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    Default HTC One (M8): Premium is an understatement

    We are all here because we all love tech, especially our phones!

    I have owned almost every flagship device released, some longer than others and I have to say never ever ever I have held and owned a device that felt as premium at the HTC One M8. Wow!

    I purchased the Gunmetal and it is not only a spec powerhouse and runs so fluently but it is truly one beautiful phone from a physical appearance perspective too.

    Many harp about the camera, in fact I was one who had concerns with it too however after using it I can confidently say this:

    No, it won't win best camera smartphone of 2014 BUT it still does take fantastic photos.

    Are you enjoying your new M8? Have you ever owned a phone that felt so premium?

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    I love mine, and if HTC would hire me I'd advertise the heck out of this thing.

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    Same here! Loving this phone and have not experienced one single issue.

    This should be the Android phone of 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by ugxvibe View Post
    I love mine, and if HTC would hire me I'd advertise the heck out of this thing.

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    Phone: HTC One M8 (Gunmetal Gray)
    Tablet: Google Nexus 7 2013
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    I'm loving it as well. Looks great, feels great, runs great. Had it for a week now and still can't keep my hands off it.

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    I love this phone too. I upgraded from the m7 and I could not be happier. The camera is actually quite fun. My wife has an iPhone 5s and she is jealous of my phone specifically for the camera's depth sensor allowing such awesome bokeh.
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    The feel reminds me of my old Nokia e71x, just extremely solid.
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    One thing about the camera I love is it's quick focus

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    God damn I hate you guys gonna make me shell out money to go buy this device. I am holding myself back so much lol
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    My experience:
    I like this phone just fine. But premium feel is not among the major reasons I bought it. Having said that though, I first got the premium feel impression is when earlier this week I went in to our IT to have wifi connection set up for the phone at work, the moment the IT guy took it over and holding it in his hand (from his feel) and also when he put it down at the desktop right next to his Note 2 (or 3?). He seemed unwilling to put them side by side because his phone totally looked like an old outdated tech piece. And I know he just got his phone last year. Plastic does show age after some uses unless you get a case to cover it (up), though nowadays a lot of people don't keep their phone for more than 6 months.

    I too had concerns about the camera. But after trying it out I was confident it actually can be a very capable camera, apart from (and regardless of) its weakness in complex lighting conditions. The quick focus did surprise me. The first few shots I snapped, I wasn't even sure if those shots were taken. The shutter was very quiet and very quick and it's ready right away for the next shot after one was snapped. And if you follow the few basic principles for photo taking (for any cam), most of the photos should come out at least pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trekk View Post
    God damn I hate you guys gonna make me shell out money to go buy this device. I am holding myself back so much lol
    Trekk, it is so worth it! You won't be disappointed.

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    Phone: HTC One M8 (Gunmetal Gray)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR1908 View Post
    Trekk, it is so worth it! You won't be disappointed.

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    Yeah I think I will end up getting it looks just way to good to pass up. I could care less if camera is less good then competition, the feel of a device is more important to me.
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    One thing that turns me off about the M8 is the fact that they added software buttons while keeping a dedicated bar for HTC branding. At least with the M7 the buttons were built into the HTC branding bar not taking up screen restate. Aside from that I really love the design of the M8 and may pick one up some day. That being said however, how slippery is this phone? A phone this good looking would be a crime to cover up with a case!
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    I didn't buy it for the look, I bought it because I wanted the dual cam, the speakers, and because I like sense. But, after playing with it for a few days, every time I go to pick up my old One X I'm stunned that people are still making making phones with plastics like that. The fit and feel of the M8 is just so much classier and "grown up". I use mine primarily for business and it feels like a professional piece of equipment.
    Quote Originally Posted by Beyond Fire View Post
    That being said however, how slippery is this phone? A phone this good looking would be a crime to cover up with a case!
    It's slippery at first but after a couple days of handling it's pretty grippy. Just needs a little bit of finger grease to give the surface some texture (I'm not talking about being dirty, just handled).
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Premium is an understatement

    I've had mine for a week and I'm completely happy with it. Without a doubt it's the best phone I have had up to date hands down. The smoothness of the OS and quality of the hardware make this device an absolute pleasure to use. Anyone on the fence about getting one I say just do it, you won't regret it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beyond Fire View Post
    One thing that turns me off about the M8 is the fact that they added software buttons while keeping a dedicated bar for HTC branding. At least with the M7 the buttons were built into the HTC branding bar not taking up screen restate. Aside from that I really love the design of the M8 and may pick one up some day. That being said however, how slippery is this phone? A phone this good looking would be a crime to cover up with a case!
    The on screen buttons are more in line for what Google wants for android. I wouldn't be surprised if android requires all phones to have them in the near future

    Also the black bar is not dedicated for branding, it's dedicated to covering antennas, circuitry, and other electronics (for the speaker). They just decided to put their logo on there, probably to keep the same theme like on the m7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beyond Fire View Post
    One thing that turns me off about the M8 is the fact that they added software buttons while keeping a dedicated bar for HTC branding. At least with the M7 the buttons were built into the HTC branding bar not taking up screen restate. Aside from that I really love the design of the M8 and may pick one up some day. That being said however, how slippery is this phone? A phone this good looking would be a crime to cover up with a case!
    It is a little slippery, I have mine in a thin sleek clear back case so the gunmetal is visible.

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    Phone: HTC One M8 (Gunmetal Gray)
    Tablet: Google Nexus 7 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR1908 View Post
    It is a little slippery, I have mine in a thin sleek clear back case so the gunmetal is visible.

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    Like this one? :-P

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    Quote Originally Posted by ugxvibe View Post
    Like this one? :-Phttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/13/e6u5e6yq.jpg

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    That's the one!

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    I just got a clear case when I normally go naked but it's suuuper slippery. At least now with the clear case I have a better grip on the phone and one can still see the beautiful Gun Metal backing !!

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    Does it feel premium? Well, I think that it does because it's metal and not plastic. Do I feel like its a premium device? No. Not in my opinion. A premium phone has a premium screen and a premium camera to go with the premium feel. This phone doesn't for me. While I love metal phones and love the feel of them, this one isn't doing it for me. It'll be my short term phone until something better comes along. However, I rarely keep a phone longer than 9 months, it'll just be 2 or 3 for this one.
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    So in love with mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ugxvibe View Post
    Like this one? :-Phttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/13/e6u5e6yq.jpg

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    what case is that?? I ordered one on amazon im waiting for it to arrive hopefully on monday
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottysize View Post
    However, I rarely keep a phone longer than 9 months, it'll just be 2 or 3 for this one.
    I can think of a boatload of folks who will want to PM you in 2 or 3 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aandrew610 View Post
    what case is that?? I ordered one on amazon im waiting for it to arrive hopefully on monday

    The $25 dollar one from Verizon.. I couldn't leave the store without protection so I let them take my money.

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    I have been the biggest evangelist of Apple products for years and there are generally no OEM competitors that can hold a candle to them but the one is a premium device. It feels great and was clearly well thought out. I wish they hadn't skimped in the camera because side from it, I have no problems with it at all.

    My complaint with the camera is that I can't seem to get a good exposure from it. The corners are always blown out on a sunny day. Maybe it'll take some getting used to and adjusting but after years of no second thoughts about having the best available camera or among the best on my iPhone, this one is just middling. Really too bad.

    And if developers can effectively use the dot view notifications, that could be the sleeper feature. I love the case.
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