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 →
It’s only been a week since HTC launched its latest flagship phone, but according to one retailer, the Taiwanese company isn’t done with product launches for 2014 quite yet. 3G.co.uk reports that the HTC One (M8) mini is set to go on sale sometime in May. The smaller device will apparently feature the same sleek unibody design that had us raving in our review, along with a miniaturized 4.5-inch display at either 720p or 1080p resolution. The source also notes that HTC’s much discussed Duo Camera will be replaced by a standard single camera. There hasn’t been any indication as to the price, but expect a significant discount from the HTC One (M8).
Last week, BGR posted its massive review of the new HTC One (M8) and found it to be one of the very best smartphones on the planet and certainly the best smartphone released so far this year. However, if you’re already sold on the greatness of the One (M8) and just want a quick video outlining all of its best features, we can’t recommend Droid Life’s new video of 25+ tips and tricks for the HTC One (M8) enough. More →
The brand new HTC One (M8) is without question the best Android phone on the planet right now. I’m not sure there’s even a close second. I explained why in my HTC One (M8) review last week, but it boils down to the combination of HTC’s fantastic design, premium materials, remarkable attention to detail, powerful components and great new Sense 6 software. Nothing is perfect, however, and I found that the quality of photos captured by the new Duo Camera on the M8 is the worst thing about the new M8. Is the new One’s camera really as bad as I said it is, though? More →
After various reports and reviews revealed that HTC’s new One (M8) smartphone may be cheating in some benchmarks – the phone boots performance when certain benchmarks are detected – the company has confirmed to CNET that it indeed handles benchmark apps differently than regular apps, although it said it doesn’t see this as cheating. More →
After benchmark results for the recently launched HTC One (M8) showed that the handset can offer great performance when compared to rivals – especially the Asian version which packs a slightly more powerful processor than the models that will be sold in other markets – new reports have suggested that HTC may be cheating significantly in benchmarks, at least when it comes to AnTuTu. More →
HTC is killing it this week. The decision to release the HTC One (M8) on the same day it was announced was a brilliant move — the phone has been universally praised for its sleek design and any Android owner with an urge to upgrade has to be debating the pros and cons of taking the plunge. But the one thing that stands in HTC’s way is its lack of ability to gain the attention of consumers.
As we made clear in our HTC One (M8) review on Tuesday, HTC’s new flagship smartphone is the best Android phone that has ever been made. Those looking for a more manageable smartphone might find the device to be a bit large though. Similarly, phablet fans looking for a more massive handset like the HTC One max were left out in the cold as well. But just as nearly anyone who follows the industry might have guessed, it looks like HTC is following last year’s model and prepping both a smaller and a larger version of the new One (M8) for release later this year.
Things have generally gone poorly for HTC over the past two years. While it has seen its profitability and market share erode, its rival Samsung has thrived to the point where it has become nearly synonymous with Android phones in the minds of many consumers. However, as HTC looks to make a comeback with its just-announced HTC One (M8), it takes the stage under circumstances that are far more favorable than when it first launched the HTC One last year.
The brand new HTC One (M8) is kind of a big deal. Announced on Tuesday following months of leaks and rumors, the M8 is HTC’s new flagship phone that the struggling vendor hopes will be the catalyst it needs to turn things around. It also just so happens to be the best Android phone on the planet right now, though that’s certainly no guarantee that sales will follow. Coverage of HTC’s new flagship phone has been coming hot and heavy on BGR for the past day and a half, so here is a quick rundown that offers links to everything you could possibly want to know about the HTC One (M8).
I hate smartphone cases. Hate, hate, hate. They are indeed a necessary evil for many users, since protecting one’s investment of several hundred dollars is obviously a smart move. But smartphone makers spend thousands of man hours and millions of dollars in their efforts to make these devices thin and gorgeous… and then we cover them up with hideous, bulky cases built out of $1 or $2 worth of gross plastic. It’s a crime.
Personally, I never put cases on my phones. I just can’t stomach it. As readers who have read my reviews in the past are well aware, I value design far too much to cover up all these great looking phones with some flimsy plastic. I would rather enjoy my phone and roll the dice.
It comes as something of a surprise, then, that I am actually considering slapping a case on the most gorgeous smartphone ever created.
When BGR reviewed the brand new HTC One (M8) on Tuesday, we noted that its performance somehow managed to match its gorgeous design fairly closely. AnTuTu benchmark tests we ran during the review process yielded a top score of 30,921, which was bested only by three widely available smartphones in the world. As we also noted in our review, the HTC One (M8) version available in Asia is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz instead of 2.3GHz, as it is elsewhere. And as it turns out, that extra oomph makes all the difference in the world.