10-17-2014 03:33 PM
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  1. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I'm so furious with AT&T (imagine that) right now that I'm considering either the SE or the M8. It's nice to know from actual users that the camera is not that bad. I learned my lesson with the Dell Venue Pro: it don't matter how beautiful the phone is, if the camera sucks - don't get it. For the life of me I can't figure out this notion of buying devices with the expectation of future updates. If it works for you NOW, what's the problem? Can anybody here honestly say they've had their devices long after the contract expired?
    10-06-2014 10:23 AM
  2. twint7787's Avatar
    I think the phone is gorgeous but I'll stick to Nokia/MS until other OEMs prove they fully support windows phone. I own an HTC 8X btw and I love it very much but it had issues that were software related that never got any attention.
    10-06-2014 10:37 AM
  3. stonetipapps's Avatar
    I stopped by a Verizon store the other day and checked one out. It's a really nice phone. If it had the equivalent of SensorCore I'd consider replacing my Icon with it...so frustrating being dependent on VZW to upgrade firmware. It should be the customer's prerogative. If *somehow* the device then caused problems with the carrier's network they could just block it.
    10-06-2014 10:44 AM
  4. gapost's Avatar
    I've had a icon since it came out and just got a M8 yesterday. Just a few things I noticed.

    The power button on top is a bummer, but it has double-tap!!

    No camera button, but with double-tap, you can open the camera very fast by putting it in the notification bar.

    Sound, of course is great.

    Fast! I don't know why, but things are much snappier on this phone than the Icon. Webpages, apps, camera are all super fast. Maybe the 801 processor.

    Love the size and thinness.
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    10-10-2014 08:42 AM
  5. raqball's Avatar
    I switched over yesterday from the Icon to the M8...

    The M8 is a very and I mean very nice phone. I do like it a little better than the Icon but am having some animation shuddering at times. Not sure why but it only happens when using the back arrow. For instance if I am in Outlook and use the back arrow to exit out I get some shuddering on the home screen as the transitions fade..

    Other than that, the phone is awesome!
    drufranco likes this.
    10-10-2014 10:39 PM
  6. Adrynalyne's Avatar
    I switched over yesterday from the Icon to the M8...

    The M8 is a very and I mean very nice phone. I do like it a little better than the Icon but am having some animation shuddering at times. Not sure why but it only happens when using the back arrow. For instance if I am in Outlook and use the back arrow to exit out I get some shuddering on the home screen as the transitions fade..

    Other than that, the phone is awesome!
    Are you using Microsft's Live Lag Lockscreen Beta?

    It can cause that.
    10-10-2014 10:54 PM
  7. raqball's Avatar
    Are you using Microsft's Live Lag Lockscreen Beta?

    It can cause that.
    I don't think so.. just the regular lockscreen settings with a wallpaper I downloaded.
    10-10-2014 11:08 PM
  8. drufranco's Avatar
    I switched over yesterday from the Icon to the M8...

    The M8 is a very and I mean very nice phone. I do like it a little better than the Icon but am having some animation shuddering at times. Not sure why but it only happens when using the back arrow. For instance if I am in Outlook and use the back arrow to exit out I get some shuddering on the home screen as the transitions fade..

    Other than that, the phone is awesome!
    Haha me too, switched last night after researching all day. Gotta say I love this phone more than my icon which I thought would be impossible.
    The fit is perfect in my hand and the sound is amazing.
    Great to be aboard the HTC forum side now!
    10-11-2014 02:05 PM
  9. scotiez's Avatar
    Congrates and welcome to the HTC family. I've had mine since 8/21/14 and its been a great phone so far.
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    10-11-2014 03:12 PM
  10. Bowlegz's Avatar
    I just picked mine up a couple of days ago
    10-11-2014 07:26 PM
  11. osumorris2315's Avatar
    Have had this phone since the release, I will say I miss my old icons screen quality. The screens on lumias just pop cause of the clearview tech. Also it was better in sunlight as well. Other than that this phone is better by far. All I use the camera for is social media do it works great for me. Best part imo is the speakers. They are loud enough for me to hear while I am showering, which is impressive.
    10-14-2014 09:17 PM
  12. Adrynalyne's Avatar
    Have had this phone since the release, I will say I miss my old icons screen quality. The screens on lumias just pop cause of the clearview tech. Also it was better in sunlight as well. Other than that this phone is better by far. All I use the camera for is social media do it works great for me. Best part imo is the speakers. They are loud enough for me to hear while I am showering, which is impressive.
    Its the difference between lcd and amoled, in the way the screen "pops" on the Icon. What is clearview?
    10-14-2014 09:50 PM
  13. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Its the difference between lcd and amoled, in the way the screen "pops" on the Icon. What is clearview?
    They obviously mixed purview and Clearblack up.....sigh.

    The Screen Quality on the Icon is amazing. I actually miss that screen quality on my 1520. I was spoiled by my 1020's(the 2nd best Windows phone after the 1520) but couldn't sacrifice the bigger screen and quadcore :D
    10-14-2014 09:53 PM
  14. dawizel56's Avatar
    I returned my Icon also yesterday and Edged up to the HTC One for Windows. Brought the Dot Cover too and let me tell you it's a sweet combo. I wanted a Windows phone with the OFFICIAL 8.1 update, which my Icon NEVER got. The HTC One feels great in the great and it does NOT cut into my fingers like the Icon did. I was told that the Icon would have support for ISIS payment system. Never got it. Didn't have glance or double tap to unlock, hell my 920 had those, but I waited and waited for the official update to 8.1 and Cyan and then to Demin, but after Verizon stopped selling it it was an easy decision. The HTC One does not have wireless charging but it does have support for SD Cards up to 128 GB, It HAS 8.1 update, It HAS double tap to unlock. It does not have 4 mics but it does have BoomSound speakers. I has the Snapdragon 8.01 chip too saw for me it was an nice upgrade.
    10-14-2014 10:27 PM
  15. osumorris2315's Avatar
    Haha my bad I meant clearblack** the polarized layer on the screen, my favorite feature of the lumias.. Also does anyone have problems with screen too close to the edge of the phone? cause your hand rests on the touch screen, causing phantom touches.
    10-15-2014 09:42 AM
  16. berty6294's Avatar
    I believe this thread was enough to push me to sell my Icon. Will take pictures and list tonight. Want to get me an M8 for Windows!
    10-15-2014 09:51 AM
  17. Adrynalyne's Avatar
    They obviously mixed purview and Clearblack up.....sigh.

    The Screen Quality on the Icon is amazing. I actually miss that screen quality on my 1520. I was spoiled by my 1020's(the 2nd best Windows phone after the 1520) but couldn't sacrifice the bigger screen and quadcore :D
    Obvious to you, not me, someone who doesn't use Nokia and never has. I googled it and found no info on it.

    Why do you think I asked? I do not troll threads like yourself.
    10-15-2014 10:02 AM
  18. gapost's Avatar
    Obviously, there are positives and minuses on each phone. But for me, the biggest plus of the M8 is the battery life. It's just SO much better than the Icon. At the end of a normal day, my battery on the M8 is between 50-60%. On the Icon, I was lucky if it was above 20% and some days, I had to put it on the charger. Yeah, I miss the wireless charging, but the battery life makes up for it. And I miss the great outdoor screen on the Icon, but battery life is making me real happy with the M8.
    10-17-2014 03:33 PM
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