HTC One M8 is a smartphone from HTC, which was nevertheless presented as a successor to the parallel to continue produced HTC One. It has a quad-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 with 2.3 GHz and 2 GB RAM. The 5-inch screen dissolves with 1920 × 1080 pixels on. The operating system is Android in version 4.4 (currently 5.0.1), with the user interface HTC Sense 6 “SixthSense” or Windows Phone 8.1.
The successor, the HTC One M9, was introduced in March 2015. In addition to the HTC One M9, there is also a new version of the HTC One M8 with new components. The HTC One M8s has an improved back camera with a much higher resolution (13 megapixels instead of 4 Ultra pixels), an increased by approximately 10% battery capacity, and an eight-core processor with 64-bit architecture. The barometer sensor and the infrared interface omitted when M8s.
The One has two cameras on the back, one of the two is dissolved with 4.1 megapixels and equipped with HTC’s Ultra pixel technology. The second picture is taken only at 2.1 Megapixel, but only stores depth information to allow for example a subsequent focusing. Other highlights include the “awakening” of smartphones by a double tap on the screen or by swiping your screen in standby mode.
In tests, the HTC One (M8) cuts generally very well. For instance, praises inside-handy.de the good workmanship, the display and durable battery. Criticizes, however, is that the case is too large in relation to the display. Moreover disappointed Camera of the basic model (M8) the high expectations.
Per press release from HTC Germany was announced in July 2014 that a dual-SIM variant of the M8 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland will be introduced. The model will be offered exclusively with 16 GB of internal storage, can accommodate two Nano-SIM for the dual-standby and additionally provides a memory expansion via microSD. Supported mobile frequencies differ from the conventional model.
In particular, the LTE band 20 (800 MHz) is not supported, which is used in Germany. The only available color is called “Gunmetal Grey”. The software equivalent, except for the enlargement to include dual SIM settings of the Standard Model, and was updated in May 2015 to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, three months after the standard version they received.
In August 2014 HTC and Verizon Wireless announced a new variant of the M8 under the name “HTC One (M8) for Windows”, which is running a version of Windows Phone 8.1 instead of Android as an operating system. Thus, this device is the first HTC Windows Phone 8X by since 2012 Design.
The hardware is almost identical to the Android version, except for small variations in coloring and branding. The unit offers custom developments under Sense, which are embedded in Windows Phone, as Blink Feed and Duo Camera or supporting the Dot View Covers.
The development of the “M8 for Windows” was made possible by changes to the platform by Microsoft. So more flexibility and variety in design and support for software keys should be possible. This enabled manufacturers to bring their Android devices without major changes with Windows Phone on the market.