HTC One M8

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HTC seems to be gaining all attention with the release of the HTC ONE M8.

One M8

Pros:

  • Supports 128 GB of external storage
  • Attention to details in terms of design
  • Good Low Light image capturing capability
  • 3D image capturing

Cons:

  • Competitors rising above 3000 mAh battery pack, but the One M8 with a 2600 mAh

Design

HTC has focused on the design of the M8, making it mere 9.8mm thick and weighs only 160gms. Though it may be a little heavier than other smartphones but the difference is not that noticeable. The Dot matrix quick screen which displays basic features like time, weather conditions and stuff like that is quiet noticeable, where few are in favor of this feature while the others oppose it.

One M8 Dot Matrix

The left top side has the micro sim slot and to slide it in, you may have to chop off your sim. Memory Card is hot swappable and you do not need to turn off the device to place in a memory card. What’s more ?? You can slide in an 128 GB microSD memory card and as of today that is huge step taken in by HTC.

9.3mm thick is decent enough but after featuring an 90% aluminum chassis it was expected to be lighter, but 160 gms is not that heavy. Android Kitkat is bound to be equipped along with this device.

Display

5 inch Super LCD 3 is what comes with the HTC One M8 which is but obvious an 1080p (Full HD) one. Corning Gorilla glass 3 making it but obvious scratch resistant. 441 pixels per inch lags to the HTC One which had a whopping 468 ppi but the slight change in size, 0.3 inches may have made that slight drop noticeable.

Camera

The same camera from it’s predecessor has been dragged along, the only difference being you have a dual rear end camera which is capable of rendering 3 Dimensional images. Low light imaging competes with the Lumia 1020.

The auto focus just finds the right spot to focus on 90 percent of the times. The front facing 5 mega pixel camera does magic, enhancing the quality of selfies and also takes video calling a step ahead.

Hardware

The One M8 sports a 2.5 GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 processor coupled with 2 GB of DDR2 RAM. Adreno 330 GPU clocked at 578 MHz seems to ease off the load from the processor and also enhances the graphical side of the display. Just as it’s predecessor it has 16 gigs of internal storage out of which only 10 will be available to the user.

40 percent more battery life over its predecessor, the HTC One, is expected with the help of a 2,600 mAh battery pack. But competitors surging over 3,000 mAh battery packs may make the battery life of this device seem a little inferior.

Conclusion

With the Samsung Galaxy S5 unable to imbibe an positive vibe in the market, the only viable competitor to the One M8 is Sony’s Xperia Z2. Available at a price of 49k Indian rupees, this device may be able to compete with the Xperia Z2 which only falls at 48k and seems to be the only viable competitor  with 3GB of RAM, water resistant capability and 21MP camera.

 

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Shaneel Karia

Shaneel Karia

Founder and Author at reviewsmaniac
Founder at 3Deometry Innovations a 3D Printer Manufacturing firm. Loves Biking, collecting coins. A lil bit into sports and a Force India supporter in Formula One. Loves sharing uninfluenced reviews on products.
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