HTC Desire 826  HTC One (M8)  
HTC Desire 826HTC One (M8)
magic score<50<50
PriceRs. 18,995 onwardsRs. 19,499 onwards
Buy Now buy now buy now
Launch Date (India)Apr, 2015Apr, 2014
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.0, Upgradeable to 6.0Android 4.4, Upgradeable to 6.0
Screen Size5.5 inches5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)1080x1920 pixels (~ 441 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesSuper LCD3Super LCD3, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)
Processor1.7 GHz2.5 GHz
Processor TypeOcta CoreQuad Core
Processor NameQualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 (Quad Core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad Core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
GPUAdreno 405Adreno 330
Camera13.0 MP4.0 MP
Secondary Camera13.0 MP5.0 MP
Thickness7.99 mm9.35 mm
Weight183 gm160 gm
Battery Standby626 hrsN/A
Battery Standby (3G)687 hrs496 hrs
Battery Talktime21.70 hrsN/A
Battery Talktime (3G)18.60 hrs20.00 hrs
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Decent build quality
  • Beautiful, bright display - easily one of the best displays in its segment
  • Clean, minimalistic Sense UI over Android
  • Good audio quality
  • Good stereo loudspeakers
  • Beautiful, impeccable, class leading design - this phone is a head-turner
  • Unibody construction, based on gunmetal colored, brushed aluminum
  • Excellent display with vibrant color reproduction, and good brightness levels
  • Android interface with HTC Sense, which continues to be one of the most refined, and aesthetic Android UIs
  • Quick Motion Launch gestures add useful functionality
  • Snappy, fluid performance, powered by a top-of-the-line chipset
  • Excellent web browsers
  • Decent camera overall, with a duo camera system, that enables a dreamy bokeh effect (SLR-like) on captured images
  • Bigger screen than before, louder speakers, and a speedier performance makes the new HTC One even more of a multimedia powerhouse
  • Music app is stylish, and has has the ability to display lyrics as a song is being played
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Amazing front-firing speakers with HTC BoomSound that deliver a pounding level of audio quality that's unrivaled
  • HTC Connect uses a simple three-finger swipe gesture to allow us to send music or video via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to a host of compatible multimedia devices - such as television sets, portable speakers, or other home theater devices
  • HTC Sense TV app and built-in IR blaster allows the phone to double as a universal remote and media hub
  • Excellent call quality
  • Good battery life
  • Very useful 'extreme power saving mode' (allows 10% battery capacity to provide roughly 30 hours of standby)
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • The 183 grams of weight, slippery glossy back and its large footprint, means the phone is not very ergonomic to hold
  • Good performance in daily use, but not quite up to the level of its top competitors
  • Average camera
  • Average battery life
  • Because of the relatively low pixel count, the HTC One camera doesn't capture as much fine details as other flagship phones
Expert Reviews
User Reviews
Official WebsiteOfficial Website »Official Website »
Did you find phonecurry useful in your phone search? Drop us a testimonial!