You can't put this device down. And even if you don't, trust me, you'll have enough battery to last the day. My phone could last 30-48hrs depending on usage. And that extreme power saver surely helps.
Gesture based actions are very helpful too. Swipe, double tap, etc. It's a fantastic phone. The Sense 6.0 UI is very clean too. But the phone can be slippery, so always make sure you have a good grip.
AND THE BOOMSOUND! There's nothing like it. Media on your phone just became more enjoyable. Match that with the 1080p screen. This premium phone is definitely worth the price.
i am a smart phone lover.i used many smart phone.
2010.... n8, galaxy s
2013...... htc one, s4,z, iphone 5
2014..... iphone 5s,htc one m8, s5, z2
my personal openion is that
htc one m8 is the best smart phone of 2014,
2nd is sony xperia z2.
i am using now both m8 and z2
s5 has overheating issue.
buy m8 if you want best user experience and world best looking smart phone.
buy z2 if you want better camera, big display, water proof
This phone really keeps surprising me everyday, so happy that i own this phone , i was afraid that it would be too big for my hands because i used to feel that a 4.2 was soo big (previous phone) . When i tried the htc m8 i felt that it is normal to use a 5" screen (took me a day or 2 to get used to it )
Overall happy with this phone , htc has done a great job
Guys Pls Help.... Im not able to copy any data using any file manager to my ext sd card ...
it always shows unable to copy/failed...
Pls help as i have formatted the card 2 times ...Heard somewhere that google has made the card read only ...
is THIS f true ????
HTC have built the most beautiful smartphones in the world for the past few years and the HTC One (M8) strictly follows the playbook. M8 is probably the most beautiful smartphone yet, raising the bar set by the yesteryear's One (M7). It's also a true showcase to HTC's leading prowess in industrial design. It looks unmistakenly premium and luxe, and it feels really great in the hand. The build quality is top notch, thanks to nearly all-metal construction and HTC's obsession with perfection. My unit is the gunmetal grey; the hairline finish on the back significantly adds pleasure to the eyes. The subtly curved back improves the grip and makes the device fit my palm like how the heaven has intended. M8 comes with a 5" 1080p display, a slight upgrade to the predecessor but retains the usually beautiful, vivid colors of S-LCD. M8 turns heads from some distance, and sparks wows-and-aaahs upon closer inspection. The Grace Kelly of smartphone realms.
Sound quality ranks M8 among the best (if not the best of the best) smartphones on the market today. Audio output through headset is satisfyingly crisp—listening to Norah Jones' Come Away with Me before sleep feels like a hypnotic experience. The front-firing BoomSound speakers are much improved compared to those on the previous models—it's louder, yet still clear in noisy environments. Call quality has no issue whatsoever.
HTC bring yet another innovation with the Duo camera—yes, two cameras on the back: one 4 MP ('ultrapixel', to be precise) and one to detect depth of field. The ultrapixel is improved, resulting better images in low-lit scenes compared to the original One (M7). Outdoor pictures appear crisp with good color reproduction and details as well. The second camera enables users to create bokeh effect on some pictures after the shooting (there are some pictures of which the effect isn't applicable e.g those taken with macro mode). To put simply: refocusing. This feature is fun to experiment with, and with the latest Gallery update you can control the level of bokeh as you wish. There are more 'fun' features e.g foregrounder, seasons, dimension plus, in-built filters which some people may find useful. It also comes with Smart Flash—two flashes of different colors that reproduce more accurate skin tone in low light shot. Imaging is a department where M8 is rich in features.
Selfie is quite trending these days, and HTC put a 5 MP wide-angle lens front shooter. A perfect group selfie in the dancefloor or at the beach? Checked. Feel you look too chubby on this vanity shot and wish your cheeks were slimmer? Checked.
Zoe is still here, and now with extra kicks. Video recording maxes out at 1080p (sorry, no 4K) with some nifty touches like slow motion. You can compose a highlight video from some photos, videos, Zoes and your own soundtrack with some themes of choice. M8 is a phone that lets out the artist in you.
Sense 6 is much more polished, cleaner and sleeker than previous iteration. Some functionalities stay here, e.g SenseTV and BlinkFeed, with a lot of improvements here and there. You can now pick theme and font to personalize the look and feel of the interface. Sense 6 is an epitome of modern & graceful effort to Android custom UX.
Sense 6 also introduces the Motion Launch—double taps to wake the screen, pressing volume button to launch camera from sleep, etc. I found it very useful at times because these gestures do minimize the contact between thumb finger and power key that is less strategically placed on top of the device.
Performance is fast as lightning and smooth as silk, thanks to quad-core processor ticking at 2.5 GHz (my unit is Asia). Running several tasks at once is no fuss to M8 and gamers sure will love it as well. Battery is decent, running nearly all day long with a single charge in the morning. There's also an Extreme Power-saving Mode that extends battery to days. A perfect solution to avid travellers who do not take many shots for Instagram.
HTC One (M8) is gorgeous inside and out, and easily among the most powerful smartphones you can buy today. It's not revolutionary—and it isn't necessary to be so—but the flagship model is a product of evolution in the right direction. Both HTC and Android evolution, at large. And I can feel more awards are lurking around the corner, imminently waiting to present themselves to this beautiful beast.
Instead of longer profile why not make it thicker. Too long is too cumbersome. More battery size and larger speakers can be designed in. Thicker would be much better.
I have absolutely no problems with this phone , whoever talks about poor image quality obviously hasnt used this phone !
The phones camera , sound , battery life has largely improved without a doubt !
Thank you htc for this awesome phone ...
HTC response when your newly bought phone is not working and when i send an email to the relevant country which is UK they dont even reply (been 4days now ).
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Please accept our sincere apology for the inconvenience caused to you.
This is in continuation to our previous conversation.
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The m8 is an absolute charm , i cant describe how amazing this phone is , the camera is surprisingly sharp ! And the sound is AMAZING literally ! Battery life is the best soo far , i download music and chat on bbm , whatsapp , insta , snapchat . And it lasts for 14 hours of continuous use !
Thank you htc for such an amazing device !
Almost 2 Weeks with HTC One M8. awesome phone. Superb Audio Quality. Excellent Battery Backup. Beautiful gaming experience. **********
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Wendi, 12 Jun 2014Please does it mean HTC has stoped producing Beat Edition phone or is just GSM Arena missing i... moreThe phone still has the awesome speakers, just not the name of beats as HTC sold their shares in Beats.
At first I was skeptical as to how HTC was going to improve M7, the best smartphone of 2013. This year I think it is safe to say they did it again !
The M8 has 20% more metal than the M7 and this gives the M8 such a remarkable premium feel to hold with its aircraft grade aluminum. The wrap around edges shows that the metal casing has been designed to perfection, to make the device fit the palm of your hand. This device has beautiful rounded corners that is not just incredible to look at, yet this gives the device much better stress concentration on impact. This is why M8 prevails on drop tests. Engineering wise this takes detailed manufacturing processes yet HTC crafted a masterpiece.
I'm sure you get the idea on how well build the M8 is. I will talk about how optimized Sense 6 is, this is currently the best UI out there! No wonder that a lot of people seem to prefer Sense 6 over Vanilla Android on Nexus or GPE devices. Everything is smooth, sleek, elegant, basically extremely fast and simple and does not consume much battery life. Kudos to HTC for that. I love all the color combinations and the themes, the colors blend in perfectly and nice to look at. I, every now and then, swipe to the right to open blinkfeed, and just scroll continuously, which is great and timekiller, plus the addition of offline reading capabilities is well appreciated.
Although some would want higher MP, the 4 MP Up on the M8 is great for me as I don't really crop images or zoom in on pictures a lot. Overall I am very satisfied with the performance of the main camera. Color reproduction is good and manual shot capability is very nice. Dual LED flash works very well. Plus depth sensor capabilities is still being developed, so expect a lot from Duo Camera in the future ! At current stage only, uFocus works well and Dimension Plus (3D effect) works excellent.
When you rotate the phone and talk about the front facing camera, It is another league compared to other flagship devices. The 5 MP wide angle shooter is definitely one of the best if not the best front facing cameras out there. I find myself taking selfies and even wefies more than ever.
The screen size is perfect IMO. I am not a fan of thin bezels and I think bezels on the M8 are of perfect size. Plus the beautiful S-LCD 3 screen is submerged between the BoomSound speakers, which is definitely the best speakers on any smartphone at the moment. I don't mind it taking more space as long as the SQ is amazing.
I will now talk about the battery life. It may not be of the biggest capacity but it has incredible battery life. With low to mid usage I usually end up with 50% after a day of use, I could easily get to 2 days. That's how optimized Sense is.
I have used lots of phones and I will have to put M8 on the very top of my list. This device screams quality. The premium feel and quality of M8 stands alone. Simply the best smartphone ever!
Hi,dear friends.I want to disclose the fact in fact writing GSMarenaMobile about M8!?But the price of this highest end quality ultra smartphone is so much high that my hand shakes while trying to write my best scientific comment about this HTC masterpiece!!!?Nevertheless I congratulate HTC for making such top advanced devices and creating more jobs!Also thanks for GSMarenaMobile good review !Just justice rights
AnonD-273688, 13 Jun 2014Early 2014, HTC won the most pretigious and coveted award in the Mobile industry. The award wa... moreYou please comment after knowing some facts.
1. m8 has 5" FHD screen and not qHD. qHD is used in low end phones ans is even lower than HD.
2. The previous htc one had a 4.7 inch screen and not 4.5. And this one doesn't have a larger screen. It has a 5 inch which when subtracted the space for on-screen buttons leaves 4.8 inch which is not that larger.
3. This doesn't have the 'LOUDEST SPEAKERS'. Even galaxy s5 is louder than this and the loudest smartphone is LG optimus G. However you can say this phone has the 'BEST SPEAKERS ON ANY PHONE' as they sound better with great depth.
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