HTC's One M7 was 2013's most-awarded smartphone. The staggering One M8 is even better.
The gold edition of the HTC One M8 really stands out from the crowd. With an amazing UltraPixel camera, a gorgeous five-inch screen and a lavish aluminium construction, it's everything that's good about HTC smartphones. Often also referred to as the HTC All New One, this is a very singular smartphone indeed.
Build quality is a hallmark of the best HTC phones. The One M8’s unibody frame and 90% metal construction mean this is no exception. Cool curved edges and super slim dimensions (it’s just 9.35mm thick) combine so that it feels as good as it looks.
And it takes pictures just as impressively. The onboard UltraPixel Duo camera features pixels twice the standard size. That means it’s able to capture 300% more light for amazingly vivid colours and stellar results in low-light conditions.
The UFocus feature is amazing as well. This lets you bring objects in and out of focus before or after you take a photo. Feel like getting creative? Why not try out one of the One M8's 12 filters that you can apply to your stills and mini movies.
HTC’s exclusive Pan 360 feature means this phone has got panoramic shots covered. While the Seasons function lets you add animated seasonal graphics to images and the front-facing five-megapixel camera handles selfies with aplomb.
Need a phone that’s got entertainment covered? That’s the HTC One M8 all over. The pin-sharp 5-inch screen means this phone is fantastic for watching movies or playing games. And the BoomSounds speakers make for an even better experience.
Positioned at the front of the handset and capable of volumes of 95dB, these deliver a lush, full sound to keep audiophiles happy. Meanwhile, special software takes care of limiting distortion, while temperature sensing technology monitors the built-in amps so there’s no risk of overheating and long-term damage.
And if you need a phone that ‘gets’ you, that’s also the HTC One M8. Customise the BlinkFeed software and you can ensure you get up-to-the-minute news about everything you’re interested in, as well as social media updates so you’re in the loop with whatever your friends are up to.
Other features of this excellent smartphone include Android 4.4 software, a massive array of apps and games to choose from, a handy power-saving mode, long-life battery and16GB of storage with the option to add a microSD card to boost capacity further.
HTC’s Sense TV feature also means you can use your handset as a remote and check your program guide and record shows wherever you are.