The new HTC One (M8) is out! The most leaked phone in the world is finally official. And guess what? This phone screams disappointment! There is literally no “Wow!” factor in this new phone. It looks like its predecessor and performs like one. HTC One M8 is just a minor upgrade not a evolution. If you have the original One, there is no reason for you to upgrade.
The all new HTC One has 4 Ultra Pixel rear facing camera which basically is a 4MP camera seen on the original HTC One. What’s more? The optical image stabilization is missing this time around. So, you can expect to see some shakiness in your photos and videos. The Beats Audio is gone too. That was expected as HTC and Beats parted their way months earlier.That beats logo on the back was a pride that is now gone. There is a 5MP front facing camera for selfies! That was unexpected and something that we had not asked for. We wanted a better camera to shoot photos and we didn’t get it! There is a duo camera setup in the back which allows you to focus faster and have higher depth of field. Sounds nice but these features are already achieved by Nokia and Samsung without the need of second camera lens. There is nothing spectacular there. The new brushed metal on the new One may look nice at first sight but is really really slippery. The new HTC One (M8) is made up of 90% metal whereas the old One was made up of 70% metal. Although it may sound good on paper, the new One weights whooping 160gm which is much more than other flagships. This certainly can’t be a good thing.
The phone is now 5 inches has the same 1080p screen resolution. The phone is taller than most of the other phones and can be hard to use by one hand. Like every other phone manufacturers, HTC has moved to on-screen buttons but that move doesn’t make sense as the huge bezels are still present were. They should have reduced the bezel size to make dimension of the phone smaller. HTC has used the fastest Qualcomm processor, the 801 but has clocked it slower than the Samsung Galaxy S5. Sony Xperia Z2, LG G2 Pro and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 have 3GB of RAM in them.There is just 2GB of RAM in the all new one.