HTC One (E8)

price Rs. 35,000 onwards launch Aug, 2014
current magic score ?
<50
verdict AVOID
poor value-for-money
currently ranked
#25
of 30 phones in Rs. 30,000 - 40,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 7 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Sturdy design, attractive looks
  • Beautiful, crisp display, visible even under direct sunlight
  • Android interface with the beautiful, minimalist, and stable HTC Sense skin
  • Buttery smooth performance
  • Front-facing BoomSound stereo speakers are excellent
  • Fast and effective camera
  • Great multimedia performance
  • Good battery life

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • Not ideal for single-handed usage
  • Glossy white version tends to get scratched easily (go for the matte black version instead)

7 expert review(s)


video review

source: @PhoneArena
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 4.4, Upgradeable to 6.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 441 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super LCD3
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity
  • Ambient Light
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
Processor/RAM
Processor2.5 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm MSM8975AC Snapdragon 801
GPUAdreno 330
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2600 mAh
Battery Standby504 hrs
Battery Talktime26.80 hrs
Dimensions
Weight145 gm
Thickness9.85 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • BSI Sensor
  • F/2.2 Aperture
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Full HD Video Recording
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes (limited band support)
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
DLNAYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • HTC Blinkfeed
  • HTC BoomSound
  • Sense Voice
  • Motion Launch Controls
  • Built-in Selfie Tools
  • Built-in Amplifiers
  • HTC Connect
  • Google Drive (50 GB cloud storage)
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
3.09/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys