They won't, at least with those prices! The 2014 One (16 GB) is €670 in Europe. Around €500 would have been - arguably - easier to swallow but current pricing is outrageous. I'drather get the Z2, especially since Sony finally opted for an IPS panel.
xadi, 27 Mar 2014Maybe not for u!! this is the opinion Of an experts in alot of sites.. Ultrapixel is a huge ... moreThen you have eye problems if you think the pixelated shots at night are actually good. You want real good think PV808 or Lumia 1020. The UP camel dung all it does it brightens up low light shots as it captures more photons. MPix is needed to resolve detail. If HTC wanted to be serious they should gone with atleast 8MP UP. But they didnt they know there are sheep to buy anything. But they are no apple, they dont have enough sheep to buy their stuff. HTC is just a wannabe Apple, that's their main issue.
The phone is gorgeous in a lot of aspects.
As everybody agreed, its weak spots are:
- same 4UMP camera. Despite good lenses and several interesting tricks, a 4UMP picture is still..4mp in resolution. Zooming is out of question and details are low, even on normal, not zoomed mode (as all tests proved - here is a link : http://www.cnet.com/pictures/htc-one-m8-in-depth-camera-test/ ). If they used same dual system with the normal 13 mp camera from Desire 816 and the second camera for deep field, i'm pretty sure that would have changed everything.
- wasted space with logo with no other apparent use. I dare to say that that space is not wasted, they used it to give some space to certain internals, but, despite that, it's obvious that the result is a longer phone and a 5" screen that , in reality, it's still 4.7" due to on screen buttons.
In rest, everything is perfect. Even battery life proved to be good in first tests, despite its relative low capacity (compared with other flagships). It even have a microSD card!
If M8 would have come with a lower price, its success have been garanted. But its actual price (670 euro free of contract - in Europe) its far from appealing. Basically, it's the same price as SG5 and this would make the decision more difficult to chose it instead of SG5. Beside this, the prices of flagships have gone up in a insanely way . My HTC ONE X was, at the time of its launch, around 475-500 euro (free of contract), not more . M7 was around 525-535 euro. And now..670 euro?
xadi, 27 Mar 2014Maybe not for u!! this is the opinion Of an experts in alot of sites.. Ultrapixel is a huge ... moreI won´t buy a smartphone to take pictures only at night. and my lumia 920 takes better fotos than your One ...trust me! not only at night, at daylight also...hehehe
Kronkus, 27 Mar 2014being the best in one year, that doesn´t make it more valuable. Note 2 also was chosen t... moreMaybe not for u!!
this is the opinion Of an experts in alot of sites..
Ultrapixel is a huge success in night shot and let it for improve..
Htc support almost was great..ONE was the one of first phones that get android 4.4..
My butterfly got 4.3 before s3 even got it for international version..
im sure one series support would be even better like last year(mini-one-max)
xadi, 27 Mar 2014Htc had a big problem last year..im accpet and less sales for these reasons -Delay in produc... moreyou want a good smartphone? look at samsung galaxy J. and it was released december last year. ;)
xadi, 27 Mar 2014Htc had a big problem last year..im accpet and less sales for these reasons
-Delay in produc... moreLOL you do realize you sound rather sheepish with those assertions? You said nobody liked plastic yet the market spoke and chose Samsung's flagship by the bucket load. It's because they are not just about their looks or materials used. Those are subjective. The phones they produce actually work like how they are intended to. Great top notch camera so far (Z2 challenging that, Nokia betters all of them) HTC camera is camel's dung in comparison to everyone else.
Great battery life since many years now for Samsung, others are only catching up.
Much better cycle in terms of updates, granted all OEMs are not as quick as Google and it's Nexus lineups.
Policy of sticking with removable batteries.
Developer friendly for a long while.
So many things going for the Samsung camp.
You crying for HTC is not going to change any of that bro, lol.
And remember these companies are in the market to run a business not a charity. Profits are everything and that is something HTC is having a hard time making. Tells you how rubbish they are in terms of how their products are and how they run their company.
mclarenfan1968, 27 Mar 2014Lol yeah sure buddy that's why HTC went into losses last year and still not making any serious... moreHtc had a big problem last year..im accpet and less sales for these reasons
-Delay in produced one for lack of materials.
-most reason is Weakest advertising.
But one was one and became number one..
S4 do better only in sales cus advertising u know better than me.
Kronkus, 27 Mar 2014being the best in one year, that doesn´t make it more valuable. Note 2 also was chosen t... moreHahahaahaahaahh
Nice one bro
But tht was htc one
And dis is the ht one m8
Everything is premium dude
xadi, 27 Mar 2014Im agree with u about cost and never more..But this year htc wants to solve cost problem and d... morebeing the best in one year, that doesn´t make it more valuable. Note 2 also was chosen the best at its time. galaxy s3 too.
with that 4 mp flop camera, that huge logo and the aluminium body which can damage the mainboard in a small drop on the ground, doesn´t mean is the best for me...for an example. when I choose a smartphone, I choose it for the things can do for me, affordable price and good specs. until now only Nokia and Samsung pleased me. Htc was a huge dissapoint for me with their low batery, camera also and their customer service here where I live. Sony looks good but their display and huge bezels didn't conviced me. you as a htc fan may say whatever you want, for me, no more taiwan companies for the next years.
II guess htc is back in business
But I hope they dont do the mistake Samsung did
Releasing sgs5 in india with 53000
There is no way of big sales of s5 in india with a plastic body hell no
if htc releases the phone htc one m8 under 39000 or 42000
Den dude ders goona be a big demand of m8
Lets see wat price htc sets for india
I would take the HTC One or the M8 any day over the plastic same old same old Samsung S5!
Go Go Go HTC
Kronkus, 27 Mar 2014and what happened last year? they got a prize, nothing more. their sale was a dissaster and ev... moreIm agree with u about cost and never more..But this year htc wants to solve cost problem and doing it better.
My mean is One has choosen the best last year..
I like HTC and using for last 4 year when I have money to buy this expensive phone. It is dam expensive phone. HTC should think about price issue seriously who will buy this expensive set every 12 month.
xadi, 27 Mar 2014Sorry but unfortunately plastic devices built and your try never cover this great mistake of ... moreLol yeah sure buddy that's why HTC went into losses last year and still not making any serious money this last quarter. It's too good and preferred by most isn't it? And plastic is hated by all according to you...oh but wait... Samsung has been raking in the money.
You are talking out of your delusions LMAO!
The facts hurt I know but better to learn to deal with it now before the fanboy mania consumes your inner peace. Just saying.
mclarenfan1968, 27 Mar 2014You listed out a lot of subjective fanboy adjectives. nothing practical. Like the joke 4MP UP ... moreSorry but unfortunately plastic devices built and your try never cover this great mistake of sami about flag ship devices like low-range phoneS..
Plus it nobody like Plastic over aluminum body with premium body for your reason.
We speak about flagship. Dude;-)