07-01-2017 11:24 AM
Had this phone almost 3 years now - it's been my best ever by a country mile - but battery replacement seems a no-no. Had it on Sim-only since my monthly contract expired and no huge wish to upgrade to anything other than the HTC M10 which EE sadly no longer offer. Does anyone out there know whether sourcing and fitting a replacement battery is a straightforward job? Many thanks.
07-01-2017 12:52 PM
According yo ifixit it's not an easy job. Your battery should last more than 3 years so contact HTC mobile support and they might be able to help.
09-01-2017 11:17 AM
Thanks for the reply Northerner.
I've done my research about replacing the M8's battery and what I've read confirms what HTC Online Chat told me today, i.e. it's not an easy job and the handset needs to go away for repair. It's also, of courese, outside any warranty.
I'll probably just continue to charge it daily - not uncommon for a premium handset anyway these days. The problem occurs when I go to take a pic and the battery level is anything around 35% and lower - the phone just switches off. Same thing has happened when I've gone to send a long text. Often when this happens I end up having to re-set screen and notifification settings as well which is doubly frustrating - it's almost as though the phone can't cope with a load issue at low battery levels.
Looks like I'll need to upgrade my handset then. Loathed to leave HTC as I've had four on the bounce now and the M8 has been the best by a country mile - I've loved it. Disappointing the M10 is no longer available as a brand new handset either (it is available under a 'Good As New' deal). Popped into my local EE store on Saturday and staff there were quick to diss HTC, instead pointing me towards the new Google PIxel phone instead. I may need to shop around a bit.