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Up close with the HTC One M8 Harman Kardon Edition (pictures)

Get a front row view of the HTC One M8 Harman Kardon Edition that's built to tempt music lovers on Sprint.

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Made for music lovers

The HTC One M8 Harman Kardon Edition targets music fans with Spotify preloaded and Sprint's Music Plus store promoted heavily across its homescreens.

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Wild gold highlights

Above and below  the screen are speakers highlighted in gold metallic.

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Minimalist back clad in all black

The back of the HTC One M8 Harman Kardon Editon is smooth, curved, and black.

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A fancy set of earbuds

As part of the deal for buying the HTC One M8 Harman Kardon Edition, you get a nice pair of earbuds.

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HTC Sense inside

layered over Android KitKat is the HTC Sense UI (version 6).

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Rock and Roll style

I happen to think the back of the One M8 HKE has a cool, no frills Rock and Roll look. Too bad it gets greasy easily.

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IR blaster up top

The top of the phone houses an IR blaster to control HDTVs and home theater gear.

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Volume controls on the right

You'll find a thin volume bar on the right edge plus a micro SD Card slot.

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Plug in your headphones

On the bottom lip of the One M8 HKE is a 3.5mm headphone jack and micro USB port.

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Audio processing from Harman Kardon

Harman Kardon integrates its audio processing technology on the phone which you can adjust via the settings menus.

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Sprint makes a hard music sell

The default wallpaper on the HTC One M8 HKE has tabs to access Sprint Music Plus and other carrier services on every homescreen.

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One handed wake up

Double tapping the screen to wake it up from sleep is easy to do with one hand.

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