AnonD-234697, 08 Jun 2014No it doenst ...though ur statement is true with samsung phones...my note 2 ( previous user ) ... moreThat's because both s3 and note 2 use a cortex a9 based processors and that particular chip has a tendency of slowing down or wearing out over almost an year. But believe me, these latest processors( cortex a15 or krait based) don't age up at least 3-4 years.
You won't notice slowing down on m8.
AnonD-258697, 06 Jun 2014well thanks a lot for your reply, that was helpful, but I live in quite hot country and u know... moreNo it doenst ...though ur statement is true with samsung phones...my note 2 ( previous user ) and my brothers s3 slowed down and became laggy after 8-9 months...i dont know why...
AnonD-28999, 07 Jun 2014Hey guys if u want to play games with zero lag. In the developer option enable the high perfor... moreNo need to do this unnessecarily....htc m8 runs all games perfectly with excellent framerates and no lag....this is unnecessary doing damage to phone...htc m8 has a very capable and good processor...and u will experience no lag ...
AnonD-271767, 07 Jun 2014I want to buy the HTC ONE M8. But i've been hearing many people saying that their camera on th... moreThese rumors are nonsense....all spread by samsung fanboys .....i have not experienced this and not even heard about it ....im currently using htc desire 816 and m8....no problems whatsoever
I want to buy the HTC ONE M8. But i've been hearing many people saying that their camera on the m8 cracked while in pocket without any reason.Can anyone please confirm this?
AnonD-28999, 07 Jun 2014Hey guys if u want to play games with zero lag. In the developer option enable the high perfor... morePlease don't enable the high performance mode for regular processes. It can cause serious damage to the processor and degrade battery life permanently. It's just for doing very high performance applications for a very short period of time.
This mode forces the CPU to run at full clock and doesnt enable it to clock down which is necessary for the SoC to function properly in the long run.
The m8 already has a very capable processor. Please don't harass the processor by doing these things.
Have a nice day
Hey guys if u want to play games with zero lag. In the developer option enable the high performance mode and gpu msaa for 2.0. But its gonna make your phone hot.
Hey guys i finally gt the new htc one m8 gunmetal edition but is there any way i can see the screen on time on this phone i went to power but there are no options everyone saying tat they r getting 5 to 6 screen time i just want to check if i am getting it and is there any music eq on the device ??? Plzz reply
Software & UI:
Sense 6 is an ok upgrade for the earlier Sense.
Icons became more flatter "trend for all vendors now"
It's easily customizable, snappy fast ... and isn't RAM hungry as my previous Note 3.
Blinkfeed became my primary news source... I update it through WiFi in the morning... and read the news offline throughout the day "using offline reading feature".
Sense 6 added the ability to change system fonts... but actually I prefer the default font.
The phone gets a bit warm upon using intensive apps and 3D games for a long time.
I love Wallpapers of the homescreen... nicely done.
There are some features like "raising phone to ear to auto answer calls"... it's a fancy feature that I use always.
The front facing speakers are the finest quality speakers I experienced on any smartphone.
Guess what... they are even better without the beats audio integration... noticably louder than the One M7 and the Note 3.
It's not only about louder sounds ... but the quality is really superior.
Battery life is very important for me.... I work in a 12-hours shifts schedule... with no nearby power outlets.
I'm always 3G connected to update my e-mail, check facebook & twitter, whatsapp texting etc.
When I was using the One M7 I had to rationalize my usage... turn off mobile data sometimes... lower brightness.
But using the new One M8 ... I don't even think about turning of my 3G data.... thanks to the new Snapdragon 801 SoC.
Watching a 2 hour movie, drains only 24% of the battery which is excellent.
Even when the battery reaches the red zone... I activate the extreme power saving mode... till I get home.
On that mode... 10% of juice is sufficient to keep the M8 alive for 1 day.
I'm not a professional photographer,
I love the HDR shots I took using the M8.
The front facing shooter is perfect.... It's a selfie machine!.... It's the highest quality front facing camera I've ever experienced.
(Comarping to Samsung S3, Note 3, HTC One M7 and iPhone 4s)
I was amazed by the low light shooting capabilities .... the device doesn't even need the flash to fire in low light.... and the results are always good!
Panorama shots are fascinating and easy to shoot.
Minimum focusing distance for marco shots isn't so good.
Portraits are very good... portraits I shoot resemble shots from professional cameras.
U Focus "bokeh effect" results are sometimes fascinating and sometimes unnatural.
My previous smartphones:
HTC Sensation XL, Samsung Galaxy S3, iPhone 4S, HTC One M7, Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
Just got this phone after having a hard time trying to decide whether I should get the iPhone 5s or m8 and I got to say that I'm very very satisfied with my phone :D
I don't know why people keep complaining about the camera !! Its improved and it takes decent photos ! But people like some blind fan boys keep just saying stuff because they compare phones according to the specs sheet !
I'm using this device and I can guarantee you that you'll be happy with it :D
First of all Lemme tell you since the first day this phone has captured a lot of peoples attention. I take my phone people are wow is that new M8
and trust me after seeing it half of my friends bought M8. now talking about the phone the screen size is just perfect, battery lasts longerrrrrrrrrrr
and the camera its the BEST..I love taking selfies and this one will just blow your mind off with its awesome front facing camera. The phone is light weight,
very nice gun metal finish and wat I love the most is the extreme battery saver...Nowadays my phone actually lasts more than a day without charging....The audio
is amazing for all you music lovers out there...and not have to press the power button every time i wanna check my time is the best thing ever...
I love this phone..Thank you HTC
My experience with my m8 after one month ago:
Stuning design with 90% metal
Amazing look and feel great in my hand
Very fast with no hint of lag
Battery life excellent last easily for one day for a heavy usage
Charging time upecable fastest phone in charging
Camera very good in day light and amazing better than any phone (s5, z2...) In lowlight
Screen resolution true full hd with sharp colors
All gestures are usefull for every day
Boom sound !! no comment !! Better then my laptop speakers and lowder
I am totally in Love with this phone, and trust Me I used to be a diehard Samsung man, but this HTC one M8 has won me over, because this phone is easy to use and has wonderful battery life. I have heard some issues with the camera, but I found none. Trust me if you try this phone you will not be disappointed.
AnonD-258697, 06 Jun 2014well thanks a lot for your reply, that was helpful, but I live in quite hot country and u know... moreMy pleasure Arean, What did you mean by “Android wz.” I hope you intended whether this phone is lagging or not. Do not worry about it; this phone utterly lag free. I have been using this phone for one month. So far, I have never faced any single of lagging. You mentioned that Note 3 was dissatisfied you. But don’t worry with the HTC M8, this phone is very smooth as ios. You can do your day to day tasks with blinking speed owing to HTC Sense. The HTC Sense 6 is excessively smooth as well as very user-friendly.
Any further questions, don't hesitate to ask. I'm here to help.
AnonD-271318, 06 Jun 2014Owning a HTC One M7, I used to wonder, how could any upcoming handset be better looking than t... moreyou just get a 3.5 hour on-screen time and you're saying that battery life is awesome. As i've heard, the m8 easily gets 6-7 hours on-screen time from discharge 100% to 1%.
I think you have a faulty unit as 3 and half hour on-screen time is ridiculous. Even nexus 5 get's 3.5 hour on-screen time.
Rest I completely agree with you. I just feel that last year's HTC one was better looking as it didn't waste sace for HTC logo on the bottom of screen. However, this is a personal preference and looks are subjective anyways.
AnonD-116479, 05 Jun 2014The battery life of the iPhone 5s is significantly lower than my HTC M8. I have both iPhone 5s... morewell thanks a lot for your reply, that was helpful, but I live in quite hot country and u know batteries drain a lot faster in higher temperatures giving an average for ur battery of the iphone 5s per day will be V helpful for me as well as a temperature average..
One last thing I've heard that Android wz the time it lags and gets slower wz the time, is it true ?
Owning a HTC One M7, I used to wonder, how could any upcoming handset be better looking than this beauty. Then came the HTC One M8 with a phenomenally beautiful design. Upgrading from 70% metal on HTC One M7 to 90% metal phone M8 feels like a big move. Contrary to what people say, M8 doesn’t at all look like last year’s model.
Though the phone is 5” big, its so easy to hold and use. The phone looks and feels very sleek in hands. Its something that I would never want to keep it down. My M8 is Gunmetal Grey with hairline brush finish. Metal of the M8 covers all the way to the front edges making the phone look total stunner. Build quality of the phone is outstanding. HTC One M8 has an IPX3 rating which means that M8 can survive accidental spills of water giving a peace of mind.
The display of HTC One M8 is simply stunning. M8 is powered by Qualcomm S801 SOC clocked at 2.5 Ghz and comes with 2 GB Ram resulting into very fast performance. M8 comes microSD card slot that supports up to 128GB cards.
M8 comes with Duo camera setup on the back. The main sensor is 4 Ultra Pixel whereas secondary camera sensor is the depth sensor that calculates the depth while shooting images. M8 has 5mp FFC making it just perfect for clicking Selfies and Wefies. The first thing that someone would notice and works best is the fast focus on M8. It just focuses on objects real fast. One important addition to the camera is the dual tone LED flash, that detects the lighting and automatically selects the right tone and intensity to fire the LED flash to match the lighting. The Ultra Pixel camera on M8 enables to click mind blowing images including the low light conditions. The Camera UI has got complete transformation. With the traditional Camera and Video clicking options, there are additional options to click Selfie, Dual capture using both front and rear camera. HTC has also included manual mode for those willing to utilize personal setting for clicking images. The Zoe mode can do click single image, multiple images (i.e. Sequence shots) with Video and videos. Depth sensor records the depth of various objects in the image and helps to edit/customize the image using various in-built options like U-Focus i.e. selective focus and Foregrounder. There are lots of other options to play with like Seasons, 3D Dimensions Plus, Copy and Paste, stickers and touch-up.
2600 mah battery on M8 is ridiculously awesome. It just refuses to die. Phone easily lasts full day with moderate usage and around 3 ½ hours of screen time. Also with Extreme Power Saver mode enabled, M8 can last around 15 hours with 5% battery.
HTC improved the Boom Sound experience on M8. The sound on M8 much more richer and punchier. It total fun to listen to music or watch videos on M8.
Sense 6 or Sixth sense as HTC likes to call it brings lots many visual changes on M8. Themes make a come back. Main apps are also colour coded on based on categories such as productivity, games etc. The dialer has option like Standard or Large dial pad. The phone is totally lag free. Even on running multiple applications there is no lag whatsoever on M8. BlinkFeed has also been tweaked in Sense 6. There’s an option to search for content as well apart from checking all the news, feeds and social network updates. Motion Gestures on M8 performs as desired. My favorite features are double tap to wake up and activating camera by holding phone horizontally and clicking the volume button. Also, there are many more handy options that one gets with motion gestures. The HTC One (M8) comes with Fitbit app preloaded that’ll continuously monitor your daily activities such as footsteps taken and distance traveled.
Also, 1 of the best feature of HTC One is also available on M8 i.e. Sense TV. With built-in infrared remote we can control our TV and set-top box. I don't have to hunt for my TV remote anymore when I want to watch television.
Overall, HTC One M8 is the best phone of 2014. A must have gadget.
HTC has built a tremendous smartphone.
HTC One (M8) is beyond any expectations when it comes to build quality.
HTC One (M8) has even raised the bar, even higher than 2013 HTC One.
Not ONLY it's made of a single piece of premium aluminum body, it also has a relatively lightweight, a great feel in the hand and a luxurious look.
The curved back is awesome and fits perfectly in my hand.
The Gun Metal Grey HTC One (M8) is stunningly good-looking. All of my friends love it.
I loved the tiny hairlines on the back of the HTC One (M8) – though there are plenty of cases to protect my HTC One (M8), but I never keep it in a case. I love the look and feel of it.
I couldn't believe it till I’ve held it. That’s why you have to “See it, Feel it”
Boom Sound Front Dual Speakers and the Noise Cancellation intelligent chip are champions!
My voice, and other party’s voice, are really clear in the noisiest environment (Sometimes I have to make a phone call from a factory’s production yard, with all machinery running, and the in-call sound clarity is awesome).
Phone calls now are at their best with HTC One (M8)
The all Ultrapixel Camera with the Depth of Field Sensor, on the back are both innovations.
My photos have never looked clearer in the darkest environments.
I create awesome “Bokeh” effects, right from my phone, without any third party app, only using my HTC One (M8) camera.
My selfies and my video calls have never been enjoyable, before I bought my HTC One (M8)
The front facing 5 megapixels camera makes it awesome for you to shine.
Battery life is better than what I had on my previous HTC phones (HTC OneX/X+ - HTC One M7), for my same moderate usage pattern.
I, now, seldom use the external battery bank to charge my HTC One to make it last through the night.
There’s, also, the “Extreme Power Saving Mode”, packed with the HTC One (M8) and it’s truly a life saver when you need to make a phone call the most.
Cell phone signal, Mobile Data, WiFi and Bluetooth have no problems whatsoever.
I get a relatively faster GPS lock on my HTC One, compared to my previous HTC phones, which is amazing.
HTC One has an even better experience with the HTC Sense 6, on top of latest Android Kit Kat.
Sense 6 is truly lighter than previous Sense versions; it’s minimal, but very capable.
I never experienced any lag, on my HTC One, switching from app to app.
I love that I can group all the apps in “Folders”, right in the “App Tray”,
I use “Custom” mode to sort my apps and move them around the app tray.
This is very awesome, as I used to have my most frequently used apps on folders on my main homescreen, now all my folders are one click away, right in the app trey, saving space on my other homescreens.
When I first bought my HTC One (M8), I tried to explore HTC Blink Feed. It took me absolutely no time to customize what I need to be shown on Blink Feed. I loved it.
I love that Blink Feed can be set to Automatically Refresh, only on WiFi. If I’m on Mobile Internet, I drag the Blink Feed down to refresh.
I love the HTC Music Player with rich voice and sound enhancer,
I love hearing music from the stereoDual Front Facing Boom Sound front speakers and even with my headphones.
I love that the Music Player can actually pull down the lyrics and album arts and show them on screen.
Camera app is now better than ever.
You can switch modes on the camera to Camera, take shots and enjoy the tremendous editing features available to play with.
I really enjoyed playing with U Focus, Foregrounder, Seasons and Dimension Plus.
You can switch modes on the camera to ZOE and enjoy the seamlessness of three operations.
Takes a single shot, by clicking once, take a window of 3 seconds shot, and 20 still shots, and if you keep the button pressed the video mode will lock, automatically.
This gives you the whole thing from still shots to awesome video to capture the moment
This enables you to do tremendous editing! I love all the editing modes, especially the “Always Smile” which enables me to choose the best scene of a group of my friends.
You can remove unneeded moving objects! ZOE is really smarts enough to determine what objects you may need to take out! Mainly moving! I love this option a lot.
I love the “Sequence Shot” mode available, taking a set of photos and then choosing best 5 is brilliant.
HTC Sense Gallery is enhanced with awesome themes to customize your 30 seconds highlights video, which is created automatically.
I loved the 30 Seconds Highlights Video. It highlights your whole day.
I loved the themes I can use to bring the Highlights Video.
The HTC Gallery is the best and most live galley.
HTC ZOE Share is very fun, I loved that I can share the whole event with photos,
I can choose what to share.
HTC ZOE Share creates a full event with Title and Location.
One new great feature now on the HTC One (M8) is the Motion Gesture Launch.
I love that I now do not have to reach high to press the power button,
Double tap, or swipe left, or swipe right, or swipe up, or even use the swipe down to launch the Voice Dialer.
Hope my experience helps.
AnonD-271245, 06 Jun 2014did anybody hear about HTC One M8 Prime ?HTC has cancelled the HTC M8 Prime. They will release One Max 2 instead of it.