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HTC One M8s

alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 reviews of HTC One M8s. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and price. The usability and performance are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the connectivity.

size, performance, usability, price, design

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC One M8s is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC One M8s

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of HTC One M8s from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the sound and portability are generally positive. The durability and size are also mentioned favorably, whereas the reliability and usability get less positive views.

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usability, reliability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC One M8S SIM-Free Smartphone - GreyHTC One M8S SIM-Free Smartphone - Grey

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

HTC One M8s review

 

A cheap smartphone with high-quality hardware and design - too good to be true?

High-quality hardware ; Great BoomSound speakers ; Good general performance ; Sharp screen ; Nice design

Rubbish battery life ; Heats up easily ; Mediocre camera ; No IR transmitter ; Sickly screen colours

Wondering why there's no HTC One M9 Mini? One may turn up someday, but until then the HTC One M8s is here to give us 90% of what that phone would provide, apart from being significantly smaller than the top dog.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

HTC One M8s review

 

The One M8 reborn in budget form

Fancy-feeling metal body ; Decent general performance ; Good speakers

Camera is issue-tastic ; It’s a rehash of an old phone ; Software could do with small modernisations ; Battery life is not great

It’s the HTC One M8 with some cheaper parts, but is a decent mid-range mobile

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Tony Ibrahim (goodgearguide.com.au)

HTC One (M8s) review: Better value for money than HTC's flagship

 

HTC tends to the shortcomings of last year's flagship with the M8s

Aluminium body with brushed hairline finish ; Front firing and amplified stereo speakers ; High resolution cameras with DuoFocus technology ; Long lasting battery ; Relatively inexpensive

No more remote control functionality ; Design is a year old ; Improvements can still be made to the camera

May, 2015

Expert review by: Tony Ibrahim (pcworld.idg.com.au)

HTC One (M8s) review: Better value for money than HTC's flagship

 

HTC tends to the shortcomings of last year's flagship with the M8s

Aluminium body with brushed hairline finish ; Front firing and amplified stereo speakers ; High resolution cameras with DuoFocus technology ; Long lasting battery ; Relatively inexpensive

No more remote control functionality ; Design is a year old ; Improvements can still be made to the camera

Walk into a Vodafone store and you’ll see two phones. One is the M9, a metal clad Android phone with stereo speakers and a 5-inch screen priced from $65 a month. The other is the M8s, a metal clad Android phone with stereo speakers and a 5-inch screen...

May, 2015

Expert review by: Alex Angove (whistleout.com.au)

HTC One M8s review: great, affordable, still beautiful

 

The One M8s is one of the best value Androids on the market right now. And it's shiny!

As a bang-for-buck device, the HTC One M8s is by far one ofthe best phones we’ve seen in a long time. If you’re after a mid-range Android,definitely put this one on your list of handsets to check out very, veryclosely.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

HTC One M8s review

 

The HTC One M8s is the same as the One M8, but with a new camera, updated 64-bit 8-core processor, a larger battery and Android Lollipop. It's cheaper too! If you missed out on the M8, perhaps this is the upgrade you've been waiting for.

It might seem odd for HTC to release the M8s one full year after the original M8 , and just weeks after launching the new One M9 . However, the M8s fixes the one or two issues that marred the original M8, and is a superb phone in its own right. It...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (directtvs.co.uk)

HTC One M8S Grey 16GB Unlocked & Sim Free

 

Battery life, a variety of useful apps

Reviewer left no comment

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Ale (directtvs.co.uk)

HTC One M8S Grey 16GB Unlocked & Sim Free

 

Reviewer left no comment

The camera should be improved

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Ship (argos.co.uk)

Very good product and a great price

 

" Got this phone for a very good price. Has all the features and met my expectations. "

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Bart (argos.co.uk)

Good phone

 

" Good phone, nice price:) "

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2840
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time (3G):528 / 753
Talk time (3G):20 / 20.25 / 25.5

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:120
Rear Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Sensor Type:BSI
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Gold / Grey / Silver
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Speakers:STEREO
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, MP4, WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Barometer: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
GPS antenna: Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / HSPA / WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800,850,1900 / 800,850,900,1800,2600 / 800,900,1800,2600
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, FTP, GOEP, HFP, OPP, SDAP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE / 4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:USB

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Barometer: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.0 / 5.0.2 / v5.0 Lollipop
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.7
Processor Model:615

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.0 / 5.0.2 / v5.0 Lollipop

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Chrome, Google Hangouts, Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.3 / 9.35 / 9.55
Height :14.6 / 17.6
Weight:157 / 160
Width:7.06