Are you going to get the HTC M8 -Specs, carrier, discussion, and $$$DEALS$$$General

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  1. techman01

    techman01 Well-Known Member

    Anyone know if you can use the verizon version on AT&T's network
    or vica versa? Are they shipping with the same bands is
    probably the better question.

  2. Shocky

    Shocky On Probation

    Nexus 5 is quite a bit faster than the M7 due to Snapdragon 800 and it has a reasonable camera, I respect your opinion but they are very different phones, neither blows the other away.

    Congrats and sticking with the S3 for so long though, I hated that phone. :p
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  3. simonsimons34

    simonsimons34 Rom & Kernel Developer Developer

    I just purchased it today on sprint. I couldn't beat the deal they gave me on it :)
  4. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    Well,don't keep us guessing,how good of a deal? :p
  5. simonsimons34

    simonsimons34 Rom & Kernel Developer Developer

    I got the device 0 down. I pay 27 extra and with framily I have no contract. I can leave with no ETF. I have enough people that I only pay 50 a month for unlimited everything :)
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  6. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

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  7. jamjr74

    jamjr74 Well-Known Member

    Sorry but I disagree with you there!! I had the HTC M7 and now have the Nexus 5. I prefer the Nexus all day over the M7. Stock Android, faster and buttery smooth! I like the build of the HTC but I think the Nexus has a nice build as well and for half the price!!!!
  8. simonsimons34

    simonsimons34 Rom & Kernel Developer Developer

    Custom roms are for those who like a choice :) I myself love htc. I wouldn't leave them, until they die
  9. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer Moderator

    I got to hold an M8 dummy phone today, still haven't found a working model to mess with. The metal body is pretty cool, but I wonder if it's going to affect signal strength?

    Still waiting to see if I want to upgrade to this or not, on the fence.
  10. simonsimons34

    simonsimons34 Rom & Kernel Developer Developer

    As soon as I get my device, I'll post TWRP for it. No one's done sprint yet
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  11. SolApathy

    SolApathy Just another robot Guide

    Was able to take a look at one in a Verizon store in a 4G LTE area. Held the phone in every conceivable way and did not notice any signal drop, I even did the two handed hold, which got a few odd looks and a question from a Verizon rep. It did have an ant-theft device on the back so the test was not perfect.

    Forced the phone into CDMA only mode and got the same results, no signal drops... Hopefully this is a sign that they really did their homework when designing the antenna array.

    WiFi also worked well in every hold. Was unable to test Bluetooth.
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  12. 2BH

    2BH Well-Known Member

    I'm in! Ordered mine yesterday and tracking says it will be in my grubby hands tomorrow!
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  13. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    Hadn't seen/heard any mention of T-Mobile availability,so,here it is:

    HTC One (M8)
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  14. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    I'm an N5 owner and lol on the blows it away remark...But How so?

    Maybe in the speaker dept, but the M7 and M8 blow any phone away in that dept, so where is it killing it.

    I'll reserve final judgment on the M8 in the next day or two when I go check it out, but here's my take. From the sounds of things, the camera is not to good, the phone is really heavy, and the weird tallness may be odd to some.

    For me, none of those except the camera would be an issue, my N5 takes somewhat decent pics, and if the reports are true that the N5 takes better pics then the brand new 2014 M8, oh boy is all I have to say especially with what Sammy is bringing, as well as LG, and Sony...HTC should have stepped up here instead of putting a better front facing camera then the main on the back.
  15. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    I'll admit I don't rate phonearena's testing very highly, though objective tests have problems too (they are usually nothing to do with the real use of a camera). And all Web tests encourage pixel peeping, because everyone (including me) pores over 100% crops - true of real cameras at least as much as phones.

    I have wondered though whether HTC relied too much on pixel size and didn't push other aspects of the sensor technology hard enough (e.g. dynamic range). There are aspects where it should have been able to gain more than it did.
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  16. jamjr74

    jamjr74 Well-Known Member

    I feel the same way as you do. I have had a decent amount of the latest and greatest phones over the last few years except for the note series (too large for my liking). I have had the s3, s4, HTC one, Moto X and now have the Nexus 5. All of these phones are great devices and all have something different to offer but so far I like my Nexus the best out of all of them. I usually buy the newest device to hit the market just out of my obsession and still may get the HTC One M8 because it is an awesome device but the tall design is a draw back for me personally. I did check one out in the Verizon store yesterday and I was impressed with the design overall and it is a beautiful device! I prefer stock Android and use nova launcher on my devices anyway for overlays do not factor in. Camera is important to me and I am actually pleasantly surprised by the Nexus camera being it is only an 8 mega pixel I think it takes decent pics! The only things that really draw me to the HTC are the build quality and speakers other than that I dont think id be tempted!!! Ill have to see if I can resist making the buy!!!
  17. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    I agree...and the M8 while really intriguing to me may have to take a pass and its because of A- The Camera, and B- The heft of carrying around a heavy phone after bring so spoiled with the light as a feather N5...
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  18. SolApathy

    SolApathy Just another robot Guide

    I already ordered mine, I am hoping the camera works better than these sites are saying it is....
  19. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    As much as most reviewers resist, a little personal bias no doubt creeps into the review, good or bad.

    The truth is somewhere in the middle,likely closer to the good than bad.

    Enjoy the phone SolApathy, looking forward to your review.
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  20. TectonicPenguin

    TectonicPenguin New Member

    Anyone know if the Verizon HTC One (M8) is unlocked? Wondering if I'll be able to use it overseas or with other GSM carriers like AT&T or T-Mobile.

    Previously, I had the HTC Droid DNA and was able to use it on Straight Talk. Just had to input the correct APN settings (for AT&T) and I was good to go.
  21. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    I believe all Verizon phones will take international/GSM SIMs.

    I've read it in multiple threads around here, but I'm happy to be corrected if I'm wrong.
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  22. C21Realtor

    C21Realtor Active Member

    I will buy the M8 as soon as I find one. I have the evo4glte. I'm traveling now, and can't get it yet. The stuff that matters to me is Email, handling attachments, navigation, and internet speed. I'm sure this camera will be more useful than the previous ones I've had. I will post my findings.

    I take pictures and share pictures. 4 mega pixels are fine for me and my sharing. I have an slr body digital camera, too. I shoot most pictures with my phone, and they look great. I don't believe a phone camera needs more than 4mp.
  23. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    Well I did my diligence yesterday and visited VZW to give the M8 a real run through because honestly the look and feel of premium metal was beginning to take hold of this nexus 5 owners hands...And even though I knew going to to at&t would be a wasted trip I decided to shoot to VZW and if all was well was going to just order one from at&t and give the premium handset a whirl the next few months.

    After a few minutes with the phone the tallness disappeared and it felt right at home in my hand, that cold metal feel for a phone is just awesome for those who don't use a case, really looks and feels like a super premium made device, I'd call it the Bentley of phones right now, truly feels awesome. And honestly sense looks and perform fantastic, no hiccups , no heavy overlay feeling, just very nice & simple with a twist of HTC mixed in. To me it just felt super snappy and on par with my nexus 5.

    I knew going over there that that 4MP shooter was on board and just figured with all the enhancements on board and my desire to have Zoe on board and to be able to piece some awesome clips together for my business within seconds, that I'd be able to over look the shooter. And with still shots I honestly could after taking a bunch of pics and saying to myself this isn't so bad and maybe HTC did work some magic here?

    All that went away when I tried to shoot a video. Let's just say that whatever auto focus hoopla is going on in that sensor is terrible pain and simple, mix a notion of no OIS on board and the outcome is not usable for me. Video came out really bad and took me pressing on the screen to focus a ton of times with just a minute long video, plus the video was jumpy and the sun peeking into the store just couldn't get phased out? All in all, it was just a bad video experience all together and seemed more like a sensor issue then anything else. They can work all their magic that they want over there at HTC, but the bottom line is that without (OIS) optical image stabilization your going to get a pretty crappy video clip. When compared to my nexus 5 the difference was just night and day, while the sound on the M8 was superb, the actual video was quite horrible and not at all worthy of being attached to a 2014 super phone...HTC you almost had me, the hardest of stock android fan in me almost made the leap.
  24. SolApathy

    SolApathy Just another robot Guide

    Standard practice is a 90 day after purchase "hold" before allowing you to use a 3rd party SIM. If you purchase it outright you can get it SIM unlocked, but it is still a pain before the 90 days. They make you go through all sorts of hoops.
  25. mdusen1216

    mdusen1216 New Member

    Ok I have been using mine now since about 3 PM ET on launch day. Replaced a Razr HD Maxx. Honestly if no one said a word to me about pixels I wouldn't give the camera a second thought. It is easy and enjoyable to use and takes good snaps to my eye. I am thoroughly impressed with the phone from top to bottom. The camera is just one feature of a very powerful feature filled device. It isn't a bad camera in fact it is a very good camera it just isn't one of the best. There will be a small subset of users who have higher requirements of the camera than it can deliver however the vast majority will be completely satisfied with the quality of the pictures it takes. Pair that with rest of the feature set and the cameras perceived shortcomings are largely inconsequential for most people.
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