VJ, 19 Aug 2014As of now those of you are crying abt Airtel 4G. Don't.
It is not working. Let me make some observations on 4G. Airtel is the only one offering 4G and in select cities: as usual, Bangalore will be the preferred one for initial implementation. Now, the issue is about HTC One E8 working on 4G. Airtel says they don;t support this device yet: it simply means that the device settings are not available from their end. That leads us to one point: will Airtel work on letting HTC One E8 work on their network? Perhaps yes. There are many device manufacturers who have released and even sold by the thousands, 4G/LTE on their handsets. Airtel will most certainly address these device user needs. But time is the only issue. Many other operators will start operating on different bands and offer 4G: so we will all have a choice to move on to other networks.
But the big question is, why am I not able to select an option of "enabling 4G" on my HTC One E8 handset? I called the HTC support centre and they were clueless initially: they went on explaining all crap about Airtel not supporting the device etc. I countered them with several questions, which set them thinking: the final answer I received was that once Airtel ensures compatibility of HTC One E8, the option of choosing to "enable 4G" on the handset would automatically come up on the device. (!!!!!!!!!!!) I was stunned!!!!
I did some searching around and my final answer is this: HTC released an update for HTC One M8 this week. That update perhaps threw up the option of selecting "4G Connection" in the device (I saw a YouTube video on this, and hence I can confirm that there is this option). I am yet to hear from users of HTC One M8, if they are able to connect to 4G on Airtel after the update. However, HTC Support centre guys don't want to comment if there is going to be a similar OTA software update for the HTC One E8.
Now, I hope I have clarified to all on this issue and if you still have any further questions, or know better than me on this issue, please feel free to post.
Let's hope HTC is reading this.
Arvind, 20 Aug 2014Is E8 supports the HTC mini+ NFC device?Yes, It does!!!
ash, 20 Aug 2014Dat update was due on 15th august..still it is pending.? Did u buy it online or on a local sto... moreThe update was for the M8. there was no official communication for the E8. Do you have any links that suggest that E8 was to get an update? I will use it to torment the HTC support guys to come clean on this. Please post the link if you have it.
Vjb, 20 Aug 2014Iam planning to own an e8, ppl pls post yur views.... specially abt de cam n battery... m much... moreFantastic battery: lasts 24 hours connected to the net!!! Camera is above average: definitely not bad.
ckap, 20 Aug 2014Hello
htc E8 a nice feature phone...
htc one M8 has a one coolest feature is supporting a d... morethe Dot View case works with both HTC One M8 and HTC One E8: but note that both have separate part numbers: which means that the same case cannot be used for both. I bought the one for M8 thinking it will work, but had to return that. Also, please note that no accessory for E8 is available on the net, stores and anywhere.
Finally, HTC seems to be treating HTC E8 customer needs as lowest priority: no one is willing to speak about the connectivity on LTE, accessory etc. Though a great phone, you may be slightly upset about HTC's insensitivity to the needs of their customers who gave up premium Samsung Galaxy S series phones to go to HTC One E8.
HTC, ARE YOU LISTENING???
htc E8 a nice feature phone...
htc one M8 has a one coolest feature is supporting a dot view case....is there support htc one E8 also..?
bcs htc site note mention it..but some video of specification is show phone with case...is it supportable bcs size of both phone is minor different
Iam planning to own an e8, ppl pls post yur views.... specially abt de cam n battery... m much worried abt de cam.s performance....
Is there SIM 1 support CDMA EVDO/ 3G GSM ? I had talk with CC for clarification they told me Slim slot 1 support CDMA & 3G.
AAKV, 19 Aug 2014yes, i am from Bangalore. I am trying to get 4G on my HTC E8. you need to have a USIM or Smart... moreDat update was due on 15th august..still it is pending.? Did u buy it online or on a local store.? tell me the cost too..
yes SKYPE video calling works perfect,also line software video calling. i tried both. :)
any idea about the availability of E8 specific dot view case. its already available on amazon.com in US but no where in india.
Guys.. m planning to own a htc one e8, pls do post yur views!!.. specially abt de cam clarity n battery backup!