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  • zebrax2 - Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - link

    HTCs naming scheme this days are just flat out confusing Reply
  • hojnikb - Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - link

    And pricing aswell.

    I wonder what their marketing department (or whoever decides on these things) are smoking.
  • Hairs_ - Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - link

    Htc could have shot themselves in the foot here. If this ends up reasonably cheaper than the s5, with a better camera than the m8, there are many buyers who won't see the benefit of the premium option. Reply
  • willis936 - Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - link

    I don't see how it's a better camera at all.

    Also people will buy the M8 over the E8 for the same reason they bought it over the S5: it doesn't feel like a piece of junk.
  • Laxaa - Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - link

    Looks nice, but it is a tad too long. The M7 is still the better choice when it comes to design, price and size. Reply
  • uhuznaa - Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - link

    How is a center-top power button ergonomic? It's almost impossible to reach there on that a long phone with one hand without some serious wriggling. Reply
  • jimjamjamie - Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - link

    Top power buttons are just rubbish full-stop, hence why all the other manufacturers don't do it. Reply
  • uhuznaa - Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - link

    They're fine there on smaller phones (like the iPhone) where you can just reach up with a finger and still have it totally out of the way even if you have to grip the phone real tight, but not on such large phones. Center left would be my choice. Reply
  • Zoomer - Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - link

    I actually prefer top power buttons. Side buttons are too confusing with the vol rockers - you know it's the power button if it's on top. Can't say the same if it's on the side.

    Pretty easy to get to on my M7.
  • Gunbuster - Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - link

    Let me guess, instead of it being priced at $636 like the HTC One (M8) they will bestow the privilege of it being plastic and price it at $600. Much savings! Reply
  • Gich - Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - link

    In China its almost half the price of the M8. Reply
  • jjj - Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - link

    Too bad for the wifi downgrade but i guess most don't have ac or know what it is.
    I do have a problem with the upper and lower bezels, no idea why design has to always refuse to evolve faster. Reminds me of some years ago when finding a device with symmetrical upper and lower bezels was a challenge.
  • coburn_c - Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - link

    It's like the G2 only with a smaller screen and battery in a bigger package, for the same price. Reply
  • philosofa - Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - link

    I would complain bitterly like everyone else here but...

    a) Excellent article, thanks for putting pen to pixel (or however one magics up articles to the internet)

    b) Interesting phone; at the right price with its feature set (incl microSD slot!) this could be a pretty serious SKU
  • ozzuneoj86 - Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - link

    Again, I have to ask... why won't anyone make a small phone??

    ... specifically for Verizon.

    My wife still has the original Droid Incredible which was HTC's flagship phone in 2010, and it has a 3.7" screen, and is extremely thin and lightweight. You could put one of those inside the shell of most recent phones and it'd have room enough to rattle around...

    I saw a One M8 the other day and was amazed at how long and awkward it was.

    I work retail and I constantly hear complaints about how large most phones are these days. Often times someone with something like an S4 mini comes in looking for accessories, but since no one sells these "smaller" devices at retail around here, no one sells the accessories either.

    I don't think I've seen a 4 inch screen on a high-end phone in two years. The Incredible 4G is the last decent one I know of on Verizon.
  • Ratman6161 - Monday, June 09, 2014 - link

    How about the Droid Mini? If a 2010 Incredible is fast enough for her then the Mini would seem like its got warp drive even though its not exactly "high end". Reply
  • Jeffrey Bosboom - Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - link

    Can I have the metal with the 13MP camera? Or an 8MP large-pixel camera? It sucks to choose between a premium build and a good camera. Reply
  • drexnx - Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - link

    HTC really pissed me off with the thunderbolt (what a garbage phone), but if they made a phone with a side power button I might try them again Reply
  • semo - Thursday, June 05, 2014 - link

    Do you still have to remove the screen to change the battery? If that's the case, then it's a pass for me Reply

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