Anonymous, 01 Apr 2014why is it a joke?Dunno. Perhaps having a 14month old HOX+ and the stupid imbedded battery dying on you and you paying 50€ to replace it "under warranty".
I have never seen any warranties on batteries that last 2 years, it's always max 6 months.
Smuti, 31 Mar 2014Dream one. Replacing battery under warranty, what a joke.why is it a joke?
Anonymous, 31 Mar 2014smartphone sales in Taiwan (home of HTC) for the whole year 2013: Samsung 41% LG 19.5% So... moreThe HTC One in 2013 was only to put HTC back on the map. This year, now that a lot more people are paying attention to HTC, HTC should see much better sales. Android people can now choose between Premium or Mediocre. (HTC or Samsung)
seanyr2, 31 Mar 2014I agree! Samsung will get a bit of competition and thus raise the bar with outstanding devices... more3 years now, the design has barely seen much change. And this is for both Software and Hardware. Not to mention poorly implemented motion gestures. Samsung screams mediocre.
I honestly don't think they're capable of delivering.
Day 1 - 10 phones,
Day 2 - 20 phones,
Day 3 - 40 phones! Ran out of phones!
Day 4 - 80 phones! Ran out of phones again!
Tarcisiorm, 31 Mar 2014This is a lie, I had some non-removable battery for longer than that and never had any problem.Your anecdote is hardly proof that all batteries last forever. Some batteries last and some don't, depending on build quality, luck and usage.
If I blew $720 (or the actual $1000 price in my country for the HTC M8) on a phone I would want a useful life of more than two years, even if it wouldn't be my main device for that long. The biggest problem isn't that the battery is "non-removable" but that the phone is "non-servicable" (if it's like the first HTC One).
According to ifixit: "It's very difficult—although no longer impossible—to open the device without damaging the rear case. This makes every component extremely difficult to replace."
alexstranton, 31 Mar 2014Not buying these no user-removable battery phones. After 6-8 months of heavy usage, battery wi... moreThis is a lie, I had some non-removable battery for longer than that and never had any problem.
alexstranton, 31 Mar 2014Not buying these no user-removable battery phones. After 6-8 months of heavy usage, battery wi... moreI have used phone for three years with removable battery. No problems yet. I've also used phone with removable battery, and I can't remember the last time I removed it nor had an spare.
Having a spare battery is a joke.
You're just exaggerating things.
alexstranton, 31 Mar 2014Not buying these no user-removable battery phones. After 6-8 months of heavy usage, battery wi... morethat is a rubbish excuse embedded battery are covered under the phones 24 month warranty if it fails and phone has not been damaged or rooted incorrectly they will change it free of charge. scaremongering is not a pretty thing
Not buying these no user-removable battery phones. After 6-8 months of heavy usage, battery will start to fade and yyou have no option but to pay more to get them replaced whereas with batteries that are readily changeable, you can have them for as long as you can/want to
It deserves its day in the sun. Credit where due, it is really nice.
It will be a nice addition for encouraging sales as it will give HTC plenty of room to create a perfect devic cause m8 lags behind in camera department other wise its almost perfect mobile experience inside n outside
Anonymous, 31 Mar 2014HTC's camera beats Lumia 1520 / Z1 or Z2, and that trash that comes with S5. Its the top of... moreWhat a bunch of crap. HTCs ultra pixel camera is a joke. I have s4 and htc one and the camera is better on the s4. No need to be biased.
to bad the camera is a complete joke compared to samsung and sony.. it really sucks all photos ive seen the camera overexposes like crazy.. photos look likeshit.