The Taiwanese handset maker, HTC, is known for its One series of smartphone that come with premium build quality and awesome specifications. Its One series houses the flagship devices and these handsets are received very well by users all over the world. HTC One M8 is its yesteryear flagship device, which was the first to feature a dual camera setup on the rear panel. This handset has been regarded as one of the most powerful smartphones at its launch. Here is a brief overview of the handset for those who are considering this smartphone.
One of the highlights of HTC One smartphones is the design as HTC was one of the first brand to bring in solid metal unibody design. HTC One M8 also comes with unibody, Aluminium wraparound chassis with HTC's signature front firing Boomsound speakers. Moreover, the longitudinal brushed metal finish on the rear panel gives it a unique look.
The handset maker has equipped the flagship handset with a decent 5-inch display for multimedia and gaming purpose. Users cab also enjoy full HD content on this handset since it comes with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
HTC One M8 was launched with Android 4.4 Kitkat operating system pre-installed in it, which was the latest at that time and since than it has been upgraded to Android lollipop as well. This handset will also receive the Android Marshmallow update from its maker. Combine the latest Android operating system with Sense UI as well as Blinkfeed and you are looking at a winner.
Performance and Battery Life
The Taiwanese handset maker has equipped this flagship device with a Quad-core processor that boasts of a massive clock speed of 2.5 GHz. Its processor comes with the luxury of having 2 GB RAM at its disposal for a lag-free performance. The rear panel of the handset houses a 2600 mAh battery for a decent backup.
HTC has treaded an unusual path with One M8, which comes with a dual camera setup on its rear panel. This flagship device from HTC come with a 4 Ultrapixels primary camera module, which takes in more light to produce ultra sharp images. There is another camera module just above primary camera that gauges the depth and helps in creating sharp focus and realistic images. On its front panel, HTC has placed a 5 MP camera.
The handset manufacturer has equipped the flagship device with support for both 4G LTE and 3G connectivity. Other connectivity options on this handset include Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, microUSB, GPS, Bluetooth and GPS.
HTC One M8 is a handset that needs no verdict since it has already revived a major thumbs up from all major review websites on the World Wide Web. With a premium metal design, spectacular specifications and an attractive price tag, this handset is a must buy for anyone who is looking for a mid-range device.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||May 7, 2014|
|Model||M8 One 2|
|Color||Gold, Grey, Silver|
|Operating System||Android v4.4.2 (Kitkat)
Upgradable To V6.0 (Marshmallow)
|Custom UI||HTC Sense|
|Phone Body||Case: Aluminium Back: Aluminium Side: Aluminium|
|Dimensions||146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||2.5 GHz (Krait 400)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB|
|Display||Size||5.0 inches (12.7 cm)|
Corning Gorilla Class 3
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, Full HD|
|Pixel Density||441 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||66.53 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
Dual-color LED Flash
|Front Camera Sensor||BSI Sensor|
|Rear Camera Sensor||Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), UltraPixel BSI image sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus|
1080p@60fps, Full HD, HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||2600 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-Polymer, Non Removable|
|Talk Time 3G||20 hr|
|Stand By Time (GSM)||271 hr|
|3G||HSDPA 2100/1900/900/850, HSDPA 42.2 Mbps|
|4G||LTE Cat4 150 Mbps|
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0, USB Host|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||AAC, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA|
|Video Format||3G2, 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV, Xvid, DivX|
|Storage||Internal Storage||16 GB|
Up to 128 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card|