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By The-Last-Hylian, Senior Member on 26th March 2014, 11:33 AM
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Hi everyone,

I'm starting this HTC One (M8) - please bear with me while I get this OP up to scratch, there is a lot of data and other posts to pull in.


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HTC One (M8) hardware specifications


146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm


Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver, Amber Gold

5.0 inch, Full HD 1080p Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
2.5GHz quad-core CPU in Asia/China (MSM8974AC)
2.3GHz quad-core CPU in US/EMEA (MSM8974AB)

Android 4.4 with HTC Sense 6, HTC BlinkFeed

SIM Card Type-

Total storage: 16GB/32GB, available capacity varies
Expansion card slot supports microSD memory card for up to 128GB additional storage (card not included)


2G/ 2.5G - GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
EMEA: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps
Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps
AT&T: 850/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps
Sprint: 850/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA up to 14.4 Mbps
Verizon: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 14.4 Mbps
Tmus: 850/AWS/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps
Sprint & Verizon: 800/1900 MHz
4G - LTE:
EMEA: 800/900/1800/2600 MHz
Asia: 700/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz
AT&T: 700/850/AWS/1800/1900/2600 MHz
Sprint: FDD 800/1900 MHz , TDD 2600 MHz
Verizon: 700/AWS/1800/2600 MHz
Tmus: 700/AWS MHz

Duo camera
Primary camera: HTC UltraPixel camera , BSI sensor, pixel size 2.0 um, sensor size 1/3”, ƒ/2.0, 28mm lens. HTC ImageChip 2. 1080p Full HD video recording with HDR video
Secondary camera: capture depth information
Front camera: 5MP, ƒ/2.0, BSI sensor, wide angle lens with HDR capability, 1080p Full HD video recording
Gallery with UFocus, Dimension Plus, Seasons, Foregrounder, Image match
Multimedia Audio supported formats:
Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 10)
Recording: .aac
Video supported formats:
Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 10), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)
Recording: .mp4

Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS, Digital compass

Gyro sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Barometer

3.5 mm stereo audio jack, NFC (3), Bluetooth® 4.0 with aptX enabled
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz) DLNA® for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer, HTC Connect
Micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port with mobile high- definition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI connection (Special cable required for HDMI connection.)
Support consumer infrared remote control

Sound Enhancement-
HTC BoomSound Dual front-facing stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers, HTC Sense Voice

Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery
Capacity: 2600 mAh
Talk time:Up to 20 hours for 3G
Standby time: Up to 496 hours for 3G
Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz DC output: 5 V and 1.5

Originally Posted by hamdir

HTC One 2014 (M8) (Press Release attached at the end of this post)

HTC One M8: Reviewer's Guide (PDF) snapshots here
HTC One M8 Duo Camera white paper (PDF) summary here


The Snapdragon 801, the processor in the new HTC One (M8), isn't just a warmed-over Snapdragon 800. It's has some significant improvements over its predecessor, including:

45% improvement in camera sensor performance (which drives the ultra-fast focusing technology)
28% faster graphics performance from the Adreno 330 GPU
14% faster CPU performance
18% faster digital signal processing (DSP)
17% faster memory performance
Faster image post-processing for editing
eMMC 5.0 memory interface support

Official HTC One (M8) Website >>

HTC One (M8) Official Accessories Page >>

Official HTC One (M8) Blog Entry >>

HTC One (M8) Wikipedia Page >>

HTC One (M8) Reviews:

TechRadar Review >>

Pocket-lint Review >>

CNET Review >>

The Verge Review >>

GSM Arena Review >>

BGR Review >>

Forbes Review >>

Links to other useful threads & Webpages:

HTC One (M8) iFixit Teardown >>

HTC One Toolkit [M8] >>

[Recovery & Rooting] TWRP Touch Recovery v.0.6 [M7_PORT] >>

Pictures Taken With M8 >>


[ROM] Android Revolution HD 2.1 >>


Android Central - Hands-on with the HTC One M8 Dot View Case >>
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26th March 2014, 11:53 AM |#2  
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The M8 is not only a gorgeous phone but it has new features none phone had before:

Camera refocus and other fun stuff:




Motion Launch:

DOT cover with motion launch!

You can not only see weather,temp and clock on the Dot cover but also answer a call, turn off an alarm...

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26th March 2014, 12:00 PM |#3  
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Hey Vegetaleb,

Thanks for joining, you got the 2nd post spot before I had a chance to reserve it ;P
26th March 2014, 12:32 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by The-Last-Hylian

Hey Vegetaleb,

Thanks for joining, you got the 2nd post spot before I had a chance to reserve it ;P

Oupss sorry!
It was either here or at the old thread,I thought it would be nicer to be added here
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26th March 2014, 01:05 PM |#5  
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HTC One (M8) - Promo Videos
First Look: The HTC One (M8)

First Look: HTC One (M8) and Duo Camera

First Look: HTC One (M8) and UltraPixel Camera

HTC One (M8) - Access apps and launch phone features faster with Motion Launch

HTC One (M8) - See phone alerts and information on HTC Dot View

HTC One (M8) - Create and share life's memories with Zoe

HTC One (M8) - Capture photos, video along with burst shots, and long videos

HTC One (M8) - Stay updated on what matters to you with HTC BlinkFeed

HTC One (M8) - Create cool and engaging photos with Duo Effects

HTC One (M8) - Shoot now and change the focus later with UFocus

26th March 2014, 05:56 PM |#6  
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HTC One (M8) Drop Test

26th March 2014, 11:35 PM |#7  
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1st page yes ! Lol , btw thx for making the thread , good luck with it
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28th March 2014, 05:53 PM |#8  
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I wonder if there will be 'Dual Sim' version like the One (M7)?
I am looking for high end dual sim phone and the One fits the bill.
29th March 2014, 02:24 AM |#9  
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I'm going to get my m8 very soon, hope that the ac version would be sold in Hong Kong, and hope there won't be any differences in software

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29th March 2014, 05:19 AM |#10  
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I am ordering a dev edition from Amazon but none is in stock

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30th March 2014, 09:24 PM |#11  
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Interesting to see how rumor articles compare to the actual device. Most interesting one I've seen is

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