HTC One M8 activations still going strong in the US, despite the launch of Samsung's Galaxy S5
posted by Florin T. / Apr 29, 2014, 9:10 PM
HTC America president Jason Mackenzie today told CNET that activations of the new One M8 smartphone were still “going strong” in the third and fourth weeks of availability, following the handset's initial March 25 release. Of course, Mackenzie only talks about activations in the US, so at the moment we can’t tell if the One M8 is as successful in other markets.
We also don’t know exactly how many One M8 units were sold until now. However, Jason Mackenzie said that these last weeks “outperformed” almost every week of sales in 2013, except for a couple of weeks when US carriers offered back-to-school deals.
So it looks like the arrival of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 (which was launched in the US on April 11) didn’t affect demand for the One M8. This, however, doesn’t mean that much if Samsung’s handsets continue to outsell HTC’s devices - like it happened last year.
Earlier today, HTC revealed a One M8 Harman Kardon Edition, which is exclusive to Sprint and will be available starting May 9. Apparently, this special edition of the M8 is one of HTC’s efforts to “stand out.”
Back to the regular One M8, CNET has it that a new commercial for it (featuring Gary Oldman) should be released in late May, or early June. By that time, perhaps HTC will also introduce the rumored One M8 mini and One M8 Ace.
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
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Any S5 buyers remorsing now? Just curious because I want to know if HTC's ad was accurate. :D
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 9:14 PM 2
poor decision making as usual, in US style
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 9:21 PM 1
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Other than the terrible two-headed monster camera, the HTC One M8 is a nice phone. I'm hoping HTC gets their act together and makes the plastic M8, "Ace", complete with a single 8MP or 13MP OIS camera. And that they price it around $350-400 so they can give OnePlus One a run for the money.
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 10:15 PM 1
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One website says "sales going strong" another says "stock of HTC m8s still high at stores."
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 10:19 PM 3
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Gee that's weird, wait no it's not. The 4 megapixel camera has no issues yet Samsung's 16mp camera that takes average shots is messing up. Screw Samsung and their lack of motivation towards change and innovation. They've become too comfortable with their bad design. The note 4 should save them, the s4 and note 3 are their best devices still.
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 10:53 PM 2
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I have yet to see somebody that owns the htc m8.
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 11:04 PM 2
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i have yet to see somebody that owns the s5. they're still relatively new, give it a while
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 11:21 PM 3
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Carriers, especially the big ones, are the great ruiners of Android phones. When I got my Note 3, I was astounded as to how much ATT garbage there was on it. Now I know if an Android phone isn't easily rootable, I don't buy it.
posted on Apr 30, 2014, 3:09 AM 0
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Or just see if you can get it elsewhere. If its on the Play Store....no carrier garbage, or so lil its almost unnoticeable. If you can get it from the OEM's site....you are good to go. Moto just started a credit type thing a few years ago for getting phones from their site. Unlocked from Ebay or Amazon is good too. Not tied to any carrier.
posted on Apr 30, 2014, 7:50 AM 0
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Galaxy S5 > HTC One M8
posted on Apr 30, 2014, 7:38 AM 0
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