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  1. chris4x4

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    Ive been using Moto phones for a while now. RAZR MAXX, then the MAXX HD. Battery life is #1 on my list, with #2 being an SD card reader, so the new Droid MAXX was out. Im giving the M8 a shot, and so far (after 1 day), Im happy. Nice and smooth, fast, and Im gonna be seeing how the battery life compares to the MAXX HD.
     

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    congrats mate, the M8 is a really good phone
     
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    Hey Chris.

    Very interested in your assessment.

    Nice dogs BTW :D
     
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    Thanks! They're crazy mutts :)
     
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    So far I'm pretty happy with it.
     
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    Day 2 update:
    After seeming to have sub par battery life, I decided to do some tests myself. Im not a heavy user, with most things set to manually sync. Weather refresh in 1 hour, some texting, and phone calls. Yesterday, After about 12 hours of time off charger, I was at around 70% battery, with 4 mins of Angry Birds, 30 mins of phone calls, a few texts, email, and about 45 mins screen on time. I decided to throw the Power hammer at this thing, and turned on the WiFi, and played a 50 min Pink Floyd video at 50% screen time. Then, I loaded up an 1 hour and 30 min Van Halen concert, and bumped the display to 75% brightness. During the video, I had to field more calls, so I had to pause it from time to time. Video ended, so I throw some more Angry Birds at it. Anyway......After 16.5 hours off the charger, 4 hours and 15 mins screen on time, 1 hour of phone calls, and some misc light use, the phone was FINNALY at 8% battery life. In comparison to my MAXX HD, 1 hour of calls, light use, and 2.5 hours of screen time, would have put the battery at 25%. The MAXX HD has GREAT standby time, and easily goes 2 days off the charger with light use. However, me thinks the HTC One M8 has a much better battery life when actually being used.

    Interesting thing to mention......yesterday at this time, 3 hours off charger, I was down about 10% with very very little use. Today, Im only down 3% with the same use.
     
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    sounds like you are enjoying it chris :)
     
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    yes I am! :)
     
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    1 week down. I no longer miss my MAXX at ALL. This thing easily seems to last all day. 18 hours off charger this weekend, and went to bed with over 50% battery. The most my average drain has been, according to GSM Battery Monitor, was 3.3% per hour. Im pegging 2% average with my normal day to day use. Signal strength was also a concern, as Moto is known for having the "best" radios. I live in a fringe area, and my signal db is the same on the M8, as it was with the MAXX. It also seems the 3G to 4G handoff is a little faster than on the MAXX.
    Happiness level = 9.5 out of 10.
     
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    HTC is really hitting hone runs with the One line, especially after added SD card slot with the OneMax.

    Curious, how's the 2 cameras on back work?
     
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    I haven't played around much with the camera options, however, the low light pics blow the droid line away. Day time pics are a bit better than the max, but given the lower pixel rating, cant be "blown up" as large.
     

HTC One M8

The HTC One M8 is the Taiwanese company's flagship phone for the first half of 2014. It built on its predecessor with an upgraded 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and an UltraPixel rear Duo Camera.
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