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Nostalgia phone of the month!

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Nostalgia of the month May This nostalgia series of the month is a random discussion of a previously well-known phone.

HTC One M8 (launched March 2014)




[DISCLAIMER: I owned this phone before]



- The M8 is one of the most classical phones of HTC. Some may say M7 is more ground breaking, yet M8 is a more mature phone with a much improved design (e.g. solving the problem of purple light in main camera, heavier touch of metal).
- Specifications overview:
- 5" 1920x1080 SLCD 3 Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Snapdragon 801

- 16/32 GB ROM / 2 GB RAM
- 2600 mAh battery
- Omnivision OV4688 4.08 MP 2.0μm 1/3" sensor f/2.0 27mm +2 MP depth sensor secondary camera

- Front camera 5 MP f/2.0 22mm
- Front-facing Boomsound stereo speakers
- IR sensor on top
- support 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Attractive colour options at that time (bright gold, silver, red, blue, gunmetal grey)








Why nostalgia?1. Sound quality


Smartphone Buying Guide (Mid April to Mid May)

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Hi guys, welcome to my first set of buying guide for Mid April to Mid May.


Aim of this buying guide = do NOT fall into the traps and marketing hypes of smartphone manufacturers. Find a phone that really suits you. The following analysis is based on the point of view of an ordinary customer like you and me.
I have divided smartphones into 4 categories. Budget, Mid-low, Mid-high, Flagship. Under each category there are 2 sub-categories, namely handy and phablet.

The brackets are explanations (+ perhaps some shortcomings) why they are chosen. Some abbreviations are used e.g. S625 stands for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset.

~ Let's begin :D ~

1. Budget (handy)- Xiaomi Redmi 4 / 3s

[4 uses the better and more power efficient S625 while 3s uses the S430, both have a jaw-dropping huge 4,100 mAh given its size, metal body, camera is okay for its class, yet, limited availability around the world]


2. Budget (phablet)- Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (no matter Helio X20 or S625 CPU) / 4X / 3