shubham yadav, 07 May 2014You already had an m7 and still you did buy am m8. Can you tell me any reason. The screen is t... moreI have already sold my M7. I got a M8 and S5 for my birthday. I decided to keep the M8 and sell the Gaalxy S5. I haven't sold it yet. But I'll obviously sell because there is no any reason for keeping two high-end phones. The S5 I got is a Snapdragon 801 version it's not the Exynos 5 Octa 5422 version.
I can't give any opinion about it because I haven't touched that version. But comparing the Snapdragon 801 version of both phone. I can say without any doubt that M8 slightly faster than the S5. Apps and games are loading on the M8 2-3 seconds faster than the S5. Similarly, the web browsing speed also faster on the M8. Download speed could be higher on the S5 because of its download booster. Honestly new TouchWiz doesn't lag much as the previous version; although, it's not smooth as the HTC Sense. But TouchWiz full of tons of features.
Unfortunately I don't like the on screen display buttons of the M8. They using some space of the display, captive buttons of the S5 look fine to me. Anyway, responsiveness of the M8 display really faster than the S5. Simply it's the world fastest responsive phone display in the world.
Finally, I think that depth lens get easily finger prints. However, they seem like premium quality scratch resistance glasses. HTC offers you free one time display replacement within the warranty period when your display get cracked or scratched by what ever reason. I'm not exactly sure whether it's applicable for camera lenses.
shubham yadav, 07 May 2014Hi techno j. That wasn't just the smudge. He also reported scratches and says that the lens qu... moreHi Shubham, I was reading your comments. Your last sentence which you have highlighted was about smudging and that was answered by techno j. And now you have changed your question. Can you Pl think twice and pen down your issue. It seems you want to prove how knowledgeable you are. I think and believe we purchase high end phone based on overall performances and it varies on individual priorities. Ofcourse research is important but then one should not be biased. M8, S5,Z2 and upcoming G3 or iPhone 6 and lumias all are great phones even one plas one is excellent. So Pl make your decision accordingly and don't try to show your disliking or knowledge. Regards
Techno J., 07 May 2014I'm not a fan boy, I have been using smartphones since 2010. Throughout these four years I hav... moreYou already had an m7 and still you did buy am m8. Can you tell me any reason. The screen is the same. It's slightly bigger but that is compromised by on screen buttons. I don't think there is any difference between them except the SOC and OIS. The m8 just has one single advantage of having snapdragon 801.
And m7 doesn't have the issue. Can you tell me one thing. Just look at the 2 lenses of m8. The primary and the depth one. Can you tell that the depth one picks a lot less dirt than the primary and the glass is of higher quality.
And IT IS THE MANUFACTURERS fault if it sticks an untreated fragile glass for the camera in such a premium phone. And a good glass for the useless depth sensor.
Just this is my question. Can you confirm it.
Have a nice day
Saurav Ghosh, 07 May 2014We all know about picture quality and all. That was not the point. As Subham asked, how often ... moreI'm not a fan boy, I have been using smartphones since 2010. Throughout these four years I have bought at least one single phone from many reputed brands such as Apple, Samsung, Sony and HTC.
I bought the M8 because it's overall satisfy my preferences. However, there are some certain things that I don't like in the M8. Although, nothing to do I have to buy it. There are some certain things that I love in S5; although, it's not satisfy my overall preferences.
Anyway, iPhone 6 has to release in September. If it meets my preferences better than my M8, I'll sell the M8 and buy a iPhone 6.
I'm not a fan boy and I'm purchasing a phone which can overall satisfy my preferences. I don't concern on a single aspect but overall. It's utterly doesn't important to me the brand name of the phone.
shubham yadav, 07 May 2014Hi techno j. That wasn't just the smudge. He also reported scratches and says that the lens qu... moreI have been using two HTC Phone (M7 & M8). I haven't faced any single of problem with them. I purchased the M8 two weeks ago, so far I cleaned the lens just one time that because of my finger prints on the cam lens. It got way just a single wipe with the microfiber cloth. Don't clean the lens anything else other than microfiber cloths. Similarly, it's not good to clean your cam lens more often. Just clean the lens it's really necessary.
Sometimes people put all the blame on the manufacture just because of their heedlessness. So, we have nothing to do with them. It's our responsibility to take proper care of our phone that we spent huge amount to buy them. It's simply not the phone manufacturer's responsibility.
Techno J., 07 May 2014I'm cleaning the cam lens of the M8 with microfiber cloth. You can find them in any phone, com... moreWe all know about picture quality and all. That was not the point. As Subham asked, how often do you need to clean the lens? Is that every time before taking a shot? Everyone has a pile of microfibre cloths in their home. So cleaning periodically won't be an issue, but cleaning it often is, and more than an issue it's unacceptable from a 'premium' set like this.
It's right, I have used the S4 for eight months, and it never needed any wiping stuffs, I did it some times, just because I liked to clean it, not because I had to.
I have asked about the same on M8's Indian owners topic, and only got one response so far, and that is negative, I mean positive for the problem, which is NOT good. Will wait till other users leave their input in this matter, hope I won't have to face any fanboys.
The number of Megapixels does not equate to quality.
They're only beneficial if you are to print those shots in a huge tarpaulin, but you wouldn't use a cellphone for that would you?
Anyway, to understand it the way photographers and Optical Physicists do, read this:
For plain performance comparison (Top pictures from HTC One M7), see this:
I hope these could shed some light on some of you.
Techno J., 07 May 2014I'm cleaning the cam lens of the M8 with microfiber cloth. You can find them in any phone, com... moreHi techno j. That wasn't just the smudge. He also reported scratches and says that the lens quality is even worse than a simple cheap mirror. Can you confirm it.
One more question. How often do you need to clean the lens. As I haven't cleaned lens on my s4 for almost an year and it is clean even now.
Have a nice day
Saurav Ghosh, 07 May 2014Guys this seems like a serious issue! Can any user confirm this here? Seems like a deal breake... moreI'm cleaning the cam lens of the M8 with microfiber cloth. You can find them in any phone, computer or even camera stores. I haven't faced any problem yet. Just clean the lens putting two water drops on to the microfiber cloth and wipe it very smoothly. I think that guy doesn't know how to clean a lens. Last year when I was using the M7 it just fell down facing the cam lens. I was really scared, luckily it doesn't damage the lens.
If I talk about the camera quality it's overall fine to me and it's not that much bad as people say. I acknowledge that the camera of the last year M7 is not quite perfect because it's their first time introduced such a "Ultrapix" technology. However, HTC has improved the camera performances of the M8 by a significant margin. Anyway, HTC can't stand with their lower megapixel camera anymore because most people believe higher mp means better quality. I hope HTC will include at least 8 mp in their next flagship phone. I'm not a huge fan of phone cameras, I'm using the Lumix ZS35 for advanced photography. Sometimes the M8 low-light performances are better than my Lumix camera. Overall I can recommend the M8 has a good camera.
* If you crop or editing images I don't recommend the M8. Rather buy a Lumia phone.
You can find a answers for all your questions after seeing this review and don't forget to see the video review at the end.
If you need to look at the sample pictures taken from the M8, visit to this link.
Sometimes this link doesn't go directly to the M8 album then click the "gavinfabl100's photostream" and select the M8 which in the album. You can also look at the camera samples of the Galaxy S5 if you wish.
Saurav Ghosh, 07 May 2014Guys this seems like a serious issue! Can any user confirm this here? Seems like a deal breake... moreHey, thanks for the information. Will definitely look into it before purchasing the phone. The camera is the second most important thing for me after the screen. First, I was already sceptical about how I'll live with that 4 MP camera. On top of that, if this is true then it's a true deal breaker.
I haven't sold my phone and want a premium phone this time. I think I'll wait till the rumoured s5 prime or galaxy f shows up if this issue is true.
On a side note, you really got a great price for your old phone. I think you should've kept it till purchasing a new phone. Anyways, it's amazing to see that a simple cover solves so many issues.
About crazy mind. You're damn right. Last year I was sure if getting m7 till the last day but when I reached the store and used both of them, the amoled took me over. Plus I came to know that more than half units of m7 have purple hue problem including the piece there in the store.
Why htc messes this bad with the cameras every year. Also I don't have an SLR or mirrorless.
CAN ANYONE ON THIS FORUM CONFIRM THE SMUDGING OF CAMERA LENS OF M8?
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Guys this seems like a serious issue! Can any user confirm this here? Seems like a deal breaker for me!
Htc one m8 has got the best touch reponse time which is 46 ms xperia z2 and galaxy s5 dont even stand a chance against it. The stsndby time is also better on the. M8 please do a google search for the touch response of all the flagships of 2014 as it does matter.
Techno J., 06 May 2014I think you have read so many reviews, but I didn't read any single review. I just purchased t... moreTrue.
Reviews are meant for some stuffs, like how is the picture quality of the camera sensor, how bright the display is, how loud are the speakers, and all those technical stuffs, but what it can't tell you is the personal attachment. What you feel, that can never be mentioned / stated in any review, and that is the BIGGEST thing while making a purchase.
shubham yadav, 06 May 2014Saurav, I was trying to compare s5 exynos with m8. There is no version of exynos m8. Just exyn... moreHmm, maybe I will give S5 a look then. But I can see I am getting the M8, even if it's just for the materials used, or the design they made, especially the backside, the elegance of it. People think iPhone has a great build quality and design, undoubtedly they have never seen or touched any hTC before! Hardware specs matter, but for me to very limited extent, on my S4 all I played was some Angry Birds and Flappy Bird. I think even Lumia 520 could handle them :p
About Z2, I totally agree with you on the design, I mean the bezels are so so huge! The phone indeed is big, and I don't like the use of glass at back side, I saw my friend's Z1 yesterday, which he has been using for past seven months, and after looking at that glass back cover, I was like WTF! It's like he has had sex with it everyday for past seven months :p Absolutely not my thing. But some things are good in Z2 as I said, the camera and an extra one gig of RAM. Also I am an admirer of Sony, but that shouldn't impact my buying decision as it'd be very biased.
About the vibration, lol, I am glad to know you found the reason, I found the solution just last week before selling my S4. Accidentally my handkerchief and S4 was in same pocket and someone called me and I could feel the vibration for the first time since I bought it, as you said, the phone is sleek, so when it vibrates it doesn't touch the skin, that's why I was not able to feel it. That handkerchief and phone combo worked very well actually, maybe thick phones are indeed better.
Let's see what I do. It's M8 so far, but maybe my crazy mind will change the decision at last moment.
PS : Good to know you are from IIT, I am, or rather was, from IIPM, Kolkata.
Techno J., 06 May 2014I think you have read so many reviews, but I didn't read any single review. I just purchased t... moreYes the dot view case is nice. But it won't be very useful as the screen is LCD and hence the unused pixels won't turn off and it will consume much more battery.
I also forgot some features if s5. One is the ultra power saving mode in which display switches to grayscale and being amoled it saves a lot of battery. Also I forgot to mention the battery is removable and lasts slightly longer.
There is a s view case for all Samsung flagships and that works better as the whole screen except the hole is turned off as the screen is amoled and individual pixels can be turned off. This saves a lot of battery. Actually I'm using it for an year and is great. You can handle calls and alarms without opening the cover. A feature which isn't available with the dot view cover.
I wish there was a phone with s5's display and camera and htc's body and speakers. The ui as functional as touchwiz and as fast as sense.
Both are great devices. I really have a hard time deciding.
Anyways, have a nice day. I'm still confused
Techno J., 06 May 2014I think you have read so many reviews, but I didn't read any single review. I just purchased t... moreCompletely agree with you. But have you read gsmarena's comparison between s5 and one m8. It's really practical. Yes I've seen a many reviews but I believe in only 1 site and they are gsmarena. Their reviews are honest and they have factual and real results to back up their claim as that's the only thing that can't be fooled. If a phone has great contrast and sunlight legibility that's a good display.
All the points I declared are true and I have proofs to back them up. Please elaborate any of mine points you feel wrong. I am ready to discuss. And only reviews can help in some specific comparisons like how can you compare sunlight legibility, battery life or camera quality in a showroom.
Have a nice day.
shubham yadav, 06 May 2014Saurav, I was trying to compare s5 exynos with m8. There is no version of exynos m8. Just exyn... morethanks for ur reveiw..but i still go for HTC M8 great design which even plastic sammmy cant have ...sound n camera quality is awesome !!