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HTC One (M8) / HTC One (M8 Eye)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6704 reviews of HTC One (M8) / HTC One (M8 Eye). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the camera and size are overall positive. The design and usability also get good reviews. Many are negative about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC One (M8) / HTC One (M8 Eye) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC One (M8) / HTC One (M8 Eye)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 322 user reviews of HTC One (M8) / HTC One (M8 Eye) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and screen. The usability and design also get good comments. There are some critical reviews about the connectivity and reliability.

performance, design, usability, screen, portability

reliability, connectivity

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC One M8 UK Sim Free Smartphone - Amber GoldHTC One M8 UK Sim Free Smartphone - Amber Gold

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC One (M8) / HTC One (M8 Eye)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2540 user reviews of HTC One (M8) / HTC One (M8 Eye) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the camera and portability. The design and usability also get good feedback, but opinions are divided on the reliability. Many are negative about the connectivity.

performance, usability, design, portability, camera

connectivity

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC One M8 - Factory Unlocked 32GB - US Warranty (Gunmetal Grey)HTC One M8 - Factory Unlocked 32GB - US Warranty (Gunmetal Grey)

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for HTC One (M8) / HTC One (M8 Eye)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of HTC One (M8) / HTC One (M8 Eye) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and design. The usability and performance also get good feedback, but many are negative about the screen and reliability.

portability, performance, usability, design, camera

reliability, screen

80% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC One M8 Factory Unlocked US Warranty, 16 GB Gunmetal GreyHTC One M8 Factory Unlocked US Warranty, 16 GB Gunmetal Grey

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

HTC One (M8) for Windows review: Tinker, Tailor

 

What if you could pick a phone and then choose its operating system? What if you could get a popular flagship such as the HTC One (M8) and replace the Android OS with Windows Phone? Wonder no more - meet the HTC One (M8) for Windows - the only...

Metal unibody with brushed finish ; 5" 1080p capacitive touchscreen with 441pi pixel density; Corning Gorilla Glass 3 ; Windows Phone 8.1 OS ; 2.3GHz quad-core Krait 400 CPU; 2GB of RAM; Adreno 330 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset ; Dual 4MP AF...

4MP camera can't match higher-resolution rivals ; No 4K video recording or OIS (on a flagship device) ; Non user-replaceable battery ; USB On-the-go or USB Host

HTC One (M8) has proven to be as capable as its Android counterpart and that's no surprise. But it's time to address the million dollar question now. The big elephant in the room we have been avoiding throughout this entire review. Is it possible to...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Brad Molen (engadget.com)

HTC One (M8) for Windows review: Same muscle, different soul

 

Since Windows Phone's humble beginnings, Microsoft has been the underdog in the wireless industry. Four years later, nothing's changed -- except, perhaps

Beautiful aluminum design ; Above-average performance ; Good battery life ; Global LTE roaming ; Latest version of Windows Phone

Missing some features unique to the Android M8 ; Mediocre camera compared to competing devices ; Only one color option ; Difficult to quickly access the camera

The One M8 for Windows is worth considering if you're looking for a beautifully designed Windows Phone with fast performance.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

HTC One (M8) vs Sony Xperia Z2: Unsafe mode

 

There haven't really been sparks flying between Sony and HTC. It doesn't look like a rivalry capable of producing the kind of ripples one would expect of a clash involving Samsung and Apple, or LG and Samsung. Yet, HTC and Sony have been contributing...

Looking back at what just happened, it did feel more like a gentleman's duel than a brutal cage fight. Great-looking and well-behaved. Too well-behaved perhaps for an exciting and engaging matchup? We don't know about that but these two are definitely...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Matt Safford (digitaltrends.com)

HTC One M8 Harman Kardon Edition review

 

Sprint's Harman Kardon-branded HTC One M8 stands out, thanks to a two-tone paint job and a nice set of bundled earbuds. But iffy audio tweaks and lots of app clutter make it a let-down.

The HTC One Harman/Kardon Edition isn’t a bad phone. In fact, it’s far from that, thanks largely to the mostly great design and hardware that it borrows from the standard version of the One M8. And whether or not you put much serious stock in the audio...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Brad Molen (engadget.com)

The new HTC One review: a great phone, even if no longer a game-changer

 

The HTC One was one of our favorite smartphones of 2013. It featured a gorgeous industrial design, a fantastic display, great camera and top-of-the-line

Beautiful all-metal design with brushed-metal finish ; Duo Camera delivers great imagery ; Top of the line performance ; Long battery life ; Motion Launch is a nice touch

The phone has a slippery feel that makes it difficult to grip ; No enhancements to the display or HTC's UltraPixel technology

The new One looks sharp, performs well, has solid battery life and improves on its predecessor in most categories. It's still at the top of our list, but its slick finish makes it uncomfortable to hold. What's more, we'd like to see some more...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

HTC One (M8) review: One and only

 

To say there are great expectations of the freshly announced HTC One (M8) would be a massive understatement. This is, after all, one of the flagships to shape the entire season. But a predecessor that failed to turn warm reception into good sales is...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support; 42Mbps HSPA+; LTE connectivity ; 5" 1080p capacitive touchscreen with 441pi pixel density; Corning Gorilla Glass 3 ; 2.3GHz quad-core Krait 400 CPU; 2GB of RAM; Adreno 330 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset ; Android...

4MP camera can't match higher-resolution rivals ; No 4K video recording or OIS ; Non user-replaceable battery

Superb to look at and hold and extremely capable, the HTC One (M8) is a proper flagship smartphone. The development team behind it deserves praise for improving the strengths of the first generation while also addressing some of its biggest shortcomings.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

HTC One (M8) for Windows (AT&T)

 

The HTC One (M8) for Windows marries high-end design with modern specs for Microsoft's underdog mobile ecosystem.

Gorgeous build. Top-notch front-facing camera. Cool depth-of-field tricks on main camera. Very loud speakerphone.

Main camera fails to impress overall. Disappointing battery life.

Conclusions When the M8 for Windows originally debuted on Verizon, I was hopeful that it would be the first of many Android-to-Windows conversions. Despite Microsoft's free licensing policy, though, that hope has failed to come to fruition. And with...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Hachman (pcworld.com)

HTC One (M8) for Windows review: a novel new take on Windows Phone

 

HTC took its flagship Android phone, and swapped in Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1. The result is an entirely new flagship that's even more appealing for its novelty factor.

A third-party flagship device breathes new life into Windows Phone ; Solid, professional construction ; Creative elements -- camera, creative apps, speakers -- set it apart

App gap" pronounced when compared against Android ; Low-resolution camera may turn off some ; Shorter battery life than Android version

HTC's latest Windows Phone is thoughtful, inspiring, and well-constructed. Unfortunately, some hardware and software limitations hold it back.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

HTC One M8 for Windows review

 

The classic Oreo cookie is a wonderful thing. (By classic, I mean the Double Stuf, let's be real here.) It's the right combination of crunchy and soft, sweet and, well, more sweet. It's the best...

Great design ; Great display ; Solid battery life

Performance not as good as Android version ; So-so camera ; Limited availability ; Missing some of Android's best features and apps

Aug, 2014

Expert review by (cnet.com)

HTC One M8 for Windows ( 16GB)

 

With the latest version of its One M8 , HTC brings one of Android 's most celebrated smartphones to Windows Phone. The handset's premium metal design and top-end specs breathe some welcome variety into Microsoft's OS, which is now dominated by Nokia...

Verizon's HTC One M8 brings premium style to the Windows Phone franchise, has a brilliant 1080p display and excellent audio speakers, and it's powered by a robust quad-core processor.

The Windows Phone OS has a smaller app market, the handset's battery is nonremovable, and like the Android M8s before it, photos aren't as sharp as those from its competitors.

While its camera isn't best-in-class and Windows Phone's underwhelming app selection still stings, the elegant and sophisticated HTC One M8 is an enticing alternative to Nokia models.

Aug, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2300 / 2600
Battery performance:2300 / 2600
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (3G):309.45 / 496
Talk time (3G):20 / 24.01

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2.1 / 5
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13 / 4 / 5
Maximum frame rate:60
Optical sensor size:1 / 3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 4 / 5
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Sensor Type:BSI
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p / 720p, 1080p

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Head SAR:0.419
Head SAR (EU):0.419
Head SAR category (EU):B
SAR value:0.42
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.42

Design

Color of product:Amber, Gold / Black, Red / Gold / Grey / Pink / Red / Silver
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4.7 / 5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 1920 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS / LCD / LED
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:440
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MID, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, MID, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, PNG
Speakers:Stereo
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4 / 3G2, 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV / 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV / 3GP, DIVX, MPEG4, WMV
Video compression formats:MP4
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,MP4,WMV / 3G2,3GP,AVI,MKV,MP4 / 3G2,3GP,AVI,MP4,WMV / 3GP,AVI,MP4,WMV / 3GP,DIVX,MPEG4,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Barometer: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):800,850,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSPA+,WCDMA / HSPA,WCDMA / TD-SCDMA,WCDMA / UMTS / WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G bands supported:800,1800,2600 / 800,900,1800,2600 / 850,900,1800,2600 / 900,1800,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Google applications:Gmail,Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search / Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube / Google Now,Gmail,Google Chat,Google Maps,Google Music,YouTube

Packaging Content

Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.4
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Postpaid
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B / Mini-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0 / 2.0/3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

Processor:801
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.5
Processor model:801

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.1 / 4.4
vCard: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2 / 2048
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:2
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Postpaid

Technical Details

Color: Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Now, Gmail, Google Chat, Google Maps, Google Music, YouTube
Material:Aluminium
Scratch resistant:Y
Scratch-resistant:Y

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.368 / 0.37 / 2.78
Height:0.366 / 2.78 / 5.75 / 5.76
Weight:5.64
Width:2.78 / 5.75
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