HTC One E8 vs HTC One M8: camera comparison
State of the Union
Recently, HTC announced the One E8 -- a near-identical, but plastic version of the One M8 with a different, more-orthodox 13-megapixel camera. We instantly saw an opportunity to put the two to the test in order to see what happens, and that's what we did.
|HTC One E8||13MP||1/3.06'' 4:3||F2.2||Single LED||Digital image stabilization, HDR, Panorama, Scenes||1920x1080, 30/60 fps, HDR video|
|HTC One M8||4MP||1/3'' 16:9||F2.0||Dual tone LED||Digital image stabilization, HDR, Panorama, Scenes, Duo Camera Effects||1920x1080, 30/60 fps, HDR video|
HTC One E8 vs HTC One M8
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HTC One E8 vs HTC One M8: video
1. HTC One E8
2. HTC One M8
3. HTC One E8
4. HTC One M8
1. AfterShock (Posts: 2968; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Um, I'd go E8 in a heartbeat over M8.
YMMV of course.
Now, make the E8 in black soft touch matte finish like old OneXLs, and you've a sweet phone again HTC.
15. tiara6918 (Posts: 1534; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
The butterfly 2 solves all this-http://www.engadget.com/2014/07/31/kdd-htc-j-butterfly/
2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
HTC purposely made this E8's camera bad or inferior than other 13MPs. To show M8's camera is better.
5. Retro-touch (Posts: 264; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
Yeah they used the same sensor as the One Mini 2 on the E8. It's poor on their part cause despite having good phones they will end up being synonymous with crappy cameras. The M8 simply cannot compete with current flagships, in fact it can't compete with 2013 and 2012 flagships. Ultrapixel are a nice gimmick but they should put a great 13 or 16MP camera and they will have the best all around phone
22. AizazAli1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Nov 2014)
haha.. you dont even know m8 cam.. its superb duperb cam. better than s5 and xperia z3.
dont misguide people. People love m8 cam. your comments cant misguide them but if u try to misguide them they will say you an .........
4. pulkit1 (Posts: 344; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)
both are bad but i would go with e8 because of more detail rest could be improves with snapseed noise would still be a problem . phonearena should have included the pictures of actual scene also.
6. Noble_One (Posts: 58; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)
I could be wrong but part of me feels like the 4mp ultapixel nonsense is masking a cost cutting measure...why else would they knowingly put a better sensor in the lower production cost handset?
9. CyberFalcon (Posts: 172; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)
my thought is they had too many ultra pixels in stock that s y they had to use the same bs in their new phone.
any ways HTC said that it ll upgrade to a new camera next year...
so i am eagerly waiting for it.
7. Cesar (Posts: 134; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
you need to clean the lens before taking a photo
8. anthonio360 (Posts: 7; Member since: 30 May 2011)
If there is any reason why I dislike d HTC one m8 it's d use of the ultra pixel, this useless ultra bull***t was meant to take good piks even @ low light but it ends up having the worse piks @ low light & worst @ bright light.
Am a good fan of the HTC but I think I've got 2 stick to my HTC ONE m7 until the HTC ONE m9 is out with a better camera tech
10. jellmoo (Posts: 704; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
Up next, PA pits the camera of the M8 up against a potato. Finally a fight the M8 can win, or is this spud full of surprises?
11. Adi87 (Posts: 7; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)
They are using the same strategy which apple used by launching Apple 5c alongside 5s..!!!
In order to prove that M8 is much superior quality phone..!!! (The truth)
13. Rain017 (Posts: 23; Member since: 11 Jul 2014)
i think m8 is better its just that its struggles with direct light or sunlight exposure but over all i find htc one m8 better colour reproduction clarity and even low light shots its just that it tends to be grainy the camera of e8 has better detail but aside from that nothing more
16. dimitrisantoniou (Posts: 7; Member since: 31 Jul 2014)
Well, we can say that the resolution of the ulrapixel camera is tragic but we can't say that the one m8 isn't a great camera phone. It is better than the e8 as it has a more bright camera, it packs a great duo camera effect and I think that the e8 is a great cameraphone but m8 is much better.
17. darkskoliro (Posts: 997; Member since: 07 May 2012)
They should have made the 13mp+2mp for quick focus etc on the rear, then the 4UP for the front facing cam. That way they still can get rid of that 4UP stock
18. noods78 (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)
with the utmost respect and trying to be totally professional here but I've been reading your updates since the HTC One m8 was released. now compare overall performance & htc is the powerhouse I've compared it with the Samsung Galaxy s5 also with the LG g3 I'm a big LG fan & was hoping to go with the G 3 but due to the QHD screen it seems to lag a bit in performance up close and personal against the HTC One m8 as the galaxy s5 stands behind the pack.I don't know why but your site has held a prejudice against HTC and has knocked there devices any chance they get you stand opposite to every other site that I read even looking at your camera comparison what to e8 vs m8 I see that you zoomed in more for focus with the E8 shoots from a further distance with the M8. please give us unbiased results take a look at what defines the ultrapixel & some of the features HTC included with there camera, why no mention of any of this? play around with the m8 check the user interface see how it plays games streams movies compared to these other devices now if you're a big big camera guy and that's why you buy your phone you're probably better off with a different one. But I don't think you have ever spent a day with the HTC M8. Cause if you want an all out powerhouse second to none in performance HTC M7 & M8 can't be touched not until the QSD 805 comes out but then HTC will be prepared for that also I really like your site enjoy reading your updates on pretty much all the phones but please try to be a little more honest with the results don't manipulate your fans to follow your winner. take a look at other sites HTC One m8 is still number one on 8 out of 10 sites out there by users and expert choice & I can back all this up with comparisons to prove this right here at Fandroidtechs.blogspot.com
19. Rain017 (Posts: 23; Member since: 11 Jul 2014)
yeah i agree i used z2 for 13days but its kinda laggy and tends to overheat and forced closed the camera app happens if you take a lot of pics. i changed it to M89returned it to my carrier) at first i thought that the camera sucks but when i used it reviews coming from other sites esp. PA is blows out of proportion they focus so much in detail they haven't even manually set up the settings and save it as a custom then try to use the camera again the detail could have been better but the Ultrapixel and the lowlight shots are one of the best I've seen its not perfect but few tweaks can alter some problems such as Over exposure or Under exposure in the broad daylight
20. tusharxxx (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Aug 2014)
Here, E8 is getting some yellow tinge(I haven't used the phone so don't know).......
And M8 is getting noticeable blue tinge (which is not present in my asian M8 , it might be your device's specific problem or may be difference in settings)
And my M8 captures decent pics when shown on its own screen.........People having GS4 always take my M8 to take photos.......It's way better on its own screen.
21. alexvv (Posts: 101; Member since: 16 Oct 2013)
the problem was not the ultrapixel camera solution itself but the fact that it needed more mp, at least 7 or 8 and a good ois. but htc refused to answer. it's still a camera which is better than most in low light.