12-12-2014 11:57 AM
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  1. jdballard's Avatar
    Is the difference that noticeable? The display is one of 2 things holding me back from taking the plunge. The other is lack of WiFi calling.
    It's definitely noticeable but I personally can live with it. My wife, when looking at both, said for her it's not as noticeable on the black, but definitely on the colors. Since TMO doesn't have it in store, you could swing by an AT&T store and see for yourself if it's a deal-breaker for you.

    The Wi-Fi calling for me isn't a deal breaker but can see why it's important for others.

    I tried taking screen shots of both start screens, but I don't see the difference like I do when actually looking at the phones. Tried taking a picture of both phones but couldn't get it to come out without shadows and what not.
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    11-28-2014 02:23 PM
  2. prest208's Avatar
    I dropped my 1520 and cracked the screen...I filed an insurance claim,..but att&t doesn't have another in Stock...and doesn't know when one will be available...the only replacement phone I can get is the htc one...should I go for it...or wait until they get the 1520 back in stock
    11-28-2014 03:08 PM
  3. ajb1965's Avatar
    Since TMO doesn't have it in store, you could swing by an AT&T store and see for yourself if it's a deal-breaker for you.
    That was an excellent suggestion, which I took, thank you. Now I'm struggling even more!! They had the M8 sitting right next to the 830, so I was doing side by side comparisons of those 2 phones plus my 635.

    Man the 830 has a beautiful display. The M8 display looked dim and washed out compared to it. As far as speed, while I know it's the same processor as my 635, the 830 seemed to keep up with the M8 on opening apps, files etc. where my 635 was still 'resuming' when I compared it to the M8. I suppose the extra RAM helps with that. Some apps opened faster, but the difference was negligible. I think you would need a CPU intensive app running for the differences to really come out, which are rarely installed on the demo units.

    The cameras on both took great photos of the security device attached to the phones lol, but the M8 was definitely faster in the camera department. I didn't think I really cared about the camera, but looking at the Pureview again made me realize how great the photos were on my Icon, even though it was comparatively slow after coming from an HTC DNA.

    Rumor had it that T-Mob is supposedly getting the 830. If they do, I may just hold off. I say this today, but knowing myself the way I do, tomorrow I may say screw it and just go get the M8!! Decisions decisions......
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    11-28-2014 04:32 PM
  4. mark233's Avatar
    If your pocketbook can swing it, get both! lol
    Last edited by mark233; 11-28-2014 at 06:01 PM. Reason: typo
    11-28-2014 06:00 PM
  5. Br1t's Avatar
    Well after a couple of days with mine, I'm in the washed-out opinion too. It's Ok, but the clear black really shows a difference. It's a contrast issue, it's worse the brighter the screen is. We need something to tweak the colour profiles like Lumia's, maybe in time if enough sell HTC will work the firmware.
    11-28-2014 10:53 PM
  6. jdballard's Avatar
    That was an excellent suggestion, which I took, thank you.
    Glad my suggestion was helpful.

    The cameras on both took great photos of the security device attached to the phones lol, but the M8 was definitely faster in the camera department. I didn't think I really cared about the camera, but looking at the Pureview again made me realize how great the photos were on my Icon, even though it was comparatively slow after coming from an HTC DNA.
    I hate that the phones are locked down the way they are. I've often thought the should put the phones in cases like jewelry at a jewelry store where you can only see one at a time, but actually hold it. You can't really get a feel for a phone with that security thing in the way.

    That aside, I agree the camera on the HTC is fast but that the pictures aren't as good. I bought it thinking that for me the quality will be good enough. I have a trip coming up soon where it'll get a workout, so we'll see how I feel after that.

    Rumor had it that T-Mob is supposedly getting the 830. If they do, I may just hold off.
    It was the fact it's a rumor that made me hold off. The other thing is the pricing they put on it at AT&T. I'm assuming TMO's would be similar and I think it's a bit high priced for a mid range phone. Despite that, If they had it I probably would have gotten it. The pluses outweigh the minuses: the camera, replaceable battery, Lumia display, lower price than the M8 (even if the 830 would be a little overpriced). Problem is it's still a rumor.

    Since I'm on the jump program, I am hoping I'll have at least an announcement of the Windows 10 phones by the time my six months (perhaps actual phones if I'm lucky) is up so I went for the M8. If there are no appealing Windows 10 phones headed to TMO announced by the time I can jump, maybe they'll have an 830 or I'll just hold on to the M8 for a bit longer.

    Tough decision, I know. I took the "it's only six months" approach under the assumption I'll have options then or more shortly thereafter.
    11-29-2014 10:45 AM
  7. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    That was an excellent suggestion, which I took, thank you. Now I'm struggling even more!! They had the M8 sitting right next to the 830, so I was doing side by side comparisons of those 2 phones plus my 635.

    Man the 830 has a beautiful display. The M8 display looked dim and washed out compared to it. As far as speed, while I know it's the same processor as my 635, the 830 seemed to keep up with the M8 on opening apps, files etc. where my 635 was still 'resuming' when I compared it to the M8. I suppose the extra RAM helps with that. Some apps opened faster, but the difference was negligible. I think you would need a CPU intensive app running for the differences to really come out, which are rarely installed on the demo units.

    The cameras on both took great photos of the security device attached to the phones lol, but the M8 was definitely faster in the camera department. I didn't think I really cared about the camera, but looking at the Pureview again made me realize how great the photos were on my Icon, even though it was comparatively slow after coming from an HTC DNA.

    Rumor had it that T-Mob is supposedly getting the 830. If they do, I may just hold off. I say this today, but knowing myself the way I do, tomorrow I may say screw it and just go get the M8!! Decisions decisions......
    We have an830 and m8 in house and for thanksgiving my phone died(1520) so we had to rely on the other two. Hands down the 830 beat the m8 :) hold off as it sounds like you would rather have the 830 over the m8 anyway. No point settling :D
    11-29-2014 07:26 PM
  8. tgp's Avatar
    Hands down the 830 beat the m8 :)
    Aw come on Superboy; we know you by now! Let me reword this for you:

    Hands down the Lumia beat the non-Lumia :)
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    11-29-2014 07:31 PM
  9. jdballard's Avatar
    We have an830 and m8 in house and for thanksgiving my phone died(1520) so we had to rely on the other two. Hands down the 830 beat the m8 :) hold off as it sounds like you would rather have the 830 over the m8 anyway. No point settling :D
    Except that the 830 isn't available on TMO - at least yet, and I believe ajb1965 is on TMO...
    11-29-2014 07:47 PM
  10. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Aw come on Superboy; we know you by now! Let me reword this for you:

    Hands down the Lumia beat the non-Lumia :)
    The iPhone 6+ also best it as well ;) so Lumia really has nothing to do with it lol. It's just sub par compared to the others :)

    My brother is making me take it back :P
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    11-29-2014 07:48 PM
  11. crash0330's Avatar
    I've had my M8 for windows for 5 days now, was using a Lumia 1020 before this, I gotta say the brightness lot eh screen I feel like it's better then the 1020, might be because of the higher resolution, but pictures do look better in the M8 then the 1020.
    I also like the higher sound output of the M8, however I do miss the equalizer on the 1020.
    And I know most mock the M8 for it's camera performance, and sorry but it is for a reason, the M8 camera is no were near comparable to the 1020.
    Since I do like taking pictures, I might go back to a Lumia either a 1020 or a 1520.
    12-07-2014 12:15 PM
  12. fatclue_98's Avatar
    After thinking about it long and hard, I went to AT&T and exchanged my 1520 for the M8. My reasons are unusual because of the way I use my devices. I've mentioned on other threads that CM Scanner is my most important app and I use the dog**** out of it. The phantom touch issue has caused me enough grief but none like when I use this app. As much as people have ragged on this device for its camera, myself included, I find it odd that macros are actually better than on the 1520. The other feature that I never gave too much thought to is the front facing speakers. I always set the phone on my lap with the speakerphone on and wow, what a difference! I guess the devil is indeed in the details.
    12-12-2014 11:57 AM
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