If you’re a hardcore iPhone lover or your adorkable and have a quirky affinity for BlackBerry, no amount of HTC boasting is going to get you to convert. Geeks form strong opinions that are nearly impossible to shift, but the HTC One M8 has certainly won its fair share of admirers in the geek community.
If you’re on the hunt for your next smartphone, or waiting on the sidelines for great deals in the wake of the new releases in autumn 2014, this HTC model should be on your radar.
In the world of smartphones (always excepting the $10,000+ jobs in the Middle East, of course), style is pretty safe. Sure, there are plenty of phones with sleek lines, but in the real world they don’t look like anything special.
You can always opt for a case of your choosing, but that can be like putting lipstick on a pig. The HTC One M8 gives geeks the best of both worlds: style and functionality in spades.
Non-geeks are often surprised that many tech geeks have a great sense of style; they just choose to express it in their gadgets rather than their clothes. The M8 features options for brushed metal bodies, including a bronze that’s not available on any other phone.
Clearly, the designers realized that going high gloss and high sheen might look good in marketing campaigns, but they’re magnets for fingerprints. Geeks can’t have their sticky Mountain Dew fingers marring their latest purchase.
The M8 also has a big screen, but it’s not too big. In other words, you won’t be mistaking it for a tablet.
The right screen size is paramount for geeks. It needs to be suitable for gaming, texting, all those apps, and surfing. Too small (ahem, that’s you, iPhone), and it’s just not suitable for much; but too big and you might as well whip out your tablet.
It’s what’s on the inside that counts
Android lovers rejoiced that the HTC is on their chosen platform, and for many geeks that alone makes the M8 worth considering. However, Apple lovers should be aware that they’re missing out on one of the best phones of 2014.
Is it worth switching platforms and teams in order to get your hands on the latest and greatest? There will always be defectors as well as fans who hold on to the bitter end, but there have certainly been some Apple veterans who switched to the Android for the M8.
Finally, the incredible camera seals the deal. With the option to adjust focus, filter, and basically have many of the options of a professional camera in your phone, the M8 dominates. Selfies are for everyone (geeks included).