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HTC One M8 UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Gunmetal Grey

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Colour:
Gunmetal Grey
16GB
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HTC One M8 at a glance
Screen size 5 inches
Screen resolution 1080 x 1920
Operating system Android
Battery talktime 20 Hours
Battery on standby 496 Hours
Camera 4 MP
Video 1080p
Navigation GPS
Connectivity Bluetooth

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Colour Name: Gunmetal Grey | Size Name: 16GB

Product details

Colour Name: Gunmetal Grey | Size Name: 16GB
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 7.1 x 0.9 cm ; 159 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 522 g
  • Item model number: 99HYK014-00
  • ASIN: B00J7RQDDK
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 25 Mar 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,306 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Colour Name: Gunmetal Grey | Size Name: 16GB

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HTC One (M8)
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HTC One (M8)

The all metal body with sleek lines and soft curves has been crafted to fit perfectly in the palm of your hand. It curves around the 5” Full HD screen with no edges or seams to make it exceptionally comfortable phones to hold. Front facing speakers pump out really big sound. Intelligent camera technology makes photo editing and video making a breeze. The HTC One (M8) really is as beautiful to use as it is to look and hold.

Design

Crafted from the ground up, the HTC One (M8) features a bold, brushed metal design. Stacked internal components allow a mere 9.35mm (0.37”) thin construction and a curved, ergonomic shape that fits your hand with natural ease. A scratch-resistant display screen built with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 automatically adjusts to ambient light for optimised viewing, both indoors and out, and an intuitive UI interface complements HTC One’s intelligent design with easy-to-use features. Change your style with uncompromised HTC design. The HTC One (M8) is built to please your eyes.

Crafted to Perform

Not only is the HTC One (M8) beautiful on the outside, the inside is a stunner, too. Features like Motion Launch make it intuitive to use by allowing you to access your phone with a simple swipe, or answer a call simply by lifting the phone to your ear. The big, bright and strong 5” Full HD screen brings your favourite content to life and makes every photo you take more vivid. And by easily adding creative picture effects to your snaps even after you’ve taken the shot, or effortlessly making mini movies, you’ll find every reason to spend more time with your new phone.


Beautifully crafted design
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Motion Launch

Using the HTC One (M8) is an intuitive experience with Motion Launch. Simply lift the phone to your ear to answer a call, access apps with a single swipe or use voice control to dial one of your contacts. Just double tap the screen to wake up your phone, swipe up to access the last app you opened, left for widgets and right for HTC BlinkFeed – even when your phone is asleep.

HTC Duo Camera
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HTC Duo camera

Pro effects made easy. The HTC Duo camera takes different ‘layers’ of the same shot so you can do more with the photo afterwards. Adding pro effects to photos is no longer just for professional photographers. So even after you’ve taken your picture, you can change the focus point, blur your background or foreground and even add 3D-like effects.

HTC BlinkFeed
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BlinkFeed

You’ll love the fact that viewing all your favourite content from newsfeeds and social pages is a breeze with HTC BlinkFeed. It puts them all on your home screen and even has trending topics organised around your interests. It’s like a daily magazine designed just for you.

HTC BoomSound
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BoomSound

Blast the volume that you deserve, from an audio system you have to hear to believe. Reaching volume outputs of 95 dB with HTC BoomSound. The dual front facing stereo speakers project sound at you, not away. While our competitors build back-sided speakers that direct audio away from you, HTC's revolutionary front-facing speaker design optimises your music, videos and games as you watch.

HTC Sense TV
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HTC Sense TV

Experience better browsing with HTC Sense TV. Use your phone as an intelligent remote control and find programmes based on your viewing preferences, find what’s on now with a graphics guide and see real-time Facebook and Twitter feeds about the programme that you’re watching.

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Apps

HTC Sense Apps let you cut through the clutter and save time. Sync up your schedule, get notifications, daily reminders and schedule updates from the calendar. Email is made even easier with instant notices, on-screen alerts and schedule reminders. Also access your favourite apps from Google Play.

Box Contains

Device
Headset
Charger plug + USB cable
Clear rubber case
Documentation
SIM eject PIN

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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

107 of 112 people found the following review helpful By GlueStick on 4 April 2014
Colour Name: Gunmetal GreySize Name: 16GB
The HTC One was the best handset of 2013, as awarded at MWC 2014. It's also won numerous awards for having the best design so it only makes sense that HTC made the best even better! I've had this for a week now, and being a gadget lover, this is arguably the best handset on the current market for me.

What's notably good:
- Exceptional build quality (10/10) - HTC have upped their game from the original One (M7) by making the One (M8) 90% metal, wrapping beautifully up to the edge of the screen. This is one hell of a premium look and feel; I would call it the best looking Android handset on the market. It feels delightful in your hands and gives you very ergonomic curves. The only slight downside is that the device is a little slippery in your hands, but I'm not complaining given the build quality of the phone.

- SD card (10/10) - Hurrah! HTC have listened to all customers who wanted expandable storage on the original One (M7) - this handset supports a MicroSD up to 128GB.

- Battery life is very good (9.5/10) - Surprisingly, this phone provides me with a good 10 hours of battery life on heavy usage. I'm talking about web browsing, texting, Whatsapping, social media and a little bit of gaming. I haven't left my phone on standby as a proper test to see how many hours it'll last purely on standby (because I cannot live without a phone!), though I can only assume its battery life there would be extraordinary. From my experience, on normal power saving mode and on standby (even with Wi-Fi on), this thing only drops like 1 or 2% per hour. HTC also have an extreme power saving mode which I am yet to test (included in the next software update) but they claim that this will give the phone about 15 standby hours out of a 5% charge.
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221 of 236 people found the following review helpful By J. Choudhry TOP 500 REVIEWER on 4 April 2014
Colour Name: Gunmetal GreySize Name: 16GB
Please find my updated thoughts on the phone at the end of the review. Thanks

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When HTC launched the HTC One M7 last year I was like wow!! Craftsmanship and build quality was the best I had ever seen in a smartphone even superseding my iPhone 5. I mentioned to someone that this handset is so beautiful I doubt HTC can even better themselves next year. But I was so wrong & in came the HTC One M8 and I was yet again shell shocked. Not only HTC had bettered the M7 but crafted a handset which was even superior in build quality to the last one. I am now the proud owner of the HTC One M8 and would like to share my thoughts after owning it for a couple of days.

Please note I will be using the following abbreviations for both the handsets in my review.

M8: HTC One M8 ( 2014 )
M7: HTC One M7 ( 2013 )

Build Quality (5/5) :

I ordered the Gun Metal Grey ( Silver & Gold being the other ones ) as it appealed to me the most. Last year I had the Silver M7 and this time I wanted to opt for a different colour. The moment you hold the handset in your hand it just fits in your palm beautiful. The rounded edges and border lines help in holding the phone extremely comfortably. Last years M7 was comfortable as well but far too slippery and I ended up putting a casing on it. The Grey version has a brushed metal aluminium finish to it and it looks stunning. After going through several YouTube videos & reviews I got the impression that the handset is even more slipperier then last years model but in reality it's not at all. So much so that I am thinking of using it without any case this time around ( even though HTC has very kindly provided us with a case as standard..Thank You HTC ).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By GKular on 29 Aug 2014
Colour Name: Gunmetal GreySize Name: 16GB Verified Purchase
Good Points;
Great phone. Battery seems to last ages and the software is super fast. Even the screen seems to have improved versus the previous version. The navigation buttons are now part of the screen and disappear when not in use. Vastly improved blink feed.

Not so good points:
The phone requires a "nano sim". If you are upgrading from a HTC one M7 then that sim does not work in this phone. You can not even cut it to fit ( I cut it and it still didn't work) You have to order a new sim from your network :(

Also be aware that this is not a compact/light phone . The brushed aluminium looks good but is very slippery to hold.

The TV/Media Infrared remote control function not as good as the previous version of the phone as it struggled to find my some of my gadgets, hopefully this can be improved in software updates.

and the final negative point -

If you break this phone you are fxxxxx. Like the previous version, if you break the screen the whole phone needs to be pulled apart and a new screen fixed. I have heard that you have to send it off to HTC and they supply you with a new phone. I don't think it has been built to be repaired, therefore invest in a decent case.

Overall top quality premium phone. Probably the best smartphone on the market and I would buy again
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 6 July 2014
Colour Name: Gunmetal GreySize Name: 16GB
I didn't really need this phone, photos for me are no big consideration, I use a decent camera for that but it felt so good in my hand. And the screen is so sharp, I use my phone mostly as a kindle reader and the improvement over my HTC One S is nothing short of fantastic! And I thought that was pretty good to begin with. It's also incredibly fast for internet access and has a very good keyboard built in. Only had it a week and already can't believe how good it is. The speaker sound is amazing for such small speakers, I'm quite happy playing sounds, video etc. at work (my colleagues may not be so happy), the spatial is just so good ! But where it scores for me is the case okay that costs extra but I've always wanted a case to cover the screen, it also switches the phone on and off. But the piece de resistance, I use my phone as a bedside clock and with my other phone if I needed to know the time I'd switch it on and be dazzled not to mention my partner would moan but with this case I tap it with the lid closed and a discreet little display shows through with the timetime
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