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If phone companies were car manufacturers, HTC would be Alfa Romeo to Samsung's BMW. Customers look at the HTC One, see how it matches the Galaxy spec for spec, how it's that little bit more interesting and significantly nicer as a physical object... and then buy the Samsung anyway. HTC One M8 The road less travelled? HTC's …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    ...'cause what we really need is something to differentiate us from the rest. How about a site that people can upload photos/videos and share them?

    Genius!! I wonder how many (wo)man years were wasted developing that pointless system that's clearly doomed to failure before anyone's even heard of it.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      That's the whole argument for Android over Windows Phone, manufacturers are free to add differentiating sites and services.

      Sales people like USPs, they want that one feature the other company doesn't have, even if it's a crock of shit.

    2. Dan 55 Silver badge

      Something which would differentiate on Android would be a good old-fashioned sync program which a) works and b) syncs to the PC/Mac without any cloud nonsense in the middle. Shame nobody's got the message yet.

      1. llaryllama

        re: Dan 55

        HTC Sync will sync and backup/restore from a Mac or PC. Works okay.

      2. Larry Ellinson

        MyPhoneExplorer

        Can't speak for Macs but MyPhoneExplorer works pretty well for Windows. Can sync direct via bluetooth, wifi, usb (modem drivers for handset required). Need to install apps from Google Play store as well as the PC. Various Handset makers offer their own sync software too.

        1. Dapprman

          Re: MyPhoneExplorer

          MyPhoneExplorer struggles on Android 4.3 onwards - been using it since 4.2 on a HTC Desire Z. Main issue for me is it duplicating the address book on your phone or not syncing it properly. It's one of the complaints on their forum but one they seem little interested in fixing (having said that it is free).

      3. John Smith 19 Gold badge
        Gimp

        @Dan 55

        "Something which would differentiate on Android would be a good old-fashioned sync program which a) works and b) syncs to the PC/Mac without any cloud nonsense in the middle. Shame nobody's got the message yet."

        That's not a bug.

        It's a feature (for Google to exploit).

      4. thesykes

        " b) syncs to the PC/Mac without any cloud nonsense in the middle"

        You call it nonsense, I call it a very useful feature. 2 phones, 2 tablets, 2 laptops, all with fully synched calendars without having to be anywhere near each other.

        If I had to be in the same room to synch them all, I'd be looking for another solution.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It's largely a slightly improved HTC One. Not really enough to prise money out of my wallet, my HTC One isn't quite a year old yet and is going strong.

    Given we hit HD resolution on screens last year they can't even bump that up now. 4k is pointless but I imagine someone will try.

  3. Inertia

    IR

    Absolutely disagree on the remote control aspect - I use the thing constantly on my One. The guide is great and the faves/reminders setup is really good, simple integration.

    Also I can turn off the screen in the estate agent window opposite each evening after work and turn the footy volume up in the pub when the barmaid leaves the music on.

    1. Lionel Baden

      Re: IR

      The amount my wife looses remotes !!!!

      also +1 on this !!

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      2. BristolBachelor Gold badge
        Joke

        Re: IR

        "The amount my wife looses remotes !!!!"
        So does that mean that she'd just lose the phone instead?

        1. Doogs

          Re: IR

          Always found IR remote control quite handy on my RX3715.

        2. Lionel Baden

          Re: IR

          @bristolbatchelor

          Could ring that :) but yes a flaw spotted !!! ;)

    2. Ian K
      Thumb Down

      Re: IR

      That struck me as a poor bit of reviewing; re. IR it simply says "But really it is something that must have just seemed to be good idea at the time. It isn't."

      So why isn't it a good idea? Doesn't work at all? Limited range of devices covered? Lousy UI? Reviewer just feels daft pointing a phone at the TV?

      Without a few more specifics we're really not being given enough to go on.

    3. goldcd

      Indeed

      My sole use for that remote, has been to hijack TVs.

      You can even setup locations for the different controller setups.. I assume these were supposed to be rooms not hostelries.

    4. Irongut

      Re: IR

      The Galaxy S4 has an IR remote for most tellies too. If you have Chromecast it's very useful because you can change the Chromecast program and the main TV volume on the same device and not have to hunt for the remote.

    5. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: IR

      Bah, we could do that in the 90s with a calculator. :-b

      (HP48GX)

    6. joejack

      Re: IR

      I use the remote app all the time as well. Only wish it was a learning remote, so I could aim my current speaker remote at it to set the volume controls. Then I wouldn't mind losing the remotes.

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  6. Semtex451 Silver badge
    Coat

    The Phone with only One mate

    Shouldn't they have called it the Gr8 M8?

    One m8 just feels a bit melancholy.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: The Phone with only One mate

      Well, they did say it was great for "selfies"...so One m8 seems appropriate.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    HTC == Alfa Romeo - idiosyncratic, often stylish, powerful, but doesn't support you when you really need it.

    Samsung == Ford - mass produced, plasticky, dull but dependable, everyone has one. No-one really likes or dislikes them, no-one really cares. Everyone would choose something else if they had more money or taste.

    Apple == BMW - well built, recognisable, performant, quite stylish, mass-upmarket, but neither as exclusive, nor as powerful, nor as good looking as their owners think.

    All the phones make and receive calls, all the cars will get you up and down the A1.

    1. Tascam Holiday
      Joke

      Apple == BMW - well built, recognisable, performant, quite stylish, mass-upmarket, but neither as

      exclusive, nor as powerful, nor as good looking as their owners think.

      And like BMWs, owned by wankers.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        As the classified advert has it, "For Sale, BMW 1997 3-series indicators, unused".

      2. Peter Storm

        My boss always used to have BMWs and he's a complete wanker, but this time he's got himself a Range Rover. It is a "Sport" though, so he's not really stepping out of character.

      3. The Stolly

        "And like BMWs, owned by wankers."

        I think you'll find that's AUDI now.

    2. Dr. Mouse Silver badge

      HTC == Alfa Romeo - idiosyncratic, often stylish, powerful, but doesn't support you when you really need it.

      ...

      All the phones make and receive calls, all the cars will get you up and down the A1

      Except the Alpha, which will be stuck at the garage with yet another electrical or electronic problem. However, as you own an Alpha, you expect this, so will be happy to drive your spare old banger until it is fixed.

      1. rhydian

        @Dr. Mouse

        The Greek letter is "Alpha"

        The Italian car company is "Alfa Romeo" , after the ALFA company which it started from back in the 20s/30s.

        1. Dr. Mouse Silver badge

          Re: @Dr. Mouse

          'The Greek letter is "Alpha"'

          Ooops. Sorry, my mistake.

          Misspelling aside, my point stands.

      2. Nasty Nick

        HTC = ...

        Looks nice but..."Honestly Too Crap" M8.

      3. Dapprman

        Ah the gold old sound of my Busso 3.0v6 engined Alfa 164 used to make me feel happy again after having just splashed out to get yet more electrical gremlins fixed. Never quite had the same sensation when my Desire Z started to play up (after the HTC Gingerbreakyourphonebread update).

      4. joejack

        An apt analogy, given that I've had a very weak signal on THREE different HTC One's, which were on the same network as a friend's GS4 that had full bars. (Why three? There was a cabbage soup incident, and a rocking chair incident).

        Also, I thought the M8 had a 5" screen? It's the original model that has a 4.7" screen as the article reports.

      5. Dr_N Silver badge

        Electrical or Electronics Problems?

        @Dr Mouse

        All the Fiat/Alfa electronics are Bosch parts these days. You must be getting confused with Renault there.

        Easily done for someone who can't even spell "ALFA".

    3. Belardi

      Where would that put Motorola? LG?

      1. Tommy Pock

        Vauxhall.

        Nissan.

    4. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      > all the cars will get you up and down the A1.

      Never driven a French motor, I see.

  8. Rob Crawford

    Hmm on the Alfa analogy

    Every Alfa owner I have known has loved the cars but ditched them as they spent more time getting fixed.

    Then again having seen other peoples suffering with HTC phones possibly it s a suitable analogy.

    Although my wife and I both had the original HTC Desire and really liked them but between the poor update policy (and sense bugs that where never fixed) and the final insulting android release that didn't leave enough space to install even the most minimal apps it was time to switch.

    1. Hairy Spod

      Re: Hmm on the Alfa analogy

      I've always thought of HTC as more SAAB than Alfa

      1. Steve Davies 3 Silver badge

        Re: Hmm on the Alfa analogy

        More SAAB than Alfa?

        Having owned a HTC Desire and drive a 10yr old Saab 95 I have to take issue with your analogy. The Saab just keeps on going. You can't say that for the Desire. I threw it in the recycling bin a few days after the warranty ran out. It kept going wrong. first the screen than the touch. Even a replacement phone failed to solve it. Then the security update to Android 2.3 arrived and wiped my apps.

        Finally, when the warranty expired I tried yo load Cyanogen into it. Result was a totally bricked phone.

        The Saab on the other hand has done 175K miles and never broker down. The only time it has been off the road was when I put it in a ditch after hitting some black ice in 2009. Saab cars a dull and boring. Alfas are broooom brooom go-go machines between their increasingly frequent visits to dealers.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Hmm on the Alfa analogy

      Every Alfa owner I have known has loved the cars but ditched them as they spent more time getting fixed.

      Yup, typical Italian engineering - great to look at, but falls apart rapidly. Reminds me of when my Italian wife asked her Mum what brand of washing machine to buy. "Indesit, they last very well, a couple of years at least" was the answer. So I bought a Bosch, since I expect a washing machine to last a bit longer than a couple of years ...

    3. Shell

      Re: Hmm on the Alfa analogy

      My Alfa Giulietta 170 is running quite nicely, thank you very much.

      As is my iPhone. Which is not a BMW, just a smartphone that suits *my* usecase.

      *cough*

      Enough with the lame analogies!

      1. Kristian Walsh

        Alfa reliability:

        Rather than rely on "bloke down the pub" information, let's look at what people who actually own Alfa Romeos experience. These are MOT failure rates for Alfa and its competitors ( Figures from the very useful MOTAngel: http://www.motangel.co.uk/discover-mot-fail-rate/ ). Lower is better.

        Failure rates for 2011-registered cars, C Segment:

        FIAT Bravo: 28.21%

        Skoda Octavia: 21.22%

        VW Golf: 20.2%

        Ford Focus: 19.88%

        Opel Astra: 18.68%

        BMW 1: 18.11%

        Audi A3 : 17.55%

        Honda Civic: 16.48%

        KIA Cee'd: 15.05%

        Mercedes A: 13.85%

        Toyota Auris: 10.5%

        Alfa Romeo Giulietta: 7.89%

        .

        B-segment cars (2011 reg):

        Mini Cooper: 60% (yes, sixty)

        FIAT Punto: 22.22%

        Ford Fiesta: 19.77%

        VW Polo: 17.72%

        Skoda Fabia: 13.08%

        Alfa Romeo Mito: 7.89%

  9. El_Fev

    Come on...

    April the 1St people! LOL well played El Reg!

  10. paul.cahill

    One of the main reasons I have a nexus 7 instead of an iPad is drag and drop file support. What next, video file format conversion? The One was on my list if the iPhone 6 isn't a big un.

  11. Sampler

    Not waterproof?

    Aww, with both Samsung and Sony going waterproof I was hoping HTC would too (and include wireless charging as that seems a no-brainer to go with the waterproofing).

    My OneX is getting close to needing to be updated and the Xperia Z1 work have handed out kind of shows that up, however I'm not sold on Sony's UI and would like to stick with HTC, having used sense since the Windows Mobile days I'm kinda used to it ;)

  12. Charlie Clark Silver badge
    Thumb Up

    SD card? Finally

    That (and for me personally using LCD instead of OLED screens) has been the biggest problem with their phones.

    I also like the trend towards smarter screens - these phone with their huge screens need protecting but in a way that minimises the impact on usability. There's a way to go on this but it's nice to see work is being done: differentiation is possible.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Unhappy

      Re: SD card? Finally

      Unfortunately, now google has managed to break most use cases for the SD card with the WRITE_MEDIA_STORAGE idiocy in kitkat. This article on android police - http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/02/17/external-blues-google-has-brought-big-changes-to-sd-cards-in-kitkat-and-even-samsung-may-be-implementing-them/ - explains well what happened, if you ignore the apologetic last paragraph.

  13. Longrod_von_Hugendong
    Devil

    More like...

    Apple == Jaguar, fast enough, very stylish - but you still know you are more stylish than anything German because its a JAAAG.

    Android == BMC in the 70's, miss-match of companies spouting badge engineered products, you know they were made in a horrible place with cheap plastic. Its going to break down, get hacked and generally make your life a misery. Even the expensive model has the underpinnings of the cheap model.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: More like...

      "Android == BMC in the 70's, miss-match of companies spouting badge engineered products, you know they were made in a horrible place with cheap plastic. Its going to break down, get hacked ..."

      You've not really got the hang of this "analogy" thing, have you?

  14. tsdadam

    Double-tap to wake

    It's far from useless. I have it on the LG G2 (which, by the way, this review has made me even more glad to have chosen), and it's so handy that I get annoyed at absent-mindedly trying to do the same on the tablet. Phone on the arm of the chair in the evening, or on the desk at work, and want to check time or whatever? Just double-tap the screen - no more claw-hand trying to hold the phone still while you press the power button.

    I know, I know, if you're reading this and haven't tried it it sounds really petty and a stupid thing to pick out, but once you've used it you'll wonder why every phone doesn't have it.

    1. D@v3

      Re: Double-tap to wake

      one of the benefits of the single (multi purpose) physical button on the front of an iPhone. Easy enough to poke to get a quick view of the lock screen for time / notifications, and with the sensor on the 5s, it's a poke to see the lock screen,then you just keep your finger there to unlock.

      it's one of the (many) things that i don't like about so many of these phones that (apart from the often awkward power button) only have software buttons.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Double-tap to wake

        But not any more convenient than double tapping the screen for the same purpose.

        One of the things I despise about iphones is the single solitary physical button, rather than the 3 mandated buttons in Android. One of which will always be the equivalent of a "right click" in every app, to get a menu, with settings etc. Figuring out where the hell that's been hidden in the gui of any given new iphone app you choose is a constrant irritation.

    2. Belardi

      Re: Double-tap to wake

      The Moto X has a similar function. Just moving the phone will make the screen fade showing time and notification. Press and hold screen to quick see a text.

      Rarely use the Power button anymore... compared to my last two Android phones... especially my Samsung.

    3. Irongut

      Re: Double-tap to wake

      Why doesn't my Samsung have double tap to wake? Because it doesn't need it. Just press the home button on the front to wake the screen and check time, etc. Single press, no fiddling required. Aren't physical buttons great!

      1. BristolBachelor Gold badge

        Re: Double-tap to wake

        With the Note 3 sitting on the desk, you just wave your hand over it to get the time and any missed notifications. Touch the phone? Why'd you wannt do that?

        1. ScissorHands

          Re: Double-tap to wake

          Sooo...

          Double-tap to wake? Nokia N9.

          OLED standby screen that shows time, date, and notifications (and next appointments, battery level, and more?) N9.

          And intelligent enough that it pops up when you take it out of the pocket using the proximity sensor? N9 again.

          A "newsfeed" view concentrating Facebook, weather, Twitter, the first two lines of any messages and all RSS feeds? The N9 once more.

          You know, this phone I've been carrying around for two and a half years? Look, Ma, an interface with ZERO buttons.

          1. kwhitefoot
            Thumb Up

            Re: Double-tap to wake

            Saved me the trouble of typing that. Also my N9 was about half the price.

    4. cambsukguy

      Re: Double-tap to wake

      Touching the phone to see the time, how quaint - no matter if it is a button or a double tap.

      The time and notifications are displayed on Lumias as you pull it out of the pocket or bag without the need to actually turn on the phone display. The rationale (seemingly backed up here) is that phones get switched on an awful lot for just this purpose (has anyone sent me a message? what have I missed/What is the time?).

      If the phone happens to be out of the pocket, waving across the screen in general will display the info for a short time.

      Also can be set to display the same info constantly while on charge meaning it is always on view for those night time bleary-eyed sojourns.

      More elegant, better battery life, mo' better.

  15. JDX Gold badge

    Great Sound?

    Maybe it's great, but MUST you encourage people to use their phones without headphones?

    1. Dave 126 Silver badge

      Re: Great Sound?

      People who think its acceptable to play YouTube music videos to their mates in the pub beer garden should be barred, it's true.

      That said, I often use the internal speaker in my phone when it can't bother other people. Listening to a podcast in the bath, or to spoken word radio when doing some housework - a passable internal speaker is a useful feature. Music, however, requires either big speakers or earphones.

      1. JDX Gold badge

        Re: Great Sound?

        Obviously there are good uses for it, but grrrrr.

  16. Piro

    Really, the only issue then

    Is the very tall size.

    That ridiculous bottom bezel with the htc logo needs to go, to make the thing symmetrical (when sideways) and more balanced.

  17. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So this phone has a Sixth Sense

    Will it do speak-ahead?

  18. Flugal

    IR is a great feature, I use it on my (previous model) One a lot. As for the camera, the One may have many fewer pixels than other phones, but still makes great photos. People subscribing to the 'more pixels is everything' idea are being short-sighted.

    The new One sounds like a relatively mild evolution of the previous model, so won't be rushing to upgrade, but given how superb the existing model has been, this will get strong consideration.

  19. All names Taken
    Paris Hilton

    Hrrmph hrrmmph

    Fixed batteries mean phones can be glued and screwed together much more tightly, which makes the phone that bit more rigid

    Erm ... and that the phone is limited to 2 or 3 years active use before the battery renders it useless?

    1. Obitim

      Re: Hrrmph hrrmmph

      That's ok with a regular customer like me though as I tend to upgrade every 2 years or when my contract is up anyway...

  20. Consultant Dogsbody

    knackered battery

    HTC were considered for my purchases until I discovered that they did not produce a model with a replacable battery. With smartphone batteries caned down to 0%, fitting a new battery to a phone is a several monthly job, as lion batteries really don't live long under those circumstances.

    1. All names Taken
      Paris Hilton

      Re: knackered battery

      True, true.

      The obsolescence is not design, is not functionality (unless an "upgrade" has taken that away), it is not style (I can get jazzy covers if I want), it is battery.

      Gazump a battery = dead phone?

    2. cambsukguy

      Re: knackered battery

      Get a phone which doesn't drain the battery in a normal day then. I have two-year-old phones with perfectly usable batteries which had hardly ever dropped below 40 or 50% or so during the day.

      Long day ahead travelling or otherwise knowing the battery will die?, take a backup pack. Sure, they are bigger than a spare battery but they charge more things and have larger capacity and can be shared with others.

      I am not against removables per se obviously, but it wouldn't stop me buying a particular phone - especially as there are benefits to solid construction - and the fact that it is just not that hard to open my phone to replace the battery anyway.

    3. Rabbit80

      Re: knackered battery

      What in the hell are you doing to your batteries?

      Mine gets run down to between 5-10% daily and I have NEVER had to replace it or those of any of my previous phones! (And they have always been replaceable - I totally disagree with fixed batteries just in case they do develop a fault)

      Modern batteries should be good for 1000+ full charges and still hold >70% of their original charge!

      1. theOtherJT

        Re: knackered battery

        You get badly punished for living/working somewhere with spotty signal. If i'm off work for a week and my phone stays with me at home (it's not a work phone, so the usage pattern doesn't change much) I can usually go 3 or 4 days without charging it.

        As soon as I bring it into work the battery starts to run down at an alarming rate as it starts hunting for signal inside the giant faraday cage that is our building. I left it on my desk over night one time, and it was dead by morning. I get the same thing every time I go out to my parent's place in the wilds of rural Oxfordshire where there's no signal at all. Battery all just drains away looking for a tower to latch onto.

        Run that pattern for a couple of years and you'll kill an ordinary phone battery stone dead. It's one of the reasons I really _do_ care about a removable battery. (Before we get into carrying a spare around for extended trips where you might not be able to get to a charger but can't possibly be without a phone.)

  21. Dapprman

    Any Wireless Charging Options

    Yup some one has to ask and yes I am one of those who got a Qi charging pad for their present phone (Nexus 4). Jokes aside I don't regret the pad, however it's a pain looking for a new phone that will use it. Having played a little with the M8 it is rather tempting ....

    ... so does anyone know if it will wirelesly charge or if there's an official Qi case for it (as Samsung are supposedly brining out for the Galaxy S4 and S5) ? (though it'd be a shame to put a case on some thing that looks and feels the way it does).

  22. Gary Walker

    Good analogy - Alfa vs BMW. I just wish HTC would produce a Windows Phone 8.x version of this thing ! There must be some mileage in that given how everyone save nokia pay lip service - yet it would win much kudos and I reckon a lot of sales for HTC amongst the professional crowd who don't want the hassle and vulnerability of android.

  23. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Can I play the analogy game?

    Apple - definitely Audi. The internals are basically out of the top bins of the VAG parts warehouse, but are fundamentally the same as everything made for the rest of the group.

    Samsung - Volkswagen. Everything from the UP to the BMF*s of the SUV world. Make an awful lot of the parts used in Audis.

    HTC - FIAT (including Alfa). Nice design but reliability still suspect. Does its own thing to a degree on hardware.

    BlackBerry - Morgan.

    *Big Mother Fondlers.

    1. theOtherJT

      Re: Can I play the analogy game?

      Nokia - Mercedes. Beautiful European make with a reliability record second to none, experienced a major customer revolt after allying itself with a giant American company that nobody trusts?

      1. Kristian Walsh

        Re: Can I play the analogy game?

        That's funny you should say that, as Chrysler had a similar fate after allying themselves with a giant German company that in hindsight nobody should have trusted.

        Today, Mercedes are neither beautiful nor reliable. But it wasn't Chrylser that did this.

        Chrysler's quality actually nosedived after Daimler came on board, simply because the German engineers didn't understand how to do mass-market car production. The Mercedes brand had relied heavily on retroactive quality fixes on failed units during manufacturing; something you can afford to do at Merc's margins, but not on a Dodge. So, they started to abandon the few things that were working in Chrylser (notably its then-new lean-manufacturing quality programme) without addressing the problems.

        Luckily, with some Italian technology and manufacturing know-how from Alfa Romeo/FIAT, their quality problems are becoming a thing of the past. Mercedes, well... less so.

        (The worst car I ever owned for reliability was a Mercedes A140, Bought from new, it had three gearboxes fitted before I gave up and accepted that 2nd-3rd would always grind the box; then the steering and suspension failed, outside of the very short warranty, leaving me to pay £1200 to fix it. All within 24,000 miles.)

  24. Bamboozled

    Battery

    The fixed battery still kills it for me. I may not need to ever replace a battery in my Sammie, but I am not worried about doing so if the the time ever arises.

    1. roy lovelock

      Re: Battery

      yep the same here, non removable battery = deal breaker.

      My note 2 is on its second battery as the original was not holding charges that well, took a few seconds to change and away i went.

      The htc one x i bought and promptly gave to my wife as i hated it is only a month older and she struggles to last 9hours on standby, if she checks her mail or god fobids makes a call it dies within a few hours.

      Im glad htc has taken on board the sd card slot - but they ignored the removable battery side, until they do that i will be purchasing sammys.

      1. Tommy Pock

        Re: Battery

        Good grief. If your battery is dying just get a replacement phone under warranty, this isn't North Korea

        1. Alan_Peery

          Re: Battery

          And if you want to keep your phone going past three years, assuming 18th months for the each battery? Then you're out of luck.

          Assuming, of course, that they replace your phone when you ask the first time -- a situation where you've handed control to someone else.

          Replaceable batteries for me...

  25. Tommy Pock

    Transferring files

    Airdroid works. All you need is a browser on your PC, it doesn't matter what OS you're using

  26. John Smith 19 Gold badge
    Unhappy

    Alfa Romeo --> Dodgy electrics?

    Not a good comparison for a mobile phone I'd have thought.

  27. Robert Grant

    Miser mode

    AFAIK this was also Windows Phone feature, from the Mango update in 2011.

  28. James Rome

    File transfer works just fine on a Mac withput HTCSync

    If you turn off HTC Sync, the phone appears in Finder, and you can transfer any files to and from the SD card on the Mac.

  29. Slions

    Screen flicker

    I liked that HTC One M8 so I thought I'll try it out in a shop. That's where I noticed that terrible screen flicker. It's very noticeable when inputing text on a white background.

    There is no way I depart with €700 for a flickering screen. I find it hard to believe they actually ship phones with such bugs. It's a shame cause otherwise it looks like a really good device.

    +1 for making an IR remote more expensive than Logitech's.

    -1 for still not supporting landscape in Home and AppList.

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