This year, HTC has updated its famous HTC One pilot model. The new device is called HTC One 2 (M8). The novelty interface is its powerful feature. Let's take a closer look at what to expect from the long awaited news.
- 1 appearance
- 2 Performance and software
- 3 display
- 4 camera
- 5 battery
- 6 price
By design, the HTC One 2 (M8) smartphone can be safely named among the phones running the Android operating system.
The size of the new smartphone has become larger than its predecessor. But the rounded shape of the corners smooths out the visual differences. The phone is made of 90% aluminum. At this stage, the models are available in two colors – dark gray and silver. According to the developers of the new product, the device will go on sale in gold in the future.
The on / off button, as in the previous version, is above. A headphone jack is located at the bottom of the phone. On the upper and lower edges of the display are advanced speakers that reproduce high-quality, powerful sound. The company refused Beats' offer to install its speakers on the phone and delivered the speakers from its own production. According to some opinions, quality only benefited from this.
An interesting feature of the smartphone in its HTC Dot View branded cases, equipped with electronics. The surface of the housing in the "dot matrix" style displays various notifications: weather forecast, received messages, weather etc. In a passive state there is no information about it, but double touching it activates it and the information becomes available to the user.
The dimensions of the HTC One 2 (M8) are 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm and the weight is 160 grams.
Performance and software
The HTC One 2 (M8) smartphone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core chip, with a bus frequency of 2.3 GHz. Developers specially installed in the model is not the most powerful processor for power reduction. And they succeeded visibly – the flagship increased by 40%. At the same time, AnTuTU showed excellent test results. The new product has 2 GB RAM.
The smartphone is controlled by the Android 4.2.1 operating system with its own HTC Sense interface.
Communications: GPS with A-GPS; GLONASS; Bluetooth 4.0 NFC; MHL microUSB 2.0 port; IR infrared sensor for the control panel; active noise reduction system with a dedicated microphone and other standard accelerometer functions; gyroscope; barometer.
The HTC One 2 (M8) is available in two versions – one in 16 GB internal memory, the other in 32 GB. Both versions support a microSD memory slot.
The diagonal of the screen is 5 inches, despite the large size, the phone is comfortable in your hand. The screen has a Full HD resolution with a density of 441 ppi. The image quality is juicy even in bright sunlight.
The developers added an auxiliary camera with the function of determining the depth of the scene. With its help, the device receives information about the range of objects photographed. Based on this information, photos can be edited using professional photo effects. The main camera of the phone has a 4 megapixel sensor. It is unclear why the manufacturers did not install a stronger camera in the new product. And although developers claim to have significantly changed the main camera module, in practice the image is only slightly better than in the previous model. Despite this, the camera has good speed and high quality HDR. The good thing about the camera is that it supports slow motion. Moreover, it is possible not only to record a movie with a completely slow motion, but to slow down certain parts of the video file.
There is no complaint about the front camera, in addition, the manufacturers have increased their quality from 2.1 megapixels to 5.
The video shoots at 1080p and 30 frames per second. The results of the videos are wonderful, with good details.
The battery capacity became higher – 2600 mAh. Also, the phone has a new energy saving mode – Extreme energy saving mode. According to the developers' assurances, when the battery charge is 20%, this mode can extend the battery life by 60 hours.
HTC One 2 (M8), today, is one of the best smartphones. And most likely, the best in design, though it's a matter of taste. Users will separately appreciate the high quality and powerful sound emitted by the built-in speakers. Despite its large size, the ergonomics of the device are at a decent level. As for the camera, although slightly improved compared to the previous model, it is still inferior to many competitors.
Price for HTC One M8 in Russia: 32,990 rubles.
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