HTC makes a great flagship smartphone but overlooked its midrange, and it has the dreary sales figures over the past couple of quarters to prove how shortsighted that was. Swinging in to save 2014, then, is the HTC One mini 2, a 4.5-inch version of the One M8 which promises to distill down the best of its bigger brother, but with a more palatable price tag. We’ve been burned by lackluster “Mini Me” phones before, though, so does the One mini 2 keep enough of the charm? Read on for our full review.
The new flagship LG G3 will seemingly arrive too soon to take advantage of Qualcomm's latest chipset, with the Snapdragon 805 not looking ready for the new Android phone's debut on May 27th. LG is expected to launch the G3 at the end of this month at an event in London, but despite ongoing rumors that it would be the first phone to use the Snapdragon 805, the latest batch of leaks indicate that won't be the case.
Qualcomm is readying the Snapdragon 805, and with new processors - and the superlatives to go along with them - proliferating, it’s trying to address the question of whether the new chip is the “Next Big Thing” or not. I caught up with Qualcomm to find out what makes the Snapdragon 805 special, to run some early benchmarks ahead of the first commercial devices arriving later in the year, and to see if its advances in 4K, CPU/GPU performance, camera tech, and more add up to a chip worth having.
HTC's One M8 has got itself a little brother, the HTC One mini 2, distilling the style and some of the specifications of the flagship Android phone into a more affordable, smaller device for the midrange. Headed to stores in just a few weeks time, the One mini 2 wraps a 4.5-inch 720p HD display in a smooth metal casing, though unlike the One M8 it lacks the Duo Sense camera system. Read on for our first-impressions.
This week the Samsung Galaxy S5 is being presented at Verizon with the same sort of release as the HTC One (M8). When the HTC One (M8) was unveiled last month, the company made clear that they wanted to put as many devices in user hands as possible, offering a buy one get one deal to the masses. Samsung, it seems, is also ready to get in on the party.
One of the big smartphone launches in the US so far this year has been the new HTC One M8. The device has also rolled out in Taiwan, home to HTC, but fans in other Asian countries have been left out so far. HTC has now announced when those fans around Asia will be able to get their hands on the new One and that date will be in early May.
In an effort to engage the world as fast and effectively as possible with their latest launch, HTC has both revealed and placed on sale, (and given to reviewers), the HTC One M8 this week, all in the span of a day. They’ve also apparently had an HTC One M8 sent to the folks at iFixit to give a proper teardown treatment right off the bat, showing all the innards with great ease.
It’s a fight that’ll be fought on carrier displays - the HTC One M8 vs the Samsung Galaxy S5. Both devices have hit carriers this afternoon - the Samsung Galaxy S5 as early as this past Friday - with intent on taking the cake in Android-based smartphone supremacy. Of course they’re both aimed at taking the whole smartphone pie, but who is competing with who?
The new HTC One (M8) needs to succeed, and HTC is taking no chances. As well as an even sleeker design, innovative Duo camera, and clever software enhancements, HTC is drastically cutting the waiting time, putting the new One up for sale from today across all four major US carriers as well as in select international markets. It's clear HTC has learned from its mistakes with the original One, but does the new One M8 deliver enough to give the company the edge this time around? Read on for the full SlashGear review.