After reviewing the Sony Xperia Z2, I didn’t think there was an Android phone that could beat it especially with it’s excellent camera, performance, and battery life. The HTC One M8 had stirred quite a bit excitement during it’s initial announcement but the one thing that made me cringe was that it was still using the same 4MP “UltraPixel” camera. I’ve had the M7 before, loved it’s build quality, design and Sense interface but the inconsistent camera was unacceptable. This year’s HTC One M8 promises improvements all around, including the camera so after reviewing and using the Xperia Z2 for about a month, the bar has been set pretty high. To be fair to HTC, I’ve also spent a month with the M8 as my daily driver. Here’s a quick write up on it! Continue reading
Added an M8 to my collection. I really need therapy
Just took a few photos so far and the camera overall is pretty good. I wouldn’t say fantastic but not as bad as people would fear. Love the form factor and how fast and responsive the phone is. Button placement is somewhat awkward but I got used to it pretty quick. As some of you have said, that area where the HTC logo is at is a waste of space.
Here are the first photos I have taken with this phone:
You can view all the photos I have taken with the MTC One M8 here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsjWWKCTP
Since we ended off in the previous edition of Geek Like, it sounded like I was very satisfied with my HTC One. Unfortunately knowing myself, I can never be satisfied with just one device. I have been rotating between the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4 frequently and am trying out the new iOS7 on the iPhone 5. Just right after I had my HTC One for a few days, I had to have it sent back because of a dead pixel on the screen and spent more time with the S4. At first it was frustrating to use because of all the bloat and lag but after flashing the GoldenEye ROM which includes several speed tweaks, bloatware removal and Apps2SD support, the Galaxy S4 is now where I want it to be. After receiving my replacement HTC One after three weeks (backordered because it was out of stock), I discovered the Android Revolution ROM which makes the HTC One even better and includes Android 4.2.2. Both phones are now at what I believe their best potential and it is very hard to decide which of the two is better. I like the S4 because it is very thin and light and has expandable memory and battery along with solid performance. I like the HTC One because it takes great low light photos, very sharp screen, and great out of the box performance without any tweaking required. Then there’s the iOS7… as it is right now I hate it. Design looks cheesey and it’s basically trying to play catch up with Android and Windows Mobile 8 by implementing a lot of characteristics of its competitors including WebOS. There’s still no updated keyboard and widget support and it definitely isn’t the upgrade we were all hoping for. That’s an entirely separate topic in itself so lets get on with our Geek Life… Continue reading
It’s been crazy over the past few months and I worked on quite a handful of reviews. In doing that, I’ve rotated through some notebooks, smartphones and other gadgets going from an iPhone 5, to a Note 2, back to an iPhone 5 and now I am rockin’ an HTC One 64GB Developer Edition! I’ve also gone through some notebooks and tablets too such as going from an iPad Mini to a Microsoft Surface Pro, an Asus Transformer, Razer Edge Gaming Tablet to a Retina iPad, and now I am back to the iPad Mini once again. And on the notebook side, I went from my MacBook Air 11″ to a Dell XPS 12 and now I’m loving the MacBook Pro 13″ with Retina Display! I like to play around with the latest and greatest and I probably have an addiction where I will never be satisfied with what I currently have. At this very moment, my trio of the MacBook Pro 13″ Retina, iPad Mini LTE, and my new HTC One will do for now. I still plan to keep the iPhone 5 because as my backup and “in-between” phones to use while I look for something better! Again, lots of tech and lots of food within these two months! Continue reading