HTC One M8 has been officially announced at dual events in the London and New York. It packs many new features and enhancements which are making this device different from other Android Smartphones. HTC One M8 has been revealed after hoards of rumors in past some months. Now its time for the Hands On and know what’s inside the HTC One.
Before proceeding take a look at the specs of the HTC One M8 – a Snapdragon 801 chipset with a 2.3 GHz Krait 400 processor for the US, Europe, Middle East and Africa and a higher-clocked 2.5 GHz Krait 400 CPU for Asia, Adreno 330 GPU and 2 GB of RAM. Its supports 4G LTE, and running Android 4.4 Kitkat on board. You can check the full hardware specification at the bottom.
Let’s check some new features like Duo Camera, HTC Sense 6, UFocus, Zoe, Motion Launch, HTC Dot View case, HTC Sense TV and much more of the HTC One M8. Let’s first start with
HTC’s Camera is packed with something special along with HTC UltraPixel module it consists a dual flash and full 1080p HD video recording, producing incredible images in all lighting conditions and rich, high-quality video. A 5- MP wide-angle front facing camera also captures superior selfies with ease.
The Duo Camera boasts a depth sensor in addition to the main HTC UltraPixelTM module, capturing detailed depth information from a scene and enabling a range of beautiful and creative effects that allow you to do more with your images than ever before.
HTC Sense 6:
HTC is calling this features of the HTC Sense 6 as the sixth sense of the device. It allows you to use the phone without actually touching or turning on the screen. It uses motion sensors to operate the device. Example, Using Motion Launch there’s an option of Auto Answer in HTC One M8 which allows you to answer a call by putting the phone to your ear without touching the screen
ZoeTM will evolve into a cloud-based service. Upload Zoe Videos for all to see, and invite friends to add their own photos, videos and music to share incredible highlight reels of classic moments. The new Zoe app will be available for download through Google Play in the summer.
Hot Dot View Case
It has taken the Motion launch of the HTC Sense 6 to another level. You can extend Motion Launch by double tapping the dot view case, in addition to checking the time, weather, new texts, emails and calls – without touching or revealing the screen. An outstanding phone deserves a case that protects and extends its innovative design and industry-leading functionality. The new HTC Dot ViewTM phone case protects the screen, whilst displaying notifications and interactions in a retro, dot-matrix style.
HTC Sense TV
HTC SenseTM TV now also brings live sports statistics for the 10 most popular sports in the world, with sports fans now able to access the latest scores, match statistics and live updates from unmissable games while they watch another game on the main TV screen.
Further there are some old features like HTC Boomsound, Blinkfeed and fitness Apps with some more enhancements and options. Did you like the HTC One M8 and how many of you will buy after its availability in market? Share your views about the device in the comments section below.
HTC One (M8) hardware specifications
|Dimensions||146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm|
|Colors||Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver, Amber Gold|
|Display||5.0 inch, Full HD 1080p Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
2.5GHz quad-core CPU in Asia/China (MSM8974AC)
2.3GHz quad-core CPU in US/EMEA (MSM8974AB)
|Platform||Android 4.4 with HTC Sense 6, HTC BlinkFeed|
|SIM Card Type||nanoSIM|
|Memory||Total storage: 16GB/32GB, available capacity varies
Expansion card slot supports microSD memory card for up to 128GB additional storage (card not included)
|Network||2G/ 2.5G – GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G – WCDMA:
EMEA: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps
Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps
AT&T: 850/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps
Sprint: 850/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA up to 14.4 Mbps
Verizon: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 14.4 Mbps
Tmus: 850/AWS/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps
3G – CDMA
Sprint & Verizon: 800/1900 MHz
4G – LTE:
EMEA: 800/900/1800/2600 MHz
Asia: 700/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz
AT&T: 700/850/AWS/1800/1900/2600 MHz
Sprint: FDD 800/1900 MHz , TDD 2600 MHz
Verizon: 700/AWS/1800/2600 MHz
Tmus: 700/AWS MHz
Primary camera: HTC UltraPixel camera , BSI sensor, pixel size 2.0 um, sensor size 1/3”, ƒ/2.0, 28mm lens. HTC ImageChip 2. 1080p Full HD video recording with HDR video
Secondary camera: capture depth information
Front camera: 5MP, ƒ/2.0, BSI sensor, wide angle lens with HDR capability, 1080p Full HD video recording
Gallery with UFocus, Dimension Plus, Seasons, Foregrounder, Image match
|Multimedia||Audio supported formats:
Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 10)
Video supported formats:
Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 10), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)
|GPS||Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS, Digital compass|
|Sensors||Gyro sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Barometer|
|Connectivity||3.5 mm stereo audio jack, NFC (3), Bluetooth® 4.0 with aptX enabled
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz) DLNA® for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer, HTC Connect
Micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port with mobile high- definition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI connection (Special cable required for HDMI connection.)
Support consumer infrared remote control
|Sound Enhancement||HTC BoomSound Dual front-facing stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers, HTC Sense Voice|
|Battery||Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery
Capacity: 2600 mAh
Talk time:Up to 20 hours for 3G
Standby time: Up to 496 hours for 3G
Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz DC output: 5 V and 1.5 A