Great phone ordered mine. Had an M7 and an S3 before...I cant go back to plastic and tinny speakers. Though, the camera isnt amazing i really dont use it much.
Great phone with great Android optimization. HTC soon going to be the Apple of Android but they need to get ride of those bezels and increase the ULTRA PIXELS camera at least to 8 or 10 MP, other than that the Ultra pixels it's a great camera specially with colors replication and micro shoot. LG G flex still remain the most unique phone of 2014 but I still love HTC and I'll wait for the Max version cause I think it's going to be even better than HTC M8 if HTC wants to compete with Note and Z ultra .
"...a predecessor that failed to turn warm reception into good sales is adding more weight on its shoulders."
For the bad sales we have easy explanation - mediocre device. But for the warm reception, we still have not clear explanation.
Same is now with this handicap M8-One.
And not only the POS camera is the flop here.
Logo in the front is definitely a waste of space... If I was the designer, I would've arranged the speaker holes to write HTC and put some accent to it. =)
AWallis, 26 Mar 2014I'm not into huge phones but I will say that after all said and done this is a extremely hands... moreSeriously - this is a small device. You could easily use it with only one hand. Even the Note 3 can be used with one hand, but is a bit easier with two.
Epic fail made by HTC. I think there is someone, a kind of saboteur inside HTC's executive board, who is somehow forcing/convincing company to use technology that was their weakest point in previous flagship phone - means 4MP camera. What a waste. Farewell HTC.
Well I'm disappointed with all the 2014 smartphone launches tbh,last year's Note 3 & LG G2 are a much better choice if i was to buy now, both offer everything and in some cases more than the 2014 smartphones, even the snapdragon 800 is only slightly slower than the 801, and best thing is the price of these 2 devices are now under £400 for the Note 3 & £300 for the G2.
Let's get it right, we all expected HTC m8 to be with better specs especially with camera which is the worst.I will talk about the "4 ultra pixel"which can be the best if there isn't any rival camera around, we have the likes of S5 and Z2 including my favourite G2...these phones will smash the M8 camera with a big margin... The bezel? Why leave the space with the lonely logo "HTC"? When actually you have on screen buttons? To tell the truth, the LG G2 has a bigger screen 5.2 and looks smaller and sweeter than these 2014 phones that have 5inch screen each...I own LG G2, I don't see any point of me wasting my hard earned cash for any of these so-called 2014 smart phones..No phone will intimidate the G2 in any way, great camera, great display,multi wallpapets,great processor,I wouldn't want miss best features. what more can one ask for?the HTC one m8 has fewer settings/ effects which makes it boring, they did that in the name of simplicity?booorrring!!!
Dunno why people are bashing each brands. Everyone should be glad there's varieties. You got the One for aluminum, S5 for plastic and Z2 for glass, choose your poison! Each phone is equally good!
why need 4k recording, if phone cant record it in good bit rate and in good frame rate.! they are still low in use on tv`s! better clear 1080p recording then , ''kinda'' good 4k!
AnonD-39775, 26 Mar 2014yes, like apple copied lg prada in 2007 and iphone 5c copied nokia lumia's design an colour ra... moreWho cares?
The iPhone was in development for years, and just because one device looks a little like another, it's not copying. Looks at how just about every touchscreen smartphone looked the same after the iPhone came out?
LG have been innovating for years, so it's expected that they would accuse another company of copying. Look at their first touchscreen phones, or their phones with video calling. The sad thing is, that they adopted too early and the likes of Apple and Nokia did these much much better.
Anonymous, 26 Mar 2014Did HTC copied the iPhone 5S color range and dual tone led or from now on all OEMs will have s... moreyes, like apple copied lg prada in 2007 and iphone 5c copied nokia lumia's design an colour range 100%. dual tone led is not a gimmick or a copy, the red led is pre focus in darkness for red eye reduction. everyone copy everyone, stay chill. FROM ALL PRODUCERS, APPLE IS BULLSHIT
GSMArena you missed the 'traditional loudspeaker test'. I was curious to see how loud the ringer and hands free is.
Disclaimer: your opinion will always be different from other, please respect other opinion, others may like it more than samsung or sony, while others will prefer the other, vice versa, :)
im not saying that m8 is the king...but my 6-7 hour with the phone says its awesome...perfect for me..sense 6 is smooth..battery is on 52% ...shot about 30-40 shots..shared them..20-25 min asphalt 8 and riptide gp...speaker test with songs for about an hourr...wifi on continuos...knock knock feature and other gestures work perfectly....camera is good..better than previous m7...i didnt test the bokeh effects though....im gonna get dot view case tmrw...overall perfect..no nonsense and classy device....
Note:My career tell me go for m8 cus htc devices have a better optomize than sony and samy product..
Primume feel is first reason that i pick up a phone..
I have both xperia z and one and sure i tell u one faar better than z..
Z2is great but sony 's phone almost isnt same that one we see in advertise and in work has a less performance that i expected..
Specially in ui i dont think any phone come to near to sense 6 with most beautiful and charismatic usage.