HTC have spent an inordinate amount of effort ensuring the M8 doesn't just look like a premium product but also feels like one too.
The handset’s exterior is now 90% metal (up from 70% last year), and each of its initial three colours - Metal Grey, Amber Gold and Arctic Silver - have been designed to show off the exquisitely textured finish.
The new handset can be switched on via Motion Launch, a boring name for a cool gesture recognition feature that allows you to access the functions you want more easily.
A double tap takes you to the Homescreen, swiping up launches last app used, a right swipe brings up the revamped Blink newsfeed and holding the phone horizontally while pressing the volume key launches the camera.
Traditionally with great powers comes not so great battery life but HTC are claiming the M8’s will last an eyebrow-raising 40% longer than the M7’s.
A new ultra power saving mode, which utilises a cut down user interface to conserve juice, will offer around 30 hours of standby time.
||A Standby time specification ("specification") is an industry standard that is only intended to allow comparison of different mobile devices under the same circumstances. Power consumption in a standby state is strongly dependent on factors including but not limited to network, settings, location, movement, signal strength and cell traffic . Comparisons of different mobile devices using such a specification can therefore only be done in a controlled laboratory environment . When using any mobile
||Battery times (talk time, standby time, and more) are subject to network and phone usage.
||Available storage is less due to phone software. Approximately 24GB (for 32GB) storage available for user content. Available storage is subject to change based on phone software updates and apps usage.
||5.0 inch, Full HD 1080p
||Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, quad-core CPUs
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