Funky metrics: HTC One (M8) has the fastest 46ms phone display touch response time so far

Now here's a metric that we bet didn't occur to you when using your phone or tablet in a daily basis - display touch response time. This is rarely, if ever, reported by manufacturers, unless they want to brag with it, and only sporadically mentioned in reviews, in those times when the screen fails to register touch quickly, to the point of annoyance.

Fortunately we have the first touch latency measure for a spring flagship now, taken on the HTC One (M8), and it's 46ms, fastest than all phones measured so far! To put this in perspective, out of the newer devices, the Note 3 clocks in at 67ms, the LG G2 at 110ms, and the Apple iPhone 5/5S register 75ms. Thus, in addition to a bright and vivid 1080p display, the HTC One (M8) seemingly offers very fast touch response times, too. We'll check back when the Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2 screens get measured to see who's boss in that department out of the three Android juggernauts for this spring. All devices are still far from the ideal 1-20ms touch latency that Microsoft Research recommends, but we are apparently getting there, and it should be a matter of time until our smartphones break that threshold, too.

source: LesNumeriques via Puremind (XDA-Devs)

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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)



1. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

In graph there is no HTC One (M8) just last year HTC One is mentioned. What's wrong with you, are you trying to cheat reader or i missed something, Please let me know. • Reply • Share › Avatar Jonathan Feist Amit Kumar Singh • 17 hours ago Hey Amit Kumar Singh, the graph is a little bit older, the guys that run the tests have not provided an updated graph, but they did provide the new numbers. Sorry for the confusion. • Reply • Share › Avatar Ruben Alamina Jonathan Feist • 17 hours ago You should remove the graph as it doesn't display the newer devices. Or at least a foot note on the image should clarify that the data shown is for previous tests as is not current to avoid reader confusion.

2. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

When you read the whole article they do not cheat anyone this time - 1. Article says - "All of the older devices measured in the chart below" 2. You can read about " Apple iPhone 5/5S register 75ms " - which is on top of the old table. 3. Then they write "... HTC One (M8), and it's 46ms! " - means that M8 tops the chart. So read and do not watch just pictures!!!

4. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

i just copied those comments from AA because they're pointing out the same mistakes the guys here are committing.

3. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Xperia Z :D

5. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Is not relevant

9. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

It is, it was in the first chart which is now excluded from the post.

6. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Only Flash Gordon will notice.

7. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Hopefully next year the flagship standard will be 30ms or below :))

8. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Trust me over responsive screen is not ideal to use. I had a bad experience with one lg device(probably g pro). When you touch a icon it loses the accuracy and opens the wrong app.

14. papss unregistered

Who said it was over responsive? It's simply more responsive. By the way how are you enjoying your N7? Great little tablet

15. ToxiD

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

That guy is hating HTC in every single HTC article. He always find something negative, no matter how good / bad the phone is lol...

19. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Lol truth hurts. 4mp fanboy. I have nothing against htc just die hard like you offend me.

22. ToxiD

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Ok Shamesung fanboy, it impress me how you always mention 4mp in your every sh!tty post. The only truth is the same old cheap shamesung a.k.a band-aid design with useless gimmicks and lagged touchwiz. Right, truth hurts.

18. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Really great tablet. Excellent screen, cool performance, running cyanogenmod 11+franco kernel. Battery life is also amazing.

21. papss unregistered

I agree with all of that tbh.. it's been our go to tablet

24. Ahmadovich

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 16, 2014

Guy with Guts?

10. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Hyper-responsive screens are only good for certain types of users....I myself hate it...FASTER = BETTER?...apparently not

17. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Why do you think it's not good for everyone? Don't you want the response time to be as fast as it can go?

11. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

All of a sudden i fell like the bezels are worth it :D

12. papss unregistered

Oh stop.. bezel comments are pretty shallow.. try the Danny phone before commenting

13. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Do you feel it because it has latest responsive time which will not even notice when using??? Or is it a joke??

16. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

This is good news to me. I had no idea about the Note 3 being that responsive. And the M8? Wow! It's good to see there are now phones more responsive than iPhones. The way I could always tell that iPhones were far more responsive than Android phones was with my simple own test: Download a drum app and see if I could keep a nice steady beat. With iPhones it was always easy to do (apart from their screens being to small). I will be getting the S5 and probably the M8. I wonder how the S5 will compare in terms of screen response.

20. kassi

Posts: 109; Member since: May 25, 2013

best news for me for ages

23. NOSrawesome

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

What about the Moto X!?

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