. Check out MKBHD's review on Youtube and you'll want to buy this thing today (video below).