Wow, a review already? The quickest review after an announcement till now I think.
heartly a samsung fan, using note2 now. can u guys pl suggest does it make sense to upgrade to M8 ? and ig yes what would be the price in india, will it support 4g ? does the display of m8 would be better or similar to super amoled of note 2. pl help me out.
Vino31, 25 Mar 2014S5 wins.Lol!! Sure! S5 is a total crap near that beast! X)
ZeroFM, 25 Mar 2014if you need ,,better'' camera buy one of this crap Desire 610 , Desire 700 , Desire 501 , Desire 816Believe me, this phone not gonna sell much!
They is simply not much improvement at all. Only few die hard fans will support it.
HTC is not gonna better and with this M8, it will be getting even worst only.
Even S5 is superb ugly but at least it still pack with better spec.
This year until now the best and the most awesome is still Z2 as Sony listening on consumer.
What?! A FULL review already??! No first looks or previews whatsoever??! The phone's just been revealed and GSMarena already had the retail unit and full review posted??! I'm totally taken aback right now. That aside, I think the phone's great. But I'd still go for the Xperia Z2 everytime.
Andrew Tan, 25 Mar 2014HTC never listen to consumer. This M8 will be even harder to sell thanks to it crap 4MP lousy ... moreif you need ,,better'' camera buy one of this crap Desire 610 , Desire 700 , Desire 501 , Desire 816
This phone would otherwise be competitive if it wasn't for the rubbish camera.
I don't want to pay 600€ for a flagship phone and get worse photos than my old Nokia. Even 8 megapixels would be fine, but this 1/3" sensor simply can't capture enough detail.
Your comments on 4K recording on a smart phone are somewhat silly. It is intriguing that you think you can see the benefits of 4k recording on a 1080P telephone screen, apart from the limited screen size there is the small matter of how it is possible (it is not)to view more pixels (4K)on a screen only capable to display 1080. Leaving the small matter of science behind for a moment, I take it all those 4k recordings are for viewing on our £10k 4K TV's! 4k recording at this point should be regarded as no more than a marketing gimmick and you do yourselves no favours for falling for it.
As for the matter of mega pixels I challenge you to go out on to the streets and randomly ask passers by what the pixel count on their smart phones is, I suspect the result would be most revealing.
In conclusion I think your review is poorly balanced and you should remember the camera is but one aspect of a smart phone, after all the M8's predecessor was (more or less) universally regarded as the best Smart phone on the planet with a less well performing camera.
HTC never listen to consumer. This M8 will be even harder to sell thanks to it crap 4MP lousy camera!
Next year we will probably see the new One with 2 GIANTpixel tech instead of 4 Ultrapixel :) shame on you HTC !
Never mind the trolling.
Can someone please provide a list of features this phone is capable of that no other phone can achieve. (I still don't understand this ultra pixel concept).
I don't want a list of 'their' versions of same features on other phones - I mean real new, standalone features. Sell it to me people!!
How does the loudspeaker stack up to the Note 3?cant believe it's louder? Htc one wasn't.
HTC you make such a great looking phone with all the right hardware but for one part, why do you keep this crap "ultrapixel" junk camera??? Makes no sense
Why no loudspeaker test yet? The most reasenable argument for this phone might be the front facing loudspeakers...