HTC One M8 or LG G3?!?!?! Has anybody tested both? Which phone would you recommend more?!
This one is My Soul M8
Just when I thought the One is the best, it does indeed get better.
The rigid design, the way it falls perfectly into my palm.
The sleek and clean UI, the amazingly fast processor, and all the features totally blow me away.
The camera works so good especially under lowlight condition. But more than that, the manual setting lets me get the result as I expected. And I can save the setting as my default. The Ufocus (updated) is super neat too.
The BoomSound in M8 definitely produces stronger, sharper and cleaner sound than before.
And the battery, lasts a day for my normal (heavy-moderate) usage!
So when HTC sent me this phone for review I definitely get the best experience. Hence, this one is my soul m8.
I am coming from the M7 and at first I thought it is gonna be a slight update.
Boy, I was so wrong!
let's start from the camera.
It has Duo Camera feature that lets me adjust the bokeh on my pictures. It is a nice feature and certainly has a lot of creative potential, but it still has room for improvements. The 4MP UltraPixel camera is just nice for me. I don't do a lot of cropping and I am used to wide angle lenses if shooting with my film rangefinders. The file output size is just right for social media posting, which is what majority of the people do anyway, so I have no complain here. That said, it will be great if HTC can include a higher megapixel count UltraPixel camera next year. I think that will really cause a stir remembering that even with 4MP, the M7 and M8 can hold their candles to other flagships.
moving on to the Sound Quality.
Hearing is Believing.
You have to hear it to believe it. HTC has made improvements over the M7's BoomSound, making it crisper and louder in the M8. I don't even dare turning it more than halfway up because I don't want my flatmates to be disturbed by the loudness. And not just about loudness, the speakers screams quality, too. It has controlled bass and nice highs that doesn't sound too overpowering nor crackling.
The M8 simply has the best audio output among today's smartphones.
Next is the screen and UI's ease of use.
Well, I have to say that I am again impressed by HTC. The gorgeous screen coupled with a very mature-looking Sense 6 is a joy to look and use. It may not have the deep black like AMOLED does, but blacks are still deep and under-sunlight performance is above my expectations. The UI is an improvement; flatter menu icons, some navigational redesigns, all in all makes the experience very enjoyable and simple.
Motion Launch is a very welcome addition to the software. After just a few days of use, I am so used to it, I thought the M7 could do that as well when I picked it up.
Love the look of Sense 6, easily the best Android skin around.
Now, let's talk about battery life.
I get almost 20 hours of battery life with moderate to heavy usage, which includes always-on WiFi, 4 hrs of FLAC music playing through the BoomSound stereo speakers, some 2048 games, an hour or so browsing, and checking Social Media every now and then. 18% left at 1 am in the morning, just before I went to bed. I only managed to get about 12 hours in the M7 with that kind of usage. I have not yet tested the Extreme Battery Saver mode.
Look and Feel.
Now, I really don't know what to write here. You just have to see it and feel it. It has that nice, cold metal feeling. It's much grippier than last year's M7. And with those rounded edges, it feels better in the hands. I have the gunmetal grey, and I love the color and the brushed metal look so much. One gripe about it is that, the LED is not as nicely hidden as the M7, as some light is bleeding out from the speaker grills. But, that said, the LED seems brighter than the one in the M7.
If you are afraid of scratching your brand new phone, fret not, because HTC has included a high-quality, precision-cut TPU-Rubber case in the packaging. It fits like a glove and will protect your phone from light scratches and bumps.
At last, I would really like to recommend this phone to anyone who prefers simplicity over exaggeration, functionality versus gimmicky, those who value design and beauty. You won't go wrong with this phone. Trust me, ask the internet.
AMR, 28 Jun 2014Which phone is better Htc one m8 or galaxy s5?based on personal experience Htc is better than Samsung in general, but specially if you're comparing manufacturing material which is definitely cheap plastic on the Samsung.
compare to m8 xperia z2 is tooo better bcus
4k recording and playback
free smart band
AnonD-127662, 27 Jun 2014I drive an Audi R8. yeah okay. Yert use a HTC phone. Nae bother pal....
AnonD-116479, 27 Jun 2014Why are you replying to your own comment?????yeah clocked that. Bit tired today.
?, 27 Jun 2014Crappy Passat company car and my baby, my M5Why are you replying to your own comment?????
?, 25 Jun 2014What you driving then? Yeah a work ophone. You know.... From My work...Crappy Passat company car and my baby, my M5
?, 25 Jun 2014What you driving then? Yeah a work ophone. You know.... From My work...I drive an Audi R8.
rico, 24 Jun 2014Only interesting about htc is speaker the other thing crapYou have no idea what you're talking about
Hey guys wat is the battery life are you getting .. i get nearly 4 to 4.5 hours of screen time on 3g .. main drop is when i am in office when i dont use it in 10 hours it drains 20 % to 25 % with fb notification and nearly 200 to 300 messages ...is this normal ??
beegeeblueboy, 26 Jun 2014What video formats will it play? If you use MX player, it will play all the video formats.
VP, 24 Jun 2014Which color would suite the M8 best? The 'Gunmetal Grey' color looks the best in my opinion.
AnonD-127662, 25 Jun 2014I drive something better than a TDi :)
Work phone eh? Really? lolWhat you driving then?
Yeah a work ophone. You know.... From My work...