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HTC One M8s (SIM Free / UK)
The original One M8 from HTC was critically praised for both its design and feature set. With the release of the updated M9 for 2015, HTC have decided to continue the design of last year's flagship with the redesigned M8s.
SIM Free / Unlocked UK stock
When you buy the HTC One M8s from Clove Technology, we guarantee you official UK stock, unlocked and ready to work with global voice and 3G network providers. For LTE support outside of Europe, please check the specifications and your local operator.
Reasons to buy the One M8s
- Snapdragon 615 octa-core - efficient modern processing
- 13 MP main camera with Optical Image Stabilisation
- 5 MP selfie camera
- 5.0" Full HD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
Colour and memory variants
The HTC One M8s is available from Clove Technology in a choice of silver or gray finishes. The M8s has a base 16 GB of storage, expandable by up to 128 GB with a micro SD card.
- UK SIM Free / unlocked HTC One M8s handset
- HTC 3 pin mains charger
- HTC USB data cable
Each year the major manufacturers release a new device, more powerful than the last. In 2014 HTC gave us the One M8 and now in 2015 we have the One M9.
Traditionally we see the earlier handset remain on sale and fall in price, however HTC have taken a different tack for 2015. The original M8 will be discontinued and replaced with the M8s, which has a few minor differences that continue to make the phone relevant for a new year and also make it more affordable.
What's the difference?
The main processor has changed from the 2014's Snapdragon 801 quad-core to 2015's Snapdragon 615 octa-core. HTC claim this reduces manufacturing costs whilst maintaining the core performance that made the M8 a great phone.
The core clock speed of 2.3 GHz may have dropped, however you can argue that very few mobile applications require this speed. Also by utilising 2x quad chips in the new processor, the system can intelligently multitask based on your usage, so everything is more efficient and battery life is extended.
The main camera has also been replaced to reflect changes in the industry. Gone is HTC's devisive Ultrapixel technology. Instead we have a more standard 13 megapixel shooter with Optical Image Stabilisation and dual-LED flash. With HTC's suite of imaging options, this is arguably an improvement on the original M8.
HTC EYE Experience
The Desire EYE with its dual 13 MP cameras was an interesting experiment. It may not have set sales records, however it did introduce us to HTC's new suite of imaging software - EYE Experience.
Available to download from Google Play for select phones, the EYE Experience app provides new ways to interact, edit and share.
Included is the ablity to take main pictures and selfies with voice commands, so you don't risk runining the angle. You can also instantly start up the camera app with 'Motion Launch Snap' - a dedicated shake-and-twist gesture.
Video calls have been enhanced and are now integrated with many live services including Skype, Line, Hangouts, WeChat and more. Face Tracking in group calls can identify 4 people in a group in front of the camera and send a split screen view to the other end of the call.
Split capture can use both cameras simultaneously for either stills or split-screen video. This can combine with the new Crop Me In feature, which can drop your image from the front-facing camera onto the a background you've taken with the main one!
There are also a large amount of post-editing features for enhancing skin tones, modifying lighting or make-up colouring, applying filters, cropping and removing red-eye.
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Custom Skin||Sense Seven|
|Speed||1.7 GHz & 1.0 GHz (2x quad core)|
|Make/Model||Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615|
|Other||Adreno 405 GPU|
|Capacity (Up to)||128 GB|
|Type||Super LCD 3|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 (~441 ppi)|
|Other||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|Frequencies||MHz (Bands: 3,5,7,8,20)|
|Functions||LE, A2DP, apt-X|
|Version||802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz)|
|Data||Micro USB (2.0)|
|Power||Micro USB (2.0)|
|Video Out||HDMI via MHL / Miracast|
|Hardware Buttons||Power, Volume|
|Antenna Type||GPS / GLONASS|
|Flash||Auto focus and dual LED flash|
|Other||BSI sensor, f/2.0, 28mm lens, 1080p video recording|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Formats||.aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 10)|
|Formats||3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 10), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3|
|Near Field Communication||Yes|
|3G||Up to 20.25 hours|
|3G||Up to 753 hours|
|Dimensions||146.4 x 70.6 x 9.6 mm|
|Software||Google Services, Google Play|
|Other||HTC Sense, Dropbox|
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.
Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.
Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?
Yes – this phone supports up to 128GB of external storage
What SIM card does this phone use?
This phone takes a NANO SIM card
Is this handset LTE compatible?
Yes – this phone is compatible on international LTE frequencies 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2600 (Bands - 3, 5, 7, 8, 20). Please check with your local operator for LTE network provisions in your area
Does this phone have a removable battery?