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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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It's stupid,HTC main USP is its build quality if that is not there then what's the point to buy htc's flagship

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  • 2014-04-14 05:52
  • 2@1h

It will be a good move from HTC to gain market share
Plastic HTC M8 is a better option in quality compared to Samsung midrangers and can even compete with S5 save for the camera

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  • 2014-04-14 05:28
  • uu53

> In reply to Kopi-O-Siew-Dai @ 2014-04-14 03:25 from QXNq - click to readBaby hands?... Phones should never exceed the temperature of your coffee.. even under load. Metal or plastic makes no difference to touch.. only the base price / ecstatic look.

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  • 2014-04-14 04:33
  • PGXj

> In reply to will lee wanta @ 2014-04-14 04:08 from uECY - click to readI think anything that will reduce the price without compromising on performance will do HTC some good.

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  • 2014-04-14 04:31
  • 75uN

> In reply to will lee wanta @ 2014-04-14 04:08 from uECY - click to readYep.

Good point.

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  • 2014-04-14 04:17
  • khmK

i don't think it is a good move.
HTC needs to tone down the specs if they want to make a plastic phone. If the specs are the same, plastic m8 and metal m8 will kill each other. JUST look at iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c.

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  • 2014-04-14 04:08
  • uECY

Plastic and 4mp camera. Better get the nexus 5 then.

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  • 2014-04-14 04:05
  • sxtc

I prefer plastic. Those devices are lighter and more comfy to hold.

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  • 2014-04-14 04:05
  • RKky

This is a brilliant move by HTC

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  • 2014-04-14 04:00
  • YW28

I will wait for the OnePlus One, plastic M8, no thanks.

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  • 2014-04-14 04:00
  • 08Mj

I don't understand. Why is metal so much more expensive than plastic? I think it just shows how much the "premium" component of the price is.

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  • 2014-04-14 03:58
  • w9{5

> In reply to Kopi-O-Siew-Dai @ 2014-04-14 03:25 from QXNq - click to readSrsly?

If your device gets so hot that you are unable to hold's most likely defective.

Either that or you are the biggest pansy around...LOL grow a pair.

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  • 2014-04-14 03:52
  • khmK

HTC has thrown away an opportunity (with M8).. yes the Camera I am talking about. They had better options than what they did.

1. 8MP+ ultra pixel cam

if they are not able to create such thing,

2. 4MP Ultra + 13 MP normal cam

But they are too arrogant to stick with 4MP ultra crap (screw their dual cam setting). If they really want to fix, they need to check change this.

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  • 2014-04-14 03:39
  • U$0Y

Apple did the same thing last year but didn't succeed....

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  • 2014-04-14 03:33
  • t}SG


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  • 2014-04-14 03:28
  • thaB

Prefer plastic. M7 / M8 gets too hot to hold when playing games or using for a long time. Nice to touch, but impractical.

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  • 2014-04-14 03:25
  • QXNq

> In reply to red @ 2014-04-14 02:58 from SfnJ - click to readI buy a new phone after 3 years or more. Always. I use phone clean and care. And buy a good phone even mid class or low class and use for 3 years at least. Phone is not a tshirt. If it does job, i wont change it just fir fashion.

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  • 2014-04-14 03:19
  • p2VM

> In reply to Vino31 @ 2014-04-14 01:59 from vpHA - click to readLol, how true

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  • 2014-04-14 03:14
  • vFrW

People are getting smarter and smarter today. After buying a phone they buyed also a protective case. So what is the point being a metallic or plastic phone. That why iphone turn also on plastic world.
htc, sony, samsung, iphone, nokia, lg are really good qaulity product phone. My opinion in buying a phone must consider first is the price. Not yet late for htc to lower their price. If they make boom, sony obligated to lowered also their price. Im doubt on iphone because price is their pride.
Money is very hard to earn, spent wisely buying of phone.

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  • 2014-04-14 02:58
  • SfnJ

I think it's smart move. M8 overall is a good, but not a perfect phone. It's similar to Nexus 5. So, the price is very important to get some sales volume. If M8 with plastic can be priced lower than $400, it will be much popular, at least more popular than Nexus 5.

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  • 2014-04-14 02:53
  • s2ZH

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