I really didn't expect the responsiveness/latency of the phone would be this great.
I guess it's a combination of software optimization and the leap from the snapdragon 600 to the snapdragon 801.
Now I'm a very musical person, and I've never been able to use any of my past android devices as a music device because of the notorious Android audio latency problem that exists on pretty much any android device. Any audio apps (piano apps, DAW, synth apps) have wayy too much latency that they are totally UNUSABLE for any type of production, and I had to always rely on my ipad to use it as a mobile DAW to create short segments of music whenever I have a sudden surge of inspiration.
What I've noticed after purchasing the M8 is that the M8 is a HUGE improvement when it comes to audio latency when compared to the M7 and S4. Now I don't have the knowledge or the right instruments to measure a factual touch/audio out latency in numbers, but I can just hear and feel the HUGE improvement.
Although the M8 isn't perfect, it's been a huge upgrade that mobile DAWs for android is now much more than just usable on my new device.
Now that being said, I've read a thread that the M8 kills the competition when it comes to touch latency, being slightly over 40ms.
While this might not be a huge deal for anyone, it definitely is for me when it comes to reducing the latency as much as possible.
No wonder why the M8 does feel much snappier than the M7.
Now what I really do want to know is the audio latency of the M8.
There has been many optimizations for nexus devices, and it's well known that the nexus 5 has the best audio latency out of all android phones.
While I do not own the nexus 5 to do any side by side comparisons, I really do want to know if there are any numbers out there that points out the actual audio latency of the M8, or if there are any audio developers who can hint me a way to measure the actual latency
This might not be a big deal for much, but it's a huge revelation for me. Much props to HTC, and I'm really loving the device.
Hope you guys test it out for yourself so you guys can add to your list why M8 is such a great product