HTC One M8 Rocks a 5-inch Full HD Display, 2.3GHz Quad-Core Processor

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tony2tonez

Don't get a carrier marked phone, everything well be locked down until a root method is found. And that doesn't mean a unlock boot loader method will be found

They are releasing a developer phone and that will be boot loader unlock. Also a Google play edition.

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Vano

Finally HTC pulled their head out of ass and gave expandable storage. I think now it might have a slight chance pull itself out of gutter.

I might even consider it, even after N3, as long as it doesn't have locked bootloader and warranty not voided if rooted...

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ram1220

I bought my HTC One back in October 2013. I love this phone except for the camera. It's the weakest link on the phone. I sure hope the M8 has a better rear facing camera than the M7. I noticed the article says that HTC wasn't telling about the rear camera. Buyer beware.

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big_montana

HTC did state the rear camera pixel count, MaxPC must have been asleep when they mentioned it was the same 4MP one as the M7.

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Paul_Lilly

You're right about the pixel count, but twas not us that fell asleep on this one -- the information in the article was pulled entirely from HTC's press release, which makes no mention of rear camera pixels. I'm not sure if HTC mentions it on the One M8's product page, as it was down yesterday when we were posting this (the site was probably getting hammered).

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big_montana

I thought you attended the release event, as that is where I got my info from. The live stream.

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Peanut Fox

Looks like a pretty good refresh. Could use a bit more in the battery.

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big_montana

All the reviews so far the battery gives you twice the playback on video than the M7 did, over 11 hours. http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/25/htc-one-2014-review/

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Peanut Fox

My comparison is more to other flagships in the 5" sector. My current phone has a 3100mah battery. For me, losing 15% of my battery for a phone that's the same size and has similar specs elsewhere wouldn't be a good move.

Simply put, 11 hours of video is great. 13 is even better.

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big_montana

I would like to see a larger battery capacity too, see them eliminate the logo bar, but I understand the purpose for it being there as it hides some of the radios. Also would like to see a higher res screen, and at least an 8MP rear camera instead of the 4MP. Still like the phone but will not get it unless I can find a great deal on it.

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wkwilley2

Any word on what providers this phone will be available on?

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Paul_Lilly

All the big ones, and then some. Taken from the press release:

"North America, the HTC One (M8) is available online today through major wireless carriers and retailers including Amazon, Appalachian Wireless, AT&T, Best Buy, Bluegrass Cellular, Car Toys, Cellcom, Chat Mobility, Cincinnati Bell Wireless, Costco, Military Exchange, Net10 Wireless, Pioneer Cellular, RadioShack, Sprint, Verizon Wireless and Walmart in the United States, and Best Buy, Bell, Future Shop, Rogers, SaskTel, T-Booth, TELUS, Wind and Wireless Wave in Canada. Starting in April, it will also be available to purchase online and in retail through T-Mobile, and broad in-store availability across the majority of partners begins on April 10."

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c8503

i know you guys turned iOS lovers a long time ago. What about swinging that pendulum back to the more hackable, more flexible, almost-kind-of-nope-just-kidding-open-source OS that you know you should have backed from the beginning?

how about a feature on what the optimal OC for a GS4? Why not teach us how to edit XML files on OTA .zips to allow us to maintain root while taking updates? This is where you need to be!

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vrmlbasic

I'm not really interested in "MaximumPhone" to be honest. Personally, my phones already get too hot and drain their batteries too fast so I don't have any interest in overclocking them.

...though overclocking might be the only way to combat bad software design: Mobile Firefox is unbearably slow and it is the only mobile browser that I've found to be usable (Internet without AdBlock isn't usable).

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Innomasta

Pull your head out your ass.

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Paul_Lilly

"i know you guys turned iOS lovers a long time ago."

What you "know" isn't backed by fact. We have 98 pages of Android articles, versus 12 pages of iOS articles.

That said, we're always open to suggestions on content you guys and gals would like to see, and we'll take yours into consideration.

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popetorak

12? Where you getting that number?

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Peanut Fox

The link right next to it.

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popetorak

Not all the articles are tagged

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Peanut Fox

That's where he got the number from. Tagged or no.

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Paul_Lilly

Very few (compared to the lot) will be missing the appropriate tag. The same applies to the Android articles, so it evens out in that regard, as well.

If you want a different way to collect data, you're free to manually go back through the articles one page at a time. I went 20 pages deep and found 9 Android articles (or Android-related, i.e. devices running Android) and 0 iOS articles (or iOS-related). I'd go a little further, but there seems to be a general unwillingness to accept fact and hard data over opinion.

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DeltaFIVEengineer

It's difficult to argue with the delusional Paul, so don't even bother.

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vrmlbasic

...does that sentence mean what I think it means?