The global smartphone market is swarming with innumerable mobile majors, who are always ready with their latest all improved offerings to grab the attention of the consumers. One of the top mobile majors is the Taiwanese company HTC, which garnered outstanding response for its premium smartphone HTC One, last year. Though the HTC One always remained in the shadow of the likes of Samsung Galaxy S4 and Apple iPhone5 in terms of sales, it is a truly commendable handset with great features and functionality.
HTC has now once again managed to wow the global audience with its latest flagship handset the One (M8), which is the all improved successor of the HTC One. While HTC has not spend much time or brains on its naming (One M8), but it has taken very good care to offer a much superior and refined device than the previous one. Thus, while the original One was very impressive, the latest One (M8) is absolutely fantastic.
The One (M8) is an all-round improved premium smartphone that has now come to win over the global smartphone lovers with its new head turning looks, loads of features and a superb refined and fast UI to offer an overall marvelous smartphone experience.
The HTC One (M8) has a lot to offer to the users and the best part is that it now looks all the more premium and alluring with its smartly thought design alterations. It looks and feels more premium and has also packed a lot more extra than the last time. And after all these improved features and functionalities, HTC has cleverly found out how to offer the flexibility of a microSD card slot, which makes it all the more appealing for the space lovers.
Let us take a brief look at the HTC One (M8) to consider all its marvelous new offerings.
Design & built
HTC has endowed a more attractive evolved design change in the One (M8). While the latest phone does look similar to the original HTC One, it is more gorgeous, up-market looking and more curvaceous. This curvy design makes it superb to hold and enjoy whole day usage while flaunting its stunning looks.
The HTC One (M8)’s enhanced premium appeal has also come from its new 90 percent aluminum chassis as compared against the One’s 70 percent metal. The brushed metal finish is a charming effect enough to win over you from the first look. The HTC One (M8) is available in three sophisticated colors of Glacial Silver, Amber Gold and Gunmetal Gray.
The HTC One (M8) comes packed with a sharp and clear 5 inch highly responsive touchscreen with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. The display has a pixel density of 441 ppi. The screen offers bright and vibrant display that makes it a treat for the eyes while using.
The HTC One (M8) being a premium smartphone is powered by the latest quad-core Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801 processor ticking at 2.3GHz. It has 2GB of RAM. The device makes use on the latest Android OS platform version 4.4 (KitKat).
HTC has really enhanced the smartphone experience in the One (M8) with its customized UI that is even faster and fascinating than the last time. The device has a smooth and swift Sense 6.0 UI from the house of HTC that makes all the apps truly enjoyable. The Taiwanese mobile maker has enhanced the visual appeal of the UI as well.
The HTC One (M8) packs in a clever and quick rear camera (rear), with Duo Camera technology. This comes with improved Ultrapixel technology and uses its UltraPixel sensor to capture images, while another lens detects the image depth to offer crisp, detailed and natural looking images irrespective of the lighting condition. This rear camera is also packed with several useful features.
HTC One (M8) has considered the selfie aficionados with greater respect and come with a powerful secondary front facing 5 megapixel camera. This offers tons of crisp and great looking selfies and also allows quality video recordings and video chats.
Connectivity capabilities and memory
The HTC One (M8) comes with all the connectivity capabilities of 4G LTE, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC.
The One (M8) is available in two storage versions of 16GB and 32GB. It also offers memory expansion flexibility with a microSD card slot, and can be expanded to up to 128GB.
The HTC One (M8)’s smooth and fascinating back panel is fixed, and does not allow you to replace the battery pack with an additional one on the go. However, HTC has powered the device with a powerful, Li-Po 2600 mAh battery that offers a remarkable up to 20 hours of 3G talk time and up to 496 hours of standby time. This ensures that you can enjoy this great smartphone whole day long.
Apart from the superb looks, great features and fast performance, the HTC One (M8) is also a delight for the music lovers. It offers better audio quality than the previous HTC products. It features the highly acclaimed HTC Boomsound speakers in its front lower bezel, which offers superb sound quality that is much louder than ever before. These speakers are certainly the best in class. This handset is also the perfect solution for the headphone ditchers who love playing loud music.
The HTC has really done it again with the stunning One (M8). This device is now directly locked in a battle with the new Samsung Galaxy S5, which is already at the peak of its sales. Even if the HTC One (M8) does not win in terms of sales figures with the Galaxy S5, it surely is a better handset at least in terms of design, built and quality.
The HTC One (M8) is a premium phone offering the best of everything from debonair looks, awesome features and fast impressive performance. And thus, it has a premium price tag between than Rs. 47,000 – Rs 49000 in the virtual world.