Verizon's All New HTC One (M8) unboxed ahead of announcement, registration page now live

Verizon's All New HTC One (M8) unboxed ahead of announcement, registration page now live
Tomorrow is a big day for HTC and its fans. The Taiwanese company will finally announce its new flagship smartphone - the All New One, aka HTC One 2014, aka M8. The handset should be available to purchase immediately after the announcement.

In the US, Verizon will allegedly have exclusivity on the new HTC One for the first two weeks. Before we can get a confirmation on this, it looks like someone already had the chance to unbox Verizon’s new One. Lots of photos from the unboxing appeared on Facebook earlier today, posted by a Russian account. There are even photos comparing the M8 to an iPhone 5S, a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and a giant 5.9-inch Oppo N1.

Meanwhile, Verizon launched a webpage dedicated to the next generation HTC flagship, thus allowing people to register for more details (see the second source link below). The carrier doesn’t mention the handset's name - it’s just saying that “the best smartphone of the year is about to get better.” Well, we will find out tomorrow just how better it’s going to get.


sources: PDA Plaza (Facebook), Verizon 

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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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67 Comments

1. chistoefur

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

My goodness, is that phone really as big as the Note 3? Those freaking bezels literally kill me. But whatever, still better than the s5.

7. bradley8795

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

I thought the same thing, how can you make it the same size as the note 3 with only a 5" screen.

14. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Tossing a damned logo, on-screen buttons and huge speakers (Xperia Z2, for example, has dual speakers on the front but you can hardly notice until you use it)

16. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

No offence, but the xperias, although not ugly or anything they are nothing more than a slab. I think this trumps all over other flagships so far, with or without the blackbezel. Would have been better without that, yes I agree still thode edges niceeee.

62. mixedfish

Posts: 1560; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

So you round off the edges and make a curved back cover and it's suddenly not a 'slab' anymore? Sure, whatever you say to make your purchase easier. It's a slab, you know it, it's what all touch screen based devices are.

8. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

It is big, o agree. That's why I'm hoping for a decent due battery. But the edges man, they look nice.

10. robert26101

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

The battery is a 3100mah.

15. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Robert, is it confirmed ?! I heard rumors of 2600 - very disappointing. If it's indeed 3100 I'll get one in the first day. Luckily, in Uk we should not have exclusives.

25. robert26101

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

Thats what the HTC google+ page says. If you go to the bottom of this page in latest stories . The second article on the left click on it.

45. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Nevermind, I've seen a comparison between this and m7. Battery only 2600 :( . Also although not important for me, back cameras have a 2mp and a 4up. The quality in the m8 however is improved a lot. Check gabrielas comment further down. Oh well...we shall see.

22. maherk

Posts: 6933; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

stop it with the bezels please, there are internals that are using this space, not mentioning the monster speakers. Even the z2 is as tall as the note 3, but the catch with the new One is that it isn't as wide as the note 3 and Z2, plus the curved back is another plus. I own a note 3 and I don't mind the big dimensions, but the majority of people wants a phone they can easily hold and the New One gives them that. I am a Samsung's loyal, tried a lot of brands but always came back, and if it wasn't for the on screen buttons I would've bought this gorgeously designed phone on day one, and this coming from someone who never gave damn how a phone looked like.

59. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Plus no matter how tech progresses you can't really trump the laws of physics when it comes to sound so yes, those speakers will take up some space if they are good quality. The back is also curved like on the original One so it'll feel smaller than its size will lead you to believe (this is consistent with almost all HTC phones).

55. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I disagree, anything with effectively a 4.8 inch screen, if you an count the on screen buttons, that is almost as big as Note 3 auto loses to any flagship that is a decent size. The GS5 is too big too but it's not absolutely laughably ridiculous like this though.

65. neartx

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 15, 2014

htc one 2 146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm 160 gr in hand it,s so thin like htc one sam s5 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm full plastic 145gr z2 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm 163 gr htc not too big only taller than s5 but s5 is 72.5 and one 2 is 70.6 in wight

67. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Please people quit btchn bout bezels. how smaller do u want them too be? Don't like it then don't buy it.

2. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

The ironic thing this year is that Apple may be the only manufacturer with a somewhat new looking phone,the galaxy s5,Sony z2 and all new one are pretty much rehashes of last year models

11. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

finally they got rid of that plastic in the middle with metal like what sony z one had and the z1 with replaced metal whats this a 5inch?

20. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I doubt Apple will change their look, the trend is to strengthen brand recognition and though people may not like that, when you see an iPhone, you know it is an iPhone (likewise with many other series'). This is going to stay that way for a while until people start showing the intent to only buy based on the looks of the phone and not the package of software and hardware (internal and external).

3. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Its just me or the cameras and the bezel catch undesirable attention because of its awkwardness?

4. koko1

Posts: 103; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

am i the only one who think that its ugly ??? that black in the top, two camera are fugly !! the black thing, is just ****** !!

26. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Tell me pls, I'm actually very curious, what phone do you find beautiful ?!

29. koko1

Posts: 103; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

well, this year no phone, i think only lumia icon, its so gorgeous. the z2 have nothing in terms of design, its simple, and this phone, is just ugly !!

31. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Lumia icon, ok fair enough. You can't win them all.

37. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

lumia icon is similar to the z design but has slight curve than sharp edge which i find the z1 sexier also oppo7 and l925 and lenovok850 is great to....

5. MrWilli5

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

geeze big as note 3

12. robert26101

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

It's 5in that's not as big as the note 3.

19. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

He's talking about the overall dimensions, not the screen size.

21. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

But not really as big. (almost)

58. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Not sure how bad your eyesight is but the phone is narrower (considerably when you take into account the curved backing like on the previous One) and a still a bit shorter than the Note 3. Why is it that the Samsung fans just keep coming on these posts to discredit the phone? Phonearena should really limit their accounts since all they do is instigate worse than the Apple fans (actually Apple fans have become better behaved aside from a few bonafide trolls).

66. neartx

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 15, 2014

htc one 2 146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm 160 gr in hand it,s so thin like htc one sam s5 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm full plastic 145gr z2 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm 163 gr htc not too big only taller than s5 but s5 is 72.5 and one 2 is 70.6 in wight

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