March 18th 2014 11:32 am

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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Reception and call quality I use the phone for business, and everyone comes through great. great!
  • Display Crisp, clear, beautiful. great!
  • Battery life Lasts me at least a whole day of business calls, even with bluetooth headset. great!
  • Camera I don't print my pics, just post them online, so 4MP is perfect. great!
  • Ease of use Intuitive, nothing gets in the way. great!
  • Design and form factor Beautiful shape and size. great!
  • Portability (size / weight) Feels great in my big hands, better than my wife's tiny iPhone. great!
  • Media support Sounds great, looks great, plays great. great!
  • Durability It's metal, man. great!
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) Better than my previous Windows Phone, as good as wife's iPhone. great!
Detailed review
After 10 days of intense comparison, I can honestly say the HTC One M8 is as good as (if not better than) my wife's iPhone 5s. I know some folks are put off by the 4MP camera on the HTC One, but don't be. If all you do is post your pics online, then the camera is perfect. Also, the HTC One's display is better, the size is great, the performance, the sound quality, the battery, everything is just superb. The UI is simple and intuitive, BlinkFeed doesn't get in the way, and there's very little bloatware. I like my wife's iPhone, but it says something about the HTC One when she keeps trying to trade phones with me (I am not making that up).