HTC One (M8) Review

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HTC One (M8) is a very solid Android cellphone released back in 2014, which features a comfortable 5-inches multi touch screen, a high performance 2.3 gigahertz Quad-Core CPU, and 2 cameras, a 4 MP back facing camera and a 5 mega-pixels front side camera.

The HTC One (M8) is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chip, holding a very fast Quad-Core processing unit running at 2.3 GHz with a huge 2 GB of RAM. To help with graphic rendering, it also counts with an Adreno 330 GPU clocking at 450 megahertz. A great aspect of the HTC One (M8) is its inmense 32 GB internal storage and an external memory card slot, allowing you to install hundreds of apps without having to worry about how much storage is left.

HTC made this phoneavailable just in a variety of colors: gray, pink, blue, red and gold. About its construction, the HTC One (M8) is mainly made with Aluminium, which gives a top level look and a better resistance. This cellphone feels a bit heavy for a device this size, with a weight of 5.64 ounces. This cellphone is very thin, being just 0.37 inches thick. The HTC One (M8) is a compact cellphone, taking into account that it has a 5" screen and it's just 5.76" long and 2.78 inches wide.

This phone includes a beautiful 5 inches screen with a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution, which makes it impossible to even distinguish the pixels that compose the screen. This screen uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and can detect multi touch gestures.

This cellphone features two cameras, a 4 MP back facing camera and a 5 megapixels front camera. this cellphone's back facing camera lens has a maximum 2 aperture so it can take great photos even in low lighting environments. This phone can also film 1920x1080 Full HD videos at 60 fps. To complete the camera, it also has lots of valuable features like auto-focus, flash, fast burst mode, digital image stabilization, face detection shooting, smile detection shooting, geo tagging and HDR mode.

This cellphone features wifi connectivity (although it can't provide it to other devices around, as a mobile hotspot), LTE 4G high performance connectivity and also HSPA+ connectivity, a lower speed 4G type or the fastest 3G internet connection, using HSDPA, HSPA and EDGE technologies. This phone supports dual SIM so it can to use 2 different carriers or phone numbers at the same time and it can use both GSM and CDMA.

This phone also comes with many interesting features like Bluetooth (enables communication with other cellphones, computers and accessories), GPS (Global Positioning System), Infrared Blaster and NFC, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

The HTC One (M8) features a great 2600 mAh Li-Polymer non-replaceable battery that can keep this cellphone running for several hours, although you may need to charge it after some heavy use. An issue to evaluate is that the HTC One (M8)'s battery is not replaceable so you won't be able to replace it when it starts losing capacity, though with its 2600 mAh you will probably buy a new cellphone before it becomes a real problem.

This cellphone is being sold for just $ 280, which is really low for agood cellphone like this. No matter if you want it for work, want this device to take tons of pictures, will use it to play lots of games or will use it mostly for social networks and internet browsing, you will probably be very satisfied with this phone.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4.4
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Also Known As:HTC One (2014), HTC One (M8) Harman Kardon edition, HTC One (M8) Google Play edition
Dimensions:5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inchesMetric14.63 x 7.06 x 0.94 cmImperial
Weight:5.64 ouncesMetric159.89 gImperial
Colors:Blue, Gold, Gray, Pink and Red
Release date:2014-03-25
Price:$ 280.00


Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:5 inchesMetric12.7 cmImperial
Resolution:1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD)
Pixel density:441 pixels per inchMetric173.62 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Processor:Krait 400 (Quad-Core 2300 MHz)
RAM Memory:2 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 330 (450 MHz)
Internal Memory:32 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)


Battery type:Li-Polymer
Capacity:2600 mAh
Talk Time:20 hours


Back camera:4 megapixels
    Focal length:28mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.33 inches (1/3")
Front camera:5 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (60 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, Face Detection Shooting, Fast Burst Mode, Geo Tagging, HDR Mode and Smile Detection Shooting


SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
Dual SIM:Yes
CDMA Bands:800, 1900
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1900 (band 2), 2600 (band 7)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSPA, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor