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March 25, 2014

HTC One 2014 (M8) now official!

Following lots of leaked details, photos and videos, the All New HTC One finally gets announced and is set to kill with a curvier aluminum design, a set of improved cameras and a huge bump in the hardware department in almost every way.


The screen is now larger at 5-inches and features on-screen buttons, dropping the confusing capacitive button layout on last year’s One. The resolution is still at 1080 x 1920 but a lot won’t seem to mind as 2K displays aren’t even a norm yet.

There are three cameras on the HTC One; there is a five megapixel “selfie” camera up front and there are two cameras on the back – one of the 4 megapixel UltraPixel kind and one with a resolution of 2 megapixels, both designed for capturing the correct details and depths of the photos.

This year’s HTC One is rocking a Snapdragon 801 CPU packed with 2GB RAM and is powered by a larger 2,600mAh battery that the company claims can last 40% more than the first one. On the software side of things, KitKat runs the show with HTC’s Sixth Sense, offering themes, more colors and much more refined design elements that can be seen in their apps such as BlinkFeed, the camera & more.

In addition to all of that, the BoomSound speakers are also facing an upgrade, now being able to go 25% louder. Also, for the memory enthusiasts, HTC adds a micro SD card slot which is nice to have and a neat looking dotted case for the time and weather.

HTC One 2014 (M8) specs:
5-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920) Super LCD3, 441ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core CPU
Adreno 330 GPU
16/32/64GB internal storage
up to 128GB via microSD
Dual 4 megapixel Ultrapixel rear camera, dual-LED flash
5 megapixel front-facing camera
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth 4.0 w/ A2DP
IR Blaster
Stereo FM Radio w/ RDS
HTC BoomSound
Android 4.4.2 Kitkat w/ HTC Sense UI 6
2,600mAh battery
146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm
160 g
Metal Gray, Silver, Black, Gold

The phone is releasing in a few countries before the end of April, but for the Philippines, the HTC One 2014 could be available in May or later.

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34 Responses to “HTC One 2014 (M8) now official!”

  1. agogoy says:

    Oh my! Dat BEZEL on the bottom . are you kidding me, you cannot brag that logo.. HTC’s last stand…

  2. agogoy says:

    Dat battery.. Dat 4MP..buti na lang may beats sound trip..

  3. abuzalzal says:

    4 MP pa rin with a fancy Gausian blur effect to mimic bokeh

    Is this the best gimmick that they can come up with?

  4. abuzalzal says:

    Mimic = gay lingo daw


    Wow. Saang lupalop ba ng kamangmangan nanggaling to

  5. abuzalzal says:

    Ahhh…baka bokeh….yun na!

    Gay lingo ftw! Looooollll

  6. Abubot says:

    Ang tagal pa ng release date dito.

  7. kami says:

    still, disappointing yung bottom front bezel!

    laki ng space pede naman soft buttons ulit pero ayusin nalang.

    Hindi ko tlaga maapreciate yung 5″ screen tas may on screen button.

  8. nego
    Twitter: iamogen

    Minimal na lang ang upgrade coz HTC One 2013 specs ay ceiling na IMO. Aside from internals: CPU, battery and memory expansion they focused on camera side. Bezels are acceptable dahil sa large amount ng space na occupy ng speakers (loudspeakers) I noticed ok ito for watching movies or videos sa phone. Overall this is a great phone, I’ll rate: Xperia Z2 then this HTC M8 then S5. A piece of opinion.

  9. ariel says:

    buhay pa ba ang brand na to? siguro mas mabuti na magtigil na htc sa kalalabas ng bago fone kas magsisi ka lang pag nakabali ka nito…kung sabagay kung trip mo maging zombie color sa mga pictures na kuha nito then go buy this fone…

  10. blitz says:


  11. Easy E says:

    nexus 5 pa rin.

  12. php1986 says:

    Purple Tint Effect! Taken on normal light. Always on for the purple lovers out there. Best feature of this Php 30,000 phone. It takes 2 months to fix without a replacement phone. After getting my phone from the service center, it suddenly won’t stop vibrating even when turned off. I took it back to the service center and still no end in sight! HTC QUALITY AND SERVICE SUCKS. This is NOT AN ISOLATED case, just google it and you’ll find out.

    • ariel says:

      you hot the nail, bro! i nearly bought htc one almost! imagine to my horror if i did, but the salesgirl at sm annex informed me of the purplish issue then kita ko ng itry nya, buti na lang di ako bumili im dying to have one before a 30K fone at that grabe!…so i pondered and decided and bought ipone 5s gold, 4 months on no issue whatsoever…

  13. fo' shiz says:

    this phone is massive! still better than the s5 in my opinion…

  14. aze says:

    kanyakanya lang siguro eto, in my opinion


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  16. zxc says:

    well, imo G2,Z2,M8=S5.

    Still waiting for G3 or next lumia. :)

  17. Erwin D.Pascual says:

    I like the HTC One M8 its ridiculuos and fabulous. how much it is?

  18. randolf says:

    im 4years htc user, i havent tried htc one cause im still satisfied with my 8x but i like them all :)

  19. Mark says:

    I bought my HTC ONE last September 2013 from an authorized dealer. My camera had the purple tint issue and was fixed after I personally went to the service center and demanded they replace the camera in my phone. I waited 1 month to get it back since they had to import the parts to be used. Two days after receiving it, my HTC one started to vibrate on it’s own even when it was turned off. Now, it’s still with the service center waiting to be fixed. This will be my last HTC phone. All the hassle and stress of owning one is not worth it. I should have bought a Samsung or an iPhone instead. This is not in isolated incident, just google it and you’ll see them all. HTC has no office here in the Philippines as advised by one of their customer service agents via email to expect that it would be difficult to get a refund if ever you bet on buying a HTC.

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