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HTC M8 makes an appearance in a lengthy hands-on video

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HTC M8 makes an appearance in a lengthy hands-on video - read the full textHTC M8 appeared in an extensive hands-on video. The original source of the video has taken the minute down, though thanks to another crafty YouTube user, we still have a chance to catch a glimpse of the device. The twelve-minute long clip shows the handset alongside its predecessor and...

 

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! This is brilliant !

Hi, happy golden color,! The other big brands may be ashamed,?and a wonderful stuff HTC new model. but such a beautiful and süper ? design, but the good news is everyone was amazed' in The WORLD.

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  • 2014-03-06 09:18
  • SnDd

@The Main Man

if you buy a phone based on looks, you might as well just get a dumbphone as you would surely have infinite choices based on aesthetic and design.

Not everyone especially not the sheep get a phone to be an attention whore, I myself upgrade a phone base on Camera performance (low light, fast focus, noise, etc...) Screen Quality (does it suffer black clipping, saturation, real estate, does it fade out overtime or suffer from burn in, smearing, ghosting, etc...) Audio (speaker, dac) RF chip (how well is the signal reception on low signal) and many more as it is impossible to get the perfect phone and you always have to choose what compromise you are willing trade off based on what you really want.

people who bitch and moan about the looks of a device are the most dumbest and annoying whiners ever.

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  • 2014-03-05 08:10
  • 0dWy

> In reply to The Main Man @ 2014-03-04 20:59 from r3He - click to readIf that's your only problem then it's very easy to solve, buy it in a different color!

Other than that I really do not know what's wrong with taking a successful and well thought-out design and make it into something greater. Audi seems to be doing well with it!

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  • 2014-03-04 23:25
  • A1a8

For me it's a big fail. What's going on with all these repetitive designs? I mean when i buy a new phone i want people to know...... THAT ITS A NEW PHONE, not a recycled version with extra bits here and there. I certainly hope LG does better as they are now my last hope.

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  • 2014-03-04 20:59
  • r3He

good marketing from HTC, video is obviously fake

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  • 2014-03-04 18:59
  • xqEQ

Looks like someone is in deep deep trouble!!

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  • 2014-03-04 16:44
  • y@ZW

the bezels that everyone is complaining abt is probably for the amazing boomsound speakers

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  • 2014-03-04 16:21
  • IV{C

People bashing on HTC cuz they will sue, well think about all the people who works hards to get this devices to market spoiled by a random kid who did not respect his parents... Ill be out of my mind

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  • 2014-03-04 15:37
  • xZs}

I like the general line of the phone...but I really hate that bezel line that's higher than the screen.. hope it's just because it's a pre mass production design, not the final one.
I really hope that the camera has ad least 8mp..4mp be them Ump..are just not enough.
I don't care about microSd..I have a 32Gb HTC one X and never filled it completly.
And about the video, I hoped it's a marketing stunt, carefully planned by HTC so none will get hurt in the process! But I have to agree that it's a very dangerous game

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  • 2014-03-04 12:22
  • MfxV

> In reply to adi ilie @ 2014-03-04 08:39 from 0UpJ - click to readIt's true that pre-production phones usually tend to resemble the previous versions (so that they can "blend in" and be tested in the real world without raising too much attention), being the novelties introduced just "draft lines" of what will become the real thing.

Still, looking at this one, I would guess this version is pretty close (in looks, not build quality) to the finished product.

If this is a marketing stunt then it's a really (REALLY) dangerous one, one that no real corporation would even risk, since this would send the message to their employees that "as long as it's your kids that leak-out our classified stuff then it is OK" (a precedent no one really wants to have).

Thus I believe this kid has done some real damage to his parents job, which is also kind of ironic, since I've never liked some of the design choices of the original HTC One (namely the positioning of the bottom buttons) and -- if it weren't for this leak -- I would have never waited for this phone to come out before making my next buy.

This really should count for something, maybe his parents can get a severe reprimand but "be lucky" how the leak plays out.

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  • 2014-03-04 12:11
  • LiGn

> In reply to adi ilie @ 2014-03-04 08:39 from 0UpJ - click to readYes, you're right! And as the kid says in his tweet, it's a fake phone :)
So, it's 99% sure this is not final design let alone software. I believe HTC will amaze us again...maybe not as much as with original One, but it will.

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  • 2014-03-04 10:52
  • MNSr

We only know 3 clear facts from this video:
1. it has multitask bar
2. it has microSD (ad least At&T version)
3. It has dual camera.
Beside it's not necessarly the final design (being a pre mass production phone)

The best thing would be if this it's a promo! This way we talk about phone, the parents don't get sacked for a stupid teen who wanted "glory and likes" on internet!

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  • 2014-03-04 08:39
  • 0UpJ

The guy keeps stressing the fact that the camera is awesome...i hope its the truth...but anyhow this phone is awesome...cant wait to buy it

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  • 2014-03-04 08:26
  • utmB

Wow! Uhm the guy like risked everything in the video including his parents career just to get famous and you people are still talking about the phones bezel. Cold hearted.

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  • 2014-03-04 04:57
  • vpc4

This mystery of the dual camera is obsessing people but if you think for a while it's not that hard. There are 2 new hot features in today's cameras: HDR and most recently refocus/DOF. Both improve drammatically the quality of pictures in various scenarios but crucially, both rely on taking 2-3 pictures with different parameters and merging them, which with current single cam setups does not work that good, because you have to hold your hand still for a good 3-4 seconds and even a slight movement between the snaps ruins the picture.
Here you have 2 cameras that can do the tricks with a single snap and no blurr, ALWAYS.

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  • 2014-03-04 01:51
  • dPNi

Looks good overall. However, I'm left wondering why they removed the capacitive buttons (the home and back buttons). There's obviously plenty of room next to the HTC logo to put the 2 buttons in. Being capacitive, it won't even take any room underneath the glass. I see that now they are using the virtual buttons like the Nexus phones, but why do so if they have plenty of room for buttons already?

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  • 2014-03-04 00:22
  • D3%$

Well im not against on screen buttons but they just unnecessarily added bezel. Why did they leave the HTC logo when it could it have been moved elsewhere or just removed? And even Samsung with their non existent innovation were able to make the S4 smaller than the S3 while increasing the screen size, so dont go on saying it was necessary please.

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  • 2014-03-03 23:04
  • rtb8

Brilliant phone!!!

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  • 2014-03-03 21:47
  • mV2i

> In reply to NeMo @ 2014-03-03 19:15 from gx1H - click to readplace at the bottom help you to hold phone with one hand and "WORK AND TOUCH KEYS EASILY" and other reason is that the boomsound needs more place.you should make this complain for other brands.look at sony,many Samsung,lg,top side of iphone and .... bezels.if htc mobile has top and bottom bezels those are for speakers but what about others????!!!!!!!!!

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  • 2014-03-03 21:34
  • pT7F

Somebody explain me please, why do the invent on screen keys when they have plenty of space just under the screen???


Stupid IMHO

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  • 2014-03-03 19:15
  • gx1H

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