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HTC One (M8) Specs

HTC will unveil the “All New HTC One” or HTC One (M8) in a few minutes, so we thought a refresher on specs would be worth a look. Keep in mind that these specs are not 100% official until HTC makes them official, but thanks to leaks from carriers (which include spec lists) and a handful of in-depth video reviews, we have a pretty good idea as to what we are in for.

We will update the list once everything is official. 


  • Display:  5-inch FHD (1920×1080) Super LCD 3
  • Processor:  2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (quad-core)
  • Storage:  32GB internal; microSD up to 128GB
  • RAM:  2GB
  • Camera:  Duo Camera (4.1 UltraPixel + 2MP depth cameras); 5MP front camera
  • Battery:  2,600mAh (talk time 21 hours, standby time 21 days)
  • Ports:  3.5mm headphone, microUSB (MHL)
  • Connectivity:  Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), GPS, NFC
  • SIM:  nanoSIM
  • Other:  BoomSound, IR Blaster
  • Size:  146.3 x 70.6 x 9.35mm
  • Weight:  160g



  • AT&T:  HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps 850/1900/2100;
  • Sprint:  HSPA+ up to 14.4 Mbps 850/1900/2100 (CDMA too)
  • Verizon:  HSPA+ up to 14.4 Mbps 850/900/1900/2100 (CDMA too)
  • T-Mobile:  HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps 850/AWS/1900/2100


  • AT&T:  700/850/AWS/1800/1900/2600
  • Sprint:  FDD 800/1900; TDD 2600
  • Verizon:  700/AWS/1800/2600
  • T-Mobile:  700/AWS (Band 4 and 17)

All HTC One (M8) coverage.

  • TylerCameron

    Why is the AT&T model only triband WCDMA?

  • mikewilson1021


  • joejoe5709

    Eh… It’s a nice phone. It’s a beautiful phone. WAAAAAYYYY overhyped. Unless this sports some crazy cool software features, this is a complete dud. With the exception of BoomSound and the stellar design, there’s absolutely no reason to purchase this over a Galaxy S5 and even the 7 month old LG G2 holds it own against this new flagship. It’s a giant (and heavy) phone with giant bezels (I get the speakers but why the extra space for HTC’s branding in addition to on-screen keys?) yet has a screen smaller than the G2. The processor is new, but it’s not a huge jump over the 800. I’m still not sold on HTC’s camera tech. And worst of all, the battery is noticeably smaller than the G2 and the S5. No thanks.

  • Me

    “This is the last phone HTC will ever make, ” Me, March 25th 2014.

  • Godzilla

    Why do they always fail on batteries? And why this and the S5 have 2GB of RAM is beyond me. No thanks.

    • joejoe5709

      2GB is probably fine for 2014. 3GB is, of course, better and it would be nice for future-proofing over two years. But for a phone of this caliber and the current app market, 2GB is more than enough and hardly a deal breaker for most people including mobile enthusiasts. In late 2014 or early 2015 I hope we start seeing 3GB of RAM in phones like this. I have a feeling this is what LG will do with the G3. They need to blow everyone away regardless of the current app requirements.

  • Eddy Edd

    Beautiful .. they could have easily crammed bigger battery in that body

  • Diablo81588

    “Verizon: HSPA+ up to 14.4 Mbps 850/900/1900/2100 (CDMA too)”
    “Sprint: HSPA+ up to 14.4 Mbps 850/1900/2100 (CDMA too)”

  • ビッググリーン

    Wtf? Verizon has HSPA+?????

  • JWellington

    And people bitched about the GS5 having 2GB RAM. Then again, people like to bitch, myself included.

  • PSSH

    Why is this better than the G2

    • T4rd

      Because it’s not LG.

      • Joshua Rossi

        Why are both HTC and LG .meh?

    • jimbob

      I’m not sure why, but maybe the question you should be asking is how.

    • NYCHitman1

      BoomSound. That is all.

    • joejoe5709

      Build quality, BoomSound, slightly better processor, and a microSD card slot is nice. But to most these are not deal breakers. Throw in the small(er) battery and the giant size with lower MP camera (the mainstream public will notice) and I doubt this will sell very well.

      • michael arazan

        2014 and feel like cameras are going backwards in phones, yet the GoPro for $100 takes phenomenal pics

        • joejoe5709

          Yeah but with cell phones they have to cram a decent camera into a very small space. Compared to similar cameras, the GoPro is pretty awesome. And as far as cell phone cameras, I feel like we’ve been making great steps the last couple years. LG and Samsung have great cameras for most conditions. With my G2 I’m to the point where I almost never bring my point-and-shoot with me except for vacation or a special event. Nokia doesn’t make Androids but their gigantic phone cameras are outstanding. And don’t forget about Apple. Their cameras are amazingly good considering the MP count. Motorola and Google can’t quite seem to get the cameras right although they’re not terrible and HTC’s cameras are only good in certain situations.


      HTC One is a great phone, but no longer a game-changer.

  • The Narrator

    dat aluminum is sexy

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  • juancarlos ramirez

    front camera better than back camera?

    • Henry Green

      More Megapixels=/=better

      • Hipster Troll Carwash

        Considering there are images that the M8 took with the ULTRALORDPIXEL camera and they are awful. Yes more megapixels can give you a BETTER quality image.

        • Adrynalyne

          The MP isn’t what makes those images better in other cameras.

          • Hipster Troll Carwash

            “According to this page at Microsoft’s site
            (and you can find plenty of other references out there with some Google
            searches), their minimum recommended printing resolution is 240 ppi
            (pixels per inch). At 240ppi, a 5 megapixel image can create a maximum
            print size of 8.1 x 10.8 inches. With a higher quality print resolution
            (300ppi), you would need an 8 megapixel image to be able to print an
            8×10, but a 3 megapixel image is all that’s needed for a 4×6.”

            Enjoy your babycamera.

          • BMC123

            i dont print my pictures so its fine

          • Henry Green

            All that means is that the bigger the MP the bigger the size/resolution. Go figure!

          • Adrynalyne

            So you just confirmed it. Megapixel means bigger resolution, not higher quality.

            Except that the resolution is limited by whatever medium you are using.

            If I was this worried, I would use a real camera. I would not waste the paper to print smartphone camera shots.

        • Henry Green

          No, more megapixels give a higher RESOLUTION photo. Better QUALITY images come from larger pixels, OIS, oversampling and better software algorithms.

        • Gato Mafioso

          It is odd for the front camera have a slightly higher MP count, but megapixels aren’t what produce a better image.

      • Not on it’s own, but the more megapixels = a higher resolution photo. So when viewed on a larger screen and/or cropped, you don’t lose as much detail as you would on a low resolution photo.

        • Adrynalyne

          So when viewed on a higher resolution screen..

          FTFY 🙂

        • JRomeo

          i use the Allcast app to cast my photos to chromecast on my 65 inch tv…

          • It’s probably still 1080p, in which case it’s not a higher res than the picture

          • JRomeo

            so will a photo taken with ultrapixels look better on a tv-screen compared to a photo taken in megapixels?

          • “Ultrapixel” is just a term HTC came up with to explain why their camera with lower megapixels is better than the rest. Megapixels is the resolution, the 4MP ultrapixel has 4 megapixels, while others have 8 or 13MP. A lot comes into play with camera quality, it depends on the size of the sensor, resolution (megapixels), the sensor type, the fixed aperture that’s used, etc.

          • JRomeo

            Sorry for all the questions……… but you seem very knowledgeable. Why would a 4MP ultrapixel HTC camera be superior to a 4MP any other camera (LG for example)….. or 8MP ultrapixel HTC camera vs. 8Megapixel Lg camera… is it all marketing B.S. or is there in fact a difference?

          • Most of it is marketing. HTC is using a fairly large sensor and combines with only 4MP when taking low light shots, such as at night, you get more detail without all the noise you get with higher resolution camera phones. That’s not something specific to “ultrapixel”, because having only 4MP means each pixel is larger and can gather more light without having to increase the ISO (noise) to compensate.

            In simpler terms, the 4MP camera in the One is the best you can get for low light and night shots, however photos during the day with lots of light the higher resolution camera like the G2, S5, etc. are far superior.

          • SplashMTN

            HTC’s ultrapixels are larger than the typical megapixels found in smartphone camera sensors, which lets in more light. There are too many factors to say whether a 4 ultrapixel camera will take better photos than one with 4 standard megapixels, the biggest being the sensor. If the sensors are the same, I believe the only thing that an ultrapixel camera would outperform a standard megapixel camera at is low light photography – and possibly a bit more detail. I could be mistaken, but I believe that’s how it works.

      • Rob

        True, but more megapixels allow for a better crop image. And when you want to blow up a photo.

      • Raven

        So much silly arguing over a camera. The fact is most of the commentors are sort of right, but so far I have not seen anyone mention the big supposed feature of the Ultrapixel camera and that is low light picture taking. Sure, an 8-13MP camera will be better for taking pictures you want to crop or print when you have good lighting and other conditions, but in a typical low light situations that camera phones tend to get used in such as in a dimly lit house, party, bar, concert the 4MP Ultrapixel should have a clear advantage in taking better pictures. For reference, a typical Full HD TV or screen is only 2MP. I would like to see someone put both a 13MP for daylight shots and an Ultrapixel camera for lowlight shots on a phone.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Looking good HTC!

    • KingofPing

      Yep. Getting it this weekend or the moment it is available in-store @ T-Mobile (if not available by this weekend).

      I’ll play with it a bit first, but I’ve gotten a taste of Sense 6 on my current One and …. me likey.

      Old HTC One will go to another family member…