HTC One M8

 
HTC One M8
HTC One M8
HTC One M8

 
Overview
 

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The Design: Professional, sleek aluminium unibody design that fits well in the hand.
 
The Display: 5.0" Super LCD3, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 441 ppi pixel density.
 
The Camera: Dual 4.1MP "UltraPixel" camera, F2.0 aperture, wide angle lense, HDR, 1080p full HD video recording @ 60fps with HDR Video, 5MP front facing camera, dual LED flash.
 
The Audio: Dual front facing stereo speakers with HTC BoomSound™ delivering a loud, audio experience.
 
The Call Reception & Quality: Both very good.
 
The Battery: Capacity: 2600 mAh. Talk time: Up to 20 hours for 3G. Standby time: Up to 496 hours for 3G.
 
The UI Speed: HTC Sense 6 is very smooth, flat and fast, without any lag even with several demanding applications open in the background.
 
The Overall Experience: The HTC One M8 is a bump up from the HTC One M7 in most important areas such as build quality (yes, it's even better with the all metal bezels), specs (it has a 2.3 Ghz quadcore processor and Adreno 330 GPU), a larger 5" screen, expandable storage up to an massive 128GB and a large 2,600 mAh battery with around 30% extra batter life time. All except the camera. It will come as a disappointment to many HTC fans that the main camera is still only 4MP, which also lacks optical image stabilisation, unlike the HTC One M7. OK, it does have an extra 4MP shooter on the back that acts as a range finder for high quality after-shot effects, a decent 5MP front facing sensor for those selfies and a nice user interface, but we can't help but wish that HTC had gone for more megapixels in the main camera sensor. It's 9mm (0.35") taller than the original HTC One and it's done away with the two buttons at the bottom for three on-screen buttons. It ships with the latest version of Android KitKat and HTCs new Sense 6 overlay is even quicker, slicker and flatter than ever and we particulary like the touch screen wake up gestures which was missing on the M7. Overall a stunning phone that performs brilliantly.
 
Design
96%


 
Display
93%


 
Camera
80%


 
Audio
95%


 
Call Reception & Quality
92%


 
Battery
89%


 
UI Speed
93%


 
Overall Experience
93%


 
Value
89%


 
Total Score
91%


User Rating
6 total ratings

 

Positives


Build quality, screen, speakers, UI speed, low-light camera performance.

Negatives


Low resolution camera, non-removable battery.


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Posted April 14, 2014 by

 
How To Buy
 
 

Things to Consider

Though the HTC One M8 is a high-end smartphone, everyone has different preferences when it comes to what they want from a smartphone. With that in mind, here are the top things we believe you should be aware of before buying the HTC One M8:
  • The aluminium body of the phone is prone to denting and scratching if dropped, put in a pocket with metal coins or keys, or handled roughly. We therefore recommend you invest in a case and screen protector (see accessories)
  • The back of the phone is non-removable which means that you can’t can’t replace the battery and repairs are more difficult and expensive than on most other phones, especially without specialist tools
  • If you need to take high resolution photos from your phone e.g. you want to print them or view them on a big screen then the camera on the phone probably won’t meet your needs because it is only 4MP
  • The HTC One M8 is a high-end phone and the price reflects that. The advantage of buying a high end phone such as this is that it is more future-proof i.e. has the spec to handle OS upgrades and more resource intensive apps in the future
  • The HTC One M8 uses a micro-SIM

View the Official HTC One M8 Video

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