HTC One vs. M8s HTC One M8: To which model you should grab?

HTC today unveiled the HTC One M8s a new edition of his last year's smartphone flagship and who plays with the idea to add itself the HTC One M8, now spoiled for choice. We want to clarify whether the additional cost for the HTC One M8s therefore worth today.

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HTC One vs. M8s HTC One M8: Price and Availability

The HTC One M8s will be available in early May. The recommended retail price is 499 euros.

The HTC One M8 is available for some time, the current price (as of 02.04.2015) is about 450 euros.

HTC One vs. M8s HTC One M8: Design and workmanship

Visually, both models same as peas in a pod, here HTC has changed nothing. In plain language: who the HTC One M8 may, even the HTC One M8s will love (and vice versa).

htc one m8This one though is the HTC One M8, but that M8s looks identical. / © AndroidPIT

HTC One vs. M8s HTC One M8: Specifications

It is more interesting, because there are differences in the areas of processor, camera and battery:

Processor: In the comparison between HTC One and HTC One M8 M8s is clear: The processor has changed significantly: Infected in the HTC One M8 a Snapdragon 801 with four cores and a clock speed of 2.3 GHz, it is the HTC One M8s a Snapdragon 615, an octa-core processor with a clock speed of 1.7 GHz and 64-bit support. On paper, the chip of the HTC One M8s sounds only times worse, but in practice you should remember it is not much, at most graphically demanding games, as the Snapdragon 801 has potent GPU (Adreno 330 in 801 vs. Adreno 405 in 615 ).

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In summary it can be said that the HTC One M8 at this point is the better choice for gamers, but the HTC One M8s uses modern processor architecture, but it can also be disadvantages in the form of a higher RAM consumption here. For this purpose the following article more:

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Camera: Both models use a Duo camera on the back, but the devil is in the details: The HTC One M8 has an ultra-pixel camera, the pure resolution on the paper is 4 megapixels and should in theory make the camera in low light conditions better images since they can capture more light because the camera sensor is larger. In practice, however, the HTC One M8 only makes average photos, whatever the conditions.

Moving to a 13-megapixel camera on the HTC One M8s could therefore ensure that hereby succeed better photos. Since we are still waiting for a test sample, we can here but not make a final statement yet. But at least on the HTC One M9, the camera has improved significantly compared to the HTC One M8, even if it is still only average.

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Battery pack: The HTC One M8s has a slightly larger battery and the capacity is 2,840 mAh. The HTC One M8, there are 2,600 mAh, and the smartphone is anything but a long-distance runner. The extra 240 mAh of the HTC One M8s can only have a positive effect on the battery life, therefore, even if only minimally.

HTC One M8s vs HTC One M8: Specifications

HTC One M8sHTC One M8systemdisplayprocessorR.A.M.Internal memorybattery packcameraconnectivityDimensionsmass
Android 5.0.1 Lollipop + HTC Sense 6Android 5.0.1 Lollipop + HTC Sense 6
5 inch, LCD, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 441 ppi5 inch, LCD, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 441 ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, octa-Core, 4 x 1.7 GHz + 4 x 1.0 GHz 64-bitQualcomm Snapdragon 801, quad core, 4 x 2.3 GHz
2 GB2 GB
16 GB + microSD16 GB + microSD
2840 mAh2600 mAh
MP 13 (back), 5 MP (front)4 MP (rear), 5 MP (front)
USB 2.0, WiFi, LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, CIR, HDMI MHL 3.0USB 2.0, WiFi, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, CIR, HDMI MHL 3.0
146.41 x 70.61 x 9.55 mm146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm
160 grams160 grams

HTC One vs. M8s HTC One M8: Conclusion

If the retail price of the HTC One M8s 50 euro lower, the conclusion would not be difficult, because then it would emerge as the clear winner of this duel. So, however, it falls not so easy to draw a final conclusion, especially since we still can not make any concrete statement on the image quality of the camera M8s, even if we currently assume that she does better in comparison photos as the HTC One M8.

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So let's summarize: The HTC One M8s has the slightly larger battery, which probably better camera and the more modern (since 64 bit) processor. The HTC One M8 is still interesting for gamers, here is the graphics chip but powerful. but in the end it all depends on how the price of the HTC One M8s will develop, because the differences between the two smartphones are basically rather low. We currently would still recommend the HTC One M8, as it is currently just under 50 euros cheaper. However, that can change quickly.