Jump to content

HTC One M8 User Thread


themuffinman

Recommended Posts

Since a few of us have already gotten our m8's I figure it is time to open up a user thread for the m8.

 

Its very busy day for me so I haven't had much time to play with it but so far its pretty awesome.  As far as rf performance, well of course nothing is as good as the nexus 5 but for me the m8 has been holding its own fairly well.  In my office my One(m7) would never connect to lte from my desk but my nexus would 100% of the time.  With the m8 I've been able to connect to lte from my desk but the n5 has a stronger signal by about 5db or so.  Anyway, I will add what I can later on.

  • Like 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's available on their website and via telesales.

 

Stores won't get it until April.

 

Which means if you wan't to buy it on Easy Pay (as an existing customer) you are out of luck until April.  For whatever reason only new lines can use Easy Pay online.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We were discussing this in the now closed thread.  I like to continue it to see if somebody has some insight.

 

 

Details about the supposedly omitted parts.

 

Anybody notice this?

 

With the exception of the Sprint SKU, all of the remaining M8 SKUs feature Qualcomm’s QFE11xx envelop power tracker. In addition, all SKUs with the exception of the T-Mobile and Sprint devices use Qualcomm’s QFE15xx antenna matching tuner.

 

http://www.anandtech...c-one-m8-review

 

 

 

  • Envelope Power Tracker (QFE11xx) – The industry’s first modem-assisted envelope tracking technology designed for 3G/4G LTE mobile devices, this chip is designed to reduce overall thermal footprint and RF power consumption by up to 30 percent, depending on the mode of operation. By reducing power and heat dissipation, it enables OEMs to design thinner smartphones with longer battery life.
  • Dynamic Antenna Matching Tuner (QFE15xx) – The world’s first modem-assisted and configurable antenna-matching technology extends antenna range to operate over 2G/3G/4G LTE frequency bands, from 700-2700 MHz. This, in conjunction with modem control and sensor input, dynamically improves the antenna’s performance and connection reliability in the presence of physical signal impediments, like the user’s hand.

 

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Since a few of us have already gotten our m8's I figure it is time to open up a user thread for the m8.

 

Its very busy day for me so I haven't had much time to play with it but so far its pretty awesome.  As far as rf performance, well of course nothing is as good as the nexus 5 but for me the m8 has been holding its own fairly well.  In my office my One(m7) would never connect to lte from my desk but my nexus would 100% of the time.  With the m8 I've been able to connect to lte from my desk but the n5 has a stronger signal by about 5db or so.  Anyway, I will add what I can later on.

 

How is the build quality of the M8 compared to the HTC One?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The reason I asked is that I was seeking to return my N5 and I only have 3 days left to do it.  I was thinking of switching it for the new One.  But I see that won't be possible as someone already described above.  I only wish the guy that stole my GS4 had waited a few more weeks! 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Can a user confirm whether or not the font color and background color in the settings menu can be changed? Newboyx said that this should be able to be accomplished by changing the theme.

 

My eyes can't take the dark-ish font on white background.

 

Thank you!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The reason I asked is that I was seeking to return my N5 and I only have 3 days left to do it.  I was thinking of switching it for the new One.  But I see that won't be possible as someone already described above.  I only wish the guy that stole my GS4 had waited a few more weeks! 

 

I wonder if telesales would let you return it and send you a M8 or did you use Easy Pay?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Can a user confirm whether or not the font color and background color in the settings menu can be changed? Newboyx said that this should be able to be accomplished by changing the theme.

 

My eyes can't take the dark-ish font on white background.

 

Thank you!

 

I don't have one but I watched a review and it did indeed change when they changed the theme.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

It was easy pay, unfortunately.

 

One last idea.  Return the Nexus 5 and get another phone, on April 10th or whatever day it's going to be in stores return the 2nd phone and get the M8.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

One last idea.  Return the Nexus 5 and get another phone, on April 10th or whatever day it's going to be in stores return the 2nd phone and get the M8.

 

I think there are restocking fees now. Not 100% on that though.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

How is the build quality of the M8 compared to the HTC One?

The build quality is even better if that's even possible.  Well made device no doubt.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Is there a ##Debug# menu?  Also can you see if there's a PRL Write option under ##DATA#?

The debug menu is there but I don't see the prl write option.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sprint surely got tired of people using the PRL to force constant roaming on VZW 3G.

It sure was an easy and convenient way to change PRLs.  Shame a bunch of people who can't hold up their end of the contract ruined that useful function.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • large.unreadcontent.png.6ef00db54e758d06

  • gallery_1_23_9202.png

  • Posts

    • Luckily, that hasn't arisen in my area where I am, aside from having B14 (well, ALL of AT&T signal) not work at all in Coosa county, Alabama. I wish there was a service for first responders that would go to ANY available carrier, provider, etc..and in the absolute worst case scenario, would give us service. I've been on an ambulance, trying to find an address, and my driver actually had to pull over and we pulled out a map book and tried to find the road using the "old fashioned way".. and that takes valuable time away that sometimes may be vital to someone surviving. BUT, I will say that I've only seen that in Coosa county... both my Tmo and AT&T phones had zero service and I couldn't get GPS, and neither could my driver (VZW service). Maybe satellite will help with that in those times where that occurs.. but that's an extreme example.     Edit to add: Let me add some context to this.. Coosa county isn't regular coverage area for my job.. so it's not a regular thing that we are dispatched to Coosa county.. and actually, there's been a change and that county now has it's own ambulance service that operates.. so the only time we might receive a request is if it's a multiple casualty scenario, or it's a transfer going home from our contracted hospital.  The way that reads above, it may seem like we are just out without some sort of GPS gadget to direct us on where to go, but for the most part, we know our coverage area pretty well. Dispatch can also give us cross streets for reference inside our coverage area (and our home county). Coosa just isn't a regular area for my job to run in. 
    • "Priority" doesn't mean "exclusivity."  When emergency services don't need B14, AT&T can use it for everyone else.  The trade-off is that when it is needed for emergency services, they not only get all of B14, but they have also arranged for priority on the rest of the AT&T network as well.  Beats having spectrum sitting unused most of the time and then not having enough when disaster strikes, as it could be without a partnership with a wireless company like AT&T. - Trip
    • I've wondered if being on the first responder plan has the priority over other 'regular' lines in the same way firstnet does (or, supposed to do with B14...I've seen normal customers on AT&T hit B14 so it's not {specifically} for Firstnet only)...  
    • T-Mobile prices people pay are all over the map. The free lines are key, so take them if ever offered again.  Your priority level would be a key factor for your price.  Only T-Mobile would know the average prices people pay.  Samsung has been offering very good deals at time of new model introductions so I have gone that route for factory unlocked, which allows me to also have a Verizon priority MVNO for when T-Mobile signal fails or I manually override.
    • I also wanted to post a speed test result.. I only do these once in a while from my home area because we are gonna be the last to see changes, like load balancing.  Right now they are digging all over the place for fiber installs, so I'm not sure what the hold-up is on making the upload speed a little more in-line with download speeds, but here is the most recent from my area:   https://www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/10133670525
  • Recently Browsing

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...