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First camera samples from HTC's plastic flagship, the One E8, appear in China

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First camera samples from HTC's plastic flagship, the One E8, appear in China
Not even a week has gone by since HTC finally put all the rumors to rest with its unveiling of the One E8. Sounds familiar? That's not a coincidence -- the One E8 is very, very similar to the One M8 HTC flagship (in both name and looks), with very few, but quite important differences.

To start off, the One E8's unibody is entirely made of polycarbonate, not aluminum. The idea is for it to be a more affordable version of HTC's fashionable top shelfer, and it indeed is. In China, for example, the E8 sells for the equivalent of about $450, while the M8 goes for the much steeper $850. Of course, material use and pricing isn't the only thing that HTC tweaked with the E8, as the more discerning type would quickly point out. True enough, the controversial 4-megapixel UltraPixel camera with its depth sensor sidekick is nowhere to be found on the plastic-y One E8, which instead boasts a more traditional, 13-megapixel snapper. 

So does that necessarily mean an improvement? Well, a number of HTC One E8 camera samples, published on popular Chinese blog, ePrice, should be a starting point to your answer. We don't usually go in depth when another outlet's samples are concerned for obvious reasons, but we'll note that, at a glance, it does seem like this particular 13MP snapper won't exactly be capable to trade blows with the best there is right now. But, given the price tag of the E8, why should that worry you at all?

Note: Due to their size, samples may take a while to load, depending on your connection. You can find more samples in the source.


source: ePrice

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posted on 06 Jun 2014, 09:16

1. sar44 (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


BSI...

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 09:49 4

5. UglyFrank (Posts: 580; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Maybe just BS

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 09:33 1

2. hipnotika (Posts: 306; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


it is fairly good..

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 16:05

14. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3728; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Judging from these pics (which is not very conclusive), it's not great by any means. But for most people, they will prefer a mediocre 13MP camera versus a mediocre 4MP camera.

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 02:36

15. rizevnarastek (Posts: 332; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


You mean people would rather go for a mediocre 13Mp than for a great 4MP... :)

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 09:36 2

3. amiroomg (Posts: 17; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


great..ts quite good.

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 10:42 1

6. akki20892 (Posts: 3652; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Its too good.....great work by HTC.....

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 11:57 1

9. T.Law (Posts: 361; Member since: 10 May 2014)


Too good? You kidding, right..

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 15:01 2

13. akki20892 (Posts: 3652; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Yes...

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 09:38

4. sergiobr (Posts: 435; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


What a waste ! Noisely, and above the 13mp top dogs. Give us a break PA ! Put at 100% (#9).

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 10:42

7. antonioli (Posts: 187; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


Nothing special, but not so bad. It's ok, but could be better.

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 11:28

8. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 218; Member since: 30 May 2013)


I am hungry now tnx PA :D

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 12:02 2

10. steedsofwar (Posts: 288; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)


Better than 4up. Details are sharper me thinks.

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 13:14

12. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


was going to comment same, but you beat me to it.....

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 02:39

16. rizevnarastek (Posts: 332; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


You may think details aree sharper but they are not... the 4MP UltraPixel camera has great details pixel per pixel... It's just not good for zooming or croping...

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 12:05

11. jove39 (Posts: 1328; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Seems like htc screwed image quality on purpose?

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