HTC One (M8)

price Rs. 29,999 onwards | launch Apr, 2014
magic score ?
poor value for money
our verdict: avoid
of 29 phones in Rs. 25,000 - 30,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 13 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • 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)

What We Didn't

  • 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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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 4.4, Upgradeable to 6.0
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 441 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super LCD3
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity
  • Ambient Light
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
Processor2.5 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
GPUAdreno 330
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery Capacity2600 mAh
Battery Standby (3G)496 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)20.00 hrs
Weight160 gm
Thickness9.35 mm
Camera4.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 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 Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • BSI Sensor
  • HDR
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • Gallery with UFocus
  • Dimension Plus
  • Seasons
  • Foregrounder
  • Image Match
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
TV OutYes, via MHL
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
FM RadioYes
  • Flip to Mute
  • Gesture Control
  • IR Blaster (Universal Remote Control)
  • Sense Voice
  • HTC BoomSound
  • Built-in Amplifiers
  • HTC Connect
  • Support consumer infrared remote control
  • WiFi Direct
  • Google Drive (50 GB cloud storage)
  • BlinkFeed
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