5 minor features that make the HTC One (M8) better than the HTC One (M7)

It comes as no surprise that the HTC One (M8) is superior to last year's One (M7), and you can read our comparison in case you aren't convinced yet. And that's not because the newer model is bigger, bolder, with upgraded internals, and with expandable storage. There's a considerable number of minor improvements we've also spotted during our personal time with the One (M8), and below you'll find 5 of them. What's your favorite upgrade or improvement brought by HTC's new flagship? Let us know down in the comments!

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One (M8)
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Dual camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    HTC Sense UI
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 2300 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
    HTC Sense UI



50. shinywindow unregistered

Gorillas in the midst.

49. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

My HTC M7 black looks better than the more curvy M8

45. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

It's more or less the same, pretty much. The only difference is specs upgrade, which is natural. It is a beautiful phone, it is. It's not much of improvement though, kinda sad really.

35. skyline88

Posts: 702; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

and the usual 5 rubbish by HTC: 1) hopeless Ultrapixel 2) gigantic bezel 3) complicated UI 4) wrong placement of power button 5) worst aftersales support

39. ToxiD

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Complicated UI? Lol if you are not smart enough, get an iPhone with iOS.

51. skyline88

Posts: 702; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

LOL Blackberry user is speaking now.

52. ToxiD

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 27, 2014


44. limporgyuk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

You have no idea what you are talking about, you sound like a Christian trying to explain evolution.

31. AlexYouOC

Posts: 53; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I swear no one is ever satisfied. Everytime a new phone is released its always "But it doesnt have...... so i dont like it" smh

42. limporgyuk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Yep totally agree, we should all be amazed at the amount of cutting edge technology crammed into a tiny device and does things unthinkable 10 years ago. Instead most users of this website moan and argue like old women.

23. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

I guess all of you have Parkinson's and can't take a photo without OIS. Make an article on the minor improvements/non innovative things Samsung did to the s5 to differentiate it from the s4. Samsung didn't change anything and HTC doesn't have to change anything there's a difference. Nothing about the s5's camera makes it better. Samsung also has a lot more gimmicky crap you don't want to use compared to HTC.

27. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Too much butthurt in one comment as far as i can see..

33. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Truth hurts :)

30. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Unlike HTC, who just stacks it's DNA into a messy heat sink pyramid mess and hides it with a metal shell, Samsung actually builds their phone carefully thought out from the ground up. Maybe that is why their flagship phones are quite reliable while HTC phones are a quality control mess. http://mobilesyrup.com/2014/04/02/samsung-galaxy-s5-teardown-proves-its-a-lot-more-than-just-a-bigger-s4/

34. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Samsung fan perhaps? All phones get warm when you stress the gpu / processor regardless. I'm glad they did something new at least, too bad it's something no one will ever see. We can see their non innovative plastic shell however

38. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I've read plenty of posts in the forums where the S4 had issues with overheating. When I am considering a phone I wait until it's been out awhile and see what the early adopters have to say. While it did have some good points, like fitting a larger screen into the same shell, things like overheating and poor cell radios and GPS knocked them off my list. And the last 2 issues have been plaguing Samsung phones since the original Galaxy S. Why don't I hear you rail about Samsung phones taking minutes rather than seconds to get a GPS lock. Never had that issue on an HTC or Motorola phone.

43. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

You sound like a Samsung hater. Again, I have never had a problem with a Samsung product. I never owned the GS4 so I can't comment on that but both my GS2 and GS3 were flawless at controlling heat and locking on a gps signal. And my 6 or 7 HTC devices split between only 3 models all were pieces of crap at those things. You can count the amount of posts at XDA that have problems with Samsung devices vs problems with HTC devices and you will see at least a 2 to 1 ratio that shows a considerable larger amount of defects in HTC devices. You are hilarious btw. You are such a hypocrite. I never see you mention a lick when people bash Samsung, Apple, Nokia, or Sony. But when someone breathes a little on HTC, you rush in here to say something stupid and pointless like your rant up there. In my case, the most popular companies have the most detractors because of jealousy of their success so I see a lot of false misinformation spread about them so I correct these detractors. What is your excuse for rushing to defend HTC against the very small amount of detractors they have? There is only one answer. You are a delusional HTC fanboy.

46. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I don't even have an HTC active anymore, I've got a Droid Maxx and Moto X. My old Droid Incredible 1 sits in a box. And the difference is that while I have had my problems with Samsung, AGAIN, I don't go into every Samsung article bashing them. And no I don't go in when I see people bashing some of the other companies you listed. Christ if I did that I'd have to be on here 24/7. The only ones I've ever gone after are you and Myx, because of an almost irrational hatred of a company. The companies you 2 bash could make the greatest devices ever, and they'd be a piece of crap. When Moto upped their game on updates, Myx still wouldn't relent. I'm not an HTC, Motorola, Samsung, LG, Android, Nokia, Apple, or any other fanboy. I'm just saying you're blowing things out of proportion. If they were as bad you make them out to be, they would've gone under long before now. I love how you call my rant pointless, while you're a broken record. If you have reading comprehension, you'll see that every time I've posted, it's to say that all of these companies have problems, and none are immune from them. And your response is always something to the tune of (cue demon voice) HTC is the devil!!! I'm not saying HTC doesn't have problems, or even more than their fair share of them. But seeing you in every article makes you look like a spiteful ex girlfriend. But it seems apparent that this is who you are, and trying to change your opinion would be like masturbating with a cheese grater, mildly amusing but mostly painful.

47. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Don't worry. They will go under very soon because of their massive quality control issues very soon. Not because of marketing but because of quality control issues.

13. jellmoo

Posts: 2702; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

And 5 things better on the One (M7) 1. Camera has OIS 2. Base storage is 32GB 3. Does not have a massive black bar with zero functionality 4. Device finish isn't ridiculously slippery 5. Is not too big for 1 handed use Say what you want about the S5 and the Z2, but at least they seem to be improvements across the board (other than size increase). The M8 is the only one of these three handsets that regressed in some areas.

18. true1984

Posts: 871; Member since: May 23, 2012

base storage? the 32gb m8 is $650, the same as the m7 when it launched and it has expandable memory. the only good point you made is the camera.

24. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2365; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

32GB base storage? Lol, I seen it at att store, with 16GB

12. Jason2k13

Posts: 1490; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

the improvements on the S5 to S4 is soo much better than any of the current flagships soo far.

10. BatLadyMia

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 23, 2014

While the power button placement is improved, it's still not ideal. It's an odd thing to say, but the awkward button placement is my biggest gripe with the M8.

9. jskates420

Posts: 40; Member since: Jun 29, 2013

What I dont get is why is the camera such a big deal,it should be enough for facebook pics twitter pics and decent enough for instagram, its not like your going to take some professional pictures with the device if that were the case buy a pro camera not a phone.

14. jellmoo

Posts: 2702; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

The issue with the camera on the One (both M7 and M8) is that you can't zoom. You lose so much definition when you do that the pictured is just plain ugly. When not zooming it takes very nice photos. But the second you try and zoom in closer on anything, you really see the advantage of other cameras.

16. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Why compromise? My twitter client scales uploaded images with excellence and the result is way better than actual 5mp image taken. Still wanna argue.

17. true1984

Posts: 871; Member since: May 23, 2012

i dont think he was trying to argue

20. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

It's such a big deal because last years flagships from other OEM's already had better cameras. So it's a shame HTC didn't get it right this time.

22. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Probably because HTC themselves made a big deal about it. In fact, they were so proud of that useless camera that adds unneeded height to the phone using it as a marketing bullet point.

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