HTC One (E8) now available at Sprint as a cheaper One (M8) alternative

HTC One (E8) now available at Sprint as a cheaper One (M8) alternative
Earlier this month, Sprint announced that it would offer the HTC One (E8), without saying exactly when. Well, the handset is available to buy starting today, being offered in two color versions: polar white, and misty grey.

Essentially a cheaper version of the One (M8), the One (E8) has a body that’s made out of plastic, not metal - though it retains the overall design of the One (M8). Sprint is selling the new smartphone for $99.99 on contract, or $499.99 off contract. Customers can also choose Sprint’s Easy Pay plan ($0.00 down, and $20.84 monthly payments for two years). As you may know, the One (M8) is offered by Sprint for $199.99 on contract, or $649.99 sans any agreement, so getting the E8 will allow you to save precious bucks.

The One (E8) runs Android 4.4 KitKat with Sense 6.0 UI, and has a 13 MP rear camera instead of the Duo rear snapper of the One (M8). But the rest of its features have remained unchanged. If you’re interested in knowing more about the handset, you should read our HTC One (E8) review (the international version).


source: Sprint

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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)

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14 Comments

1. Rocket

Posts: 645; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Looks better than the one m8

2. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

it IS better than the M8

3. newbey123

Posts: 700; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Looks like a pretty good lower end phone, good job.

8. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

It's not lower end. The specs are pretty much identical to the One M8. LOL.

11. hurrycanger

Posts: 1760; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

You're right. It still looks like a pretty good lower end phone...

13. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Are you trying to say that the M8's specs are lower-end? Lol...

14. hurrycanger

Posts: 1760; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

No. Haha. "You're right" was about Birds' comment that the specs are pretty much identical to the One M8. But It still looks like a lower end. Look. I said look. xD I think it doesn't look as good as the M8, not because it's plastic, but because HTC seems to have cut back a lot in term of design on this E8. All the lines, rims, and the look around the camera of the M8, aren't here on the E8. It seems bland, at least in these photos.

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

The only reason I would ever get an HTC phone is the metal body...

5. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

HTC makes plastic phones that are durable and feel nice in hand so I wouldn't mind getting a plastic phone from them.

6. santy

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

damn...was hoping to get a gsm version of this..

12. hurrycanger

Posts: 1760; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Expansys-usa has the E8 gsm in white, grey, red, and blue. Though if you're in the US, I think you're stuck with HSPA+ (1900mhz band). I'm not too sure though.

7. gorkapr

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Make a camera comparision between E8 & M8

9. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

10. SemiFinal

Posts: 117; Member since: Jul 26, 2014

The UltraPixel camera is overall better than a run of the mill 13mp camera but makes some sacrifices along the way (exposure and blurrier zoom). Id still choose the One M8.

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