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    Default Is the M8 still worthwhile with a case?

    I always use a case with my smartphone to protect my investment. Does the M8 offer me anything over other phones with a good case on?
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    Default Re: Is the M8 still worthwhile with a case?

    With or without a case the M8 is one of the best android phones currently on the market.

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    Default Re: Is the M8 still worthwhile with a case?

    well any phone with a case will still function as if it was naked.

    I like the m8. Been a fan of HTC since 2010. the interface is much cleaner then touchwiz....
    My cell phone history for the last decade.

    2005/2006: Motorola W315, Motorola razr
    2007: Motorola W385
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    2011: HTC EVO 3D, HTC rezound
    2012: HTC EVO LTE
    2014: HTC ONE M8.
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    I always use a case to protect my phone too.

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    Default Re: Is the M8 still worthwhile with a case?

    I'm confused, why could you not just put a case on the M8 if you really want a case?

    Mine is generally naked and does fine, although I throw on the dot view case around jobsites

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    Default Re: Is the M8 still worthwhile with a case?

    I have mine in a clear Supcase off amazon.

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    Have a look at the m8 with a spigen gun metal grey slim armour case on it. That's my set up and I love it, just looks like it's part of the phone!

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    Default Re: Is the M8 still worthwhile with a case?

    Yes you'll still get the fastest android phone out there along with awesome battery life and speakers.

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    Default Re: Is the M8 still worthwhile with a case?

    Been using it since April 4th nude .

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    Don't think for a second that the only thing the One has to offer is premium aluminum material, beauty, and great build. This device is a beast...simply the best.

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    Default Re: Is the M8 still worthwhile with a case?

    I keep mine in case to protect my resale value.

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    Default Re: Is the M8 still worthwhile with a case?

    I plan buying on buying a Dot View Case with my M8.
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    After I got my HTC one m8 I got a case right away,too scared to drop it without one on,I currently use the speck candy shell grip case,its pretty good

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    Default Re: Is the M8 still worthwhile with a case?

    I understand what the OP Is asking. It's a really valid question. The other flagship devices have similar specs and features. One of the differentiators for the M8 was the awesome design and build materials. Wed, if you put a case on it, there really isn't much difference from the M8 and any other plastic flagship smartphone.

    Sent from thr Note 3...and yeah, its spectacular.
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    Default Re: Is the M8 still worthwhile with a case?

    That's just a ridiculous statement. The build quality of the M8 will still be better, and more solid than a phone with a plastic case. Having a plastic case does not make the phone plastic. It just shows that someone appreciates their device and wants to take care of it, whether it be plastic or metal

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    Default Re: Is the M8 still worthwhile with a case?

    Quote Originally Posted by buckifvr View Post
    That's just a ridiculous statement. The build quality of the M8 will still be better, and more solid than a phone with a plastic case. Having a plastic case does not make the phone plastic. It just shows that someone appreciates their device and wants to take care of it, whether it be plastic or metal

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    If all you can see is the screen, then what's the difference? Actually at that point you can make an argument that a plastic device is better because it will be lighter. But it is definitely not ridiculous to think. We all have our preferences. None of which are ridiculous. ☺

    Sent from thr Note 3...and yeah, its spectacular.
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    Default Re: Is the M8 still worthwhile with a case?

    Lighter is not necessarily better, but you are absolutely correct that we all have our own preferences.

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    Default Re: Is the M8 still worthwhile with a case?

    Quote Originally Posted by buckifvr View Post
    With or without a case the M8 is one of the best android phones currently on the market.

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    FYI: It's a notch or two behind the LG G2 powerhouse that's still available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoroughChild View Post
    I plan buying on buying a Dot View Case with my M8.
    How do you plan to keep dust/lint/food crumbs etc out of all of those tiny holes? To me that case will look like crap after a few month of real world use...meaning many of the holes will get packed with stuff from being in your pocket or laying around etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhAlfie View Post
    FYI: It's a notch or two behind the LG G2 powerhouse that's still available.
    Really? How do you figure that? He didn't say it was the best, he said ONE of the best. I know we all have our preferences, I'm just curious why you think the g2 is better than the m8?

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    Default Re: Is the M8 still worthwhile with a case?

    It's still worth getting if you like the device's feature (mainly the speakers). With some cases, the phone will be quite large, so that could be a turn off for some.

    While the specs of many devices are the same or similar, that doesn't necessarily mean they all perform the same. They're all running their own UI's, and while the S5 isn't slow, it may not feel as responsive some other phones (just one example).

    If you're looking more for bang-for-you-buck, then I would also consider the G2, but then one could say that it's "slower" or "outdated" or whatever. You can't really look at specs anymore - you have to look at some real user impressions and phone features and determine what you personally want out of it.

    In the case of the M8, with a case you still get their camera with good lowlight photos, 5MP front camera, and front speakers. So if you wanted those features, then go for it. Those features are more-or-less specific to the M8.
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    Default Re: Is the M8 still worthwhile with a case?

    Quote Originally Posted by OhAlfie View Post
    How do you plan to keep dust/lint/food crumbs etc out of all of those tiny holes? To me that case will look like crap after a few month of real world use...meaning many of the holes will get packed with stuff from being in your pocket or laying around etc.
    The "holes" do not go all the way through (only where the speakers are located). There's an embedded semi-transparent film that runs throughout the front cover that lets the light through and also helps give it some rigidity. It doesn't take much to keep it clean.

    Of course, if you live like a pig, the case/phone will reflect that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roflwaffleton View Post
    The "holes" do not go all the way through (only where the speakers are located). There's an embedded semi-transparent film that runs throughout the front cover that lets the light through and also helps give it some rigidity. It doesn't take much to keep it clean.

    Of course, if you live like a pig, the case/phone will reflect that.
    That transparent film is actually a capacitive layer, so it recognizes touch input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyway View Post
    That transparent film is actually a capacitive layer, so it recognizes touch input.

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    Of course.
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    Default Re: Is the M8 still worthwhile with a case?

    The gestures look very useful. If you were buying a phone purely off the build quality, imo, your going about it the wrong way

    Focus on the software features it offers. While it doesn't offer much in terms of better software, in comparison to their competitors, you still have some solid features to work with, and if you need the sound features, it's there

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