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. 

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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36 Comments

1. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 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 !

11. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

31. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 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

35. Rager722 unregistered

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

33. Lampriya

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

It's just a bad dream :)

2. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

3. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 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.

5. limporgyuk

Posts: 371; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Absolutely spot on

16. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

26. Millenialssux

Posts: 36; Member since: Jan 22, 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.

4. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

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

6. andrejx

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 28, 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.

7. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 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

14. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Really? What is your height, 10cm?

15. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

good guess.

22. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

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

8. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 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.

9. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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

10. hotty

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 24, 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 !

12. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 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?

18. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

well said sir

13. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 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

19. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 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

20. geordie8t1 unregistered

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

17. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

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

21. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 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

23. lallolu

Posts: 733; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

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

24. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

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

25. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

27. strikercho

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 20, 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.

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