HTC One (M8) Review.

As expected from HTC another truly exceptionally build phone with high end specs and performance without any lag. The best User interface in any Android phone and a decent ultra pixel camera . Worth the price it sells Undoubtedly the best Android smartphone in performance and in the looks.
Display95
Camera80
Performance95
Battery life95
SOFTWARE & FEATURES95
Build Quality100
93

HTC continues to produce such excellent smartphones every time and HTC One M8 is another flagship phone from HTC that will be to competing with Galaxy S5’S  Sony’s Z2 and other high-end Android smartphones. HTC has always lived up with the expectation of the users by coming up with amazing design, great upgrades and it is backed up with impressive performance. As HTC One m7 was undoubtedly Android phone of last year and swept most of the awards for the best smartphone the new HTC One M8 is no different from last year’s most impressive phone . We had a detailed look on the phone and detailed review is below.

“HTC One : A Beauty and a Beast period”

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Design and Display

Once again this device is going to steal the show in terms of brilliant design and the stylish all metal unibody design its sure gonna catch attention of all just like the M7 did it last year.The device is now 90% metal as compared with previous models that had 70% metal body. The brushed metal body gives it the premium look and feel which gives the iPhone a run for its money. It is a bit on the heavier side with the weight of 160g and the thickness is 9.35 mm. It comes with Android 4.4 KitKat and quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. This comes with 5.2 inch screen and resolution of 1920 X 1080p. The Corning Gorilla glass will help you to avoid scratches.

Memory

The big thing about this device is that the makers have brought back the MicroSD slot, therefore, now you can expand your memory when you run out of the internal memory. If you have 16 GB/ 32 GB, it can be easily expanded to whopping 128GB.

Software & User Interface

HTC One M8 comes with Android 4.4 KitKat the latest in Android and packs with new sense 6.0 UI. HTC’s sense UI seems to be the sleekest and simplest UI among any other Android smartphones UI and in some cases you will feel better than the stock android UI . The font selection and icon set provided by default on HTC One M8 is the most modern and stylish interface on any Android smartphone and no noticeable lag on performance with  HTC sense 6.0 also called 6th sense by the HTC folks. Blink feed continues to be the standard home screen of your smartphone with news feeds from your social network and other reputed news sources and an option to customize your blink feed.Full marks for the Sense 6.0.

Camera

You can enjoy clicking the image with rear ultrapixel camera, but when it is exposed to broad daylight then you see the noise clearly.  Honestly I am not fan of Ultrapixel camera technology that HTC introduced last year on M7 and images taken with the rear camera might have varying results depending upon the lighting .As you have noticed there are 2 rear cameras on the HTC One M8 one camera adds for the depth and give you 3d shots as well. The images taken from HTC one M8 is good for sharing on social media (as that remains the primary purpose for majority)unless you have the habit of taking photo prints or working on image editing software like Photoshop on your computer Iam afraid the images lacks sharpness for that. The 5 MP front camera with the wide-angle lens perfect for the #Selfies is there along with video recording facility is available .

Sample Images :

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Battery

The battery is decent enough to last 7-8 hours  (non-removable Li-Po 2600 mAh battery) under heavy usage and the extreme battery saving mode will give you much very impressive results.

Benchmarks

The various benchmark tests results are below and were the best and as expected of a high end flagship phone. [nggallery id=68]

Features

You will get Stereo FM, HTML 5 browser and 5 colors are made available in the form of Black, Red Silver, Gold and Blue. HTC ‘s boom sound gets even louder thanks to 2 front facing stereo speakers.HTC One M8 devices comes with 2 years of free 25GB cloud storage from Google drive which is one perk you got to enjoy. The usual SMS, MMS, email, etc. is there for your perusal.

Final Thoughts:

As expected from HTC another truly exceptionally build phone with high end specs and performance without any lag. The best User interface in any Android phone and a decent ultra pixel camera . Worth the price it sells Undoubtedly the best Android smartphone in performance and in the looks.

General2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G NetworkLTE 800 / 1800 / 2600
LTE 1800 / 2600
LTE 1900 – for Sprint
LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – for AT&T
LTE 700 / 1700 / 2100 – for T-Mobile
SIMNano-SIM
BodyDimensions137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm (5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 in)
Weight143 g (5.04 oz)
DisplayTypeSuper LCD3 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size1080 x 1920 pixels, 4.7 inches (~469 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 2
– HTC Sense UI v5
SoundAlert typesVibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers, built-in amplifiers
3.5mm jackYes
– Beats Audio sound enhancement
MemoryCard slotyes
Internal32/64 GB, 2 GB RAM
DataGPRSYes
EDGEYes
SpeedHSPA+; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
BluetoothYes, v4.0 with A2DP
NFCYes (Market dependent)
Infrared portYes
USBYes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go, USB Host
CameraPrimary 2688 x 1520 pixels, autofocus, optical image stabilization, LED flash
Features1/3” sensor size, 2µm pixel size, simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, face and smile detection
VideoYes, [email protected], [email protected], HDR, stereo sound rec., video stabilization
SecondaryYes, 5 MP, [email protected], HDR
FeaturesOSAndroid OS, v4.4 (KitKat)
ChipsetQualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600
CPUQuad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300
GPUAdreno 320
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
BrowserHTML5
RadioStereo FM radio with RDS
GPSYes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
JavaYes, via Java MIDP emulator
ColorsBlack, Silver, Red, Blue, Gold
– SNS integration
– Google drive (25 GB cloud storage)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
– DivX/XviD/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
– Organizer
– Document viewer/editor
– Photo viewer/editor
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 2600 mAh battery
Stand-byUp to 500 h (2G) / Up to 480 h (3G)
Talk timeUp to 27 h (2G) / Up to 18 h (3G)
MiscSAR US0.66 W/kg (head)     0.40 W/kg (body)
SAR EU0.86 W/kg (head)     0.36 W/kg (body)