HTC One (M8)
The new One looks sharp, performs well, has solid battery life and improves on its predecessor in most categories. It's still at the top of our list, but its slick finish makes it uncomfortable to hold. What's more, we'd like to see some more improvements to the One's display and HTC's UltraPixel technology, which were once among the best in their class.
- Beautiful all-metal design with brushed-metal finish
- Duo Camera delivers great imagery
- Top of the line performance
- Long battery life
- Motion Launch is a nice touch
- The phone has a slippery feel that makes it difficult to grip
- No enhancements to the display or HTC's UltraPixel technology
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- 89AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE28 ReviewsPC Mag90HTC One (M8) Google Play EditionThe HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition wraps stock Android in HTC's winning design to great effect, but the Nexus 5 is still a better value.Engadget0The HTC One M8 has a Google Play edition, but howFrankly, it'd be silly to have extra hardware on a phone that's completely unusable, so the Google Play edition will still take advantage of the Duo Camera functionality. Predictably, the app itself is the stock Google version, but the HTC magic comes out.TechCrunch100HTC One (M8) Review: The New Best Android SmartphoHTC, and its peers, have nailed the basic smartphone experience, and design is one of the few places where extra effort really shows; HTC has put in that effort, and deserves the reward of high praise for having done so.Ars Technica80HTC One M8 Review: An unambitious update to a premIf you liked the old HTC One, you'll like the new HTC One, but the problem for HTC is that not many people bought the old HTC One. The One M8 will be enough to keep the company trucking for another year, but it won't change its market position.Computerworld0Hands on: The first things you notice about the neThe general trend in Android devices these days is going bigger with each new generation, and the HTC One (M8) is no exception. Though it's relatively slim, the new One feels like a big phone -- largely because of its height.CNET90HTC's stunning sequel steals the showElegant style, raw power, and sophisticated features make the HTC One M8 an excellent smartphone choice for anyone but the most exacting photographer.TechCrunch0HTC One M8 Hands-On: Come For The Styling, Stay FoIt’s a beautiful phone, metal clad and meaty, large and usable without being a monstrous phablet. The styling is great, the little accessories – like the hole-punched case that allows you to read the time and caller ID using an ingenious simulated LED system – are clever.GigaOM0Hands on with the HTC One M8The first thing I noticed is that, while the M8 is a bigger phone, it doesn’t actually feel bigger. It has a 5-inch screen, which is a nice bump up from the 4.7-inch panel on the original.Ars Technica0Hands-on with the HTC One M8: Fix the bad, keep thWhile HTC has moved the buttons from the bezel to the screen, the company hasn't done anything about shrinking the bezel. Along with the giant BoomSound speakers, the result is a phone with iPhone-like top and bottom bezels.Wired80HTC One (2014)The new HTC One is a very, very nice phone. It has even better hardware than last year’s model, and a few new smart and well-chosen software tricks. Some of the new software are mere gimmicks, but in the time I spent testing it, I came away more pleased then puzzled.Gizmodo80HTC One 2014 Review: Faster, Stronger, Bigger, BetOverall, the new HTC One is a terrific device. It's not without its faults, but the pros far outweigh the cons.The Wall Street Journal90HTC One (M8): The Best Android Phone Gets Even BetIn a fairy tale, the HTC One (M8)'s charms would win the hearts of more phone buyers. But in the real world, the giants—Samsung and Apple—will probably once again win in sales.PC Mag0HTC One (M8) (Unlocked)The basic equation of the HTC One hasn't changed much here, and maybe it's changed too little. While the One is still the most beautiful phone on the market, this is an incremental improvement rather than the gorgeously radical change last year's model was.ZDNet80HTC One M8 review: More metal, same limited detailThe new HTC One M8 improves upon the HTC One M7 that I used for nearly a full year as my primary device. The competition in the hardware fit and finish has caught up to HTC though, and there are solid competitors in 2014.Engadget90HTC One review (2014): a great phone, but no longeThe new One looks sharp, performs well and improves on its predecessor in many ways. It's still at the top of our list, but its slick finish makes it uncomfortable to hold.Laptop Magazine90HTC One M8 ReviewThe new HTC One M8 is easily the best Android phone on the market, and it gives the iPhone 5s a run for best smartphone period.TechHive90HTC One M8 review: Latest model does One betterThe One is HTC's second attempt at entering the ring and it's just as impressive as its predecessor: it's beautiful, battery efficient, fueled by all the latest hardware, and that UltraPixel camera still excels in areas that other camera phones have fallen short. And guys, we really, really like it.Pocket-Lint80HTC One (M8) reviewOverall, the HTC One (M8) is a wonderful reinvention of the 2013 handset we liked so much. There's innovation, refinement and new features aplenty that make it a shining example of a flagship device. The bar has been set high with what will be one tough act to follow.Pocket-Lint0HTC One (M8) pictures and hands-onOur first thoughts are that this could be the most beautiful Android handset on the market. One to set a standard by which others will need to attain.SlashGear90HTC One M8 Review (2014)The new One M8 is beautifully design and constructed, is fast and has a great display, uses one of the best manufacturer-customized interfaces we've seen in recent time, and delivers all that without demanding compromise on battery life.Tech Advisor0New HTC One (M8) 2014 review: hands on with new HTHTC puts design first and you can certainly tell that with the M8 in your hand. It feels like a premium smartphone which is something Samsung has failed to achieve, in our opinion, with the Galaxy S5. The new HTC One is ergonomic, but also sturdy.The Guardian0HTC One M8 hands-on - in picturesHTC's new smartphone focuses on design, with an all-metal body, powerful speakers, a depth-sensing Duo Camera that can refocus pictures after capture and the latest version of AndroidAndroid Authority0HTC One (M8) hands-on and first impressionsWith the new One, HTC did not try to fix what was not broken. You get a refined experience, better specs, a sleeker design, and a nicer screen. The Ultrapixel camera received some unique functionality, while HTC did not risk anything in the software department.Wired UK0HTC One M8 revealed: hands-on previewHTC, for all its challenges, has followed up last year's popular One with a promising new iteration. Albeit one that forgoes its compact luxury approach to differentiation with an all-guns-blazing mission to catch up to Samsung and Sony in terms of size and specification.What Hi-Fi100HTC One (M8)As gorgeous on the inside as it is on the out, the One (M8) doesn’t put a foot wrong, which makes it a very desirable handset indeedDigital Versus100Review: HTC One (M8), Excellence IncarnateWe love its impeccable performance, its remarkable sound quality, its great battery life and its fun camera function. Our only real beef is the lack of sharpness from the camera. All in all, HTC has hit its mark for 2014.ChipChick80HTC One M8 Review: the Good, the Bad and the DefocThe HTC One M8 is an outstanding smartphone, and that is no easy feat to have achieved in this overly saturated market.Popular Mechanics80HTC One (M8) Review: Last HopeThey took what customers loved about the M7 and shoved it back into M8 with a larger screen, a slicker metal body, a dual camera, improved BoomSound speakers, and better battery life ... It may not be enough to dethrone Samsung, but it will at least keep them in the fight.TechRadar100HTC One (M8) review Stunning design, loads of poweIf the HTC One (M8) isn't the smartphone of 2014, I'm very, very excited to see what the competition will come up with as this handset strikes the perfect blend of design, performance and innovation without really compromising in any area.Gizmodo Australia0HTC One M8 Australian Hands-On: The Best Gets BettThe real stand-out on the new HTC One M8, however, is the dual-cameras and how they interact with the fantastic software on offer. That’s right: HTC has built two cameras into the back of the One M8 for the best goddamn depth sensing shots you’ve ever seen.Gizmag0Hands-on: 2014 HTC One (M8)If you've used the original HTC One, then you already have a pretty good idea of what you're getting here. The 2013 One's aluminum build and overall design aesthetic are back in full force.phoneArena0HTC One (M8) unboxing and hands-onThe new HTC One is a sight to behold, especially the Gunmetal version we have - the 90% aluminum chassis takes no hostages when it comes to design, and the feel in the hand is very premium.Phandroid0Hands-on: HTC One M8 in all its glory [VIDEO]Beefier internals, ambitious new camera features and one of the coolest cases we’ve ever seen were all unveiled, and we’re bringing you an even closer look.PC Pro80HTC One M8 reviewImproved looks and components, but we're not sure the HTC One M8 does enough to keep pace with its Android rivals.Android Central80HTC One (M8) ReviewIt’s a hell of a smartphone. It’s an imperfect one, sure. The camera still trades resolution for features, but the features tend to be pretty compelling, and it’s not like you aren’t able to take some beautiful shots. That’s probably our single complaint about the new HTC One.The Verge0One more time: can HTC thrive in a Samsung world?The new One, also known as the M8, is better than last year’s already impressive model in almost every respect: the design has been refined, it has a bigger battery, the processor is faster, the camera has new tricks, and the software has been made friendlier.GSM Arena90HTC One (M8) review: One and onlySuperb to look at and hold and extremely capable, the HTC One (M8) is a proper flagship smartphone. The development team behind it deserves praise for improving the strengths of the first generation while also addressing some of its biggest shortcomings.Digital Spy90HTC One (M8) review: "A design that puts its rivalWe really hope HTC sees success with the M8. It deserves to. This is a phone that has been exceptionally well thought out, with a design that puts its rivals to shame. It boasts a clean and simple look that you rarely see from Android.Forbes0HTC One (M8) Hands-on Review: First Impressions SuThe back is now 90% metal (with the antennas built in the body to avoid blocking signal) and there are fewer parts and seams with the metal now reaching right up to the glass. If you’ve been waiting for a truly luxurious feeling smartphone, the M8 is it.Phone Scoop100Review: HTC OneShould you buy the HTC One? Unequivocally yes.T3100HTC One M8 review... the HTC One M8 does everything you could possibly ask of a high-end smartphone, and does it incredibly well.The Verge90The new HTC One reviewIt may not outsell Samsung and the relentless marketing sure to follow the feature-rich Galaxy S5, but HTC executives say they don’t care. They say they just want to build a phone for people who like nice things.GSM Arena0HTC One (M8) unboxing and hands-on videoHTC One (M8) is now official with 5″ 1080p display, Snapdragon 801 chipset, dual UltraPixel rear cameras and Android 4.4 KitKat plus HTC Sense 6.0.HotHardware90HTC One (M8) Android Smartphone ReviewThere are still a number of new devices incoming in the next few weeks and months, but we really like the HTC One M8. It’s classy, quick, and well-priced considering the feature set.Android Police0Hands-On (And Video) With The HTC One M8 And Its DThe front of the device looks much like the original One, though HTC has opted for broader, softer curves this time around. Chamfered details around the edge and camera lenses. The device is dominated by its 5" display.Expert Reviews0HTC One (m8) review - hands onOverall, the HTC One (m8) is shaping up to be a worthy upgrade to the original One, gaining new features and a refined design without breaking the mould.The Inquirer0HTC One M8 hands-on reviewOverall our initial impressions of the HTC One M8 are positive. The device features a top-end and robust looking metal design that's packed with a variety of premium internal components, the best of which is its new Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor.BGR80HTC One (M8) review: The smartphone that changes eDon’t let the similar appearance fool you — everything about the M8 is new. From the design, to the materials, to the internal components and the software… it’s all new and it’s all remarkably impressive.The Next Web0HTC One (M8) hands-on: Will a bump in specs and beIt’s all good news, but it’s not the headline grabbing features and heart-rate monitoring hardware that rivals can shout about.Stuff100HTC One (M8) reviewA truly brilliant, beautiful smartphone, and a new benchmark for 2014's other flagships to beat.V30HTC One M8 hands-on reviewOverall our opening impressions of the HTC One M8 are positive. The device features a top-end and robust metal design that's packed with a variety of top-end internal components, the best of which is its new Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor.
- 92AVERAGE USER SCORE85 ReviewsEngadget Reader90October 27, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There are so many choices in the cellphone market today. There isn't one phone that seems to do everything extremely well. The Apple iPhone is amazing, but locks you into Apple's world at extreme cost without SD card expansion (the whole memory scheme with Apple is so predatory to customers, the price per Gb being paid is criminal).I never buy leading edge phones. I don't have the patience to deal with glitches and I'd rather spend my money on something else. So I'll buy a cellphone model at a discount, when it has been replaced by a successor (like the M8 by the M9), after enough time has passed to assess the long term ownership by other reviewers.The M8 is a great phone all around. The only real "draw back" is the camera, where HTC tried to improve upon the dual 4MP lens setup. The variable focus capability even after a photo has been taken has a strong "cool" factor, but the megapixel result is lacking compared to leading phones today. I don't really take a lot of photos with my phone, preferring a real camera for photos I plan to save long term or print. So for me, the camera is acceptable. And... the fact that it is dual 4MP ends up killing appeal for many people, lowering the resale value. This made my choice on the M8 rather easy. A refurbished phone with perfect screen and minimal signs of use for less than $200 won me over. I'm very glad I made the move to the M8 and plan to stick with it for at least a few years.Engadget Reader90September 23, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90May 25, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90April 15, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadgetmycque100March 27, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The only complaint is its a little slippery. But a case fixes that.Engadget Reader80January 18, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90December 15, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadgetmeringo80November 6, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Although not my 1st Android phone, I had an iPhone 5S before this. I was lucky enough to win this M8 a couple of weeks ago, and have since switched to this over my 5S as my daily. Pros:*Screen size is perfect. Not too big, not too small.*Wonderful battery life. I felt like I was constantly searching for a power outlet with my 5S. I don't have any scientific evidence, but I'd say the M8's battery lasts about 25% longer - at least. *Stellar design. The phone is beautiful and well crafted, even more so than the iPhone in my opinion.*Notification lights.... I missed this when I got my iPhone. Most android phones have LED notification indicators, and that's a huge win. I missed texts and calls all the time on my iPhone.*Incredibly smooth performance, maybe the best I've experienced on an Android phone. My girlfriend has the S5, and I notice sluggishness on it. Not here. *Fun, useful camera effects*Boomsound. I love it. I've never ever played music through a portable device until now. It's quality matches that of a small, premium audio dock - AND in stereo. *Wake gestures. I love swiping the black screen to enter the phone.*SD card slot - I have a lot of lossless music, and love being able to take that with me.Cons:*Screen isn't great... Although res and DPI are high, color seems dull, and doesn't seem super bright - Both of these things are extra noticeable when held up to an iPhone or S5. *Although I like the dual camera features and interface, the camera resolution is poor. Photos always look better from an iPhone or S5.*Heavy. It's significantly heavier than my old 5S and my girlfriend's S5. The weight can be fatiguing.*Phone App/Contacts - For the most part the UI is ok, but I still haven't wrapped my head around the phone app. Everything is cramped and difficult to utilize, especially while moving.*Call quality. Not only is the person on the other line quiet, but sounds a bit robotic. too bad... A phone can't do phone very well.Although it's not perfect, I do prefer it over the iPhone. You can't go wrong with either, but my 2 big concerns were battery life and expandability (for my music collection.) this scores higher than the iPhone for each.Engadget Reader90October 27, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This is my upgrade from Galaxy Nexus, and oh boy is it good. The only actual downside is the camera which I don't use often, but when I do, I do notice the lack in pixel quality compared to other camera. People love GPE version of HTC One M8, but listen here, Sense 6 is great. It does not annoy me in anyway compared to TouchWize (which I've tried). Personally, I'm extremely satisfied with the direction HTC is going. Their support has been good, and they're planning to release future update to their flagships (so far they have).Engadget Reader100October 14, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100October 8, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!best smart phone till todayEngadget Reader90October 6, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadgetvirxes90October 3, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I love the new M8. Its stand out feature is its battery life, which is fantastic. The camera takes much better than average low light photos but there is some room for improvement with the camera overall. The sound from the speakers is much better than you'd expect from a phone. And while this is the biggest phone that I'd like to put in my pocket, it is still not too big. Overall this phone is fantastic!Engadget Reader80October 3, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100October 2, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!perfect phone for daily driveEngadget Reader100September 29, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetRaul90September 21, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I've been waiting for an ideal Android device. HTC One M8 has satisfied all that I need: nice screen, premium build (it's Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious), fast, simple but effective interface on top of Android, OK battery life, awesome sound.Engadget Reader90September 15, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I bought a HTC One M8 after having the android Galaxy Prevail II for a year. I wanted something with a sturdier design, better camera, larger screen, and faster processor. the HTC One m8 delivered on all of those things.The internet on this phone works better than my laptop and Skype/phone calls all come in crystal clear. The speaker is *awesome* for a cellphone and is good for playing music and taking speaker phone calls. Cortana is a lot of fun to use and makes using the search functions easier, but doesn't have a lot of practical use outside of that. I'm not familiar with Siri so I'm not sure how it compares to that system.The interface is a little different than your average cellphone. It is designed a lot like Windows 8 which some people love and others hate. It took me quite some time to get used to Windows 8 and a bit to adjust to the M8 so I think for someone not well-versed in electronics it could be a little mystifying. The biggest downfall is the lack of apps...and that's only if you are an app addict. I have Facebook, words with friends, instagram, and bacon-it (bacon-reader to you android folks) all installed and those are really all I need. While you can tell that the apps were designed with android or ios in mind, they are still usable on this phone. The salespeople seemed nervous to sell this one to me because of the lack of apps but I've had no issues thus far.Over all my needs were met with this phone and I'm glad I upgraded.Engadget Reader90September 9, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100August 31, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!awesome phoneEngadget Reader70August 22, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I had M8 for 10 days and didn't like it. I got it exchanged for S5. I didn't like the black menu screen (seriously am I min dark ages), the camera, no folder option - need to download file manager. Non removable battery cover, shorter battery life etc.Engadget Reader90July 28, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!having a great experience with this great device. simply worth the price.Engadget Reader90July 23, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This is my iPhone killer! I've treid numerous Android devices over the years and always ended up going back to an iPhone. I've been a long time Apple user; owning the original iPhone up to the 5S and the M8 finally pulled me over to Android. The battery life is superb, camera really isn't that bad at all & has some cool effects, Android 4.2.2 Kit Kat & Sense 6 work beautiful together with no lag (and I'm sure the Snapdragon 800 helps too!). Unless you're printing photos at your local Walgreens or are a true photographer you'll never notice, don't worry your Instagram, Facebook & other social media photos will be just fine!Engadget Reader30July 18, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A poor product that's more likely to be frustrating than useful. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90July 7, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90July 7, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90July 5, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!First of letâ€™s talk about specs, 5 inch full HD 1080p screen an all metal ergonomic unibody which allows or easy one-hand phone gestures. The display is beautiful and easy to read your favorite book on the go! The inside has a qualcomm snapdragon 801, 2GB of RAM, 32 GB of memory and a micro sd slot to upgrade storage to 128GB making this a mobile device with PC quality. The overall size allows for you to carry it in your pocket or a cute clutch purse.The features are some oldies with a few upgrades like BlinkFeedâ„¢ but with customization of colors, themes and for the uber geek fonts, Helveticaanyone? Zoeâ„¢ is still great for the mini Spielberg but now you can also add your own custom tunes if taking Danny Elfman jobs is your goal in life. The boom in BOOMSOUNDâ„¢ is much louder and you wonâ€™t need an external speaker for Shower Idol but it wonâ€™t replace hiring your little brothers friend to DJ your next party. Last the camera is even more amazing than the M7 with the new UFocusâ„¢ that allows you after the photo has been taken to focus on the object you want and creating a blur for everything else. The return of UltraPixelâ„¢ now with a duo cam is one of my favoriteâ€™s to show off around family and friends. Letâ€™s say you are asked to take a photo but also feel your mug should be in the photo well duo cam allows you access to front and back cameraâ€™s at the #SameTime (not sure if that hashtag is still cool).HTC has raised the bar in the smartphone arena and proves why they are the leader in mobile devices year after year. Simply put the HTC One M8 is the best mobile device of 2104. HTC listens to their customers and gives them a high quality device for $199 with new contract or upgrade depending on carrier promotions.Watch a video I recorded at a Johnnyswim concert using my #HTCOneM8Engadget Reader100July 5, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!"My daily driver"Best phone that I've ever have. Simple and fast for using, camera is clear , pics are so clear colours are vivid.Engadget Reader100July 4, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!OWNER'S PRIDE, NEIGHTBORS ENVY! Early 2014, HTC won the most prestigious and coveted award in the Mobile industry. The award was " GSMA device of the year 2013" . For those who know, GSMA is the world Mobile operators association. In 2013, HTC One won the best smartphones awards in numerous categories. After having set the benchmark so high, I was wondering what will HTC do in 2014 to raise the bar. The answer was there on March 25th 2014 - The HTC One M8. One look at this sheer beauty and the first word to erupt from your mouth shall undoubtedly be " WOW" . HTC took the bar it set with HTC One to a whole new level in 2014. HTC One M8 surpassed its predecessor in every angle, every aspect. After having used the HTC One M8 for month, here are what I feel about it : Design : HTC took the One and bettered it. From 70% metal to 90% metal. The phone has brushed metallic finish which complements its size. These brushed design are smoother.The sides are gripper. The phone has 5" qHD display unlike the 4.5" of HTC One. The display is crisp and brilliant. Sound : No second doubts about the Boomsound speakers. They are "THE MOST LOUDEST" mobile speaker setup right now. No unwanted noises in the speaker. Pure music experience. Battery : 2600mAh battery is the powerhouse of this cell. They are highly effective. They are optimised for high performance. A full charge for me lasts upto 12-14 hrs with a good usage of 3g and calls. The cell supports quick charge. upto 70% of battery charges in first 1 hour. One of the best features of this phone. Camera : People need to look beyond the Megapixel myth. Ultrapixel have a high performance. The pictures are crisp, clear and bright. The nighphotography on this mobile is a sheer pleasure. The dual tone flash helps to get a better pictures dudring night shooting. The various camera adjustments lets you explore and adjust the ISO, Exposure, Temp, Saturation according to you.Either choise the Manul mode or Auto mode. I feel like a DSLR in my hand. There is so much you can do with the camera.The U focus is a charm of a feature. The cell takes 0.3seconds to lock focus on a subject. The front camera is a 5MP wide angle and serves as perfect selfie camera. UI : Sense 6 or Sixth sense is a butter smooth UI. It adds to the Android experience. So much customization is now possible. Blinkfeed serves as the daily news app for me, the color or the sms, juke box, music player , fonts etc. now change according to my mood. Everything is customizable on the phone now. The cell brings in a new range of flip covers called DOT VIEW those are simply awesome. I am very happy with my mobile.. Thank you HTC for making an awesome device like HTC ONE M8. I would rate it a PERFECT 10.Engadget Reader100July 3, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The HTC M8 is a true work of art. I've been an HTC fan since the original Desire, and their phones have been very good. Still, there was always something lacking from each one. In my opinion, the one pure jewel HTC produced was the Evo 4G. It received updates, it had 4G, it had a beautiful display at the time, a great camera, a kickstand, just about everything you would want in a phone in 2010. It has been a while since HTC has created a phone as good as that one. The HTC One came close, but its battery was lackluster and its camera didn't produce the best shots.However, I picked up the M8 on the first day regardless. My phone set up before the M8 was a Droid DNA and iPhone 5S. I also recently picked up a Moto X and Nexus 5 for fun. With that said, as soon as I picked up the M8 out of the box, I was shocked by the amazing build quality. This is unmatched and goes beyond what the iPhone and the original One had. I like to call it a metal pillow because it feels so soft yet so sterile at the same time. Its rounded back and the smooth aluminum finish makes it feel like one of the most, if the not the most, premium phone on the market. With my first impression already being positive, I quickly put the box aside and turned the phone on. I was soon greeted a bright, vibrant 1080p display. This is arguably the best panel I've ever seen. The Droid DNA and HTC One M7 all had 1080p displays but it was not as bright and not as accurate. The iPhone 5S and Nexus 7 are regarded as very accurate displays and having both on hand, I compared them with the M8 and I have to say the M8 have the best out of them. The colors pop, but not as strong and artificial as the AMOLED screens yet the tones are more realistic than the Nexus 7. This is a great display.Moving on to using the phone, Sense 6 is a great improvement on the already good Sense 5. It retains the same features, but is a complete redesign with a flatter, modern UI. Every app is equipped with a vibrant palette of colors that extend to the notification bar, which looks fantastic on this beautiful screen. Every aspect is improved, Blinkfeed now includes more extensions and the home buttons are on screen for better comfort. The phone is faster, more feature packed than any previous iteration. Using apps are a joy, when there is no lag to be seen. Playing intense games like Modern Combat, Riptide 2, and Spiderman 2 show impressive details yet not dropping a single frame.There are also 2 very cool hardware features HTC put into the phone. That is the Duo Camera and the BoomSound speakers. BoomSound was present in the original One M7 which was widely praised by critics but this is even better. It's louder(25% according to HTC), clearer, and has an improved engine that spreads the sound further for a more immersive stereo feel. These are the only speakers on a phone that sound phenomenal, it is unmatched by small, tinny speakers on competitors(cough* Samsung). The Duo Camera was originally dismissed as a gimmick, but it is actually a very functional set of cameras. It allows for depth information that software simply can't do. It captures depth with every single image so you don't have to worry about turning on a feature or worrying about not taking a picture right. After taking the picture you can refocus, adjust how much blur you want, and pick any area on the picture instead of just front and back like other phones. The front camera also is the best on any phone with 5 MP and a selfie mode specifically made for taking self portraits.Overall, this is a fantastic, fantastic phone. It has everything you could want in a phone. It lasts a long time, I got 35 hours on one charge! I have it set to turn on battery saver at 20% which gives me an extra 2 hours or so and at 5%, HTC Extreme Battery Mode turns on and I get another 6 hours or so at 5% while retaining the ability to text, call, use email, and calculator. Knowing all this, there is no reason not to get this phone. Great design, great display, fast, smart, great speakers, great battery, it's a damn near perfect phone.Engadget Reader90July 3, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I had the m7, I liked it but it wasn't a grabber for me. Saw this bad boy switched from iPhone and I am definitely loving this phone. It's incredible, I'm satisfied by far.Engadget Reader100July 1, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The HTC One M8 is one of the most underrated cellphones in the UK. Sadly the UK is falling into the same trap they fell into in the 1980's - the UK ignored the IBM compatible PC in favour of the BBC computer. It took them years to catch up with the rest of the world! The UK is iPhone/iPad mad and whilst they are nice products, they are overpriced and no better than any other offerings from other OS suppliers. I know people like Walmart are dumping the 5s for $99 as they are overstocked & they might launch the 6 soon! Tough luck if you bought one last month for $500 plus! Trying to find accessories for anything except iPhone on the high street of most UK cities is difficult. Luckily online accessories abound from Europe & the USA. The rest of the world is going for Android OS cellphones & the UK will fall behind again! As to performance, looks and excellent battery life, I can add little to what has already been said. Having owned, Sony (Xperia), BlackBerrys, an iPhone 5s, a Nexus 5 and a HTC One M7 previously, I can honestly say that the HTC One M8 is the most superb cellphone I have owned.Engadget Reader100July 1, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Most of the people is worrying about the camera like I did before buying this. But so far, it rarely disappoints. Touch and snap is very responsive. It takes beautiful pictures. Just don't use it to capture something to be printed on a poster. The pics are easy to edit after that with a lot of editing features like Instagram and Google Photos. Oh ya... almost missing out the front camera. It has wide angle. It is 5MP. Best selfie phone ever!Battery is more than enough for 24-hour use. The BoomSound is AWESOME! It makes your experience in gaming and watching video a lot better. Its build quality is great, display is great, call reception is great, performance is absolutely great. I haven't experienced any stuttering yet after 2 months using it. Gaming experience is phenomenal. Web browsing and reading with this phone is awesome. HTC One M8 with Dot View casing on it - STYLE! RETRO! åž‹! The only bad thing is that, it is slippery without a casing. Yes, that's all.Engadget Reader100June 30, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!One M8 is my 4th HTC phone, I believe. I had One X+ as my previous phone and had some reservations about the new size of the phone but decided to stick to HTC. I'm certainly enjoying that decision.A while ago I posted a comment on somewhere else where HTC One M8 and Samsung GS5 was compared and my comment was sort of a review. I still stand by every word of it so I'll just use parts of it here as well with few adjustments of course. Normally, there will be a few mentions of GS5. Here it is:Camera:So, despite having 4 times more MPs, GS5's pictures are what? Maybe 20% better in some cases? I feel like 20% is even generous. The focus feature and speed (as in shutter speed) of M8, coupled with it's much clear and user friendly design without any sacrifices on features, is practically on par with GS5's camera. For the front facing one, M8 is a clear winner by far with 5MP and wide angle lens. Anyone saw the picture of the selfie taken in the Oscars would look like if it was taken by an HTC One? That illustrated it well. Both have room for improvement.The main camera rarely disappointed me but it impressed me many times. I even used as my main camera for a touristic trip in Europe and the pictures were completely satisfactory. The duo camera provides many cool features. I personally value the faster shutter speed that can catch water droplets much better more than the ability to focus after taking a shot.Of course, it certainly wouldn't kill to have a higher MP sensor with the features of duo camera. While the camera is great and holds its ground against any other phone out there, that point should still be made for the future at least.Performance:Performance-wise, M8 impressed me. You don't realize how slow your previous phone was before using this one. Applications open very quickly and you can move from one application to an other seamlessly. The graphics of Minion Rush got even visibly better somehow. I tested the battery one day and it got me through 24 hours of every day usage which includes heavy Whatsapp usage, medium to heavy gaming, occasional picture and browser usage, with the Wi-fi and GPS on at all times (except the times the phone is sleeping of course). Design:Design is a no brainer. It's just beautiful. Yes, M8 feels heavier on hand but it's not a weight that you need to worry about. Features:The microSD card is a great addition and M8 has it outside. So, you don't have to turn off the phone to put in or take out the card. One part where GS5 wins is the removability of the battery but I see that as a feature that a very small minority actually makes use of. I owned phones that had that feature in the past but never ever felt the need to get an extra battery for replacement.One part that M8 wins over any phone out there is the front-facing speakers and I can't stress enough the difference that makes. It makes watching videos on your phone actually enjoyable with loud and quality sound. You don't have to make your hand act like a mirror behind the phone to bounce the sound to your ears.Thank god HTC didn't put a fingerprint scanner on this one. Hand wave gestures, heartbeat monitor, etc. are all features that I don't really value. Other's might, I acknowledge that but they just don't add much to my smartphone experience. It does come with a step counter though if you're interested in that kind of stuff. M8 also almost eliminated all my usage of a remote controller. The TV app in it is great and it does almost everything. If you also get a Google Chromebox then you can stream Netflix or YouTube directly to your TV while controlling everything from your phone. I always had great call quality with my HTC phones. Same goes for M8. Moreover, power consumption is minimal. Sometimes I talk for an hour on the phone and the battery is down by 2%.Conclusion:It's a great phone. Certainly one of the best out there. For me it boils down to it's design (unimetal body), innovative (front-facing speakers, duo camera, and wide angle front facing camera) and intuitive features (a cleaner, simple but inclusive UI).Albert100June 30, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Amazing phone! The only improvements would be to reduce the top/bottom bezels, make it a little smaller (without changing the hardware otherwise) and run stock android.Engadget Reader100June 26, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Okay, I know that everyone have already raved about HTC One M8 design, but I just have to express my own opinion because when I finally get my hands on it I was literally stunned, I was speechless for a while, seriously, for me M8 is not just a beautiful smartphone but it's a metal artwork. Yes, an ART.. and I'm not exaggerating, if you are a person that is into design as much as I am, there's a good chance that you'll agree with me. Its curves, its colors, its buttons and every single details just fall perfectly in your palm. So it's not only wonderful to look at but it's also a marvelous thing to touch.Okay, enough about the design, if you are not the type of person that cares about 'looks' and just wanted to know about this phone performance, well, here's what I can say - M8 is fast and fluid, there's no such thing as 'lag', multitasking experience on this phone is very satisfying. I've been using this phone as my primary phone for like a month or two and I didn't experience any kinds of hiccups, no overheating, no random restart, it's a very reliable smartphone and that's just exactly what I want. Kudos for the 6th Sense!Talking about the 6th Sense, Blinkfeed is getting better and better, it seems to load quicker and have smoother scrolling experience. Not only that I could mash-up all of my social media update in the front page it's also useful to help you learn new languages. Why? Because you could also mash-up news stories from other country such as France - since I'm currently learning French right now.And when talking about the audio experience on this phone, I must say that, until now there is no other smartphone that has a better speaker than the HTC One M8! It's a fact. I've listened all flagships phone. No comparison at all. For this I'm willing to bet ;)Now, about the camera, first, let me tell you that I'm an average user that use a smartphone to shoot those moments when I'm hanging out with my friends and family, mostly those moments happens during the night and M8 never failed to capture those low light moments. I also love to take a picture of my food (yes, I'm that kind of people, sorry --") and you know what? Creating a close up picture using M8 is awesome.. It's clean and crisp even in the low light condition! for example : https://twitter.com/LeYoniy/status/478777417075408896And when we're at the good light condition, HTC One M8 also reproduce a great result - https://twitter.com/LeYoniy/status/480355652653432833I also love the UFocus feature, I think it's a neat little feature. My friends always asked me to take a picture of them with my M8 so that they could use it as their profile picture.And one more note about HTC One M8 camera - Its 5MP front facing cam! GENIUS! Love it! There's a time where me and my friends can't find anyone to help us take our picture together, so we just do selfies and end up doing it multiple times because all of my friends love all the outcome photos of M8 front cam!And you know what else that I like from this 4 ultrapixel cam? Those lovely pictures came as a rather small file, so I could just upload them easily, no need to resize them. So for me, for my daily use, I could say that I'm satisfied enough with the HTC One M8 camera.Oh, one more thing, the HTC One M8 battery - Incredible! I could get 2 days with 6+ screen on time on a light use (meaning, I used it for chat, browsing, twittering + full WiFi) and I could get 1 day easily with 5+ hours heavy use (watching videos, chat, browsing, music, taking photos, play games).I guess in the end, all smartphone these days have already advance but for me, HTC One M8 is one of a kind, it's not only a gorgeous phone to look at but it is also a phone that have brought the best smartphone experience so far..Yeah, I think I have found my SoulM8 ;)Engadget Reader90June 25, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I have been using the One M8 for three months now, and it still feels just as current and robust now as it did on the day I got it. I had been using the original One (M7) before getting the M8, and I can say that the M8 is an improvement in every way. Although it is still not perfect, the M8's camera is a noticeable improvement over the M7's. Images are sharper and I do get better results with daylight shots, both with auto setting and by tweaking the focus point. The ability to take low-light shots remains excellent and the dual flash brightens very dark settings very naturally. The Gallery and photo editing features are much more robust now too, especially with the second camera making some cool effects possible. It does take some practice to get the best effect out of the UFocus feature though. Boomsound is a great feature when you want to play some video or music for a friend, or just ambient listening - the sound is clear and not at all grating. I also like the Motion Gestures - similar features haven't always worked well on other phones but Motion Gestures work great on the One M8. It is great to be able to answer a call just by putting the phone to your ear without hitting Answer. Battery life has been superb! On a normal moderate use day I have yet to deplete even half my battery power. On a long day of heavy usage I haven't really had to worry much about the battery dying, especially now that the Extreme Power Saver feature is available. It is a powerful, well optimized phone too - have not experienced any hiccups with it, it does anything you throw at it fast and very smoothly. Finally, the updated design is SEXY, not just to look at but also to the touch - the gunmetal gray version is gorgeous! This phone has both beauty and brawn, and will continue to be by my side for quite awhile to come.Engadget Reader90June 23, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!HTC sent me an M8 for testing last month. I fell in love with it once I heard it play music, while M7 BoomSound was already marvellous, HTC still manage to improve it for M8. The quality is so good that one day my phone ring and I totally ignore it as I thought I was playing music with my desktop speaker until the music stop abruptly, then I realize it was a phone call! I usually listen to music using MacBook with a pair of fair speakers, and I actually heard some details that I never heard before when I play the music using M8. My friend gets an M8 after listening a song on my phone later! This is how good the BoomSound is.In addition BoomSound, three-dimensional effect of the UltraPixel also gave me loads of fun. It has a lot of user friendly effect.BlinkFeed is also great for showing information that you are interested in but seldom have time to keep track -- it will display them in a neat way on your home screen. Now I can get cool ideas and news by scrolling the home screen. You can customize what type of information you would like to see easily too.In addition, the battery life of M8 is good. It is last for a whole day without recharging. M8 is also a TV remote control with integrated TV information, you can simply select your desired TV program, M8 will automatically turn on the TV to the corresponding channel so you don't need to look up the channel number yourself.Overall, M8 is a really good phone.Engadget Reader90June 16, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!An excellent quality phone. Very comfortable to use and flawless operation. My best HTC phone yet.Engadget Reader90June 14, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!First and foremost what I like about the HTC One M8 is the strong bold metallic body and the way it shines makes me feel holding something very premium and ultimate in my hand. The first impression when having a feel of HTC ONE M8 is that it is very light weight and classic smartphone. It has curved edges which makes the smartphone look elegant and feels like a high end premium mobile in my hand.I like the camera dual capture and selfie mode feature specially in low light conditions and the editing plus special seasons affect feature which are very artistic and creative.About the battery endurance I feel that battery comes with enough power even when using 3g internet for the day or playing games over the net,you still have enough power left before getting dried out. Also add on is HTC One M8 extreme power saver mode which extends the battery time and smartphone can last longer than u think.Sense 6 is one of the best platform from HTC and certain features which impress me a lot are motion launch and accessing blinkfeed updates with a single click.While listening to songs on HTC M8 ,it is much better when using speaker mode as it is loud and very clear as M8 comes with dual speakers.Sense TV feature is something very unique and impressive in HTC ONE M8 if you want to use your HTC phone as a remote.The screen is very solid and no need of using a screen guard plus HTC M8 comes with a packed accessory cover which is added benefit but dot view case is recommended for best utility purpose. It is simply amazing when using with HTC One M8.For design,looks and overall specifications,this phone certainly shares the center stage and can give strong competition to other premium flagship devices in the market right now and can be the strongest contender to most stylish sexy smartphone.HTC ONE M8 smartphone is ultimate and I can feel the positive impact it makes with its amazing features everyday.Engadget Reader100June 14, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Itâ€™s not just an upgrade itâ€™s much more. Designed with excellence, crafted with premium metal, Sense that makes sense. #HTCOneM8 - @arunnechlani1. Look n feel of HTC One M8 is the best as on date in 2014.2. HTC One M8 comes with a premium metal body.3. Very sleek to hold, no slippery at all.4. Crisp & bright LCD3 5â€™â€™inch display.5. Yes HTC One M8 comes with an SD card slot supporting upto 128GB + internal memory + 50 GB Google drive space.6. Sense6 is just awesome, no lag at all. HTC Sense rocks..!!7. Connectivity is great.8. Duo camera * dual LED on back captures in depth pics with awesome quality.9. Battery life has gone far away in an economical use and extreme power saving mode has given a new life to HTC One M8.10. QualComm 801 SOC with 2GB RAM provides enough memory to play very high end games with no lag.11. Boom Sound has on HTC One M8 is now 25% louder and clear.Jon-Paul90June 10, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!So we're going to be splitting up this review in a couple different partsBuild QualityThis phone is one of the best feeling that I have ever had the pleasure of picking up the smooth aluminum brush and the curve of the metal is gorgeous to behold as well. If you haven't had a chance go out and pick one up and just feel it.OS/Software Sense 6After loading all of my many apps on the phone i can tell you that it runs really smoothly with no lag at all between switching of apps even with 10 or so all running at the same time. The flat aesthetic of sense 6 really seems to let the operating system keep it's speed. Haven't yet played with all of the camera options but the Blinkfeed is super smooth and the ability to customize it to what you like and the interests you have is amazing. That being said overall software in the phone is there to help you not get in your way. For those of you on the more technical side the ir blaster and HTC connect software is wonderfully executed and fun to use.Battery LifeThe battery on the phone has been lasting me about 36 to 30 hours everyday with moderate use. (moderate meaning movies, musics, phone calls and gaming) it's living up to the hype of long battery life without the constant worrying of the phone dying in the middle of the day.Screen, Speakers and GamingThe screen may be a little on the large size for smaller hands but smooth and clear with little to no saturation on the colors. The boomsound speakers are louder that both my tablet and my laptop. They really do push a lot of sound out of the small area that they have. Games that used to drain my battery on other phones don't kill it on this phone and run smoothly with no lag or frame stutter.Overall Score 9/10Reason the second camera is a little close your hand if you hold the phone two handed for pictures.Engadget Reader90June 10, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Great phone, I'd recommend to anyone. The software isn't too heavy on top of android, the camera isn't nearly as bad as other reviews might make it seem, the screen is wonderful and the battery life is really good so far.Engadget Reader100June 9, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Where do I start? Apologies to start with the conclusion, or the summing up part, but the HTC One M8 is by far the best Smartphone I've ever had the good fortune of using.There. I've said it.But it's so much more than that. I've been using the M7 right up until I got the M8. I agonized over whether to get the M8 because the M7 was by far the best Smartphone I'd ever had the good fortune of using.I thought 'surely it can't be better' and 'if it is better, can it really be that much better, better enough to warrant getting the M8'?Yes on both counts.Two things in particular have totally blown me away.The first is the build quality. If you thought the M7 was drop dead gorgeous, then you're in for a real treat. The M8 is simply stunning. It's gorgeous. Just gorgeous. The look and feel of it in the hands is astonishingly good. And the Brushed Metal finish of the gunmetal version I've got is breathtaking. It really is one of the sexiest, if not THE sexiest piece of tech I've ever had. Fans of HTC will know their build quality is second to none, the M8 further blows everything else out of the water.The second is the camera. The M7's radical Ultrapixel camera took a bit of getting used to and a while to buy into. But once you got beneath the surface and learnt how to use it the quality of photo's got better and better. The M8's camera is considerably better and even has an extra lens that gives you Lytro-like post production options to play with things like depth of field, 3D options, seasonal extras - those touches take it to the next level and you can have loads of fun with some of those options.Elsewhere, Sense 6 is slicker, thinner and faster. The screen is amazing. BlinkFeed is considerably better with more customisation of feeds, your feeds. BoomSound is clearer, louder even. The Gallery app is improved. HTC's apps are now updatable in the Google Play Store now too.HTC haven't rested on their laurels with this, they've innovated and taken what was a highly acclaimed, multi award winning phone and blown it out of the galaxy.The HTC One M8 is a simply stunning piece of kit. My God it's good.Engadget Reader100June 9, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100June 8, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The new Gary Oldman marketing campaign epitomizes whats to love about the new HTC One, it is a phone for people who are simply looking for the best smartphone device and experience on the marketplace today.As the owner of the previous HTC One (M7) I would be the first to confess that I had serious doubts as to whether or not HTC could raise the bar again but raise the bar they have yet again.The first thing that hits you about the new HTC One is the incredible visual and touch experience. My handset in gunshot grey looks stunning and feels brilliant in the hand. The screen is noticeably taller but there seems to be very little difference in width certainly when it comes to the in hand experience. The handset has a great form factor and is surprisingly easy to navigate around for what is a 5 inch screen experience.The HTC transfer tool was flawless in helping me transfer content from my previous device to the new phone, though I did make the error of setting up the phone prior to switching the sim as a result of the new generation device taking a nano sim vs. the previous micro sim standard. Having put the new sim in I accepted carrier sim settings which wiped the settings I had just imported! The beauty of the HTC transfer experience is that you simply fire up the app again and in a few minutes I had my phone back to how I wanted it.HTC Sense 6 feels lighter, much less intrusive but still manages to have been tweaked, modified and strengthened where it needed to be. The TV app has been significantly enhanced and there is greater integration into social media and BlinkFeed benefits from significantly increased content and a much more streamlined layout making it easier to navigate. The introduction of core Sense features within the app ecosystem means future updates can be rolled out frequently and quickly without having to wait for major software updates.The screen on the new HTC One is stunning and the quality really stands out when consuming multimedia content on the larger screen. To be fair most screens on the flagship devices of companies such as HTC, Samsung, Apple and Sony are on a par these days and its increasingly difficult to distinguish between competing brands. HTC has a not so secret weapon in BoomSound which literally transforms the audio experience on the handset. There is no device on the market that came close to last year's experience on the M7. The M8 goes one better and improves the audio experience even further.Multitasking has been a breeze, the new snapdragon processor makes everything run swiftly with no lags. Switching between apps, menus and screens is absolutely flawless. I've also noticed there is very little bloatware on the device which is a godsend. Gone are the days when manufacturers overloaded phones with apps and software no one wanted to use!If I had to pick one feature which has surprised me it is the battery life. The battery life on the M8 has been nothing short of amazing. A fully charged device comfortably delivers enough power to get the most demanding user through a day without the need for a recharge. The extreme battery saving mode is a great new feature but one I am unlikely to need to use unless I'm stuck in the middle of nowhere!The new HTC One delivers a beautifully crafted handset which delivers a superior audio experience. The phone is complimented by a powerful battery and a new version of Sense that is streamlined to make you enjoy your phone experience. If you're looking for an upgrade, look no further!Engadget Reader100June 8, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Once I unboxed the One M8 ... I was amazed by the elegant design and the superior construction of the device.I've the gunmetal grey color...The backside brushed metal is gorgeous! It's eye catchy to all my family and friends.Software & UI:Sense 6 is an ok upgrade for the earlier Sense.Icons became more flatter "trend for all vendors now"It's easily customizable, snappy fast ... and isn't RAM hungry as my previous Note 3.Blinkfeed became my primary news source... I update it through WiFi in the morning... and read the news offline throughout the day "using offline reading feature".Sense 6 added the ability to change system fonts... but actually I prefer the default font.The phone gets a bit warm upon using intensive apps and 3D games for a long time.I love Wallpapers of the homescreen... nicely done.There are some features like "raising phone to ear to auto answer calls"... it's a fancy feature that I use always.Sound quality:The front facing speakers are the finest quality speakers I experienced on any smartphone.Guess what... they are even better without the beats audio integration... noticably louder than the One M7 and the Note 3.It's not only about louder sounds ... but the quality is really superior.Battery Life:Battery life is very important for me.... I work in a 12-hours shifts schedule... with no nearby power outlets.I'm always 3G connected to update my e-mail, check facebook & twitter, whatsapp texting etc.When I was using the One M7 I had to rationalize my usage... turn off mobile data sometimes... lower brightness.But using the new One M8 ... I don't even think about turning of my 3G data.... thanks to the new Snapdragon 801 SoC.Watching a 2 hour movie, drains only 24% of the battery which is excellent.Even when the battery reaches the red zone... I activate the extreme power saving mode... till I get home.On that mode... 10% of juice is sufficient to keep the M8 alive for 1 day.Camera:I'm not a professional photographer,I love the HDR shots I took using the M8.The front facing shooter is perfect.... It's a selfie machine!.... It's the highest quality front facing camera I've ever experienced.(Comarping to Samsung S3, Note 3, HTC One M7 and iPhone 4s)I was amazed by the low light shooting capabilities .... the device doesn't even need the flash to fire in low light.... and the results are always good!Panorama shots are fascinating and easy to shoot.Minimum focusing distance for marco shots isn't so good.Portraits are very good... portraits I shoot resemble shots from professional cameras.U Focus "bokeh effect" results are sometimes fascinating and sometimes unnatural.My previous smartphones:HTC Sensation XL, Samsung Galaxy S3, iPhone 4S, HTC One M7, Samsung Galaxy Note 3.Engadget Reader100June 7, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Coming from the HTC One (M7) I had my doubts as to whether the HTC One M8 would be improved enough to make me want to upgrade so quickly. I was perfectly content with the quality and features of the M7. I was very pleasantly surprised to see that HTC has made a phone that actually made me want to put my HTC One (M7) in a drawer.Now I own the HTC One M8, and it is hard to imagine what could make me want to put it down!The premium feel of the metal casing is something that can not be duplicated. This phone is solid. This year, HTC has seamlessly wrapped the metal all the way around to the glass. This gives a continuity and smoothness that makes the phone easy to hold. The design of the phone, with the softer curves adds an illusion that the phone is slimmer than last year, but it is exactly the same thickness.I love the improvements to Blinkfeed and Sense 6.0 overall. HTC has added personalization options that I have been envious of in other manufacturers phones. HTC has brought back Themes, and I love this also. They have enhanced every part of the UI, and have made it a much faster and smoother experience. On the AT&T version, they even took AT&T's visual voicemail app, and integrated it into Sense, so that there is continuity even there! And, the app works better now than it did without the HTC improvements to it!I am still getting used to the gestures, but they are quickly becoming very natural.Now- for the camera. I have spotted reviews stating that HTC should have increased the pixels etc. Totally ignoring the fact that they have added an entire second camera! Many feel that 4up are not enough. Initially, I thought more ultrapixels would make the camera perfect also. But HTC added the second camera, and suddenly those 4up seem like 10. The detail in closeups and distant photos after a zoom crop is great. Loss of detail has been greatly improved, and is definitely more than sufficient for my everyday picture taking. The improved advanced software that supports the camera is also excellent. I have played with the 3D effect and was blown away. I took a picture from about 20 feet away, and then snapped it again zoomed in all the way, and the result was a very crisp, detailed, unsaturated photo. Before making a determination as to whether the camera is good enough for your purposes, make sure to try it for yourself. The technology in the camera of this phone is unmatched in the industry today, and is not fairly compared to what people are used to being subjected to. Yes 21mp sounds better, but until you experience the quality first hand, there is no way to properly explain the superior quality that the camera on the HTC One M8 delivers.Overall, this is the best phone I have ever owned. It is solid in the hand, fast in use, the battery is more than ample, the camera is awesome, the software is smooth. If you are undecided, you will be very disappointed if you do not give this phone a hands on try before making a decision to purchase your next phone.Engadget Reader100June 6, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Owning a HTC One M7, I used to wonder, how could any upcoming handset be better looking than this beauty. Then came the HTC One M8 with a phenomenally beautiful design. Upgrading from 70% metal on HTC One M7 to 90% metal phone M8 feels like a big move. Contrary to what people say, M8 doesnâ€™t at all look like last yearâ€™s model.Though the phone is 5â€ big, its so easy to hold and use. The phone looks and feels very sleek in hands. Its something that I would never want to keep it down. My M8 is Gunmetal Grey with hairline brush finish. Metal of the M8 covers all the way to the front edges making the phone look total stunner. Build quality of the phone is outstanding. HTC One M8 has an IPX3 rating which means that M8 can survive accidental spills of water giving a peace of mind.The display of HTC One M8 is simply stunning. M8 is powered by Qualcomm S801 SOC clocked at 2.5 Ghz and comes with 2 GB Ram resulting into very fast performance. M8 comes microSD card slot that supports up to 128GB cards.M8 comes with Duo camera setup on the back. The main sensor is 4 Ultra Pixel whereas secondary camera sensor is the depth sensor that calculates the depth while shooting images. M8 has 5mp FFC making it just perfect for clicking Selfies and Wefies. The first thing that someone would notice and works best is the fast focus on M8. It just focuses on objects real fast. One important addition to the camera is the dual tone LED flash, that detects the lighting and automatically selects the right tone and intensity to fire the LED flash to match the lighting. The Ultra Pixel camera on M8 enables to click mind blowing images including the low light conditions. The Camera UI has got complete transformation. With the traditional Camera and Video clicking options, there are additional options to click Selfie, Dual capture using both front and rear camera. HTC has also included manual mode for those willing to utilize personal setting for clicking images. The Zoe mode can do click single image, multiple images (i.e. Sequence shots) with Video and videos. Depth sensor records the depth of various objects in the image and helps to edit/customize the image using various in-built options like U-Focus i.e. selective focus and Foregrounder. There are lots of other options to play with like Seasons, 3D Dimensions Plus, Copy and Paste, stickers and touch-up.2600 mah battery on M8 is ridiculously awesome. It just refuses to die. Phone easily lasts full day with moderate usage and around 3 Â½ hours of screen time. Also with Extreme Power Saver mode enabled, M8 can last around 15 hours with 5% battery.HTC improved the Boom Sound experience on M8. The sound on M8 much more richer and punchier. It total fun to listen to music or watch videos on M8.Sense 6 or Sixth sense as HTC likes to call it brings lots many visual changes on M8. Themes make a come back. Main apps are also colour coded on based on categories such as productivity, games etc. The dialer has option like Standard or Large dial pad. The phone is totally lag free. Even on running multiple applications there is no lag whatsoever on M8. BlinkFeed has also been tweaked in Sense 6. Thereâ€™s an option to search for content as well apart from checking all the news, feeds and social network updates. Motion Gestures on M8 performs as desired. My favorite features are double tap to wake up and activating camera by holding phone horizontally and clicking the volume button. Also, there are many more handy options that one gets with motion gestures. The HTC One (M8) comes with Fitbit app preloaded thatâ€™ll continuously monitor your daily activities such as footsteps taken and distance traveled.Also, 1 of the best feature of HTC One is also available on M8 i.e. Sense TV. With built-in infrared remote we can control our TV and set-top box. I don't have to hunt for my TV remote anymore when I want to watch television.Overall, HTC One M8 is the best phone of 2014. A must have gadget.Engadget Reader100June 6, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A) Hardware:HTC has built a tremendous smartphone.HTC One (M8) is beyond any expectations when it comes to build quality.HTC One (M8) has even raised the bar, even higher than 2013 HTC One.Not ONLY it's made of a single piece of premium aluminum body, it also has a relatively lightweight, a great feel in the hand and a luxurious look.The curved back is awesome and fits perfectly in my hand.The Gun Metal Grey HTC One (M8) is stunningly good-looking. All of my friends love it.I loved the tiny hairlines on the back of the HTC One (M8) â€“ though there are plenty of cases to protect my HTC One (M8), but I never keep it in a case. I love the look and feel of it.I couldn't believe it till Iâ€™ve held it. Thatâ€™s why you have to â€œSee it, Feel itâ€Boom Sound Front Dual Speakers and the Noise Cancellation intelligent chip are champions!My voice, and other partyâ€™s voice, are really clear in the noisiest environment (Sometimes I have to make a phone call from a factoryâ€™s production yard, with all machinery running, and the in-call sound clarity is awesome).Phone calls now are at their best with HTC One (M8)The all Ultrapixel Camera with the Depth of Field Sensor, on the back are both innovations.My photos have never looked clearer in the darkest environments.I create awesome â€œBokehâ€ effects, right from my phone, without any third party app, only using my HTC One (M8) camera.My selfies and my video calls have never been enjoyable, before I bought my HTC One (M8)The front facing 5 megapixels camera makes it awesome for you to shine.Battery life is better than what I had on my previous HTC phones (HTC OneX/X+ - HTC One M7), for my same moderate usage pattern.I, now, seldom use the external battery bank to charge my HTC One to make it last through the night.Thereâ€™s, also, the â€œExtreme Power Saving Modeâ€, packed with the HTC One (M8) and itâ€™s truly a life saver when you need to make a phone call the most.Cell phone signal, Mobile Data, WiFi and Bluetooth have no problems whatsoever.I get a relatively faster GPS lock on my HTC One, compared to my previous HTC phones, which is amazing.B) SoftwareHTC One has an even better experience with the HTC Sense 6, on top of latest Android Kit Kat.Sense 6 is truly lighter than previous Sense versions; itâ€™s minimal, but very capable.I never experienced any lag, on my HTC One, switching from app to app.I love that I can group all the apps in â€œFoldersâ€, right in the â€œApp Trayâ€,I use â€œCustomâ€ mode to sort my apps and move them around the app tray.This is very awesome, as I used to have my most frequently used apps on folders on my main homescreen, now all my folders are one click away, right in the app trey, saving space on my other homescreens.When I first bought my HTC One (M8), I tried to explore HTC Blink Feed. It took me absolutely no time to customize what I need to be shown on Blink Feed. I loved it.I love that Blink Feed can be set to Automatically Refresh, only on WiFi. If Iâ€™m on Mobile Internet, I drag the Blink Feed down to refresh.I love the HTC Music Player with rich voice and sound enhancer,I love hearing music from the stereoDual Front Facing Boom Sound front speakers and even with my headphones.I love that the Music Player can actually pull down the lyrics and album arts and show them on screen.Camera app is now better than ever.You can switch modes on the camera to Camera, take shots and enjoy the tremendous editing features available to play with.I really enjoyed playing with U Focus, Foregrounder, Seasons and Dimension Plus.You can switch modes on the camera to ZOE and enjoy the seamlessness of three operations.Takes a single shot, by clicking once, take a window of 3 seconds shot, and 20 still shots, and if you keep the button pressed the video mode will lock, automatically.This gives you the whole thing from still shots to awesome video to capture the momentThis enables you to do tremendous editing! I love all the editing modes, especially the â€œAlways Smileâ€ which enables me to choose the best scene of a group of my friends.You can remove unneeded moving objects! ZOE is really smarts enough to determine what objects you may need to take out! Mainly moving! I love this option a lot.I love the â€œSequence Shotâ€ mode available, taking a set of photos and then choosing best 5 is brilliant.HTC Sense Gallery is enhanced with awesome themes to customize your 30 seconds highlights video, which is created automatically.I loved the 30 Seconds Highlights Video. It highlights your whole day.I loved the themes I can use to bring the Highlights Video.The HTC Gallery is the best and most live galley.HTC ZOE Share is very fun, I loved that I can share the whole event with photos,I can choose what to share.HTC ZOE Share creates a full event with Title and Location.One new great feature now on the HTC One (M8) is the Motion Gesture Launch.I love that I now do not have to reach high to press the power button,Double tap, or swipe left, or swipe right, or swipe up, or even use the swipe down to launch the Voice Dialer.Hope my experience helps.Engadget Reader90June 6, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Cold to touch, stunning to look at and even better when you turn it on!! As you can see after two months use I am so impressed with this phone. First off, HTC have continued along the same lines as last yearâ€™s flagship phone by going for aluminium and that instantly makes the handset feel premium. It feels slightly curvier in your hand than last yearâ€™s offering and is slightly bigger, however the size increase is really not noticeable and I was so comfortable with it in my hand within an hour.The phone itself ticks every box, it has a vibrant screen, quality and loud built in speakers, the software is vastly improved and makes for a lot better user experience as well, it feels fast and zippy with no lag at all. You will notice from the back it has two camera lenses as well. Is this a gimmick? Perhaps, but if used correctly it really does what it says on the tin and adds depth to photos. Iâ€™ve played around a lot with the camera and donâ€™t let the 4 megapixels fool you or put you off. The camera is perfect point and snap photography capturing images well and for the more advanced photographer the ability to easily adjust settings will appeal. The ability to create 30 second videos made up of pics and 3 second clips is a great way to capture days and have a talking point after when shared with friends.For me it is touches like this which push this into the excellent bracket and set it apart from the very good.It also has some neat little touches like putting your phone to your ear to answer calls, and double tapping the screen to start which really add to the user experience.I really have nothing but love for this phone, there are a couple of little things I would like to have seen done differently, maybe the HTC bar removed from the bottom of the screen and the very thin plastic the screen sits in could do with being strengthened as it does nick fairly easily, but these are minor irritations and personal opinions. Last yearâ€™s M7 seemed to be the criticsâ€™ phone of choice and Iâ€™d be surprised if this updated M8 didnâ€™t follow suit.If you are already an Android user upgrade now, if you are use anything else seriously consider upgrading!Engadget Reader100June 6, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I have had the HTC One M8 for about a month maybe a little over. I absolutely love this device. I feel like it will never have any issues. I am not worried about dropping it or putting it in a case, which speak to the build quality of the device. The motion launch gestures took some getting used to, but once I did, it became a very useful trick. Especially during those times in bed where using two hands is just too tiring. The sound quality is similar to the HTC One M7, and so that means it is fantastic. I am a YouTube junkie, and usually am watching videos while outside. So being able to hear them without having to carry my headphones around is a big plus. I love the Duo camera features. UFocus has become one of my norms now when taking pics. Although I wish these features were available when taking photos under manual settings and not just when using â€œautoâ€. I find that I donâ€™t need to charge my device every day, though I do charge it at night due to habit. I am a heavy user so my battery can drain at any moment, this is why I also love the addition of the Extreme Power Saving Mode-havenâ€™t had to use it yet, but nice to know itâ€™s there. Calls come in clear, when T-Mobiles network allows me to, and video quality is perfect. I am not sure what else to say, I absolutely love the HTC One M8, and if youâ€™re considering it, than I hope this has helped you to make the right decision.Engadget Reader100June 5, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!After using my htc one m8 for a week my first impression are very good,I loved the original one m7 and I can't believe they have managed to improve the full metal uni-body from 75% to 90% and it feels even better in the hand and feels just right in your hand with a lovely 5inch screen running kit Kat 4.4.2 and the new htc sense 6 and with the new snapdragon 801 processor it runs smoothly with lovely features like BlinkFeed which now gets updated like one or two features on Google playstire now instead of waiting for a major update so it is always the latest update for that app,the camera is a duo -focus ultra-pixel camera with some nice features like ufocus,zoe,sketch and have had no problem taken photos.The battery is outstanding and I get roughly 18 hrs on average before I hit 50% using social media,camera and surfing the web and with the fast charge capabilities on this smartphone is a winnerEngadget Reader100June 4, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Amazing CraftmanshipThe HTC One M8 is the most stunning device i ever hold in my hand, the full Metal body makes him fantastic to hold, a rush of feelings cross our head when holding it.And it proves that HTC is listening to their customer's, that is always improving and innovating and taking the Smartphone world to the next level. Amazing 5 inch screen, enviable resolution, vivid images and fluid. Sound from the stereo speakers enhanced by BoomSound, leaving a crystal clear and fantastic sound, leaving no one indifferent. This is a truly multimedia device, where everything comes to life with the dazzling colours.Photos are clearer and sharper with the Double Ultrapixel camera, and i can play the Seasons feature and Ufocus to foreground the background.The new Sense 6 just bring more colour and customization to the HTC One M8, the new interface of the Blinkfeed makes more easy to find the news that cares more to us.Extreme Powersave Mode makes the battery last almost forever and is a great aid for when we are running out of battery, making possible to get to a wall plug.In sumon tis is the most outstanding device in the world, from the best brand of the world.Engadget Reader100June 3, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!One would think that there is nothing much to improve upon the HTC One (M7) as it was sleek, powerful and excellence and HTC One M8 would just be an incremental upgrade that give you only a minimum performance boost or some gimmick features like some other manufacturer out there which does not worth upgrading at all.HTC have proven everyone wrong, the HTC One M8 have a few key improvement and innovations, which make it another revolutionary device in the mobile industry. After upgrading from an HTC One (M7) to an HTC One M8 on 5 April 14, both myself and my girlfriend is still amazed with the improvement HTC brought to the M8, and I must share it with you:1. Duo Camera - While people are skeptical and some reviews are constantly claiming the low megapixel count will means low quality pictures. This is not true, the optic performance of the ultra-pixel camera along with the supporting lens is superb. The added depth information allow the pictures to have better color reproduction, the ability to refocus the shots after taking is just something that was only available in DSLR previously.2. Amazing Battery Life - The average battery life of my HTC One M7 was 18-20 hrs with about 3 hrs of screen on time, which is pretty amazing, my daily data usage is about 150-200MB on 4G network all time. With the same usage pattern I now get an average of 24hrs with 5-6hrs of screen on time. Some friends are getting two full days of usage isn't that amazing?3. The new BlinkFeed - Okay blinkfeed was available in the HTC One M7, but HTC have redesign it and it is now become better. A lot of people are thinking BlinkFeed is flipboard, my answer is that is totally wrong, blinkfeed work very differently, it is more intelligent and more seemless in usage. Basically once you have set up the information source that you are interested in, blinkfeed will create a profile and make the information available in a screen and it get updated as per the schedule.There are many more great features that I am still exploring after a month of using it. If you are out in the market looking for a new phone, this phone although is a little pricey is actually a bargain because of it quality and functionality. So get yours now!Engadget Reader90May 30, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Phone is amazing. It quickly responds to my actions and has yet to freeze up on me. Beautiful Design and amazing screen. Gestures come in quite handy and the speakers are out of this world for a cell phone. Switch from iPhone to this and was concerned at first if i would miss the simplicity of my iPhone but this thing is amazing.Engadget Reader90May 28, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100May 25, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!brought this phone as decided to upgrade from iPhone 5s as got sick of it being the same as all the other iPhone as apple have only had a few new fetures so decided to get the m8 and would not regret it as is a solid stable phone had no problems with it as with older phone e.g. samsung - plastic being destroyed easy and feeling cheap would recon mend this phone 100%Engadget Reader80May 20, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90May 12, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Great Phone, I am simply in love with it. Have always been an HTC guy but this one re-defines the cell-phone technology. Amazing !!Engadget Reader90May 11, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I bought this phone over S5 and am very happy with my decision. Reasons for giving it 5 stars:-It has a great design and build. Metal body is great and feels very premium. -sense UI is ok; however, the optimisations done by HTC are great. The UI is super smooth and very responsive. It is even better than an IPhone. -battery life is pretty good. It is better at times than my previous phone(Note 2)-fast processor makes every task blazing fast-Camera is very good for everyday use (phone is never meant to replace the DSLR) -There is not too much bloatware-great sound and speaker quality-motion gestures are useful and convenient (not too many, just right) -touch screen customisable (if rooted) navbar buttons Some drawbacks:-The low pixel count in camera, might be a problem for some who use this as only camera-Screen is not as Vibrant as AMOLED screens. I would sincerely recommend this to anyone who wants to buy a high end phone.Engadget Reader90May 11, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetMichael80May 4, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100April 27, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The HTC One (M8) has everything that made the M7 the best phone of 2013, It is easy to use , fast , has a excellent camera and a beautiful design. The official engadget review dinged this device on the overall score for not being as innovative as the M7 but still gave excellent reviews to the the iPhone 5s as well as the Galaxy s5. If you are looking for the best phone of this year the HTC One (M8) is it.Genjinaro100April 25, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Honestly, there isn't much to say... Buy it. It is what an Android smartphone should be. HTC couldn't say that with the M7, the M8 is the diamond polished, with an SD Card slot.Any lengthy review from me about this would probably make me sound like I'm gushing. It is that good. Your only tough choice would be is deciding the carrier to get it on & the color if options are available.Engadget Reader70April 25, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100April 25, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This phone deserves to be the best phone on the market today. Yes, it's not as innovative as the previous One but the speed has improved and the screen has gotten bigger. It has so many more little features but yet it's still pretty simple and such a fun device to use.Engadget Reader100April 25, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Hi people. I have recently upgraded to Htc One M8. I had the M7 previously. I used Lg G2, Iphone 5, Nokia 1520 and i also checked galaxy s5 troughly. Let me tell you, Htc One M8 is one of the best i have ever seen. I am still trying to work out how they managed to design such a beautiful phone. The metal curves is just an engineering miracle. The build quality is second to none. Nothing compares. Iphone 5-5s is a joke trust me. I will cover the differences in m8 compare to m7.* Battery is more powerful in m8, around 6-7 hours real on screen time compare to 4-5 hours on m7.* Screen is much more clean, vivid colors, brighter, very touch responsive almost like silk. Bigger screen definitely a plus without any problems of holding it. its the same width but longer. On screen keys dont make much of a problem.* The new sense UI is awsome butter smooth. IOS follows behind. Sense ui is faster then ever with the new snapdragon 801. Almost instant.* The speakers are on par with m7 even better i should say because it sounds abit louder just as HTC promised. They weren't lying. I was a bit spectical going from M7 64 gb to M8. Because m7 had the beats. But do not worry. Its perfect. M8 has better speakers. I did a research. They reported that, the M8 has harman kardon amps to support. Which is better then Beats. So i have no complaints at all regarding speakers.* Now the second camera is really not a gimmick. I have used it. And personally, it is a very welcome feature. It does work and its amazing. The 3d effects are something nice to play with as well. The camera is so fast, you just have to try it yourself. I was a bit sad when i had the m7. Comparing to Iphone 5, it was a bit slower. But M8 is so fast, even Iphone 5s wont come close. Plus, you can take pictures with the volume key. That is something i really look for on my phone, previously couldnt do that with my M7. The HDR feature is ten times better now. It really has improved with better lighting, you can definitely see the difference between M& and M8. Also the front cam is realy improved. It does take clean photos, much better resolution.* Also regarding battery, The M8 charges much much quicker now. Infact it charges quicker then the iphones. This was much needed.* The M8 does not get hot as M7. Since i began using it, i have not felt any heat on my phone, which is very interesting. Thats because , with M7, i had this problem a lot. The heat was very annoying. It could go up to 45 degrees at times. I could feel the heat trough my beautiful UAG case. So think about it. Now M8 is so cool, it operates perfectly.* i do miss the inbuilt 64 gb. There is no doubt. I already about to run out of room in my inbuilt memory of 16gb. Memory card expansion is very welcome feature. Though i wish i could have had the 32 gb version. But no where to find that. Though they did mention 16 and 32 gb version on release. But still I could live with that i guess. Moving apps to sd card doesnt help much as it moves a certain part of the app. It is about 10-20 percent of the file.* The headphones are the same. I do love these headphones. Every other phone has headphones that are like from a toyshop. Even the iphone ones. But sony z2 will have good ones with their release.* The motion gesture launch feature on M8 is awesome. Forget fingerprint and the rest. I never lost my phone, never needed pins or anything like that. A smart person dont really need those. Who would like to have their fingerprints in the NSA data centres? Iphone lovers and s5 users will no doubt.Coming to motion launch, with one swipe to right im in the home screen. One swipe up im back to where i was left in an app. with one swipe down , make a call to your contacts. You really have to use this to understand what i am talking about. Its so convenient.* One downside with my M8 is , it still has the same led light notifications which i cant modify. This really is sad. I thought HTC would rectify this as many users complained about this with M7.* To me the bezel where HTC logo sits is not a big deal. It doesnt bother me at all. Though it would have been much more clever to put the HTC logo on speaker grill. But as HTC said, apparently there is much going under there so looks like they needed that extra space for now.Last thing i have to add here is M9. It will be the king of the phones for sure. HTC teased already regarding a new camera with flush zoom camera built in the M9. So this is allready exiting. Hope this review helps anyone who has some questions in their mind.Htc One M8 does not lag at all. Lg G2 did lag. Back buttons were a joke. Screen wasnt bright as M8. Ui was not as bad as touchwiz though definitely can not be compared to sense ui. Battery was very good no doubt. Camera was slow but took very detailed nice photos. Was taking amazing photos really. Videos were bad , they have problems with ois, constantly breathing. Speakers were not adequate. Htc One M7 did lag minimal. Nokia 1520 no lags at all but it lost alot from the ui and the apps and usability. Built quality was good but it was too big. Camera was very good but a bit slow.As much as i could see from few galaxy S5s i used, there is still lag current on them even thought with the latest snapdragon. The camera is really not fast comparing to M8. Opening apps on S5 is fairly slower comparing to M8. Touchwiz is a joke. I got lost in it. LOL.. Water resistant feature and removable battery is good. M8 is the new king again this year no doubt. Cheers.Engadget Reader80April 23, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetDeyvid80April 23, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100April 21, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Love this phone ,it is different,battery is great and very powerfull.Engadget Reader50April 21, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!It was a disappointment I had high hopes after 3 days of hard intense use , this phone is trash...Engadget Reader90April 17, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The HTC One M8 is a fantastic device that is only hindered by an underpowered camera. If they only would've of used at least an 8 megapixel camera in this phone. It would've been rated a 10 instead of 9. Despite of this this phone is the best phone on the market with only the Sony Xperia Z2 coming close and probably the future iPhone 6.Engadget Reader90April 13, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This review isn't going to go into as much detail as the review Engadget did, but is more just a few thoughts I have as an owner who's used it for a couple of weeks. Furthermore, this 'review' isn't going to be comparing the phone against it's predecessor (though some shots at its competitors might be made). I want to address what a lot of people think of as a 'bad' camera, and also a couple of other points that many reviews have left out. Lets start with the quality of this phone. I read the review on Engadget before I made my purchase, and one thought that really stuck out at me was that the brushed finish on the metal was really nice. So nice in fact, that the phone was slippery. I can not stress enough how true this is. Yes, the phone looks fantastic. However, if you're trying to use it with one hand in the car, you're probably going to drop it. The sides are really skinny, and the back doesn't do much to help you grip it. For that reason, I recommend buying a case for this phone. Not only that, the finish is very prone to light scuffing. I've had mine for two weeks, and there's already a (hardly noticeable) scratch in one of the corners. Also, the glass of the screen literally sticks up off the body of the phone. Not sure how great that is at resisting breaks (maybe you drop it on the side or something?) but that might be one more reason to get a case. I don't own a case for it yet, but it is definitely on my agenda.Second, the camera. It's not a terrible camera. It is only 4 MP (UP for you fanboys) but it definitely is capable of taking a pretty picture. Don't count on it to replace your fancy 300 dollar mirrorless 24x zoom point and shoot or your 1000 dollar dslr on a tripod. The camera was (presumably) designed for people who use their phones for snapchat, facebook, and other such applications. The shutter speed is amazing. Every time I press the 'shoot' button, I take like 10 pictures (of which the phone lets me pick the best), but again, that's after pressing the button once (I need to work on my ability to tap it seems).Some people might call the effects on the camera gimmicky. For the most part, I would agree. However, the implementation of these gimmicks has been really well done, and for what they are, they look really nice. Personally, I've been using the depth of field option quite a bit to give my pictures a little more pizazz. It's interesting, but not something everyone is going to use or care about. The camera isn't great, but it isn't terrible, and it really should be up to you whether or not you need that in a phone. For me, I hardly ever use the camera except for documentation purposes, in which case I'm just making notes, so zooming isn't really necessary (zooming being the one downfall of this camera). Lastly, I just want to talk about the speakers. This is probably the most original thing about the phone, and probably one of the biggest reasons to buy this phone. You hear EVERYTHING. When you call someone, you will never ask them to repeat themselves because your phone had a reception issue, or because your phone's tiny speaker behind your phone's tiny grill couldn't accurately decode the signal. If your friends are at a concert for example, where it is very loud, you will be able to tell what song the band is playing over all the noise in the crowd (speaking from experience). Boomsound, while that sounds gimmicky too, is actually really nice. I use my phone a lot in the car to play music. I play that music over an audio cassette tape that has a headphone jack attached. The sound quality is incredible, especially when compared to my old phone. Futhermore, if you like games, the sound that comes out of these little speakers really adds something to the experience. I like racing games, so actually hearing the cars revving up and what not at frequencies within the human ears normal range (not the high pitched noise phones with smaller (read: average) speakers use) is quite nice.Really, its a nice phone. No HDMI out (sort of a bummer), so if you want to play things on your TV, you need to have chromecast or an SD card reader. I would really recommend this to anyone who loves android but wants what iPhone has had every year: a premium experience. Another comment I might add: the best reason to buy this over the S5 or the G3 is the build quality, the speakers, and sense. I didn't talk a lot about sense, mostly because Engadget did a great job covering that, but sense is really nice. Some people may not like blinkfeed, which is fine, but every other feature is really something. It is incredibly light, but if you hate sense, there's always the google play version of the phone (I've also heard that you can switch between the two via root). The metal on this is really stunning. People will want to touch it, so be prepared to wipe it clean now and again.Engadget Reader100April 12, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetTim100April 11, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I previously owned M7, I liked it, but not as much as love my new M8. Although M7 had the aluminum body, the plastic around the edges made that phone incomplete. In my opinion M8 is the best looking android based smartphone. The design and built in quality are just superb! The new Sense 6 got a nice facelifting, and great new colors trough out the software. The screen also better than in M7, it reproduces better, juicier colors.Engadget Reader100April 7, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This phone is absolutely amazing. In my opinion it is the greatest phone out there at the moment, and its competitors (S5 and Sony Z2) might be watertight, and have a better all-round camera, but they get beaten on all the points that matters the most to me such as design, form factor. The stereo speakers are great for watching something when alone, or with friends.. and the headset AUX entrance is probably the best on the market thanks to its advanced chips that has been improved upon even further after their cooperation with Beats by Dr. Dre, for those who are looking for a phone with good music capabilities.Engadget Reader90April 7, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100April 7, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100April 3, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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).Engadget Reader90April 3, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100April 2, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I purchased the HTC One when it first came out and immediately noticed some limitations. There was no SD Card slot and that was my major issue. Now, with the HTC One M8, that concern is gone. The M8 feels great in your hand, but it can be slippery if you don't have a good grip on the phone. The interface is clean and easy to work with. It feels really comfortable to navigate and rarely hesitates. The notification area is way more efficient than my Galaxy S 4. The camera seems fine, but I have had an issue where the camera will crash every time I open it in portrait mode. It works fine in landscape mode, but as soon as I rotate the phone it crashes. This just happened today, and I am sure it would be fixed with a software reset. Overall, I really love this phone and I couldn't be paid to take another galaxy, even the 5. HTC has figured out what users want, especially with the six month guarantee that they will fix a cracked screen.Engadget Reader100April 2, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!So far this phone is blazing fast at every single task I set out to perform. Camera isn't to be knocked it's pretty darn good for its resolution. Calls sound damn good, the Boomsound is something else entirely, it can actually make your ears hurt at full volume. Display is Full HD and looks phenomenal as well as the design of the phone. Sense UI continues to blow me away with its clean build and ease of use. Battery holds up much better than previous HTC phones which was in the past my only gripe with HTC. Saving it for last the memory management of this phone is great and regularly reserves a full megabyte of ram by itself and that's a huge plus in the speed department. Don't knock this phone before you give it a fair shot, it's worth grabbing and frankly it's more than a match for the S5 and that joke UI TouchWiz. Don't take my word for it though, get yours today and thank me tomorrow :)Engadget Reader90March 31, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100March 25, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Ok... After playing with the device for a few hours I can firmly say that the iPhone 6 better be the best phone ever because the M8 has any iPhone beat. Coming from an iPhone and waiting for the M8 to come out I didn't know what to expect. I can say with out a doubt that the M8 is the phone to beat