Top 5 Best Features of the New HTC One (M8) Smartphone

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JMcEntegart

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You are too kind -- I look like death.

The Dot Cover:

It's basically a perforated cover that displays what's underneath. It's not always on (that would be cool, but ultimately a waste of power, boo). Just like Motion Launch, you double tap to wake the screen. It also 'wakes' when you have an incoming call and you can swipe down to answer. Pretty cool!
 

house70

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Only 2 things I don't really like about this phone:
1- the wasted logo space under the screen - that could have been shaved for a smaller footprint; the phone already has on-screen buttons, meaning the actual useful screen begins about one inch above the bottom edge.
2- battery capacity. In connection to number 1 above, they could have put a bigger battery in there, since footprint was not an issue anymore. As is, small battery (relatively speaking) and big phone don't add up. For screens at or above 5 inch a 3000mAh battery should be standard for non-removable batteries.
 

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Apparently LG's knock-on feature is not patented? Sounds like a straight up clone of that feature. 2600MaH batt is a flaw too. Won't be enough to convince me to leave LG... not when I'm used to a whole heavy day of use and no charge.
 

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Since when is 10 hours considered all day? That's pretty terrible if that is the new norm... I blame android for being a terribly inefficient resource hog.
 

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Finally, manufacturers are breaking from marketing and delivering a camera that actually takes good pictures. I'm a hobby photographer and have high end SLR cameras. What's upsetting is that phones and point and shoot cameras have been touting high density megapixel cameras for years because simply, it's easy to advertise. Mainstream consumers think more megapixels = better pictures. That's actually not true, larger and less dense pixels are more sensitive to light, and capture better colors as well. Less pixel density (larger pixels)= better pictures. And considering that most smartphone users have to post to online sites like facebook and instagram which downsize pictures anyways, more megapixels are basically worthless if they get shrunken to 1 megapixel pictures anyways. Looks like a phone finally worth buying for the camera.
 

fkr

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No phone lasts all day in continued use.
well my HTC one max has a 330mAh battery and it lasts all day. I have used some non-root mods to further help the battery life. I easily made it through a whole day while streaming yankees games and also google play music. I went out and purchased a case made by HTC and it is the power flip case, this case adds another 1200mAh to the already large 3300mAh battery for a total of 4500mAh. This combination could not be drained even with a full 12 hours of constantly talking texting using craiglist and maps navigation while streaming music.Nice thing about the case is when I go into a place where I want a slimmer and better looking phone I just take the case off then replace it when I get in the car.the battery life of this phone is about an hour and a half better than a note 3. with the extended battery i get roughly 10-12 hours of constant usage or at least a day and a half when taking into account time that the phone is off. I actually keep my screen timeout set at 30 minutes just so when I am using my phone i do not have to unlock it.links:htc on max: http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTC-One-Max-battery-life-test-the-luxury-of-having-a-3300mAh-juicer_id51530htc one max power flip case: http://www.htc.com/www/accessories/htc-power-flip-case/and Jane you really are beautiful, I like the modesty but really you are not fooling anybody.
 
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