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Smartphones from 2013 that are still awesome two years later

By on November 7, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

Smartphones from 2013 that are still awesome two years later

It’s one thing to recommend a new phone to someone — but what do you say to someone who doesn’t want to pay top dollar and is willing to buy an older phone? Looking back on it, 2013 was an unusually good year for smartphones that have held up over time, which is why we’ve decided to make a list of three phones that came out two years ago but are still great to use two years later. More →

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HTC One M8 & M7 Android 5.0 Lollipop

Here are the next two phones set to receive Android Lollipop updates

By on December 5, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Here are the next two phones set to receive Android Lollipop updates

HTC on Thursday announced that its 2013 and 2014 flagship devices will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop starting on December 5th (around noon), but there’s a huge catch for getting your HTC One (M7) or HTC One (M8) upgraded to Google’s latest Android operating system: You must own a Google Play Edition (GPE) device in order to be eligible for the upgrade. More →

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HTC One M7 M8 Android L

HTC: Both the One (M7) and One (M8) are getting Android L

By on June 25, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

HTC: Both the One (M7) and One (M8) are getting Android L

Awesome news for everyone who owns one of HTC’s last two flagship phones: You’ll be getting the latest version of Android… at some point. HTC announced on Wednesday that it will bring Android L to both the HTC One (M7) and the HTC One (M8) “within 90 days of receiving final software from Google.” It’s not surprising that the One (M8) is getting Android L since it just came out earlier this year but it’s good to see that HTC is committed to bringing Android L to anyone who bought its 2013 flagship smartphone as well. More →

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Free HTC One Two-Year Contract

You can get a free HTC One right now, but you’ll have to act fast

By on April 1, 2014 at 3:46 PM.

You can get a free HTC One right now, but you’ll have to act fast

This isn’t a prank: One of the best Android phones of 2013 can be yours, free of charge, if you pick it up before the end of the day. HTC sent out a promotional email on Tuesday announcing a limited-time offer which will allow any customer to purchase an HTC One (M7) with a two-year contract without paying a penny up front for the phone. HTC will even include free express shipping. More →

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HTC One (M8) TV Commercials

Video: After Iron Man, Commissioner Gordon comes to HTC’s rescue

By on March 26, 2014 at 7:25 AM.

Video: After Iron Man, Commissioner Gordon comes to HTC’s rescue

In addition to releasing First Look videos for the HTC One (M8,) HTC has also launched an appropriate TV ad campaign, with two new clips having already been released. This time around it’s not Iron Man that comes to HTC’s rescue, but Commissioner Gordon – Gary Oldman stars in both clips, and it’s not clear whether Robert Downey Jr. will still promote HTC in any fashion in the future.

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HTC One (M8) First Look Videos

Video: HTC focuses on design and camera in ‘First Look’ One (M8) clips

By on March 26, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

Video: HTC focuses on design and camera in ‘First Look’ One (M8) clips

HTC has already posted on YouTube various videos highlighting the design of its recently launched One (M8) flagship handset, but also the Duo Camera’s specs and software features. The new HTC One comes with a “high-quality metal unibody design” and “exudes premium craftsmanship and quality,” the company says in its first video. Furthermore, HTC showcases several other Sense 6 features including Motion Launch and camera features like UFocus, Foregrounder, and Seasons.

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HTC One (M8) Waterproof

Video: See what happens when the HTC One (M8) is immersed in water

By on March 25, 2014 at 3:37 PM.

Video: See what happens when the HTC One (M8) is immersed in water

Despite its durable aluminum unibody design, the HTC One (M8) is not officially waterproof, or at least HTC did not brag about any such features like Sony and Samsung did for their own early 2014 flagship devices launched this year. But can the HTC One (M8) live through any water-related accidents?

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HTC One M8 How Motion Launch Works

Awesome feature lets you control the HTC One (M8) without turning it on

By on March 25, 2014 at 2:05 PM.

Awesome feature lets you control the HTC One (M8) without turning it on

One of the new software features introduced by HTC’s Sense 6 is called Motion Launch, which offers users a cool new way to interact with the new HTC One (M8) handset without actually turning the display on. HTC revealed during its live show on Tuesday that on average, smartphone users press the power button to unlock their devices over 150 times a day, and that’s why it figured out new ways of interacting with it without requiring users to power it on.

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HTC One M8 Extreme Power Saving Mode

Inside the HTC One M8’s impressive battery-saving tech

By on March 25, 2014 at 1:35 PM.

Inside the HTC One M8’s impressive battery-saving tech

Samsung isn’t the only company launching a new battery saving mode for its 2014 flagship device, as HTC has announced its own “Extreme Power Saving mode” for the HTC One (M8). The feature will allow users to get more juice out of their battery and customize the way the phone is supposed to react when a certain battery level threshold is reached.

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HTC One M8 Review

The worst thing about the HTC One (M8)

The worst thing about the HTC One (M8)

By on March 25, 2014 at 12:55 PM.

The brand new HTC One (M8) really managed to impress me. From the design and build to the revamped Sense 6 software and impressive performance, HTC really has a winner on its hands. Whether or not its efforts will translate into sales remains to be seen, though HTC says that last year’s One fared well despite Samsung and Apple’s dominance in the smartphone industry. The first HTC One, the company told me during a meeting last week, was HTC’s best-selling smartphone ever by a substantial margin.

Fast-forward to 2014 and the new HTC One (M8) is better than its predecessor in every conceivable way. It’s sleeker, more polished, faster, smoother and the software has been dramatically improved. HTC also added a handful of new features that really add to the user experience, such as intuitive location-aware functions and new “Motion Launch” gesture controls.

But despite how impressive HTC’s new M8 is, it still has flaws.

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HTC One Review

The best thing about the HTC One (M8)

The best thing about the HTC One (M8)

By on March 25, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

Somehow, despite the steady stream of leaks that had spoiled nearly everything about the new HTC One (M8) over the past few weeks, HTC’s new flagship smartphone still managed to blow us away. Announced on Tuesday morning, the second-generation HTC One hero phone bests its predecessor in every way, highlighted by a fresh new design that is somehow even more sleek and elegant than the original model.

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HTC One M8 Review

HTC One (M8) review: The smartphone that changes everything… again

HTC One (M8) review: The smartphone that changes everything… again

By on March 25, 2014 at 11:45 AM.

It is considered poor form to begin a review with the conclusion, but there’s really no reason to drag this out: the HTC One (M8) is the best Android phone the world has ever seen. Period. Full stop. Of this, there is no doubt. In many ways, in fact, it is the best smartphone the world has ever seen. From the design of the device to the power of its components and everything in between, HTC’s new One better than its predecessor. And its predecessor, as you might recall, was the best all-around Android phone the world had ever seen last year.

Actually, it might still have been the best all-around Android phone in the world until about 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday.

With all that out of the way, let’s take a closer look at the new HTC One (M8) smartphone to find out exactly what makes it the best Android phone in the world. And just as important, of course, is the question of whether or not being the best will draw away enough Samsung and Apple customers to finally help HTC get back on track.

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