Dont get me wrong and i'll give you all a proper idea about this phone..
I bought this phone a month back and after using it extensively for a month I sold it off....Reasons below:
1. I felt the camera would be good as its of 13 mp but to my surprise it has a bad camera. I used samsung GS2,GS3,GS4,HTC ONE M8.. trust me M8 EYE has the worst camera amonst all the above except M8(one m8 rear camera was a hell). I recently took many more pictures in Juhu Beach,Mumbai and visited gateway of India,Mumbai. And all the pictures had a yellowish tint in broad daylight and details were not satisfactory. My GS3,GS4 and even GS2 used to take truer colours than this M8 EYE(I hate samsung s series bcoz of build quality and bloatware)And in indoors pictures are very grainy.Thinking it has a faulty lens I argued with HTC India and got a DOA and it was replaced by HTC.But I had the same issues with this m8 eye too.The conclusion is HTC indeed improved the rear camera of HTC ONE M8 by introducing HTC M8 EYE by upgrading the sensor but the quality is really much poorer than other 13 mp shooters.
2.Though speakers are really good bcoz of the speakers underneath, the phone has ugly big bazels on top and bottom and it looks awkward.
2.Front facing camera is degraded as it is not wide angle at all like the original One M8.. It can just cover your own face and not your friends' if used for selfies with someone.
3.The chipset is snapdragon 800 or 801? In android system info it says 800. In CPU-Z it shows 801. In Indian htc website it says 801 while tech support from HTC india says it has snapdragon 800 and only the chinese version it has 801. Whatever it maybe, in real life scenario I had hands on with both M8 and M8 eye and performance is little low in M8 eye(Clocked at 2.3 ghz compared to M8's 2.5 ghz).
4.The notification LED was a headache for as it does not have multi colour options.For mails,whatsapp,facebook, charging etc I like different colour notification But this isnt available for this device as it has only two colours option.
5. I am a bit tinkering type but there is no root option available for M8 EYE anywhere on the web.(M8 Has but not M8 EYE).
Apart from all the above, other things are good with this phone. But It was not my cup of tea and especially the camera was big dealbreaker for me.
Hello everybody... Can someone help me choose between iphone 6 and HTC M8 (eye) please?
Hey man, it does have the 801. Same as my phone I just bought
plzzzz cn someone confirm me wid the cpu ? i wanna buy dis fone !!!! does it have snapdragon 801 or 800 processor ?
How is the camera? The button is at the center or at the right corner like the normal M8?
Bought it yesterday despite all the confusion around chipset. The set has MSM8974Pro-AA chipset, which is 801 (as per HTC tech support in India) and CPU-Z. While one more app classified it as 800. As per Anandtech specs, there is hardly any difference except DSDA and EMMC support between MSM8974AA in 800 and 801 version.
Anyways it was not a decision changer for me. I had my reservations on android in the past, and have rather moved from IOS to Win (N925) instead. Post Lollipop launch and lack of innovation at Win level, had to try a android and trusted M8one (eye) for it. So far experience has been good except camera as I have shifted from pureview lenses. guess its a tradeoff that I have to live with as of now.
ryan, 11 Dec 2014im confused what to buy htc desire eye or m8 eye pls help I have the same problem too. But im keen to Desire Eye cause its also waterproof which makes it a unique mobile phone along with the other specs.
I ve been using this phone and it is the best decision i have made....no lags till date...great experience. but im still having this confusion whether the processor is 801 or 800. I talked to the HTC support team and they have confirmed that the M8 Eye has 801 running but the box says 800. im really confused. But on the whole leaving that out...the phone is a great catch. Still waiting for info on the Lollipop update..!!
Can anyone confirm me whether it supports 4G bands of India or not ?
having confusion about the chipset of this m8 eye...gsmarena says it has sd800 but htc official says it has sd801....also saw sd800 in one of the unboxing video on youtube.....so guys anyone who has this one m8 eye please check & let me know is it sd800 or 801???