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Sprint Product Ambassadors: HTC One M8, Confusing Name, but Amazing Device

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Before the M8 was announced, many wondered what would HTC call their new flagship? HTC Two (my choice)? HTC One 2? All New HTC One (yeah that wasnt confusing)? I am glad they chose a less confusing name by adding the model M8 to the end of their flagship brand the "HTC One"

Now that we have the name part cleared out, lets discuss the device itself. There are several in-depth reviews available, so I won't go into THAT detail. Instead I will just talk about my thoughts of what HTC did well and where they could improve.

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Good:

  • HTC kept to its roots and chose a lean UI like the HTC One and HTC Evo 4G. Unlike their competitors, the HTC One devices are very fast and quick to respond. Swiping through the home screens, blink feed and app drawers is just fast.

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  • HTC still has the fastest camera on the block! You can say whatever what you want about the "UltraPixel" concept, or the lack of high mega pixels, their camera's are FAST and they take great pictures. Zoe only adds another flare to the photographer's dream.

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  • HTC listened to their customers and added a microSD card slot to the device. This makes it easy for the user to add more storage, need I say more?
  • HTC also maintained its high quality build and chose to learn from its previous model and made the M8 better looking and polished. It is also quite strong.
  • BlinkFeed returned in this version of the device and continues to entertain and inform its users. They also made it faster and more responsive than before.

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  • Dot Case... see the image and judge for yourself.

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Not so good:

  • A removable battery is still desire by the users. Maybe next year.
  • Dual camera: I am not sure what this was necessary, but ok.
  • Marketing/education of the customer. HTC still lags behind its competitors in this arena. This isnt a device issue but more of a strategic weakness, but still it impacts device sales.
  • Keep up woth competing features: HTC still is stubborn about including certain features its competitors like Samsung and LG have had for a couple of cycles. Features such as SmartStay on the Samsung which keeps the display on if it notices you are still looking at it, or having some control shortcuts on the notification bar wihtout an extra step. I could list more but this is good for now.

Well I hope this gives you some inclination why you would consider this as your next upgrade. If you do, you will not be disappointed.

Thanks for reading.

-- Your Product Ambassador Team

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Disclaimer: The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices, therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprint. The PA's do not represent the company in an official way, and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity. sprintemployee