HTC unveils One M8 smartphone with larger screen, depth-sensing rear camera

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
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The oft-leaked HTC One (M8) is now official as the company took the wraps off their latest flagship smartphone on Tuesday. The new HTC One features a 5-inch Super LCD3 display operating at 1,920 x 1,080 that's good for 441...

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Archean

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Except for camera (which should have been bumped to at least 8mp with OIS imho) it seems to be a very good package. Construction materials wise HTC has been light years ahead of plasticky rubbish of Samsung. And I think One is still the best looking phone amongst all the droid crowd.
 
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Per Hansson

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Anybody got any info on the dual-sim variant of the M8 yet?
Will it support 4G? (The original HTC One did not)
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

TS Evangelist
It's a nice blower but I really can't tell the difference between this and the outgoing model in terms of looks. Then again the Samsung GS3 to the GS5 look like triplets to me and that's probably not a bad thing for most people, myself included.
 

MilwaukeeMike

TS Evangelist
Except for camera (which should have been bumped to at least 8mp with OIS imho) it seems to be a very good package. Construction materials wise HTC has been light years ahead of plasticky rubbish of Samsung. And I think One is still the best looking phone amongst all the droid crowd.
I agree, I wish they had bumped it up to 8MP. Crappy zoom is my only complaint of the One's camera. However, it would come at the sacrifice of low-light pictures and hardly ever having to use a flash is pretty nice.

They asked HTC why OIS wasn't included and they said it wouldn't have fit in there with the 2nd camera/depth sensor on the back, and they said it's less needed now with the depth sensor. From the quick reviews out so far no one has complained about it missing. As usual I won't believe everything I read and won't make any big speculation until Anandtech comes out with a full review.

One of the things that sounded most attractive to me was the battery life. Reviewers claimed it was hard to kill the battery in one day.
 

VitalyT

Russ-Puss
What I really don't like in this phone and others similar - their pathetic attempts to produce and show off an edge-to-edge screen, while in reality just covering the thick frame with black plastic to make it look as if part of the screen.

I think LG came much closer to the edge-to-edge design these days, and I hope iPhone 6 will show the real edge-to-edge screen at last.
 
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