Excerpt: The HTC One was the best phone of 2013, so expectations were high for its successor, the HTC One M8. And the great news is that HTC has improved last year’s flagship in almost every way. Aside from HTC’s terrible handset naming structure, the Taiwanese company has managed to pack the One M8 with top of the line features.
HTC One (M8) Review: The New Best Android Smartphone
3 weeks ago
Conclusion: The HTC One (M8) is currently my favorite Android smartphone. It replaces the Nexus 5 and HTC One in that spot, as both of last year’s phones jockeyed for top billing as my preferred device before. Why does the new One unseat them? The screen, for one, but also the industrial design; Android phones can dance with specs and software all they want, but they’re strikingly similar when you get right down to it.
Pros: Best design of any Android phone, Screen is just at the upper end of size/usability ratio
Cons: Some accidental touch on far side interactions, New Motion Launch feature makes for accidental unlocking
HTC One (M8) And One (E8) Review: A Flagship And Its Sidekick
24 July 2014
Excerpt: We run HTC's flagship Android smartphone, the One (M8), through our exhaustive benchmark suite. In addition, we take a close look at its less expensive sibling, the HTC One (E8). Both devices are compared and tested against a strong field of competition.
Conclusion: The LG G3 took the trophy and headed home, but the HTC One (M8) got in its way. On paper the LG G3 is the superior phone - same size, but bigger screen - the first of its kind, better camera, bigger battery. The HTC One (M8) initially only had its aluminum unibody and stereo speakers to give it an edge. There's no denying the LG G3 screen is unique - to fit a 5.5" screen in practically the same space HTC only managed a 5" screen earns the LG team well deserved accolades.
Conclusion: Looking back at what just happened, it did feel more like a gentleman's duel than a brutal cage fight. Great-looking and well-behaved. Too well-behaved perhaps for an exciting and engaging matchup? We don't know about that but these two are definitely not the kind to walk away when the going gets rough. There's a certain kind that wouldn't let themselves be dragged into a fist fight but will do more than just duck when the punches start flying.
Excerpt: I spent some time with the HTC One (M8) yesterday, and had an amazing time. However you want to look at it, the M8 is a striking smartphone. The metallic shell is a work of art. There is a lot of attention to details. It looks splendid. It feels superb. And it fits in the hand comfortably. It is the sort of phone that any high flier would want to be seen with. On the software end, HTC has customised Android OS to a superb level of finese.
Conclusion: Verdict: Priced at around US$780 (INR 45,500), the HTC One M8 comes with the latest version of Android, the most polished UI yet, great performance and long battery life. But its camera lets the whole package down, especially if you are a pixel peeper. It is much better than the Galaxy S5 in the overall experience. If you own and HTC One, the One M8 is definitely worth an upgrade.
Excerpt: After releasing the stellar One M7 last year, HTC is at it again with the new One M8. Sporting a larger 5-inch display, sexy all-aluminum chassis and funky dual rear-camera setup, the M8 has everything we loved about its predecessor and more. Throw in more than 8 hours of battery life, and it's easy to see why the One M8 for AT&T ($199 on contract) is already one of the best phones of 2014. Need more convincing that this handset is for you? Keep reading.