Best Price: Rs. 28,000
Display, OS and configuration
The HTC One (M8) features a 5-inch full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It comes encased in a brushed aluminium, zero-gap, unibody frame in three colours – Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver and Amber Gold.
In terms of performance, the HTC One (M8) packs a punch with a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor under the hood, aided by 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 graphics processor. It runs the latest Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS with HTC Sense 6.0UI on top.
Camera, storage and multimedia
For photography, the HTC mobile gets a dual-lens setup with UltraPixel technology and a True Tone dual-LED flash. Although it offers only 4MP of resolution, the camera captures more light due to the large 2Âµm pixel size. The camera also offers premium features like f/2.0 aperture, HDR, duo camera setup etc. The device is also equipped with a 5MP front shooter with wide-angle lens to assist you in video calling and countdown mode to help you capture a great selfie.
The phone comes with 16/32GB of inbuilt storage along with a microSD card slot to increase the storage further up to 128GB. In addition, it also supports storage through flash drives thanks to the USB OTG feature.
The HTC One (M8) comes as a boon to multimedia lovers. While the full HD display renders life-like videos, the dual front stereo speakers with HTC BoomSound, dedicated amplifiers and Beats Audio, delivers a never before experience to your ears.
Connectivity, battery and other features
Here’s something to rejoice for Indian consumers as the HTC One (M8) supports Indian LTE bands. In addition, connecitivity options include 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, Infrared etc. The device has been fuelled by a 2,600mAh Li-Polymer battery.
Like other flagships, the HTC One (M8) also comes with gesture-based features. You can wake up the phone by double tapping the display, or pick up the phone in landscape mode and press the volume button to launch the camera. Calls can simply be answered by placing the ringing smartphone near your ear, and BlinkFeed can be accessed on the sleeping screen with just a swipe.
The HTC One (M8) is a flagship and it successfully justifies the title. The device is not just impressive in terms of design, but the user interface, camera, processing power and everything else leave you mesmerised. Support to Indian LTE bands is another strong reason to opt for it. Overall, the new HTC One is a device worth buying.