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I’ve played with the HTC One M7 before for quite some time, and now it’s the M8’s turn. First thing to note is that the distinctive front-facing speakers. The one and only front-facing, stereo speaker on a phone. It totally did not disappoint as the volume can get very loud, though it can have some distortions.

When it came to BoomSound, it didn’t know where to start. Again the M8 has the same technology as the M7 – built-in amplifier and what HTC claims to be a “bass-to-treble balancing software”. Anyone can differentiate the sound quality when they turn the BoomSound on and off, as it did amplify the music playing when turned on though I don’t really see the point of it if your audio equipment couldn’t play the audio back as it should be.

As I said, the speakers are hardwired to its left and right side and there’s nothing you can do about it. The earpiece side is the left, and the bottom part is the right side. I really do wish HTC can make this to be dependent on the orientation of the phone, so that it doesn’t matter.

Yes, it’s a small matter, but the HTC bar makes the way I grip the phone not as comfortable as I would prefer.

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