As a company, HTC might not be in the best place right now, but the One (M8) is still a fantastic Android phone. Packed with specs, except for maybe the camera, and wrapped in a metal body, the M8 is one of the best phones on the market.
For the next week, HTC is letting you grab this year’s flagship for only $99. (more…)
Back at the end of April, popular WiFi tethering app, FoxFi, received an update that brought back WiFi hotspot abilities to non-rooted Samsung phones on Verizon. Today, a new update makes the same feature available to HTC phones on Verizon’s network, including the DROID DNA and HTC One. The developer didn’t specify if that includes the One (M8), but I would imagine that it does.
Keep in mind that in order to use the WiFi hotspot feature, you have to trust in FoxFi, because it opens a VPN connection and installs a certificate. To get around Verizon’s attempts to block free tethering, trickery is almost certainly involved on some level, so understand what you are getting yourself into. (more…)
The 13MP camera featured on the LG G3 is certainly one of its main highlights. Much like last year’s G2, the camera features optical image stabilization (OIS+), as well as a fancy new laser built right into the backside of the device to create super-fast auto focus times.
Over the weekend, we put the LG G3 through the camera paces, coming away extremely impressed. For comparison purposes, we took out five top devices, just to see if we could try to come away with something useful.
Down below in the gallery, we have shots from the LG G3, Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8), Google Nexus 5, and Apple iPhone 5s. (more…)
If you own an HTC One (M8), be sure to cruise into Google Play today and grab the update to the HTC Gallery application. The update introduces a focus intensity slider to your UFocus photos, which means you have more control over that bokeh. The update also allows any Sense 6.0 device to view Dimension Plus and Pan 360 photos.
To use the new intensity slider, all you need to do is take a photo, view that photo in the Gallery, tap “Edit,” then “Effects,” and then UFocus. Once there, a new slider will appear on the left side with the top being the most blur and the bottom being less blur. It works, as advertised. (more…)
HTC is notorious for having their upcoming products leaked repeatedly. Today, thanks to the ever-present @evleaks, we get our most complete look at the One Remix that is reportedly coming to Verizon.
The last leak only showed the front of the device, leaving us to speculate that it would also sport a large Verizon and 4G LTE logo on the back. Sadly, we were correct. (more…)
Looking for one hell of a deal on last year’s HTC One (M7)? Here you go. eBay is running a daily deal on the AT&T variant of the device at a price of $349. That’s the full retail price; there are no contracts involved here. This phone is also brand new and comes in the original packaging.
Sure, it may not be this year’s HTC One (M8), but the original One (M7) still has a lot going for it. The device sports 32GB of storage, a 1080p LCD display, BoomSound speakers, HTC’s Sense skin, Beats Audio (lulz), 4MP (“UltraPixel”) camera, and a 2300mAh battery. This particular model works on AT&T’s network, with support for both HSPA and LTE.
I know that Motorola is currently running a deal on their 32GB Moto X for $349, so you have some work ahead of you in making a decision. Be sure to check out our Moto X review, followed by our HTC One review to help with that.
Apparently, a Hardan Karman edition of the HTC One (M8) wasn’t enough to save HTC from disappointing quarterly financials. The Taiwain-based smartphone manufacturer reports that revenues were NT21,065 ($700) million, a decline from April’s NT22,079 ($754) take. That represents a year-on-year decline of 27.37 percent.
The drop in sales is only the latest in a long string of disappointing numbers from the company. HTC has struggled to maintain profitability for the better part of two years, selling off its stake in Beats, as well as focusing on mid-range and low-end devices for developing markets to help buoy revenues. (more…)
A new HTC device was announced late last evening, the HTC One (E8). The device is being prepared for Asian markets, so Americans should not get too excited over its debut. The device is made of a polycarbonate unibody frame, making the device much lighter than the One (M8). In fact, the device features quite the little spec sheet, making it much like the One (M8), except minus the UltraPixel camera and metal body. (more…)