- Size (LWH): 2.78 inches, 0.37 inches, 5.76 inches
- Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Network Compatibility: LTE
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Service Provider: AT&T | Color: Grey | Size: 32 GB
From the Manufacturer
What is an unlocked phone?
An unlocked phone is a device that is not bound to any carrier or plan. It allows you to choose your phone first and your carrier second. Upon selecting a plan, simply insert the carrier's SIM card into the phone and you're ready to go. If you decide you want to change carriers down the road or want to take an international trip, it's as simple as replacing your existing SIM card with a new SIM and activating your new plan.
What are the benefits of an unlocked phone?
Freedom: Choose the carrier with the best service or price. If you find a better deal later, you have the ability to change to a different carrier.
Travel: Take your phone internationally and use the carrier of your choice. It's as easy as inserting an active SIM card.
Selection: Choose the phone with the features you want, whether or not your carrier sells it, and get more service options without a contract.
How do I set up my unlocked phone?
The first thing you’ll need is a SIM card for your desired carrier. When activated, the SIM card will let your phone connect to your carrier’s network. If you decide to upgrade to a newer unlocked phone in the future, you can easily remove the SIM card from your old phone and put it in your new phone—just make sure you get the right size of SIM card (nano, micro, or standard) for your phone. If you want to use your phone while traveling internationally, you can easily buy a SIM card for a carrier that operates where you’re traveling. As long as it’s activated, you can just swap SIM cards when you arrive at your destination.
Top Customer Reviews
Now that that is out of the way, let us get down to the nitty gritty. This is my direct comparisons to the iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S4/S5 and Note 3, but mainly to the last HTC One(M7)(and yes, I am mainly updating keypoints from the m7 review):
1) THE SCREEN: If there was such a better screen on a phone, I have not yet seen it. The iPhone 5s is lauded for its excellent screen, but at its current resolution, it trails behind the One's screen by far. Everything just POPS out at you. Even in direct sunlight, everything is CLEAR and BRIGHT. I really loved the 2013 HTC One's(M7) screen, but once again HTC has outdone itself and given us a true masterpiece in 5.0" 1080p(440ppi) form.Read more ›
Overall, this is probably the one of (if not THE) best built phones on the market. It just feels premium, and the brushed metal finish looks incredibly sleek. The metal finish is slightly slippery, but gives the phone a perfect fit in your hands. HTC decided to increase the phone size from 4.7 inches to a full 5 inches, and the difference is noticeable in both good and bad ways. The good obviously being the extra space for the gorgeous 1080p screen, the bad being just a tad too long, IMO. I thought 4.7 inches was just about a perfect fit, especially considering the power button is stationed at the top, making it difficult to reach the top when held with one hand. The edges are a little more rounded than the boxier edges of the m7, and the weight is about on par (technically slightly heavier but not noticeable). 9/10
Uses the same 1080p screen as its predecessor, which was at or near the top of its class. Still beautiful to look at, has amazing viewing angles, and is very bright. Is no better and no worse than other top smartphones, however, as QHD mobile phones are just around the corner.Read more ›
- The M8 is larger than the M7. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. It really is larger. It's almost unwieldy huge. My hands are reasonably large, so I have no problem with the size. However, when I did go back to my M7 for brief periods of time, I felt the screen size was very nice.
- The power button is still on top. That's where I prefer it, honestly. I never liked how the Galaxy phones put it on the left side so only right-handed people will be able to hit it easily. However, the power button on the M8 is on top to the right side instead of the left. It took me some time to get used to this because the power button is on top to the left side on the M7.
- Looking for the headphone jack? It used to be on top on the M7, but they moved it to the bottom next to the micro USB slot on the M8. I'm rather indifferent to this change, honestly. As long as the headphone jack still works then I'm fine with it.
- The M8 has on-screen buttons this time instead of the hardware capacitive buttons from the M7. I really like this change because if there was anything I really disliked about the M7, it was how the only two buttons were back and home. After using other devices like the Nexus 7, it made more sense to have the three buttons at the bottom in some form. The M8 has them on screen like many modern Android phones.
- There's a micro SD slot. Hallelujah!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Met all of my expectations and the phone works great!! Fast shipping as wellPublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is an excellent phone. I was skeptical about switching to a phone without a keyboard but I am very happy with my decision. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Jamrockka
This is the worst ! I know its a decent phone, but I must've gotten a defective one. Unfortunately for me a few days after the warranty it died. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Lori Johnson