HTC One E8 review

HTC One E8

HTC launched its flagship phone One M8 in 2014 with lots of features, but it came with a hefty price tag and most of the users found it too much costly. To cut this difference, HTC launched One E8, a plastic version of M8 with almost all the features remaining same. Its looks are identically same as of M8 and comes with a price tag of $500










HTC One E8 comes  with a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB of RAM, offering the same performance levels. It also have a 2600 mAH  batteries same as M8. There are some difference in specs but almost everything is same.

Following is a table showing difference and similarities between the two models( E8 and M8):

Category HTC One E8 HTC One M8
Dimensions 146.42 x 70.67 x 9.85 mm 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm
Weight 145g 160g
Materials Polycarbonate Aircraft-grade aluminum
Colors Polar White (glossy), Electric Crimson (glossy), Misty Gray (matte) Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver, Amber Gold
Display 5.0 inch, 1080p SuperLCD3
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor — 2.5GHz quad-core CPU in Asia/China (MSM8974AC); 2.3GHz quad-core CPU elsewhere (MSM8974AB)
Platform Android 4.4 with HTC Sense 6, HTC BlinkFeed
SIM Card Type nanoSIM (dual SIM versions available)
Internal Storage 16GB + microSD up to 128GB 16/32GB + microSD up to 128GB
Rear Camera 13 megapixel camera, BSI sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video HTC Ultrapixel Camera + Duo Camera (4MP), f/2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens, 1080p video
Sensor Aspect Ratio 4:3 16:9
Flash Single LED flash Dual tone LED flash
Front Camera 5 megapixel resolution, BSI sensor, 1080p video recording 5 megapixel resolution, BSI sensor, wide-angle lens, 1080p video recording
Battery 2600mAh non-removable
Charging Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 supported
IR Blaster No Yes
Speakers HTC BoomSound front-facing speakers
Cell. Networks Quad-band GSM/EDGE; Quad-band HSPA+ (42Mbps); 4G LTE: FDD 1800/2100MHz, TDD-2600MHz Varies by region. See HTC One M8 spec sheet for full band listings in the U.S. EMEA and Asia.


HTC One E8













There is a slight difference in camera quality. With 13 MP in hand, E8 can take quite decent detailed pic as compared to M8, but will fail in low light conditions. Both the phones have a micro SD slot but E8 only comes in 16 GB version. Also E8 is lacking infrared connectivity, which is present in M8. It is quite understandable that M8 is far more superior than E8, but if compared with its price, all the above factors can be neglected.