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By riz157, Senior Member on 13th May 2014, 10:20 PM
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I was very much looking forward to this phone and received it couple of days ago.
I've been.using HTC One M8 for the last month or so and was intrigued by oppo design and that brilliant notification light so I thought I'd take the plunge.

Here is my initial impression.


Pros
Camera quality better
Bigger screen and less real estate wasted
Better notification light
Speakers impressive and very loud possibly louder then M8!
Theme customisation

Cons
UI half baked
Sluggish
Capacitive buttons invisible barely noticeable
Not bright enough
Camera software minimal not enough features
No development support


Overall interesting phone but software lets it down. Potential is there and awaiting custom roms, CM, Miui etc which can unlock the potential of this phone. However I have my fears it might not happen.
I prefer HTC One M8 it's more complete, polished phone hardware and software wise and that's reflected in the price. Is it worth the extra 180 hmm no.
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Originally Posted by riz157

I was very much looking forward to this phone and received it couple of days ago.
I've been.using HTC One M8 for the last month or so and was intrigued by oppo design and that brilliant notification light so I thought I'd take the plunge.

Here is my initial impression.


Pros
Camera quality better
Bigger screen and less real estate wasted
Better notification light
Speakers impressive and very loud possibly louder then M8!
Theme customisation

Cons
UI half baked
Sluggish
Capacitive buttons invisible barely noticeable
Not bright enough
Camera software minimal not enough features
No development support


Overall interesting phone but software lets it down. Potential is there and awaiting custom roms, CM, Miui etc which can unlock the potential of this phone. However I have my fears it might not happen.
I prefer HTC One M8 it's more complete, polished phone hardware and software wise and that's reflected in the price. Is it worth the extra 180 hmm no.

I won't be giving HTC another dime. The camera and fast charger alone is enough to beat M8. HTC has become a one man show. Even the designer of M8 is leaving. Maybe they should call it PCC.
14th May 2014, 07:43 AM |#3  
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You do realize that most - if not all - of your cons comes from the OS itself.
There is almost a final and stable OmniRom around the corner, and then all other devs can use that device and kernel tree. Also please note that the Find7a has been delivered to devs just three weeks ago (much later than the M8's availability)... I suggest you wait just two weeks and see how much better the custom ROM situation is than with the M8.
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You do realize that most - if not all - of your cons comes from the OS itself.
There is almost a final and stable OmniRom around the corner, and then all other devs can use that device and kernel tree. Also please note that the Find7a has been delivered to devs just three weeks ago (much later than the M8's availability)... I suggest you wait just two weeks and see how much better the custom ROM situation is than with the M8.

I do agree it's mainly os issues and not necessarily hardware. I certainly hope you are right a more stable os is released very soon as current release is laggy and saggy lol, patiently waiting. Also looking forward to custom roms.
The only major gripe I have is of course is battery life now that won't certainly fixed with an os update but I knew that when I bought the phone so can live with that.
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Originally Posted by kristofpetho

You do realize that most - if not all - of your cons comes from the OS itself.
There is almost a final and stable OmniRom around the corner, and then all other devs can use that device and kernel tree. Also please note that the Find7a has been delivered to devs just three weeks ago (much later than the M8's availability)... I suggest you wait just two weeks and see how much better the custom ROM situation is than with the M8.

You made my day. I would love to see OmniRom on my F7a. Where did you find that news? I would love to contribute by testing the ROM.

The hardware is awesome. I also have all my cons with this device only related to its software.
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please go here...http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2723164
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