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.