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

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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One (E8)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26.8h 3G talk time)



1. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014


5. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Maybe just BS

2. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

it is fairly good..

14. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

15. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

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

3. amiroomg

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

great..ts quite good.

6. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

9. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

Too good? You kidding, right..

13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013


4. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

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

7. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

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

8. Epicness1o1

Posts: 308; Member since: May 30, 2013

I am hungry now tnx PA :D

10. steedsofwar unregistered

Better than 4up. Details are sharper me thinks.

12. jibraihimi

Posts: 815; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

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

16. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 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...

11. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Seems like htc screwed image quality on purpose?

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