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HTC One E8


HTC One E8
HTC One E8 (One Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC 4 x 2.5 GHz, Krait 400
Graphics adapter
2048 MB 
5.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, capacitive touchscreen, SLCD, Gorilla Glass 3, glossy: yes
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 12 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: combined 3.5 mm stereo jack, Card Reader: micro SD card reader up to 128 GB, Sensors: Movement sensor, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Compass, GPS, Glonass
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.0, Quad band GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), Tri band UMTS (850/900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps) and Quad band LTE (nets 3, 7, 8, 20)
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.85 x 146.4 x 70.67 ( = 0.39 x 5.76 x 2.78 in)
10 Wh Lithium-Polymer, integrated, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 26.8 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 504 h
Operating System
Android 4.4 KitKat
Webcam: Main camera: 13 MP, BSI-Sensor, f/2.2, 1080p video recordings; Front camera: 5 MP, BSI sensor, 1080p video recordings
Additional features
Speakers: two stereo front speakers with integrated amplifier, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, Headset, BlinkFeed, Zoe, HTC Power to give, FitBit, 24 Months Warranty
145 g ( = 5.11 oz / 0.32 pounds), Power Supply: 58 g ( = 2.05 oz / 0.13 pounds)
400 Euro



Average Score: 82.83% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 76%, features: 63%, display: 88% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the HTC One E8

87% HTC One E8 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Now in plastic as well. The One M8 was a very successful high-end device for HTC. Now, the Android device with a curved metal chassis is also available with a plastic case and high-resolution camera. We look at the changes and tell you if the One E8 is a real highlight as well.
70% Review: HTC One (E8)
Source: English version
The HTC One (E8) offer great user experience. Although devoid of fancy features, its 13 megapixel camera produces better results compared to the flagship One (M8). In terms of media performance, including audio, video, and gaming, the phone's performance is excellent. However, it's display could have been better. Generally, HTC is very good with aesthetics, but the One (E8) doesn't come across a premium device. Therefore, if you are fine with a plasticky phone, why not go with the LG G2 that offers a vibrant screen and great camera for Rs 29,000?
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
90% HTC One E8 (Sprint)
Source: PC Mag English version
The use of plastic in a phone's design can get overblown—there are right and wrong ways to use the material, but companies like Motorola, Apple, and Nokia have shown that plastic doesn't have to mean cheap. HTC's design heritage shines through with the One E8, which harkens back to the original One X, another beautifully designed plastic phone. It's a compromise, no doubt, compared with the premium feel of the M8, but nearly every other feature that made that phone great remains here, just at a discounted price. The E8 is the One for pragmatists, and thus earns our Editors' Choice award.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% HTC One E8 review
Source: Pocket Lint English version
But the M8 this isn't, and the plastic design does make a difference. In the world of smartphones that design difference might be diminished by using a cover, but for those who don't, what the E8 lacks is that premium feel you get every time you touch your phone. The E8 might leave you wanting more: indeed it might leave you wanting the M8 instead.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% The One in new clothes
Source: Digital Trends English version
At the price point, the HTC One E8 is the best looking and one of the most powerful smartphones. Despite the plastic body, it has an premium feel, combining that with high-end specs and a performance capability better than its metal brother, it seems like HTC has done well by making an affordable version of the One M8.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% HTC One (E8) Dual SIM Review: Tweaking a Winning Formula
Source: NDTV Gadgets English version
HTC seems to have hit another home run with the One (E8). If you do not mind the polycarbonate outer casing (we don't), it is a cheaper and much more sensible buy than its elder brother at Rs. 33,990. There are options such as the Nexus 5 (Review | Pictures), iPhone 5C and the LG G2 (Review) which are also available - but keep in mind that all of them run year-old specs. If you want the latest and greatest specs the One (E8) is definitely a great buy at this price. That is unless you want to buy two Xiaomi Mi 3 (Review | Pictures) phones.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
The plastic twin to the all-conquering M8
Source: Techradar English version
The HTC One E8 is a phone that I'm happy to carry around and use - as long as I don't remember than the One M8 exists. It's not a bad phone for the cash by a long way, especially if you're a fan of top specs, but without the metal body and other HTC headliners, it feels like the One E8 is missing something - and the price reduction isn't enough to really quantify the loss of soul that the M8 has in spades.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/22/2014
HTC One (E8) review: Android’s iPhone 5C is here
Source: Slashgear English version
Aside from a sexy metal shell, the E8 lacks something intangible. The metal sets the One apart from other Android handsets. Plastic brings it back down to earth. Like Apple’s iPhone offerings, HTC's duopoly here is meant to diversify the portfolio and price points.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/05/2014
HTC One (E8) review: Traveling light
Source: GSM Arena English version
The HTC One series has at least one feature it can hang its hat on - premium design. This became absolutely critical with the M8, as the scorching hot flagship was outclassed by its competitors in many other areas - performance and camera being the most obvious. There goes the One (E8) - one that has to make do with its seemingly biggest advantage taken away, the aluminum unibody and its slick finish and chamfered edges replaced by polycarbonate. Now, isn't that a recipe for disaster? Especially for a company that's been struggling to regain lost market share, you'd think that moving away from your strongest suit would be a mistake. The HTC One (E8), however, has proven to be anything but.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/01/2014
HTC One E8: First impressions of the plastic One
Source: Pocket Lint English version
This handset is closely matched to the M8 and is visually very similar. It has the same BoomSound speakers top and bottom, framing the 5-inch full HD display. Those speakers sound just as good here as they do on the flagship model, making this one of the best sounding phones around, perfect for watching videos listening to music without having to dive straight for your headphones.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/22/2014
HTC Desire 616 and One (E8): First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English version
HTC on Friday launched two new Android smartphones in India, the HTC Desire 616 Dual SIM and HTC One (E8) Dual SIM, priced at Rs. 16,900 and Rs. 34,990 respectively. The company has high hopes for the two models, as they are both variations of recently launched popular models. The Desire 616 Dual SIM is the smaller sibling of the HTC Desire 816 (Review | Pictures) while the One (E8) Dual SIM is a low-cost, fashionable variant of the HTC One (M8).
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 07/12/2014

Foreign Reviews

Schnäppchen oder billiger Rohrkrepierer?
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/18/2015



The HTC One E8 is the plastic sibling of the HTC One M8. With similar specs but a lower price in exchange for switching from a metal to plastic body, this device is worth being considered by those wanting a high-end phone without paying a high price.

It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad core processor with a clock rate of 2.5 GHz and has 2 GB of RAM. This means, applications run at a snap and multitasking is not a problem. Even the highest-end games can be handled without stuttering. It also comes with 16 GB storage and support for microSD up to 128 GB.

The 5-inch Super LCD3 screen has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 or 441 ppi. Images are sharp and crisp and also legible in the sun and the viewing angles are wide. A big difference is the E8 doesn't use the Ultrapixel Duo camera found on the M8 but opts for a single 13 MP shooter with LED flash which is on par with other phones of a similar budget.

The 2600 mAh battery can easily last a day of mixed use and it's claimed to last longer than the M8. The One E8 is definitely a good phone to consider for those looking for good specs at a more affordable price. 

Qualcomm Adreno 330: Integrated graphics card in some Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs, supports OpenGL ES 3.0

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

801 MSM8974AC:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.45 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 578 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

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0.145 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


High Tech Computer Corporation (HTC) is a Taiwanese manufacturer of mobile phones and other electronic products. In 2012, HTC stopped producing tablets under their own name. In 2012-2013, they faced heavy sales declines. Since then, the company is medium-sized in the smartphone sector. There are numerous reviews on HTC Smartphones (as of 2016).

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-07-18)