Last year’s HTC One (M7) is still regarded as one of the most well-built and designed phones of all time. Its mostly-metal body, high-end specs, and interesting take on a camera made for one of the better Android phones of 2013, even if HTC failed to bring its steep sales decline to a halt with it. It is the phone that led the way to this year’s HTC One (M8), yet many would probably argue that the phone is just as good, if not better in some areas, than its new brother.
If a year-old phone isn’t something that would turn you off from a good deal, feel free to take a look at an eBay deal currently running for the HTC One (M7). Available in limited quantities, an unlocked AT&T model is available today for $399, and that is without a contract. That price is not down to OnePlus One levels, but it’s still a pretty solid value, especially since the phone runs on AT&T’s LTE.
The phone is brand new, includes 32GB of storage, and comes in Glacial Silver.
HTC – sticking to its word to remain transparent with future updates – has updated its software status page to show that Sense 6.0 updates for the HTC One (M7), One Max, and One Mini have reached the “certification” phase. Certification doesn’t mean that the update is on the verge of an over-the-air (OTA) release, but it does mean that HTC is moving along in its process for updating phones that was laid out to the public months ago. (more…)
With the launch of One (M8) from HTC, the company began a process which they hope is much more transparent for customers, allowing buyers of their devices to see just what stage an update for their device is in. For example, an update for any HTC device has five steps – evaluation, development, implementation, certification, and then a push of the update to customers. (more…)
You have seen the unboxing and tour of the new HTC One (M8), so it’s now time to talk about how it compares to last year’s model, the One (M7). HTC will hope that you believe it has reinvented something with the 2014 model, that the design is strikingly different, and that there are all sorts of new features to differentiate the two. After all, they need not only Galaxy and iPhone owners to buy the new One (M8), they need current One owners as well. If the comeback is to happen, HTC needs to win big with everyone.
So in this video, we take you on a tour of each from both hardware and software standpoints. Where are the real differences in the design? How much bigger is the new One versus the old One? What does Sense 6.0 look like when compared side-by-side with Sense 5.5? Are the cameras different? Specs different?
All of that is answered below. (more…)
Over the weekend, plenty of new rumors dropped on the interwebs for the HTC M8, the successor of the HTC One. Leading the charge is evleaks, who posted two separate tweets surrounding the M8; one regarding its looks and another concerning the launch of the device. According to the tweets, the “M8 looks strikingly like the M7 (One),” and we should see a launch of the device in New York City around late March. (more…)
Monster, well known for its former partnership with Beats By Dre headphones, looks to have entered the tablet game. What kind of shocks us is that these are not overpriced tablets, either. The M7, which features specs best kept in 2012, sports a price tag of just $150, while its big brother the M10, will come with a bit-heftier tag and better specs. Details on the M10 are still unavailable. (more…)
Back in February, specs leaked for a device code named the M4, referred to as the HTC One’s (M7) little brother. The specs included a 4.3″ 720p display, 2GB of RAM, a dual-core Snapdragon processor, and it ran the latest version of Android, 4.2. Today, a render has leaked for this device and it is dubbed, the HTC One Mini. (more…)
We’re live at HTC’s big event in NYC where the world is expecting them to announce their new flagship smartphone, the One. Nothing is official at this time, but the device has appeared in a variety of press renders and early pictures leading up to this moment, so we at least sort of know what to expect in terms of looks. When it comes to the technology used inside to make this phone standout, we are still pretty clueless, and that’s exciting.
Stick with us as we report live from the event. Afterwards, we will likely have a chance to get our hands all over the device, so you may as well hang out all day. (more…)