HTC One (M8) 

Released March, 2014
  • Android 6.0
  • 4G
  • 5"
  • Quad core 2.3 GHz
Impressively, further image adjustments can be made using a row of +/- 2EV sliders for exposure, contrast, colour saturation and sharpness, which is more than most handsets offer 'smartphone photographers.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)
Apparently in response, HTC has adjusted the processing to address this by upping the sharpness and contrast rather dramatically on the M8, making images "pop" more, and making cropping said images a slightly more viable enterprise.
by Android Police (Apr, 2014)
7.2 Out of 10

PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of the HTC One

Performance

Processing power and speed

HTC One
8.4
LG G2
8.0
Xperia Z1
8.1
Geekbench

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

HTC One
n.d.
LG G2
n.d.
Xperia Z1
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

HTC One
5.2
LG G2
5.2
Xperia Z1
5.2
Talk time (3G), Standby time (3G) and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

HTC One
9.0
LG G2
9.1
Xperia Z1
8.0
Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com, pocket-lint.com, techradar.com and 3 more

7.2

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

HTC One
7.2
LG G2
7.1
Xperia Z1
6.9

Benchmarks Real world tests of the HTC One

geekbench Processor and memory performance

HTC One
2,862
iPhone 5
707
Nexus 4
1,583

Reviews Word on the street for the HTC One


9.0
The camera has a fast f/2.0 lens, a backside illuminated sensor (BSI), HDR for photo and video recording, panorama sweep and a plethora of shooting features.

8.5
With a large, 5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution IPS display, the One E8 is well-positioned to deliver a great user experience, as image reproduction is crisp thanks to those excellent 441 pixels per inch.

10.0
The LCD display comes protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and offers great viewing angles.

9.5
Our daylight images would benefit from a tad more brightness and contrast for example, as would our interior still life shot likewise benefit from an application of the HTC's built-in filter in the Google Play version.

Overall

9.0 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Camera

The HTC takes better low light photos that we've ever seen with a camera phone, and it rarely needs the flash.
by MobileTechReview (Apr, 2013)
On the rear you can see what looks like two lenses: one is the main UltraPixel sensor for capturing images, the other an additional sensor designed to capture depth information.
by PocketLint (Apr, 2014)
We also had fun using the panoramic modes of both cameras, which produced pleasingly consistent self-stitched results.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)

Screen

The auto-brightness works well, although the display looks its best when the brightness is higher and sometimes with power saver mode engaged you'll find it doesn't lift brightness in sunny conditions quite as much as you'd like.
by PocketLint (Apr, 2014)
Coming with a beautiful aluminum body that fits almost organically in the hand, it has a great and vivid, extremely sharp 4.7-inch screen.
by PhoneArena (Mar, 2013)
The One's display is probably best smartphone screen I've ever seen.
by Android Police (Apr, 2013)

Video

Basically, the HTC One’s 1080p video recording quality is missing that level of sharpness and clarity, but at least everything else seems to be up to snuff with today’s standards.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)
Indeed, it’s a tantalizing thing to behold with its larger and sharp looking display, as high-definition 1080p videos fill every nook and cranny of the screen.
by PhoneArena (Mar, 2014)
Bluetooth is offered at the low-power 4.0 standard, with apt-X codecs onboard for improved music clarity over Bluetooth (and it really does improve the quality of music streaming compared to a non-apt-X set) and NFC obviously makes an appearance to enable Android Beaming of your photos and videos.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)

Battery

Battery: Amazingly, for a device of this caliber, we’re impressed with the battery life put out by its 2300 mAh battery.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)
There's surprisingly good news here: the 2300 mAh Lithium Ion battery that's sealed inside the phone provides solid battery life.
by MobileTechReview (Apr, 2013)
It’s a pretty decent performer from the looks of it, though, its battery size is smaller than those of its main rivals.
by PhoneArena (Mar, 2014)

Design

Visually, the design of HTC’s customized Android interface was unequivocally a star in its own right – thanks primarily to its cleaner, modern looks.
by PhoneArena (Mar, 2014)
This is HTC's flagship phone and it runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with the very modern and sleek HTC Sense 5 UI.
by MobileTechReview (Apr, 2013)
The chassis is sleek, smooth, and comfortable - gone is that sharp, angular look.
by Android Police (Apr, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Type Super IPS LCD2
Size 5"
Resolution 1920 x 1080
PPI 440 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.3 GHz
Number of cores Quad core
RAM 2 GB
Internal storage 32 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDXC
  2. SDHC
  3. SD

photo & video

Camera 4 MP
Resolution 4 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 5 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps

cellular

Generation 4G
Networks
  1. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  2. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  3. LTE (20 Mb/s)
  4. HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
  5. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 1,200 min
Standby time (3G) 29,808 min
Capacity 2,600 mA·h

form factor

Weight 160 g
Thickness 9.4 mm
Size 70.6 x 146.4 x 9.4 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes

software

Operating system Android 6.0
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot No
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
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