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  1. rcloke91's Avatar
    I have the M7 as my daily driver and love it. Battery life is iffy but performance is solid and the build is fantastic. It's good to see WP get another high end entrant.

    Also,the power button is on the top of the device because its the IR blaster.
    08-01-2014 06:53 PM
  2. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    I would not spend $200 and sign up for a 2-year agreement for a phone from 6 months (or more) ago from a company who has repeatedly shown little ability to provide meaningful support (for WP or Android). I'd rather not give up the Lumia updates and purchase a phone whose OEM will abandon support after 6-12 months (like they essentially did with my Droid Incredible).

    So, to recap:

    1. Older hardware
    2. Uncommitted company
    3. No discount for age of hardware
    4. Less software/firmware support

    Pass.
    08-01-2014 07:42 PM
  3. Jonnie LasVegas's Avatar
    I'll admit, for me it's mildly tempting. I've had bad experiences with my 900, 820, & 920. But my 1020 & 1520 have made up for those duds. But to be honest, I don't see myself ditching this awesome, glossy red 1520 anytime soon.
    08-01-2014 07:53 PM
  4. TechFreak1's Avatar
    If they have improved the camera, so something like 12 megapixel Ultra Pixel lens then definitely, otherwise I'll wait to see if Microsoft can impress me October
    I don't see them making an ultrapixel camera with 12 MP anytime soon until their "less is better" philosophy does a u-turn, remember the fun they made out of Nokia about the 41 MP sensor?
    08-01-2014 10:07 PM
  5. Blu3V3nom07's Avatar
    I don't believe HTC will support us with updates like they should, so no.
    08-01-2014 11:34 PM
  6. stephen_az's Avatar
    Admittedly this is more a result of past bad experience with earlier HTCs running WP7 and Windows Mobile but no. All of the worst smartphones I have ever owned were made by HTC. Again though this is my own bias. Others have had great success. Unfortunately, I has so many problems they ran out of chances with me....
    08-01-2014 11:38 PM
  7. chezm's Avatar
    Windows Phone 8.1 running on M8 is extremely attempting, I've used slightly my buddies M8 and its really nice. While I love the 920/1020 design, HTC would be a nice break from Nokia for a while. But that camera...i don't know, that's a huge disadvantage for HTC. I think the double camera is good, and if the WP software can work with the dual low mp camera in positive ways id definitely consider it.
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    08-01-2014 11:44 PM
  8. stephen_az's Avatar
    I don't see them making an ultrapixel camera with 12 MP anytime soon until their "less is better" philosophy does a u-turn, remember the fun they made out of Nokia about the 41 MP sensor?
    As much as a dislike HTC, they were absolutely correct about the 41 MP sensor. It is gimmicky and of no use to most. No phone is large enough to use a genuinely viable high density sensor so it is just another glorified P&S camera with lots of resolution but excessive pixel density for the size of the chip. It also justifiably famous for slow response time as a result. FWIW, sales clearly never exactly moved it from niche status and the market has not embraced anything in that range for mainstream/non-niche products. Sorry to burst your bubble but HTC's position on the subject is a plus when it comes to considerations of their product designs rather than a negative....
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    08-01-2014 11:55 PM
  9. Willy Soughers's Avatar
    I'm pretty excited, we haven't seen a great windows phone from HTC since the titan 2. The 8x was a reskinned one x with a smaller screen. I suppose the "w8" for a successor is over... Pun intended haha. But in all seriousness, while the w8 would be another reskin, at least it wont feel like a gimped one the way the 8x felt.
    08-02-2014 12:40 AM
  10. hasasimo's Avatar
    I personally would not. I find their design language to generally be unappealing. I thought HTC's nicest phone was the 8X, which was more or less a rip-off of the Lumia range's aesthetics. I'm happy for the variety and options in hardware though... should push Nokia/Microsoft a little harder.
    08-02-2014 01:12 AM
  11. BobLobIaw's Avatar
    I'm not planning on buying one, but I'll certainly check it out and keep an open mind.
    08-02-2014 01:29 AM
  12. Jazmac's Avatar
    I'd buy one in a New York Minute. It just has to be on AT&T. And even if it only shows up on Verizon, I would get one. The M8 is the best android device out there IMHO. The M8 running 8.1? Winning.
    TheMightyCraken likes this.
    08-02-2014 02:26 AM
  13. salmanahmad's Avatar
    As much as a dislike HTC, they were absolutely correct about the 41 MP sensor. It is gimmicky and of no use to most. No phone is large enough to use a genuinely viable high density sensor so it is just another glorified P&S camera with lots of resolution but excessive pixel density for the size of the chip. It also justifiably famous for slow response time as a result. FWIW, sales clearly never exactly moved it from niche status and the market has not embraced anything in that range for mainstream/non-niche products. Sorry to burst your bubble but HTC's position on the subject is a plus when it comes to considerations of their product designs rather than a negative....
    It is not a gimmick there are benefits of a 41 MP sensor. For one it future-proofs your camera shots and gives you lots of room to zoom.

    However the slow shot times are a problem. :/

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    08-02-2014 07:10 AM
  14. anony_mouse's Avatar
    I can't think of an HTC device that I actually wanted after the nexus One... Everything else has been pretty much the same thing on repeat
    Isn't that true of every smart phone since about 2012, maybe 2010?
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    08-02-2014 07:15 AM
  15. jomarr's Avatar
    I would definitely BUT I'm happy with my 2 week old 1520. :) I definitely will recommend it to someone though.
    08-02-2014 07:30 AM
  16. Loco5150's Avatar
    Im probably considering this. Im still with Ativ-S, which is the longest time I have been with same device ever.

    I would love to have NokMicrosoft device, but Im not totally sold by the 930, havent had one in hand though. 1520 is too big for a phone.

    I guess there could be the Ativ SE also at some point. I need to get my hands on these devices and decide.
    08-02-2014 07:51 AM
  17. GabrielStorm's Avatar
    I'd buy one in a New York Minute. It just has to be on AT&T. And even if it only shows up on Verizon, I would get one. The M8 is the best android device out there IMHO. The M8 running 8.1? Winning.
    had the m7 (HTC One) on at&t. would get the w8 ONLY if it were to come to at&t.
    and i didn't already have a great phone in the Nokia lumia 1520.
    vzw and i are on bad terms.
    08-02-2014 08:30 AM
  18. EC Translating Services's Avatar
    Just read this article, and I may be interested...anyone else? Windows Phone 8.1-Based HTC One M8 to Go Official on August 19
    Considering it has a notification led yes. But having been a long time HTC user i am terribly scorched by HTC service in any country i have lived (including Taipei). Also, considering the issues with WP i wouldn't buy other hardware with that OS till it gets fixed properly. Will keep my 1520 (whose design i absolutely love). And, HTC has good displays but Nokia Lumias are on another planet for displays. To me, except the led and the metal body, and of course the more updated hardware the rest is not worth.
    08-02-2014 09:15 AM
  19. Andrea988's Avatar
    I would of definitely considered it if I didn't already have the Icon.
    Ditto. I have a mate with the 8X and he loves it, while I have had a couple of HTC phones in the past and been very impressed with them. The M8 screen appeared to be narrow after I had looked at the N930/Icon.
    08-02-2014 09:25 AM
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    08-02-2014 09:25 AM
  21. kevin hill3's Avatar
    No I would not, and the only reason I would not buy one is... Nokia gets the updates first. Same reason I have a nexus tablet. I do own a HTC M7 and I do really like it, but my main phone is a 920 and I love it, the HTC is fun for a change but I always come back to my Windows phone. I really think Nokia needs a new design this one is getting a bit old. But this is how I feel right now, if they do not come out with a phone as good or better than the 920 I might think about a HTC windows phone. The only phone Nokia has come out with that is really Different is the 1520 and that is just it's size. I could care less about how great the camera is on all the other phones. Young people are spoiled and indifferent to what it is they really have in their hand with a smart phone. All they care about is how cool it is, what games they can play, and how good the camera is. Sorry i got off subject, No right now I would not buy a windows HTC phone.
    08-02-2014 09:30 AM
  22. Andrea988's Avatar
    I've never really understood the fuss about cameras on phones. Almost everybody only uses them as a snapshot camera rather than a serious device, and even the 20MP camera on the 930 only has 2x zoom.

    Regardless of how good the shots are it's never going to replace my very pocketable 18MP Sony compact with 20x optical zoom which despite being 2 years old now still takes better pics than the 930, and I wouldn't go away for any length of time without it. In that respect I don't really understand why manufacturers are putting so much emphasis on phone cameras apart from as a selling point.
    08-02-2014 10:14 AM
  23. z33dev33l's Avatar
    I've never really understood the fuss about cameras on phones. Almost everybody only uses them as a snapshot camera rather than a serious device, and even the 20MP camera on the 930 only has 2x zoom.

    Regardless of how good the shots are it's never going to replace my very pocketable 18MP Sony compact with 20x optical zoom which despite being 2 years old now still takes better pics than the 930, and I wouldn't go away for any length of time without it. In that respect I don't really understand why manufacturers are putting so much emphasis on phone cameras apart from as a selling point.
    Because your phone is always on you. I have a very good camera myself. Last time I pulled it out? The zoo about three weeks ago. I last had my phone, well, now. If my three year old decides he's going to do something amazing, I can be recording or taking pictures now in seconds and I could take good pictures as opposed to with the m8 I had last week where everyone would look blurred out like a low budget cop show.
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    08-02-2014 10:25 AM
  24. Jazmac's Avatar
    had the m7 (HTC One) on at&t. would get the w8 ONLY if it were to come to at&t.
    and i didn't already have a great phone in the Nokia lumia 1520.
    vzw and i are on bad terms.
    The HTC One's M8 design is what this platform needs in its top tier arsenal. There is no two ways about it and we shouldn't depend on what they drag out of Nokia to lead this design. Its not been the worse but manufacturing hasn't been the best. Too many manufacturing flaws from Nokia. Too many. With no challenge in the industry, Nokia/MS hardware division will never improve. We need the W8 from HTC. I hope it makes it to AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. Sprint is a lost cause so I don't expect anything but excuses from that trailer park phone store.
    08-02-2014 10:50 AM
  25. cbreze's Avatar
    Regarding the camera, agreed that having it with you is a must and my phone is always with me, canon camera not so much. I had an M7 that was one of the most solidly built, smooth phones ever, also those speakers just rock, love em. I'd totally consider the W8 except I'm already rockin' an icon. I'll check it out in store tho when released and keep up with the real user reviews. Doubtful I'd want to dump my icon. But I've learned to never say never especially when it comes to awesome phones.
    08-02-2014 10:58 AM
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