If you’re looking for a sweet Mother’s Day gift or if you just want to get some of the hottest smartphones released in the last year on the cheap, then Verizon has a proposition for you. Droid Life notices that between now and May 12th, you’ll be able to buy an iPhone 5s, a Samsung Galaxy S5 or an HTC One (M8) for only $99 with a two-year contract, or half off the regular price. You’ll also be able to pick up a Galaxy Note 3 for $199 on contract, which is down from its regular price of $299. All things told, this is a pretty sweet deal for four of the best smartphones in the world, even if it does mean being tied down to a two-year contract on Verizon.
Samsung is rumored to be prepping a Galaxy S5 Prime model that will feature a better screen and processor, but the company may not be the only one working on a Prime version of its high-end 2014 handset. HTC is now said to have an HTC One (M8) Prime model in the works as well, although it’s not clear what such a device will have to offer. More →
Amazing but true: The folks at TechSmartt don’t just try to destroy phones, they also try to use them. TechSmartt, which has tried and failed to kill the Galaxy S5 multiple times this year by putting it through a wide range of torture tests, has put together two terrific videos that each contain more than 50 tips for getting the most out of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 or the HTC One (M8). More →
No matter how positive the reviews are for its products, HTC can’t seem to break out from behind the shadow of Samsung. Without a veritable army of devices flooding store shelves, it’s difficult for any phone maker to make an impact in the Android smartphone market. But HTC believes that by closing the gap on dedicated cameras, it can attract an even wider audience while trumping the competition. More →
For smartphone fans around the world, things really started to get interesting over the past couple of months. First, Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone in late February, revealing a smartphone that was quite impressive and touted a number of great new features, but failed to live up to the hype stirred up by dozens of rumors. Then, HTC unveiled its own flagship phone, the HTC One (M8), and launched it the very same day.
We called HTC’s new handset the best Android phone on the planet when we published our in-depth HTC One (M8) review. But now HTC’s flagship handset finally has some serious competition in the Galaxy S5.
The new M8 and Samsung’s Galaxy S5 went on sale within weeks of each other and there is little question that these two smartphones are the best all-around Android phones in the world at the moment. But when it comes to wearing the crown, there can be only one.
So, which next-generation flagship smartphone is the best in the business right now? More →
When it comes to hardware, there is nothing on Earth that will help Google’s Nexus 5 approach the HTC One (M8). The LG-built handset is sleek and comfortable, but it doesn’t hold a candle to HTC’s gorgeous flagship smartphone or its 90% metal case. While the Nexus 5’s biggest draw for most users is the near-stock Android software, some may have recently had their interest piqued by the M8’s Sense 6 software and its new design. If that’s the case, there is now a relatively easy way to transform your Nexus 5 into an HTC One (M8). More →
The HTC One (M8) might not be the breakout hit that the company was looking for, but HTC isn’t throwing in the towel quite yet. According to a report from TMTpost, HTC is preparing a plastic version of the HTC One (M8) for release as early as next month. The specifications for the plastic model should be identical to those of the metal One (M8) — the difference comes in the price tag. More →
HTC’s new flagship smartphone is the best Android phone the world has ever seen. The HTC One (M8)’s design is sleek and elegant, the build is fantastic and the software includes a number of great new features. The camera, however, is a mixed bag. HTC’s new Duo Camera technology includes a second lens that collects depth information and facilitates some pretty awesome effects, but we found the quality of photos and videos captured by HTC’s UltraPixel camera to be lacking.
Some people have seen much better results than we did with the M8’s camera, however, and now one blog has put together a nice quick guide to help users get the most out of the camera on HTC’s new flagship smartphone. More →
After leaked Samsung training materials explained why the Galaxy S5 is better than the HTC One (M8,) HTC Source has obtained a similar document that reveals “the top five reasons why the HTC One (M8) is better than the Samsung Galaxy S5.” In it, HTC explains to sales reps why its flagship phone is better than the main’s rival top offer, citing build quality, sound, one-handed use, camera and HTC’s customer care support. More →
It appears that not all HTC One (M8) handsets are created equal, at least in the U.S., where Sprint has apparently scored an exclusive version of the handset that packs Harman/Kardon speakers. The news was tweeted earlier this week by gadget leaker @evleaks and was then confirmed on the xda-developers forums. More →
Raw power doesn’t necessarily translate into the best user experience and for Samsung, that’s a good thing. According to a thorough technical review of Samsung’s brand new flagship Galaxy S5, the soon-to-be-released handset doesn’t measure up to HTC’s new One (M8) or even the six-month-old iPhone 5s in terms of performance. More →
Hey, remember when HTC went out and snagged Robert Downey, Jr. for what was supposed to be a major $1 billion marketing campaign? And remember how the only thing that came from it were utterly nonsensical ads that barely even made mention of any of HTC’s products? If not, we don’t blame you: It’s something we’d like to forget as well. It’s been months since HTC’s marketing team unleashed the Downey-led Hipster Troll Carwash ads onto the world and now the company is finally back with a new promotion featuring Downey and it might be the single most depressing spot for a smartphone we’ve ever seen. More →