HTC One (M8) appeals mostly to loyal HTC fans, report says

Exactly a month ago, the much-hyped HTC One (M8) got both officially announced and launched on the market. The flagship was off to a relatively slow start, and although the somewhat-troubled Taiwanese maker has not yet revealed official information about the sales of the One (M8), it stated that it is satisfied with the market performance of the device.

Well, sales numbers are a scarcity at the moment, but a recent report gives a little more insight on the type of customers that trade-in their old smartphones for recycling so that they can acquire HTC's finest. This report is released by CompareMyMobile, a phone recycling website, which informed us about the trade-ins prior to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5.

It appears that most of the users, who opted to lay their hands on the UltraPixel beast, are loyal to HTC – 46.8% of them traded-in an older HTC device and claimed that they intend to purchase a One (M8). What's more, 13.24% of those users traded-in the predecessor - the HTC One (M7).

Additionally, 23.74% of those that expressed their desire to migrate to HTC land and the One (M8) in particular handed in an Apple-branded smartphone. The report also reveals that some 21.29% of those, who intended to purchase HTC's new flagship, traded-in an older Samsung device.

Other HTC devices have seen a big increase in their trade-ins, as well. For example, the HTC One has experienced a 129% trade-in spike since the One (M8) got announced. The trade-ins of the HTC One mini and the older HTC One X have risen 88.89% and 175%, respectively.

All in all, these numbers reveal that HTC is bathing in the loyalty of most of its users. However, HTC's latest financial report showed us that it's still losing money and the revenue is going down instead of up. In this line of thought, it will be more than interesting to see HTC's upcoming financial reports, as they would reveal if the One (M8) is a superhero or a superzero device.

source: CompareMyMobile



1. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

once you go premium you don't go back......

4. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

I know, but there quite few devices in premium built race.

21. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Do you know what means "premium"???? Cheap ALUMINUM Right? The worst material for smartphones- EVER

27. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012


30. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

It scratches pretty easily and it's fairly apparent once it is scratched. Could always put it in a case, but then there you are, now looking at what's become a plastic chassis phone. They may as well make cheaper than dirt chassis for the phones and then interchangeable "premium" aluminum cases if people want the premium look.

11. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

The hardware is premium, but based on what I see come in & out of every store that I've worked at, the software (from the Hero to the 2013 HTC One) is anything but.

12. maherk

Posts: 6833; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Too bad it is plugged with many build issues. I was too close to getting one, it is gorgeous to look at and hold, but after reading about all the problems it is facing, I decided to not get it.

14. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

What are the build issues with the HTC One M8. I'm just wondering since I haven't read anything about them yet. D:

23. maherk

Posts: 6833; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Don't get me wrong, I am not trolling at all, this was supposed to be my 1st HTC phone since the HD7, it felt great in the hand and looked brilliant when I tried it in the store, plus the camera is much better than the reviewers claimed. But couple of youtube videos and lots of complaints on xda and androidforums made me skip on it. Dead pixels out of the box, screen isn't flush with the speaker grills, loose volume buttons, not charging and dying battery, crackling speakers. Again, as a consumer I was thrilled when I saw this phone, I believed that for once Samsung should be scared, but HTC once again proved that they rather not spend big on quality control.

44. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

First, I didn't think you were trolling at all haha Sorry if it came out that way. I was really wondering what kind of issues the M8 has since my gf has one and I would like to see if those issues are on her phone as well. However, I have yet to experience those issues on her unit. However, the first M8 she got it has problem with the screen not be able to turn back on randomly and it had to be hard restart. We did exchange the unit at AT&T store and she hasn't experience any problem since.

24. chebner

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I haven't read about any. And better yet I have an M8 and have had zero issues. Sounds like FUD to me.

15. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Yupppp. NOKIA!!


Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

"Once you let the darkness inside, it never comes out" - The Huntress, Arrow

25. MrTzr unregistered

The S5 is more premium in my opinion: it has a (way) better camera, a better screen, no space-wasting on-screen buttons, IP67 and a replaceable battery. But the M8 looks definately better. But that's not an important feature of a smartphone for me.

32. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

UltraGimmick taking utterly hopeless photos all day long front facing speakers which doesn't make sense for a phone huge ugly bezel non-removable battery yes, very premium, fanboy

2. gmracer

Posts: 24; Member since: May 09, 2013

to be honest, HTC is a hot phone,.. I like to have one :)

9. xsoft7

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

HTC Is a company, not a phone

3. bagou01

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 20, 2013

it's just too big man, Nexus 5 is as far as i will ever go for a phone, after that it won't fit in any pocket of any of my jeans...

6. heysamad

Posts: 52; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

Then wait for One m8 mini.

13. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

It won't have the specs he needs.

5. heysamad

Posts: 52; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

The best built smartphone with the best speakers. I wish i could buy it :(

22. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Do you know what means "best built" ??? Sealed, nandicap, cheap aluminum, easy to dent, never to open, heavy, huge bezels........ And if know just a little about acoustic, you would know that FRONT SPEAKERS= POS for small size device like smartphones.

7. dontneedtoknow

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

I'm getting this because of sense and the build quality but I hope the camera isn't a let down. I'm no professional photographer but I do like taking pictures of nature

8. kbreeze415

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

I had last years model briefly. Went through three of them, first one stopped reading my sim card after the first day and my wife went through several of them for various reasons. Kinda turned me off from HTC but I might give this one a try.

10. papss unregistered

I have a m8 and the only build quality issue is the speakers grill strip doesn't lay flush with the screen on one side.. Other than that I've been more than pleased with the phone. Of course it's not my daily driver (L1520) but it's a damn fine phone

17. CamaroSS

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

Early batches of new phones from every single manufacturer have high defect rates. I had the same 'tilted' screen problem on my GS2, HOX& X6! I bet it has something to do with rushing products out to the market even before the damn glues get a chance to settle. But 2014 seems to be my lucky year - launch day m8 & z2 and no lemon yet.

20. papss unregistered

I'm still more than fine with the issue.. just pointing it out.

31. dnayr77

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

I have the same issue on the bottom right side, but it is almost unnoticeable. Other than that small issue it is a fantastic phone that has been very reliable and fast through the past 3 weeks that I have owned it. The camera also seems to be much better than the reviews made it out to be.

16. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

It appears that most of the users, who opted to lay their hands on the UltraPixel beast, are loyal to HTC – 46.8% of them traded-in an older HTC device and claimed that they intend to purchase a One (M8). I'm not sure how 46.8% constitutes as "most"??

19. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Is this article trolling, i think so. What a derpy article DERP HTC FANS LIKE HTC PHONES oh really thanks for the report

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