The HTC One (M8) is finally here. The handset was launched today and we were there at HTC’s press event to cover the launch. While the device lands in India only in April, we got some time to play with the new HTC One.
HTC One (M8) specs
- 5-inch display
- Full HD (1920x1080p) resolution
- 2.3/2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor
- 2GB RAM
- 16/32GB internal storage
- microSD expansion
- UltraPixel Duo Camera
- Dual tone flash
- 2600 mAh battery
- 146 x 70.5 x 9.3mm
- 160 grams weight
- Android 4.4 KitKat with Sense 6.0
- 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n (2.4 and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX codec, MHL, NFC and GPS with GLONASS
Check out our hands-on images and little snippets of our opinions on the handset from the short time we had with it.
The HTC One (M8) is silhouetted in magnificence . It has the look and feel of a premium handset. Classy would be the word we will use to describe it. It looks great in your hand and we would compare the feeling of owning one to that of having a luxury watch.
The handset comes in silver, Space Gray and Gold colors. Our personal favorite was the Silver one, though Gray seemed the most popular one. The Gold one, surprisingly didn’t get more than a few takers.
The handset comes with a 5-inch 1080p full HD screen. We would say that HTC has kind of lagged behind in the industry by not choosing to endow its flagship handset with a Quad HD screen. The screen is pretty responsive and cool. Although HTC claims that they have totally refurbished the Sense UI with the Sense 6.0, we didn’t find it much different.
The back of the HTC One comprises of its duo cameras. In the short time we had with it the handset seemed pretty welcoming. Inside, its the normal UI, that you would find on handset such as HTC Desire 600. The handset works pretty fine owing to the Snapdragon 801 processor inside, along with 2 GB RAM.
The other attractions of the handset include louder Boom Sound speakers, renewed BlinkFeed and Dot View flip covers.