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  1. Almeuit's Avatar
    I did enjoy my HTC One M7 build quality.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
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    04-12-2014 08:16 PM
  2. Skyway's Avatar
    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.
    Try using HDR mode on a bright sunny day. I've had really good success with it. Also you can switch to HDR mode and then save the camera and you'll have an HDR preset that you can switch to quickly

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    04-12-2014 09:40 PM
  3. blackhawksfan75's Avatar
    I am waiting for the dot view cases to come to Canada, but I also didn't want scratches on the back so I needed some sort of inexpensive case. I chose this one as well. Still shows off the beauty of the device while providing protection.
    04-13-2014 02:46 PM
  4. BobR1908's Avatar
    I am Canadian and the Dot View cases are here at some Telus stores. My local Telus store has it however I opted out of it due to the following reasons:

    1. Love the front cover and the Dot View however wish it had been built differently. Versus all gray, I would have preferred a black cover and clear back so the back of the phone was exposed. I don't like how the back is all gray and hides the phone like it does.
    2. It doesn't protect the top and side bezels.

    So, I went with a thin clear back case with black sides. It shows the phone off yet still protects all angles (side and back) for me.

    I am waiting for the dot view cases to come to Canada, but I also didn't want scratches on the back so I needed some sort of inexpensive case. I chose this one as well. Still shows off the beauty of the device while providing protection.
    04-13-2014 03:11 PM
  5. blackhawksfan75's Avatar
    The Bell stores won't officially launch the One M8 until Tuesday, so I may check with them then. When I asked about the dot view case the CSR didn't have a clue what I was talking about. If nothing I will wait until the Android Central store has all the colors available.
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    04-13-2014 03:52 PM
  6. bryanmsi's Avatar
    The One M8 is the first Android to me that feels equal to - or better than - an Apple device. Both hardware and software. HTC did an absolutely amazing job with this device!

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    04-13-2014 11:51 PM
  7. fernandez21's Avatar
    The One M8 is the first Android to me that feels equal to - or better than - an Apple device. Both hardware and software. HTC did an absolutely amazing job with this device!

    Posted via Android Central App
    I feel the same way right now too, I have barely touched my iPhone 5S since I got the M8, I'll see if it has the longevity to hold my attention, as I felt the same way way with my M7, but the battery life and stutteriness bugged me after a while and I got rid of it.

    Unless camera or removable battery are a top priority, I don't understand why someone would get the S5 over this phone for the same price.
    BobR1908 likes this.
    04-14-2014 12:36 AM
  8. stackberry369's Avatar
    Same here! Loving this phone and have not experienced one single issue.

    This should be the Android phone of 2014.
    The note 4 will be the android phone of 2014.

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    04-14-2014 12:38 AM
  9. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    The note 4 will be the android phone of 2014.

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    *phablet
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    04-14-2014 02:52 AM
  10. Kibbster's Avatar
    The Note 4 will also be huuuuuuuuuuuuge.
    That there is limiting it's appeal to the masses.

    Not saying the Note 4 won't be a great phablet/phone/tablet but roughly 6" screen is too big for a lot of people to consider it the best phone of the year.
    Also Nexus 6, G3 and Z2 still not released yet.
    Also the new iPhone (you never know they may knock it out of the park this year... maybe)

    I really hope the M8 does well and reverses HTC's fortunes, they deserve it.
    They've done well to be first out of the gate with a great product but they are the first and there's a lot of competition every year.
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    04-14-2014 05:02 AM
  11. quanitc's Avatar
    I've owned the iphone 1, 3g, 3gs, 4, 4s and finally 5. You could say I quite like apple phones... the HTC one M8 is the first phone which was able to break that streak for me. I work in IT so we order phones all the time for testing so have tried them all and very quickly noticed little annoyances with all of the none apple alternatives, enter the HTC one m8, don't get me wrong - it does have a few things that annoy me, but I sideloaded the Google Now Launcher and that solved most of them.

    What a phone, I know the camera is dissapointing for some but I suggest you do something strange - actually try it and ignore the specs for once. I find that its absolutely fantastic at what most people use their phone camera for... I swear sometimes people want their tech to be able to do stuff in theory when in reality its never used for that, such as prints etc.

    I am a avid photographer and have tonnes of photography kit, I really don't see the point in phones having 20MP cameras etc, for one they are not usable at full size as the sensor is not good enough to create a high MP photo which can be used at 100%, secondly, almost everyone either uploads photos to social media or leaves them on their phones. In which case anything more than 4MP makes no sense. I know everyones not the same but personally I don't need my camera phone to be 20MP as I have a proper camera that does that for me (Sony A6000).

    I think that HTC have created a phone and camera which works extremely well in actual life, which is why people seem to get one and absolutely love it, its similar to what attracted me to the iphones, on paper all the android alternatives were "better" when in reality and real use they were not. Until now. The build quality is second to none, I have a work iPhone 5s still and it just doesnt compare, plus that screen - damn I just couldn't use another phone now. I dare say its probably the best screen I've ever used, of any device not just a phone.
    04-14-2014 05:54 AM
  12. scottysize's Avatar
    I've owned the iphone 1, 3g, 3gs, 4, 4s and finally 5. You could say I quite like apple phones... the HTC one M8 is the first phone which was able to break that streak for me. I work in IT so we order phones all the time for testing so have tried them all and very quickly noticed little annoyances with all of the none apple alternatives, enter the HTC one m8, don't get me wrong - it does have a few things that annoy me, but I sideloaded the Google Now Launcher and that solved most of them.

    What a phone, I know the camera is dissapointing for some but I suggest you do something strange - actually try it and ignore the specs for once. I find that its absolutely fantastic at what most people use their phone camera for... I swear sometimes people want their tech to be able to do stuff in theory when in reality its never used for that, such as prints etc.

    I am a avid photographer and have tonnes of photography kit, I really don't see the point in phones having 20MP cameras etc, for one they are not usable at full size as the sensor is not good enough to create a high MP photo which can be used at 100%, secondly, almost everyone either uploads photos to social media or leaves them on their phones. In which case anything more than 4MP makes no sense. I know everyones not the same but personally I don't need my camera phone to be 20MP as I have a proper camera that does that for me (Sony A6000).

    I think that HTC have created a phone and camera which works extremely well in actual life, which is why people seem to get one and absolutely love it, its similar to what attracted me to the iphones, on paper all the android alternatives were "better" when in reality and real use they were not. Until now. The build quality is second to none, I have a work iPhone 5s still and it just doesnt compare, plus that screen - damn I just couldn't use another phone now. I dare say its probably the best screen I've ever used, of any device not just a phone.
    And there is HTC's target audience! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I tried the iPhone 4 & 5 in between Android phones because of lag. This phone is miles above those two phones IMO. The camera on the M8 is as good as the iPhone 5. The screen is way bigger than an iPhone's screen. So, someone using an iPhone is going to be amazed at this phone, because there's no Android lag. It's buttery smooth and gives you a good Android experience that Apple users have long since desired from Android. Apple needs to watch out as Android is catching it. Phones like the M8 are proof that Android is becoming a better experience. Now, am I happy with the M8? It's ok...
    04-14-2014 07:47 AM
  13. torifile's Avatar
    I, too, have been a long-time Apple user. As in: iPhone 1, iPhone 3, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5 and 5S. Yes, every single iPhone ever released has been mine. I have been frustrated at times with the software but usually not the hardware. The 5S is a spectacular device. BUT it's just too small these days. And iOS is really showing it's age and limitations. (And I say this as the developer of 2 iOS apps - one of them is quite successful. I'm not going to retire as an iOS developer but it'll pay my mortgage on a monthly basis.)

    I've also tried a number of Android devices going all the way back to the G1. I've lost count of how many I've tried - maybe 10? And every single one has made me run back to my iPhone. Except the M8. It's well made and Android is pretty solid these days. I still miss the polish of my favorite 3rd party apps (I would kill for a decent twitter app!) but I have not been encumbered in my work with the device. In fact, I'm more productive with the M8 than I ever could have been with my iPhone. Battery life gets me through the day, I can customize my sharing menu as needed and SwiftKey makes typing on the device easy.

    I've been working a lot lately so I *know* I'm going to miss the features of my iPhone that make life easy when I'm playing. Better games, MUCH better camera, for example (no, please don't even start with the M8's camera being good. It's passable but not good.) and getting legit video is still not easy on Android. But as a work device, I have to say, I'm very happy.

    All of this starts with it's build quality for me. I like my gadgets to feel well constructed and thought out. Keep the plastic junk with removable batteries away from me. I had many of those back in the day and hated the substandard feel of those devices. Samsung has it wrong - I, and many others, have no desire for removable batteries. Seal the thing up and make it feel premium. I have a feeling the M8 is going to be a pretty big hit. The S5 might underperform this quarter. We'll see but the M8 is the Android phone to beat.
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    04-14-2014 08:05 PM
  14. arisenfury's Avatar
    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.
    What's your gripe with the screen?

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    04-14-2014 09:14 PM
  15. The Courier's Avatar
    I absolutely agree with the OP, the M8 is a beautiful device. I upgraded from a Nokia Lumia 920 to the M8 a week ago. The Lumia 920 is hard to beat, and even now after a week with the M8 I still miss my 920. Having said that though, my shiny new gunmetal M8 is a sexy piece of kit. It's going to be hard for any of the others to match the shear beauty of the M8.

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    04-14-2014 11:08 PM
  16. kingvanimal's Avatar
    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.
    You can't please everyone. No device will ever be perfect. I understand the upgrading your phone a lot thing, i am the same. But the M8 may be the first phone that i may keep for a while. What phone do you think is "PREMIUM"? You can argue this every which way on all devices.

    So is a regular Lamborghini Murcielago not premium, because the upgraded model/trim the Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670–4 SuperVeloce has more horsepower and fancy trim?

    OR even better, is a Ferrari Enzo which cost over a million dollars. Not premium because it doesn't cup holders, radio and roll up windows?
    04-14-2014 11:47 PM
  17. Rose4uKY's Avatar
    This is the best phone I've every had and me and my husband have both had every EVO then the HTC One M7 and now this. It gets better and better. I have never had an iphone or been an apple fan but I do tell people to look at both HTC and Galaxy when recommending phones but tell then I prefer HTC. I love Sense and this new M8 is the best phone I've ever had. I know the M7 won top smartphone for last year. Now to just get the Burgundy dot case to try and I need a kickstand case. I wouldn't mind having a clear case too cause it's a little big with my Otterbox Commuter. But the Zagg glass screen protector is the best too.
    04-15-2014 12:01 AM
  18. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    It is one terrific device! Blazingly fast, great camera and it runs so smooth. It is easily smartphone of 2014 IMO.
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    04-15-2014 12:05 AM
  19. Kilroy13's Avatar
    I have loved my m7 this past year! But you guys are killing me! I'm so jealous! 5-1 when the store opens I will have one!

    Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk
    04-15-2014 12:48 AM
  20. scottysize's Avatar
    What's your gripe with the screen?

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    The screen's fine, a little small compared to other phones., that's why it's not "premium" to me. I was commenting on the OPs use of the word premium.
    04-15-2014 08:50 AM
  21. scottysize's Avatar
    You can't please everyone. No device will ever be perfect. I understand the upgrading your phone a lot thing, i am the same. But the M8 may be the first phone that i may keep for a while. What phone do you think is "PREMIUM"? You can argue this every which way on all devices.

    So is a regular Lamborghini Murcielago not premium, because the upgraded model/trim the Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670–4 SuperVeloce has more horsepower and fancy trim?

    OR even better, is a Ferrari Enzo which cost over a million dollars. Not premium because it doesn't cup holders, radio and roll up windows?
    Same thing for you. I was commenting on the OPs use of the word Premium. It's not in my onion.
    04-15-2014 08:51 AM
  22. icenija's Avatar
    I've owned the iphone 1, 3g, 3gs, 4, 4s and finally 5. You could say I quite like apple phones... the HTC one M8 is the first phone which was able to break that streak for me. I work in IT so we order phones all the time for testing so have tried them all and very quickly noticed little annoyances with all of the none apple alternatives, enter the HTC one m8, don't get me wrong - it does have a few things that annoy me, but I sideloaded the Google Now Launcher and that solved most of them.

    What a phone, I know the camera is dissapointing for some but I suggest you do something strange - actually try it and ignore the specs for once. I find that its absolutely fantastic at what most people use their phone camera for... I swear sometimes people want their tech to be able to do stuff in theory when in reality its never used for that, such as prints etc.

    I am a avid photographer and have tonnes of photography kit, I really don't see the point in phones having 20MP cameras etc, for one they are not usable at full size as the sensor is not good enough to create a high MP photo which can be used at 100%, secondly, almost everyone either uploads photos to social media or leaves them on their phones. In which case anything more than 4MP makes no sense. I know everyones not the same but personally I don't need my camera phone to be 20MP as I have a proper camera that does that for me (Sony A6000).

    I think that HTC have created a phone and camera which works extremely well in actual life, which is why people seem to get one and absolutely love it, its similar to what attracted me to the iphones, on paper all the android alternatives were "better" when in reality and real use they were not. Until now. The build quality is second to none, I have a work iPhone 5s still and it just doesnt compare, plus that screen - damn I just couldn't use another phone now. I dare say its probably the best screen I've ever used, of any device not just a phone.
    Again an actual photographer speaking the truth about smartphone cameras in general. The cameras on most smartphones are good enough for what they are used for. How many actual photographers have to keep saying that before this back and forth will go away. So like many have said that they don't want to have a smartphone and a proper camera, if that is the case and the camera means that much to you go to the forum with the smartphone of your choice that has the camera that you like and stop coming to this forum trolling and whining how the camera on this smartphone is not good enough.

    Ice
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    04-15-2014 09:06 AM
  23. quanitc's Avatar
    I don't want to digress too much on the camera tangent, but peoples opinions on the matter surprise me for another reason (other than quality). Some of the best cameras in the world take poor photographs if you don't know what you are doing.

    Give someone a DSLR who is used to a point and shoot and they will tell you that its a bad camera. I would argue that the M8's camera is a similar beast, yes it has its limitations but are people forgetting that of course HTC could have put a 16mp camera in exactly the same as Samsung did with the S5 - if they had wanted to... this move was on purpose. It was a conscious decision and once you LEARN to use it or even just try to use it for more than 5 minutes you can see what they had in mind.

    I think the same can be said for Android VS iOS too, sure Android is more difficult for someone to pick up and instantly use, but is that the ultimate goal here? Best experience/results with the least practice. I can assure you, a ferrari is much harder to drive than a ford fiesta. Spend a week using an M8 and I defy you to have the same doubts you have now.

    I sound like a HTC fanboy, believe me I was more than happy with my iPhones, until the screen size became inadequate. The HTC One M8 does what it is intended to do absolutely brilliantly, and for once the things that are "missing" are intended. This is a very Apple way of thinking, (I mean that as a compliment) I feel like Samsung are taking the same approach as they do with their TVs, which is to add all the buzz features but not actually care about the little things.

    The devil is in the detail, HTC finally gets it.
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    04-16-2014 05:04 AM
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