The only thing discourages me from buying M8 is its stupid camera, I have no choice but to buy Z3.
nickysor, 29 Sep 2014High definition sound - as i have seen there isn't much value added to the quality of the soun... moreThe Z3 is slightly better than the Z2, but it's not worth enough upgrading from Z2. All the new features on Z3 are just minor software features. The most disappointing this is it has the exact same CPU and GPU which in the Z2. The only difference is clock speed. I expected at least Snapdragon 805 chip, but Sony completely failed me this year. My only compliment about Sony is at least they made a worthy compact phone (Z3 Compact).
There are some friends are using the Z2. Their user experience of the Z3 is not so positive. Sony software has a lot of bugs, maybe much more than Touchwiz. Sony's camera application is so horrible and their displays are so over-saturated. Sony will have to do a much better job in the next year. Otherwise, it will be the end of Sony.
HTC's only weakness is the camera department. They failed design a better camera two years in a row. I hope that they will fix it in the next year HTC M9.
Techno J., 29 Sep 2014Don't come to a quick judgment. Apart from the camera, there is no other way that Z3 can beat ... moreHigh definition sound - as i have seen there isn't much value added to the quality of the sound.
But Z3 is better than Z2, being smaller, brighter, and with nice colours.
My personal concern regarding sony is the 6 month update cycle which leads to:
1. reduced time for preparing new product or for major improvements
2. poor sw updates for ex-flagships (Z1, now Z2), because all the effort goes onto the new product
3. are you confortable with your phone being ex-flagship in just 6 months? and paying the premium price for it?
Other than this i like SONY brand, sony mobiles.
PS: ex owner of z1, now owner of htc one m8.
ameya 13, 28 Sep 2014Touchwiz is laggy....
I have used the htc one m8 in a retail store and it works lag free.(the... moreOf course, Touchwiz is not smooth as the HTC Sense, but new Touchwiz on the Galaxy S5 is not that much laggy as the previous Touchwiz version which on the Galaxy S4. I used the S5 around 3 months. Overall, I prefer the HTC Sense over the Touchwiz, but we can't forget the unique Touchwiz features such as multi-window, S-Health and etc.. However, only the multi-window feature is important for me among others.
Samsung needs to optimise the Touchwiz performance and make it more elegant.
Raaj Mangat, 28 Sep 2014I have a htc m8 (amber gold color)user.I think z2 not better than m8,only z3 is much better th... moreDon't come to a quick judgment. Apart from the camera, there is no other way that Z3 can beat the M8. The Z3 has very marginal improvements compared to the Z2.
* Improved ISO performance of the camera.
* You can hook up the Z3 with a PS4 controller and use Z3 as a secondary screen.
* High resolution audio.
* Some new camera features.
Overall, the Z3 is the same as the Z2. Still, it has the same CPU and GPU which have in the M8. The display on the Z3 is not good as the M8 display. I don't see any reason for upgrading my M8 to Z3. Surely, the HTC M9 in the next year will totally destroy the Z3. It will come with entirely new hardware and software features.
Anonymous, 27 Sep 2014In its simplistic form, doesn't crash for the basic thing such as phone, email and camera-well... moreTouchwiz is laggy....
I have used the htc one m8 in a retail store and it works lag free.(the unit i used had nothing stored in it except a few games).
Iphone 5s doesnt lag agreed. But your iphone 4s is old and it might not be able to run IOS 8 properly...
Only a few android flagships can match the iphone in performance and htc one m8 is one of them...
Regarding the performance of iphone 5s, it works lag free because the processor has to push less pixels on the screen (its just a 720p display and the screen size is small) whereas most of the android flagships have 1080p displays.. so it appears to stutter here and there a bit
I have a htc m8 (amber gold color)user.I think z2 not better than m8,only z3 is much better than m8(perhaps).
SUDHAKAR, 28 Sep 2014HTC M8 sucks (compared to LG G3) because :
> No user replaceable battery (IMPORTANT REASON... moreI personally own HTC M8. I wanted to buy a new phone for my wife. I thought to give a try to LG G3.
I went to LG showroom. I had a flower photo and I transfered that to LG G3. The comparison clearly showed M8 is the winner. I asked my wife to pick one she like most. She picked HTC M8. The G3 pic looks more whitish. Colors are dull, looks like a way inferior contrast compared to M8. Observed the same whitish color on camera photo as well.
The bottom line is, never comment on a product which you haven't tried or tested.
SUDHAKAR, 28 Sep 2014HTC M8 sucks (compared to LG G3) because :
> No user replaceable battery (IMPORTANT REASON... moreActually your comment doesn't make any real-world sense. All you have mentioned just specs, but did you check the performance of the G3. Except the camera, M8 beats the G3 in all other aspects.
* Only 4 MP primary camera
Agree, that's the only thing which G3 is better than the M8.
* No laser auto focus
Laser auto focus is not really necessary. It does not make much different.The speed of the laser AF is (0.276 seconds) whereas conventional HTC M8 has (0.3 seconds). So it's not a huge difference that we should give serious consideration to.
* No 2160p video capture facility.
Agree, HTC M8 doesn't have any 4K video recording capability.
* Less battery capacity than LG G3
Wonder if you know the actual battery life of the G3. Higher battery capacity doesn't always give you longer battery life. The power hungry QHD display on the G3 kills the battery life. Just check the battery life of both M8 and G3 by clicking on this link. M8 has a much better battery life than the G3.
* No True HD + IPS display
Again the QHD display on G3 is an epic failure. No need any technical analysis. You can see it with your own eyes. The QHD display on G3 is really dim and has a feeble contrast compared to the M8. Similarly, the M8 display is much sharper than the G3 display.
* No dolby sound enhancement
Simply, M8 is the king of the audiophile phones.
* Only 5 inch display
This is a personal preference, 5" display is more than enough for me.
Moreover, CPU and GPU in the G3 are not capable enough to handle a QHD display. That's why G3 is constantly lagging. By reviewing all these facts, HTC M8 is much better than the G3. The camera department is only way that G3 beats the M8
SUDHAKAR, 28 Sep 2014HTC M8 sucks (compared to LG G3) because : > No user replaceable battery (IMPORTANT REASON... moreNext joke .. HTC don't heat as the lg g3 and don't lag like lg g3 and have better front camera for selfies also its better battery life is better (have more web browsing time ... And removable battery is not that important it may be am important reason for u .. Idk why but it is not to most of us ..HTC also have focus and other so many useful things ... Don't talk if u don't know anything
hoof, 28 Sep 2014Hey folks, anyone know if you can connect this phone to a tv? Thanks
When you watch a video swipe youre 3 fingers in the screen only . For sure you should have htc media link check it on htc official site
Techno J., 28 Sep 2014First of all, this is not a phone for people who expect a better camera. Apart from that there... moreHTC M8 sucks (compared to LG G3) because :
> No user replaceable battery (IMPORTANT REASON)
> Only 4 MP primary camera
> No laser auto focus
> No optical stabilization for image capture and video recording
> No 2160p video capture facility
> Less battery capacity than LG G3
> No True HD + IPS display
> No dolby sound enhancement
> Only 5 inch display
Kash, 27 Sep 2014iPhone 4S is much better than HTC ONE M8. I used both phones but iPhone is iPhone..u cant even... moreFirst of all, this is not a phone for people who expect a better camera. Apart from that there is nothing left to complain about this phone. The iPhone 4s is no where near the HTC M8. This phone for people who looking for
* Gorgeous design
* Elegant and smooth UI
* Excellent LCD display
* Great music quality
* Frontal dual stereo speakers
The iPhone 6 can beat the all the Snapdrgon 801 phones in performance, but the A8 chip is still not better than the Snapdragon 805. Similarly, the GPU also not good as Adreno 430 on s805.
If you need an HTC phone with a better camera, just wait for the next year HTC M9 with Snapdragon 810 chip.
Anonymous, 27 Sep 2014In its simplistic form, doesn't crash for the basic thing such as phone, email and camera-well... moreAndroid is a big world. Samsung is one part of that big world. HTC usually is more stable than the Android rivals. So I recommend to try HTC and then see if those crashes happens. Latest ui from Samsung also got better and more stable.
I like iPhone but I think it is not the only option.
HTC is the closest Android experience to ios and iPhone.
IOS is known as his app store thats it, by the features can be won this phone.. And its also 2013's no. 1 mobile
ameya 13, 27 Sep 2014"iphone works pretty good for what it does" What exactly do you mean by that? What ... moreIn its simplistic form, doesn't crash for the basic thing such as phone, email and camera-well built and premium. I have used android enough to notice ( mainly samsung ) that it WILL crash at some point with "it has stoped error" or those things thus I am hoping sense 6 in HTC m8 wont do that as much
wizin, 27 Sep 2014Its really personal preference, I was with Android for 5 years, ( have a recent 4S - bought fo... more"iphone works pretty good for what it does"
What exactly do you mean by that? What "good" does it do?
Iphone is nothing but a style statement. You can get phones which are much cheaper and can do much more "good" than what an iphone can do without having to empty your wallet to a great extent.....
Kash, 27 Sep 2014iPhone 4S is much better than HTC ONE M8. I used both phones but iPhone is iPhone..u cant even... moreYou can not compare iOS with AndroidOS. Work them out and you can only compare the same OS if you like. Thank you