HTC One M8 Review: Solid Feature Set, Unmatched in Android Hardware Design

By Scorpus · 21 replies
Apr 8, 2014
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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,670   +1,960

    It is a good phone, alright, but it is also one of the very last premium phones released with 32-bit system.

    64-bit Android phones are due to be announced very soon, starting with Galaxy Note 4 or even earlier. Just as the first such phones are announced, the previous 32-bit will be of much less interest to anybody.
  3. What about the Sony Z2? Isn't this kind of a crucial omission when discussing top phones???

    Every other review on the HTC that I have seen mentions that while it is a solid phone, the Z2 bests it almost across the board...
  4. Scorpus

    Scorpus TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 1,963   +231

    Haven't used the Xperia Z2 as it's unreleased so I can't compare the two
    misor likes this.
  5. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,285   +243

    equally or easily? I'm confused as to how the article author described the new htc m8.

    ...copying from the flat look of windows 8.x OS? :)
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2014
  6. Not released in the US, but released elsewhere. Which sucks.
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Damn. Still no way to skip pages. :(
  8. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,869   +2,039

    Index right side of the screen its not hard.
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  9. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,285   +243

    Thanks. I have never noticed the 'index' before. :)
  10. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    LOL hall effect sensor is secret?

    What about processing efficiency of the new 801 chip?
    I.E. benched performance vs power consumed.
  11. MrBlkfx1

    MrBlkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 863   +204

    Good review. I'm happy HTC got it right with this handset. It's honestly their only chance to stay relevant in the market as it stands today.

    The Index does show up on the right side of the articles next to the social media controls. However, it doesn't always scroll all the way down the page like it should. So, depending if it feels like working or not, you may not see it if you're towards the end of a page.
  12. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Thanks. You're right, it's not hard when you know where to look. Remember my eyes aren't as young and as good as yours, they also don't notice everything on the page when there are a lot of things they're trying to ignore. ;)
  13. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,869   +2,039

    Sorry the reason I was short was because you mentioned it in the Radeon R9 295X2 thread yesterday and I explained how to use the menu. Obviously you didn't go back to that thread ;)
  14. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    No need to apologise, I wasn't offended. Again you're right, I only go back to a particular article if I see my post has been quoted., if not I don't usually bother with it again.
  15. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Nice review. The video is way too long though. 5 minutes is good. 10 minutes at most.

    I agree with the part about the black bar at the bottom. It should have been removed and should have made way for more screen real estate. It looks quite awkward.
  16. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,341   +843

    Seems kind of too big but I would choose this and Xperia Z2 over any other flagship phone.
  17. ryan29121

    ryan29121 TS Booster Posts: 174

    Great review. Keep up the good work techspot.
  18. rub900

    rub900 TS Member Posts: 76   +6

    Here is my problem. I want a cheap good phone. In two years I will want another cheap good phone. I am not paying 600 for it.
  19. View3dtv

    View3dtv TS Rookie

    Why. Only16 or 32gb htc? Can one move programs to the sd card? If not the m8 is a big step backward for me as I have the 64gb m7
  20. TheLastPanda

    TheLastPanda TS Member Posts: 78   +10

    Can't speak for the M8 but I've run programs from my sd card on other android devices so probably same thing here
  21. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    I want to see a review of the Z2 as I want to compare it to the M8. I want to know how the build quality and cameras compare.
  22. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    I believe with KK 4.4.x apps will no longer be able to save data on SD Card (as far as I understand). I haven't tried to run any on my GT-i9505 from SD Card, after reading that somewhere.

    On M8, a whole package, it is far better phone, S6 UI is much more snappier compared to crappy TW, which even with this new iteration (in S5) still feels sluggish at times. Also, I remember reading on Anand's that flash storage implementation on S5 is not ideal, and compromises performance under given circumstances. So that is to be considered as well. I guess if I decided to ditch S4 (highly unlikely, since I'm thinking of replacing my 925 with either 930 or 1520 :D ), M8 probably will be a very good choice.

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