Can the HTC Desire EYE beat the HTC One (M8) flagship?

Can the HTC Desire EYE beat the HTC One (M8) flagship?
It seems like HTC is playing safe with its entry in the selfie-centric smartphone segment - it did not bother to merely put a 5MP or an 8MP camera at the front of the just-unveiled Desire EYE. Instead, it decided to snap a game-changing 13MP selfie-shooter on the device and make its direct rivals play catch. The same applies to HTC's current flagship, the aluminum HTC One (M8), which comes with a more-than-adequate, yet still smaller than the Desire EYE's 5MP front camera.

Still, when one considers whether to purchase a given device, be it solely for the selfie prowess or not, they usually evaluate all the strong and weak points of the device. That being said, it's highly unlikely that the Desire EYE will mop the floor with the HTC One (M8), even though the former comes with pretty similar, if not better, hardware specs. The One (M8) will undoubtedly beat it in the build and design departments, while the Desire EYE might have a big advantage in the camera segment and run circles around One (M8)'s Ultrapixel Duo camera

We've already compared the devices size-wise and put them against one another in an improvised camera battle, so now we ask you: which one of these devices would you get, the HTC Desire EYE or the HTC One (M8)? Cast a vote right below!

Can the HTC Desire EYE beat the HTC One (M8) flagship?

Yes, as easy as pie.
No, the One (M8) still reigns supreme.
I'm not quite sure just yet.



1. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Doubt it highly. Lets wait .

2. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Capacity of battery is still miserable

18. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

2400mAh? just not big enough to last the phone for one day of usage when you are using camera so intensively.

19. g2a5b0e unregistered

It's incorrect. It has the same battery as the M8--2600mAh. Still not impressive for a device of this size.

20. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I thought the overview of the phone says 2400mAh. I could be wrong. I'm happy with my Z2's 3200mAh battery. :D

22. g2a5b0e unregistered

I've seen more of the 2400mAh now, so I'm thinking maybe it's actually right. If so, pitiful. Smaller battery for the same processor & a larger screen? What were they thinking?

3. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Oddly I like the design better on the eye. I think I would choose it over the m8 which I love.

4. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Eye: +Looks better +Probably has better back camera +Definitely has better front camera +Smaller bezels than M8, almost equal up and down bezels makes the eye happy + Colour, ye i love colours and i love that only nokia is into that, now HTC too M8: +Better speakers

5. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

coudln't agree more +1

9. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It is 5mm taller than the existing m8.,.,..;

13. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

It has bigger display and IPx7, still with front speakers and now with bigger front camera and flash. That should be more than enough to make up for the bigger dimensions.

12. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Subjective Doubt it, the One Mini 2 and One E8 both have 13 MP cameras and they're worse than the Ultrapixel camera Obviously It's actually much larger than the M8, and the top bezel is obviously larger than the bottom bezel Colors are cool if you're into that I never heard any mention of the speakers, I thought they were standard BoomSound?

21. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Agreed. Actually, I think that HTC would have made an even better device if it wasn't selfie-centric, but an actual flagship for the holliday season, just like the S and Note series, from Samsung. +1

6. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

Htc is riding Apples back with that backside iPhone look alike

7. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

So any phone with minimalistic flat back surface is copy of an iphone? Good joke

8. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

why this is not flagship?

10. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012 Minimalist I guess. Replace htc on rear with an apple logo and you cant tell the difference

11. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The iPhone 5 has a two tone/material back, only has one flash and it's in a different position, the microphone is closer to the lens, and the Desire Eye looks like it's slightly more round. I certainly can tell the difference.

14. beachedwhale

Posts: 22; Member since: May 30, 2014

He's talking about the iPhone 6, you idiot

15. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The picture he posted is of an iPhone 5, so obviously he was referencing an iPhone 5 in his comment. Even if he was referencing an iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 is even more different than this. The huge antenna strapped on the back give it away instantly, and it still has the same camera/microphone placement and LED shape as the iPhone 5. So no matter how you interpret it, I'm not any less right, and you just seem like a jackass. Maybe you're the idiot here.

17. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

I have to wait the review and see, but I have a feeling some department EYE will outshine the M8.

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