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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HTC One (M8) specs

HTC One (M8) specs

By on March 25, 2014 at 11:30 AM.

HTC One (M8) specs

HTC on Tuesday officially unveiled the HTC One (M8), it’s 2014 flagship smartphone, and one of the worst kept secrets of the beginning of the year. Even so, the new Android handset is certainly one of the highly anticipated handsets of the year, and will give other flagship devices from competing Android devices makers, including the Galaxy S5 or the Xperia Z2, a run for the money.

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HTC One M8 Release Date

The wait is finally over: HTC debuts new HTC One (M8)

By on March 25, 2014 at 11:15 AM.

The wait is finally over: HTC debuts new HTC One (M8)

After months of rumors and leaks that revealed almost everything there is to know about HTC’s new flagship smartphone, the HTC One (M8) is finally official. The vendor unveiled its sleek new hero phone during a press conference on Tuesday, taking the wraps off of what may very well be the most impressive smartphone that has ever been made.

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HTC One Liveblog

Live coverage: HTC unveils the all new HTC One (M8)

Live coverage: HTC unveils the all new HTC One (M8)

By on March 25, 2014 at 10:40 AM.

The sequel to what was arguably the best Android smartphone in the world last year is finally about to be unveiled, and BGR is on hand live to bring you all the action from HTC’s big press conference in New York City. The steady flow of rumors and leaks suggest that the all new HTC One (M8) is going to one of the hottest smartphones of the year, but nothing is known with any certainty until HTC finally makes this hotly anticipated smartphone official. If you want to learn everything there is to know about what is shaping up to easily be one of the best new smartphones of the year, you’re in luck because we have live streaming video from the event right here.

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