I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf Influence Central for Sprint. I received sample devices to facilitate this review.
Oh my goodness. I am so excited about the HTC One® M8 Harman/Kardon® edition – A Sprint exclusive smartphone built with a premium sound experience. If music (and so much more) is a huge part of your life then THIS is the phone for you.
I was invited to the Sprint store on North Park Lane in Dallas, TX for a #SprintMom event over lunch. The store is just a couple of miles down the road from where my husband works in Dallas so he came and picked up the kids while I was WOWED.
It was so fun to get to see some blogger friends and meet new friends too! I had researched the phone in advance, and I was prepared for the awesome sound quality. I mean hello it’s Harman/Kardon! What I wasn’t prepared for was all the awesome camera features. Mary from HTC gave us an amazing tour of the HTC One® M8 Harman/Kardon® phone. I was so excited that the only photo of the presentation I took was very blurry. I must have been shaking! Ha ha!
After Mary had us all so excited to get our hands on a HTC One® M8 Harman/Kardon® phone, we were taken on a tour of the Sprint store and got to see all kind of amazing technology. Parrot minidrones for example. Did you know you could go to your Sprint store and pick up a minidrone to take photos and videos for you? Yep, control it with your smartphone! Amazing.
I also drooled over the Harman/Kardon speaker. Wow those things are powerful. It looks like the only speaker you’d need!
It was great to meet Oscar from Sprint. Mary and Oscar were both great. They were fun and answered all of our questions. Oscar even served us lunch! It was over lunch that (insert drum roll here) we were each handed our very own HTC One® M8 Harman/Kardon® edition phone!
The Sound: HTC One (M8) Harman/Kardon edition has Clari-Fi™ which restores all types of compressed digital music, and provides a more life-like headphone listening experience using LiveStage technology. It adds more dimension to the sound. Playback features include album art and artist photos that display in gorgeous HD resolution, and interactive lyrics setting gives you unique karaoke-style effects during play. I absolutely love the front facing stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers. Yes, I said speakers, TWO! Watching a movie you’ve got surround sound right there on your phone–so cool! I played some kids songs in the van so we could sing along with them. Even in the loud van the kids could hear perfectly all the way in the back! Oh, and the headphones, they are like none other I’ve ever used. The sound is amazing and they are so comfortable.
The Camera: So many awesome camera features! With the phone in Zoe Camera mode you can take still shots and video. Now, admittedly I am the worst selfie taker on planet earth, but the HTC One® M8 Harman/Kardon® makes it so much easier with a high resolution front facing camera. You can tap the screen anywhere to take the shot. I was always contorting all funny to get my finger on the right spot on my old phone. Ha ha! A super cool feature is that you can use the front and back camera at the same time so that you can put yourself in the moment. Pan 360 lets you get a great panoramic view.
Something else I love is the Motion Launch. Just put your phone to your ear to answer a call. You can access apps with just one swipe or use voice control to dial someone on your contact list.