Want a 24k gold plated HTC One (M8)? Here's where you can buy one

Want a 24k gold plated HTC One (M8)? Here's where you can buy one
Remember that 24k gold plated HTC One (M8) that was presented to T-Mobile CEO John Legere by the Taiwan based manufacturer? Did you feel a pang of jealousy when you saw the picture of the executive holding his gold plated HTC One (M8)? The good news is that you don't have to have that green monster living inside you anymore.

Goldgenie is offering a trio of plated SIM free HTC One (M8) models, including the 24k variant we just mentioned. To walk around like you're the CEO of T-Mobile, it will cost you $2,560.95. If platinum makes you feel richer, you can get an HTC One (M8) plated in that instead, for $2830.95. A rose gold plated model is also available for $2695.95. No matter which version you select, your phone is shipped to you inside a luxury Cherry Oak box. Hey, it deserves nothing less.

John Legere was given his gold plated handset directly from HTC. You might not be as lucky, and it will cost you some dough to be sure. But just imagine how special you will feel whipping out of your pocket any of these three plated HTC One (M8) models . And when you have a chance, you can look up Conspicuous Consumption on Google.

source: Goldgenie via AndroidCentral

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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)



1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I can just imagine how this dents. Why can't they fully wrap one in some nice high quality leather?

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Because leather will dry out over time when it comes in contact with water frequently (it may even shrink as it starts losing its oil). It will also attract stains and may leave a bad odour if they come in contact with something very smelly. That's why Samsung uses faux leather and not an actual leather.

7. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

lol you think that's the reason they use plastic? You know how much it would cost to use real leather... And there probably isn't enough cows in the world to provide all the leather to all the phones lol. And well yes real leather can lose it's shine over time, but not that much if it's treated well. Just look at cars with real quality leather. It stays nice for years or even decades.

9. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I didn't say that's the reason they use plastic, I said that's the reason they didn't use leather. Yes, leather maybe scarce but not as scarce as diamonds on several phones. 'but not that much if it's treated well' - You wouldn't be saying this if you look up the properties of leather on the internet. Using on car is a different matter. Leather is used inside a car not outside ! Leather degrades extremely faster (for the reasons I said above) when it comes in contact with air, wind and water. Also, mobile manufacturing is extremely intricate and requires extreme precision (unlike car seats or dashboards). If a part which is not hard and changes it properties in cold or summer such as leather its almost impossible to attain a a unibody or a gap-less phone with precision. No matter how careful you are leather isn't practical just because it 'feels nice' !

11. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

That's also what I said. I didn't mention aluminium for example any time. I was too talking about plastic/real leather. But anyway Samsung has nothing to do with this. We're talking about luxury/special phones like this gold one. There are Vertu phones with leather backs and I guess the leather stays clean. Also leather cases stay in their original form for years. And they are constantly in touch with pollution and moist. And at the end are any gold/platinum devices practical? No. They add weight/price and the material is very soft which makes it dent extremely easily. And I mean yes leather is even softer but you know in a different way. Only practical thing would be to carve the full body from a big diamond cube.

12. maherk

Posts: 6928; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You do know that you have to go with the premium package to get real leather in your car? Even the Germans make you pay extra money for that. And just like you say that leather isn't a problem if you take care of your phone, then I don't see where is the problem with aluminum if you take care of your phone. But I get where your criticism is coming from, the Sony glass is the best, too bad for you it isn't. The Z1 proved that, bendable and fingerprints/smudges magnet, so basically it ONLY looks premium when it is untouched.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The gold doesn't look great since the front isn't gold as well but I'd definitely get the Platinum one.

8. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea, what is with these companies that half ass the whole deal by making only half of it gold or platinum. Put some effort into it and make the whole thing gold/plat because you're selling it for 2.5K bloody hell.

20. bachir8k

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

a 24ct gold HTC8 + a plastic back cover... LoL

3. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Okay, who is supposed to buy the next round for the house? I'll take the platinum.

4. Titania

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

Platinum over gold any day.

5. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Heck all I want is an 12MP ultrapixel camera and a better notification LED. I'd take a plastic body to have those.

15. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Then buy those band aid phone.

10. gd761

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

How much would one cost made out of Tungsten Carbide? Try and Scratch that kind of a Body.

13. mojtaba_mn

Posts: 268; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

I love it but .....money Buy a black one

14. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I like the platinum one! But im already a contented htc one m8 gunmetal grey owner..best color option so far for m8

17. JaroB

Posts: 112; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

platina??? :D

18. Connie B

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 13, 2009

It is a superawesome phone. But because of non replaceable battery I will never buy it. I hope you that have the phone enjoy it. It will only last 2 years with the non replaceable battery.

19. Connie B

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 13, 2009

The phone is sexy with the gold. Very good. It cannot compete against the Samsung because it is heavy and with the non replaceable battery and very very very bad camera. I can say because I have the M7. The camera at only 4 megapixel is very very bad. Almost like the camera on phones 3 years ago.

21. theo14461 unregistered

I'm with you. I'd buy a M8, if it had a camera as good as the one on my S5. Sorry HTC.

22. Chrisyahya

Posts: 59; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

24K? so its full with electric shock. gold is very good conductor.

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