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
darkgamer, 27 May 2014Hey Techno J. , i asked you a question few comments below the thread, what's your say on that?The battery stats of the last charge was 16 hrs 45 min 20 sec.
Screen on time was 03: 15: 52
AnonD-116479, 27 May 2014Raaj Mangat, Actually, I personally never used an HTC One Max. However, I have checked it i... moreHey Techno J. , i asked you a question few comments below the thread, what's your say on that?
AnonD-119255, 27 May 2014Hi techno j.m8 is better than one max.and why!.i am one max user,m8 demo is not available in m... moreRaaj Mangat,
Actually, I personally never used an HTC One Max. However, I have checked it in a phone store. The main reason why I don't like the One Max, because it is too huge, larger than even Note 3.
Specs wise, the M8 is definitely better. Similarly, display on the M8 is better than the One Max display. I can't say which camera is better at the first hand, because I never used the One Max camera. But the M8 camera certainly has new features. Another advantage of the M8 is its motion gestures which haven't on the One Max. I suppose the main advantage the One Max has over the M8 is its excellent battery life.
If you certainly need a phablet phone, I recommend you the upcoming HTC Max 2 which plan to release in the second quarter of this year. As a general phone, I guess M8 is ideal for you.
If you need any further assistance, feel free to ask.
AnonD-116479, 25 May 2014ONE MONTH WITH THE HTC ONE M8. I've been using this phone for one month and I would like to... moreHi techno j.m8 is better than one max.and why!.i am one max user,m8 demo is not available in many stores.plz reply
A incredible phone by HTC but I still think 5.2" is the norm now compare to 5". An increase in camera megapixel n battery would really do some good to the already awesome spec n features.
Bought it 3 days back. I must say I'm in love with this phone. My phones Antutu score is 38566 which shocked me. Low megapixel is not at all problematic as it's picture quality is awesome. Very beautiful screen and superb touch. I guess it got floating touch as sometime touch is responding while I'm not touching the screen properly. Rs- 48000 is not waist for me. Njoying it's buttery smooth UI. And lastly it's style. Ufff it's lovely.. thank u HTC For this lovely smartphone.. loved it.
AnonD-153947, 25 May 2014Dear Sohailzafar .... S4 is past now so the it out of the list. I am using note 3 and as per m... moreFrrukhM Bhai...
i read your suggestion for about 3 or 4 times and realized your point what actualy you are try to explain. i know Note 3 is a state of the art product from Mobile Giant, and let me tell you my heart also sounds for Note3 big size does;nt matter. i see lots of drops tests on youtube as you suggested and i realized that poly plastic have ability to absorb sudden shock. i have'nt notice any difference in S4 or S5 hardware is almost same only S5 have advantage in Camera and Fingerscaner department.
So again thanks alot for your suggestion. in next 2 or 3 days INSHA ALLAH i will purchase my Note3 in Abu Dhabi.
Many thanks from Lahore,PAKISTAN...tc
Metal build phone are actually not as good as imagined,I'll prefer high-end quality plastic over metal.You'll easier to get bump or scratch in compare with plastic,weight will be lighter,price will be cheaper.Anyone who want to get the One,better wait for the plastic One.+Cheaper price and better camera(in term of megapixel)with same good specs.
its the best smatphone up to date....superb night camera picture quality..
Anonymous, 23 May 20144 mp camera ?? I know it's not a major issue for many people, but something like that real... morehTc One is greatest phone ever but with VERY POOR night picture quality with violet hue. I am surprised that the M8 has failed to correct this serious defect. My favorite htc now puts me off. I cherish hTc One but dusappointed with the poor pictured wether you call it megapixel or ultrapixel
AnonD-116479, 26 May 2014Check your ringing tone and ringing tone volume. Similarly, make sure the profile set as general. Techno J. In your small review of m8, you talked about the battery life by regards of your usage pattern which doesn't quite depict a clear picture of the actual performance of the phone on battery life ground.
It would be better if you tell us the on-screen time of m8 from battery drain from 100 % to 1 %. Just charge the phone to 100 %, use it normally till 1 or 2 percent. Go to settings> battery. There you'll get the percentages of battery used by different objects/apps. The highest will be screen. Just click on the screen and it will tell you the time for which screen was on. This on screen time is almost constant for a device and hence it's a more standard way to describe battery life.
Tell the time in hours and minutes. For example, my s4 lasts a day of heavy use with an on screen time of 5 hours on average. If can go upto 9-10 hours of on-screen time if I read a book in night mode( I.e white letters on black background. Typical OLED favourable scenario).
Hence, it would be better if you post on screen time instead of the time you're getting on it and using subjective terms like heavy or moderate use.
Have a nice day