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HTC One M8

HTC One M8

  • CPU
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 801

  • RAM
    2 GB

  • Storage
    16/32 GB

  • Display
    Super IPS LCD3 capacitive touchscreen

  • Camera
    4, Duo camera MP

  • OS
    Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

8.5 4.3 1
  • Design 9 / 10
  • Display 9 / 10
  • Camera 5 / 10
  • Multimedia 9 / 10
  • Features 9 / 10
  • Connectivity 9 / 10
  • Call Quality 9 / 10
  • Usability 9 / 10
  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10

The HTC One M8 continues the HTC One flagship series for the second year. It’s a direct successor to the original “One” that is otherwise known as the HTC One M7. The HTC brand is general is one of the most popular brands in the smartphone industry. They have devices appealing to the low-end market, some nice mid-range devices as well as some incredible flagships. However, HTC has been struggling to sell flagships when going up against the stiff competition of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the iPhone 6.

The HTC One M8’s downfall came when they included a lackluster camera and tried to hide it behind a new “ultra-pixel” name when essentially it means the same thing as megapixel. The only problem is they didn’t include enough megapixels so they changed the name to ultra-pixel. That marketing error was never more apparent than when some of the largest tech websites in the world stopped referring to it as ultra-pixel and just starting calling it megapixel, which then of course made the camera fall well short on the spec sheet in comparison to other devices. With that being said, the HTC One M8’s camera did includes some new features not found on nay other camera and those features were a nice inclusion.




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HTC One M8 - Specs

General

  • Device Type
    Smartphone
  • Model
    HTC One M7
  • Announced
    March 25, 2014
  • Released
    March 25
  • Status
    Available

Design

  • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
    Bar
  • Dimensions
    H 5.76 x W 2.78 x T 0.37 inches
  • Weight
    160 grams

Network

  • SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.
    Standard SIM

Display

  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    IPS LCD
  • Size
    5.0 inches
  • Resolution
    1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16 M colors
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    441 ppi
  • Touch Screen
    Multi-touch

Camera

  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    4 ultrapixels
  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    Dual LED
  • Secondary
    5 megapixels

Software

  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android 4.4, Android 4.4.3, Android 5.0
  • User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
    HTC Sense 6.0 custom UI
  • Facebook Facebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.
    Yes
  • Youtube Youtube is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.
    Yes

Hardware

  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    Adreno 330
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    2048 MB RAM
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    32 GB
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC,128 GB

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    Bluetooth 4.0
  • No
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band, ac
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
    Yes
  • USB
    USB 2.0
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    Yes
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
    Yes
  • Yes

Battery

  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    2600 mAh
  • Standby Standby Time is the total amount of time that you can leave your is fully charged, turned on and ready to send and receive calls or data transmissions before completely discharging the battery.
    21 days
  • Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower.
    20 hours

HTC One M8 - Reviews

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  • What do you feel about Design and build quality of this device?
    8
  • Screen size, image quality (brightness, colors, contrast, etc), visibility in sun light, angles of view and touchscreen.
    7
  • Usability of Camera interface, image and video quality in different light conditions and environment.
    8
  • Music and video players, playback quality, speaker sound and handsfree options.
    6
  • What do you feel about the features of this device, is these enough for you in everyday life?
    7
  • Bluetooth, Wi-fi connectivity, data trnasfer speed, internet browsing and interfaces.
    8
  • When you call someone, what is the voice quality you hear or vice versa, is speakerproduct working good during calls.
    9
  • What do you feel about usability and speed of UI (user interface), messaging, calling, contacts management, call history, notifications and internet browsing?
    7
  • Is this device perform good while watching videos, playing games, taking snapshots, browsing internet and navigate through other applications?
    7
  • What about battery life, while calling, listening music, watching videos, playing games and doing other tasks.
    8
  • 6 / 10 based on your selection

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