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" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
One
  • Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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53 Comments

1. limporgyuk

Posts: 360; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Oh so it is a better phone than the M7, only the phonearena review says otherise.

2. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

When you compare it with 2014 standards you see that it is not a great phone.

3. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Not having the best camera, but having an amazing screen, amazing design and materials compared to competition, amazing speakers, really good sense skin and few other things makes it a not a great phone while few gimmicks like heart rate monitor makes the S5 amazing phone? OK.

7. true1984

Posts: 865; Member since: May 23, 2012

Well the s5 does have a great display and camera

15. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

If you think fingerprint sensor and heartrate monitor is a gimmick then dont use it. Same cant be said about ultragimmickpixel and duo camera. You cant tell me dont use it lol.

19. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

Amazing screen? You must be kiddin'. Please do your homework: http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2014/04/the-best-smartphone-display-its-not-who-you-think-2/ That my friend is Amazing!

32. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

what about screen burn in amoled?

36. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Stop that screen burn in BS. Bro my galaxy s2 which i bought in may 2011 till now has no screen burn in thing. The color reproduction had never been affected. The display is still like new since the first day. Super Amoled are the most amazing displays no doubt and more importantly practical. Some of those dull kitkat wallpapers come to life in my s2. At night low brightness helps, that superb contrast and vibrant colors make playing games a whole new experience. While lcd has catched up in viewing angles it's still no match for amoled(no brightness distortion even at extreme angles). Sunlight legibility is the best.

41. takay0

Posts: 144; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

You know that most of the reviews and most if the article you read is not real right? The review financed by someone , you and most of the people here need to take everything they read and aspecially on the internet in limited thing.

5. rkaahean

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 23, 2014

Other than the camera, its a pretty awesome phone.

4. twens

Posts: 1175; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

It's funny cos from the beginning I thought the s5 brought little improvement over the s4. But judging from other flagships the s5 is much more improved and we'll packed.

6. nexusdude

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Don't forget the amazing black area below the screen...

8. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

But, but, Samsung trolls said it had DDR2 RAM... How can they not be right?

11. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Shhh, don't tell Taters. He's been raging on that since before the device was officially announced.

21. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Sorry, usually when you see a box that says it has ddr2 ram, it's usually right. Especially likely since they pulled the same crap on the HTC One. But of course you probably would have been okay with it if it did have only ddr2 ram. Or you would have came up with a lame excuse to justify it. HTC style. Haha

25. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Or you can a quick Google search to see that it use DDR3 because the S801 only support DDR3. It is not that hard to it has to be easier for you to troll people.

28. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The S600 should have had DDR3 ram but HTC specifically ordered it with DDR2 because they either don't think enough of their consumers or are too poor. I'll let you decide which one it is, I definitely side with the former. I wouldn't be surprised if they would still do this if they could.

37. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

You act like I'm in the market for this phone, I'm not. But to me you seem no different than someone like Myx. He apparently had a bad experience with Motorola and takes any and every opportunity to bash them. And you're no different than him, except with HTC. We get it, you don't like them. But to see you in every f*#%ing article posting it over and over again is getting old. You act like you're trying to save everyone from making a bad decision. But everyone else who's owned an HTC phone hasn't had the same experience as you. I had 3 of their phones without a lick of trouble. The only reason I didn't stay with them is I wanted to change things up. I considered the original One but there were a few things that took it off my list. It doesn't mean I wouldn't consider them again. But your experience isn't everyone else's. I had quite a few issues with my S3, but I don't go around telling it on every single Samsung article, because my experience wasn't the same as everyone else's either. Almost every company has had the same kind of issues that you've pointed out some HTC phones have had, like cosmetic defects, both Samsung and Apple had issues in the past. Both IIRC had issues with discoloration and gaps in some of their phones. It's the nature of mass production. Get over it already.

40. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I have been purchasing electronics for ages and every company I have dealt with has come nowhere close to the amount of defects of HTC. I know the fanboys are trying to cover it up or genuinely are too stupid to notice the discrepancies between quality companies and HTC. But that doesn't change the odds of my experience not being a coincidence. No one is that unlucky or lucky with a company.. Hey if you are too stupid to see the differences that is fine but that's not going to stop me from warning others.

48. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I've known plenty of people that have had problems with things I never had problems with. What you haven't seemed to grasp in all of these conversations we've had is that I'm not saying that HTC is the greatest company in the world. None of them are perfect. I'm saying that companies can turn things around. Just because a company had problems in the past, it doesn't mean that everything going forward will be the same. So I'm a fanboy because I've said they're not the worst company, because didn't have the same issues you've had? I guess our definitions of what a fanboy is aren't the same then. I'm sorry, but I just haven't had any of the issues you've had. Perhaps it comes down to the fact that we haven't had the same devices, and those that you had were problematic, and the ones I had weren't. It happens sometimes with companies where one product will be nothing but trouble, and others are problem free. And I nitpick just as much as anyone. Little scratches here and there, or gaps when there should be a tight seam irk me as well. But, AGAIN, that's what happens in mass production. Just because I haven't had issues with HTC phones doesn't mean they aren't there, just like just because you haven't seen issues with Samsung devices doesn't mean they aren't there either. The difference is you seem to be hellbent on trying to make anyone see that any and all products from HTC are crap, where all I'm saying is that it can and does happen to all companies. Some are worse than others, and personal experience does play a part in our perception of them, but my experiences may not be the same as everyone else's. So I know that while I might not go with that company for my next device, that everyone doesn't have to bend to my will and say they're crap as well. I can offer my experience with them to others, but call people stupid because they haven't had the same experiences is ridiculous.

53. FanBoyNot

Posts: 6; Member since: May 03, 2014

I think after we have all read Taters comments we can now disregard them for the troll rants that they are. I now have to replace my bull%$it filters after Taters overloaded them. When someone stoops to declaring everyone who disagrees them stupid, all the red flags go up. Who appointed Taters the Oracle Of Truth, Justice and Apple Pie?

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: 2585; 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: 865; 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.

26. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

That made a big deal about the low light picture and guess what? It does do a good job at low light picture.

29. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Sure it does.....maybe for HTC fans only but I personally think it sucks in low light too.

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.

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