HTC One M8 Harman Kardon Edition

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One M8 Harman Kardon Edition

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Key Specifications See full specifications
OS Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Shades Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver, Amber Gold
Battery Li-Po 2600 mAh
Rear Camera 4 MP
Front Camera 5 MP
Primary Rear Camera Dual 4 MP, 2688?1520 Pixels, Digital Zoom with Autofocus and Dual-LED Flash
Display Size 5.0 inch
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 16/32 GB
Processor Quad-core, 2.3 GHz (US/EMEA)/ 2.5 GHz (Asia, China) Krait 400
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Quick Facts & Price
Announced March, 2014
Form Factor Bar
Released March, 2014
Languages English
OS Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Box Content Handset, Charger, USB Cable, Harman Kardon Headset, Battery
Shades Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver, Amber Gold
Processor & Sound
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801
Graphics Processor Adreno 330
Processor Quad-core, 2.3 GHz (US/EMEA)/ 2.5 GHz (Asia, China) Krait 400
Cameras
Auto Focus
Camera Flash LED
Rear Camera 4 MP
Digital Zoom
Face Detection
GeoTagging
Camera Resolution 2688x1520 pixels
Front Camera 5 MP
Video Resolution (Front) [email protected], HDR
Resolution (Front) 2592x1944 pixels
Smile Detection
Video Resolution 1080p @ 60fps, 720p @ 60fps, HDR
Video Stabilization
Camera Features 1/3'' Sensor Size, 2µm Pixel Size, Automatic Simultaneous Video and Image Recording, HDR, Panorama
Primary Rear Camera Dual 4 MP, 2688?1520 Pixels, Digital Zoom with Autofocus and Dual-LED Flash
Display
Display Colours 16 Million
Multi-Touch
Pixels Per Inch Density 441 ppi
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Resolution (H) 1080 pixels
Display Resolution (V) 1920 pixels
Display Size 5.0 inch
Touchscreen
Display Features Capacitive Touchscreen
Display Type Super LCD3
RAM & Storage
RAM 2 GB
Call Log
Internal Storage 16/32 GB
Memory Card microSD, up to 128 GB
Dimensions & Weight
Height 146.36 mm
Thickness 9.35 mm
Weight 160 gms
Width 70.6 mm
Battery Size & Backup
Stand-by (2G) 27 hours
Stand-by (3G) 496 hours
Talktime (2G) 14 hours
Talktime (3G) 20 hours
Battery Li-Po 2600 mAh
Internet & Connectivity
A-GPS
Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP
Browser HTML5
GPS Yes, GLONASS
Handsfree
NFC
SIM Type Nano-SIM
TV-out
USB microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go, USB Host
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Network LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600 MHz
EDGE
GPRS
Data Speed HSDPA, 42 Mbps (21 Mbps - AT&T), HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
Networks 2G + 3G + 4G
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Features
Noise Cancellation
Alarm Clock
Calendar
Clock
Java via Java MIDP emulator
Office Applications
Organiser
SNS Integration
Voice Dialing
Voice Memo
Other Features Google Search, Maps
Entertainment
3.5mm Jack/Port
Radio
Image/Video Editor
Image Viewer
Music Player
Video Player
Video Recording
Voice Recording
Games
Ringtones
Vibration
Ringtones MP3, WAV
Messaging
Predictive Text Input
T9 Dictionary
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email
Social Networking Facebook, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk
Sensors
Accelerometer Sensor
Compass
Gyro Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Other Sensors Barometer

HTC One M8 Harman Kardon Edition Review

31 May, 14 12:15 PM

Overview

Rich Feature Smartphone by HTC to Woo the Masses
By Sukhleen

HTC has added a new eye catching invention HTC One M8 Harman Kardon Edition in the market. The phone is just an advancement to its predecessor, HTC One M8, with almost same features and specifications except the audio features.

Design and Build Quality

HTC M8 Harman Edition features a bold and brushed metal design. It has a decent 5-inch Super LCD display  with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels. It recognizes even the slightest touch. The smartphone has 146.36mm of height, 70.6mm of width and 9.35mm of thickness as its dimensions along with a weight of 160 grams. It has been fueled with a battery of 2,600 mAh which is pretty good.

User Interface and Comfort to Use

Under the hood, the phone holds a powerful configuration. It has assembled 2.3 GHz Quad-Core processor and 2GB of RAM. It operates on the latest Android 4.2.2 KitKat Operating System with HTC sense. Along with that it has 16 / 32GB of in-built storage which can further be expanded up to 128GB. This makes it a really robustly configured smartphone. Presence of Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro, Compass and other sensors ensures effective operations.

Telephony and Messaging

The phone supports 2G, 3G and 4G networks. It features Voice dialing, Contact history, Voice Memo and Unlimited Phone book capacity. The quality of phone is really good. It avails SMS, MMS, Push Mail, Email, IM, T9 dictionary to ease messaging. Support of Social Networking Services makes the handset more useful.

Gallery, Photo Viewer and Video Player

There are lot of features to ease in viewing / editing photos and playing videos. It has the image viewer, image editor and video player already installed. Making itself unique from its rivals, the phone comes with a Harman Kardon headset. Its Clari- Fi technology restores the compressed music and LiveStage technology enhances the listening experience. Plus beautiful color combination of Grey-Gold  speakers and Black brushed back further increases its demand. The preloaded music player supports almost all the formats. Plus the presence of 3.5 mm audio jack ensures universal acceptance of inputs. The overall quality of speakers is really good but the audio setting have a limited appeal.

Camera and Image Quality

The phone supports a 4 MP UFocus rear view camera that provide a resolution of 2688x1520 pixels. Rear camera comes with features like Auto Focus, Dual LED Flash, Geo Tagging, Face Detection, Zoom, 1/3” Sensor, Panorama, Smile Detection etc. It also avails a 5 MP front camera that provide a resolution of 2592x1944 pixels. The user can also record videos on the phone. It provides a full HD resolution of 1080 pixels which is amazing.

Connectivity Options

On the connectivity front, it supports connection with - Wi-Fi, Mobile Hotspot, 4G, 3G, 2G, NFC, Bluetooth, GPRS, EDGE, Handsfree and USB. All this at a good data speed. The phone also avails GPS with A-GPS to help in navigation. This means maximum work can be done with just a click.

Other Utility Tools

Various other features that make the smartphone complete are Motion Launch gestures, BlinkFeed, full world of apps, attending calls without touching, front stereo speakers with dedicated amplifiers, various security and locking features and so on. Also Integration of TV and phone is supported with features like Program guide, Intelligent remote, HTC Sense TV Sports and Social feeds.

Value for Money

The smartphone is truly a value for money product. It has numerous features and also the reviews of experts are good.

Shades

The smartphone is available in Silver, Grey and Gold colors.

Verdict

On a concluding note, HTC Harman Edition is pretty good  but it makes no difference to HTC One M8. With the same features, same looks and same configuration, it is better to stick to HTC One M8 only.

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