This year’s flagship HTC device, the One (M8), may have just been released, but HTC doesn’t want you to think that it has forgotten about its older devices. At the M8 announcement, HTC announced that it would be updating older devices “sometime this spring,” but we now have a better indication of when exactly that will be. (more…)
Cameras – one of the ultimate talking points when it comes to smartphone reviews. Some are great, some are terrible, and some try to recreate the category all together with marketing speak. The HTC One (M8) falls into that category, thanks to the UltraPixel technology that HTC has used for the 2nd year in a row on their flagship phone. UltraPixel or Megapixel, though, the camera on this phone has some great qualities that we would argue may help it stand above the latest from Samsung, the Galaxy S5. (more…)
The HTC One (M8) may hang its hat on being made of aluminum, full of that “premium” feel, but that also comes with a hefty price tag. The launch of HTC’s flagship phone has come with fairly good reviews (ours here), but it will not save HTC if they do not sell any devices. A new rumor suggests that HTC might be changing its strategy to make the M8 more affordable. (more…)
One of the perks of having key system apps available on Google Play is getting quick updates, without having to go through a carrier certification process. HTC seems to be taking advantage of putting its main apps on Play well, updating both its Gallery and BlinkFeed apps today with a couple minor, but welcome changes. (more…)
Verizon’s exclusive hold on in-store availability of the HTC One (M8) comes to an end today, the day before Samsung’s Galaxy S5 hits retail outlets. That means you should be able to walk into an AT&T, T-Mobile, or Sprint store and get your paws on smartphone luxury, as we like to call it. It may be too tall for our liking, but that doesn’t mean this isn’t a finely crafted device with a build quality unlike any other.
Starting at $199 on-contract (or $599 full retail at some locations), the HTC One (M8) is now widely available. AT&T and Sprint should have it today, with T-Mobile in-store availability happening tomorrow.
If you haven’t yet, be sure to read our HTC One (M8) review.
If you have a HTC One (M8) on a US carrier, you may have noticed that one of the phone’s advertised features is not present on your device. Extreme Power Saving Mode was touted by HTC as a way to preserve the last 5% of your battery for up to 15 hours by disabling many features, but it curiously was not available on US variants of the device. Sprint is the first carrier to remedy this, bumping their version of the One (M8) up to version number 1.54.651.8. (more…)
Last year, HTC decided that it wasn’t failing because of lackluster products, it was failing because no one knew who HTC was as a company. To try and fix that, they signed Robert Downey Jr. to a multi-million dollar 2-year deal, so that he could star in a $1 billion campaign called “Here’s to change.” The campaign focused on the letters “HTC” and what that stands for. You probably remember the commercial that featured a Hipster Troll Carwash and showed RDJ being told to Hold This Cat. Clever, right? Not so much.
Most would argue that the marketing campaign was a disaster that did little to create brand recognition for HTC or push their products. In fact, we haven’t seen Downey Jr. in an ad for the company in some seven months. Well, until today. (more…)
Thanks to @evleaks, we might be getting our first look at an upcoming device from HTC, titled the M8 Ace. The “Ace” name was floating around at about the same time HTC unveiled the One (M8) back in March, along with the rumors of a M8 Mini. From what we are seeing in this leaked render, it’s hard to get a grasp on exactly how large (or small) this device actually is. (more…)