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      Consumer Review: Verizon Wireless HTC One M8

      Opinion piece author: Kris Russo, NBC25 Account Executive

      PhoneThe Verizon Wireless HTC One M8 has an amazing HD display along with a slew of other features that are impressive when comparing it to its competitors.

      The Verizon Wireless HTC One M8 will link Facebook data right on the phoneâ??s home screen. Other forms of News, Gossip, Weather, Sports and information can also be included on the home page update feed.

      DesignThe Verizon Wireless HTC One M8 is powered by a 2.3GHz Quad-Core processor which is extremely fast and also helps with battery life, not to mention the 4G LTE network behind it. It does have 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. This phone supports up to 128 GB microSD card.

      Looking at the device, screen on top, the power/sleep button is on the top of the device on the right side, the volume toggle is on the upper right side below the power/sleep button. The charging port is on the middle/right side at the bottom and on the far right side at the bottom is a 3.5mm headphone jack.

      DisplayThe Verizon Wireless HTC One M8 has a 5.0â?? Full Super LCD3 HD display. The phone is great with all sort of viewing angles however falls short with any sort of sunlight around, makes it hard to see the screen, but in its defense that is the case with most smart phones.

      CameraThe Verizon Wireless HTC One M8 camera is an â??UltraPixel.â?? This is designed to help phones taking pictures in low-light or any indoor camera situations. The camera also includes the â??ImageSenceâ?? chip that allows the phone to capture image faster with a faster shutter speed. The One takes still images in 16:9 but it can be changed to a traditional 4:3 ratio if need and it just cuts the sides of the images off to accommodate. The camera also has a burst shooting mode that can be activated by pressing and holding the shutter key.

      Battery LifeSmart-phone users have concluded by now that no matter the phone in use it will have to charge every day. However, with each new phone release the batteries seem to get better and last longer.

      The Verizon Wireless HTC One M8 has a built in (non-removable) 2600mAh Li-Ion battery and it runs a Quad-Core processor so that does help with the battery life. It does however depend on how itâ??s used how long it will last. If it is running on Wifi it could last all day easily however if it runs on 4G all day it seemed to last about 12 hours before it needed to be charged.

      InterfaceVerizon Wireless HTC One M8 is running the latest version the Kit Kat 4.4 & Sence 6. It can run over 150,000 apps that are available on the Android market.

      The phone never slowed and scrolling between pages or up and down long lists happened without hesitation. This phone is a great competitor for HTC when comparing to some other devices that are out right now.

      WebVerizon Wireless HTC One M8 has a pinch-zoom feature for web pages it allows for zooming in and out as much as needed. There is a nice screen shot of bookmarked pages, and they can all be viewed in landscape or vertical configurations. That makes it easy to jump to the favorite pages easily.

      ConclusionThe Verizon Wireless HTC One M8 is an amazing device right out of the box. Putting the Samsung Galaxy S V and the One side by side it would be a tough call as to which one to choose. They are both by far the best devices to date.

      For more information please visit: http://www.verizonwireless.com/droid.shtml

      SpecsProcessor: 2.3GHz Quad-Core ProcessorStorage: 2 GB RAM; 32GB On board Storage â?? Actual formatted is less.Screen: 5.0-inch Full HD Super LCD3Camera: â??UltraPixelâ?? with HTC Zoe camera with 1080p HD recording and a front facing cameraAudio: 3.5mm headset jackConnectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPSDimensions: 5.76â?? (H) x 2.78â?? (W) x 0.37â?? (D) Weight: 5.64oz