Comparing the HTC One M8 with the HTC One

Now that HTC's flagship has been unveiled, CNET breaks down the differences between the One M8 and its original One predecessor.

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The original HTC One (left) and the new HTC One M8. Andrew Hoyle/CNET

There's no question that HTC's recently announced marquee smartphone, the One M8, is a stylish aluminum beauty. In addition, it's got some ultra-powerful innards that leave users on the edge of mobile technology, like its Snapdragon 801 processor, 1080p screen, and dual rear-facing cameras.

But if you're already an owner of the previous One device, you may be wondering what other differences there are between the two handsets, and if it's worth pulling the trigger to purchase the M8.

Aside from a bump in hardware, some notable upgrades include expandable storage and an updated Sense OS. For more spec information on these phones, check out our comparison chart below. In addition, see how the HTC One M8 compares to other mobile manufacturers' current flagships.

HTC One M8 vs. HTC One

HTC One M8 HTC One
Size 5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37in; 5.4 oz. 5.4 x 2.7 x 0.37in; 5.04 oz.
146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35mm; 154.2g 137.16 x 68.3 x 9.35mm; 142.9g
Screen 5-inch LCD; 1,920x1,080 pixels; 441ppi 4.7-inch LCD; 1,920x1,080 pixels; 468ppi
OS Android 4.4.2; Sense 6.0 UI Upgradable to Android 4.4.2; Sense 5.5
Processor 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600
Rear camera and recording 4-UltraPixel; 1080p full-HD recording and secondary Ufocus lens 4-UltraPixel; 1080p full-HD recording
Front-facing camera 5.1-megapixel; 1080p full-HD recording 2.1-megapixel; 1080p full-HD recording
Capacity 16GB, 32GB 32GB, 64GB
RAM 2GB 2GB
Expandable storage Up to 128GB No
Battery 2,600mAh embedded; 20 hours reported talk time on 3G 2,300mAh embedded; 13.27 hours reported talk time on 3G
4G LTE Yes Yes
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4, 5GHz) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4, 5GHz)
NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth v4.0 v4.0
IR blaster Yes Yes
Colors Gray, silver, amber gold (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint only) Silver, black, and red (Sprint only)
US carriers AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint

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Lynn La is a CNET editor who reviews and reports on all things mobile. She also writes about visual arts/design and the ways it intersects with tech. Before CNET, Lynn has also written for The Global Post, The Sacramento Bee, and Macworld.

 

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