HTC’s One M8s revises final yr’s flagship for Europe
We might have simply peeled the cellophane off HTC’s One M9 flagship, however there’s nonetheless life left in its predecessor. In the present day, we (properly, these in Europe) get to satisfy the HTC One M8s — a revised model of final yr’s prime billing handset. What does a decrease case “s” (and about £379) get you? Principally a digital camera refresh — the M8’s (notice the apostrophe) four-megapixel UltraPixel digital camera has been up to date a regular thirteen-megapixel, f/2.zero affair (the entrance-facer is identical 5-megapixels as earlier than). There’s been a swap-out of processors, too. The unique’s 2.three GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core is now a 1.7GHz 615 octa-core (do not let the variety of cores idiot you). In case you have been questioning if that is simply one other method of branding a “mini” telephone. It isn’t. At the very least on a technicality — the HTC One M8s has the identical 5-inch 1080p show because the telephone it shares a design with.
There are different, minor modifications happening. The battery is a little more capacious (2,840 mAh in comparison with 2,600 when you’re counting), and there does not look like a 32GB model (solely 16GB of inner storage). You’ll, in fact, be getting Android 5.zero out of the field. Given you can nonetheless purchase final yr’s telephone for nearly precisely the identical worth… we’re guessing all of it depends upon how bought you have been (or not) and the entire UltraPixel factor.