Apr 01 AT 12:08 PM Nick Gray 14 Comments

Piecing together the HTC One (M8) review


We know you are eager to hear our thoughts on the HTC One (M8). We could rush things and deliver an “in-depth” review in less than a week, but you deserve better than that. Rather than writing a few thousand words and throwing them up as a single post, we thought we’d treat you to something a little different. Over the next 6-10 days, we’ll be taking a very close look at the HTC One (M8) with multiple posts – giving you the opportunity to explore the handset’s design, camera, performance, battery life and much more.

Once we’re done, the highlights will be rounded up into a single review, but we recommend reading each section of our review to get a true feel of what the HTC One (M8) has to offer.

Since we’re still in the writing stage for most of the sections, leave us a comment below and let us know if you have any specific questions you want answered. In the end, we hope our reviews answer all your questions about new devices and allow you to make an educated decision when purchasing your next Android powered device.

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Jamie

    I would be keen to know the audio quality/stats via headphone. I know this is ~50% subjective, but even numbers or measurements would go a long way! Thanks for your consideration.

  • Marques

    Please, Please include a review of the microphone recording capabilities in a concert/music festival/loud environment. This is something that is never mentioned or reviewed. The iPhone has always done an extremely great job here, and only until the original M7 was released was there now an android device that was able to record rich high quality sound without distortion.

    • Jonathan Cohen

      Same thoughts. How is mic recording?

  • Juan

    I’d really like to see a good review on the camera(s) and some example images of the “post processing” that can be done with the software. I currently have the OG One and am totally satisfied with it’s lasting quality and most likely won’t be upgrading until the “M9″, but I would like to see how HTC’s improving or destroying their camera.

  • Paximos

    So, you are telling me that I have to wait 10 days to review your review of the M8 and then decide??..M9 will be out by then!!

  • Saxelfur

    Half of the reason I am tempted to switch back from WP8 to android is the M8, and the Dot View case particularly. The design looks awesome. I am very interested in what you think of the day-to-day usefulness and usability of the Dot View case, since most reviews hardly mention it.

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  • Mike

    I am planning on upgrading from a now-ancient Galaxy Nexus. So while the 4MP ultrapixel doesn’t necessarily scare me as it should, it should, in theory be a little better due to the optics changes, I’d like to see side by side pics and video to a some other new flagship devices. I’ve come across one site that did some pic comparisons, but nothing with video and so I’d be interested in comparing a higher MP count with OIS as most other flagships seem to have now versus the M8 low MP without OIS due to the second camera. How much of a difference does that really make? On a side note…I’m a little surprised HTC wouldn’t have built in a software OIS option that simply requires temporary deactivation of the secondary camera which really wouldn’t otherwise matter for basic video unless you intend on taking pics or utilizing the ZOE features, right?

    I’d also like to see some realistic numbers for battery life. Each vendor of course pushes this in their own way to maximize the stat and I’d like to know when actively web browsing at a reasonable screen brightness or in a game of some sort, how well does it really hold up?

  • Terry

    How about signal strength, from what I can tell in some stores it is lower than others? Hotspot test too :0)

  • Aman Malhan

    I just want to know about the battery life over 3g and wifi separately …and how much time does it require to get the juice back from 0 to 100 %. Thank you

  • Peter Schlussler

    I have been studying the sony z2..galaxy s5 and the m8….long time Samsung user and based upon what I have read I am leaning towards the m8…however the battery life is priority 1 followed by graphic quality and believe it or not..speaker phone

  • Laura Kelly

    This is really good blog….

  • donger

    Go HTC!