Deal: get the HTC One (M8) new and unlocked for $189.99 off-contract ($190 saving)
The oft-rumored HTC 10 is expected to be officially unveiled over the next couple of weeks, hot on the trail of impressive flagship announcements from the likes of Samsung and LG. Though some details on the upcoming device have emerged lately, the only thing we can be truly certain of is the high cost. If you're looking for a decent handset without the grandiose price tag, you may be interested in the Taiwanese firm's mature One (M8), which is currently available at the bargain price of $189.99.
After the success of the One M7, a device that seemed to rejuvenate HTC's mobile hardware credentials back in 2012, the M8 followed up a year later. In our HTC One (M8) review, it was hard to fault the device per se, though a combination of a sub-par main camera and a largely unchanged design probably contributed it its under-performance in the market.
Still, with a 1080 x 1920 IPS LCD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 with 2 GB of RAM and a 2600 mAh battery life that proved its worth in our review, the HTC One (M8) was and still is a solid device. The gimmicky 'Duo' camera is among the worst seen on a recent, high-profile flagship, so there is that. But if you've got $190 spare and are looking for a cheap device, today's offer is one you'll definitely want to look at.
With a saving of $190 on the list price, the One (M8) can be had at essentially half its usual cost. The deal, provided through eBay seller mobilepros1, offers the unlocked Verizon edition. As stated in the listing, it will not work with Sprint, though should be fine with GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile, along with Big Red.
The device also includes 32 GB of on-board storage, though you can add extra real estate (up to 128 GB) by means of the mircoSD slot. Software-wise, the M8 started life on Android KitKat (4.4), though thanks to an update earlier this month, your Verizon version should be the grateful recipient of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Unsurprisingly, over one hundred units have been sold in the past 24 hours alone, so hit up the source if you don't want to miss out on the limited supply.