Mighty Son of HTC One: HTC One M8
No doubt HTC is known for its premium-looking Smartphones. Here comes another power-packed Smartphone with premium elegance – HTC One M8. The successor of the HTC One series, it is undoubtedly one of the best smartphones you ought to buy but beware of its heavy price tag. HTC One M8, in short, is a phone bundled up with lots of features and classy design which makes it appreciated all over the world.
As regard to the design inherited from its predecessor HTC One, it sports a metal chassis. The Taiwan Company has taken into consideration of increasing the portion of aluminum to 90%. In looks, it gives a stiff competition to iPhone 5s. In regard to its screen size, it is larger than its father (HTC One) and it might require two hands to operate it.
HTC One M8 even sports a pair of powerful stereo speakers branded by HTC as Boom Sound, these front-firing speakers can produce at least sound of pure decibel quality.
With a full HD resolution (1920×1080 pixels) Images, Videos and Text on screen look remarkably clear making it a feast for our eyes. With Google’s KitKat 4.4.2 and HTC’s very own Sense UI, it topples almost majority of the Android phones in the premium segment. 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor makes this phone work turbo fast. HTC’s Blink feed beautifies the home screen. It comes with 2GB RAM. You can load it with multiple apps and play high-resolution games on it without any lag.
HTC One M8 has two camera lenses on its back with Dual LED Flash (Dual Tone). The 4UP rear camera lets you take detailed low light pics with UltraPixels, which are twice the average size of 1.4-micrometer pixels. Indeed the camera is more or less a binocular and it can give a competition to SLRs too. You can add sizzling effects while recording videos with 12 different video themes available. Another great feature is you can give your photos an artistic touch with the built-in Bokey effect which helps you to add background blur. To present a balanced review is much compulsory for us. So, let’s talk about the flaws of HTC One M8. The closed build of the HTC One M8 means that its Li-Polymer 2600mAh battery cannot be swapped. This means travelers, professionals, and heavy users will face a problem as it might get drained and you cannot even replace it with a spare battery. Although Li-Po 2600mAH battery can comfortably last for a day in normal usage but for heavy users, they might have to carry Power Bank with them.
HTC One M8 comes in 3 different colors, Gunmetal Grey, Amber Gold and Glacial Silver.
Whatsoever ever be the flaws, it still is a remarkable phone to buy. HTC One M8 is available on major online stores as well as retail shops.
Let’s have a glance at its technical specifications :
Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Chipset : Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801
CPU : Quad-core 2.3 GHz (US/EMEA) / 2.5 GHz (Aisa, China) Krait 400
GPU : Adreno 330
SIM Type : Nono Sim
Dimensions: 146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm (5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches)
Display Type : Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Display Size : 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 PPI pixel density)
Display Protection : Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Memory Card Slot : microSD, up to 128 GB
Internal Memory : 16/32 GB
RAM : 2 GB
Camera : Dual 4 UP (Ultra Pixel), 2688х1520 pixels, autofocus, Dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Camera Features : 1/3” sensor size, 2µm pixel size, automatic simultaneous video and image recording, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, HDR, panorama
Video : 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, stereo sound rec., video stabilization
Secondary Camera : 5 MP, 1080p@30fps, HDR
Connectivity : GPRS, Edge, 3G, 4G, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, Infrared, USB
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Barometer
Battery : Non-removable Li-Polymer 2600 mAh
Body Material : Aluminum
Colors : Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver, Amber Gold
SAR : 0.42 W/kg (head) 0.22 W/kg (body)
Pics Courtesy : HTC