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HTC One M8 vs OnePlus One specs and price battle

Under: HTC, Mobile Phones
Date: April 23rd, 2014

The already packed Android smartphone market has already seen some great handsets become available in 2014, and today this has seen a new addition as the HTC One M8 vs. OnePlus One specs and price battle commences.

Earlier today the OnePlus One smartphone was officially introduced to the world which looks to offer fans of the Android platform an exciting alternative to what is already available, but this comes almost a month after we saw the release of another stylish handset in the form of the HTC One M8.

Display
The new kid on the block has a 5.5-inch 1080p display at a pixel density of 401ppi, which compares to the HTC One M8 that has a 5-inch Full HD screen with 441ppi.

M8 vs

Processor
Under the hood of the HTC One M8 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, while the OnePlus One uses the same processor but this is clocked at 2.5Ghz.

RAM & Storage
The OnePlus One has 3GB of RAM with either 16GB or 64GB of internal storage that isn’t expandable, while the HTC has 2GB of RAM with either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage that is expandable by up to 128GB via microSD card.

Cameras
On the back of the new handset is a 13MP shooter with a Sony Exmor sensor and 4K video capture, while around the front is a 5MP shooter. The HTC One M8 meanwhile has a 4MP UltraPixel camera with a 2MP unit above, and around the front is a 5MP camera.

Operating System
The HTC One M8 is currently running on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system while the Plus One is running the CyanogenMod 11S OS that is based on Android 4.4.

Dimensions & Battery
The OnePlus One has comes in at 152.9mm x 75.9mm x 8.9 mm weighing 162grams with a 3,100 mAh battery, which compares to the HTC that measures 146.4mm x 70.6mm x 9.4 mm at 160 grams with a 2,600 mAh battery.

Price
The HTC One M8 can be picked up unlocked for around £520/$700, while the OnePlus One will be available for $299 for the 16GB variant going up to $349 for 64GB. You may want to see a video comparison we had earlier with the Galaxy Note 3.

Which handset do you prefer the look of?

HTC One M8 vs OnePlus One specs and price battle

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  • Bonedatt

    I think the OnePlus looks better than the M8, thanks to the hideous second camera on the back of the device.

    • Ismail Akram

      I guess you have non of above that’s why such a comment . M8 is gorgeous smartphone and cuz of that second camera we can say at least that HTC did innovate something .

      • Bonedatt

        You’re right, I don’t own either. I do however own the M7 and the M8 doesn’t look better than that too. Anyway, the question wasn’t about innovative features. Beauty is subjective.

        • Ismail Akram

          Agreed Beauty is subjective, but you can’t make opinions just on pictures cuz they don’t do justice well. you need to hold in hands I own M7, M8, Butterfly S and I can tell you that you are wrong about how it looks. and I bought HTC butterfly S in red thought it won’t look good but when It arrived i felt entirely different about its look. only real device can tell how beauty a thing is not the pictures you see on internet.

          • Bonedatt

            I am confused. If you agree that my opinion is subjective then how can I be wrong? Also, saying that I can’t make opinions just on pictures is ridiculous because I believe that’s exactly what I did, So yes, I could and I did. Again, the M8 is gorgeous but not better looking than the M7 or the OnePlus. That second camera messed up the design and took some cool points away from it.

          • Ismail Akram

            Pictures don’t tells full truth and your opinion is based on pictures that’s how you can be wrong. that’s how reviewer and you different. they have hands on experience and you just pictures. you can’t tell which is beauty without having both side by side.

  • kerry martin

    I recently upgraded to the M8 and I totally love it. I’ve nearly always had a Samsung mobile and my previous was the Galaxy Note, this time though I fancied a complete change. I had seen pictures and tv ads about the M8 and I liked the look of it but once I had hold of one I just had to have one. So glad I did.

  • JayQ330

    The specs say that the oneplus one has stereo speakers, does the sound come out of those slits above & below the screen? If it does that’s good since the sound would be at the front of the phone.

    • Bonedatt

      I hate to do this (use Apple’s phone as a comparison) but if you’ve ever seen an iPhone 5s then you’ll know where the speakers are placed on this one. If you haven’t….. it’s placed at the bottom. You can’t see it from the pics above.

      • JayQ330

        Yeah I saw the speakers in another post, I have the nexus 5 and I know that the nexus 5 & iPhone 5 both use the same technique of one speaker on the right & a microphone on the left side. It looks like stereo but it’s not… If the onePlus one really have stereo speaker’s would the sound be good enough to give any benefit like the HTC one M8

        • Bonedatt

          Regardless of how good the One speakers maybe, it will be hard to beat the speakers of the HTC ONE, hugely due to positioning (front facing). Atleast it’s not at the back.

          • JayQ330

            Yeah that’s true, it would’ve been better if they would of been placed on on each side at least with some sound coming out of the space between the screen and the case, I like the phone allot & the price is good *I use prepaid services ever since I bought my first unlocked phone the nexus 5 & I can’t go back to locked phones* I’ll wait for a snapdragon 805 one+ phone before I but another phone, hope they make a 5 inch model while they’re at i & that if they make dual speakers that they place them at both ends instead of the bottom.

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