HTC One M8 leaks in T-Mobile flavor

HTC’s next One has been the subject to incredible speculation an leaks over the past couple of months. In fact, I’ve purposefully not shared all the leaks with you. If you think reading about them over and over again gets boring, you should try writing about them. I’ve done it with the iPhone over at TodaysiPhone.com for years, and it gets old pretty quickly. Regardless, this past week has seen a lot of high quality images. Sadly for us Tmo fans, the poorest quality video was reserved for the Magenta-flavored version.

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Although the quality of lighting and video may not be the best, there have been a good number of pictures posted with various different carrier-branded models, Including China Mobile and Verizon dummy model.

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Thanks to leaked images of the retail packaging (sorry, Verizon again), we also know the specs of the device in question. It has a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, 32GB storage with 2GB RAM. On the front is a full HD (presumable LCD) 5-inch display and a 5MP front facing wide-angle camera as well as the iconic BoomSound speakers. On the back is a Duo Camera to be used for adding extra depth of field to your shots.

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Thankfully, we’ll all be put out of our misery as HTC will be officially announcing the long-rumored device at an event on March 25th. During that event I’m certain we’ll get release dates (global/general ones at least) and a better idea of what all these features add up to.

As it stands, will you be picking up a Galaxy S5 or the new HTC One?

Leaks via: NowhereElse, GSMArena 1 and 2

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  • Dats

    Interesting

  • Whiskers

    I love the phone design but i don’t like Android .
    I had the HTC One last year but Blinkfeed and Android just was’nt for me.
    They should offer WP8.1 on this phone , it would be the best WP on the planet.

    • SandyToes

      I totally agree with what you’re saying, but I work at Tmobile and most consumers absolutely hate Windows phones. They’re always asking where the free apps are and why it’s so difficult to use. It probably wouldn’t be in HTC’s best interest to invest in a Windows Phone that will probably not sell too much. Sadly because of this we might not ever have a top of the line WP from HTC anytime soon.

      • Spanky

        One of my colleagues has the Nokia 1520 (a ridiculously huge brick, but that’s another story) and absolutely loves WP. I’d be open to giving WP a shot, but the ecosystem is just not developed enough.

        • Barnassey

          I love my Lumia 928 but microsoft keeps burning bridges when it comes to windows phone. the same devs that developed for windows phone 7 got cut out of the dev kit for windows phone 8. They are doing it the same again with windows phone 8.1. So noone wants to develop for it… Its sad.

        • notyourbusiness

          Attitudes like that (your last few words) are exactly why people don’t give WP a shot. :-/ It’s sad because it’s a great platform, intuitive, smooth and beautiful.

      • Alex Zapata

        In my experience most TMO employees have always tried to talk me out of getting anything with WP on it. That being said, I still have my Lumia 925.

      • notyourbusiness

        “Difficult to use?” That’s honestly so sad. I’ve had 3 Windows Phones (Lumia 810, 920 and now 925) and they’re simple to use. My 64 year old mother has a Lumia 620 and it’s her first cell phone ever. She’s never had an issue in using WP. I think honestly the reps are just not interested in WP and that’s what the real issue is with them. Funny that people would ask where the free apps are. Most of the apps on my phones were free. I can count the ones I paid for all on one hand!

    • Jay Holm

      If you don’t like an OEM’s software, you can always download a launcher, I use Go Launcher.

  • thepanttherlady

    Why can’t they all use micro or nanoSIM’s? Makes for changing phones harder when you have to get a new SIM card for every dang phone. :|

    • Paul

      I thought all new phones, from the Note 2 and on for me, were switching to the nanoSIM.

      • thepanttherlady

        nanoSIM’s are the little bitty ones that the iPhone uses. Note 2 uses a micro-SIM.

        • Paul

          THEY GO SMALLER THAN THE MICRO?!?!
          WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO?!

          BURN THEM ALL!!!

        • thepanttherlady

          =P

        • TheNeuge

          Sim card replacements are free for existing T-Mobile customers. For somebody as cool as yourself, you may even be able to talk somebody into letting you have a few spares that you can activate through MyTmobile or through care if and/or when you need them… :)

        • thepanttherlady

          Thank you for the nice comment! :)

          I haven’t yet had to pay for a SIM card, they’ve quoted me the $20 price but then given it to me for free. I used to have a stash of cards but those have been used up over the past 2 years or so. For now, the phone I’m using and the one I’m getting in April both use micro so it’s gravy.

        • John

          The iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5S both take only a nano sim. I think those are the only 2 phones that take such a small sim, but that may change down the line.

        • thepanttherlady

          If you read the box specs in the photo on this article you will see it states nanoSIM.

        • John

          Oh didn’t read the box spec until you mentioned it. So I guess that makes 3 smartphones requiring a nano sim. I am sure other smartphones coming out next year will start following suit.

        • thepanttherlady

          I don’t have a preference either way other than I want them to all pick one and stick with it. :)

        • notyourbusiness

          The Nokia Lumia 1520 takes a nano, too. Odd since that phone (phablet) is HUGE!!!

        • Stone Cold

          Samsung 3-4 I believe use Nano too

        • thepanttherlady

          The S3 used a micro-SIM (I had one). Just looked up the specs on the S4 and it says micro as well. I’ve never used a phone that required a nanoSIM.

        • Jay Holm

          Is whether a phone takes micro or nano sim really that important? It’s something that’s dealt with the day you get the phone, …never again.

        • thepanttherlady

          It’s important to me as I have been purchasing unlocked phones, they don’t come with SIM cards. That’s $20 each time I have to change the card.

        • John

          Online at T-Mobile’s website they often run 99 cents sim promos and when the promo is not running you can usually get a sim from T-Mobile website for $10 tops

        • thepanttherlady

          And maintaining the same standard (one or the other) costs me $0. It also helps if I choose to purchase a used phone from a seller. I want to be able to remove my SIM card and test their phone with it.

        • Stone Cold

          Oops my mistake. :)

    • Stone Cold

      THIS needs to be the standard nano sims. On my first one ever with the Z1S. So going forward any phone I get needs to be a nano.

    • MastarPete

      Have you tried picking up a couple SIM adapters instead?
      Take your TMO nano SIM and stick it in a Nano to Micro adapter and call it a day?

      I know Fry’s Electronics used to carry the 3 types of adapters you could possibly need but I haven’t seen them in store for a couple months.
      Nano to Mini
      Nano to Micro
      Micro to Mini

      • thepanttherlady

        I haven’t. I also haven’t purchased a phone yet that requires a nanoSIM to have the need. Good to know there are options, thank you.

      • notyourbusiness

        The problem with that is that not all phones accommodate SIM adapters. I know it’s not possible to use a nano to micro SIM with an adapter in the Nokia Lumia 920, for instance. I have that phone and the Lumia 925. I wouldn’t dare to try, which is sad because I really do like the All New HTC One. :-/ I would rather try the original One just to be on the safe side with the SIM.

        • MastarPete

          Yeah it’s definitlely going to depend on the device’s SIM holder.
          I looked up the 920/5 sim tray, it does look a bit iffy but I think if you find a high quality adapter you should be fine. My guess is the ones people have trouble with are the ones where the sim is held in place with “tape” or glue which just add too much to the thickness increasing the odds it’ll get stuck.

          The ones I saw at frys were designed to snugly fit around the sim card so it snaps in place while also staying within the dimensions of the SIM card it is meant to adapt to. They also had thin as possible retention tabs on the back so as to not allow the sim to pop out. Keep in mind, a nano sim is slightly thinner than a micro or mini so there is some room to work with at the back.

          Since a picture is worth a thousand words…
          Here’s one I found on amazon. Search for “Sadapter 999765-SNCA” and you’ll see what I mean.
          BTW, it looks like the same manufacturer – Sadapter – also makes a three pack.
          The design also looks practically identical to the Nano to Mini SIM adapter I recieved from Swisscom last summer, which I used in a 3GS and a Motorola ZN300 without trouble.

        • notyourbusiness

          Thanks for the info. That looks to be a lot better quality than the flimsy thin plastic SIM adapters I got back in 2011.

    • Bklynman

      I think this there way of making the old phones out of service,and controling them as much as possible,why all of a sudden they stop using full size cards sim cards?
      Now you just can’t buy used phone on Ebay,or Swappa,now u have to make sure,it is a nano or Miro card,this just another way carriers and the phones makers ,to make extra,
      money,like Lady said,$20.00,or even. 99cents,it add up. Old phone,full size card,pop it out,stick it in the phone u just got from Ebay. But not anymore. Just got a Note 2,from Ebay,can’t use your old Sim card,go down to TMO,Att to.buy a new one. See my point.

  • S. Ali

    Non-removable battery, not interested. Another dud by HTC.

    • Paul

      Just out of curiosity, why is having a removable battery important?

      • S. Ali

        I am on my phone all day, a normal battery doesn’t last without switching. I have a ZeroLemon (7000mAh) in my GS3 that goes 2-3 days without charge, or all day with tethering. Second, batteries have a high failure rate, replacing one in an embedded device will cost $100+. Third is resilience, enclosed casing can dent and damage so you can’t replace the backing on a unibody device (lower resale value). When you pay $600 for a phone, it should be functional too.

        • Mark

          Removable batteries are pointless as battery techbology is steadily improving to give well over 12 hours of high usage. If your too glued to your phone to kill the battery on these new phones then you have a problem.

        • S. Ali

          Some of us do real work on our phones. I guess your car shouldn’t have a removable battery either right? Pointless technology. Just buy a new one when it runs out right?

        • Paul

          While you provide a good point I believe it’s relevant to the user.

          I tether most of the day, just like now, and have to bring my charger with me to work so I have enough power to make it to the gym and home. Given that the normal Joe Shmoe user won’t tether or use nav apps as much, or listen to music.watch video as much I do on a normal day.

          It’s not that the battery needs to stabilize so much as the capacity of the battery itself needs to be bigger to last longer.

        • Barnassey

          Pointless to YOU but i have 3 extended battery replacements for my note 2 that are straight from samsung.

        • Paul

          I see what you mean. I tether most of the day on my Note 3 but carry a charger, one in the car as well, to ensure I have battery life. For me, I don’t see the need, but some people could prefer to upgrade the batteries capacity instead.

    • tomarone

      why can’t you just buy an external battery for recharging that plugs into the usb of the phone? Better to have a rugged device than a pop-out battery. What’s the difference? They’re cheap.

      • MastarPete

        Size and weight are the drawbacks for a portable battery pack. I have a 10Ah battery pack, and it gets very awkward when trying to charge a device and move it at the same time. I don’t carry a backpack with me everywhere I go and I’ve got enough stuff in my pockets as it is. So it’s not something I want to have to carry around all the time. When I do have it with me it’s not fun trying to figure out which pocket to put the pack in when I also need to charge my device. Don’t forget you’ve got to make sure the USB ends don’t have too much stress applied otherwise they’ll break off and you’ll have more than just a dead battery.

        A spare battery is much smaller and far easier to put in a pocket. Better than a battery case too since it’s not very practical to try and carry a spare battery case around.

        The battery popping out is just a minor inconvenience, you should be more worried if the device was broken from the fall.

  • besweeet

    Looks like a promising phone. I’d be all for a removable battery, but have been using iPhones for years and dealing with battery cases and battery packs.

    • Paul

      If a non-removable battery is its only short coming then this is a great phone from HTC.
      I’ll still stick with my Note 3, but I’d consider this as a possible “smll phone” option.

  • Mike Goetz

    Whether you think the subject is tired, old, or boring is totally missing the point. This is a T-Mobile blog. It is your job to inform your readers of all things T-Mobile whether you like it or not. Just do your job and quit complaining.

    • Paul

      He doesn’t have to post rumors, especially when the rumors are about a device that hadn’t been confirmed to be released for T-Mobile.
      Don’t be a dick.

  • Paul

    Expandable memory?!
    HTC has been listening!

  • Nick Gonzalez

    Verizons huge branding on the back. That is hilarious.

  • http://about.me/daylondeon Deacon

    it looks way too metal

    • techmaster

      what? it looks to metal…is that really a bad thing? cause i think its quite marvelous

      • http://about.me/daylondeon Deacon

        maybe the pics aren’t doing it justice but the original One looks much better to me .. this one has too much of a metallic, darker look and it’s not appealing.

  • steveb944

    This will probably be my next device. I’m hoping for a GPe.

  • Orlando G.

    Can’t wait for more info on this camera. Currently have the HTC One and this is the longest I’ve kept a phone. I’m ready to “jump” so its going to be either this “New” One, SG5, LG2 or Note3.

    For some reason the camera on my phone has been doing that pink/purple haze in low light conditions. I hope they fixed that issue on this one.

    • Rob

      I hope they used a different sensor as well. It isn’t likely though. The tint problem is heat related. It requires a sensor replacement from HTC and the new sensors are doing it in a few weeks too.

      Rumor is that there is an effective 10MP resolution between the two cameras but only a 4MP image again. Just not enough. The 5MP front cam is interesting though. I know many selfie whores who will be all about that.

      Even if the camera is the same, I’m getting it. HTC has proven with the One that they know what to do to make an incredible smartphone. I’ve never been so happy with a device before.

      • ciph3ro

        Do you guys use a case? How has it held up so far?
        I’m leaning towards this one too; no pun intended :)

        • Orlando G.

          I use this very thin case that I got from Amazon. Ive dropped my phone a couple of times although only on carpet and hardwood floors and have no dings or scratches. But I’ve seen some of my friends HTC Ones where they dropped it without a case and they have dents in the corners.

        • Rob

          I have a case on it now after dropping it from my ear. It’s an extremely durable phone though and the way HTC weighted it, it rolls on its sides and comes to rest on its back when it’s dropped. I have a dent in the bottom corner of the phone from that drop but any other phone would have a shattered screen from a 6 foot drop (they all seem to fall face first, especially iPhones) and I’ve dropped it plenty of other times while in the case and there’s no damage. Hell my S3 got scratched just being in my pocket and my One’s glass doesn’t have a single scratch on it and I’ve never used a screen protector. I commonly scratch the camera glass on phones too but not on the One.

      • Orlando G.

        I’m with you on this. This has been the best phone I’ve ever had.

  • mike

    Oppo

    • Rob

      Give me an Oppo with a Snapdragon 801 and LTE and I might think about it. No LTE? No sale.

      • mike

        That’s why I didn’t get the find 5

  • ciph3ro

    S5 disappointed me. They added things I don’t want and the design is not as good as other phones. Fingerprint sensor could be good but the plastic could have been metal and making the screen bigger made the phone bigger. 4.95″-5″ screen is perfect at least for me; why mess that up? They should have made the body slimmer instead if it was possible. There might be a technical issue. As a note.. soft touch back is actually pretty nice as long as it doesn’t fade or scuff.

    Z2 is almost perfect but bezel/phone is a bit too big for the screen size.

    iPhone is not an option because of iOS although I like the hardware (minus the big Apple logo. More discrete would be better imo). I was not happy using iOS; I felt trapped in it.

    HTC looks just ok. Small iteration than what I was hoping for it looks like. WIll converse judgement though.

    LG G3 might be good even with buttons on the back.

    Oppo Find 7 will be very good by looks of it if we get LTE.

    Note 4 would be awesome, but they will probably make it gargantuan.

    Also we don’t know if there will be a 2014 Nexus 5. Last year the Nexus 5 won for me.

    Since I can afford it, I don’t mind getting a new phone to play with every 8-12 months.
    i’m not too worried about the skins anymore since the Google Now Launcher is on the Play Store. SO I’m willing to consider all these manufacturers and not just Nexus devices anymore. Such a better experience..

  • ciph3ro

    wait… up to 128 Gb microSD card !!!!!

  • ciph3ro

    For me:

    1080p is perfect
    5″ screen is perfect.
    expandable memory.. amazing.
    build quality should be top notch again
    front facing speakers amazing
    2Gb of RAM, 2.3 GHz 801 cpu are just ok but should be enough, – same as the $399 Nexus 5 right now and that is very smooth. I’m not sure how the 801 compares to the 800 and I’m a computing and systems engineer.

    I didn’t think I would be intrigued by I really am, HTC. Now I’m waiting for the 25th. If reviews are good I’m preordering.

    Worried about:

    Battery
    Bezel/Phone size
    Overheating
    Camera
    Bloatware

    These are the things that are left to improve and you can surprise us on
    The only innate drawback with the design is no wireless charging which is so freaking nice to have.
    Other than that I think they almost have the perfect smartphone. Holy crap..

    • Paul

      Battery – sucks, but you could just have an extra charger
      Bezel/Phone size – probably the same size, but could bump up a bit.
      Overheating – depends on how hard you’re pushing the processor but shouldn’t be an issue.
      Camera – I’m betting it’ll be a step up from it’s current version.
      Bloatware – ROOT it and FORGET it.

      • Rob

        Battery sucks? It’s got a bigger battery than the One does and the Snapdragon 801 is more power efficient than the Snapdragon 600 in the current One. How is battery going to suck when the current One already gets a solid 7 hours of talk time or 5 hours of screen on?

    • malcmilli

      i dont disagree with anything you just said outside of the cpu being just “ok.” It is the fastest CPU available right now. The 800 got nothing but rave reviews and the 801 is an overclocked version of that. I’m sure the phone will be as smooth as a baby’s bottom.

    • Chilehead

      I used to pay attention to specs. Then I realized the best phone for me didn’t always have the best specs.

    • GinaDee

      Both of my HTC One’s I had from T-Mo last year did overheat.

      The phone would get hot when streaming anything, opening up G-Maps or playing a game.

      I think the metal accentuates hot or cold temperatures. On cold mornings the phone would feel really cold.

      I wasn’t a fan of blink feed and the three buttons on the bottom felt out of order to me (un-natural).

      I do like the charcoal coloring although like the Black AT&T version it showed scratches really easily.

      • corona10

        If your phone actually was overheating it would power itself off and not continue to work. It probably just feels hotter because its metal.

  • None

    Jesus, that is a lot of bloatware. Out. Of. Control.

    • malcmilli

      one man’s bloat is another man’s feature

    • Guest

      What “bloatware” are you referring to?

  • Jay Holm

    I currently have the S4, and am happy. But am always open to seeing what features and inovations HTC and LG bring with their 2014 flagships. I like HTC’s front facing speakers, and addition of sd support, and LG has some good ideas with software. Just waiting for the LG G3 to be announced.

    • Rob

      If the rumors of a WQHD screen are true, the G3 is going to be a marginal upgrade from the G2 performance wise as the 1440p resolution will undoubtedly suck up the graphical improvements of the Snapdragon 805 it would have to be equipped with.

      I’m curious about it too though. I am getting the M8 now and then an 805 device later in the year.

      • Jay Holm

        If the G3 does have a 1440p display, and micro-sd support, I am definitely going to get it, just hope it supports 700 A-Block!

        • Rob

          4K seems like a waste on a mobile phone. I seriously don’t think there would be any real advantage above 1080p on these small screens. Not to mention that apps will have to be rescaled to the new resolution – we all know how well the devs handled 720p to 1080p.

          700MHz A block would be a great reason to buy it though, let alone the Category 6 LTE that Snapdragon 805 has and of course the Adreno 420.

    • Guest

      Edited – Honestly I’m disappointed that HTC added sd support. External “storage” is slower and not as reliable. 32GB on board storage should be the min for any flagship phone.

      • Chris Her

        External ram???

        Please explain.

        • Guest

          sd cards…they are “external” to the ram (memory) built into the phones physical hardware.

        • jakub

          You’re mixing up RAM (random access memory) and flash storage. The phone has 2GB of RAM and you can’t change that. The SD card adds extra storage, not RAM. Please educate yourself before you talk about thinks like you know what they are.

        • jakub

          *things

        • Guest

          Well you’re a good watchdog on the tech side. Why no comment on the difference between on-board “storage” vs sd card “storage”? Are you just a technical referee?

        • Chilehead

          my bad…thanks for clearing that up :) That really doesn’t change my original point though.

        • Chris Her

          RAM only stores temporary data. It allows devices to multitask and quickly access program data. RAM is volatile memory. When the device is powered off, whatever is stored on it is erased.

          SD cards store data for the long term, the same way a hard drive does (non-volatile). When you power the device off, the data is still going to be there. This is not “external ram”. It’s external memory, but it is not RAM.

          I get what you’re trying to say. You’re jargon is just out of whack.

      • ceegii63

        Jesus then spend money on UHS1 memory cards, i have 2 64gb msdxc UHS1s and i havent had any problems in Video Recording/Playback or Multimedia Playback

  • Don Cunningham

    I have a note 3 which i like a lot but might be just a bit too big, thinking of picking up the M8 or the Z2.

  • SeungMin Cho

    I love the build quality of HTC, but I don’t really like the looks of their design.

    • tomarone

      Try them out, the builds are rugged, the metal is nice, the glass is very nice.

  • Tez Evans

    Love HTC

  • http://www.friendlyphotozone.com/ Friendly Photo Zone

    I have a Galaxy Note 3, my wife has an HTC One. We each love our respective phones. My wife will definitely upgrade to the new HTC One. The Galaxy S5 can lick my sack.

    • superg05

      getting anything but a note 4 or higher would be a downgrade

      • Unimatrix1986

        That’s exactly my point of view I have the Note 3 nad I so want this phone for the music boom sound. My note 3 is awesome and fast I love it but I still hate the audio on it. Coming from the HTC One S to the note 3 was a big change and now I feel like if I get this one it will be a downgrade. With Tmobile i can upgrade twice a year so If i go with the HTC one M8 and don’t like it I can always suck it up till the note 4 comes out and swtich again.

  • KlausWillSeeYouNow

    Hats off, Cam. You’re on a roll. Thanks for the pertinent, constant coverage. :-)

  • Chris R

    I will get neither the M8 nor the S5 since both HTC and Samsung were cheap and only our 2G of RAM in them (what the f, Samsung, you put 3GB RAM into the Note 3 so why go backtto 2 on the S5???). I will probably wait for the LG G3 to come out around July which all the rumors indicate had 3GB and decent other specs.

    • Chilehead

      Why is 3GB of ram your deciding factor?

      • Guest

        Probably cuz like a sheep moar is betta!

    • Larry

      So… you want 3GB of RAM to do…what? Run AutoCAD? What is it you do on your phone that makes 3GB of RAM your deciding factor? 2GB is plenty for any power user. As long as Android is optimized for the hardware, any amount of RAM is sufficient.

    • tomarone

      It may be that the Note 3′s multitasking, with dual-screen simultaneous, and higher horsepower apps dealing with note taking, need 3GB.

    • corona10

      The HTC M8 doesnt need 3 gb of RAM. Its not bloated and weighed down by unnecessary features just to have them so they can say they have more. Just because you have more of something doesnt mean you actually need it. And that goes for the upcoming LG and Sony devices too. If they had better optimized uis, maybe they wouldnt need all that RAM to run it.

  • TEKtheMAESTRO

    DO NOT BUY HTC! I have the HTC One and i love and hate it! HTC doesnt stand behind their products at all. I was part of the group who jumped and got the htc one as soon as tmobile released it. also in that group, a relatively large percentage of us, had the camera lens on the back crack by itself (LITERALLY, no, not saying it to avoid responsibility) as time went on hundreds on hundreds of people reported it to HTC and they claim theyve never heard of the issue. We made a thread on XDA Developers ( http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2247754 ) that grew to 100+ pages. Over 50 of us have called in just from that thread alone, and here we are an entire year later with who knows how many more people called in about the same issue, and they still claim theyve never even heard of a lens cracking. They charge $120 to repair that half inch circle of plastic. ANNNNNNNNNND despite the lens cracking, ALL HTC One cameras have a nasty permanent pink tint to the edges of their pictures. They say they know about that issue and give you a replacement…until the pink shows up again and you repeat the process.

    LONG STORY SHORT: DO NOT BUY HTC. PERIOD. Please Tmobile fam, just do yourselves a favor and save the headache. If HTC wont stand behind their own FLAGSHIP products, neither should you.

    • EchoX860

      But I am going to buy it.

    • Chilehead

      I still love my nearly year old HTC One. The new ONE is definitely on my list of phones I might JUMP to. Anxiously awaiting getting my hands on the new ONE.

    • corona10

      You should probably just speak for yourself. Because all HTC Ones didnt have the purple tint is what its actually called. And if you really knew what you were talking about you’d know that its overheating camera module that causes that and you must send it to HTC to have it replaced for it to be remedied. Not all HTC Ones even have that issue. Ive had mine for 10 mos and I dont have it. And I also take lots of pictures. Your bad experience is no reason to try to dissuade others from HTC products.

      • TEKtheMAESTRO

        Most did and is well documented. You’re in the minority here. And it’s not caused by heat, heat just makes it worse. But according to you, if you put your phone flat on a table with the camera on you’ll see black with no pink. Lucky you cuz barely anybody else is so fortunate. It’s not like I’m a hater or basher. I’m putting this here so whoever wants to buy from HTC knows what they’re getting into of there is a manufacturing issue. They will completely ignore you. Buy what you want I can’t stop you. But don’t act like you weren’t warned earlier

        • corona10

          You actually think forum posters are the majority of the users? They’re not and you should know that. I do admit there were issues with the purple tinting. But the way you worded your post, gave the impression ALL HTC Ones have the issue when that is clearly not the case. I understand you’re trying to warn people but you’re trying to keep people from buying any HTC products just because of your experience. And yes, i’ve done that purple tint test by taking a picture with it laying on its face. If i had it, i’d have sent it to HTC to have it repaired which is the only option for it be fixed. I certainly wouldnt go around posting that all the HTC Ones have the issue on the forums though. Because thats just not true.

        • TEKtheMAESTRO

          But in actuality, forum posters only represent a small percentage of phone owners right? Now Google htc one tint issue and see what comes up. So if hundreds of results with hundreds of pages come up and that’s only a small reported % of owners what does that tell you? Google cracked htc one camera. What does that tell you. Don’t attempt to downplay what I’m saying as an issue affecting just me or a few people. We’re talking multiple thousands as in double digit. Was it politically correct to say all? No. Most? Yes. And as a former t-mobile employee, friends with current employees, who now works at AT&T, regularly checking about the issues since I can’t get them fixed…. I know a tad bit more about the numbers than you’re suggesting. Again do what you want, but don’t act like you weren’t warned later. I never said the HTC itself was bad. I said it was a love hate relationship. Their lack of customer service on their product is what makes me say stay away from them.

        • corona10

          Never said it was just you and a few people. Your issue sucks, I admit. But, you’re trying to tell people to stay away from HTC’s products because of what happened to you. When it didnt happen to everyone is my point. But I get to you it seems like its every single HTC One because of the number of complaints. It doesnt mean everyone should heed the advice because of it. I’ve always used HTC products and have never experienced anything like what you have with any of them.

  • Nathanael Crawford

    That has to be the saddest excuse of a review video I’ve ever seen…

    • corona10

      Nope, the first M8 from the kid who’s parent works at HTC was the worst. Trust me, even with the volume turned down I couldnt stand to watch it. I wont link to it as its just really horribly down but you can find it all over the place.

      • Toasted_Cracker

        That kid had toes for thumbs.

    • corona10

      Nope this one is. 12 minutes of pain.

  • Mike Thaler

    My phone is used for business. Can’t take chance of phone being dead in late afternoon. And what do you do when battery ends its life in two years? Will replace my aging BB w. the S5 in a few months. (Like to wait until initial bugs are worked out on new product.) Why HTC has decided to follow the Apple design model (locked in battery and no SD card) – wouldn’t know.

    • Staatus Quo

      The new HTC One (M8) does have an SD slot and SIM slot as well. Plus, if it’s battery is anything like the One (M7) (supposed to be bigger) all day is not a problem at all for it to last. Plus, you can change the batter, you just have to be brave enough to disassemble the phone. Did it with my EVO LTE and it was easy.

      • Mike Thaler

        Thanks for the input. Guess I’ll wait til both phones are out. The earlier HTC phones, like the My Touch wife had before her S4, was better built and took excellent pics. Bothers me that the camera on the M7 got bad reviews. Altho the Samsung S series has both changeable battery and SD slot – I would rather have the functional battery feature than the SD slot – if I had to choose just one of those primary features.

        • TEKtheMAESTRO

          Man let me assure you, the bad camera reviews on the m7 are well deserved. If you use the slow motion, it’s unbearable. Video is just ok. Pictures are hit and miss with you usually having to take multiples just in case. That’s not to mention the pinkish tint. The my touch 4G slide I came from took MUCH better pictures on an 8mb camera and older sensor. If it wasn’t for the camera issues, I’d be 100% totally in love with the HTC one

        • Mike Thaler

          That’s what we had – the TM MyTouch Slide. Her pics were outstanding. Better, much of the time, then her S4. And the unit just seemed better built. I will be waiting til May to make a decision so by that time some users’ input should be on hand.

        • TEKtheMAESTRO

          I encourage you friend, let even more time pass than that. Reviews will tell of initial impressions. That’s what I went on when I bought mine right away. They can’t tell you that after a couple weeks lenses crack and camera turns colors. Good luck

        • Rob

          You slam the HTC like build quality problems are an issue with just their phones… I’ve had Sidekick 2, Sidekick 3, PPC-6700, Mogul, Touch, Touch Pro, Touch Pro 2, Hero, Evo, Curve 8330, Bold 9700, Palm Pre, Inspire, MT4G, Sensation 4G, LG G2x, Captivate, Droid RAZR MAXX, Galaxy S3 T-999, HTC One, and Galaxy S4 and the ONLY phones that DIDN’T have build quality issues were the Sidekick 2 and the Samsung Captivate. I can list at least one problem with every other phone on that list that was a build quality issue and it was always things worse than the camera. I can’t tell you how many of my friends have other phones with issues (hell the brand new LG G Flex CREAKS!) – the One has a camera issue.

          HTC released new camera tech that was unheard of until they did it… Of course its going to have problems. I personally never had my lens crack but I do have the tint issue in dark images (no problem with the flash or a well-lit environment). This time around, I’m sure they did things differently. New tech is always problematic until the bugs get worked out. At least my One doesn’t drop calls, has consistent data speeds, doesn’t fall flat on its face if it slips out of my hand (HTC purposely weighted it so that it would NOT smack on its face unless dropped straight up face down), has great call quality, doesn’t reboot, doesn’t overheat, doesn’t randomly wipe its internal storage, doesn’t have a poor quality display, doesn’t have poor quality buttons, isn’t made of cheap plastic, and doesn’t have a poor quality battery. Oh and it gets new updates from HTC at a reasonable time and doesn’t have KNOX security!

          Good luck with your endeavor to find a phone that exceeds the quality of the HTC One.

        • TEKtheMAESTRO

          telling someone about the quality of a phone thats shown them nothing but poor quality is a lost cause. Can i tell you that pt cruisers are very reliable cars despite a high failure rate electrically? my last 5 phones in , htc mytouch3g, tmobile htc g2 (favorite), htc mytouch4gslide, htc amaze, htc one. im not SLAMMING anything. im telling my story cuz htc sure wont let u hear it. hell, they delete negative posts off their facebook lol. and honestly the “new tech” is an excuse. if new tech is a step BACKWARDS from the old tech, common sense says dont switch. and u cant even say new tech gets bugs worked out. theres been THREE updates to the htc 1 and neither has solved it. know why? cuz its a hardware issue. its design is flawed. so yea u can send it in, and theyll send u another one…with the same flawed design. were on the horizon of the htc one2 and nothing has been fixed. they saw what the slo-mo really looked like before they released the htc one. then they showed a pro-quality flawless slo-mo clip of a guy blowing fire to represent it. FALSE. they said their 4mp sensor would keep up with samsung and apples 13mp… false. my htc one camera is far worse than the 4g slide camera. FAR worse. like i said, the camera is the htc one’s weakness. and that weakness exposed how weak their customer service really is. It uncovered the deeper problem with htc. its kinda like AT&T (whom i work for) customers always say “man AT&T is great… until u need customer service” its the same thing with htc. (i dont work for the mobility branch so i dont care lol)

          if you guys bought something, anything relatively expensive… you expect it to work. if you buy a tv, you wouldnt accept dead pixels. cars shouldnt have gas pedals that jam. phones shouldnt have self cracking screens. its very simple. BUT! mistakes happen, and a company that wants to stay in business (we all see how htc has been in freefall for a while now) needs to keep its customers happy and stand behind their products. this is simple business. heck, htc is replacing cracked SCREENS now free of charge if you purchased recently enough. but they charge $120 for the camera lens. what sense does that make?

          come to ur own conclusions. i just dont wanna hear that if something goes wrong when you choose htc again, youre somehow surprised that customer service hits you with that “its obviously user error” line.

        • nonmindo

          Haven’t had any issues with my M7 camera, captures fast every time (except super low light, and even then its still pretty fast) I have taken pics on the freeway @ 60mph and had them come out so clear and it captures so fast that it looks like the car i took a pic of is parked, absolutely 0 motion blur. No cracked lenses or screen, no discoloration in low light pics, no boom sound issues(some reported failed speakers)…..It’s a launch day device and the ONLY issue i have with it is a minor fitment issue with the flushness of the screen with the top speaker grill, on left side the screen is a hair above the speaker grill and on the right side, its a hair below the speaker grill

        • 1st

          How can you say the HTC M8 has a flawed design when all you have done is seen it. You say it’s a hardware flaw (which it is) but do you actually know the source of it? For all you know they could’ve kept the same design and just moved some things around. The camera problem is caused by the heat emitted from the phone near the camera. An easy fix is moving the battery AWAY from the camera and blam-o it’s resolved. Nothing has ever gone wrong with my HTC One other than the purple tint (which I actually fixed by messing around with the camera settings a bit and undervolting it to decrease the heat emission). The cracked lens thing rarely happens to people. This is only my 2nd time hearing of it, and I read a lot of HTC One forum posts on multiple websites. Maybe instead of just straight up blaming the design or whatever of phones people should actually try to treat their phones like the valued pieces of technology they are.

        • TEKtheMAESTRO

          you havent heard of the cracked lens thing? google htc cracked lens. simple as that. you dont even have to put htc one in. just look at their track record. and also dont assume people ARENT valuing their phones. i linked to a 100 page long thread in my original post. most of us posted pictures of the cracks showing how weird they look. they look like pressure cracks that originate in the middle of the lens. AND half of us had cases. I had a 2 piece case from incipio. a nice soft rubber inner, with a hardshell on top of it. camera was sunk about 1/4 inch in from the edge of the case so something touching it was nearly impossible. like so many in the thread… i literally picked the phone up and noticed it was cracked within 2 weeks of having it.

        • Rob

          Just for laughs, I went to the cracked lens thread. Typical XDA one person has it, 5 million people say they don’t and the other person is lying, another posts, more posts saying they’re lying thread. You’re complaining about something that the vast majority of owners didn’t experience. Defects happen. Actually if you look up ANY camera on a smartphone, you will see complaints of broken camera lenses or broken lens covers. As a matter of fact, right in that very thread you posted about someone made a nice summary of some devices with that very complaint: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=40794818&postcount=77

          Telling everyone “DO NOT BUY HTC!” because you experienced a problem with your device is childish at best. Accept that defects happen with ANY large scale production product, make sure you insure anything that you care about, and go on with your day.

          I could easily champion against every phone manufacturer out there if I got down to it but then what’s the point? No matter the company and no matter the device, there will always be flaws. Nothing is perfect. If you can’t accept that than you must be unhappy with life period.

          I also love the fact that you slam a camera that has won so many awards. Maybe you just don’t know how to use it. I happened to use mine the other day for the first time in a long time and I was amazed at the shot it took. My roommate has a G Flex and the pictures from the One are much better than the G Flex and his S4 before it.

        • corona10

          Thank you. Totally agree.

        • TEKtheMAESTRO

          its funny you talk about the camera that has won so many awards when only what, 3 posts ago u said “I hope they used a different sensor as well. It isn’t likely though. The tint problem is heat related.” “Rumor is that there is an effective 10MP resolution between the two cameras —>but only a 4MP image again. Just not enough.”<—- just not enough and u hope they change the sensor. so u hate the tint issue and 4mp is not enough 3 posts ago… but now i just dont know how to use this award winning camera? gotcha.

          also, yes in the early pages people didnt believe us and there were naysayers…then continue reading. u think it got to 100+ pages of people saying theyre not affected? theres not many 100+ page threads of the one ANYWHERE.

          and finally, like seemingly most people here, you're not very good at reading. as I've said over and over, its not so much that the camera broke itself, but the way the company handled it after. for the last time… a company must stand behind their product. and if they dont, they wont get MY money. simple as that.

        • Rob

          The tint problem should be gone if they reduced heat around the cameras. Considering they gave the battery a minor juice bump in a larger chassis, I’m assuming they dealt with the concentrated heat problem. I also stated that I had to actually use the camera the other day and forgot how good it is. As long as the lighting is enough to not cause the tint. If they fixed that, the camera is fine.

          Did you happen to go look at the link I left showing other devices with camera issues? Samsung and Apple were in there. Apple was the only one who replaced the devices so I guess you should just get an iPhone.

          And it’s funny that you advocate for companies that take ownership of their issues yet you work for AT&T. I guess when you’re getting paid, your values conveniently disappear.

          Anyway, I’m done feeding the troll. You don’t want it, you won’t get it. I want it, I will get it. It’s lovely to have freedom of choice.

        • Scoop003

          I will say, I too have experienced the cracked camera lens on my HTC One. It’s probably a rare occurrence, and I was lucky enough to have the crack be positioned just outside the focus of the lens itself so it didn’t interrupt my picture taking. But I can confirm it happened. That being said, I love my HTC One, and love HTC phones in general, and will probably upgrade to the M8 when it comes out.

        • corona10

          You dont sound like you know how to use the camera to be honest. I’m not insulting or attacking you but really doesnt sound like you’ve learned it.

  • Manny

    These next gen upgrades leave me wanting more. I know at a certain point this innovation thing slows down… but between the last iPhone generation, and this new S5 and HTC M8. I feel like there is nothing cool or new. A few extra horsepower under the hood is about it. Screen quality is the same. Just more ram/cpu power. Boring. Or maybe I’ve come to expect too much out of my phone?

    • Maximus

      Yes, you’ve come to expect too much of your phone.

      • Manny

        Or what if we have become to content with our phones.

        • shack180

          Some people have. I am tired of the same thing with a huge price

    • shack180

      No you are not tripping phones are becoming Repetitive. No new innovation iPhone had it for a few years than Samsung had it then drop the ball after the s3 now its just NOtHing new no wow factor.

  • Hien Phan

    SEXY BEAST!

  • tomarone

    I”d like to know if you can get a faster frame rate on videos oh HTC, I think some phones are providing that. Anyone know which ones?

    • Rob

      Those expensive pieces of plastic crap.

  • Mystery Man

    Why no water resistance?

    • 1st

      Because it is metal unibody?

  • HTC FTW

    I’ll be in line for one on release day. At first I thought the upgrades were minor and I would stick with my original One. After seeing all the leaks, I can honestly say that the new One is a major upgrade in many ways. Bigger screen, duo camera, knock to wake, and a gorgeous updated design. I can’t wait!

    • Laststop311

      hopefully they will have a 64GB model. Only like 20GB user accessible after formatting and OS with the 32GB and with no SD card 64GB is really a requirement (unless you get a great deal like 375-400 for the 32GB nexus 5) but when you are paying 600-700 anything under 64GB and no sd slot is unforgivable

      • Deihmos

        There is nothing here that makes me want to drop 500.00 to upgrade from the previous One.

        • Eric Stengrevics

          The only thing that bothers me about my One is the camera. It’s had focusing issues from day one. Taking a picture of something far away is clear only about 25% of the time. So upgrading would basically only be for the camera. I love everything else about this phone though so it probably won’t be enough to upgrade for me either.

      • 1st

        The HTC One M8 has an SD card slot…so I don’t see how your argument is valid. It’s been reported/leaked many times already.

      • corona10

        Its more than 20 gb.

  • notyourbusiness

    This phone is absolutely gorgeous and is tempting me even more to finally try Android. I just got a Nokia Lumia 925, though, so I’m going to stick with that for awhile. Actually, I might just pick up an original HTC One just to get the Android experience since curiosity is getting the better of me. I don’t mind that it’s older, has 32GB of storage and takes a microSIM. This new phone is very tempting, though.

  • ceegii63

    h
    ow big are your damn hands, you make the phone look like a Mini

  • ceegii63

    so only the M8 and Z2 are the phones taking my attention away from the G3 and eventual Nexus 6

  • Mo

    Geez i still have the HTC SENSATION… i know i need an upgrade, But also need a refrigerator. Dam phones at 600 or 700 bucks what it cost almost for a refrig.
    I like Htc and Lord KNows i want this HTC M8 with SD card slot(which kept me from getting the first ONE).
    How am i gonna get this past the wifey? Hmmmmmmm

    • zifnab

      Drop your current phone by ‘accident’ ;)

    • Bklynman

      If your sensation,is in good to mint condition,believe it or not,u can get about $100-150.for if on Ebay,or Swappa. Then use that money on the new 1,then charge the rest on a credit card. Hope that helps,if u drop your phone,worry might tell u go get one of the LGs, for less than $200. Or you can get the 925,for less than $250.on HSN. On the post about that phone some put the information about it being there for that price.
      Hope this helps.

    • corona10

      My friend is upgrading from the Sensation too. I upgraded from it to the og One. One of the best upgrades yet. I still know I dont need to upgrade but so many high quality devices are coming this year, it will be difficult to stay put.

  • so where

    well, since Sony may not/hasnt said it will sell the Z2 in America let alone at Tmo im pretty much going with the new One

  • Tony

    Another good reason to keep my iPhone 5 and wait for the 6 model.. Android still SUX!!

  • Geoffrey Medeiros

    Just talked to tmobile customer care. They said that they are receiving the new htc one in May:(. She got to use the device last week and all. Take with a grain of salt

    • OgTilldaEnd

      hope this is not true