HTC One (M8)

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Key Specs
  • Display 5.00-inch (1080x1920)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
  • Front Camera 5MP
  • Rear Camera 4-Ultrapixel
  • RAM 2GB
  • Storage 16GB
  • Battery Capacity 2600mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.2
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateMarch 2014

HTC One (M8) Review

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Metal body and good construction quality
  • Camera works brilliantly in many conditions
  • Good pricing
  • Bad
  • Clunky software and interface
  • Camera tricks are mostly comical
  • A bit big and unwieldy

The HTC One might be the best smartphone you never heard of.

HTC One (M8) Summary

HTC One (M8) smartphone was launched in March 2014. The phone comes with a 5.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels.

HTC One (M8) is powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. It comes with 2GB of RAM.

The HTC One (M8) runs Android 4.4.2 and is powered by a 2600mAh non-removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the HTC One (M8) on the rear packs 4-Ultrapixel camera. It sports a 5-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

The HTC One (M8) runs Sense 6.0 based on Android 4.4.2 and packs 16GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB). The HTC One (M8) is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM card.

Connectivity options on the HTC One (M8) include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v4.00, NFC, Infrared, FM radioWi-Fi Direct, Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer.

The HTC One (M8) measures 146.36 x 70.60 x 9.35mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 160.00 grams. It was launched in Gunmetal Grey, Amber Gold, and Glacial Silver colours.

As of 7th December 2019, HTC One (M8) price in India starts at Rs. 31,990.

HTC One (M8) Full Specifications

General
Brand HTC
Model One (M8)
Release date March 2014
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 146.36 x 70.60 x 9.35
Weight (g) 160.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2600
Removable battery No
Colours Gunmetal Grey, Amber Gold, Glacial Silver
Display
Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
Hardware
Processor 2.5GHz quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128
Camera
Rear camera 4-Ultrapixel
Rear flash Dual LED
Front camera 5-megapixel
Software
Operating system Android 4.4.2
Skin Sense 6.0
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC Yes
Infrared Yes
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 1
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
Sensors
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes
Temperature sensor No
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HTC One (M8) User Review and Ratings

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  • Phone of steel
    Ragul Sankar (May 5, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    pros: 1)Great design and well built metal body 2)Sense 6 UI 3)Blazing fast processor 4)5MP front facing camera for selfie lovers. Cons: 1)Able to snap only 4MP Photos.
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  • Its the one, m8.
    Chaitanya Narula (May 7, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    HTC has been producing android phones longer than anyone. We could safely argue that its been doing that better than anyone, too. Same is with the One. Yes, the phone is in a class of being extremely expensive but this is a piece of hardware that you are proud to own. The way its built and it feels in hand, i keep finding ways to use my phone more and more. It has top of the line specs any hardware manufacturer can offer. Snapdragon 801, adreno 330, 2 gb ram, 1080 5 inch lcd make it a joy to use. Its extremely snappy, smooth and just doenst run out of battery no matter how much you use it. The camera is one aspect where the phone doesnt measure up. Its not disappointing outright, it just isn't as good as the S5 or the 5s. It does see things where other phones just shut their eyes but that's not enough. The photos are just too muddy and there is not enough detail. The front facing speakers might be the best thing HTC has done in the one series. They sound incredible. They direct sound right at the user giving a very pleasant listening experience. The HTC Sense has gotten a little better and HTC knows the direction they wish to move in and are going towards it, unlike samsung which is going everywhere. I quite like the fitbit integration as well. Its hard not to recommend this phone. It looks amazing, performs really well and runs for long. The only downsidde is the camera which doesnt snap very sharp pictures.
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  • Fabulous phone
    Shohrat Shankar (May 11, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    I bought this phone over S5 and am very happy with my decision. Reasons for giving it 5 stars: -It has a great design and build. Metal body is great and feels very premium. -sense UI is ok; however, the optimisations done by HTC are great. The UI is super smooth and very responsive. It is even better than an IPhone. -battery life is pretty good. It is better at times than my previous phone(Note 2) -fast processor makes every task blazing fast -Camera is very good for everyday use (phone is never meant to replace the DSLR) -There is not too much bloatware -great sound and speaker quality -motion gestures are useful and convenient (not too many, just right) -touch screen customisable (if rooted) navbar buttons Some drawbacks: -The low pixel count in camera, might be a problem for some who use this as only camera -Screen is not as Vibrant as AMOLED screens. I would sincerely recommend this to anyone who wants to buy a high end phone.
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  • one of best phone am used
    Shibu Mathew (Mar 27, 2018) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Good performance phone, still am using roughly. It fell in to tank and fell from my pocket while am riding bike but got sake still working. Strong uni-body design
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  • HTC ONE M8 is the awesome phone I have ever seen.
    Zain Bhaiji (Dec 23, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    HTC had made a really brilliant phone. the working of apps like games of high memeory is simply awesome.Even the camera and front camera is great.the metal body of m8 is superb. As my decision the rating I would justify would be 10\10.
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  • best looking smart phone present today in market
    Mukul Anand (May 31, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    It takes just a glance to realise that the HTC One M8 is a beautiful phone. i say it's the best looking smartphone in the market. The Good The HTC One M8's sumptuous aluminum body makes a beautiful background for this top-flight smartphone's brilliant 5-inch display. 50K?! Should you really shell out a fortune for a phone? Thats your call, but if you do then read on. First and foremost at this price point stop obsessing over specs because if you're then you're better off waiting for the next nexus which will definitely sport these specs and would be priced atleast 18-20K lesser than this. I've been using the HTC One M7 for almost a year and the new M8 for a few days now. You should hold it to feel it, immaculate design and attention to detail. You would've already heard about most of the common pros the design, sense, dual camera, depth effects etc so I'll go over some of the lesser talked about details. OS: ----- Sense 6: I can't think of a single reason why it is even compared to stock android(touch wiz isn't even in the battle) when it is way ahead of it. Agreed Sense UI prior to version 5 was c*ap and felt heavy, added impurities to the stock UI of android but with V5 most of it changed and the V6 just pushes it to the top - Flat glassy UI which, trust me, grows on you the more you use it. True to the name it does feel sensible at many places like the dialer, contacts (agreed it borrowed some from windows) etc. Its extremely refined and polished. DESIGN: ------------ The overall design is a notch above the former M7 with nicely rounded corners which aren't as prone to dents as the M7 with sharp edges. The phone is a bit longer though which might be a little uncomfortable for some but other than that there isn't a major change in the overall design. The attention to even minute details like the placement of the LED indicator is only possible when you're truly customer obsessed rather than profit obsessed. CAMERA: -------------- Some reviewers have spoken of the lower resolution of the pics when compared to S5 and the likes, believe me unless you obsess over looking at every pic on your PC zooming at corners it really doesn't matter. In fact mega pixels has nothing to do with the quality of a photo, things like pixel size, aperture size etc are much more important in determining the quality and the M8 excels here with a 2??m pixel size and better aperture than the S5. Though I'm not a huge fan of having effects/filters on photos the depth effects are actually nice and work most of the time without hassle. The day light pics aren't the best in comparison but the pics at night/low light are better most of the time than the competition. So it really depends on where you use your camera the most. Note: Some users have reported a pinkish hue in the photos taken at night, thats not the normal behaviour of the camera and its probably a minor defect in your camera's lens. It can easily be gotten replaced at any service center and the warranty covers it. OTHERS: -------------- One other thing with HTC from an indian customer standpoint is that they update their flagships faster than others and they'll even support the phones with android updates/bug fixes for a much longer time than the other android phone makers. The other features like Blinkfeed, BoomSound and Zoe that came with the previous edition are actually awesome and I personally find them pretty useful. Anyone who has used this phone or even the earlier version for a good amount of time will have to agree that it starts becoming "something you love" from "something useful" pretty soon. As Keats said "A thing of beauty is a joy forever", its that unexpressable joy you're investing in. CONS: --------- Sense 6 seems to have added software keys for back and home and I can't think of a single reason why it would be more beneficial than the earlier capacitive buttons for which the space was already reserved on the black strip. It really is a waste of the precious space on the phone's screen(the biggest thing I hated about Nexus/Stock android too). It would've made sense had they removed the hardware strip initially used by the buttons but thats not the case probably because it would screw up the aesthetics.
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  • the best android phone i have used yet
    Arpan Aggarwal (May 20, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    This phone has a great front facing camera and back camera is also good but front facing is the best I have ever seen. This phone has a aluminum body and a sleeek and amazingly beautiful design. The ultra battery saving mode us unbelievable I was amazed to see how long can my phone endure and it survived for very long I talked on 20 numbers only with 1% battery left. Phone is a little big and sense isn't much different from 5 but yes this phone is fast like a flash. I recommend this phone anyday buy this it's price is totally worth it !
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  • I like design of the phone
    Rajput Vinaypal Singh (Aug 20, 2018) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    It is robust and fast.Does it support 4g Jio
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  • HTC One M8
    Kashif Hussain (May 31, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    By Kashif Hussain The htc m8 is beautifully designed phone with aluminum uni body. It is made of 90% metal. Holding this phone makes it feel premium. It is kind of slippery to hold but still it is good. The power button is way on the top which makes it a bit difficult to reach. The audio jack has been placed at the bottom. The phone provides an expandable storage up to128gb. The screen is of 5 inch display with 440ppi which provides great display protected with corning gorilla glass. The phone comes with dual camera on the back. The main is of previous 4mp camera with dual led flash. Another camera of 2mp is placed just above the main camera. The images shot with the camera are of decent quality. Not as detailed of a 12 or 16mp camera but it does not disappoints. The image after capturing can be refocused to produce stunning images. This is where the second camera comes in hand. The refocus is good but sometimes fails to blur out the background. The front camera is of 5mp which produces amazing images for the Instagram selfies. The phone is powered by the latest 2.3ghz quad core snapdragon with 2gb of ram. The m8 comes with the htc sense 6 which is far better than the stock android ui. Switching between the aps is flawless. The call quality is also great. Playing hd games and watching hd movies is smooth. The audio is the best than any other premium phone. The front speakers are as always gives great sound which makes watching movies on this phone even good. The battery is non removable. It offers great battery pack which lasts up to one full day even though powered by 2200mah. The phone even comes with an IR blaster which can switch on or off your TV sets. The only con is that the power button is way to the top which sometimes get difficult to reach. But the through swipe gestures on the screen when it is off you can switch it on without even pressing the power button. Bottom line is that the phone feels way to premium and is good but it is only behind due to its camera. Overall the phone is a great piece.
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  • CORRUPTED PHONE
    Cindy Leviere (Oct 2, 2018) on Gadgets 360
    I WANT A REFUND AND THEIR CUSTOMER SERVICE WONT HELP. TERRIBLE!!!!!!!
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