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Old March 23rd, 2014, 03:32 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Was gonna mention this,but,I figured you were eyeing it anyway.
For the stock experience,the NEXUS 5 is the best bang-for-the buck,unless you're just a fan of the HTC hardware.
If that's the case,then holding out for the GPE version is the way to go,even though it'll take a bigger bite out of the wallet.
I do like the HTC hardware and more importantly hoping for a better camera experience. I had the Nexus when it launched and wasn't totally impressed so that the camera. I may still get the HTC on Tuesday if it is available for AT&T somehow, but want to know the Nexus will be here if I can't get it. I use a Moto X mostly now but want a little bigger and a little more power.

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I do like the HTC hardware and more importantly hoping for a better camera experience.
I may still get the HTC on Tuesday if it is available for AT&T somehow, but want to know the Nexus will be here if I can't get it.
Cool that you're on AT&T,since all the GPE Devices to date have been 100% radio-friendly w/their network.
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Have we had any camera samples yet? I really want to give HTC a chance but I'm not sold by the dual 5MP camera.

After the lack of detail I've seen on the old 4MP (ultrapixel) camera I hope this isn't more of the same.
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Old March 23rd, 2014, 06:43 PM   #105 (permalink)
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My Fiancee does...When she gets home I'll have her translate it
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HERE IS THE TRANSLATION FOR THE GERMAN VIDEO - Thanks to my German Fiancee!

Ok he starts off by saying this is the new HTC One, not the original, and that is what he is going to be talking about..says front camera is 5 megapixels, 5" display, Full HD, 32 or 64 gb models will be released (this one is 32) external up to 128 GB.... Snapdragon 801 processor...rear cameras -- One is 4.1MP, the other is 2MP. The 2 flashes help with color accuracy... Comes with the double tap screen feature to turn it on...you can also turn it on by swiping up the length of the screen...Using this feature you can control what app is started depending on the direction of the swipe.

2MP camera helps you with depth of field, The 2 MP camera is used to measure the distance of objects and assists in focusing, and allows you to refocus on specific objects...

Camera also does a "3D" effect... he was very specific that it was not a 3D camera, but looks cool.


The phone also has a super power saving mode that will shut down everything on the phone, but can allow you to get almost 15 hours out of 5% of battery life if the phone is not used

Overall summary: Phone is awesome and the snapdragon processor makes everything extremely smooth...Camera functions really well (he was impressed)


-Everyone thank my awesome Fiancee Yvonne for this translation! (She is the girl in my profile pic!)
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Youtube translations are always horrible lol, but thanks! It is translated in the previous post
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No matter what he was saying, that's one good looking phone right there.
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Nobody is saying about the 3 button on the screen? You loose 1 row of text. :-(
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Looks to be a BEST BUY exclusive:

Gold HTC One 2014 to be a Best Buy exclusive in the US - GSMArena.com news
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Hello everyone... new to the site!

I'm not very up-to-date on the phones like I used to be. Lucky for me, I have put off my upgrade with Verizon for over a week now trying to figure out what I was going to do as far as upgrade.

Saturday, I called to speak with Verizon about a bill situation and ended up talking about phones. My original thought was to go Droid Maxx because of the battery life. I have the Moto Razr and the battery will die in 4 hrs not being used. Not sure why but it gets drained while sitting on my desk at work. The app killer I have seems to not kill them.

The lady started telling me about the HTC One/One Max and the mentioned the M8 was coming out soon. When researching I came across the LG G2.

I know this is an M8 discussion and its a new phone so very little is known but....thoughts on how the M8 is to compare vs the others and if you have had the others...pros/coins would be great!
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They have allready started popping up on eBay... For $799
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Old March 24th, 2014, 07:28 AM   #114 (permalink)
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Yup, I'm heading over to my Verizon store right after work tomorrow(or maybe take a long lunch), oh sh_t, guess lunch won't work, if it really won't be available until 1:00pm?? Oh well, after work will do.

I already bought a case/holster from Amazon for $6.99, instead of the usual $19.99 one from Verizon. Figured at that price it was worth taking a risk on. It should be fine :-)
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Similarly planning on picking one up tomorrow. Time to retire the 2 1/2 year old Rezound.
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So dose it look like they are actually keeping the HTC One M8 name on this? They so often change the name.
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So dose it look like they are actually keeping the HTC One M8 name on this? They so often change the name.
I believe the name is "The All New HTC One".
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Time to retire the 2 1/2 year old Rezound.
I have two phones on my plan, so, I have the discounted upgrade comes a around a little more often than once every two years, well, I guess it's twice every two years. But, depending on time, not necessarily one per year, I'm trying to get into a more annual rotation. But, I always get the newest one, and hand-me-down my current one to my girlfriend. But, at that rate, they're still pretty good hand-me-downs.
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I have an Iphone 5S as my daily driver, but I will be getting the M8 and add it to my share everything plan at Verizon. On the days I will be using it, I will forward my calls from the 5S to the M8. Looks awesome. Want black.
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Some are at Verizon stores right now. I'll check mines out tomorrow after morning classes. It's right behind my house. I guess I'll wait the extra two weeks, because I'm not with Big Red anymore. It's all good though.
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Looks like AT&T folks can order tomorrow. Verizon is only retail exclusive. Good news.
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Verizon HTC One (2014) unboxed, camera samples provided too [GALLERY]

Some close ups and sample camera shots.
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I want 534 ppi in LGG3! http://androiduncle.com/lg-g3-rumoured-features-release-date-latest-leaks/
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New leaks just before the release:

[Oops] Rogers Page Reveals The New HTC One And Specifications A Day
Early [Update: More Photos And Specs]


https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.720154071360885.1073741845.235103466532617& type=1&stream_ref=10
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Let's see what this bad boy is all about - will it match up to the hype? My wife is a huge HTC fan. Currently rocking my old Note 2 but she secretly wants back into the HTC world. So, I'm excited to see if this will be worth the trade!
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As I mentioned in the speculation thread, I love my current handset, but I'm a huge HTC fan.

I've a jump/next like option on my plan but I need to fork out £50 to take advantage of it. It's not a massive amount, but enough that I'd have to run it by Mrs Presidente. When I broached the subject after watching some of the new leaks this morning, she seemed quite positive so I may well have a new handset at the end of the week!

What we've seen so far looks gorgeous, I wonder if they'll have anything special lined up for the announcement?
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No, specs look boring, 4.1MP camera which is basically the same as the one in the first HTC One but with the colour and exposure issues fixed (hopefully).

Not sure what the point of the second rear camera is to be honest, most of the effects I've seen can be some with a single camera by taking a numbers shots in shot succession. I'd much rather have the 16MP camera on the Galaxy S5 which uses ISOCELL technology to capture more light and more accurate colours.

I'm glad they've included an sdcard slot, but I can only see one feature this has over competition and that's the stereo speakers.

Oh and that it's made of metal and it's shiny which people seem to like.
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No, specs look boring, 4.1MP camera which is basically the same as the one in the first HTC One but with the colour and exposure issues fixed (hopefully).

Not sure what the point of the second rear camera is to be honest, most of the effects I've seen can be some with a single camera by taking a numbers shots in shot succession. I'd much rather have the 16MP camera on the Galaxy S5 which uses ISOCELL technology to capture more light and more accurate colours.

I'm glad they've included an sdcard slot, but I can only see one feature this has over competition and that's the stereo speakers.

Oh and that it's made of metal and it's shiny which people seem to like.
For the most part you are right. A number of people dislike the S5, not realizing spec wise it's pretty much the same. As of today it comes down to the camera, and your personal fav in the custom skin department. Build and form factor of the device is a decision to make, but that alone has little in what the phone will do. Making the S5 out of metal wouildn't of done anything good for it alone. Samsung needs a better form factor as well.

There are no real innovative phones this year, but some do have their tricks and own unique features. Nothing mind blowing but still respectable. I guess they need to push more in software, because hardware wise what else do we need at this point in time?
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Well this sounds promising!

HTC One M8 said to top new benchmarks - CNET
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For the most part you are right. A number of people dislike the S5, not realizing spec wise it's pretty much the same. As of today it comes down to the camera, and your personal fav in the custom skin department. Build and form factor of the device is a decision to make, but that alone has little in what the phone will do. Making the S5 out of metal wouildn't of done anything good for it alone. Samsung needs a better form factor as well.

There are no real innovative phones this year, but some do have their tricks and own unique features. Nothing mind blowing but still respectable. I guess they need to push more in software, because hardware wise what else do we need at this point in time?
I think Samsung have innovated with their new camera, ISOCELL technology is a great addition and should help provide some nice shots, some of the claimed samples using the technology look amazing for a camera phone.

But that's the only innovation I've seen from these new phones, as for what we need improved, we need new battery technology with improved capacity and camera technology is an area where smartphones have a long way to go before they can come close to matching the cheapest compact DSLR.

Other improvements I would like so see is smaller bezels because devices are getting too big, also id quite like dedicated camera buttons to make a return.

Mobile projectors would be pretty cool as-well.
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I wouldn't put to much emphasis on benchmarks, HTC are just as bad as Samsung when it comes to cheating. In fact 3dmark have delisted the old HTC One for cheating and not the Galaxy S4 so make of that what you will. Samsung have also claimed they have stopped this now so the Galaxy S5 benchmarks should be legit.

Anyway, check out the size.

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What a complete fail... 503 Service unavailable on the HTC streaming page...
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What a complete fail... 503 Service unavailable on the HTC streaming page...
Same, it's not going well.

Try this link, it's being updated live.

http://live.theverge.com/htc-one-m8-liveblog/
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Wow....HTC will replace a broken screen within the first 6 months of purchase...For free This applies for the Original OG HTC One, Max, Mini, and the new M8...
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I wanted to love the HTC One last year, but I wasn't happy with them forcing BlinkFeed down my throat with the stock launcher and the lousy camera finally killed it for me. This year's One is even more compelling, but those two things haven't changed. I see no reason to trade my i9500 in for the new One.
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I think you can remove Blinkfeed, though couldn't swear to it. Using a custom launcher removes it anyway, so I never regarded it as a big issue.

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Old March 25th, 2014, 12:29 PM   #138 (permalink)
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I was at the Verizon store directly behind my house after my computer class. A little before 1p.m. so they told me to wait 10min. They put it out on display. It really does look wonderful in person. It just feels so tiny though. I own a Note 3. I'm on Sprint, but I just went there to see it in person. Verizon is closer then just up the street from Sprint. The guy said they're getting theirs around 3pm and he's gonna use his as his work phone at Verizon. I assume customers can buy if you talk to him about it. There was an older man there and he filled out some info. I assume he was preordering. I wasn't able to test the camera of course. That's what will have me won over. I'm really big on taking pictures. I'm a little down about not being able to up the mp in their UltraPixels. MP isn't everything but 4mp isn't cutting it for me with the quality they were putting out vs other high end phones. I'll have to test it for myself or look at some fair reviews. The employee also said they might have the other colors in stock around 3pm later today so.

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On the 2013 One, you can only make the default desktop something beside BlinkFeed and do something like move BlinkFeed off to the far left, but you can't remove it. Like you said, no huge deal because you can go custom. You just lose the Sense launcher and its visual coordination with everything else.

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Then again, if it were my phone, it would wind up running CM11

The camera was/is the deal breaker. I can't believe they made the same mistake twice and actually removed OIS on top of that.
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I'm getting it as soon as it's available at Sprint!
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Yeah, they introduced Blinkfeed removal in Sense 5.5 (I've checked since the last post), but since I run custom ROMs and 3rd party launchers on my M7 I barely noticed

I guess "mistake" depends on who the camera is aimed at. They aren't aiming this at the pixel-peepers, but for many people's usage it will actually be fine, if those people don't get distracted by pixel counts. I find mine works well for casual shots, but I would never use any phone for real photography (in fact the most important purpose of a phone camera for me is short-term information capture: photographing receipts and whiteboards).

Removing OIS is bad. From what I've read the most important reason was probably that it didn't work with the 2 camera setup (could have made that an either/or, but I guess that adds to costs more than it adds to sales).

It's got a 5MP selfie-camera though, which will probably matter to the kidz .
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Just briefly checked one out @ VZW. (Had it tethered to one of those Butt-Ugly LITE BRITEĀ® cases, couldn't actually appreciate the top-notch build quality.)

Quick answer:No, I'm not getting this. Maybe next year's edition, if they pare down from the triple chin to a double.

Seriously, I compared actual usable screens w/last year's model. Virtually no difference @ all.
If offered in a MAX variant, yes, I'd seriously consider picking one up, but, this doesn't have enough to sway me over from my present handsets (G2 & FLEX).

Admittedly, I still miss BLINKFEED & SENSE TV, too bad it can't be ported over to the FLEX/G2.

Just hope that MAX will see the light of day, & this time, w/GSM compatibility.
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I'm a little confused, does anyone know when best buy will get the phone for at&t? on the website it says its available for pick up but no stores around here have it in stock.
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well just ordered mine online from att. best buy said they didnt give them dates when they would have it in stock. overnight shipping, hopefully getting it thursday maybe?
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I guess "mistake" depends on who the camera is aimed at. They aren't aiming this at the pixel-peepers, but for many people's usage it will actually be fine, if those people don't get distracted by pixel counts.
The entire purpose of introducing "UltraPixels" was to outperform traditional high megapixel cameras in low light. When you fail to accomplish that 2 years in a row against the same 2013 hardware no less (like the iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4, Note 3 and G2), yeah, I'd call that a mistake accomplished twice. I know phonearena.com's testing is subjective, but it seems to accord with what is generally found by the mainstream review sites.

This is not about "pixel-peepers" distracted by pixel counts, but HTC dishing out marketing baloney.

Camera Comparison: iPhone 5s vs LG G2, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, HTC One, Motorola Moto X, DROID Ultra - Indoor

Camera comparison: HTC One (M8) vs Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3, iPhone 5s, LG G2, Nexus 5, Nokia Lumia 1520, Sony Xperia Z1S - Indoor

I wonder what this will look like when the M8 is tested against the S5 and other 2014 flagships yet to be released. It's not going to get prettier for HTC.
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Just pre-ordered mine on Sprint today!
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Well, here's my two cents worth. I've got an SGSIII, so most phones would be an upgrade for me. Now, i've played around with the N5 and the HTC One(M7). IMHO, the M7 blows away the Nexus5(you literally can blow it away because it's so light). From what i've read, the M8 is a step up from the M7, and since i'm sitting here with my two year old phone, it's a no brainer. M8 works for me.
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I think you can remove Blinkfeed, though couldn't swear to it. Using a custom launcher removes it anyway, so I never regarded it as a big issue.

And there will be no shortage of ROMs for it
With 4.4.2 and the new upgrade for HTC Sense 5.5 you can disable Blinkfeed. I took it off, then realized I missed it and put it back on haha
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