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I was recently selected to be a Sprint Mom, meaning that over the next few months I will be bringing you the latest and greatest from Sprint by testing out cool new products! For being a Sprint Mom, I received the new HTC One Harman/Kardon Edition (M8) phone along with the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio Bluetooth speaker.
I have tested this phone out for just a little over a week now. I have been using an iPhone 4s so this was quite a change for me. The screen is so much larger than what I am used to and it is longer as well. The screen is a 5-inch Full HD screen, something my current phone is not. This phone runs on Android, something I am unfamiliar with. There are two features that make this phone stand out, the sound quality for music and the camera.
If you love music then the Harman Kardon Edition is for you! You have access to Spotify’s catalog of more than 20 million songs! With revolutionary technology that restores all types of compressed digital music and provides a more lifelike headphone listening experience, the beautifully crafted all-metal HTC One (M8) with superior design inside and out provides you with a music experience unlike any other.
Spotify allows users to play music on demand, create playlists, discover new music, share tracks with their friends, listen to songs offline, and listen to music without ads across multiple devices. Spotify comes with six months of free service. We uploaded several songs from our library and even when the volume is turned up, the quality is awesome! It is clear with no static.
I am in love with the camera features as well on this phone. I have been wanting a phone with a better camera than what I have now. I take so many pictures, I want the quality to be great so I am able to have them printed. This phone features several modes: Selfie, Camera, Dual Capture, Video, Pan 360 and Zoe Camera. The pictures that I have taken with this are unmistakably sharp. This image was taken with the Dual Capture. The little image of me can be moved around and placed anywhere.
- The Selfie feature is nice because there is a three-second countdown. Once you take the picture you are able to add effects and filters with a click of the button. My iPhone is horrible at taking selfie pictures!
- Dual Camera snaps a pic of the scene in front of you and a shot of yourself in a single photo or video.
- Pan 360 is another awesome feature. If you pan the scene, you are able to tilt the phone afterward for a look around.
- Zoe Camera feature is awesome, you are able to take a combo of burst shots and a 3-second video clip for advanced editing features in later.
I also received the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio. Harman Kardon’s Onyx Studio provides the ultimate sound companion to all your smart Bluetooth enabled devices, delivering room enriching sound through its 4 powered speakers and dual passive radiators. All you need to know is that it sounds great! One of these at your next outdoor BBQ and you will be the hit of the party!