Mobile phone companies sometimes just make cheaper and inexpensive phones and pattern it with their more expensive options.
Today, we are going to talk about the HTC One E8. This mobile phone is quite similar to the HTC One M8, which is one of their premium flagship mobile phones.
If you have seen the HTC One E8, the design is pretty similar with one notable distinction: the build quality. The HTC One M8 was constructed with an aluminum chassis and the HTC One E8 is built with a polycarbonate plastic.
This is because the mobile phone company wants a more budget-friendly phone. I mean, who wouldn’t want a great phone for nearly half the price of the original flagship model, right?
Another big difference between the HTC One E8 is that, unlike its counterpart the One M8, this one does not have an IR blaster anymore. If you like the idea of controlling your TV with a mobile, you might as well throw that out of the window if you’re planning on getting this mobile phone.
But, if there are notable differences and parts lacking on this mobile phone, there are still some things that I love about it.
The first thing I love about this phone is that it comes with a 5-inch Full HD screen with a max resolution of 1920×1080 and a pixel density of 441ppi. Not only that but it also comes with the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which is a very sturdy glass material usually found in most premium mobile phones.
This mobile phone also comes with the Android 4.4.2 KitKat but just recently, you can now upgrade to the latest Android Marshmallow operating system. They do install their own proprietary Sense UI 6.0, though. Do not worry as I find the Sense UI rather intuitive, unlike Samsung’s Touch UI.
Under the hood, you will find some pretty impressive specs for a mid-range phone. This phone comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor that is clocked at 2.5 GHz, an Adreno 330 GPU, and 2GB of RAM.
There are no lags in whatever app I run. In fact, it was able to hold its own when opening multiple applications all in succession.
As for the battery life, the HTC One E8 comes with a 2,600 MaH non-removable battery. Well, this is a respectable battery capacity considering its bracket on the market and it does come with the “Extreme power saving” feature that cuts down all of the unnecessary apps just to save some more battery life.
The camera of the HTC One E8 is a little lackluster for my tastes. It is just a 13-megapixel rear camera without any of the cameras features that you’ve seen on their flagship One M8.
Still, I think this is a compromise they were willing to take to bring this phone’s price down to a more satisfying level for the mid-range consumer market.
The HTC One E8, although lacking in some areas, is a pretty good phone when you look at it from a performance standpoint. If you’re willing to forego the camera quality for better performance, then the HTC One E8 is for you.