GSM arena you say this phone has the best audio but yet looking at the chart I can't help but notice the s4 has higher marks in some of the categories, frequency response, noise level and crosstalk especially or have i got the wrong end of the stick
Some points of your comment is valid and some are without proper explanation.
True the one 2013 could produce good night shot, but the most deciding factor, i.e., OIS is missing now. The advantage of bigger pixel is somewhat offset by the dismal pixel count.
and as for dpi's I think 99% camera phones encode in 72 dpi other than the 808 which does in 200 dpi...maybe am wrong, but HTC could have put atleast some ~6 mp camera with these BIG pixels.
and oh, there is a THIRD scenario, you see, I don't always carry my camera and almost never share my shots on social media, they are for ME, and personally speaking, I would not use the HTC to take a snap cause there is a chance that it'll be a non zoomable pixel broth. ;)
just my opinion really...correct me if am wrong...
AnonD-12245, 25 Mar 2014Come on, I can understand a non techie person to be bought into the number's race. At the angl... moreNice story there...bro even i experince the same in day time (which is when ppl use there cameras the most) when my ( very few)friends using htc one always ask me to forward my pics with s4, cause there pics were unusable and r of almost no good details .lol ,matters r much worse for htc now as the OIS is also removed...u & htc needs to grow up big time...they sud have given a xenon flash instead of gimmiky dual camera setup.
The dropped the OIS? Seriously? Optical image stabilization is way more useful than dual camera refocus tricks. I hate it when I phone is "ugraded" and instead of simply improving on what they have, a company drops features and makes the phone not an obvious improvement. This phone is also bigger and uglier now. Hey, those non-symmetrical front facing speakers look great. Good job HTC.
Anonymous, 25 Mar 2014My biggest beef is the length of the device (for a phone). The M8 now has onscreen buttons so ... moreYes, it's stupid beyond belief. They made the screen bigger, but wasted all the new space with onscreen buttons. Then kept the bezel where the capacitive buttons were, which is now just wasting space.
Strangely not addressed in the review : does it make sense for an owner of the current HTC One to upgrade?
AnonD-120062, 25 Mar 2014Lol!! Sure! S5 is a total crap near that beast! X)If you're after the looks, I'm rooting for usefulness of the phone.
AnonD-12245, 25 Mar 2014Come on, I can understand a non techie person to be bought into the number's race. At the angl... moreTotally agree man! Some people just hold on and on to those MPs... For a phone that post pictures on social media for a more than decent print 4mp is more than enough..Good job HTC! they did a very good job with that second camera instead of increasing that over-ratted megapixel stuff will only conquers newbies souls
My biggest beef is the length of the device (for a phone). The M8 now has onscreen buttons so why not remove the section the logo is on and save 8mm of length? Apart from that it looks like a great device.
PRETORIA, 25 Mar 2014HTC M8 has everything you need. M8 is the best phone of the year. M8 here i comeAnd it also has an fm radio, even though the reviewer says that it does't have.
P.S. The HTC One M8 user manual is now available online and there IS an FM Radio app.
Come on, I can understand a non techie person to be bought into the number's race. At the angles all camera phones have, you almost never zoom in to crop a photo. I know I don't do it, even with my Dslr while using a wide angle lens.
To all you people saying you don't take your phone m7 out to take pictures, is because you automatically assume that they are going to turn out bad. In fact, I've been in many parties where my S4 sporting friends end up asking me to send them the pictures I took cuz theirs turn out unusable (because of the low light).
Last year many people realized that no one uses more than 4 MP coming from a phone. Social media sites always down scale your pictures and if you print, 4 MP are good for 10x8 print outs at 300 dpi (that's retina resolution for the non techie one)
I disagree with the reviewer, last year's m7 paved the road for this year's m8. People have realized that MP aren't the only deciding factor for a camera's quality.
Think about this, if megapixeles are everything to a cámara, then all photographers should ditch their 3k+ Dslr in favor of a lumia 1020...
You people had the HTC 0ne M8 even before the ofical release so you guys posted this review within hours of official release. That's awesome ... ;)
I think this is a good way to create a hype for the device by leaking it "officially"
There seems to be some controversy on the lack or presence of an FM radio. The review says there is no FM radio. The specs say there is (?). Some videos online also show an FM radio app in the drawer. It may turn out that the US version of the phone has no FM Radio, while the European one has it. GSMArena, please verify and provide additional information.
I'm so tired of hearing the MegaPixel arguement, it's such BS. Who it using a camera phone to take photos to zoooooooom in on???? Who? Professionals? I swear the only people who do this are people who review them.
Yes I have the HTC One and I think the camera is amazing. Why? Because it take pictures quickly, they looks spot on for colour with great dynamic range and low light shots are amazing. I've had and used numerous phone, GF has the Z1 right now and I much prefer the One's picture quality; I'm sure if you zoooooom in to looks at people individual hairs you'll get more detail on the Z1 but who's doing that...seriously!
where is the display test? the REAL display test, the numbers, brightness and sunlight legibility?
Nice review as usual, but where is the speaker test ? Especially for this phone with dual front speakers...