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HTC One M8s

HTC One M8s
alaScore 89

206 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 206 reviews of HTC One M8s. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and design. The performance and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the connectivity and battery.

size, usability, performance, design, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC One M8s is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC One M8s

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of HTC One M8s from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the sound and portability are on the whole positive. The durability and size also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the reliability and usability.

performance, size, durability, portability, sound

usability, reliability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC One M8S SIM-Free Smartphone - GreyHTC One M8S SIM-Free Smartphone - Grey

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

HTC One M8s review

 

The HTC One M8s is the same as the One M8, but with a new camera, updated 64-bit 8-core processor, a larger battery and Android Lollipop. It's cheaper too! If you missed out on the M8, perhaps this is the upgrade you've been waiting for.

It might seem odd for HTC to release the M8s one full year after the original M8 , and just weeks after launching the new One M9 . However, the M8s fixes the one or two issues that marred the original M8, and is a superb phone in its own right. It...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

HTC One M8s review

 

A cheap smartphone with high-quality hardware and design - too good to be true?

High-quality hardware ; Great BoomSound speakers ; Good general performance ; Sharp screen ; Nice design

Rubbish battery life ; Heats up easily ; Mediocre camera ; No IR transmitter ; Sickly screen colours

At first glance, the HTC One M8s looks like a phone twice the price, with a vibrant screen and good hardware. However, the more you use it, the more you realise the only thing premium about it is its shiny shell.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Tony Ibrahim (goodgearguide.com.au)

HTC One (M8s) review: Better value for money than HTC's flagship

 

HTC tends to the shortcomings of last year's flagship with the M8s

Aluminium body with brushed hairline finish ; Front firing and amplified stereo speakers ; High resolution cameras with DuoFocus technology ; Long lasting battery ; Relatively inexpensive

No more remote control functionality ; Design is a year old ; Improvements can still be made to the camera

May, 2015

Expert review by: Tony Ibrahim (pcworld.idg.com.au)

HTC One (M8s) review: Better value for money than HTC's flagship

 

HTC tends to the shortcomings of last year's flagship with the M8s

Aluminium body with brushed hairline finish ; Front firing and amplified stereo speakers ; High resolution cameras with DuoFocus technology ; Long lasting battery ; Relatively inexpensive

No more remote control functionality ; Design is a year old ; Improvements can still be made to the camera

Walk into a Vodafone store and you’ll see two phones. One is the M9, a metal clad Android phone with stereo speakers and a 5-inch screen priced from $65 a month. The other is the M8s, a metal clad Android phone with stereo speakers and a 5-inch screen...

May, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

HTC One M8s review

 

The One M8 reborn in budget form

Fancy-feeling metal body ; Decent general performance ; Good speakers

Camera is issue-tastic ; It’s a rehash of an old phone ; Software could do with small modernisations ; Battery life is not great

It’s the HTC One M8 with some cheaper parts, but is a decent mid-range mobile

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.co.uk)

HTC One M8s review

 

The One M8s is, in almost every way, an identical phone to 2014's One M8 . It has the same design, it's the same size, the display is identical, it runs HTC's Sense 6 software and it has comparable power, although it now has an octa-core processor...

The HTC One M8s has a slick design, a good screen and plenty of power.

It's so similar to last year's One M8 that it's already old news. The camera is unable to balance exposure and it has inconsistent white balance.

With last year's specs, a disappointing camera and an all-too-familiar design, the HTC One M8s is neither new nor exciting, but it's a decent phone for the price.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

HTC One M8s review

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The HTC One M8s has a seductively sleek metal body and is an alternative to the more expensive HTC One M9. We like the design and the screen is nice and clear, but does it have what it takes to be a Best Buy? Read on to find out.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Alex Angove (whistleout.com.au)

HTC One M8s review: great, affordable, still beautiful

 

The One M8s is one of the best value Androids on the market right now. And it's shiny!

As a bang-for-buck device, the HTC One M8s is by far one ofthe best phones we’ve seen in a long time. If you’re after a mid-range Android,definitely put this one on your list of handsets to check out very, veryclosely.

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: phil welsh (s21.com)

HTC One M8s

 

Got the fone well pleased with it till it had software issues, took it back to ee they sent it off for repair came back working as good as before 3 months later it did it again, this carried on another fout times and ee said they wouldn't replace it...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: terry h (s21.com)

HTC One M8s

 

I had a htc M8 model, cost me a lot of money, there was an error coming up on screen, sent it away for repair to htc,they sent me a quote £252.00p told them to keep it, it was going to cost me £26 for return with fault, because this was not my own...

Jan, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2840
Battery performance:2840
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time (3G):528 / 753
Talk time (3G):20 / 20.25 / 25.5

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

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:120
Rear Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
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
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Gold / Grey / Silver
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Orientation sensor: Yes
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, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Speakers:Stereo
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, MP4, WMV
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,AVI,MP4,WMV / 3G2,3GP,MP4,WMV

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA,WCDMA / HSPA / WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:800,850,1900 / 800,850,900,1800,2600 / 800,900,1800,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, FTP, GOEP, HFP, OPP, SDAP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE / 4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Barometer: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.0 / 5.0.2 / v5.0 Lollipop
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Processor:615
Processor cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.7
Processor model:615

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.0 / 5.0.2 / v5.0 Lollipop

Storage

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

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Chrome, Google Hangouts, Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.366 / 0.368 / 0.376
Height:5.75 / 6.93
Weight:5.54 / 5.64
Width:2.78