HTC M7 leaks again, alongside claimed Sense 5.0 screenshots
0. phoneArena 21 Jan 2013, 01:51 posted on
Purported image, not render, of the rumored HTC flagship codenamed M7 has appeared, and allegedly is showing us a glimpse of HTC Sense 5.0, the next stage in the Taiwanese phone maker's own Android coat of interface paint...
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1. tiara6918 (Posts: 1107; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
I hope this is not the real and final m7, htc can do better than this!
4. MeoCao (unregistered)
We geeks naturally want new design all the time. But building on success is the proven strategy. Butterfly is successful and very cost effective design so it's understandable HTC uses the design for M7.
SS has been doing the same thing. Actually all SS phones now look like GS3 and sell by truck loads.
6. tiara6918 (Posts: 1107; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Yeah most of us want a new design and I suppose htc is now trying not to put all its attention on build quality(design is one example). In my opinion, the design of the butterfly(with those red colors), one x and even sensation are more attractive than this leaked m7 pictures. But since they're moving on with a new strategy(innovation ), let's just see how it goes
20. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Agreed. But the design of this phone is more like an android version of the WP 8X than butterfly/DNA. Anyone who disagrees with me, you're welcome to thumb me down.
21. MeoCao (unregistered)
I disagree, this design has curved glass screen which is raised from the borders, 8X has flat screen.
The similar features are minor like the speaker...
27. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
both droid DNA and 8x have curved glass screen, just so you know :)
28. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
both 8x and DNA have curved glass display.
30. terabyteRouser (Posts: 358; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
but this phone looks better than any samsung phone and people buy those like hotcakes
3. MeoCao (unregistered)
This looks credible, very handsome device. It looks like Butterfly which is not bad.
Hopefully the phone will have new cool features more than Butterfly beside the screen size.
5. flower99 (banned) (Posts: 54; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)
agree, i always love sense. But ever since i saw xperia z, i fell like every poly device overshadowed... I hope its not final design...
7. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1119; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
looks like the designer was a bit lazy ,
17. Feanor (Posts: 184; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)
I agree. HTC never managed a high quality design. They were always good with high quality of materials and good construction but not with design itself. All my product designer acquaintances always regard HTC design well below Apple, Nokia and Sony. I am afraid that for me even Samsung is doing better than HTC in terms of design, apart from materials used.
23. lkjhg755 (Posts: 69; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)
HTC one x had a great design at the time, it both looks and feels better than the older Sony and Nokia models. I mean Sony did catch up later last year but I wouldn't call HTC behind. (Though is it just me or did the DNA look little lopsided.)
25. Feanor (Posts: 184; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)
Well, hmm... I knew that my comment would be unpopular here but I speak only about my experience. No one I ever asked found HTCs good looking. They have a generic soapbar design and undefined detailing. Or sometimes really thoughtless design like the old Sensation with its cheesy rear. I'm constantly asking people and usually the iPhone comes on top of their preferences and now the Xperia Z is all the rave. I have the suspicion that maybe I'm not the only one who thinks like this, because this may explain why HTC is suddenly doing so bad recently, even if their models from a spec point of view are always near the top.
29. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Hm... for some reason all the people I know think HTC designs are good looking, except they wanted power of design, so they went to SGS3.
9. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Sense 5 offers some bits from windows phone, it seems ..just makes it better looking
10. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
I don't want sense to be toned down . One of the reason I like sense other than its beauty is the in your face BOLD approach
11. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1119; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
same idea here , sense was different because it was very bold and clean , this looks like they applied dry paint over vanilla icons and steamed ironed them flat
14. amiroo (Posts: 239; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
woww there is very beautifull monster..
sense 5 is unique..very sipmle and clean..
like it..go m7
15. wildcard (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)
it will be a great phone like people was saying about samsung galaxy s3 is to big or is urly an see what happin an that what it count
16. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5430; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
the M7 could be the beginning of a new love affair between HTC and myself. i'm liking the looks of this phone (aside from the capacative keys) and the looks of Sense 5 kind of a lot right now. o:
33. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3278; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
It looks a lot like the WP 8X, maybe with slightly more rounded edges... I mean, the 8X is a good looking device, but I was hoping there would be something that set it apart from the rest of HTC's previous lineup.
Also, the status bar reminds me of Gingerbread for some reason, just like it did on the One X. Other than that, I'm liking Sense 5.0.
34. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5430; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah, i do kind of wish the 8X's design language would stay exclusive to their Windows Phone lineup and their Android line-up gets a different treatment but this isn't a bad thing either. like you said the 8X is a good looking device. o:
yeah, HTC's status bar isn't that great looking, there's definitely still some HTC stuff that i still don't like here but from the look of that launcher with the icons and the widgets it looks like this is a good start.
35. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3278; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
It is a good design, but being too repetitive is a bad thing; unless you have a lot of reputation and hype like Apple has, and even they are starting to slip. The 8X was kind of like a smaller, more angled One X with minor face changes, and this M7 is kind of in between there. And something in general I haven't been too fond of in HTC devices is their power button, it's hard to distinguish from the rest of the device with just your finger, and lacks a good tactile feel.
Sense is getting better, just not quite there yet. So far, this is definitely a step up from Sense 4.
I love HTC, but some of their hardware and software elements are getting weary.
18. takay0 (Posts: 140; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)
so far... i dont like the sense 5
its a beautiful phone... lets hope it will have a good software as well
22. lkjhg755 (Posts: 69; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)
I was hoping for the more 8x style but dont understand why they didn't just make it look like a one x. which was praised its design but let down on specs, a phone with top end specs and that amazing design would be unbeatable.
24. OhSo3D (Posts: 39; Member since: 22 Feb 2011)
I wonder if the "EVO" variant of this device will take on a different design que. Hmm.. hopefully it does.
31. terabyteRouser (Posts: 358; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
i guess u guys want flames decorating the back of your phone or something. how much can you do to a phone without going overboard? iphone has had the same stupid design for years. people aren't throwing a hissy fit over those
32. PapaSmurf (Posts: 4219; Member since: 14 May 2012)
That looks like T-Mobile's 4G indicator in the status bar. o: