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HTC dropped the ball this round again, I hate Samsung, LG phones etc etc because they all feel like cheap plastic. I really miss flashing kernels and roms but I guess ill be upgrading to an iPhone 6 mad.gif

Wait, what makes you think they dropped the ball? I can't tell if you're suggesting that the M8 will feel like plastic such as the other competitors or if you're just including your reasoning for shunning the other android offerings. If the former, I would think that the metal finish would feel less like plastic then...plastic.
If it's the latter, I don't mean to say that I'm not a little disappointed too, but what are you specifically missing?
post #12 of 47
Someone needs to do an all out comparison between this and the S5. Like now. Please.

Because this phone looks darn good, and I think I'd like it for my next phone.
 
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Wow, looks amazing...................

Is it aluminum again though? If so, this is definitely my next phone this summer.
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Looks like just a minor improvement, not much improvement over original HTC one
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Not even an "improvement" - the rear camera sensor is the same (with same issues as before - some of the sample photos in different reviews looked too "soft" in some areas and most looked severely under/overexposed and very desaturated) and they took away OIS in exchange for secondary camera for gimmicky "defocus" effects :-/ That, and they also needlessly increased the overall physical size (I don't NEED or want 5" or lager display size in smartphones).

Edit: Just look for yourself - these separate reviews have very similar photo samples:
http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/25/5544642/htc-one-review-m8
http://www.androidcentral.com/camera-samples-new-htc-one
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post #17 of 47
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Not even an "improvement" - the rear camera sensor is the same (with same issues as before - some of the sample photos in different reviews looked too "soft" in some areas and most looked severely under/overexposed and very desaturated) and they took away OIS in exchange for secondary camera for gimmicky "defocus" effects :-/ That, and they also needlessly increased the overall physical size (I don't NEED or want 5" or lager display size in smartphones).

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http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/25/5544642/htc-one-review-m8
http://www.androidcentral.com/camera-samples-new-htc-one

So Snapdragon 600 to 801, Adreno 320 to 330, 2.0 MP to 5.0 MP front camera, and microSD slot aren't upgrades?

Your 5" comment is purely your opinion. At least they didn't include a uselessly high PPI 1440p display.
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Your 5" comment is purely your opinion
So is your comment about new CPU and GPU (you remind me of one of the Apple fanbots in this regard). I have used the previous HTC One model (I still have it as a spare) and now I am using Moto X. I have several dozen of apps and games on them, many of them I use every day. I have NEVER felt the need for faster CPU/GPU on either of them, not even when playing games. MicroSD slot is a definite improvement, yes, and is useful to have for different tasks like for example viewing/sharing recording from in-vehicle dashboard camera if you don't have your tablet/laptop nearby, but that alone does not excuse other deficiencies. And yes, front camera is improved in terms of megapixels but I never had the need to use it for spamming selfies all over Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat or for any other purpose.
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So is your comment about new CPU and GPU (you remind me of one of the Apple fanbots in this regard). I have used the previous HTC One model (I still have it as a spare) and now I am using Moto X. I have several dozen of apps and games on them, many of them I use every day. I have NEVER felt the need for faster CPU/GPU on either of them, not even when playing games. MicroSD slot is a definite improvement, yes, and is useful to have for different tasks like for example viewing/sharing recording from in-vehicle dashboard camera if you don't have your tablet/laptop nearby, but that alone does not excuse other deficiencies. And yes, front camera is improved in terms of megapixels but I never had the need to use it for spamming selfies all over Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat or for any other purpose.

I think his response was more directed at the implied extremity of your statement. Saying that this phone isn't an improvement over it's predecessor is simply not true. Whether you notice the differences or think they're unimportant doesn't make them nonexistent. It sounds like they didn't upgrade one key part that you care about (hopefully you don't mind that I include the many aspects of photo taking into one category, I do realize there are many facets therein that I don't recognize) which is fine, but it sounds like you think the entire phone is trash just because you're not pleased with the camera.

Admittedly, you bring up the size being a factor for you as well, but surely you don't think that's an objective negative.
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What does "Google Play Edition" actually mean?
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