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The new HTC One (M8) is here: do you like it?

The new HTC One (M8) is here: do you like it?
The new HTC One (M8) has finally arrived, putting an end to the countless rumors, and showing its real, official face. Coincidentally, though, that true face is not very different from what rumors painted it to be - the new One indeed comes with a radically different than all else 'Duo' camera (this refers to the two rear cameras on its back) that allows you things like selecting the focus of an image after you capture it. Moreover, it offers this and a few other new image editing effects that are just not possible in the same form on other devices. 

The new One also comes with the latest Snapdragon 801 quad-core system chip, an even more intense aluminum unibody construction, and 25% more powerful BoomSound front-facing stereo speakers. And it's not just that - HTC has improved the phone all around, even adding expandable storage via microSD cards of up to 128 gigs. Actually, the only change we can think of in the new One that could possibly bring forth some negativism is the increased overall footprint of the device - it's just larger and a bit bulkier than the original handset. 

However, with all the improvements, we should not forget that the new HTC One is not floating in a vacuum. Quite the contrary - in fact, it's arrived in an ever more competitive Android environment, having to fight with devices like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2.

With all this in mind and before the dust around it settles, we're looking forward to your reaction to the new HTC One: did you like it? Give us your opinion on HTC's 2014 flagship right below.

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Do you like the new HTC One (M8)?
Yes 67.34% (2101 votes) (2101 votes)
No 32.66% (1019 votes) (1019 votes)

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posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:11 31

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Disappointment of 2014 far.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:14 23

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


after gs5 this is second for me

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:17 31

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


M8 is the king of disappointment for me. The biggest complaint was the camera, and they kept it. Looks like they won't be getting my money.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:17 1

10. Kyokado (Posts: 115; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Guys. U are not alone

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:17 20

12. igorb81 (Posts: 77; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Epic FAIL! Shame on you HTC. No one wants 4mp in 2014 along with huge bezels and monster size. Yuck. RIP.

Looks like it's going to be S5 or G3 for me. I can't wait to see what LG does. I have some faith left in them.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:19 6

16. suneeboy (Posts: 201; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


Why are you disappointed? Other than the camera, this phone has everything. This and the GS5 are pushing the envelope when you really think about it. It's just that we set extremely high expectations because we read the tech blogs all day every day.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:21 11

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


ybiggest complaint about samsung was the plastic and s5 still plastic.. same thing on samsung side. and this not big disappointment for me cuz I have been expecting that ultra pixel camera. and yeah I would prefer s5 over one bcuz I really care about photo quality. everything is ok with one but camera.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:22 2

24. KParks23 (Posts: 675; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


I too have high hopes for LG and everyone left the door wide open for them, so far the z2 is the only phone I would get..

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:23 3

25. igorb81 (Posts: 77; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


this thing is so DOA for most of us... so sad

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:23 14

26. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


M8 for enjoyable life..
Z2 for good life..
S5 for toy story life..
G3....

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:26 14

28. igorb81 (Posts: 77; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


see all of the above complaints but for me these are the biggest ones:

-4mp camera (needs to be at least 12mp to be considered)
-huge bezels
-huge footprint for 5"
-heavy

All of these are very huge disappointments in my books. No $ from me for this piece of inferior tech.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:28 3

29. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


OtterBox and removable battery thank you very much.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:28 12

30. igorb81 (Posts: 77; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


You can enjoy your life with 4mp. No thanks! I need my 13mp

I will gladly take the S5 over this junk. Z2 is not all that impressive either. G3 there may be some hope left...

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:29 4

34. KParks23 (Posts: 675; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Yeah There pushing the bankruptcy envelope.. The same garbage camera ppl have been complaining about for over a year now. Small battery in like the 10th consecutive flagship phone.. HTC just refuse to listen and 2gb of DDR2 ram! And the bezel got even bigger and by alot.. They do nail it in screen quality and build quality if they would just listen to the consumer they would be back on top.. Put a 13mp + camera 3000mha battery if u have to make the phone thicker to accommodate it take the black park at the bottom make that all screen and put the on screen buttons down there move the HTC logo to the top right on the metal or do away with it 3gb of ram and bam u got a #1 seller

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:30 1

35. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Nice troll comment. Tell me more about the availability of the Z2 and the camera on the M8.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:30 2

37. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


This x100.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:38 6

44. LikeMyself (Posts: 454; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)


Note 3 user is jelly? Battery life almost on par with Note 3!!!
Gonna love this new One!

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:40 2

47. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


I don't want 13 MP camera to be honest. I just want the best quality video capture possible. Photo capture quality is secondary IMO.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:44 4

54. almostdone (Posts: 236; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


HTC Has Toy Camera for your enjoyable life.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:49 8

58. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Why would I be jealous of a device with a 4MP camera? Lmfao please you're going to have to try harder than that. HTC One was a huge let down.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:55

61. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


agree both the S5 and HTCM8 was a dissapointment, this means SONYZ2 is the other option....?

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 12:26

69. SlowPoison77 (Posts: 27; Member since: 30 Nov 2013)


dont forget its dual cam, sure pic will be far better

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 13:07

73. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


I see your idea has totally changed.
Do you call me troll anymore?

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 13:21 6

75. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)


Camera MegaPixel wars are finished !! i dont really care abt camera , i wanted a SD Card & they gave it ...this new One is definitely going into my shopping list !!

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 13:56 3

76. Odiin (Posts: 343; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


+ 1
Completely agree.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 14:00 1

77. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Actually, yes. I was interested until I found out about the camera. You troll just to troll. There's a difference.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 15:21

82. Gatorsrule52 (Posts: 94; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


this is so true haha

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 16:15 1

85. doejon (Posts: 403; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


yup..

exactly the same design..

bad camera..

no IP 67

no removable battery

= S5 winner :-)

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 16:17 2

86. doejon (Posts: 403; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


yes and the design is exactly the same only idiots will buy it its not worth the money..

nothing special here..

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 16:19 1

87. doejon (Posts: 403; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


lol its obviously..

shame on htc
smaler screen and not better than the note 3!

and note 3 is a device from last year
wait and look for note 4
it will destroy the htc on lol
and even the s5 will be better u will see

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