I am upgrading my contract in September and just wondered if anyone can help me I'm after something that has a good camera and something the music sounds good on not via loudspeaker on my earphones thanks
I got this phone for atleast 2 months now and it is indeed a nice phone in every aspect,but i found some gliche on Music app. If i put more than 20 songs, there is a notification that says "Music enhancement is stop working". and it pops up everytime i scroll. so annoying. now i hid the HTC music app and used the Google play music app. But i really love the UI of HTC music player so i hope it will be fixed soon.
Had this phone 3 4 weeks. Had the 2 year old HTC one x. Due an upgrade and was thinking of hanging on for whatever Apple came up with. Was always so needing last year's HTC. Temptation got the better of me and I went in the shop and they showed me the s5 and got the z2 , slab, from the back of the ship, pre release. The second I held this phone that was it. And I have the dot view case more in love.
AnonD-116479, 28 May 2014At your first comment you didn't mention like this. Once I told you about the LG UI on the HTC... moreOk. And yes, I still feel lg ui is ugly. You can see that I wrote that even touchwiz ( which is poorly organised) seems more organised.
I use both of my phones and love both of them. G2 for games and general stuff due to its processor and much better battery life and s4 for music and camera.
These are personal choices Anyways and I'm not imposing anything on you or I imposed anything on saurav. He probably went for m7 IMO.
And I don't believe I wrote bad about z2. I just mentioned about one or more thing which some people were misspreading. Like someone said that z2 has better display than amoled as it has wider gamut and amoled are oversaturated. In reality wider gamut is same as oversaturated display. So I wrote that. I don't think there was any of my comment in which I said that z2 is crap or s5/m8 is better phone. I never use the term better phone.
Yeah, let's keep the friendly talk continued. At the end I just want to clear that I'm not a Samsung fan. I just own a Samsung phone as my daily driver but that doesn't mean my next phone will be Samsung or I'll just go for Samsung. You don't know but I researched for one month between m7 and s4 and then just bought s4 as the exynos version was available in India. I am fan of particular phones and not brands. I'll research for a month and choose a phone. And I don't care about brand at all. If m7 had a 13 mp camera, it would have been my current phone and people would call me htc fan.
Have a nice day
The 4mp camera is so bad, that they decided to stick 2 of them on each device, just so they can get rid of their stock! =))))
darkgamer, 28 May 2014You tried a g2 and are you're saying it was not impressive. Are you kidding me!!!! G2 was the ... moreAt your first comment you didn't mention like this. Once I told you about the LG UI on the HTC M7 page, you told LG UI is horrible. At the beginning you tried so hard to prove here how Galaxy S5 is better than the HTC M8. You have mentioned some negative comments regarding the Xperia Z2 on the Z2 page. I know you are a huge Samsung fan and how hard you are trying to show that Samsung is the best. I donít care what anyone buys or like, itís none of my business.
I didnít confirm that I definitely buy the G3, Iím merely reviewing it. I highly concern about the G3 and iPhone 6, at the same time I really love my HTC M8. I have the freedom to say that I donít like a particular brand, but I never bashed them. Similarly, I have the freedom to buy what I prefer. Iím not a fan boy, thatís why I care about every brand. Itís useless to argue about phones like kids. Iím concerned every phone is great even Huawei. Which phone is best depends on his/her preferences. Arguing about phone will exhibit to everyone here about our childish behaviour. Please satisfy what you have purchased and I will satisfy what I have purchased. Please donít revile otherís purchasing decisions as what you did to Saurav. Leave them to satisfy with their decision. Please donít be angry with me, we have been replying each other for one month and letís keep that friendship in future also. If we argue continuously like this, everyone here will perceive that we have some kind of problem.
At least for now, please stop arguing about phones.
AnonD-116479, 28 May 2014I have used LG phones. My last LG phone was Optimus 2X many years back. I never faced any prob... moreYou tried a g2 and are you're saying it was not impressive. Are you kidding me!!!! G2 was the best phone of 2013 period. It had snapdragon 800, an astounding battery life, a decent camera and good enough screen. I'm a proud g2 owner. G2 is still a great phone.
I'm just saying g3 is not an upgrade over g2. It doesn't get improved much. AND specs do matter. I can say how a phone will perform entirely based on specs. If a phone has same camera sensor with same processing, it's not going to produce greater shots.
Smartphones next year will sport QHD displays that's for sure but those smartphones will have better GPUS that will handle QHD just fine. Also QHD manufacturing process will be refined and we'll get displays which will consume less power. I don't see the need for QHD with snapdragon 801 as adreno 330 is weak for that.
Your post just doesn't make sense. You rejected s5. I know that. And as far as I know, LG and Samsung follow almost the same approach and the phones are very similar. The UI are similar with loads of features. This year both went flat. Touchwiz looks more refined and better oriented and optimus UI is faster. I love both. You told you preferred m8 over s5 because it has better speakers and premium body. Now in g3, the body is slippery plastic and that's even worse than the soft touch plastic on s5. You're just not making any sense.
I own g2 from months and it's great. The g3 seems the same with almost no upgrades. I see no reason that g3 is superior to m8 and s5. Can you enlighten me how are you feeling that g3 is better.
Asks regarding the camera, I also own a NEX 5r. But I don't carry it everywhere. So phone camera is important.
Everyone has his own choices. I agree to that pretty much. But your choices are seeming to me like a fanboy now. I'll not buy company A or B but only company C or D. You preferred m8 over s5 for some reasons and when a similar phone as s5 comes from your favourite brand, you're enticed. I don't think in any way g3 is superior to m8 and s5, it's their competitor however. And this is from an LG phone owner.
Have a nice day
darkgamer, 28 May 2014i know what phone is being released. Yes, the g3 is released yesterday but i don't think it's ... moreI have used LG phones. My last LG phone was Optimus 2X many years back. I never faced any problem with it. Actually, I have hands on experience with G2. Last year I went to buy a new TV with my father, I checked it in the LG showroom. Of course, itís not quite impressive when comparing to my previous HTC M7. But history never repeats. It doesnít mean that their next phone is bad because of their previous phone was bad. For instance, all the Samsung flagship phones are not really impressive after the Galaxy S2.
Another thing is, I donít care about those specs and illogical comparisons. All I care about real-life performance. I know that there is no any phone can compete with the build quality of the HTC phones. If can, itís only Nokia Lumia phones. They are not designed in metal, but aluminium frame with polycarbonate back. Nevertheless, they donít feel cheap as Samsung phones. I donít care about phone cameras even though it has a 100 mp sensor. I use Lumix for my primary photography.
I donít think Iíll ever buy a Samsung or Sony phone for many years; they are out of my list. At the moment, my favourite brands are HTC, Apple and LG. I think I can choose which phone I should buy according to my knowledge and experience, likewise Saurav chooses a HTC M7 according to his preferences. According to me, the G3 is a great phone with compared to G2 or even S5, Z2 and M8. LG is the world third largest phone manufacturer. Whether you like it or not, many the flagship phones will come with a QHD display in next year. Iím not sure whether I should buy or not to buy a G3. G3 and iPhone 6 are my highly anticipated phones. However, this decision doesn't reflects that I'm not satisfy with the HTC M8, but I'm going to experience something new.
Anyway, thanks for the advice.
Hey guys, I saw this...
It's in Italian... here the translation:
"Try to see that particular comparison 2 M8 from different backgrounds, there are actually 2 versions and bring with them some slight differences.
This video shows the different shades of screens that does not mean that they are different, but definitely with other calibrations of the color, in fact it can be seen that the photographs have the same tone if downloaded to a computer and the small variations below are certainly due to the distances and positions slightly different in the 2 photos in comparison.
I would conclude with:
Made in China has warmer colors on the screen.
Made in Taiwan cooler colors on the screen.
This is the first evidence that we compare, others will follow soon on other possible differences. See for yourself the original photos and videos of both and devices" *End of Translation"
Obviously it affects the whites a little bit and hence the colors... Perhaps some color calibration? Did anyone read about such differences? What's your experience?
powers, 27 May 2014is it really that the still camera is 4MP...please somebody should tell me something? Please note that it is not just a 4 MP camera. Its a dual 4 MP camera. Even logically, how can the secondary camera be bigger than the primary. LOL.
darkgamer, 28 May 2014i know what phone is being released. Yes, the g3 is released yesterday but i don't think it's ... moreUr quite right about it....infact i would still prefer the clean simple fast ui of htc sense....qhd will drain battery like hell...also in a first impressions video of g3 i didnt like the ui at all...icons looked extremely hideous....also unnecessary animations going here and there...and unneccesary battery drain.....
AnonD-116479, 28 May 2014Sorry for the mistake, still has 55% battery life left. I'll post the exact results tomorrow. ... morei know what phone is being released. Yes, the g3 is released yesterday but i don't think it's impressive at all.
The QHD screen is a gimmick. You just can't see pixels even on a 1080p screen. But this will deplete the battery faster and put a good strain on GPU. The camera is the same as G2 and by that i mean unimpressive. I own a G2 and i can safely say that it falls short of my s4 in dynamic range. The laser focus is not very useful. For example, s5 has phase detection which focuses in 300 ms and g3 uses phase detection along with laser focus which reduces it to 273 ms( not much difference).
Battery has the same 3000 mAh capacity which combined with a larger, high resolution screen will really put a dent in battery life compared to g2.
And the material is glossy plastic ( i hate glossy plastic on my s4 and g2).
Chipset is still snapdragon 801( not a big upgrade over snapdragon 800 of my g2).
I can't find even 1 reason to upgrade from G2 to G3. Almost no improvement in screen and camera and degraded battery. Slightly improved chipset and UI won't force me to buy it.
I recommend to not buy g3. You'll lose your metallic body of m8, the stereo soeakers, htc sense and that 5 MP selfie camera. I don't think it's worth it unless you get it for free.
Have a nice day. And just before puttin on screen time, just check that the graph goes in only a single charge. no charging in between.
darkgamer, 27 May 2014Was this from 100 % to 1%? If yes, then i think there is a fault or bug in your phone. there c... moreSorry for the mistake, still has 55% battery life left. I'll post the exact results tomorrow.
By the way, LG G3 has released yesterday and it's a fantastic phone. My mind induces me to purchase it. Not sure how long I'll use the M8.
powers, 27 May 2014is it really that the still camera is 4MP...please somebody should tell me something? Yes it is 4 mp cam...but results are pretty good
AnonD-116479, 27 May 2014The battery stats of the last charge was 16 hrs 45 min 20 sec.
Screen on time was 03: 15: 52
Was this from 100 % to 1%? If yes, then i think there is a fault or bug in your phone. there can be no way m8 can deplete battery this fast. S4 has a worse battery than m8 but still mine gets easily across 5 hours of on-screen time. i've even reached 7 hours on light load such as reading book. I have a G2 which consistantly crosses 6 hours pretty easily. And m8's battery should be quite close to G2.
Please recheck it. It's a very good friend of mine who's going to purchase a phone and I suggested him m8 over s5 and z2 due to the phone being better to the average non-geeky person being simplistic and fast.
have a nice day