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M7 vs M8: Worth The Upgrade?

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3rd April 2014, 08:41 AM   |  #1  
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This a comparison of the M7 vs the M8 hardware, for anyone considering upgrading from the old One, to the "All-New One"

Hardware Specs:
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			-- HTC One M7 --		-- HTC One M8 --
CPU:			Snapdragon 600 @ 1.7 GHz	Snapdragon 801 @ 2.3 GHz
GPU:			Adreno 320 @ 400 GHz		Adreno 330 @ 578 GHz
Memory:			2 GB LPDDR2			2 GB LPDDR3 
Dimensions:		5.41"H x 2.69"W x 0.37"D	5.76"H x 2.78"W x 0.37"D
			(137.4mm x 68.2mm x 9.3mm)	(146.3mm x 70.6mm x 9.4mm)
Weight:			5.0 oz (0.31 lbs)		5.4 oz (0.34 lbs)
Display:		4.7" SLCD-3 489 ppi		5.0" SLCD-3 441 ppi
			Gorilla Glass 2			Gorilla Glass 3
SIM Type:		Micro SIM			Nano SIM
Internal Storage:	32 GB				32 GB
External Storage:	USB OTG				USB OTG, MicroSD
Battery:		2300 mah			2600 mah
Rear Camera:		4 MP, F2.0			4 MP, F2.0 (updated sensor) / 2 MP Depth Sensor
Front Camera:		2.1 MP				5.0 MP
Capacitive Buttons:	Back, Home			None
Personal Observations:
Display's color accuracy is better on the M8.
No faint vertical lines visible in landscape view on the M8.
Speakers are louder and clearer on the M8.
Orange notification LED appears to be dimmer than on the M7, but the green LED is brighter.

Before I purchased the M8, I wasn't sure I wanted to spend the cash for the upgrade. But I'm glad I did it. I really feel HTC has made good improvements on an already great phone.

Have you done the same? What are your thoughts?
4th April 2014, 08:09 AM   |  #2  
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Yep totally worth it. Software is better build quality is superior and much much better hardware.

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4th April 2014, 07:39 PM   |  #3  
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Alright you guys convinced me. Lol. I love my M7, but the M8 is to nice to pass up. Especially that new gun metal color. Time to use one of my upgrades.

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5th April 2014, 07:09 AM   |  #4  
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Change your comparison comment OP. Comparison threads aren't allowed. Just letting u know. And yes, definitely worth it.

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5th April 2014, 09:07 PM   |  #5  
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My biggest problem with the m7 which eventually led to me selling it and getting the note 3 were 3 things.

Overheating. My phone was almost always hot to the touch.

The lowest volume setting was tooo loud. Watching videos at night while in bed became uncomfortable.

Battery life. The m7s battery life SUCKED. It would take like 3 hours to charge and would lose charge if you played with it while it was on the charger.

On the m8 this phone rarely overheats. The lowest volume setting is much lighter than the m7 and is comfortable. The battery life is still blowing me away. It has a better battery than the note 3.. always get around 5-6 hours screen on time.

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5th April 2014, 09:22 PM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by NoFanboy

My biggest problem with the m7 which eventually led to me selling it and getting the note 3 were 3 things.

Overheating. My phone was almost always hot to the touch.

The lowest volume setting was tooo loud. Watching videos at night while in bed became uncomfortable.

Battery life. The m7s battery life SUCKED. It would take like 3 hours to charge and would lose charge if you played with it while it was on the charger.

On the m8 this phone rarely overheats. The lowest volume setting is much lighter than the m7 and is comfortable. The battery life is still blowing me away. It has a better battery than the note 3.. always get around 5-6 hours screen on time.

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Sounds like something was wrong with it. Or you had something installed causing battery drain. Don't think I've seen my M7 go much over 40C. My Rezound would regularly see 50C+.
6th April 2014, 05:11 AM   |  #7  
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Definitely worth it but i think you had an issue with your battery cause i didnt have have the overheating unless your lte coverage is better then mine haha but the m8 kills it honestly but without the beats i think the DNA is the best phone with headphones but root will change all that anyway

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