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Poll results: Can the HTC One M8 take the world by storm?

Poll results: Can the HTC One M8 take the world by storm?
With less than 20 days left until HTC finally unveils its eagerly-awaited and hopefully much improved One M8, the moment of truth is upon the troubled Tawainese maker. A much smaller player than the incumbent, mainstream brands, HTC has nevertheless helped pioneer the Android platform as a whole, and as they say -- once a threat, always a threat.

Which is precisely why we wanted to see what you folks were thinking in lieu of HTC's impending announcement of its upcoming flagship refresh. Seeing as we've been treated to quite some leaks, and substantial ones, it's kind of safe to assume that some of you have already made their mind about the new HTC top shelfer. As it turns out, nearly 61% of you think that the new One will be a hit, while the remaining 39% feel it's going to be a miss. 

So the scene is set for HTC to come and take the industry by storm, but this time around it'll need something more than just a critical success -- the company needs its new flagship to be a commercial success, too. More so than the 2013 HTC One, anyway. 

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Can the HTC One M8 take the world by storm?
60.83%
1997 votes
(1997 votes) Yes
39.17%
1286 votes
(1286 votes) No

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posted on 07 Mar 2014, 01:52 4

1. mokhtar (Posts: 224; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


i think this phone will be one of the best in the market .. but not perfect as z2
this year is for sony , apple and htc ..
btw can some one plz tell me when the z2 comes to russia ? can't wait to buy this beast !

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 02:42 2

11. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


z2 is the best for 2014 H1. I dont buy htc bcuz its service is suck. sony says phone will be out on march in 150 countries.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 08:52

31. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1283; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


It's almost middle of March and I want my Z2 now :P I had the HTC One X for AT&T and the update took forever... I hated the carrier version... However, I'll have to get the Z2 carrier version :/ bc of the price will be insanely high without using the AT&T Next

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 14:03

35. Rager722 (Posts: 130; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


Explain how HTC service sucks? They've been pushing updates like crazy, before the S4. Kit Kat is already on the One

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 09:31

33. Lampriya (Posts: 207; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


It's just a bad dream :)

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 01:52

2. aayupanday (Posts: 516; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Inclusion of the Snapdragon 805 will make the One stand apart from its competitors but then, HTC would release it in May.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 01:57 11

3. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


I don't think it'll take up the world by storm... but it'll sell better than last year's HTC One.

Mainly because Samsung didn't manage to make much of an impact by launching the S5. Design is plain ugly for most of people. New HTC One seems to be really a good device. Though it's going to face tough competition from LG's G3 and Xperia Z2.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 02:01 1

5. limporgyuk (Posts: 147; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


Absolutely spot on

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 03:54 2

16. Glim12808 (Posts: 393; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


yes, it'll sell better than One by default... since S5 will sell less than the S4.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 07:49 1

26. Millenialssux (Posts: 10; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


The S5 may be plain ugly for some people on Phonearena. But Phonearena's and other blogs miniscule population as a whole compared to the consumer market doesn't reflect general opinion, does it. Most normal consumers are excited about the S5 and can hardly wait for its release. HTC M8 will hardly make a dent in the market. Neither will the Z2. As always, it's a Samsung Apple race and maybe a little LG. The rest are on the outside looking in. Those are just the facts.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 01:57 3

4. JMartin22 (Posts: 1031; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


The bandwagon fad magic from the original HTC One has wane considerably. I doubt this thing will take anything by storm

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 02:10 5

6. andrejx (Posts: 28; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)


my friend has a G2 which fell on the ground. The device is now going nuts. so go ahead and tell me, that design isnt important. My one X fell at least 10 times on the ground and works perfectly and is without a crack or anything.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 02:15

7. Ashoaib (Posts: 2034; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


My chinese phone droped more than 10, may be 50 or more times, nothing happen, only sometime back cover opens with dislocated battery n I put everything back, thats it

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 03:17 7

14. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Really? What is your height, 10cm?

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 03:52

15. Glim12808 (Posts: 393; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


good guess.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 06:14

22. AfterShock (Posts: 2802; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Dropped 50 times?
Don't ever borrow a phone to use dude, you're a liability.
Or not exactly truthful.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 02:20 2

8. Leonis (Posts: 334; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)


HTC One took the world by storm. Sales wasn't really that bad. But could be better. HTC One 2 will higher the bar with lots of things better I think. There is no way the phone will be worse than last year and that is consistency people want. Not like Samsung who made S4 really bad when compared to the competitors who released too late like Z1 and LG G2. Nexus 5 was all too late. This year will be a different story. People will go nuts on iphone 6 for sure. But that will be later this year.

Hopefully HTC One 2 beat Samsung again in performance and this time, camera department too. Everything else they already beat samsung.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 02:30

9. tiara6918 (Posts: 1414; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Unless apple stops becoming a trend, that's the only time htc would be on the top two/three best selling smartphones

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 02:36

10. hotty (Posts: 9; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)


even htc one could have done wonders for the company if only they would have gone with an 8mp sensor on it ! hope they do it right this time with atleast 12mp sensor or htc will be history !

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 02:50 8

12. JMartin22 (Posts: 1031; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


I find it funny how people say the HTC One from last year took the world by storm and that "most" people are tired of the S5 because of the design. Shows how out of touch followers of mobile technology on sites like this are; when they start putting their personal views and opinions as the mainstream market's. When are they going to realize that they're the vast minority and the majority has the opposite opinion?

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 04:04 3

18. dratomic (Posts: 461; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


well said sir

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 02:55 1

13. zachattack (Posts: 565; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


People say no all because they hated the camera without even having used it. That's pretty funny and can't wait to see all of the haters shut the hell up when HTC reveals that beast

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 04:20 1

19. LiyanaBG (Posts: 310; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


the people who say no they sony and samsung haters and we all know it they called them one brand wh.r.e.s... AKA fanboys

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 05:18

20. geordie8t1 (Posts: 103; Member since: 18 Feb 2014)


Well i was actually one of those and i did use the htc amd did not like it for the following reasons. The camera and the micro sd slot, the latter has been addressed, i am interested to see how that new camera module works. If it is indeed the toshiba style dual 5mp lens that was announced last year i think. Supposedly giving a 13mp resolution with enhanced low light. If the camera is good i am going to consider buying this or the z2, i was hoping the s5 would offer more then the same look. So time for chamge me thinks

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 03:55 2

17. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1016; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


HTC wont even survive still going down ..but,...lets see what kind of storm we'll be seeing...

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 06:08 1

21. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


All the people who voted on 60% must be apple fans, its no way the new HTC one phone the best because they way it looks , HTC stands for how the clueless

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 06:16

23. lallolu (Posts: 234; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


If the camera is good, it will do well.
And long lasting battery of course.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 06:20

24. robocopvn (Posts: 180; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)


Yes, if they price it $50 lower than the other high-end phones !!!

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 06:22

25. AfterShock (Posts: 2802; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


HTC, good stuff that no one knows about to actually give a damn.
Last year, saw maybe one add/commercial for a htc.

At least put a kid or two out on the street with a sandwich board advertising it this year!
Or are they planning on giving the ad budget to another actor again this year?
If so, better pick someone that makes a lot of noise like Miley or someone loud.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 07:51 3

27. strikercho (banned) (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


If I have no other choice, and must buy an Android device, I'd chose between this and Z1 Compact, probably the Sony. But what makes me wonder is why the f... people even think of buying a Samsung, when there so many other Android devices, which are way better.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 08:20

28. Sauce (unregistered)


Lmao don't even count on it. Paper specs don't mean jack s$*t. The only phones that have and will keep continuing to are Samsung and Apple devices. Keep dreaming.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 08:24

29. bwphotoguy (Posts: 18; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


My first phone was (and I still use it sometimes for old times sake) the original Android Phone the HTC Dream! I love that phone, but it has a removable battery!! If the M8 has a removable battery then I would be first in line to buy it. But alas.............probably not! WAKE UP HTC, A PHONE WITHOUT A REMOVABLE BATTERY IS USELESS AFTER ABOUT 8 MONTHS. THE BATTERY JUST DOESN'T HOLD A CHARGE AFTER THAT!

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 08:52

30. jellmoo (Posts: 668; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


There are a ton of things to take into consideration here. Will it launch on most carriers? Will HTC be able to launch with a strong supply? Can HTC keep the world wide launch window small? Have they learned from the mistakes they made with the One? Are they committed to a real marketing campaign, and not the gimmicky use of a celebrity? Can HTC capitalize on the missteps of Samsung and Sony?

HTC is capable of making a stunning device, no doubt. But the One has shown us that this simply isn't enough. They need to figure out how to execute properly, and demonstrate why people should want their device over the competition.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 09:24 1

32. Caukerzee (Posts: 35; Member since: 02 Jul 2013)


Another reason not to take commenters (trolls actually) in the comment section of this tech site and others alike is the fact that they do not realize Sony and HTC are not even among the top 5 smartphone vendors in the world. They have much more competition to deal with before they think of Samsung. Phone are not sold only in the US!!!! Lenovo and ZTE do not even recive half as much attention from tech media as Sony and HTC do yet they outsell the both by far! Samsung will sell more S5 units than they did S4. Theres more to costomer appeal than just looks.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 12:02

34. mojtaba_mn (Posts: 163; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


yes this is best 2014 phone 100% yes

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 15:43

37. shamatuu (Posts: 135; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


you people are crazy to think it can save HTC. The One couldn't do it so what makes this One different? None since it almost looks the same.

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