Well if it exists I can't find it. No way to turn down vibration for calls and notifications. No way to one button set it to turn off all vibrations that I can see. Some apps do not have this option in their app. Annoying.
I case someone is interested, if you don't use the swipe up motion from the bottom of the screen to start Google Now you can use that swipe up motion turn the screen off. Install the Screen Off app and activate it. The next time you swipe up it will ask if you want to use Google Now or Screen off.
I happen to hate the power button being on top of the phone so being able to double tap screen off while using Apex or Nova, or swipe up screen off on the factory launcher solves the problem for me.
So I saw someone else say on the VZW forums how the HTC One M8 for Verizon doesn't include the flashlight, but it does on other variants. Does anyone who has a variant from anyone other than VZW have a stock browser app? Just want to make sure its not just missing from the VZW variant and I could get an apk.
I'm not a fan on the size of the phone. Coming from the M7 I actually liked the size of the previous model. Just seems a bit too big for me. Also hate the fact that the boot loader is locked unless I'm missing something. (vzw)
HTC logo taking up realestate, the corners are too rounded compared to the M7, camera is not much improvement on the M7 especially video since OIS is not incorporated, no 32gb or 64gb device offered in Aus at launch unlike last year, (price is ridiculous at over $900 retail! honestly who's gonna pay that?)too long and ugly back when compared to M7. Basically a little disappointing I was so excited for this release Im sure its an awesome device but Im gonna hang on to my red 64gb M7 and wait for something else.
I dont doubt that for a second, however, consider this, the M8 can only live in "air" some of this years competition can do it in wet and dusty environments, it may seem insignificant but I bet you any money it wont be!I guarantee there isn't "air" under that logo. They probably could have kept it shorter if they went with a smaller battery then folks would ***** about that.
Battery life seems amazing so far.
I dont doubt that for a second, however, consider this, the M8 can only live in "air" some of this years competition can do it in wet and dusty environments, it may seem insignificant but I bet you any money it wont be!
Oh and battery life well that remains to be seen, the device has only been released a few days surely not enough time to thoroughly (insert correct word here my brain cant find it) the battery. I want to love the M-ate just has too many things running against it for me.
The three biggest problems I have:
- The phone is too large for this screen size. It's much taller than similar phones and even close to the Note 3 (5.5 inch) than to the Galaxy S4 (5 inch). The black bar below the screen is the problem here. Without it, the phone would have the right size.
- The camera. Why 4 MP - again? All the reviews show the same problems like before. What good is the larger sensor if there aren't enough pixels to shoot sharp images? They just shifted the low light problem in other camera phones to another imho much bigger problem.
- The position of the power button couldn't be any worse.