10-17-2014 03:33 PM
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  1. jiovine's Avatar
    I've been using the M8 for just over a month and enjoying every minute of it. I've held onto my ICON waiting for Verizon to release CYAN and see if it corrects some of the annoyances of Utilizing DP -- battery drain, long delay awaking from sleep. But the M8 exceeds all of my expectations by delivering an impressive 8.1 Experience with great processing speed, incredible battery life, sexy design and a ton of after market accessories that are readily available.

    As most people I thought inferior camera, questionable HTC support, lack of wireless charging. HTC has exceeded my expectation with a battery the puts the ICON to shame and thus no need for wireless charging. I was lucky to get a full day of battery out of the ICON with 45 Mins of phone time and email. Even in idle state the ICON burned through battery as a feverous pace. The M8 easily makes it through 2days before needed a charge. Taking pictures is a breeze with the M8 as there is no lag launching the camera and app. Shutter speed is quick and allows to capture pictures back to back which is important to me as I take candids and need the app available fast. I missed every opportunity to capture the moment with the ICON & 1020 dues to the lag from pressing the dedicated camera button.

    I was leary to step away from Nokia but thus far all that has gone away. Icon will be posted in 4Sale Section shortly..
    09-18-2014 02:00 PM
  2. Guytronic's Avatar
    Cool!
    Had a chance to look at the M8 the other day.

    What a nice phone!...very very impressive I thought.

    It almost looks like a handheld jewel.
    It's one of those phones that deserves to be seen and not hidden with a cover.

    Glad you're all smiles!
    aximtreo likes this.
    09-18-2014 02:30 PM
  3. cbreze's Avatar
    OP, agree with all you said. I sold my icon after only 2 days after getting the M8 as I knew id never go back. Ive always been a big Nokia fan since the early days, but heck its what works for you that trumps brand loyalty every time. While I do love the camera on the M8 for its quickness and the photos are very good, probably in a head to head photo shoot the icon will always take the better photo, but hey when I add up the other pluses the M8 seems a win/win. Very happy with it.

    Cool!
    Had a chance to look at the M8 the other day.

    What a nice phone!...very very impressive I thought.

    It almost looks like a handheld jewel.
    It's one of those phones that deserves to be seen and not hidden with a cover.
    This phone is a jewel, but so slippery I had to go with a minimal soft , flat black shell case. Just enough to reduce slippage, not hide its beauty. Not dropping this gem if I can help it.
    09-18-2014 03:21 PM
  4. raiinman's Avatar
    I am waiting for it to come to Tmobile. It sure will be an upgrade from my Lumia 925. Hope M8 sells tons which will be good news for WP platform and maybe with its success other Companies can bring their top of line Droid hardware to Windows
    09-18-2014 03:32 PM
  5. waazzupppp's Avatar
    The M8 ships unlocked - so if you can live without MMS you can get it now! :)
    09-18-2014 05:05 PM
  6. Mike Maio's Avatar
    I can only find its android brother :(
    Last edited by Mike Maio; 09-18-2014 at 05:43 PM.
    09-18-2014 05:25 PM
  7. RichHowerton's Avatar
    I too agree, really nice phone, Cortana and 8.1 are fantastic. I keep my icon for when I want to take some really good photos, but for most everyday snaps, the HTC camera suffices.

    Also nice is the 128gb micro sd card I have installed tons of videos and music, and still have 100gb left...the DOT VIEW cover is pretty cool too.
    MicrosoftRulesAll likes this.
    09-18-2014 08:23 PM
  8. csiguy1's Avatar
    I agree with everything that has been said. Love the M8.
    10-03-2014 12:42 AM
  9. maclancer's Avatar
    When HTC implement a variant of the M8 but in 6 inch display... Call me! In the meantime, I am enjoying my 1520 :)
    BilalSoomro17 likes this.
    10-03-2014 01:11 AM
  10. Adrynalyne's Avatar
    When HTC implement a variant of the M8 but in 6 inch display... Call me! In the meantime, I am enjoying my 1520 :)
    If I wanted a tablet, I'd get a Surface ;)
    10-03-2014 09:09 AM
  11. cbreze's Avatar
    When HTC implement a variant of the M8 but in 6 inch display... Call me! In the meantime, I am enjoying my 1520 :)
    I don't get the whole phablet thing, but Rock On!
    10-03-2014 11:45 AM
  12. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    When HTC implement a variant of the M8 but in 6 inch display... Call me! In the meantime, I am enjoying my 1520 :)
    Haha I'm the same way though I would get an icon if it was on att because the hardware is beautiful and because it is Lumia.
    maclancer likes this.
    10-04-2014 02:06 PM
  13. matfantastic's Avatar
    OP, agree with all you said. I sold my icon after only 2 days after getting the M8 as I knew id never go back. Ive always been a big Nokia fan since the early days, but heck its what works for you that trumps brand loyalty every time. While I do love the camera on the M8 for its quickness and the photos are very good, probably in a head to head photo shoot the icon will always take the better photo, but hey when I add up the other pluses the M8 seems a win/win. Very happy with it.


    This phone is a jewel, but so slippery I had to go with a minimal soft , flat black shell case. Just enough to reduce slippage, not hide its beauty. Not dropping this gem if I can help it.
    Try the dot view case. I have the blue one and I love it!
    drufranco likes this.
    10-04-2014 04:44 PM
  14. jiovine's Avatar
    Haha I'm the same way though I would get an icon if it was on att because the hardware is beautiful and because it is Lumia.
    I have Icon and M8...IMO M8 has the edge performance wise. I switched to Verizon to get the Icon... no cyan love so went to the M8. No regrets thus far.
    10-04-2014 04:47 PM
  15. matfantastic's Avatar
    I used the Icon for several months, but the ugly design and poor battery life pushed me to the One (M8). Couldn't be happier I love this phone!
    10-04-2014 05:05 PM
  16. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I have Icon and M8...IMO M8 has the edge performance wise. I switched to Verizon to get the Icon... no cyan love so went to the M8. No regrets thus far.
    I'd never leave the Lumia line unless Microsoft somehow butchered it and then it is back to iPhone land for me since I loved my iPhone 6 :) I refuse to use/support any other OEMs phones for windows phone at this point and time.(well I do support those low end manufacturers who are doing good things with the low end) Especially since now all we have is....sigh the HTC one m8....such a slap in the face really, imo. I wish Microsoft would release the 930 for those aka the majority looking for a new Lumia even though it is old but still.

    It's a nice phone, the m8 though. Sadly made by HTC a company who has yet to prove they are worth much aside from making an attractive phone with some cool speakers lol
    10-05-2014 03:54 PM
  17. matfantastic's Avatar
    I'd never leave the Lumia line unless Microsoft somehow butchered it and then it is back to iPhone land for me since I loved my iPhone 6 :) I refuse to use/support any other OEMs phones for windows phone at this point and time.(well I do support those low end manufacturers who are doing good things with the low end) Especially since now all we have is....sigh the HTC one m8....such a slap in the face really, imo. I wish Microsoft would release the 930 for those aka the majority looking for a new Lumia even though it is old but still.

    It's a nice phone, the m8 though. Sadly made by HTC a company who has yet to prove they are worth much aside from making an attractive phone with some cool speakers lol
    HTC continues to support Windows Phone when others have left. Yes updates don't come as often but they make beautiful devices that work. Love my One and my 8X.
    10-05-2014 03:58 PM
  18. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    HTC continues to support Windows Phone when others have left. Yes updates don't come as often but they make beautiful devices that work. Love my One and my 8X.
    HTC continues to release phones with very little differentiation. When Samsung does better than you on a platform when you have equal footing vs android, you're doing something wrong

    I will give credit where credit is due....at least this time, despite it being a rehash of a phone they are already known for with android, they at least added features like their speakers and the ir blaster and the sd card.

    Still...it's still a vanilla windows phone experience and given the debacle the HTC 8x and other devices had and their track record with updates...ehhh I have little faith in HTC :)
    And the Lumia experience is what solidified the OS for me :) when HTC does half of what Nokia did then I can consider them relevant.

    I consider the one the super attractive model who is good looking but beyond it, there is really nothing amazing about her aside from superficial qualities vs Lumia is a more all around package :)
    10-05-2014 04:03 PM
  19. Adrynalyne's Avatar
    HTC continues to release phones with very little differentiation.

    LOL, you really gonna try and play that card?

    Nokia Lumia 930 vs Nokia Lumia Icon - Phone specs comparison

    When Samsung does better than you on a platform when you have equal footing vs android, you're doing something wrong
    Yup, they didn't market as much. They don't have the money to. Neither does anyone else, and hence, Samsung rules the roost.
    10-05-2014 07:06 PM
  20. matfantastic's Avatar
    HTC continues to release phones with very little differentiation. When Samsung does better than you on a platform when you have equal footing vs android, you're doing something wrong

    I will give credit where credit is due....at least this time, despite it being a rehash of a phone they are already known for with android, they at least added features like their speakers and the ir blaster and the sd card.

    Still...it's still a vanilla windows phone experience and given the debacle the HTC 8x and other devices had and their track record with updates...ehhh I have little faith in HTC :)
    And the Lumia experience is what solidified the OS for me :) when HTC does half of what Nokia did then I can consider them relevant.

    I consider the one the super attractive model who is good looking but beyond it, there is really nothing amazing about her aside from superficial qualities vs Lumia is a more all around package :)
    I would hardly call the updates for the 8X a "debacle". And as for them releasing an android phone with WP on it, no problem here. This phone is very different from the run of the mill Nokia due to its amazing hardware. Also, they should be commended for releasing a flagship with 32gb AND micro SD that's not 6+ inches (1520). As for your point of Samsung vs. HTC, most would agree HTC makes the better device but Samsung spends billions on marketing, hence everyone has a darn Samsung. Not being as successful as your competitors doesn't mean you make bad products. See: Windows Phone ;)
    10-05-2014 08:45 PM
  21. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I would hardly call the updates for the 8X a "debacle". And as for them releasing an android phone with WP on it, no problem here. This phone is very different from the run of the mill Nokia due to its amazing hardware. Also, they should be commended for releasing a flagship with 32gb AND micro SD that's not 6+ inches (1520). As for your point of Samsung vs. HTC, most would agree HTC makes the better device but Samsung spends billions on marketing, hence everyone has a darn Samsung. Not being as successful as your competitors doesn't mean you make bad products. See: Windows Phone ;)
    Yeah I call users being unsure if their phone would ever get officially updated or not a debacle :) thankfully they supposedly will eventually get the official updates.
    And those run of the mill nokias are what the masses and majority have and are calling for...hence the disappointment for the lack of one presently :D

    While ssome are calling for the SD card most want 925, 1020, and 1520 successors :P there is also a reason why manyandroid fans won't a real Nokia android with pureview ;)

    There is no need to commend HTC for not making a phablet windows phone as if a phablet is a con. I applaud Nokia for being the first to make it and even a year later the 1520 is used as a benchmark for up to date phones such as iPhone 6, 6+ and various android phones...very rarely do most reviewers
    (non enthusiasts sites) reference the m8 besides a passing mention. In fact, wpc is really the only site I see trying to make sure HTC stays mentioned in the news lol.
    10-05-2014 10:58 PM
  22. Adrynalyne's Avatar
    While ssome are calling for the SD card most want 925, 1020, and 1520 successors :P
    Source? More made up statistics?

    very rarely do most reviewers
    (non enthusiasts sites) reference the m8 besides a passing mention. In fact, wpc is really the only site I see trying to make sure HTC stays mentioned in the news lol.
    Unless you are on an MS or WP enthusiast site, you won't see any WP mentioned until it comes to taking pics. Thats it. M8 is no different. 1520 gets compared because its a frigging huge phone. If it weren't, it wouldn't even get a mention vs. iPhone6.
    10-05-2014 11:57 PM
  23. matfantastic's Avatar
    Source? More made up statistics?



    Unless you are on an MS or WP enthusiast site, you won't see any WP mentioned until it comes to taking pics. Thats it. M8 is no different. 1520 gets compared because its a frigging huge phone. If it weren't, it wouldn't even get a mention vs. iPhone6.
    Agreed.
    10-06-2014 12:29 AM
  24. matfantastic's Avatar
    Yeah I call users being unsure if their phone would ever get officially updated or not a debacle :) thankfully they supposedly will eventually get the official updates.
    And those run of the mill nokias are what the masses and majority have and are calling for...hence the disappointment for the lack of one presently :D

    While ssome are calling for the SD card most want 925, 1020, and 1520 successors :P there is also a reason why manyandroid fans won't a real Nokia android with pureview ;)

    There is no need to commend HTC for not making a phablet windows phone as if a phablet is a con. I applaud Nokia for being the first to make it and even a year later the 1520 is used as a benchmark for up to date phones such as iPhone 6, 6+ and various android phones...very rarely do most reviewers
    (non enthusiasts sites) reference the m8 besides a passing mention. In fact, wpc is really the only site I see trying to make sure HTC stays mentioned in the news lol.
    I think the majority of users don't buy phones based on updates. I certainly don't. While its nice to get updated software / bug fixes, I buy phones based on what they are, not some potential software update down the line. I admit amongst enthusiast sites like this my opinion may not be the dominant one, just how I feel.
    Adrynalyne likes this.
    10-06-2014 12:32 AM
  25. etphoto's Avatar
    I think the majority of users don't buy phones based on updates. I certainly don't. While its nice to get updated software / bug fixes, I buy phones based on what they are, not some potential software update down the line. I admit amongst enthusiast sites like this my opinion may not be the dominant one, just how I feel.


    I would agree for the most part. I think past practices by the phone maker (HTC, Lumia) play a factor in some minds. I had an 8x and had no complaints. It didn't get the updates as much but it still worked fine. It drowned in my sink so I went for the M8. I love that phone and didn't look at the potential update future when I made my choice. So, I guess you and I are in the same boat.

    Sent from my DX4860 using Tapatalk
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    10-06-2014 08:04 AM
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