HTC Desire 826  HTC One (M8) 
HTC Desire 826 HTC One (M8)
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Price Rs. 10,699 onwards N/A
Launch Date (India) Apr, 2015 Apr, 2014
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 5.0 Lollipop, Upgradeable to 6.0 Marshmallow Android 4.4, Upgradeable to 6.0 Marshmallow
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 441 pixels per inch)
Display Features Super LCD3 Super LCD3, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.7 GHz 2.5 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Quad Core
Processor Name Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 (Quad Core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad Core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
GPU Adreno 405 Adreno 330
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 4.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Simultaneous HD Video and Image Recording, HDR, BSI Sensor, F/2.2 Aperture, 28mm Lens, Split Capture, Voice Capture, Face Fusion, Photo Booth Software Dual Camera, Back Camera 1 (UltraPixel technology (pixel size 2.0 um), BSI Sensor, Sensor size 1/3 ", F/2.0 Aperture, 28mm lens, HTC ImageChip 2, HDR Video, Simultaneous video and image recording, Face Detection, Smile Detection, HDR, Panorama), Back Camera 2 (Captures Depth Information)
Secondary Camera 13.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features Full HD Video Recording, BSI Sensor, F/2.0 Aperture, 28.2mm Lens BSI Sensor, HDR, Full HD Video Recording, Gallery with UFocus, Dimension Plus, Seasons, Foregrounder, Image Match
Internal Memory 16 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Thickness 7.99 mm 9.35 mm
Weight 183 gm 160 gm
Battery Capacity 2600 mAh 2600 mAh
Battery Standby 626 hrs N/A
Battery Standby (3G) 687 hrs 496 hrs
Battery Talktime 21.70 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 18.60 hrs 20.00 hrs
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor
Other Features HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio; DLNA; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; HTC Connect; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration Flip to Mute; Gesture Control; IR Blaster (Universal Remote Control); Sense Voice; DLNA; NFC; Yes, via MHL; HTC Connect; Support consumer infrared remote control; WiFi Direct; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; HTC BoomSound; Built-in Amplifiers; Google Drive (50 GB cloud storage); BlinkFeed
2-minute Review [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)
2-minute Review [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
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