HTC exec talks about the Galaxy S5, says 8 million people watched the One M8 being announced
0. phoneArena 08 Apr 2014, 16:02 posted on
According to HTC America President Jason Mackenzie, the new One M8 is a smartphone that Samsung should "be concerned about"...
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4. Doakie (Posts: 2071; Member since: 06 May 2009)
:-/ I would buy one if the rear camera was an 8 Ultrapixel. I took my M7 to Hawaii and took 3,000 pictures and you can't zoom in on any of them to see stuff close up. I was highly disappointed.
8. greyhulk (Posts: 156; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)
No offense, but if I was going to Hawaii on vacation, I would take my DSLR. It wouldn't matter what smartphone I had or how good the camera was, I would absolutely go for the best photos I could get.
In day-to-day life, my M8 takes perfectly acceptable pictures. I don't zoom/crop much. If I was going to an event or location, though, I'd take my DSLR.
62. surethom (Posts: 696; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)
Why are you mentioning a DSLR, if we are going on holiday or special occation most people would use a Proper camera, but for days out & everyday use a Camera focused phone, is the ideal device to use, & staying with last years camera was a mistake.
63. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)
I completely agree. The m8s camera is the source of disappointment for the PA editors, and I can understand why, but for day to day use the picture are nice, and the focus affects are cool and easy to use.
65. trustory (Posts: 132; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
No offense but he probably doesn't have one. (isn't it obvious?)
66. hamza14860 (Posts: 20; Member since: 30 Sep 2013)
Correctly said HTC m8 camera is for daily life usage .it's not a professional camera . however the htc m8 takes really good photos
30. geordie8t1 (unregistered)
why go to such a fancy place and only rely on a sub standard mobile phone camera, ok the pics may be not bad quality but really, even a novice camera user with a dslr can take better pics then ANY mobile phone can do, i travel a lot and having used mobile photography a lot, you can just see the lack of any real detail and quality in a mobile shot, your next investment should be at the very least a decent mirrorless or beginners dslr.
43. papss (unregistered)
I agree for the most part.. I thing the 1020 being the exception as you can zoom and there is lots of detail.
11. sipha (Posts: 434; Member since: 12 May 2012)
Oh, how i wish that was true.. It would make my decision so much easier, cause its certainly the "best" looking!!
2. papss (unregistered)
Love the M8 hardware. It's freaking sexy
39. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
Do not confuse the buid quality with the cheap, sealed aluminum (that is chock-full mess inside)
45. papss (unregistered)
I don't care what's inside man.. I trade/buy/sell phones way too much to keep the m8 for more than a few months. Its my second driver next to my L1520 and honestly its a great phone (M8), and better than mostly any phone on the market
3. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
You know you can keep saying it's not about selling the most phone but ultimately it all comes down to profit and to make make profit you have to sell a ton of devices. If you keep on losing money eventually you will burn out and also increase sales mean more profit meaning you can make a even better phone next time.
9. papss (unregistered)
I agree but as you know the best phone isn't always the sales leader. I'm sure there are many reasons for great sales but SS got in with the right phone at the right time and now they are a force regardless of how great the phone is
38. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
But the best phone is the sales leader. Only a small number of HTC, Sony, Moto fans think otherwise, who think that they know better than most people.
40. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
Those "small number of HTC, Sony, Moto fans" are actually, mostly ifans, that pretend to be so, on the comment sections and the polls. To fight with the Enemy-Samsung.
M8 is far, far, far from the best, though. And not only because of the camera.
47. papss (unregistered)
Again "best" is subjective depending on your wants and needs.
46. papss (unregistered)
Says you.. My opinion differs than yours because I don't think SS makes the best phones nor iPhone even though they sell more.
54. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4363; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
A lot of people also think Mikey Cyrus and Justin Bieber are great singers.
64. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
At least M. Cyrus and J. Bieber have more fans than HTC. HTC can use some help from Cyrus and Bieber.
12. Doakie (Posts: 2071; Member since: 06 May 2009)
I think HTC needs to take out a huge loan so they can afford to market the hell out of the M8. Then maybe people may actually buy it once they know the name. Also this whole Verizon retail store exclusivity is stupid too. I wanted to go to the AT&T(my carrier) store and see the M8 in person but nope, online only. Only the fanatics about this phone will buy it without being able to hold it first. Which means all their lead time on the Galaxy S5 is pointless.
32. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
---"Then maybe people may actually buy it once they know the name."---
It's not all about how much the name is presented, but how it's presented.
We can't forget about the thousands upon thousands that left HTC because of eliminating key offerings in its handsets. Rather than appeasing the pleas of its diehard customers, it decided to oppose the requests. Many of us stayed with HTC even when the iphone was easily at reach. HTC decided to follow Apple. We spoke with our feet and bypassed both companies for manufacturers that met our needs. It is going to take more than just a pretty face or marketing to lure us back in. We want results to prove they want us. Reinstating expandable memory is a start. Give us back removable batteries. There is absolutely no reason why a solid design such as the ONE can't implement the feature. Absolutely none.
5. smallworld (Posts: 485; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
Not even 1 million people watched the M8 introduction video on Youtube...
50. tiara6918 (Posts: 2042; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
the first official recorded video was on the htc website not on youtube
20. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)
S5 fits my lifestyle a lot more than the One does because of the 16MP camera and the OFFICIAL (not a YouTube demo) IP67 rating.
7. Commentator (Posts: 3704; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
"8 million people watched the One M8 being announced"
...7.5 million of who were Samsung and Sony fans waiting to pounce, if PA comments from that day are anything to go by...