HTC announces the new HTC One M8

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  • Robert T. Desjardins

    this may be my next phone or the LG G3

  • d094

    same 4mp camera… I’m out, and this was the phone i was most excited about. Hopefully i can find some good camera reviews on the sony z2

    • Dimitri

      What they did is bring a 5MP front camera & left the back camera to 4MP. They are lacking on better MP even if the software they claim is good. Yes MP is just MP .

      The battery is still built in none removable, yes you get a SD card slot but thats no break deal for me. They brought some good things via software but nothing to wow me.

      S5 here i come.

    • Iz3man

      It’s a phone for the vain jackasses that live on selfies.. Why in hell would anyone ever want a stronger front facing camera unless you plan on taking a majority of self images.. God… is that really the market?

    • Nate Matthews

      Or they want a better camera for Skype? Front facing cameras aren’t for vain jackasses taking selfies (not all of us are like that) some like keeping in touch with relatives and a better camera helps

    • Iz3man

      There is no reason you can use to convince me that a front facing camera with a 5mp sensor is needed for Skype or voice calls. The detail you get on it would be for self photos. 2.1 was more than plenty for that, anything more and you risk too much lag, our mobile infrastructure is just not there for hd realize video calls.

    • KiwiBri

      keep us informed on the GS5. I’d go GS5 too, but Ive become reliant on using a FM Radio to save battery life when streaming radio from TuneIn radio.. while commuting. (Ironic that the 2 phones that I know have FM , have built in batteries… Sony Z2/HTC One). Not a “deal breaker” as such, as I value the camera the most. The thought of live HDR on GS5 sounds good though..

    • mggOptimusG

      I think the G2 has FM radio … S5 does not have it from the info I got.

    • Kaostheory

      Also hoping for some good noise canceling reviews on the Z2. And Morpheus on the Z3

    • Merags

      It was either this or the Z2 for me, but I’m impressed how HTC has made the M8 available today. And stated when it will be in stores. Sony on the other hand is still silent on a release date for Canada. Which is really annoying.

  • Civuck

    So is the current general consensus that 3GB of RAM in a smartphone is overkill?

    • Dan Truong

      Yep, 2GB is good enough until you have 64bit apps.

    • Civuck

      Wonder why Note 3 and new LG G Pro 2 went with 3GB RAM, yet S5 is 2GB. The new Samsung tablets are all a mix of 2GB and 3GB. Would like to know if any performance advantage exists and by what degree.

    • Iz3man

      I power use my Note 3 a lot, and I often check resources, I sit at the 2.2gb/3.0gb ram used regularly. Maybe I have a lot of resource hungry apps, but you know what, I’ve never had it bog down.. So my experience is 3gb is almost essential at this point.

      Dan – 2gb is not good enough, and 64 bit will take advantage of 4gb or ram, 32bit still reaps from the 3gb benefits.

    • Kaostheory

      More ram helps when you have a lot running. I’m sure the 3GB in the Z2 will prove my point.

    • Iz3man

      3gb on the note 3 already does. I just popped my ram status open, 2.2/2.71gb I’d hate to see how this would have ran if Samsung put in 2gb

  • Riley Freeman

    Sanding watch your back. If I left apple, this is what I’d get

  • Dan Truong

    I love all the MP camera newbies. MP means nothing over 3.2mp.

    • d094

      I love all the MP camera newbies that think MP mean nothing over 3.2mp… maybe nothing over 8mp because last years One lacked details in daylight shots, their night shots were good but the camera sucked in daylight.

    • Iz3man

      I agree.. Photos I take with my Note (13mp) are a hell of a lot brighter, cleaner and crisper than those taken with my One (4mp) or Note 2 (8mp).

      So this BS of megapixels over 3.2 are useless is garbage, I have yet to talk to a photographer who uses a DSLR at 3.2mp.

    • Dan Truong

      The problem with your statement is that photographer has a camera with a sensor over 100x the size of a phone’s. eg. Nokia Lumia 1020 11mm diagonal vs Nikon DX 28.4mm diagonal

    • Iz3man

      You just contradicted your statement by that statement.

      Fact is images taken with sensors over 3.2 are better than 3.2 images..

    • Dan Truong

      Actually I didn’t. The statement I am making is that the total mp is far less important than the sensor and software itself.

    • Iz3man

      I love all the MP camera newbies. MP means nothing over 3.2mp.

      That is your whole starting statement; plan as day a MP comment.

      You then use high MP devices to confirm your first point thus making your first point invalidated, so tell me this why aren’t all great door camera in the low MP class… I can more pixels more data, more data more freedom to work.

    • Kaostheory

      Mostly disagree. Why is the 41mp Nokia still #1? I understand it’s not all about mp, but definitely helps.

    • Dan Truong

      It is really just a fad. At 3mp (2048 x 1536) 300 ppi, you can make a ~ 6″x5″ print. When you post online this usually gets downgraded so it would be smaller. Cropping a High res picture from a 21 mp camera unless it is a large sensor SLR, always gives you burry and discolored shots.

    • Kaostheory

      Hardly a fad when the top rated cameras on mobile are also the highest mp.

    • Iz3man

      What about 8X10 , or taking images and blowing up sections, such as parts or fabrication components.. Just because 3.2 makes ok prints at 6X5, doesn’t mean that it’s the only reason for taking images. At 13mp, i’m able to get clean crisp shot of all the details i need. my 4mp one could not. ever.

    • Dan Truong

      If you are doing photo editing like that you should be using a real camera. There are more to a picture then MP

    • Iz3man

      Yes and no, on job sites, I prefer my Note. Small and great for photos

    • crocop24

      Over 3.2 MP means nothing? You sounds like a complete tool.

      My HTC one (2013) was great, the camera was unacceptable. Cannot even think of cropping. My S3 and iPhone5 killed it in every respect.

      I am in the market for an upgrade, and I think i will wait for the Note 4.

    • Iz3man

      I love my Note 3, switched out my One for it. Well worth the trade off. The one always gave me garbage pictures, and that really sucks because I had taken a lot of photos of my little kids on vacation! All garbage.

  • Dimitri

    So i must say this is kinda making me wanna drop my S5 right now. i can order it with Rogers & get it tomorrow

    2) within the next 6 months, if i damage the phone in any way ( Phisical or not) HTC will replace it for free no charge. This means for the next 6 months if my phone gets water damage or screen cracks & what not, i contact HTC & they will send me another one & i send mine back. This is a huge deal breaker for me as this right there no one else has done. Even if its 6 months, it still gives you worry free mind that you do not need to pay. Then again the S5 is water proof & dust proof so water damage wont be a issue. Hmmm

    3). Whoever order ones today via Bell, Rogers & Telus can get it as early as tomorrow. The rest have to wait until April 10th. This reminds me of the launch of the S4 last year.

    Hmm tough choice right now lol.

    • d094

      did it say any damage? what i read said cracked screen.

    • Dimitri

      They said, Screen crack, phone damage. Phone damage can mean anything i guess. They really didn’t specify but he did say ” If you damage your phone, Screen cracked or phone damage. You will receive a new HTC M8 free of charge.”

      Unless he meant it just for the screen cracking. This was a issue with the LCD on the S4. Some if not most LCD’s on the S4 cracked withint he first couple of days without anyone touching them. Samsung didn’t do anything.

      Seems like HTC is going up & up right now. Rogers has not even put up the reservation yet.

    • Iz3man

      I’m glad one of the Android OEM’s is doing this.. They should take a page from apple and offer a Care service that we can use. Loved Apple for this, in fact I just replaced my wife’s 4s. The speaker had crap in it and sounded distorted, called apple and 24 hours later had a new phone. Well worth the $90 I paid.

    • jroc

      It’s just for the screen cracking.

    • Dimitri

      Yup u are correct. Only one time they will replace the screen for u. They should have done it for the whole phone, not just screen :/. That made me rethink of this.

    • jroc

      It’s actually only in the US too. I dug a little deeper and found that out.

    • Dimitri

      Yeah that just killed it for me on getting the HTC One M8. It seems HTC forgets about the Canadians so why should i support them?

      Yeah their phones are nice but if they only award the US with programs like this, forget it.

      The S5 is waterproof and dust proof so that is something i like. Also it has USB 3.0 and the screen is 5’1 not 4’8 like the M8 would be as the onscreen buttons do take some screen space so its not really 5′ like they say. Its 5′ with the buttons.

    • Iz3man

      I had seen that they implemented it into the US for the 2013 One, thought maybe they rolled it out into Canada for the 2014… This just reaffirms my feeling of HTC, My experience with HTC is that they don’t really even think of Canada as a viable market and really don’t give a crap about us.

      Garbage phone, horrible company.

  • Civuck

    So far it seems like 2013 may have been a significant plateau in smartphone development. 2014 looks like relatively minor tweaks across the market. Still early in the year but nothing on the horizon spec wise seems too interesting.

    • Iz3man

      For HTC, it looks like they slipped on the ladder and fell back to Iphone 3g designs… That thing looks bulbus!

  • Matt Worobec

    Does anyone else find that this phone looks really ugly? Just something about how curved it is makes it look like an awkward shiny pill

    • crocop24

      Yes. I am not a fan of this phone. Do you really need 2 bezels PLUS on screen home buttons? It really throws the centre of the screen off.

    • Iz3man

      Yup, I loved the look of the M7.. This M8 is a slap in the face to the M7 design team.

    • KiwiBri

      probably same team 🙂

  • HairyLongProng

    They wish they were as nice as an iPhone…

    • Iz3man

      The M7 was… this now, garbage, maybe a bit nicer looking than the Iphone 3g

  • B-Mac

    it’s funny because the One X had one of the best camera’s I had ever used on a smartphone, then they went to this Ultrapixel and screwed it all up

  • graze81

    Getting this phone unless Sony releases the Z2 over here.

  • Damian Wayne

    Equal to Z2 in every way that matters except waterproofing. At this point I will not buy a device that isn’t waterproof.

  • Iz3man

    Funny.. A while back I suggested they call it the M8.. and holy cr@p did the webz call that a stupid idea…

    Yup, stupid i guess.

  • MrGreen72

    What do I think?

    I think it’s another cool phone Videotron won’t carry.

  • KiwiBri

    btw – I heard some where they removed the OIS from the camera , and now its digital stabilization .. 🙁

  • Dan Truong

    I am was debating on Nexus 5 or going all out on the HTC One M8. Now I am gonna go get the HTC One M8. For me it is a huge upgrade from the HTC Ruby. I would like to try the camera first hand. For me a phone camera can’t replace my Fuji x10.

  • Dimitri

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  • KiwiBri

    lots of reviews say the imaging is the same as the old one. I was looking for an upgrade in the camera quality. Too bad. Phone specs otherwise look good.

  • Steven Drury

    Looks pretty sweet. I hope the Battery is strong enough.

  • Jide S. Agbe

    I would love this phone

  • Graeme Barnell

    rubbish FM radio reception. any ideas on how to improve this?

  • David Kinlay

    Wish the fm transmitter would work a lot better.