I'm making a purchase today and am undecided on which to get lol. All night I did research and now I'm leaning toward the HTC One M8 again, especially for those awesome front speakers. I read there's an option in settings to turn the android bar off - so it goes away when the screen is left alone and reappears when you touch the screen - this way you get to use the entire screen for viewing, is this true? It's really one of my main issues. My big turn around against the S5 now, after reading people who demoed or had/have both - the HTC One (even in testing through reviews) seems to be faster in loading and running apps, "it's just quicker at things than the s5" as it was put. Also, I'm with verizon and they only sell the 16GB version of the S5, the HTC they sell is 32gb, and while I know external storage is available for both, 16gb is not enough internal, especially when a lot of apps don't completely move to the sd cards. So right now, I'm leaning HTC One M8. I've never had such a hard time figuring out a phone to buy. lol. I really don't have a ton of issues with my iphone 5c, I'm just tired of the constriction, I can't do much with it, the interface is boring, things are condescendingly easy. I miss rooting and tinkering.