The new HTC One gets hands-on comparison ahead of announcement

Another full-length video has leaked courtesy of user TechSmartt on Youtube. But, in stark contrast to a video leaked yesterday, this video compares the current HTC One (M7) with the new HTC One (M8). The reviewer does a great job of breaking down the new HTC One in the video by going over the important details of the new phone. 

The all new HTC One (M8) has:

  • 2.3Ghz Snapdragon 801
  • 2GB RAM
  • 5" 1080P display with 440 ppi 
  • Android 4.4.2
  • HTC Sense 6.0
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 2600 mAh battery
  • NFC and LTE

Compared to last years model, we can see HTC is using an much improved processor and has bumped up the battery by 300mAh to 2600mAh. HTC has also updated Sense to its latest version 6.0, which includes a much improved Blinkfeed. One of the highlights of the new HTC One is the 5MP front-facing camera and the dual rear camera, which has the ability to refocus the pictures after it has been taken. This camera will also allow users to create 3D images as well.

The camera is an ultra pixel camera, relying on a larger sensor than higher megapixel to create better images. The results are much improved over last years model resulting in better pictures in low light scenarios. With the new HTC One, it looks like HTC has found a way to improve on last years model by utilizing the same premium build quality, improved camera features, and refined the experience to introduce another stellar product. It's quite possible that the new HTC One will be poised to receive accolades again this year.  

The video does a great job of giving a brief but thorough overview of the new HTC One. For those interested, the new the new HTC One will debut at an event today in New York at 11 a.m EST / 8a.m. PST. 

Source: BGR via TechsmarttImage via Techsmartt

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I dunno why, but I'm finding it really hard to like the brushed-grey color they used for that model. The white is so much more appealing.

This is not a test but an commercial of the product. How does the camera compare to Lumia 1020 or the Sony Z1? The main feature i look at is camera, battery and price. Is this phone better than S5, Apple 5S and Lumia 1020 when it comes to camera and battery?
How is the build quality? Does it look like a device that the screen could break easly?

Also is it worth close to 1000usd which is the starting price in norway?

Really hate the new look. I'd totally want it if it was styled like the m7, which I already have. I think I'd rather save a bit of money and get the Nexus 5 which is specced very similarly.

Hope this makes HTC start to do well again. Keep a basic naming scheme and support your devices = winning. HTC put Android on the map before Samsung...they can do it again.

That is a good looking phone. Specs look good as well. Looks like HTC might be on to a winner here. It's getting harder to avoid HTC for my next upgrade after the garbage that was my One X.

timicantisano said,
I abandoned my One X as well. Mainly because it didnt feel good in hand. The shape was off.

I got a release-day One X, and I must have got an off batch. I returned my first one because the screen was broken, but since then I've had the Wi-fi chip replaced and the GPS chip replaced, and the screen has weird yellow marks on it. Not to mention that the camera rattles (although it seems functional enough). The phone also reboots randomly, call volume is basically nothing, and something has started randomly getting stuck while refreshing, causing the phone to heat up.

It's basically completely broken, which is a shame since my 4 year old HTC Desire still functions perfectly. It's almost a perfect metaphor for the rise and fall of HTC over the past few years.

Majesticmerc said,
That is a good looking phone. Specs look good as well. Looks like HTC might be on to a winner here. It's getting harder to avoid HTC for my next upgrade after the garbage that was my One X.

I loved my HTC One X, it was really nice. I like the shape a lot.

Of course HTC One was much better looking.

And the new One is amazing. Though I might have to avoid it, since I want to buy a waterproof phone this summer!