The HTC one (M8) is the 2014 flagship Smartphone from HTC and available since a few days in the trade. It is a direct competitor of the Samsung Galaxy S5, which also comes in these days on the market. HTC One (M8) continue to focus on camera and sound, but also the housing sets standards and is absolutely unique in the Android area. I was already able to test the device, though I have not only tried the heavily advertised multimedia features, but tested the device on the basic functions such as calling and receiving power back.
High Quality Aluminum Body
The HTC one (M8) is packed in a narrow box, with the Smartphone there is still a power adapter (Output: 5V, 1.5 A), a USB to microUSB cable and an in-ear headset. A special feature is the also supplied rubber sleeve, which makes the Smartphone a very classy look and protects the device against scratches and damage. For most users, the shell should be quite sufficient, so that the usual purchase eliminates a separate bag. Furthermore, there is of course a quick start guide and a warranty Note, also a small needle is included, with which you can detach the slide for the sim card type 4 FF (nano-SIM) from the device.
If you hold the HTC one (M8) for the first time in hand, you will be surprised directly from the extremely high-quality body. HTC has managed to improve the body materials again significantly compared to its predecessors; the device is now completely out of metal, only the speaker covers and cutouts for the antennas are still made of plastic. The HTC one (M8) is narrower at the sides and is clearly rounded, so the enormous dimensions is still quite good in the hand. One-hand operation is a problem in the Apple iPhone 5s, but in the One (M8) it’s possible under any circumstances. The display with 5 inch (12.7 cm) on the diagonal and is significantly larger than the iPhone, which offers advantages especially in multimedia features. HTC offers the One (M8) in the colors of metallic gray, silver and gold, the silver and gold have a matte case while metal gray offers brushed steel.
On the front you will find no keys on the HTC One (M8). These are shown on the display if they are needed. Above and below the display is one loudspeaker. There is also 5 megapixel LED front camera, which can also record 1080p Full HD videos. User might complain the LED that it flashes a maximum of 5 minutes, if there is a way to set this function it would be useful.
On the right side, HTC has the volume rocker attached, which is also made of metal and has a good pressure point. Above this is the slot for the microSD memory card, 16 GB of internal memory can be extended on request by up to 128 GB. On the left side there are no buttons, only the SIM slot is located. Bottom of the device is the 3.5 mm jack and the microUSB connector. On the back center, we can see the HTC logo with the main camera of a resolution of 4 megapixels (Ultra pixel camera, as HTC calls it). The real peculiarity is to be found on the main camera: a second lens ("duo-camera") measures the distance to the objects and allows you to change the focus in the image again in the supplement. For shooting in the dark, a dual-LED flash is built in, where a yellow LED is next to a white LED, just like Apple iPhone 5S, so the colors look more natural in the photo.
Display, camera and speakers
The display was again increased larger compared to its predecessor HTC One (M7) and now measures 5 inches in diagonal. The high resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD), provides a very sharp display, colors look very natural. The brightness of the display is sufficient to use the device well in the sun can. A special feature is the so-called "Motion Launch gestures". They allow unlocking the HTC One (M8) even when the display is off. It sweeps around from bottom to top, so you end up immediately on the home screen. With a double-tap to get to the lock screen and can see missed calls or messages. Since the power button is placed on top of the device and with one hand is difficult to achieve, the gestures are a really convenient feature after you get the phone in hand.
The buttons are now displayed in the display.
The camera was able to convince only partially in the test. To see the photos in good light and sunshine really excellent, but the low resolution of only 4 megapixels (16:9) hardly allows subsequent "zoom" in the image. When shooting at dusk or in the dark the HTC one (M8) can also satisfying: here are many details in the pictures visible, the photos look quite natural. Something is not good on the macro mode: compared to other smart phones such as theSamsung Galaxy S4 , the feature cannot go particularly close to you, as well as many of the details are presented not as sharp as usual from other cameras. Overall, the camera in the HTC One (M8) is thus indeed not bad; on the contrary, they can meet the high expectations in my opinion. The large-advertised "UFocus" function with the second camera lens is actually quite hidden and selecting "Edit" from the menu only to find. The focus can be reset if you wish, which also works quite well.
The HTC speaker is also very good to offer not only a decent volume, but also a rich sound for a smartphone. But do not just listen to music is a pleasure, even hear phone calls as the hands-free function is very well. Software The HTC One (M8) Android comes in version 4.4.2. As a user interface, HTC Sense 6.0 is pre-installed. With 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, HTC M8 works extremely fast and reliable, in the test we were unable to find any negative points.
Reception & Battery
The modem in the HTC One M8 supports GSM/EDGE (up to 384 kbit/s), UMTS with DC-HSPA+ (up to 42.2 Mbit/s) and LTE (Category 4, up to 150 Mbps/s). It can also works with LTE frequency bands 800/900/1800/2600 megahertz, so all the bands that are used in Europe are supported. In addition, the wireless technologies Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and GPS / GLONASS are available. The reception quality of HTC One M8 from Germany Telekom is very good. In area of WLAN, the HTC one (M8) is impressive: it offers good reception and transmits data often much further away from the base station, than comparable devices.
Overall, one can say that the engineers have done an excellent job on the HTC One (M8) and in the test consistently good reception values were achieved. The data rates were correspondingly good. Regarding the call quality, the smart phone also plays with the very top, at least when the phone call with HD voice is conducted. In the HTC One (M8), 2600 mAh battery is built-in. Since the device supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology, fast charging is possible with a matching power supply. Unfortunately, the included power supply but does not support the technology. The battery life is about one day in heavy use, for normal use it should also be feasible two days. However, if the camera is often used and the integrated step counter function is enabled, then you should recharge the HTC one (M8) every day.
HTC One (M8) is a very good smartphone on the market. The case studied in its same, the details of how the gesture control a lot of fun and the basics such as reception and voice quality are also right for Android segment. Only the camera cannot keep quite what HTC promises. The HTC one (M8) is now available with or without a contract in the site www.4gltemall.com . The retail price is without a contract and buy it now have special gift for the orders.
If you have a locked Netgear Aircard 340U, when your plug other carriers’ SIM card, the Aircard Watcher will show the error message “incorrect SIM”. So if you want to use with other carriers’ SIM card, you’d better to unlock it. But most of users don’t know how to unlock it. Below are the two methods to unlock the Aircard 340U. One is free but the order is not free.
Method 1: – Not free
- Download the DC-unlocker from here: https://www.dc-unlocker.com/downloads/get/FwREimE3 and install it on your PC
- Plug the locked Aircard 340U to your PC and run the Dc-unlocker to detect it
- Create an account in the DC-unlocker and unlock it
However, the unlock service is not free, and user need buy credits to unlock the Aircard 340u. This is the fastest way to unlock Aircard 340U. But if you don’t want to pay for the unlock service. You can follow below the method to unlock it.
Method 2: -- Free
1. Plug your Aircard 340u to your PC and install the Aircard Watcher.
2. Contact your service provider and request the MEP code (8 digit number) for the AirCard. Only the provider that the device is locked to can provide the MEP code. Insert a SIM card from a different service provider, plug in your AirCard and open AirCard Watcher. The MEP Locked dialog box will open.
4. The message ‘Pin verified’ will be displayed on the Watcher status section if the correct MEP has been sent. Please note the SIM will become permanently locked if more than 5 incorrect attempts are sent.
5. Once the PIN has been verified, the new SIM will be detected and your Aircard 340u will be able to connect to the carrier network.
You may want to enjoy the 4G LTE networks in Austria, but if you are in trouble to choose the wireless terminals to access the 4G network, below the guide may help you:
First, you need to know the 4G LTE operators and their LTE frequency bands in Austria, per our information, the main 4G operators and LTE Frequency bands in Austria is as below:
- A1, FDD Band 7 (2600MHz)
- 3 Austria, FDD Band 7 (2600MHz)
- T-mobile Austria, FDD Band 7 (2600MHz)
The three operators support the same LTE Frequency band 7. Now you just find the 4G Surfstick, 4G internet stick, 4G Router or 4G mobile hotspot that can support the band 7 and you will make a great step to access internet. Per your reference, we recommend below the popular 4G terminals that would support the Band 7 and work with the above operators:
4G Surfstick for A1, 3 Austria and T-mobile Austria
- Samsung GT-B3730
- Huawei E392 (E392u-12, E392u-6, E392u-21, E392u-22)
- Huawei K5150 (Vodafone, unlocked )
- Huawei K5005 (Vodafone, Unlocked )
- HUAWEI E398 (E398u-1, E398u-15, E398u-18, E398u-11, E398s-81)
- Huawei E3276 (E3276S-150, E3276S-151, E3276s-152, E3276S-861, E3276S-210, E3276S-601)
- Huawei K5007 (Vodafone )
- ZTE K5008Z(Vodafone, Unlocked)
- Alcatel One Touch L800
- Alcatel One Touch W800
- ZTE MF880
- ZTE MF825
- ZTE MF820
- ZTE MF821
- ZTE MF821D
- ZTE K5006Z (Vodafone, Unlocked )
- Sierra Aircard 320u
4G Router for A1, 3 Austria and T-mobile Austria
- HUAWEI B593u-12
- HUAWEI B593s-22
- HUAWEI B890-75
- Vodafone B2000
- ZTE MF25D
- ZTE MF28B
- 7. ZTE MF28G
- ZTE MF29S2
- ZTE MF28D
- Netgear MVBR1517
- ZyXEL LTE6100
4G Mobile Hotspot for A1, 3 Austria and T-mobile Austria
- HUAWEI E5776s-32/E5776S-22/E5776S-860
- Huawei E589u-12
- Huawei R210 (Vodafone, Unlocked )
- ZTE MF91
- ZTE MF91D
- ZTE MF910
- ZTE MF90
- ZTE MF97S
- ZTE MF93E
- 10. ZTE R212 (Vodafone, Unlocked)
- Alcatel One Touch Y800
- 12. Sierra Wireless 760S