Tuesday, 7 October 2014

New Phone: HTC One M8!!!

It's been a while since the last post I wrote, but I'm back! I just got a new phone and I will be reviewing it for you all! How amazing is that?

I was using Samsung Galaxy S3 before this new phone. I was not satisfied with the lagging and I felt that it was time to make a change. The 'driving mode' was always popping out all of a sudden and then the phone would not function whatsoever. I HATE THIS! I had to format my phone because of this once. I was afraid that my phone would shut down on me before I could save or backup anything from it.

I bought the new HTC One M8! Well, it's not really that new. It was released in March 2014 and is currently 5 months old since its release date. This is the best phone I have found on the market so far with a great front camera AND back camera. It looks very modern with its gunmetal grey colour.

Speakers: 10/10
I have to say, the speakers are absolutely fantastic. The double speakers on the front of the phone helps create louder volume for playing music and videos. The music sounds very 3D and seems as if it is surrounding you from all around. This is by far the BEST music playing phone I have ever encountered. Many of the other phones I have seen are either too quiet even when its its maximum volume or sounds as if its trying to burst your eardrums. I AM GETTING COMPLETELY OBSESSED WITH THE SPEAKERS!

Keyboard: 5/10
It includes the swiping keyboard where you can swipe your fingers over the letter keys and produce the letter that you want to type. However, mine does not function. Additionally, the keyboard lags a tiny bit. This will be weird,

Screen/Display: 10/10
The display of HTC One M8 is fantastic! It is extremely clear and high quality. The colours are vibrant and distinct from each other. Even if the brightness is at its lowest, it is still quite bright.

Camera: 9.5/10
The back camera is very high quality and clear. Numerous filters are pre-installed into the phone itself and there is a dual camera for editing photos afterwards. The dual camera is for the focusing effect where you can blur other objects in the photograph while keeping others clear and highlighted. You can even adjust the brightness of the photo so that in brighter places, you can make the photo darker to balance the lighting and make photo brighter in darker places. I really like this feature.

The front camera is performs excellently compared to other phones currently market. Unlike other phones on the market which claims to have wide-angled selfie cameras, HTC One M8 ACTUALLY has a wide-angled camera perfect for group selfies. It is also high quality and produces HD photographs.

Much similar to Sony, there are also beauty applications that can used to edit photos such as eye enlarger, smoother skin, skin whitening, face slimming, anti-shine, etc. Stickers and picture frames can also be added. It does not have Sony's 'make-up edit', though these face touch ups are close enough.

Calling: 8/10
I figured the phone has really powerful speakers because don't worry, you can be heard even in very noisy places. Answering calls from someone else is very clear and loud as well. However, for some phone models, answering these calls can be a bit difficult to hear.

Instagram: Bad Point
I am not stating that Instagram is responsible for this, because my previous phone was capable of this. HTC One M8 does not allow double tapping on photos to like it. I have to press the like button. Apart from this, everything is still the same.

Other features:
- Hold onto the volume key and tilt the phone to unlock and open camera
- Double tap screen to wake it up
- Swipe upwards to unlock
- Swipe to the right side to open up news feed

Points for compliments:
- Unlike the S3, The HTC One M8 does not heat up easily when it is in use
- Extraodinary speakers
- Great screen display
- Long lasting battery life

Overall,this phone is an absolutely magnificent phone. I would extremely recommend this to my friends and family.

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant review!! My iphone is dying slowly so I am considering a Samsung next. Speakers and camera are a big deal to me.