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

Poll: Can the HTC One M8 take the world by storm?
Samsung has had its turn with the Galaxy S5, and so has Sony with its Xperia Z2. LG will also probably have a go at it soon enough, but what about HTC? Once a thriving contract manufacturer, HTC has seemingly exhausted its days of glory, and is now struggling to get back on track and launch a credible threat to the much bigger incumbents. But does this mean that HTC is done for? We don't think so.

And it's the upcoming, long-awaited HTC One M8 (or the All new HTC One, if you will) that will likely decide the company's faith for the foreseeable future. HTC is in trouble, and HTC needs a winner and badly. More of a winner than the HTC One, as good as it was. HTC needs to wow people. Intrigue them. The company needs something new and fresh, something unique. And it just might have that, if you consider the two cameras we saw in that authentic-looking video of the phone we saw a few days ago. And while that's certainly one distinctive feature that will give HTC's PR department the munition it needs to do its part, more will be expected from the new flagship. 

So which way are you leaning, folks? Do you believe it possible that HTC can exact a comeback? It is, after all, the underdog right now, and it certainly has a lot to lose. That's certainly as good a motivation as any. Or do you think that HTC, like Nokia and BlackBerry before them, has already reached a point that would make a true resurgence unlikely?

Can the HTC One M8 take the world by storm?

Yes
60.83%
No
39.17%

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One (M8)
  • 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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83 Comments

1. lee480 unregistered

Definitely not. HTC One was widely praised by reviewers, but look at it sales - pathetic.

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Because it's overpriced and not advertised well, that's why.

41. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

And it was hit by several patent trolls and it was released exclusively (this time its on all majors in the US) and it had a weak camera. They won several awards but their execution on some crucial points was ridiculously bad. This time they seem to have all their ducks in a row regarding the above mentioned points and personally I can see them doing a lot better. Especially after the disappointment that was the S5 (mainly look wise because a lot of people find that very important).

44. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

True... and some component scarcity if i remember correctly I have always found their devices very good both on the software and hardware side (though they have always been short on the battery front) But pricing by hTc is always unwise.. they first need to make a certain place in the consumer's hearts to command a premium

45. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

plus the downey Jr. decision was a money shredder

56. Nabil2511

Posts: 152; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

their marketing team sucks

64. alex88ucv

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 05, 2014

well..sony nailed it with the z2..for the first time, they nailed it..can't wait for deep reviews of it..htc2 probably will have a great camera, but that remains to be seen. The only problem with the htc 2 might be its design.. Its just a matter of preference.. i'll just stick to the z2 this time..

70. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

And do you think the "All New One" will not come with a 'All Nw Price Tag"? I live in Bahrain and here the iPhone and the S4 cost US $650 while the nose-in-the-air HTC One was priced at US $800!!! For what?....An aluminum body....open your eyes HTC.....A coke has an all aluminum body and it costs US $$ 0.39 here! HTC was hugely preferred....as one of the early adopters of touch screen phone and all but their achilees heel has always been their pricing. Nokia got saved cuz MS bought it...I dont think anyone will want to buy out HTC....if HTC crumbles, its over for it.

73. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

nice one with the Coke, lol

76. almostdone

Posts: 449; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Big bezels, heavier, shorter battery life, poor camera, non removable battery, non expandable memory, I prefer OLED screens others disagree, I chose Samsung like other 100 million people. It's not just to do with marketing and perhaps, just perhaps SAMSUNG has a better product. IF and that's a big IF HTC can improve in these areas then it has a chance. I look at the overall package... I loved the HTC HD2 when it came out. It was better than the rest. They need to do the same again...

12. andrejx

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 28, 2012

its true what you said. but you have to consider that in 2012 samsung had a better product, though I own an HTC one X, so Its no wonder people bought in 2013 an S4. BUT the One was better than the S4 and people didnt know that at the launch(they blindly followed samsung)! And Im sure many of them will this year step to the All new One. and many of them will step to the new One because of the S5 design.

15. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

To clarify ur points, the s3 didn't start where Samsung is today, its the s2 that made it, it truly was well ahead of its competitors and then s3 came and that's when they've created a huge fan base, s4 naaahhhhhh and the s5, a spit on the floor. I think that Sammy is gonna loose this year, Sony and lg g3 might shove in but HTC will be successful and I'm sure of it.

78. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

S2 wasn't ahead of its competitors! HTC Sensation had qHD resolution vs the WVGA of the S2

19. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

HTC ONE M8 will be best phone of 2014

58. Nabil2511

Posts: 152; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

dont jump to conclusions yet.. we still have the Nexus 6, G3, iPhone 6 and possibly Note 4 yet to come..

33. FriendsOfSamsung unregistered

As well as Sony Nokia Motorola combined

34. wiiandds

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

lack of micro sd, and i do not like the feel of the phone

37. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

this shows you are a hater because the phone has an micro sd

54. wiiandds

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

first, only in china and japan, not in the internation module second, i dont like the feel of the phone, im not a hater, just my opinion

50. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Dude, HTC gonna release in all carriers in us. That's a good sign of sell growth. And g3 will do same. I hope Z2 will release in all carriers in us.

51. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I Don't know I guess Sony gonna release z2 in Verizon only or in all carriers.

65. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

it was sold less doesn't mean a bad phone. Samsung advertise well, good sales and service network in all over the world, better brand recognition and always competitively price. HTC is the exact opposite. I would say, HTC One is the best phone i have ever had. Waiting for the big brother on March 25. Good luck HTC.

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

This and Z2 are going to be 2 best devices for the first half of 2014. Samsung will still sell better even with the shi*ty S5 though

10. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Make it 3, because LG G Pro 2 is going to be one of the best devices for the first half of 2014 as well.

17. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Lg gpro 2 is not gonna sell that much to make a small difference in the company, lg g3 is what people are waiting for or nexus 6

18. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

the LG G Pro 2 is a fail. but the LG3 will be one of the best

49. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

You mean G3 right.

77. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

yes typo mistake

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

No way. Now other topmost OEMs offering same hardware and lower prices than its flagships so its hard for HTC to compete with them. I think One's failure is due to late launch than its competitors in global markets and unavailability on some major carriers, poor marketing, bit high price and ofcourse crappy camera.

5. redmd

Posts: 1941; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

So true.

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