Subairpattekkal , 24 Aug 2014I am using Lumia 625 But iam waiting for htc m8Same here. The poor screen resolution of the 625 is making it difficult for me to wait for the M8. That, plus the small amount of built-in memory.
The below review is for the HTC One (M8) for Windows Review. I was fortunate enough to receive this phone for free from HTC as part of a testing program. The thoughts and opinions in this review are all my own and have not been influenced by this at all.
Size and screen - My previous phone was the HTC 8X, which has a 4.3" screen. I had always thought that was big enough, but switching to this 5" screen was a welcome surprise. It's not just about size though. The screen on this phone has one of the brightest and clearest displays that I've ever seen on a phone. The display is a perfect compliment to the Windows Phone OS, the live tiles and the beautiful lines.
Sound - I would be remiss if I didn't mention the sound on this phone. The Boom Sound speakers, which are two front facing speakers with a dedicated amp is one of my favorite features of this phone. Not only do the front speakers carry enough volume and power to act as a very good replacement for a portable speaker system in a pinch, but they are pointing towards you when you are watching a video. I used to have to cup my hand behind my phones to bounce the sound back towards me. Those days are long gone.
Camera - I was a bit worried when I first read about the rear camera only having 4 megapixels, but what I've discovered is that megapixels are by no means the most important part of the camera. The rear shooter on this phone has ultrapixels, which is marketing speak meaning that the tiny individual sensors that record information are much much larger than other cameras, and this allows you to capture a lot more light, which is especially helpful in darker situations. In daylight, the pictures have rich color and are very clear. There is also a secondary camera on the back which just records depth information. This allows for some really neat effects after the fact with choosing what to focus on in your pictures, and selectively blurring areas of a photo. The front shooter is also very high quality. I have been very impressed on multiple occasions with the selfies I've taken with the camera. Crisp, clear and the wide angle lens means I don't have to throw my shoulder out trying to extend out far enough to get everyone in the shot.
Windows Phone OS - I am a huge fan of the Windows Phone operating system, and it is really nice to see such a powerful, useful and beautiful OS on such a high end phone. Windows Phone has a lot of great attributes, but one of the best is how Microsoft has rethought the mobile experience to make finding things, interacting with the people in your life, conducting business and creating content intuitive and so much simpler than the other popular mobile platforms. From the live tiles on the start menu, to the witty and always helpful Cortana, from putting people first to the well-thought design elements, Windows Phone is, in my opinion, the best mobile operating system. I've also found the number of apps to be way more than I will ever need. Very rarely do I find anything lacking in the apps store.
HTC Apps - I've really enjoyed playing with some of the apps that HTC has created to enhance the mobile phone experience and make your phone even more useful. Two that I've been most impressed with have been a)Blinkfeed, a well designed information aggregator that brings the best of the news I want and my friends on social media into a single feed. I really feel like I can get caught up on all the important information in a very short time. B)HTC Sense TV is an app that takes advantage of the IR port in the top of the phone and turns your mobile device into a smart remote that works with most major TVs. It allows you to find out which shows are on right now and will turn your TV to that channel. It makes it seem like your regular TV is a smart TV with an expensive service.
As long as Microsoft do not block the access of the operating system Any device is kinda useless. Please add support for RTSP on wp and a decend file manager ES File explorer like when i can access my shared video folder from my computer and play any mkv movie on wi-fi connection via samba/cifs.
And at the end, the market big sucks, If you do not grow the Store to be able to install decent apps like on android you'll never succeed to take the market, doesn't matter how much money Bill will give you, all due respect....
Woow the best windows phone ever I wish I could my hands on that. Is a shame that won"t come to Cameroon now..
HTC wait to long to put it on the market.specially to EU.sad.but there other good phones like nokia too so HTC will loose people they use theyer phones.i change to nokia there u know when u can buye a phone and u doesent must wait 100 years like for the htc.
Aadrian, 01 Sep 2014This phone will hit the US market first on Verizon but it will also be available worldwide later. When?
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There will be no "m9" the next best android phone will be aria and it wont be out for another 2+ years.
The HTC One M8 is the best phone with the best build quality available. Get "i"Phone out of your mind.
Apple was innovative when they dropped the first iPhone but now they are just grasping at straws.
And for those of you who are hell bent on the fingerprint readers there is software available now that will let you use the first and second camera combined on the back as a fingerprint reader and it works fantastically well and smooth as sild. Much better than the iPhone. Its called ice unlock or ice security unlock or something just look it up.
M8 is the king right now especially the gsm version which can easily be changed into the harman kardon eddition with full use of clarify.
Weird, 29 Aug 2014Why does this phone get 7.6 (compared to 8.4 on the Android-one) on design when they are ident... moreit's not related just to android fans.i have one M7 dual and gave high score to this phone.lots of other brands come to htc pages and mark low score for destroy htc name.those bigoted person come here and write negative comment for htc phones.go and see sony phones score!sony is good brand but not as good as htc. sony fans just score high for sony and those person come here and spoil htc(with other fans).please be aware and persevere against them.htc has the best design,UI,sound,speed and build quality in compare to other opponents. shame on jealous person who vote low score for htc. for sure one M8 WP is one of the fastest phone ever made(in top 3).I will get it and complete my gadget with M8 WP and M7 dual.
Aadrian, 01 Sep 2014This phone will hit the US market first on Verizon but it will also be available worldwide later. do u know when will be available worldwide? thx
affairica, 30 Aug 2014Will it be available worldwide or just in America?This phone will hit the US market first on Verizon but it will also be available worldwide later.
[deleted post]Why are you answering to yourself? Trying to make it look like somebody agrees with you?
HTC, now on right track , using professional os . This what I'm look for it.