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  1. smitty543

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    My wife went from S4 (with which she had major 'freezing problems' post software upgrade) to the M8. She loves it and is glad that she transitioned to the HTC ONE M8.
     

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    My wife got her M8 after not being able to decide between different phones last week because she had 2 weeks to return for something else. By the next day she was done, kept it.

    I still think that this may be the best phone on the market overall.
     
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    Thanks for putting that out there. I was wondering what the "hitch" was. I wanted to get on edge so that when phone is paid off I can get that "cheaper price". Hahaha, jokes on me.

    Since the M8 is midlife I am holding out for whatever the M9 (or whatever they deem to call it). I am hoping for goodie upgrades over the M8. LOL. I have been HTC through all my phones and while shopping for a new one I am finding it hard to get something I just have to have that is much better than my HTC Droid DNA.
     
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    So the phone is not as long in the tooth as I thought. Good to know. Now to decide on the GPE or the one straight from ATT?
     
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    I am currently using an LG optimus l90, for a cheap prepaid phone it's not bad however the last few weeks it's been having issues mainly overheating and freezing up. Yesterday it wouldn't power on for about five minutes. So while i hav been looking at moving to something new i have been putting it off. So here's my question about the HTC M8 one for those who own it, what's the biggest con about the phone, the one thing you can't stand?
     
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    Honestly, there is nothing I can't stand. It's an awesome piece of technology. The only quirkiness I have not been able to overlook is the phone is very slippery so a case is a must for me, but I've had a case for every. phone I've owned so it's not an issue anyhow.
     
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    do you have the ATT variant or the Google Play version?
     
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    Hey all, I picked up an M8 (Vzw) during the Tuesday sale. I currently have an OG Moto X and am pretty excited for some Lollipop love soon (but who knows w/ vzw...)

    I haven't received the phone, but wanted to know what you guys thought? I love my Moto X. It's a bit small, but that can be comfortable at times. It's currently unrootable, which is a huge bummer.

    So I'm a bit torn between keeping the M8 or selling it and sticking w/ my Moto X. What do you think?
     
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    I think that a lot of it is going to come down to personal preference - the og X is pretty danged good.

    But I think you'll find the M8 a good step up.
     
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    If it's as fast as everyone says, then I've made my decision and the M8 is it for me. Seems people are generally happy with the beast. No headphones with the phone though right?
     
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    I know the Sprint version comes with - but - they're really cheesy. They work, that's it. The Sprint HK model is the only one I'm aware of with decent headphones.

    If you're really into sound and rooting, you can install the Harman Kardon firmware and software - then with good headphones it's just outstanding.
     
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    Rumor has it we'll get it sometime next week! But it might be for the Google Play Edition (GPE) only... darn it. :(
     
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    You'll get what next week? Lollipop?
     
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    Yeah maybe. I read it somewhere earlier but I can't find it now. Just about the Google Play Edition veron of the M8 getting it next week, I have the regular t-mobile version.
     
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    I am due for an upgrade in about a week or so with ATT and the HTC has always intrigued me. Sense on Samsung are wonky and I hear HTC sense is pretty good
     
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    I use Nova Launcher so I can't comment. I think I'll take Sense 6 for a spin though. I've been hearing good things too.
     
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    You may be able to solve this by doing a factory reset (if you have not already tried that solution).
     
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    I got this thing pretty much at launch, and I'm still extremely pleased with it. It's great stock, now with root, it's fantastic!

    Like EM said, with the Harmon Kardon mod, it's the best sounding electronic music player I've had yet. That does include both Android and apple products. I've found my music library again, which hasn't been used in a while.

    If you're worried about the camera, don't! It's perfectly capable of producing great looking photos. With root, you can produce even better photos with a few mods.

    Downside, it's slippery. I dropped it the day I got it. It's got a few marks and a small dent from that fall. Get a case, no excuses.
     
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    Been a while since I last dropped-by M8 land.
    Just was curious & possibly out-to-lunch:
    Has the M8 been absent from the T-MOBILE site for a while,or,possibly just recently removed/discontinued(?),as it's only showing up in the WINDOWS variety.
    I'm on their site frequently & usually look at what's available,on the chance there's a good deal to be found.
    Could have overlooked this of late,w/the M9 due to drop any time now.
    Still available direct from HTC,marked down to $499:
    http://www.htc.com/us/go/buy-now-htc-one-m8/
     
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