The HTC One was one of the most complete Android smartphones of the last year and few days ago the company launched what will be its successor, the HTC One M8. The new model has followed a line similar to the previous model, but improving points as the screen, the power, the functions of the camera and also the operating system and interface. The two have a very stylish metallic design and components along very pointers. However, as befits two different generations of smartphone, there are notable differences between them, we see below.
The first difference we noticed with the naked eye is that the HTC One M8 is larger than the previous model. The new flagship of the Taiwanese has a panel of 5 inches in diagonal, opposite the 4.7 inch of the first model. The two screens are kind Super LCD3 and have resolution FullHD. However, the difference in size makes the density is lower for the HTC One M8, namely 440 points compared to 468 points of HTC One. Both have a protective film to prevent breakage and scratches, which in the case of HTC One M8 is Corning Gorilla Glass 3 blade stronger than Gorilla 2 of the first model.
The design is a key issue in both HTC One M8 and HTC One, and also both keep a similar line that curved lines predominate. Both are metal, but the HTC One is aluminum and HTC One M8 has a more type steel finish with brushed texture on the back, which gives it a more aggressive look. The new model has been done in fewer parts and is more resistant, plus it has eliminated most of the polycarbonate. Also have softened the edges and the curve of her back is more pronounced for that best fits the hand. As mentioned, the HTC One M8 has increased in size, but looking at the dimensions we see is only in height-in fact the two are quite elongated due to the integration of the two speakers in front. The weight difference is not excessive considering that the new model is much bigger.
The camera is one of the most significant points of the HTC One and so is the HTC One M8. The brand is still committed to the Ultrapixel system, which defends the use of pixels larger rather than more quantity of megapixels. Thus the main sensor has 4 megapixels, but manages to capture up to three times more light than conventional sensors. The two share the same parts and functions, including a 28 mm lens with f/2.0 aperture, the processor HTC imageCHIP 2, flash smarter five levels, optical stabilizer, recording FullHD video and HDR video among others.
However the HTC One M8 gives a twist with some unique features such as the option to record video in slow motion, applying the effect only a fragment. But the most significant feature is carrying a second lens and no, we do not mean the front camera (that we see below) but a second lens, which lies just above the principal. This second chamber is responsible for capturing depth information and then allows you to edit the background and foreground separately, adding or modifying effects blur. The front camera of the HTC One M8 has also improved and as the previous model has a sensor of 2.1 megapixels, the terminal ups the ante with s 5 megapixel BSI Ensor, with wide angle lens and aperture f/2.0, Do oriented autofotos or, as they are known in Internet parlance, selfies.
Both terminals have a powerful media profile, both in respect of the reproduction of formats as well as the special functions. They have HTC Zoe and Video Highlights, which automatically creates a video with the content of their gallery. The HTC One M8 has renewed the photo album and is now displayed as a timeline to make it easier to locate images by day, month or year. Sound is also an important section and, as mentioned, they both have the stereo speakers on the front, although the company says the new model offers a higher volume. They also have noise cancellation and HTC One is scored somewhat because certification has Beats Audio.
As it could not be otherwise, the power is another of the key points of the new HTC One M8. The terminal is equipped with a quad-core Snapdragon 801 chip, which runs at 2.3 Ghz frequency and has architecture Krait 400. Meanwhile the HTC One comes with a Snapdragon 600, also quad-core running at 1.7 Ghz. Both share the same memory RAM of 2 GB, but differ in the internal memory. The HTC One is available in both 32 and 64 Gb, but can not expand the memory. Meanwhile the HTC One M8 low capacity to 16 Gb, but it allows the expansion via memory cards MicroSD (128 Gb).
The HTC One M8 series leaves KitKat Android 4.4 and HTC One is still on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but has confirmed the update so it will be tied in this regard. The interface HTC Sense has also been updated with the HTC One M8, introducing some design changes and new features, such as Motion Launch, a system that reacts to different movements detected by the sensors. For example you can turn on and turn off the screen with a double tap or closer to the ear and also activate the camera by pressing the Start button while holding the terminal in horizontal. The widget HTC BlinkFeed has also been renovated and is now compatible with more content.
However, HTC has announced that the full range One will be updated HTC Sense 6.0, so again there will be a draw at this point. Other developments include the HTC One application M8 Sense TV to control the TV and Fitbit, a monitor health and athletic performance.