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HTC will produce more affordable, plastic One M8

13 April, 2014 | Read the news | Post your comment
HTC will produce more affordable, plastic One M8 - read the full textOne of the main selling points of the HTC One M8 is its all aluminum body. The beautiful design and premium handling does come at a premium price and may leave lots of buyers out in the cold as the handset is just out of their price range. As a means of competing with Samsung in price, however,...


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> In reply to nikul @ 2014-04-14 09:59 from tE}1 - click to readM7 before 3 months

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  • 2014-04-14 11:22
  • utNU

Give it a 13mp camera instead of 4 ultrapixel camera.... It will sell like a hotcake.... Damn, HTC hasn't understand the mentality of people at all....

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  • 2014-04-14 11:06
  • XNi}

> In reply to Gary @ 2014-04-14 09:12 from wiTX - click to readAWWW..... Poor fella'. Did it get all warm in your hands that you just couldn't hold it? I'll bet your suffering was brutal.

Do you think it's more plausible that all 4 replacement units were defective, or that you really are just a bit of a dandy?

Seriously though!... Ppl complaining that metal mobiles just get "too hot" are simply ridiculous.

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  • 2014-04-14 10:56
  • khmK

> In reply to tito @ 2014-04-14 10:01 from JJwa - click to readof course I am... from this site and the net...and reading between the lines actually...
poor sales that are, for S5: released in 125 countries, 30% increase over S4 (released in 60 countries) and that only in some markets...that's a low. And that is if you choose to believe the source (that is: Samsung itself)
HTC going for cheaper plastic model with M8, never did that with M7...have to boost sales of M8 I guess...

both in negative numbers as much as 2013. is concerned...
not that Samsung will have a negative balance count that is, HTC might be in negative though...
just observing you know... ;)

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  • 2014-04-14 10:34
  • E03t

> In reply to nikul @ 2014-04-14 09:59 from tE}1 - click to readIts HTC M8 buddy, the M7 was the previous verions of the Handset. M8 is the beastly new device.

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  • 2014-04-14 10:12
  • ixum

Oh this is so much fun!
There are lots of bashing and bombarding here and there.
Take is easy, these are just phones.
In 5 or 10 years time, you'll look back and like..."how could I be such a dork and fight over which phone is better because I use one and not the other."

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  • 2014-04-14 10:03
  • vLxk

> In reply to darkraver @ 2014-04-14 09:17 from E03t - click to readYou better change where you get news,...from 30 to 100% increased for s5, depending on the market and also m8 is selling pretty good due to new marketing strategy!

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  • 2014-04-14 10:01
  • JJwa

> In reply to Lal Rajat @ 2014-04-14 09:30 from uuTn - click to readis it m7 or m8?

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  • 2014-04-14 09:59
  • tE}1

I think it's a good move from HTC. I think they don't really mind even if one get's a plastic M8 or the metal one. The task they have now is to inject its brand into the people and increase its sales and cover up its losses. And again, now for one, HTC's plastic M8 is a better deal than a plastic S5. With same internals, along with boom sound, HTC Sense and all, M8 plastic will definitely be a overall best package for the end user. But, again only if HTC has its marketing plans correctly. It there is no marketing then no phone can help HTC, even they price it less than the Nexus devices also. How will one able to buy HTC phones, if he doesn't even know that a company like HTC exists at all on this planet ? But, this time if they get it correct and improve their after sales serviec, I bet Samsung will spend many sleepless nights in the near future. Samsung and its overpriced shit of plastic !

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  • 2014-04-14 09:58
  • 7tWx

Well, once you take away the aluminum body, there is pretty much nothing left that gives it an edge over S5. Sure, it has good speakers, but earphones will always be better.
Well, be it aluminum or the plastic M8, I like neither.

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  • 2014-04-14 09:56
  • uC3f

Reading on recent news and marketing about flagships from HTC and Samsung..., seems both companies had very poor pre-ordering numbers, and now desperately trying to minimize the damage. peh!

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  • 2014-04-14 09:48
  • E03t

> In reply to abortonrange022 @ 2014-04-14 00:27 from 9y51 - click to readI asked to my friends, when I planned to sold my htc one , for buying note 3.but they don't heard about htc brand.They are ready to pay for Samsung. Not for htc. I am from India

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  • 2014-04-14 09:30
  • uuTn

Reading on recent news and marketing about flagships from HTC and Samsung..., seems both companies had very poor pre-ordering numbers, and now desperately trying to minimize the damage. peh!

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  • 2014-04-14 09:17
  • E03t

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-04-14 08:42 from vxQX - click to readDo you go to the service center everyday to replace your phone?

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  • 2014-04-14 09:12
  • wiTX

So does it mean the metal body of the m8 costs over 200 dollars... i wudnt want to spend that extra money just to have a metal body.,,cause i m gonna spend more time lookin at the scren than the metal body.. nd plz change the rubbish camera... this yer i feel, xperia z2 is the best fone nd the winner for me...

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  • 2014-04-14 09:12
  • fCxa

how oxymoronic!!!!:p

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  • 2014-04-14 09:12
  • tE69

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-04-14 08:30 from PGXj - click to readMetal is used for food cans because during packaging the sealed can is heated up to kill bacteria. Plastic would melt. You wouldn't heat up your phone beyond 100 degrees celsius.

HTC and Apple use aluminium, the same stuff as used for Coca Cola cans. It's not a "premium" material any more than plastic.

You wouldn't propose to your girlfriend with an aluminium ring any more than a plastic ring.

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  • 2014-04-14 08:56
  • MLMc

Yes, i would gladly give my 500$ for the plastic HTC One M8 than 700-800$ for metal "more premuim" M8. Because no matter how good metal is, it is more prone to scratches than plastic. And even if it isn't, if Htc give us much cheaper plastic M8 than the metal M8, i don't see why would someone give 200-300$ more for metal.

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  • 2014-04-14 08:51
  • JK%T

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-04-14 08:30 from PGXj - click to readMy HTC one m8 overheats every time when I use it for normal apps such as SMS or internet. I replaced it 4 times already and it doesn't make any difference. My old phone, galaxy s3 never had any overheating. The m8 uses metal while the s3 uses plastic......

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  • 2014-04-14 08:42
  • vxQX

> In reply to noteseries @ 2014-04-14 06:31 from wrfG - click to readRemovable battery could make it a real winner. If the M9 adds a decent camera to that, maybe make it waterproof, htc will have a real winner. Heck, why not put a decent camera in the plastic M8?

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  • 2014-04-14 08:31
  • mGJx

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