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  1. rollindice's Avatar
    Well the M8 filled the void of no flagship for the past few months perfectly fine so I don't see the whole complaint about "we don't need it" yeah sure the camera is an absolute mess. But the internal hardware shines, it matches those of a 930.

    In terms of pricing, since neither of them are in Canada (1020 the last flagship lol) I'll go to the USA stores and see. For some magical reason AT&T charges 669.99$ for the M8 while Verizon charges 499.99$ for no contract. And just for fun T-Mobile charges 639.99$

    Lumia 930, well good luck getting that from a carrier since the only one is Verizon with their Icon oh but wait you can't get it... Unless of course you go to a place like expansys in that case they sell it for 399.99$ right now but regular price is 599.99$. So 100$ more than the cheapest price for the M8.

    In terms of support from HTC, well, let's just see if they improved from their reorganization.
    Also remember the HTC M8 for Windows Phone is locked to Verizon, you can get lumia 930 unlocked including shipping for $ 383 including shipping at Nokia Lumia 930
    01-29-2015 03:02 AM
  2. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Personally I believe Samsung ativ line is better than the one aside from hardware. I had the pleasure of using one. It's no Nokia but it is far less of a compromise using their phones as it still packs a good punch...and has a good camera. It's the phone I recommend to Verizon owners over the m8
    01-29-2015 03:41 AM
  3. Manny C's Avatar
    I don't hate. That is a very strong word. Can't remember the last time I used it in a conversation.
    I actually feel sorry for HTC owners. They don't get the firmware features offered to Lumia users.
    These days Lumia users don't even get the firmware features offered to Lumia users. :\
    01-29-2015 03:51 AM
  4. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    These days Lumia users don't even get the firmware features offered to Lumia users. :\
    I sure do. Idk what Lumia owners don't get the firmware features unless their devices are not compatible hardware wise. Let's not exaggerate.
    01-29-2015 04:15 AM
  5. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    It is not that serious guys.
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    01-29-2015 06:53 AM
  6. saras112's Avatar
    Because I don't eat eggs
    01-29-2015 06:56 AM
  7. jomarr's Avatar
    I actually LOVE the M8. I'd ditch my 1520 for it. I love the 1520 but it's too big for working out and running.. But then again, the M8 is a Verizon exclusive.
    01-29-2015 07:19 AM
  8. JamesDax's Avatar
    I actually LOVE the M8. I'd ditch my 1520 for it. I love the 1520 but it's too big for working out and running.. But then again, the M8 is a Verizon exclusive.
    No it's not. It's on both AT&T and T-Mobile as well.
    01-29-2015 07:24 AM
  9. JamesDax's Avatar
    Personally I believe Samsung ativ line is better than the one aside from hardware. I had the pleasure of using one. It's no Nokia but it is far less of a compromise using their phones as it still packs a good punch...and has a good camera. It's the phone I recommend to Verizon owners over the m8
    We get it. You have a unnatural hate for the M8. You can move along now.
    01-29-2015 07:26 AM
  10. sixseven's Avatar
    I actually LOVE the M8. I'd ditch my 1520 for it. I love the 1520 but it's too big for working out and running.. But then again, the M8 is a Verizon exclusive.
    This isn't true. The M8 is also available on t-mobile. Not sure about at&t.
    01-29-2015 07:27 AM
  11. jomarr's Avatar
    No it's not. It's on both AT&T and T-Mobile as well.
    This isn't true. The M8 is also available on t-mobile. Not sure about at&t.
    What I meant is it's not available in my country.. Sorry for not clearing that up. The 1520 and the 930 are my only options. I opted for the 1520 because of the SD Card support.

    I ordered a bluetooth receiver for my headphones just for the sake of not damaging my headphone jack again since I always keep it inside my pocket. If that doesn't work out then I might get the next WP flagship if it's sized right. If not then I'm going to stick with my 1520. I really want to stick with my 1520 though so hopefully the BT receiver works well enough. That's my only gripe. I love the big screen but it's really prone to damage inside my pocket. Would love to have the M8 though because it's smaller and has SD card support. I don't use the camera much at all so the 4MP will not bother me.
    01-29-2015 07:35 AM
  12. naeem151287's Avatar
    The M8 is a great device crippled by a poor camera (at least for someone like me who uses the camera the most on my phone). If it had a camera as good as my 1520 I would definitely prefer it over the 1520 because of size and looks. Roll on M9!
    nohra likes this.
    01-29-2015 07:38 AM
  13. Adrynalyne's Avatar
    I don't hate. That is a very strong word. Can't remember the last time I used it in a conversation.
    I actually feel sorry for HTC owners. They don't get the firmware features offered to Lumia users.

    I feel sorry for Motorola users. They don't get Lumia features either.

    Or LG users. They don't get Motorola features. I also feel bad for Apple users who do not get Motorola, HTC, LG, or Lumia features.


    On a more serious note, The Icon is still waiting on Lumia firmware features too ;)
    Manny C likes this.
    01-29-2015 08:00 AM
  14. Adrynalyne's Avatar
    I sure do. Idk what Lumia owners don't get the firmware features unless their devices are not compatible hardware wise. Let's not exaggerate.
    How many Lumia phones have Hey Cortana?


    Now how many Lumia phones are there on the market for sale right now?
    Manny C likes this.
    01-29-2015 08:02 AM
  15. Adrynalyne's Avatar
    Personally I believe Samsung ativ line is better than the one aside from hardware. I had the pleasure of using one. It's no Nokia but it is far less of a compromise using their phones as it still packs a good punch...and has a good camera. It's the phone I recommend to Verizon owners over the m8
    Did you mean because of hardware? Aside from hardware (your words) implies that Samsung has a software advantage. How many Verizon Samsung users are on WP 8.1?

    Now you are just oozing HTC hate for the sake of it. From a software standpoint, Samsung is not better than HTC, so to choose Samsung on that merit just shows your hateful attitude towards HTC.
    JamesDax likes this.
    01-29-2015 08:11 AM
  16. x I'm tc's Avatar
    In the good ol' US of A, the M8 is the only 'Flagship Windows Phone' (FWP) available and, indeed, one of the only FWPs ever released. To qualify as a flagship, I would argue that a phone must be:
    1. Well advertised,
    2. Sport reasonably up-to-date specs, and
    3. Available on multiple carriers.


    There are no other WPs that meet those criteria. Indeed, other than the HTC 8X, I can't think of any other WP that ever met those criteria.
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    01-29-2015 08:20 AM
  17. BenJAMIN_2009's Avatar
    Did you mean because of hardware? Aside from hardware (your words) implies that Samsung has a software advantage. How many Verizon Samsung users are on WP 8.1?

    Now you are just oozing HTC hate for the sake of it. From a software standpoint, Samsung is not better than HTC, so to choose Samsung on that merit just shows your hateful attitude towards HTC.
    I agree completely I mean Samsung is even worse on support than HTC but o well haters gonna hate
    Adrynalyne likes this.
    01-29-2015 08:42 AM
  18. TechFreak1's Avatar
    I would imagine it stems from the fact HTC mocked Nokia's 41 megapixel camera(s), saying essentially less is more (in order to sell their their ultra-pixel idea) combined with the somewhat lackluster support for HTC 8X, HTC 8S and their variants (when compared to what Nokia did for their Lumia smartphones).

    The HTC One W8 is an amazing phone with a decent camera which will do the job for majority of people. Unfortunately people don't realise that we do need flagships from other OEMs to gain mindshare and by overlooking the One W8, it shows to HTC that there isn't a demand (when there clearly is a demand for flagships). Therefore why would they contemplate even putting out a Windows Phone or rather a Windows 10 variant for their next flagship?

    Sadly, the prejudice of a few is hurting the ecosystem as whole.
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    01-29-2015 09:36 AM
  19. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    The ONLY reason I don't like the HTC M8 is because of its camera. As an amateur photographer who wants something good on me all the time, the M8 does not qualify. Other than that I think the M8 is pretty stellar.
    01-29-2015 09:46 AM
  20. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    A few folks here from the get go didn't want the m8 to even be made available to anyone. They were /are so upset and angry that their beloved favorite would have to share the limelight is/was just too much to bare.

    The camera was a disaster for HTC and now it is being replaced with something supposedly better which means that the m9 and the m9 prime will have these along with the excellent build quality and some of the absolute best hardware on any phone this year.

    Now some here have called the speakers gimmicky, which just goes to show you how little they actually know about them since every tech site states that they are the best available today on any phone, It further shows that these folks don't think they matter much, perhaps for a platform like WP and their pos music/video player but for the rest of the world and other platforms they matter a great deal more. Hearing the rumors about new software from Dolby coming to the newer phones will make them more prevalent, but the boom sound speakers are awesome for audioholics like myself as they are. For those who are more cameracentic who demand the best camera phone available then I fully understand the reluctance to getting one but HTC just released a nice update to the camera that improves the controls a great deal, and those who have had blurry shots most often it is because of a smudged or scratched lens cover... this has been gone over on the Android forums extensively.

    2015 is going to be a big make or break year for Microsoft with Windows 10 and while the m8 is a great phone overall... what is coming out very soon will be even better.

    So I for one hope that HTC continues with Windows 10 and finds the platform viable enough to make it available for the platform. The platform needs to continue to grow with new oems not shrink and a top of the line HTC phone isn't going to hurt anyone who wants the platform to succeed with the exclusion of a few misguided purest. I don't think it will save it on it's own but show others there is still hope for the platform and it's not entirely dead.

    Cry me a river if you want but then build me bridge to get over it... Posted from my HTC M8
    01-29-2015 11:46 AM
  21. eric12341's Avatar
    This thread is going nowhere... Closed.
    01-29-2015 12:16 PM
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