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.

Do you like the new HTC One (M8)?

Yes
67.34%
No
32.66%

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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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112 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Disappointment of 2014 far.

5. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

after gs5 this is second for me

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

21. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

29. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

OtterBox and removable battery thank you very much.

44. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

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

58. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

109. limporgyuk

Posts: 371; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Have you used the M7??

87. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 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

25. igorb81

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

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

73. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

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

77. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

86. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

yes and the design is exactly the same only idiots will buy it its not worth the money.. nothing special here..

110. bwphotoguy

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Two huge flaws I see with it............. 1. No removable battery 2. crappy camera. If the next model has both a top notch camera and a removable battery, then it would be my first choice! Heck, my first phone I bought was the HTC Dream(G1) and I loved it! Come on HTC, get with the program. Use common sense! Otherwise very sexy phone!

111. karkavelas

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 25, 2013

Papasmurf you know that is an opinion right? Btw even if the camera was 16 mp you wouldn't buy htc because you are samsung lover. All those positive comments you was making about htc one m8 it was only to show us that you are not a fan boy of samsung. You don't have to start arguing, just accept it.. Its ok. We all prefer something more than anything else.

10. Kyokado

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Guys. U are not alone

12. igorb81

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 27, 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.

24. KParks23

Posts: 729; Member since: Oct 13, 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..

16. suneeboy

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 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.

28. igorb81

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 27, 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.

95. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

That is the exactly complain i have with m8, i still like M7 better. Htc should leave the everything like M7, add the bigger battery, sdcard slot plus gesture wakeup optimize the OS Woila. Htc can try to push the bezel if she like......

98. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Sorry htc no love for me with ur m8

34. KParks23

Posts: 729; Member since: Oct 13, 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

26. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

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

30. igorb81

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 27, 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...

37. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This x100.

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.

69. SlowPoison77

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 30, 2013

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

91. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

All the second camera does is give an option to refocus after taking the picture. It does not add any quality to the camera. Sucks...

88. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

so far the s5 is the best phone this year! but the note 4 will be the best

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