10-12-2016 02:41 PM
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  1. badelhas's Avatar
    I have the HTC One M8 since launch and love it. The looks, the smoothness, Sense UI. Best smartphone I ever had (came from a couple of Samsung, which were dissappointing).
    The only thing failing is the battery but I already bought a new one and will be replacing it soon. But I'm debating if I should upgrade to the new HTC 10...I also thought about the Pixel but seems too expensive, only reviews will tell, of course.
    To anyone who went from the M8:

    Is it worth doing such an upgrade? Is it definitely faster and with better battery life? What are the advantages and disadvantages?

    Thanks in advance for your input.

    Cheers
    10-03-2016 12:44 PM
  2. worldspy99's Avatar
    HTC 10 is a far superior device than the One M8. But at this point in time, there is no harm in waiting for a day or two to find out if Pixel phones are better than the HTC 10.

    Good luck with your search.
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    10-03-2016 12:56 PM
  3. badelhas's Avatar
    HTC 10 is a far superior device than the One M8. But at this point in time, there is no harm in waiting for a day or two to find out if Pixel phones are better than the HTC 10.

    Good luck with your search.
    Thanks
    10-03-2016 12:59 PM
  4. badelhas's Avatar
    My only gripe currently is battery life, that's why I ordered a battery and will be replacing it. 2 years of heavy use takes its toll. Let's see how that goes.

    I won a blackberry DTEK50 (it's the Alcatel idol 4 hardware rebranded with blackberry software on top of Android) and a UMi Max Smartphones on 2 Internet giveaways (in the same day, talk about luck, right?) , they haven't arrived yet but I believe none of them would be a proper upgrade over my M8 so I think I'm selling the DTEK50 and giving the UMi Max to my niece. Do you guys agree that the DTEK50 is more of a sidegrade as well?

    Cheers
    10-04-2016 11:26 AM
  5. chin chen's Avatar
    My only gripe currently is battery life, that's why I ordered a battery and will be replacing it. 2 years of heavy use takes its toll. Let's see how that goes.

    I won a blackberry DTEK50 (it's the Alcatel idol 4 hardware rebranded with blackberry software on top of Android) and a UMi Max Smartphones on 2 Internet giveaways (in the same day, talk about luck, right?) , they haven't arrived yet but I believe none of them would be a proper upgrade over my M8 so I think I'm selling the DTEK50 and giving the UMi Max to my niece. Do you guys agree that the DTEK50 is more of a sidegrade as well?

    Cheers
    It depends on what you value. The Dtek has monthly security updates and is much more secure than the Htc. Performance wise, it is probably similar. I have the Priv and i like the Blackberry software with Android.

    I would not upgrade the Htc M8 with the DTEK50, since the upgrade isnt really there, as you also assumed.O
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    10-04-2016 11:38 AM
  6. lcal's Avatar
    I love my M8, but I'm looking forward to either the HTC 10 or the Pixel XL
    10-04-2016 04:19 PM
  7. holz75's Avatar
    The only thing I miss is the front facing speakers, but everything else is great. I've had all of them and rank them HTC 10, HTC M7, HTC M9, HTC M8. For some reason, the M8 just "felt off" to me compared to the others.
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    10-04-2016 09:19 PM
  8. murphcid's Avatar
    Yes, no reservations
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    10-04-2016 09:34 PM
  9. mwake4goten's Avatar
    My only gripe currently is battery life, that's why I ordered a battery and will be replacing it. 2 years of heavy use takes its toll. Let's see how that goes.

    I won a blackberry DTEK50 (it's the Alcatel idol 4 hardware rebranded with blackberry software on top of Android) and a UMi Max Smartphones on 2 Internet giveaways (in the same day, talk about luck, right?) , they haven't arrived yet but I believe none of them would be a proper upgrade over my M8 so I think I'm selling the DTEK50 and giving the UMi Max to my niece. Do you guys agree that the DTEK50 is more of a sidegrade as well?

    Cheers
    I'm same like you...I love the phone.. It's good enough but the battery is exhausted.... Mine shuts down when it reaches 25 percent had been doing that for about 10 months... So really the battery only lasts for about 20 months for me... It's been very frustrating to have to think about charging my phone when it gets to 30%...

    I'm audiophile so that's one reason why I like HTC phones but the battery issue has made me think about getting an lg phone at least you can change the batteries... And I always use TSF launcher so i wouldn't be missing Sense Home launcher software either...
    10-05-2016 02:19 AM
  10. badelhas's Avatar
    I'm same like you...I love the phone.. It's good enough but the battery is exhausted.... Mine shuts down when it reaches 25 percent had been doing that for about 10 months... So really the battery only lasts for about 20 months for me... It's been very frustrating to have to think about charging my phone when it gets to 30%...

    I'm audiophile so that's one reason why I like HTC phones but the battery issue has made me think about getting an lg phone at least you can change the batteries... And I always use TSF launcher so i wouldn't be missing Sense Home launcher software either...
    Do like I'm doing: replace the battery. I found a proper and trustworthy repair shop that charges me 50 euros if they buy an original battery or 20 if I buy the battery myself. I say this because it's one of the most difficult phones to open so I prefer to pay a technician to do it.
    10-05-2016 02:50 AM
  11. kuvittelija's Avatar
    Do like I'm doing: replace the battery. I found a proper and trustworthy repair shop that charges me 50 euros if they buy an original battery or 20 if I buy the battery myself. I say this because it's one of the most difficult phones to open so I prefer to pay a technician to do it.
    Beware! I took my M8 to a repair shop for a battery change. Got it back, only to realize couple of days later that the GPS doesn't work. Went back to the shop, the same guy repaired the issue, saying that the GPS antenna on top of the phone is very fragile and easily damaged when opening the phone. OK, now the GPS worked... Maybe 2 months! I hhav no idea how it was repaired, with piece of aluminum foil or something? And in the meantime the repair shop has closed permanently!
    So now I have a great M8 with good battery, but I use maps and plenty of other apps that need/benefit from GPS.

    Been waiting for the Pixel launch knowing who's making them: HTC. Only to hear that Pixels are not even coming for sale where I'm at. Not for some time at least. (Finland)
    Aaaand I'd really like the blue one, which of course is US only, for who knows how long.

    Should I just take the 10...?
    10-05-2016 10:43 AM
  12. Larry 609's Avatar
    I came from the M8 and am very happy with the 10. Like others on here hinted at, the front speakers are hugely missed for both playing music/videos and having a louder ringtone. But it’s definitely an improvement in many areas too.

    I mainly upgraded for the camera and battery, as my M8 had to be exchanged for a refurbished one towards the end when the charger started acting inconsistently. Afterward, I noticed a decrease in battery life, so it made my decision to upgrade much easier after that.
    10-05-2016 10:49 AM
  13. badelhas's Avatar
    I came from the M8 and am very happy with the 10. Like others on here hinted at, the front speakers are hugely missed for both playing music/videos and having a louder ringtone. But it’s definitely an improvement in many areas too.

    I mainly upgraded for the camera and battery, as my M8 had to be exchanged for a refurbished one towards the end when the charger started acting inconsistently. Afterward, I noticed a decrease in battery life, so it made my decision to upgrade much easier after that.
    Why didn't you just replace the battery for a new original one?

    Beware! I took my M8 to a repair shop for a battery change. Got it back, only to realize couple of days later that the GPS doesn't work. Went back to the shop, the same guy repaired the issue, saying that the GPS antenna on top of the phone is very fragile and easily damaged when opening the phone. OK, now the GPS worked... Maybe 2 months! I hhav no idea how it was repaired, with piece of aluminum foil or something? And in the meantime the repair shop has closed permanently!
    So now I have a great M8 with good battery, but I use maps and plenty of other apps that need/benefit from GPS.

    Been waiting for the Pixel launch knowing who's making them: HTC. Only to hear that Pixels are not even coming for sale where I'm at. Not for some time at least. (Finland)
    Aaaand I'd really like the blue one, which of course is US only, for who knows how long.

    Should I just take the 10...?
    In your case, I would. But you can try taking it to another repair shop. I found out many of the hardware issues are very easy to solve, to be honest. You just have to find a trustworthy repair shop.

    Cheers
    10-05-2016 12:43 PM
  14. holz75's Avatar
    Honestly, I feel these phones now with non-replaceable batteries are not meant to be repaired unless you're sending it into the manufacturer.... and even then, the original seal is being broken, and it may not work exactly the same anyway. I've had so many friends go to local iPhone shops to get their cracked screens replaced, and every single one eventually just gets a new phone because they're not repaired properly. Especially with iPhones too, you have to break the glue that's holding everything together, and something's bound to get loose and stop working.

    Anyway, that's my rant! Ha.
    10-05-2016 01:09 PM
  15. badelhas's Avatar
    Honestly, I feel these phones now with non-replaceable batteries are not meant to be repaired unless you're sending it into the manufacturer.... and even then, the original seal is being broken, and it may not work exactly the same anyway. I've had so many friends go to local iPhone shops to get their cracked screens replaced, and every single one eventually just gets a new phone because they're not repaired properly. Especially with iPhones too, you have to break the glue that's holding everything together, and something's bound to get loose and stop working.

    Anyway, that's my rant! Ha.
    Not my case. I found a very competent guy who actually has lots of requests from other repair shops because he's so thorough. And he's not expensive.
    10-05-2016 01:14 PM
  16. Larry 609's Avatar
    Why didn't you just replace the battery for a new original one?
    What Holz75 says is probably the main reason. I brought it to the Sprint store hoping there'd by a way where they could try fixing a charger, but they said all they could do was swipe it. While the battery was 'okay', it wasn't on the level I had with the M8 post-whatever Android update came right before it.

    If I had held onto the M8 a bit longer, it's possible that I might've looked into someone who does battery replacements down the road. But I decided to save the time and trouble and just upgraded when the time came.
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    10-05-2016 01:19 PM
  17. badelhas's Avatar
    What Holz75 says is probably the main reason. I brought it to the Sprint store hoping there'd by a way where they could try fixing a charger, but they said all they could do was swipe it. While the battery was 'okay', it wasn't on the level I had with the M8 post-whatever Android update came right before it.

    If I had held onto the M8 a bit longer, it's possible that I might've looked into someone who does battery replacements down the road. But I decided to save the time and trouble and just upgraded when the time came.
    Yeah, I keep forgetting that most of you Americans buy subsidized phones, which doesn't happen often here in Europe. We usually pay the full price for the unlocked version. The advantage is paying less for the phone bill and getting faster updates. But I can understand your situation, I would probably do the same.
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    10-05-2016 01:54 PM
  18. TP222's Avatar
    When I had T-Mobile, I loved my M8. When I switched to Verizon, I was prepared to get it again, but the salesman told me the Galaxy S5 was a much better phone. LIAR!!!!!!!! When the 10 came out, I switched immediately. I really like the 10, but the M8 was still my favorite.
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    10-05-2016 02:03 PM
  19. badelhas's Avatar
    When I had T-Mobile, I loved my M8. When I switched to Verizon, I was prepared to get it again, but the salesman told me the Galaxy S5 was a much better phone. LIAR!!!!!!!! When the 10 came out, I switched immediately. I really like the 10, but the M8 was still my favorite.
    That's another problem we don't have here. The fact that one phone from Verizon, for instance doesn't work in another carrier, like Sprint. When you changed carrier, what did you do to the T-Mobile HTC One M8? You had to give it back or you could sell it?

    Cheers
    10-05-2016 02:14 PM
  20. Larry 609's Avatar
    Yeah, I keep forgetting that most of you Americans buy subsidized phones, which doesn't happen often here in Europe. We usually pay the full price for the unlocked version. The advantage is paying less for the phone bill and getting faster updates. But I can understand your situation, I would probably do the same.
    The other thing to consider is that I'm not even sure if many repair shops in my area go beyond fixing, say, iPhones or Samsung products. I hear about people I know doing it for those sorts of phones, but I'd wonder if getting a new battery for the M8 might've required sending it somewhere or whatever. To me, things like that just seemed like a bit of hassle in the long run.
    10-05-2016 03:03 PM
  21. TP222's Avatar
    To badelhas:

    I had to pay the phones off, then I could keep them. I sold it.
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    10-06-2016 07:56 AM
  22. Nate79's Avatar
    I went from the M8 to the 10 and I have been really happy with the switch. Like some others have said, I feel like the front facing speakers on the M8 were a little better, but the 10 still sounds miles ahead of pretty much any other smartphone I've heard.
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    10-06-2016 09:25 AM
  23. stkorn97's Avatar
    Loved my M8, and still do since I use it for work listening to music as I dont want to dirty up my 10. But I have zero regrets. As much as I loved the M8, which was alot, the 10 is that much better in pretty much every aspect. The speakers can be debated but I have no issues with either setup. The 10s setup works quite well and sounds very good, be it a different sound when compared to the M8. Both sound better than any other smartphone Ive tried.
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    10-06-2016 10:39 PM
  24. Eggmundo's Avatar
    The speakers are a bit quiet but of very good quality... The sound is quite full and rich for smartphone speakers.

    The magic happens once you plug in quality headphones though. Boomsound... Wow.
    10-07-2016 09:48 AM
  25. badelhas's Avatar
    The speakers are a bit quiet but of very good quality... The sound is quite full and rich for smartphone speakers.

    The magic happens once you plug in quality headphones though. Boomsound... Wow.
    But do you agree that with decent headphones the M8 already had better sound quality than most smartphones? I came from the Galaxy S4 and the difference was night and day.
    10-07-2016 10:40 AM
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