ONEPLUS ONE VS HTC ONE M8
I'm pretty neutral about mine. It's alright. Not as great as everyone is making it out to be. I feel like a lot of people are swept up in the hype. There's still stuttering in the UI, and there are quite a few problems. Crashing in the UI, as well as some weird Settings glitch when a theme is applied.
The settings glitch, as far as I've read, is an issue on the themes part not CM11S, as it is only certain themes that will crash when you try to go into the settings menu. Sucks that you've had a bad experience as mine has been nothing but fluid, no lag, no random restarts, nothing. Just a fast fluid device.
The screen showed the unlock warning I pressed volume down. I made it to fastboot and from there I was able to get to TWRP Got my update last Friday and I'm not part of the feedback program (that I'm aware of, anyway). So far all I've noticed different is the dialer.
I believe there's an argument to be made that with everything taken into account (battery life, screen, speakers, software, build quality, camera,etc) that it is the best device on the market. I had the N5 before it, and have used the M8 and S5. I typically switch phones every few months, but for now the only 2 devices I would want are the Oneplus one smartphones ( i OPO smartphone don't get from OPO sites, i don't have a Invite so i get it from Nextbuying the price is 389.98 and the HTC ONE M8.
ART is a bit snappier all around and there may be a bit better battery life too but all it takes is one app to not be fully optimized for ART and it can unknowingly hurt battery life IMO. I'm just gonna wait until Android L for that reason.
See I disagree with the vanilla part. unlike anything on the market, it's really different and makes the device stand out. Also, CM allows for so much more customization than other software such as Sense. You can really make this device whatever you want with CM.
The battery life got worse in 4.4.2 and ART does not appear to make a difference. Maybe a slight one. I'm a very heavy user, though, and the screen is always my #1 battery sucker by a big. is just in my ex phones i got better results. But if youre getting 26 hrs run is amazing, the voice on the oneplus one eat the battery life
couldn't tell you. I never ran into anything that didn't open up fine. I just found that battery life using ART was very inconsistent for me on my smartphones. Sometimes better and sometimes worse. Only reasonable conclusion that I came to was that, until Android L is released and developers are forced to write apps for ART, everything is and will be optimized, Wish I had more concrete evidence but that's my two cents on the matter.