1. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    HTC One M8 Eye with 13-megapixel Duo Camera and HTC Eye with 5.2-inch 1080p display to launch Oct. 8 : PERSONAL TECH : Tech Times

    Rumours of the October 8 event to have two new phone releases from HTC, the HTC One M8 Eye and the HTC Eye.

    the HTC One M8 Eye will have a 13mp camera (instead of the 4mp ultrapixel camera) and it seems the rest of the device will be exactly the same as the current HTC One M8.

    The HTC Eye is supposed to have a 5.2" 1080p screen along with 8mp back and front facing cameras - targeting serial selfie snappers.

    Anyone interested in either device? I kinda wish the One M8 Eye would have a 13mp camera for regular outdoor, large landscape shots, but then also the 4mp ultrapixel camera for me to take in low light/night shots with. Also a bump up to 5.2" screen like the HTC Eye is getting would be nice.

    Though I'm confused as to why HTC are making so many models of their phones. There's the One M8, One E8, One Remix and now the One M8 Eye and the HTC Eye. It's diluting the brand for marginal differences between their phones. Surely this One M8 Eye and HTC Eye could have been combined into one device by having the 8mp front facing camera, 13mp rear facing camera and screen size increased to 5.2"?

    Though nothing is confirmed and this is just a rumour at this point, I might be interested in the One M8 Eye (god I hate that name) if the camera is excellent. Would be a shame to drop the ultra pixel camera though.
    09-18-2014 12:56 AM
  2. HeroicLove's Avatar
    Im hopong it comes to Sprint carriers ASAP.
    10-08-2014 04:49 PM
  3. shenfrey's Avatar
    How soon after phones get released in the US do they launch in the UK?
    10-08-2014 04:51 PM
  4. RavenSword's Avatar
    No, because I literaly just bought the M 8 on Friday. So, I'm none too happy the released a improved one
    10-08-2014 05:03 PM
  5. Ishaq786's Avatar
    I bought my m8 last week. Not too chuffed.
    10-08-2014 05:27 PM
  6. freddyttt's Avatar
    No, because I literaly just bought the M 8 on Friday. So, I'm none too happy the released a improved one

    there is NO improved HTC ONE EYE. your good.
    10-08-2014 06:15 PM
  7. BigCTM's Avatar
    This phone released today is not an improved M8. It is actually a cheaper phone and not the quality of the M8.
    10-08-2014 07:15 PM
  8. Charles Hinkle's Avatar
    This phone released today is not an improved M8. It is actually a cheaper phone and not the quality of the M8.
    Agreed, the EYE looks like it's going to be a great phone, however is not and upgrade to the M8. I'm certain we'll see an M9 early next year.
    10-08-2014 07:21 PM
  9. shenfrey's Avatar
    Agreed, the EYE looks like it's going to be a great phone, however is not and upgrade to the M8. I'm certain we'll see an M9 early next year.
    What makes it cheaper? I mean to me it DOES look like an upgrade, as it is rumored to be the same phone but with a better camera.
    10-09-2014 02:39 AM
  10. whitelunchbag's Avatar
    What makes it cheaper? I mean to me it DOES look like an upgrade, as it is rumored to be the same phone but with a better camera.
    Plastic, smaller battery, single rear camera. All downgrades

    My M8 posted this
    10-09-2014 03:04 AM
  11. shenfrey's Avatar
    Plastic, smaller battery, single rear camera. All downgrades

    My M8 posted this
    I hear what your saying, but going from Metal to Plastic isn't necessarily a 'downgrade' because that is more of a personal choice. Much like the iPhone 5c, it adds consumer choice and colour. The smaller battery seems a bit strange, though I have yet to see how it holds up to the M8. The single rear camera is a downgrade yes, but only if you use the effects the Duo camera was made for. Otherwise, this is an HTC One M8, with a better cameras and is waterproof. To me they sound all like upgrades.

    EDIT: The Eye seems to have lost the front facing speakers, this could be a big turn off for some people, and I can most certainly class this as a downgrade, providing they have indeed lost boom sound.
    10-09-2014 07:02 AM
  12. Charles Hinkle's Avatar
    Very happy with my M8 all the way around. Going to wait till the M9 at this point, just a few months away really.
    10-09-2014 08:10 AM
  13. whitelunchbag's Avatar
    I hear what your saying, but going from Metal to Plastic isn't necessarily a 'downgrade' because that is more of a personal choice. Much like the iPhone 5c, it adds consumer choice and colour. The smaller battery seems a bit strange, though I have yet to see how it holds up to the M8. The single rear camera is a downgrade yes, but only if you use the effects the Duo camera was made for. Otherwise, this is an HTC One M8, with a better cameras and is waterproof. To me they sound all like upgrades.

    EDIT: The Eye seems to have lost the front facing speakers, this could be a big turn off for some people, and I can most certainly class this as a downgrade, providing they have indeed lost boom sound.
    The camera isn't an upgrade, I'll take bigger pixels over more pixels anyday

    My M8 posted this
    10-09-2014 09:03 AM
  14. CHILLYWILL_95831's Avatar
    The camera isn't an upgrade, I'll take bigger pixels over more pixels anyday

    My M8 posted this
    It's so true about the larger pixels, but HTC can't optimize either camera experience whether mega pixels or Ultra pixels! They're camera software engineers are crap. The ultra pixel should have been bumped up to 6 with the M8!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-09-2014 09:15 AM
  15. crawfojj's Avatar
    The HTC Desire Eye does have front facing speakers, but they aren't as good as the M8's according to the reviews I've read. They did a pretty good job of hiding them since you have to look closely at the pictures to really see them.
    10-09-2014 02:06 PM
  16. momo jo's Avatar
    No, because I literaly just bought the M 8 on Friday. So, I'm none too happy the released a improved one
    Exactly! I've had mine for about a month now and all of the sudden there's a better "one"?
    10-09-2014 03:27 PM
  17. tryatt's Avatar
    I think some people are confusing the new plastic E8 for the announced M8 Eye. The M8 Eye is supposedly exactly the same as the M8 with a better camera.

    I'm a little annoyed as I've said from the start the M8 is a great phone but the camera lets it down. I would happily choose the 13mp camera over a flawed 4mp 'ultra' pixel camera.
    10-10-2014 08:16 AM
  18. Stanley Kubrick's Avatar
    I think the camera in the M8 is great! Takes beautiful pictures. Does what it was designed for and that's to view the pictures on a cell phone, tablet, or PC screen. Nearly every forum for every cell phone has a debate going on about the pros and cons of the various cameras included with their respective phones. I think what such people really want is a camera that can text, surf the web, play videos, oh and maybe actually make a phone call.
    10-10-2014 11:04 AM

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