TechSpot: HTC One M8 Review

The HTC One was one of my favorite pieces of hardware from 2013. It was the first time we had really seen a company succeed at producing an Android smartphone with a premium look and feel that rivalled Apple’s iPhone. The zero-gap, curved aluminium construction looked simply astonishing, and remains one of my favorite phone designs thus far.

In 2014, HTC is releasing the all new One, or HTC One M8. The evolution of this flagship takes many forms. There’s more aluminium than the original model; the display size has been bumped to 5-inches; the Ultrapixel camera has morphed into the new Duo Camera array; there’s a faster Snapdragon 801 SoC inside; there’s a refined Sense 6.0 UI atop Android 4.4; and much more.

Nothing is ever a straight-up win in the smartphone universe though: HTC can pack all the fancy features but poor execution can keep it from succeeding. How does the new HTC One (M8) stack up? Let’s find out.

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They had this for Verizon when I got my G2, I may have gone the HTC route. Especially since there is now no front button on the device. The One series has been getting some great reviews. HTC just needs better support and something that sets them apart from the competition.

Hmm, I think I'll grab a few of these too while I go take a stroll in the park tomorrow. Oh, and that reminds me, the next time I go to the grocery store to buy a carton of eggs, I might as well pick up a 50" OLED TV and an Xbox One too from the BestBuy next door. :)

AsherGZ said,
Hmm, I think I'll grab a few of these too while I go take a stroll in the park tomorrow. Oh, and that reminds me, the next time I go to the grocery store to buy a carton of eggs, I might as well pick up a 50" OLED TV and an Xbox One too from the BestBuy next door. :)

I don't understand the smartass tone in this response?

I like the design a lot. They streamlined the design to the point where WP8 would be a good match for the hardware. This has Always been my issue with every non-Nokia smartphone, the design just doesnt look good in combination with WP8. This device running WP8 would definately be a potential upgrade for my Lumia 920 next year.

Apple think their handsets will be confused with those made by Samsung yet HTC's look even similar and they don't rattle the sabre. Must just come down to how many handsets you ship!

trip21 said,
Apple think their handsets will be confused with those made by Samsung yet HTC's look even similar and they don't rattle the sabre. Must just come down to how many handsets you ship!
What are you smoking? The M7 and M8 look nothing like anything from Apple. They are far more sleek and interesting than the Fisher-Price bricks from Apple. I guess to you, anything with a screen in a roughly rectangular shape is "copying Apple".

Power button in the top right and no physical button... still. Though at least the gestures help you actually turn the thing on for those of us with small hands.