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HTC One (M8) Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 266 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by I totally heart HTC phones Ever since I was given a HTC phone by a friend, I fell in love with it. M8 is the 4th HTC phone I have owned. Battery life has improved TREMENDOUSLY over the different models (Cha Cha, One, Butterfly). I think poor battery life almost stopped me from using HTC initially. I stayed on cos I really like the HTCSense and feel of the whole phone (both software and hardware). In terms of Camera, I think the Butterfly seems to perform better in terms of focus and stabilising. I have hands that tend to shake when taking photos and I am impatient. So in a way, I think the iPhone cam is still faster and thus more successful takes. IF my hands are stable enough, the quality of the photos taken on my M8 or Butterfly is much better than that of an iPhone. Nonetheless, I highly recommend this phone. I am eagerly looking forward for the next HTC One. :) September 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Vaidas Lengvinas When i first came across HTC brand it was back in 2006.I was working in Iceland and a friend sold me this Qtek 8310, even tho it was bearing other brands name it was actually made by HTC. At that time it was one of the best smartphones available in the market, really solid build, had latest Windows Mobile 5.0 OS and had one of the best screens available on mobile devices, so there my long and rewarding "friendship" with HTC begun. Even tho all my friends jumped the bandwagon , I mean they all had either Nokia of some sort, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Siemens or Alcatel.But I was sticking to this unknown brand(at that time).After some 2 years of happy usage of Qtek 8310 it was time for an upgrade. So I was wondering in mobile phones shop in Iceland and one device caught my attention - HTC Advantage x7510, it was huge, at that time, with 5 inch screen, had that magnetic attachable keyboard, that was a neat feature and all that wraped in a beautiful leather case. I couldn't resist and bought my first true HTC device.Those stereo speakers were incredibly loud, i remember rocking mp3 files by the lake one time, all my friend were really impressed by this rather unique device while still using those simple Nokia phones many of them couldn't even play mp3 files. And loading those pages on 5 inch screen over 3g was really something, i caught many people throwing a glimpse or two at my HTC while i was browsing web while using public transport.That was one unique and good companion. 2 more years passed and there was all that hype building about Android OS and Android devices. I knew already that HTC were making them, actually i was heartwarmingly surprised when HTC made 1st Android device under the name Dream. It was a cool device, with sliding keyboard big high res screen.But i wasn't convinced by OS yet at that time, I gave time for it to evolve and see where will it go.But in 2010, while i was working in England i came across a Vodafone store and there I saw HTC Desire, they gave me to test it on the spot and I really liked it, the speed, the brightness of the screen, the feel of this truly solid device was all the motivation i needed - bought this device and i couldn't been any happier at that time! The Android OS was super fast compared to my HTCs Advantage x7510 sluggish Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional it was just phenomenal! It was my first Android OS experience brought by my loving brand HTC. Little bit later I decided to go for and upgrade, because my friend was so impressed by Desire he wanted something like that from HTC, i convinced him to buy with me a Desire HD, it had even better specs over Desire, so we bought together. I brought in another(hopefully) loyal HTC brand lover. I was literally in love with desire HD, it had great camera, nearly perfect screen, all the connectivity I needed. I used this phone for two and a half years, I traveled to England, France, Netherlands, Latvia , Lithiania, took some great pictures with my Desire HD, a truly amazing phone, whitch, by the way, still works and is used by my brother to this very day(2014 -09-16)! Screen is cracked it has some scratches and bruises but it works perfectly. So days were passing by I was happier than ever with my Desire HD and I barely noticed that 2012 was here. I was working in France at that time and those ads started to pop up on tv about HTC One X, so after some time when i got back to my home town in Lithuania i checked Omnitel carrier if they had white version of One X and it id, after spending some time in shop with all new One X i couldn't resist it, had to own it, it was brilliant device, that polycarbonate unibody gave that warm feeling in hand and that firm grip. I checked Galaxy, the rival, but it felt so much "cheaper", I didn't even considered any other phone over HTC X, it came even with Beats Audio, as a music lover, that was perfect match, nice solid device with enhanced audio capabilities and gorgeous looks. Used it for a six months and loved it every day with it. When, while sill working in France, i noticed that WiFi signal become really weak, you have to be almost by the router to get connected to WiFi, i knew the router was working fine, other were using it with no issues so i did some online search and found out that a batch of One X was with defective WiFi antennas witch may cause this weak performance over WiFi network or may cause even more issues. After couple more days mine HTC One X just shut down itself and didn't turned on no matter what. since I bought it in Lithuania under carrier Omnitel i was left in France with no phone, nor contacts and I Still had 4 weeks of work to do. so I waited patiently for almost a month, got back to my home country, rushed to Omnitel and asked to fix it cause i was still under warranty and i found out by serial number in the the official HTC statement regarding lose WiFi antenna that my phone might be affected by it. I had only two weeks in Lithuania, and of course they didn't managed to fix or replace my HTC One X by that time, so i had to leave to France for two more months with other phone, my good old HTC Desire HD. So after those two months when i came back i went to my carrier and they told me that they couldn't fix it, they agree it was a defective unit and it wasn't my fault, but they just couldn't fix it. And since they were not selling this model anymore they can't replace with new one either.So after 4 months of waiting, paying on monthly basis, cause I got this phone on contract, I was left with no HTC One X... It kinda dissapointed me in a way, cause it was HTC companys flagship device and I happen to got the defective one. But, i thougth to myself we all do mistakes, let's move on not a big deal. They offered me other brand phones, but i refused, after all those years I developed this weird attachment to HTC brand, I really wanted to stay loyal even tho it looked silly to others. I agreed to wait, I didn't even demanded my money back cause i was fallowing HTC news and I knew that all new HTC One(m7) is just behind the corner. So after some time, month or two i was one of the first costumers in Lithuania to get my hands on all new HTC One(m7). And oh boy was it worth the wait! Absolute beast in terms of hardware, looks and feel.And I only had to pay the price difference between this new phone and my "lost" HTC One X. So on behalf of saved money I even bought my sister HTC Windows Phone 8S. And what the the upcoming year with my HTC One(m7) it was, visited so many places, took thousands of pictures, it helped me with those almost one hour trips to work and back with countless hours of music, was a great companion and a communication device all those months spend in other countries while I was working. Great phone, the best for me! Until recent days... It was day like all others, I came back from work, took shower, made myself some food and as usually connected to Facebook, Viber, Whatsapp and since the battery was low I tried to connect my wall charger but the orange light won't come up, it's like it wasn't even connected, tried other charger the same thing, tried to connect to PC still nothing. First thing I did started googling and it hit me. Many many people were having this issue, it won't charge up unless battery is fully depleted and phone is switched off. I tried everything, resetting the settings, making it all factory settings again, resetting while holding the volume key, all kinds of combinations. Tried this recalibrating the battery by charging it for ten minutes and later hold on both volume keys and the power button fro 2 minutes, phone just restarted for couple times and nothing happened. Tried booting phone with fast boot switched off - nothing helped, it only charges to some weird point (up to 64%) while the phone is completely discharged and remains switched off and after you power it on it only stays for couple hours. There were so many so called attempts on the inernet to fix this but nothing really helped. People were really desperate to try anything to bring their phone back to life. And my phone, while I'am away from home is the main communication device: calls, sms, various messengers and so on. And at this point it's just unusable. All the online articles points to the maker - HTC to be precise, for some hardware failure. I just can't believe 2nd flagship HTC device and 2nd defective. I'am really in a bad mood, i still have 4 more weeks before i can return to my home country and to my carrier to take care of this issue, but the main reason is that after all those years, 8 years with HTC i was let down by their flagship devices, witch ones were suppose to boost my confidence in them even further. I just gave up, two weeks now and I'am in constant frustration with my once beloved HTC One(m7) I always was agitating for HTC as a brand behind solid devices, not blindly advising to buy it, but pointing out the pros.I like this company, I like the devices they produced over the years, I saw them evolving, I was part of it from very beginning. But as for now i'am really struggling, I'am really disappointed in HTC. I don't ask for anything or want anything I just want to be heard and to let the someone from HTC to know how their unfortunate "mistakes" affect some loyal costumers, best regards. September 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by YOU REALLY GOT TO GET ONE OF THESE! I really don't know what to say! This phone is like 5 times better than the iPhone! I've been using iphone 4 so long and I practically didn't want to change. But a friend of mine just told me to try his phone (which was an HTC One M8) and guess what, I literally fell in love with it! People who think that an iPhone is the best phone u can ever find, I can assure you that once u try one of these, you'll never want an iPhone again in ur life! September 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent I just love my phone! After doing extensive research I finally found a phone I like. I really like apple's quality, but not ios. I love the features of samsung, but it looks and feels like a toy. What's left? HTC!! I love this phone but one thing I hate about it is that it gets extremely hot during rough gaming and youtube watching for a long period of time. September 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by not so great as expected I had a HTC One X before One (M8). Some things are better, but there are a lot of things that were nicer to One X: live wallpapers (especially weather - which misses on One M8), ringtones, notification tones. I hate all new ringtones and notifications tones which all sound metallic. Also, the previous notes application was better. Now, to do a note, I must select first a template, from ones which are for teenagers or kids, I think. I didn't liked the fact that I couldn't transfer my old notes to the new phone, because they are not compatible, apparently. :(. I don''t like the fact that I cannot remove Blinkfeed from my panels. Other minus is at Contacts: you cannot put the label mobile twice for a person. I have a lot of contacts with two mobile numbers... This was a minus at One X too, but I think they should improved it.... Overall I like the phone, but a pointed the minuses in order to improved the next models. September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hold it to Feel it Became htc fan now, this phone is extremely beautiful, o my god the packing of the phone was 2 beautiful that didnt opened the phone for 2 days, after opening i was shoked to see this beautiful phone, it looks stunning more than the image i saw, what can i say, i have nothing bad to say about this phone, it worth's a single penny. the screen looks so amazing, the phone is extremely fast and got android update out of the box, what else can one expect. the camera works very well, pics are like real life like. colors are so much realistic. if you are thinking to buy this phone simple don't think, go and buy this, because if you don't get it you wont be able to feel the beauty, the dot view case is an additional top notch feature, the tv remote, omg cant stop telling features. thank you htc for making this beautiful phone which was only possible by you. forget about other well reputed brands after using htc. sence 6 works fluid. i was a big fan of Sony but after using htc forget about any other brand, HTC HTC HTC all the way in past, present & future thank you htc September 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing Phone This is the best phone of 2014. Even though it has the specs of the 2013 HTC somehow killed it. The battery life,design,speakers are all top notch. It took me a few weeks to decide which smartphone to take and i had many options in mind like samsung galaxy s5, lg g3. But this is the best among them. If you want a phone with a better camera then you might not like this because the camera is just average. Just love my phone. August 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by What Else is New!!!! I have owned every type,make and model of cellphone for a lot of years because I am a lot of years old,when I gave up my last two phones which were a Note 3 and S5 I wasn't sure if I would like the M8 but I do,my Daughter said I found my match in the M8 and she is right.I love the vfeel of it when I hold it and the speed is really amazing when texting or on the Web,this will be the only phone I will ever need because it is technologically sound. For all the other phone owners that are about to buy a new cell phone ask yourself "What else Is New". August 24, 2014
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