With the release of the new flagship One device, from HTC labeled the HTC One (M8), as always, there are very high expectations, especially since this will be their major attraction for the season. However, with the burden of the original HTC One not turning a good hype to high sales, the One (M8) will have a lot to prove this time around.
The HTC One (M8) seems an improved smartphone as compared to its highly regarded earlier version. With a design that was instantly recognizable and unique to the original One, the predecessor to this set, was widely considered as a beautifully designed phone, and the One (M8) has perfected the design along with a number of additional modifications in other areas.
The HTC One (M8) even brings in the best and most powerful hardware in the market, and has increased the screen size, while taking in the capacitive keys inside the screen to keep the overall size in check. Additionally, on the software side, HTC brings in the Android KitKat, the latest OS from Android, along with a new version of the Sense UI for improved usability.
HTC has looked to cover up on most of the weaknesses of the original One, with the chipset upgrade on the top of everyone’s list HTC has also thrown in the capability of memory expansion, and the improvement in efficiency is an added benefit.
Of course, one of the main weaknesses with the One was the camera, and the same question will hang over the One (M8) too. The HTC One (M8) has again been furnished with the same 4 MP snapper with the same pixel count – HTC has taught more tricks to its camera though still one would wonder, all the issues with the first such snapper, why would HTC stick to it, especially when the competition is going to cameras that are 5 to 10 times the resolution. Lets see how the snapper, and the overall smartphone pans out.