HTC One (M8) User Reviews
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fario has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Usually I hardly ever give feedback to anything unless I'm super satisfied with the product or very unsatisfied, actually I have never been super satisfied with any products that I bought but today I realised that the only product that I have been super satisfied in my life is my legendary HTC One m8 which I have been using it very heavy on a daily basis for 3 years and this thing gives me nothing but excellent performance and by far greatest experience of my life amongst all the things that I have ever bought, this phone has never given me any problems at all during this 3 years and not even a frozen screen and it still performs excellent just like the first day when I bought it despite using a 64gb micro SD card after the first few months of using it and this astonishing device looks like it will last me a decade or so. Thank you HTC for making such an excellent phone in fact the best phone of all times.
Quality phone from a quality company
brunelian92 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Had it for 8 months, still working perfectly just like new. Battery life is excellent easily lasting days of heavier use (by my standards). Both cameras are very good with the only issue on the back being the lower resolution. The rest of the phone easily compensates for this is my opinion!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.Report
A really good phone!
bballrob79 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Great build, great speed, HTC User Interface is smooth, and the phone just looks gorgeous. Sense 6 is a great but a little lacking in customization in my opinion. Looking forward to Sense 7 and Lollipop update
awesome phone BUT
LetThereBeLight has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
it is awesome with a lot strong feature like it is fast, very fast, awesome speakers nice line out music quality and volume. i even like the camera as well cause i think this megapixel hype is overrated since you wont go to take serious pics with a mobile, it is for instagram and facebook, but this dual camera features are quite fun, the focus speed could be better and this weird layer on the camera lens which is easily scraching is bizarr but you can remove it with a cotton tip and some toothpaste in 10 min accordng to a highly appretiated youtube video. funny. so the big BUT is the speakers. it sound awesome and facing to you even sound more clear and louder but here is the BIG BUT: when you make a VOIP call and hold the phone into your ear and you have a gsm call and this speaker is ringing directly to your ear from that close it is not so pleasent and you tend to think HTC should think this concept more carefully, there should be a safety software wall to ring only the bottom speaker when the proximity sensor sense you or always maybe... anyway however this is a serious issue the phone is great. sometimes not to often miss my first touch my first letter but it can be the third party keyboard issue as well . i dont feel the speaker that clear and loud under a normal phonecall like it was for example the lumia 1520, but, after all i really really like it as an everyday mate.
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Trex95 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I'm rocking 2 phones the M8 and Note 4 Octa core and to be honest M8 better than Note 4 except the keyboard and camera. Yeah know that Note 4 has quad HD SupeSuAMOLED but M8 1080p has better brghtiness and better white that really looks white not pinikish like Super AMOLED , don't get me wrong I stiIl prefer Note 4 in some area like keyboard and camera.
best phone i have ever held
AgentZero has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
im a phone expert worked with many phones (s5 , iphone 5s/6, note 4 , g2 g3 ) nothing comes close to this and the main reason is the design and build quality ! this phone makes every other phone feel like trash ! the ui speed is as fast as it can get it will never lag and it will get the tasks u want done , the screen is fantastic (there is not much of a difference between QHD and 1080p and the performance sacrifice isn't worth it , the camera (which is a hot argument ) is good enough for a phone if u are a person that takes photos on the go without cropping and zooming more than 2 times then this camera is good , if u want the best in photography look somewhere else , the macro shots are great , the speakers are the best on the market , battery life is good enough , around 6-7 hours of screen on time and if will last u more than a day with medium/ heavy use .
All I can say is right now , this is the complete phone , it does everything in a good way and some in a fantastic way , you can never go bad with this , I had enough savings to go for a note 4 or an iphone 6 but I got the one m8 and I don't regret it
8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.Report
Best phone, behind the Galaxy Note 4 some of the prime devices, and the LG G3.
na7noo7 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I have this phone right now, waiting to get a Note 4. My experience was great, having an aluminum unibody design, it could've beat the S5 (the HTC M8x and the Butterfly 2 did, so get the M8x) S-LCD screen bests the Retina screen on the iPhone 5S and the GS5. Camera needs more megapixels though. Speakers were GREAT.
4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.Report
htc one m8 honest review
DavvyGhotra has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
this device is awsome its beyond words, TRUST ME. I have used each and every mobile phone but #htc i doing a really great job since they came into the markit , but i started following htc from last years htc one m7 . SO if you want to fullfil your every need then HERE IS THE CHANGE .
5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.Report
SilverCenturion has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
It feels great in Hand. Display is the best thing compared to other flagships. Fluidic UI, great Build quality, best sound. Camera is OK but not what we expect from this price. Good for daily usage... Finally ,I'm not a heart patient who need a heart rate senor :P I'm not a professional business man who want finger scanner for bank transactions and others :P.. i"m happy with my phone
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Rain017 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Over all performance Out weigh the cons i love the phone i did not regret changing my z2 to this phone z2 is a crap it over heats most of the time the built is fantastic boom sound is superb dual camera is fn to use low light shots are good but grainy still very tolerable problem will happens when you decided to crop your photos at night if its too far loss of quality is very evident but as a whole i love the phones performance snappy and buttery smooth
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cmatej000 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Moved from S3 to M8, love everything about it.
Camera could be better if you want to crop later, otherwise its excellent.
Speakers are great, loud and crisp.The battery also performs well despite its capacity.
bayusuputra has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
It has Duo Camera feature that lets me adjust the bokeh on my pictures. It is a nice feature and certainly has a lot of creative potential, but it still has room for improvements.
HTC has made improvements over the M7's BoomSound, making it crisper and louder in the M8. And not just about loudness, the speakers screams quality, too. It has controlled bass and nice highs that doesn't sound too overpowering nor crackling.
The UI is an improvement; flatter menu icons, some navigational redesigns, all in all makes the experience very enjoyable and simple.
Motion Launch is a very welcome addition to the software. After just a few days of use, I am so used to it, I thought the M7 could do that as well when I picked it up.
I get almost 20 hours of battery life with moderate to heavy usage, which includes always-on WiFi, 4 hrs of FLAC music playing through the BoomSound stereo speakers, some 2048 games, an hour or so browsing, and checking Social Media every now and then. 18% left at 1 am in the morning, just before I went to bed. I only managed to get about 12 hours in the M7 with that kind of usage. I have not yet tested the Extreme Battery Saver mode.
I don't know what to say for the build and finish of this phone. It is simply gorgeous and well-built. I love touching the cold metal body in the morning. One gripe about it is that, the LED is not as nicely hidden as the M7, as some light is bleeding out from the speaker grills. But, that said, the LED seems brighter than the one...
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The HTC One M8 defines premium phones
USCarlos has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I have thoroughly enjoyed my M8. It has been an absolute pleasure to use. The build quality is unparalleled from the responsive screen to the 90% aluminum unibody.
The camera has produced great results and edits are extremely easy. Friends and family have been blown away with my pictures and I am far from a professional photographer. I've been able to capture memorable family moments and great landscapes as well. Even the manual settings are user friendly. I rarely ever venture into that part of any camera for fear that nothing good would come of it.
I can't get enough of the BoomSound front facing speakers. The Harmon Kardon is even a little more crisp than the standard M8, but both have excellent sound. The speakers make music sound great, but they really shine when watching a movie or YouTube clip where dialogue comes across almost like surround sound.
The battery life has been the best I've ever had with Sprint. Therefore I don't want to discount the device because others are getting much better results than I. I'm still getting somewhere between 12 to 15 hours on average between charges.
This is an excellent device that screams premium flagship. I've seen two friends switch from iPhones to the M8 with no regrets. I've seen three switch from the S3 to the M8 without looking back. More recently even a Sony customer has come over to the M8 at work.
All in all I don't think you can do better than upgrade to the HTC One M8.
Great Phone that Doesn't even have a bad Camera
phonepro has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Great phone, got it about 2 weeks ago. Every friend of mine asked me what phone it was because it is just amazing to look at. Some strangers even approached me too to ask what phone it is. I also read many reviews of people complaining about the camera. In my most honest opinion, don't listen to them. Try the camera first before coming to any conclusions because in my experience some of the shots my M8 took were even better than ones taken by the Z2 or S5. So definitely give this phone a try and I will guarantee that you'll like it.
7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.Report
Best... Phone... EVER !!!
abdane has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Best phone i ever had, everything is perfect about it, Camera isn't bad at all, but certainly not the best. People are just biased who reviewed this sexy phone, i mean seriously ? all you gave it are 1's ? Total bulls**t and hate. This phone is and will stay to be the best of 2014.
9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.Report
All New Htc One (M8)
babyboy14622 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I find this phone a lot better than the original one but i honestly miss the beats audio! overall I like this phone. I would rate it between a 9-10. hopefully the next model will have a bigger screen and also a removable battery.
8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.Report
karkavelas has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
One word: Great phone!!
Nice Looking and really fast user interface, ok camera, stunning design, very good screen, amazing speakers, great battery life.
I am really happy that I got one for my self.
I will suggest this phone to everyone.
7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.Report
htc one m8
doejon has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
i tested this phone by myself and it was good but not much diffent as its premodel
the htc one.. the design is pretty much the same.. its bigger and even bigger than the s5.. but its still a good phone
6 out of 19 people found this review helpful.Report
htc m8 a very strong contender…..best looking phone out there
varunrawal has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
i bought this phone 2 weeks back and i am so happy with it theres no issue with phone pretty straight forward with its performance and agenda…doesn't have much features compare to its rivals but the boom sound is really a treat and its snapdragon processor really doesn't let u down…the only drawback was its camera which amazing in indoor shots but not that great in a very sunny back drop its just ok…battery is also just ok but better than its predecessor one….the phone looks awesome and really feels like money well spent unlike the samsung s 5 which feels simply a waste…
13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.Report
Superfast phone with Camera that is sufficient for Social Networks
brar.arsh has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Camera is just fine if your aim is to post pics on Facebook or Twitter. If you want to priont posters then 4MP will not do it. The UFocus thing is excellent and works like charm.
Build quality is awesome and you can feel the premium thing in your hands.
11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.Report
luaytap has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
build quality is surprisingly really good! i mean this phone can be the Nokia 3310 of year 2014.
Camera produces really good pics but more pixels might have been better.......................enough!
Still the best
CarlosManarin has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
after 9 months of usage i could say it's still the beast when it comes to performance, specially after it was updated to marshmallow. no hiccups even with extensive and heavy usage, but heats up pretty quick though. camera could be a bummer to some, but for me, who mostly uses pictures for viewing and social media purposes, its okay. solid-sounding speakers, nice and shiny body (own a Gold one) but kinda slippery. it could still fight with the latest flagships out there. and if i were to choose what phone am i going to use, a newer flagship or this, i'd still pick this.
Great at first
giftig has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I was in love with everything about this phone except the camera. After a year and a half, I love it far less. The camera has never met my standards in any way. The front facing camera makes me look fat--it's designed for groups or something, and it tends to make the center of the picture skinny and the edges enormous, like it's reverse-magnified. Terrible.
The build is gorgeous, but beware--after a year and a half of regular use, always in a case, the once-beautiful metal gleam has been destroyed by dust that gets in the case and scrapes the metal. It now looks like it was peppered with miniature shotguns, and at no fault of my own. I've never been rough on the phone. I've dropped it a total of one times since I bought it, and never on any hard surface (never outside).
The charging port has become loose and I have to fix it. And the battery lasts about 3 hours nowadays.
Overall, it's served its purpose. But I'm very ready to move on.
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usamxtreme has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
It is a best Smartphone I have ever used .. Excellent build quality and deisgn and feels premium in hands.
UI is very user-friendly gives ultra smooth performance.
Boomsound gives Best quality sound
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Anton1o has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Slow charging time, can be fixed with rapid charger. Except that, everything is superb. Great speakers, great camera and amazing screen. One of the best designed phones. Patiently waiting for Marshmallow update and Htc Sense 7.0 UI.