09-28-2014 10:55 AM
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  1. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    The title says it all. The HTC One M8 is arguably the most powerful and modern Windows device ever released. Should you buy it? Here are the specs:
    Dimensions: 146.3x70.6x9.3mm-160g
    Screen: 5-inch 1080p IPS LCD-441ppi
    CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core-2.3 GHz-2GB RAM
    GPU: Adreno 330
    Memory: 32GB-microSD card support up to 128GB
    Sensors: Accelerometer-Proximity sensor-Ambient light sensor-Gyro sensor-IR blaster
    Camera: Duo Camera: 4 "ultrapixel"(4 megapixels at 2.0 microns)-BSI sensor-1/3" sensor-f/2.0 aperture-28mm lens-HTC ImageChip2(separate chip dedicated to processing pictures and videos)-Secondary camera(gathers depth information)-dual-tone LED flash
    Front-facing Camera: 5mp-BSI sensor-wide-angle lens
    SIM: nano-SIM
    Speakers: Dual front-facing BoomSound with built-in amplifiers
    Extras: Bluetooth 4.0-NFC-GPS
    Battery: 2,600 mAh
    Design: Ingenious 90% aluminum uni-body casing with symmetrical plastic strips for connectivity-volume rocker/power located on right side, flush to body but easy to find-3.5mm headphone jack on bottom right corner next to mini-USB 2.0 port

    Right now the One M8 for Windows is exclusive to Verizon, but hopefully will soon come to all carriers internationally-it's at least coming to AT&T and T-Mobile. This is the fastest Windows Phone yet, and arguably the most beautiful. Should you buy it?
    Are the Lumia updates-such as the upcoming Denim-good enough to make a Lumia device that more attractive?
    Do you think HTC will continue to support the One M8 with future updates such as Windows Phone 9?
    09-21-2014 06:44 PM
  2. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    No. I would not go for this device.
    Not because i don't like it, its a good device but HTC has shown not to be very trustworthy when it comes to updates.....remember the 8s.
    The L520 is even getting more updates than the HTC 8S, so no i won't buy a HTC handset, at least not for now.
    Let HTC first prove themselves than maybe.
    09-21-2014 06:58 PM
  3. jlangner's Avatar
    Yes I am getting. Definite upgrade from my 925. With T-Mobile and no other high end in site. Besides I have Jump so can upgrade in 6 months if a better Microsoft comes out.
    mark233 likes this.
    09-21-2014 08:23 PM
  4. etphoto's Avatar
    I did get one and couldn't be happier.
    09-21-2014 09:02 PM
  5. TonyRAnderson's Avatar
    Yes, its beautiful. Try one out at a Microsoft Store if you can.
    jabtano likes this.
    09-21-2014 09:09 PM
  6. jiovine's Avatar
    No. I would not go for this device.
    Not because i don't like it, its a good device but HTC has shown not to be very trustworthy when it comes to updates.....remember the 8s.
    The L520 is even getting more updates than the HTC 8S, so no i won't buy a HTC handset, at least not for now.
    Let HTC first prove themselves than maybe.
    You must not have an ICON on Verizon,.
    Jose_Rey likes this.
    09-21-2014 09:14 PM
  7. vinscg's Avatar
    Id buy it if it was for sale... Sick of exclusives...
    jabtano likes this.
    09-21-2014 09:20 PM
  8. jabtano's Avatar
    Yes I would but then it's just another WP exclusive.
    09-22-2014 02:03 AM
  9. Manny C's Avatar
    I'm currently on a Lumia 925 and I can't wait for T-Mobile to get their version of the M8. I'm just really looking for an upgrade and this seems to be the only one in sight for my carrier. I've unfortunately been having problems with my 925 like my previous Lumias before it. Considering that, I'm not as hesitant to jump over to the HTC side of Windows and I've never felt the Nokia updates/apps to be significant enough to hold me down. As much as I've grown to love Nokia, I'd enjoy a nice change.
    09-22-2014 02:25 AM
  10. cbreze's Avatar
    Got mine, digging' the crap outta it. Fantastic device!
    09-22-2014 10:53 AM
  11. Ultimateone's Avatar
    I have one and I think most will considering this is the M8 forum
    09-22-2014 10:57 AM
  12. jiovine's Avatar
    I have one and I think most will considering this is the M8 forum
    Plus it is the only phone to officially support and ship with 8.1 from Verizon.
    09-22-2014 09:52 PM
  13. AngrySprintUser's Avatar
    I wish Sprint carried this phone. Got to try one out at the MS store and this phone is amazing.

    It's funny how WP users give fanboys of iOS and Android a hardtime for having such tunnel vision, but the same could be said for those loyal to Nokia. There's a reason all the main carriers wanted this phone.
    Manny C likes this.
    09-22-2014 11:28 PM
  14. waazzupppp's Avatar
    I snagged one for 5 bills... Then put it on a VZW non-contract plan for $45 a month with unlimited talk, text and 1GB of data... It's a GB less than T-Mo offers at the same price, but it's a steal and no contract.

    As far as the M8 goes... It does have a few bugs, but if you can live with a few things it is the most amazing device. The things that get me still are: The lack of a dedicated camera button - there's no way to quickly launch the camera from the lock screen. The random reboot - which happens every once in a while. My screen tends to have a few touch issues compared to my Lumia 925 and 1520. This may be due to the fact that

    Now the good... The screen is gorgeous. BoomSound is just great for watching movies and videos in even a normal size room. The camera - well this is a bit good and a bit bad, but the good wins - the images are very clean and well colored. The bad, you can't zoom at all with it or it will get choppy. Still the quality of the camera is spectacular if you don't zoom. Cortana and DotView - a simple swipe to open Cortana without turning the phone on? Yes please! Front camera - the 5 MP shooter on the front of this thing is amazing. It does cartwheels around my 925's front camera. Just stellar!

    The M8 also works just fine on T-Mobile if you pull it to GSM mode. If you live in a 1900MHz refarmed area, you will have either HSPA+14 or LTE speeds. Good deal... Bad part - there is no way to edit the MMS APN, so no picture messages without using a third party messaging App.

    Overall, the M8 is a great device for those that want to feel the best hardware on the planet with our favorite OS. I missed out on a few things right off the bat, that now, a month later, I don't care about. I miss Qi and just setting the phone down on a DT-900 plate. I miss Nokia MixRadio and Nokia Camera, but I'm getting used to DuoCam and there's enough storage on the M8 to save some of my own music on board and still have room. The M8 is a great upgrade and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending it to anyone, even at $5-600 non-contract and $45 a month on Verizon. The two year cost on this setup would be $1630. This compares to the contract cost of $1829 (and that's a super low data plan allotment).

    Go order yours and enjoy, before something new comes out next week!
    09-23-2014 06:12 PM
  15. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    It's great to hear all these great things, haha.
    09-24-2014 08:29 PM
  16. Surmisation's Avatar
    I hope China overtakes the HTC company, and sentences the executives, including the American head, to hard labor til their vomit turns blue. Then gives them a Lumia Icon and wishes them well.

    That's what I think of the nation-less HTC group. I will never purchase another HTC device. That and they use thin glass to cut costs. Their phones break easy if they're dropped.
    09-24-2014 08:35 PM
  17. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I honestly want to make this a poll. I want to support this Windows device. Get the name out there. Recommend it to you friends and families. Try it out, even buy it. Get support for it and encourage other OEM's to jump on the Windows train. LG with a phone and their unique buttons and Samsung with their Super AMOLED screens, etc.
    09-24-2014 08:36 PM
  18. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    You're entitled to your opinion my friend but you don't have to be so harsh. They're people just like you trying to make a living in one of the hardest markets on earth, and their current device has one over a hundred rewards for design and quality.
    09-24-2014 08:41 PM
  19. Surmisation's Avatar
    I went from 8x to Lumia Icon. I advised my father to go from a Droid DNA to a Moto G. I never recommend HTC for the above stated reasons. Only difference is they were in the other side of the equation before with Verizon withholding updates from their phones. Now they figure they'd join the club against Lumia owners. That's why I'm switching the family lines to a GSM carrier with unlocked devices.

    HTC does use thin glass, and the screens break easily.

    The Taiwan argument is relatively unimportant to me. But I mean to insult them and that issue is of great importance to them. Henceforth, let them be insulted.
    09-24-2014 08:57 PM
  20. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Understandable, but at the same time...it's glass. You're going to have to be careful. It will break.
    So don't drop it.(; Besides, can't be worse than the iPhone, haha.
    09-24-2014 09:02 PM
  21. Surmisation's Avatar
    What are you talking about?

    Thinner gorilla glass cracks more easily than thicker. Curvature, engineering, and housing also affect how the glass can handle stress on various impact points.

    Dismissive as your last comment was, it's irrelevance is an admission of Apple's and HTC inferiority.

    BTW, the iPhone has many more redeeming qualities.
    09-24-2014 09:10 PM
  22. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    And...so does the HTC One M8, haha. I don't doubt that the One M8 may have thinner glass, more easily broken, etc., but that's not a reason to just not buy a device. If you're biased against HTC, great! I'll admit, I'm a little biased against Apple. I know they make great products but I would rather have a Nokia Lumia 520 than an iPhone 5s. Just personal preference.
    So enjoy your opinion-sure you have your reasons. But there's a great difference between truth and fact.
    09-24-2014 11:53 PM
  23. Adrynalyne's Avatar
    I went from 8x to Lumia Icon. I advised my father to go from a Droid DNA to a Moto G. I never recommend HTC for the above stated reasons. Only difference is they were in the other side of the equation before with Verizon withholding updates from their phones. Now they figure they'd join the club against Lumia owners. That's why I'm switching the family lines to a GSM carrier with unlocked devices.

    HTC does use thin glass, and the screens break easily.

    The Taiwan argument is relatively unimportant to me. But I mean to insult them and that issue is of great importance to them. Henceforth, let them be insulted.
    Quick fix: Stop dropping your phone.
    09-24-2014 11:58 PM
  24. Adrynalyne's Avatar
    What are you talking about?

    Thinner gorilla glass cracks more easily than thicker. Curvature, engineering, and housing also affect how the glass can handle stress on various impact points.

    Dismissive as your last comment was, it's irrelevance is an admission of Apple's and HTC inferiority.

    BTW, the iPhone has many more redeeming qualities.


    There is no phone out there with a large glass face that will not break when dropped in a certain manner.

    None. Zero. Zilch.
    09-25-2014 12:00 AM
  25. Surmisation's Avatar
    The fact is, you posted a thread titled " should I buy a HTC?"....

    Either you wanted an honest answer. Or more likely, it seems as though you were phishing for praise. I offer none. HTC has proven miserable with quality of materials and blocking SW updates for superior devices is an abysmal show of poor form.

    So if I answered your question, please thank me. If all you were doing was trying to elicit good marks about OM8FW, then please know failure like the company which manufacturers that device.
    09-25-2014 12:16 AM
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