1. V6Hawk's Avatar
    Hey guys, in need of a new phone. I broke my Nexus 4 a couple weeks ago. Digitizer on the bottom third doesn't work anymore. Which really sucks, because this phone has been the best phone I've ever had. I'm here because I have a couple concerns with the M8, the first is how do you guys like Sense? The last time I had Sense was on my Evo 4G and well...It was ok. I personally love the pure android experience but I can always root and ROM away on the M8. I'm not concerned with the camera at all, I have a DSLR. I like the on screen buttons, it's the same as my current phone, and I really love the look of the phone. Does the phone feel tall in your hands? I'm a bigger guy so I have big hands, but I've read even people with big hands have trouble holding it. I'm really torn between this, the Nexus 5, and I maybe MAYBE the Note 3, more so because I love the screen and battery life of it. I personally am not a fan of TouchWiz but to each their own. Opinions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    Chris
    04-09-2014 10:38 PM
  2. Topgonzo's Avatar
    It's a beautiful phone and the height difference it's not that big really. Took maybe a day to get used to the size just like any new device that you get. Well worth your money.

    Sent from my LG-LS995 using Xparent BlueTapatalk 2
    Rose4uKY likes this.
    04-09-2014 10:41 PM
  3. khughes6's Avatar
    The height of the phone is not a problem for me, I'm 6foot with average sized hands I'd say! The motion gestures on the phone make it easy to turn on with a nice double tap on the screen.

    Easy to turn off cause your putting the phone down anyways so you just push the power button on the way down.

    Posted via the One successor to the One
    04-10-2014 01:46 AM
  4. scottysize's Avatar
    OK, so I'll give you a different opinion. No, I wouldn't buy this phone again, and yes, I'm waiting for something better to come along. I'm a very picky user, and spend way too much money on phones. Always have, but I can say I'm not happy with this purchase. The speakers do not appeal to me and had nothing to do with my purchasing decision as I usually just use earbuds. However, they should have. They make the phone way taller than it should be and one handed operation is a very difficult process. I have big hands and no, I can't use it easily one handed. The power button alone is waaaaay to far north to be of use and double tapping does not shut the screen off. They only gave us half the feature of double tapping.

    The screen size is a lot smaller than the phone size leads you to believe.

    Camera sucks IMO, but most fight me on that. You don't care though, so I'll skip it.

    Battery life is fine. No issues other than my other phone is a 3000mAh and does last a little longer.

    Processor and speed are good, but they should be.

    I really think HTC missed on this one. We'll find out in a few months.

    I highly recommend that you go to the store and put this in your hands before making a decision. It's not a phone that you can just order over the Internet as I did. Remember, this is just my 2 cents. Take 'em for what they are worth. Everyone can now begin the Scottysize bash.
    04-10-2014 07:27 AM
  5. ugxvibe's Avatar
    . Everyone can now begin the Scottysize bash.
    No bashing, but you should probably change your sig to Disgruntled owner of: HTC One (M8). :P
    04-10-2014 09:24 AM
  6. scottysize's Avatar
    No bashing, but you should probably change your sig to Disgruntled owner of: HTC One (M8). :P
    You are correct... Siggy changed
    04-10-2014 09:29 AM
  7. Skyway's Avatar
    OK, so I'll give you a different opinion. No, I wouldn't buy this phone again, and yes, I'm waiting for something better to come along. I'm a very picky user, and spend way too much money on phones. Always have, but I can say I'm not happy with this purchase. The speakers do not appeal to me and had nothing to do with my purchasing decision as I usually just use earbuds. However, they should have. They make the phone way taller than it should be and one handed operation is a very difficult process. I have big hands and no, I can't use it easily one handed. The power button alone is waaaaay to far north to be of use and double tapping does not shut the screen off. They only gave us half the feature of double tapping.

    The screen size is a lot smaller than the phone size leads you to believe.

    Camera sucks IMO, but most fight me on that. You don't care though, so I'll skip it.

    Battery life is fine. No issues other than my other phone is a 3000mAh and does last a little longer.

    Processor and speed are good, but they should be.

    I really think HTC missed on this one. We'll find out in a few months.

    I highly recommend that you go to the store and put this in your hands before making a decision. It's not a phone that you can just order over the Internet as I did. Remember, this is just my 2 cents. Take 'em for what they are worth. Everyone can now begin the Scottysize bash.
    No bash, you are definitely entitled to your own opinion. I will clarify a little though on some things you've said, they might help you out

    You can download the app screen off and lock, and then when you hold and swipe up from the home button, like you would to get to Google now, you have the option of using Google or screen off and lock. This allows you to turn the screen off from the home button, you can now easily use gestures to wake the phone and to turn the screen off. Much much easier to use one handed. Definitely recommend it, give it a try

    Also while the BoomSound might not appeal to you, the output voltage from the audio jack is in a league of it's own. There is no other phone that comes close to the voltage output, it definitely makes a difference. Does that mean every other phone won't sound good with headphones? No, but there will be a noticeable difference when comparing

    To the op, I would suggest going to a retail store and checking it out in person. Personally I don't have any difficulties holding or using the phone. I don't think it's too tall or hard to use, but that's my experience. I definitely don't speak for everyone

    Posted via Android Central App
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    04-10-2014 09:31 AM
  8. nestafaria's Avatar
    I wanted to like it, but I can't get over the screen to body ratio. And the camera.
    04-10-2014 09:41 AM
  9. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    I got a good 11 hours yesterday of battery life. for me, if it lasts all day then its fine in my book.

    Camera is ok. here are some sample shots I took. You be the judge.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/247786...7643607577674/

    htc sense 6 isn't like the sense from years past its closer to android while still being a llittle different. I've personally been a fan of htc sense since the EVO 4G in 2010. Now five phones later I have to say I love the way sense 6 looks and fells.

    I also have big hands and the phone fells fine to me
    04-10-2014 01:55 PM
  10. scottysize's Avatar
    No bash, you are definitely entitled to your own opinion. I will clarify a little though on some things you've said, they might help you out

    You can download the app screen off and lock, and then when you hold and swipe up from the home button, like you would to get to Google now, you have the option of using Google or screen off and lock. This allows you to turn the screen off from the home button, you can now easily use gestures to wake the phone and to turn the screen off. Much much easier to use one handed. Definitely recommend it, give it a try

    Also while the BoomSound might not appeal to you, the output voltage from the audio jack is in a league of it's own. There is no other phone that comes close to the voltage output, it definitely makes a difference. Does that mean every other phone won't sound good with headphones? No, but there will be a noticeable difference when comparing

    To the op, I would suggest going to a retail store and checking it out in person. Personally I don't have any difficulties holding or using the phone. I don't think it's too tall our hard to use, but that's my experience. I definitely don't speak for everyone

    Posted via Android Central App
    I'll try out the app. I got my Incipio case today, and I now like the phone size a bit more. It's still really tall and almost impossible to hit the power button, but at least it's thinner. Still holding out for the G3 Don't get me wrong, I'm not sending it back, I'm just not keeping it for the next 2 years. Like I ever do that with any phone.
    04-10-2014 06:21 PM
  11. V6Hawk's Avatar
    Well I've pretty much decided, i'll be heading up to T-Mobil tomorrow to get one. The guy said he only has 5, but not to worry, he said he'll make sure there's one left! I don't care what color, except for the gold one lol. I'll check back in tomorrow night and let you guys know how I like it!
    04-10-2014 07:43 PM
  12. ffejjj's Avatar
    The gold looks like the worst color. Then I went and checked it out at BB and you know what, is not to bad. It's not really gold gold but more of am off gold. Anyway it's much better in person.

    The phone in general, I really like it. Feels and looks great. My only real complaint is that bezel

    Sent from my EVO using AC Forums mobile app
    04-10-2014 09:11 PM
  13. scottysize's Avatar
    You can download the app screen off and lock, and then when you hold and swipe up from the home button, like you would to get to Google now, you have the option of using Google or screen off and lock. This allows you to turn the screen off from the home button, you can now easily use gestures to wake the phone and to turn the screen off. Much much easier to use one handed. Definitely recommend it, give it a try
    Sweet app. I put the icon on my desktop. tap it, and immediately the screen is off. Thanks!!!
    04-11-2014 07:42 AM
  14. scottysize's Avatar
    No bashing, but you should probably change your sig to Disgruntled owner of: HTC One (M8). :P
    Siggy update again
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    04-11-2014 07:44 AM
  15. crazyralph90's Avatar
    I had the M8 used it for about a week.
    Returned it and got the S5 today, couldn't be happier.
    Just get Nova Launcher because Touchwiz is awful.
    04-11-2014 11:36 AM
  16. freddyttt's Avatar
    I had the M8 used it for about a week.
    Returned it and got the S5 today, couldn't be happier.
    Just get Nova Launcher because Touchwiz is awful.

    good luck. because of it's lack-luster speaker this is not an option for me...
    04-11-2014 02:27 PM
  17. V6Hawk's Avatar
    Update time: Got the phone a few hours ago, i'm in love. The phone is the perfect size for me, it feel's great in my hand, and is lightning fast. Compared to the nexus 4 the camera is way better. I'll give you guys a 24hr update.
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    04-11-2014 11:08 PM
  18. V6Hawk's Avatar
    And 24 hour update: Guys, this phone is a piece of art. I love everything about it. And dem speakers, wow. Everything is a huge leave from my Nexus 4. I like what HTC has done with Sense. I still prefer stock android, but there's no complaints. This phone is pretty spot on for me. The camera in my opinion is pretty good. It takes all my pictures how I like them, and I love the control you have over it. The screen is amazing, everything is vibrant, and the colors really pop. I'm in love.
    04-12-2014 10:45 PM
  19. AKFL3TCH3R's Avatar
    Dude, go for it!

    Posted via Android Central App
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    04-12-2014 10:51 PM
  20. FaisDogg's Avatar
    I had the M8 used it for about a week.
    Returned it and got the S5 today, couldn't be happier.
    Just get Nova Launcher because Touchwiz is awful.
    I did the opposite, had S5 for a day, hated every bit of it, returned and for M8 best decision ever. So what's the moral of the story, it's subjective. S5 doesn't feel like it's running Android, it's like completely different and ugly.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
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    04-12-2014 11:22 PM
  21. V6Hawk's Avatar
    Thanks AKFL3TCH3R!

    Fais, I've always had a problem with touchwiz, too much bloatware. I've never had such a premium feeling phone!
    04-12-2014 11:56 PM
  22. Murph5150's Avatar
    I was at the Verizon store today comparing phones for my upgrade. I own the Galaxy S4 and quite frankly, Samsung didn't make "great changes" to the S5. Every Samsung phone I've owned has performed well for gaming and multitasking but the reception on my old Nexus and on my S4 suck. My phone is dead at my work desk however two of my coworkers also on Verizon but use Motorola, get between 1-2 bars of signal and can make outgoing calls.

    The M8 was a fun phone to play with. Snappy fast, gorgeous design, ample memory, and had a nice user friendly setup. But, and this is a big but, friggin non removable battery. My S4 is 9 months old and already my battery is noticeably starting to fail. That's just what batteries do; they lose their capacity over time due to charging cycles. Two year contract = two year old battery = 800 (give or take) charging cycles. No thanks. When they release Solid-state designed (no electrolyte) lithium ion batteries (sometime in 2015) I'll consider buying a phone with a non removable battery.

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-13-2014 12:34 AM
  23. Skyway's Avatar
    I was at the Verizon store today comparing phones for my upgrade. I own the Galaxy S4 and quite frankly, Samsung didn't make "great changes" to the S5. Every Samsung phone I've owned has performed well for gaming and multitasking but the reception on my old Nexus and on my S4 suck. My phone is dead at my work desk however two of my coworkers also on Verizon but use Motorola, get between 1-2 bars of signal and can make outgoing calls.

    The M8 was a fun phone to play with. Snappy fast, gorgeous design, ample memory, and had a nice user friendly setup. But, and this is a big but, friggin non removable battery. My S4 is 9 months old and already my battery is noticeably starting to fail. That's just what batteries do; they lose their capacity over time due to charging cycles. Two year contract = two year old battery = 800 (give or take) charging cycles. No thanks. When they release Solid-state designed (no electrolyte) lithium ion batteries (sometime in 2015) I'll consider buying a phone with a non removable battery.

    Posted via Android Central App
    This may or may not be the reason your s4 battery is failing, but the rate at which you charge a battery has a lot to do with its lifespan. The S4 charges with a 2amp charger while last years HTC One used a 1amp. If it's imbedded and you charge it slower, it will hold its capacity a lot longer. Plus isn't a full cycle 0-100%? Most people don't let their phone go all the way to 0%

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-13-2014 01:34 AM
  24. Murph5150's Avatar
    This may or may not be the reason your s4 battery is failing, but the rate at which you charge a battery has a lot to do with its lifespan. The S4 charges with a 2amp charger while last years HTC One used a 1amp. If it's imbedded and you charge it slower, it will hold its capacity a lot longer. Plus isn't a full cycle 0-100%? Most people don't let their phone go all the way to 0%

    Posted via Android Central App
    My primary method of charging is with the factory wall charger and occasionally with my Verizon branded car charger.

    I read that Cycling a lithium ion battery is detrimental to the integrity of the battery. Cycling ended when Ni-Cad batteries phased out.

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-13-2014 02:20 AM

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