HTC One (M8) Review

Posted 21/01/2015 by BrightHouse Team

htc one (m8)This week on the blog we’re going to take a closer look at one of the smartphones available at BrightHouse, the HTC One (M8).

Design 

The first thing you notice about the HTC One is its beautiful design, with a brushed metal body made from a single block of aluminium. As well as looking great, this makes it a very comfortable phone to hold, with a solid, premium feel. The metal case also helps to make it more durable, and better able to survive the knocks and bumps of everyday use.

Another thing you’ll notice is the two speakers at the top and bottom of the 5” screen. While they do make the phone larger, these Boomsound speakers produce an impressive sound – great for watching videos or listening to music. Once you’ve heard them, you’ll wonder how you ever did without them.

Power

Battery life has become one of the most important factors when choosing a smartphone. There’s nothing more annoying than a low battery warning at three in the afternoon after a day of normal use. Thankfully, the HTC One will easily last all day even if with a decent amount of use, thanks to both an upgraded battery and a more efficient processor. And while the Snapdragon 801 processor might be more efficient, it certainly doesn’t cut back on power. Its four 2.3GHz cores keep everything running as fast and smooth as you could want.

Features

The HTC One runs on the latest version of Google’s Android operating system, with lots of great extra features from HTC included. One of them is Blinkfeed, a way of seeing all sorts of updates and stories from your social media accounts and favourite news feeds in one place. It’s a well-designed feature with lots of ways to tailor it to your own interests, but for many people it may not be a strong enough alternative to using the official apps for each social media network or news feed.

There are also other great features from HTC, including Motion Launch, which allows you to unlock your phone with a couple of taps, or answer a call simply by lifting it to your ear. There’s also HTC Zoe for easily making mini movies from your pictures and videos, which you can also share and create with your friends.

Camera

The HTC One has a front and rear facing camera, with a clever feature that allows you to use both at once. The rear facing camera also features special sensors to add all sorts of clever tricks to your photos, such as changing what you want to focus on with a touch of your finger, or adding special effects to give your pictures a professional finish. It really does produce impressive looking photos for a smartphone.

Verdict

This is a stunning smartphone backed up with plenty of internal power and features. Excellent battery life, beautiful, durable design, and fast performance all add up to make the HTC One (M8) one of the very best models on the market at the moment.

You can find the HTC One over on the BrightHouse website, along with a selection of other smartphones and mobile devices

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  • BrightHouse Web Relations said:

    18/05/2015

    Good afternoon Adam. Thank you for getting in touch. If you have not already done so, I would advise contacting your local storer to see if it is possible to change your phone without signing a new contract. If you were looking to upgrade, I am afraid you would need to start a new agreement. Thank you Allen Web Relations

  • Adam said:

    01/05/2015

    I already hire a phone from brighthouse, could i swap Regardss

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