I have been using this phone for about 1 month. So far I found this beauty outstanding. It's a very tough task to improve on the best phone of 2013 and HTC has done that. This phone is an absolute looker. true to life in every scenario, but they are often more visually pleasing that's what I want .Though, Low pixel count means less pixel-level detail than the high-end competition in most shooting situations.Theory is one thing though, practical use is another. As far as the low MP count is concerned, Images are typically shared online or edited at much lower resolution than 4MP and most users don't even come close to making use of their smartphone camera's full resolution.That, however, doesn’t mean I wouldn’t like to see a larger, higher-resolution sensor with an UltraPixel Tech.
It blows away the competition
in benchmarks as well. I ran two most common benchmarks on the M8 and the results were superior than any other Smartphone. M8 scored 25000+ in Quadrant benchmark and 38000+ in Antutu Benchmark Test.
Sense 6 is my favorite UI. It is cleaner and brighter. I like the way the UI is as simple and flat as can be, giving stock Android a run for its money. I like the themes pretty much.The color actually extends into the notification bar at the top of the screen, giving the impression that HTC’s apps are “one with the phone.”
Last but not the least, what should I say about BoomSound speakers. I have not encountered a smartphone that can even come close to the Loudness and Clarity of the speakers.
Due to spec, is it for real this phone just 4mpx main camera? or just type error,it maybe comes with 40mpx camera..need to know.
I have been using my m8 for the past two weeks or so now. I can tell you that this is the phone to own . I used to be an iPhone user for three years shifting from 3s to 4 to 4s then realized the lie and the control of Apple so I shifted to Samsung s3 and then s4 . I can tell you that Samsung is a lie. It lags and becomes slow after only 3 weeks of usage plus battery life on the Samsung and iPhones 5 and below are not comparable to the m8. My phone can support me for 2 days easy with moderate use of emails and YouTube and normal calls and what's app.
I do not have any experience with Sony z2 but I can see that my m8 will stay with me for some time to come even after the big iPhone screen.
Go for m8 and nothing else . You will feel satisfied and premium.
worriedaboutM8, 11 Jun 2014im using a htc m8 for 3 weeks, and now 2days im facing a problem which i have never face on an... moreI was also facing same problem on my s4..when i submit it..they said the phone is ok..only charger was faulty..
Your problem is due to your charger, charger cable or micro usb port on your phone. The trip to a service is the solution.
worriedaboutM8, 11 Jun 2014im using a htc m8 for 3 weeks, and now 2days im facing a problem which i have never face on an... moreJust do a factory reset. It'll fix the problem.
If it doesn't then your battery is faulty. Get it replaced via service centre.
worriedaboutM8, 11 Jun 2014im using a htc m8 for 3 weeks, and now 2days im facing a problem which i have never face on an... moreI've never faced such a problem, I can fully charge the phone 5-100% around 1 hr and 40 min. If you are continuously facing that problem, I recommend you to hand over the phone to a HTC service center or to the store which you bought it.
im using a htc m8 for 3 weeks, and now 2days im facing a problem which i have never face on any phones, when i plugin the phone for charging its taking around 15min to get 1% of charging, each n every percent of charging is like that, if i switch off the phone n put for charging its charging as usual,
can anyone please help me how to fix it???
ameya 13, 10 Jun 2014This phone looks so stunning, especially the glacial silver model. Seriously this is a samsung... moreYeah i know right !
But watch out ! Samsung fanboys might see your comment and start bashing the m8 with comments about the camera XD
They have nothing better to do LOL XD
This phone looks so stunning, especially the glacial silver model. Seriously this is a samsung killer XD
Deadman006, 10 Jun 2014My iPhone 4s has a cortex 19 but it's 3 years up till now it doesn't lag
I have used the iphone 4s and it is super smooth on iOS 6 and laggy on iOS 7.
I have seen many galaxy s3's and none of them lags much. But many users report this so I found it true. Also I had a cortex a9 based xperia U and it lagged like hell after 1 year so I assumed this thing.
You must be a light user or must be using iOS 6. Thats why your phone must be working like a charm. My friend had an iphone 4 and it was so laggy after ios 7 that he wanted to throw his phone.
And yes, apple processor is cortex a9 based and is a customized chipset made by apple and not the vanilla cortex a9. So it'll age differently compared to plain cortex a9. Whereas s3 and note 2 use plain cortex a9.
Anyways my main point was that krait or cortex a15 don't age that fast and m8 will last years before becoming slow.
Thanks for your input.
Have a nice day
After using the HTC One (M7) last year, I really couldn't see how HTC could improve this year. Well, I was completely wrong. The HTC One (M8) is absolutely mind blowing in comparison.
Stunning screen, even better sound quality, better camera, better battery life and even an mSD slot!
This time I honestly cannot see where HTC can improve, this thing is amazing against any other smart phone out there.
Deadman006, 10 Jun 2014My iPhone 4s has a cortex 19 but it's 3 years up till now it doesn't lag
That's the Apple's magic. I have used an iPhone 4s as well and your comment found to be true. They have a very simple OS yet very powerful. That's why iPhones are so fluid and fast.
My iPhone 4s has a cortex 19 but it's 3 years up till now it doesn't lag
Aman, 10 Jun 2014Its because Samsung phones are laggy.....you can pick up any smartpone of Samsung and check...... moreI have s4 and note 2 countiously they had no any sort of problem ur bling and poor
mechanimal82, 10 Jun 2014It appears they can, I have to say I was dubious to start. The first version of the One (M7) w... moreMegapixels ARE ultrapixels. Both are same. The HTC one m8 has a 4 megapixel ultrapixel camera. The ultrapixel is the name of camera, not anything else.
Mega is a prefix for million. That implies that if a camera is 1 MP, it has 1 million pixels in it's sensor.
There's no new tech used in the pixels making them ultra. And ultrapixel can't be compared to megapixel. An ultrapixel refers to a single pixel whereas a megapixel means a million pixels.
So htc m8 has a 4 megapixel ultrapixel camera and not a 4 ultrapixel camera. A 4 ultrapixel will mean the camera has only 4 pixels.
Now what's so special about these branded ultrapixels. The answer is nothing. Yes, there is nothing special in these pixels. They are the exact same in work. The specialty is in their size. They are bigger than normal pixels.
Have a nice day
It appears they can, I have to say I was dubious to start. The first version of the One (M7) was an amazing device and I struggled to see where it could be bettered. I was expecting essentially the same phone but with some extra gimmicks attached. It appears my concerns were misfounded as HTC have done a remarkable job to take the best bits from the M7 and improve upon them.
So let's start with the design; Overall from the front it looks like a sandwich of clear black in between the two grey speaker grills. And while the actual digital screen isn't edge to edge I quite like having that 5mm black edge framing the visible screen. The top speaker grill also houses the 5MP front facing camera and the ambient light sensor, proximity sensor and the LED. Round the side you'll find the volume rocker which sticks out just enough to be easily found, but not detracting from the overall sleekness. On the bottom is the USB port and the headphones jack has moved from the top on the M7 to the bottom. The power button sits lonely on top of the device. The power button is made flush to the phone, so it can be slightly tricky to find/press, and I can imagine might be tricky if you have larger fingers. The other thing with the power button is it's clear black, why is this? Well it's also an IR blaster, this is used to transmit Infra-Red signals to a TV, Sky Box, Hi-Fi etc as the phone can also act as your remote control. On the back is where you'll find the much talked about Dual Ultra-Pixel camera and accompanying flash, as well as another pinhole for the rear facing mic for use when capturing video's (in full 1080p HD).
The phone in it's entirety is surprisingly slim, and slightly heavier than it's older brother at 160g, I can only assume this is due to the extra metal put into the build of the phone. Not too heavy, but not light enough that you don't know you have it. It's a sleek design and the back is set on a slight convex so that it sits nicely in the palm and just feels natural to hold. The only downside to this is when you are lying the phone on a flat surface such as a table and typing a text or using the phone as it makes a slight wobble. The finish overall is of a high quality which would be expected of a flagship device from HTC, as with all HTC devices I've used I've found their build quality to be unsurpassable.
So what about the UI? Sense 6 has brought about some useful features and also like the design of the phone has taken the best bits of it's predecessor and improved upon this. New features are things like Extreme PowerSaver Mode which can kick in at around 10% battery and restricts almost all processes down to the essential life-support so as to ensure you have a working *PHONE* for as long as possible. The Dual UltraPixel camera allows for some great editing and if you get this phone you have to check out uFocus and the 3D effect.
So what else is new? Well, HTC have kept the IR Blaster into the power button. So by using the TV app pre-installed on the phone you can run a setup process to determine your, country, channels and hardware setup. Once done you can easily open the TV app, see recommended programs or all programs, press the image of the program you want to watch and it will select the channel for you. No more fighting over the remote! With the Sense TV app you can add remotes by room, so for example you could have a setup for your living room, and another for the bedroom etc. The only thing missing is I would have liked another app to be on the phone to allow you to just use the remote feature by itself. For example I have a wireless speaker which I take on holiday or outside if we're in the garden etc and I would like to have an app which could download or learn the remote codes for this without having to worry about the TV channels etc.
The dual front Boomsound speakers have been made even loader than the M7 and can be quite impressive when used in a fairly quiet surrounding as a small speaker. Playing music through it is just a joy, no tinny poor quality sound. And if you put the volume on max, the bass doesn't distort or feel un-natural. You really do need to hear it to believe it!
Still no megapixels? If you haven't already understood ultrapixels then there are some great guides as to the benefits of ultrapixels over megapixels on the HTC blog. But in essence, megapixels are great if supersizing your pictures to put on a billboard or a very large screen. But for daily usage ultrapixels offer a better clarity and image processing. This leads to far clearer images and pictures I've taken on my phone are in such high quality I've actually converted from using my Canon compact to just using the phone now as the images are actually better. The colours and clarity offered is amazing to see, especially on the HD screen you get with the One. Just another feature I urge anyone to see for themselves as you won't get the full experience until you actually try it. One great feature, and one I use a lot is the movie highlight feature which using some clever algorithms creates a short film of an event in your gallery and combines stills & moving images to create a kind of trailer for your event. Everyone I have shown this to is massively impressed, and it's yet another feature I'd suggest looking at for yourself to really see how good this is. And don't forget to try the in-built editing suite. It's a simple powerful tool to add some great effects like focus, 3D effect, cut & paste (yes, you can take a person from one photo and put them in another).
Overall there are many other features and technical detail I haven't gone into, but I've tried to cover off the parts which I think most people will relate to or use regularly. I can't emphasise enough how good this phone really is. If you are due an upgrade a would urge that you seriously consider the HTC One M8 as your next phone as it is a fantastic all-round device which offers something for everyone.
I received a HTC One M8 unit from HTC to review as part of a testing program. It was great to have a chance to test out this 2014 HTC’s flagship model with the much anticipated HTC Sense 6 and Android Kit Kat 4.4. The design of the phone itself is gorgeous - 90% metal unibody (weighing in at 160 grams) and soft curves along the edges (as compared to the 2013 HTC One model), it looks and feels solid in the hands like a premium smartphone should, especially the clarity of the stunning 5-inch, full 1080p HD display. Here are some of the features that I truly love about the new HTC One M8 :-
• DUO CAMERA with Ultrapixel and a dual colour flash. I really love taking photos with the HTC One M8. With the Duo Camera adding a depth sensor, I can make my images more professional looking with effects like Ufocus which allows me to choose the focus area of my image after I take my shots. There’s also the Foregrounder that allows me to choose from four variants; Sketch, Zoom Blur, Cartoon and Colorize. These are the two most frequent effects I use amongst the many others like Seasons, 3D Dimension Plus, Sticker, Copy & Paste and Touch Up. The 5 MP wide angle front facing camera is a great feature too as its clarity is the best I’ve seen so far for taking “selfie” or “wefie” photos. The Ultrapixel also works best in low light conditions. It gets the job done and done well. Of course, we are not talking about enlarging images to poster size.
• MOTION LAUNCH - Along with the HTC Sense 6, the HTC One M8 has this new feature which I love. A double tap on the screen is all you need to do to see the time. It turns the lock screen off and on! I love that I can prolong the life of the power button! A swipe downwards while phone is in sleep mode) activates the device that prompts you to say the name of the person you would like to call. There’s also Auto Answer which allows me to answer a call when I put the phone to my ear, done without touching the screen. Another great feature for those who have their hands dirty from eating some tasty buffalo wings or wet from washing dishes! Hahaha...
• HTC BoomSound – There is an improvement over the previous HTC One. The HTC One M8 is louder and delivers a richer tone through the dual frontal speakers as it has a new amplifier and speaker chambers.
Of course the micro SD card slot is a welcome feature here (up to 128GB!). I personally use a 64GB and find that there is more than enough space for an avid photographer like me. The battery performance has also been quite phenomenal, lasting me up to two days. I use the phone for taking lots of photographs, editing work, internet, music and light calls and texting. I guess it’s dependent on what sort of user one is. I would dare say that it would last more than two days for a light user for sure. Coupled with the availability of an Extreme Power Saving mode for those who are on the move and can’t quite get to charging the phone, the HTC One M8 performs exceptionally well and much longer! Of course, the BlinkFeed is still here, consolidating all my favourite news from different customize sources. With the latest HTC One M8, it’s the only ONE thing I need and rely on to connect with everyone and everything else!
ericpieterson, 08 Jun 2014No it doenst ...though ur statement is true with samsung phones...my note 2 ( previous user ) ... moreIts because Samsung phones are laggy.....you can pick up any smartpone of Samsung and check.....continuously running for 2-3 hrs a phone of Samsung also lags....