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HTC One M8 – Selfie gorgeousness

It’s beautiful and stunning and smart and unlike anything else in the world. And that’s just the selfie you took. Now you can even improve on it – with the new HTC One M8. It has two image processing chips that will make your selfie more clear and crisp than any selfie you’ve ever taken.

HTC calls it a “Duo Camera” system. The rear UltraPixel 4MP camera is accompanied by a second, 2MP camera just above it for extra depth of field. More light per pixel means more brightness and more colour capturing. You’ll look gorgeous! 

Well, that will depend on when you take the selfie. If it’s a #nomakeupselfie, be aware that the HTC One M8 will show every uncovered spot and line of an early morning mug. In which case you’ll do something worthy while still being in possession of one of the world’s best-looking Android smartphones.

HTC One M8 Android Smartphone

The front camera is not bad either: 5MP, BSI sensor, wide angle lens, with HDR capability and, like the primary rear camera, with 1080p Full HD video recording capability.

As you would imagine, there’s more to the selfie throne than just a dual-camera – after all, Lytro has had one for a while. There’s also new software with which you can choose the point of focus after you’ve taken a photo and a number of interesting editing features, as the official HTC One M8 page explains.

The HTC One M8 is ever-so-slightly larger than the excellent HTC One to allow space for the bigger 5″ screen – the HTC One has a 4.7″ screen – and a bigger battery that lasts longer than the One even though the M8 features an upgraded GPU and the faster 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 Krait processor.

HTC One M8 specifications

Dimensions
146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm – Weight 160g

Platform Android
Android 4.4.2 KitKat with HTC Sense™
HTC BlinkFeed™

CPU Speed
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 Quad Core 2.3GHz CPU

Memory
Total storage: 16GB/32GB, available capacity varies
RAM: 2GB
Expansion card slot: Supports microSD™ up to 128GB

Display
5.0 inch, Full HD 1080p

Sensors
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Gyro sensor
Barometer sensor

Cameras
Duo (rear) camera
Primary camera: HTC UltraPixel™ camera , BSI sensor, pixel size 2.0 um, sensor size 1/3”, f/2.0, 28mm lens
HTC ImageChip 2. 1080p Full HD video recording with HDR video
Secondary camera: capture depth information

Front camera
5MP, BSI sensor, wide angle lens. with HDR capability, 1080p Full HD video recording
Gallery with UFocus™, Dimension Plus™, Seasons, Foregrounder, Image match

Multimedia:
HTC BoomSound™
Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers
Sense Voice
Audio supported formats:
Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 10)
Recording: .aacVideo supported formats:
Playback:.3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 10), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)
Recording: .mp4

Connectivity
3.5 mm stereo audio jack
NFC
Bluetooth® 4.0 with aptX™ enabled
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz)
DLNA® for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer
HTC Connect™
micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port with mobile high-definition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI connection (Special cable required for HDMI connection.)
Support consumer infrared remote control

Network
2G/2.5G – GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G – WCDMA:EMEA: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps
Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps
AT&T: 850/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps
Sprint: 850/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA up to 14.4 Mbps
Verizon: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 14.4 Mbps
TMUS: 850/AWS/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps
CDMA:
Sprint: 800/1900
Verizon: 800/1900
4G – LTE:
EMEA: 800/900/1800/2600 MHz
Asia: 700/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz
AT&T: 700/850/AWS/1800/1900/2600 MHz
Sprint: FDD 800/1900 MHz , TDD 2600 MHz
Verizon: 700/AWS/1800/2600 MHz
TMUS: 700/AWS MHz

GPS
Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS
Digital Compass

Battery
Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery
Capacity: 2600 mAh
Talk timeUp to 20 hours for 3G
Standby time: Up to 496 hours for 3G

26/03/2014. Category: Gadgets. Topic: .

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