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HTC One (E8)
HTC One (E8)
HTC One (E8)
HTC One (E8)

Informr score
The HTC One (E8) currently has an Informr score of 8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 12 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Smooth gaming and every day performance
  • Good battery life
  • Excellent bright light legibility

What's bad

  • Very slippery
  • Inaccurate color reproduction
  • No Duo camera

Take off the metal body of the HTC One M8, replace it with polycarbonate and you've got the HTC One E8. Due to its plastic chassis, reviewers note that while it feels natural to hold, it is fairly slippery and prone to accidental drops. The plastic back isn't the only change, however. The E8 does not come with the duo camera. Instead it comes with a 13MP rear camera that, according to Tech Radar, takes, "pretty good…without being sensational," images. For those looking to control their TV from their phone, the One E8 also did away with the IR blaster.

Besides these changes, the One E8 features almost the same specs as the One M8. It comes with a 2.5GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. No matter how many apps they had running, experts did not notice any issues with lags or stutters even when they played processor heavy games. Android Authority describes its performance as, "smooth as butter." Battery life is equally as impressive with the 2,600mAh battery providing critics with 16 hours of moderate usage. The phone only comes with 16GB of internal story though there is a microSD expansion slot available.

Adorning the front of the One E8 is the 5-inch, full HD IPS display. Its 1080 resolution provides an excellent 441ppi pixel density. Despite hitting all the right numbers, reviewers were surprised by the inaccurate color reproduction. Phone Arena goes more in-depth stating that reds are under saturated, blues are over saturated and magenta is simply, "messed up" though they add that comparatively it is more color-correct than the Galaxy S5. Others add that it has excellent bright light legibility thought its minimum brightness is far too high to view in the dark without some eye strain.

Although the E8 might have a cheaper, polycarbonate body when compared to the M8, it boasts all of the same internal specs as the flagship phone. Still, critics have a hard time recommending it. CNET says, "While the E8 is a quality device, it just doesn't have the wow factor to truly impress."

Operating system
Operating system
2.5 GHz
2.5 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
13+ MP
13+ MP
2600 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


More performance for less money – the One E8 is definitely an interesting alternative if you like the plastic case. It inherited many good features from the One M8 as well as the smaller HTC One Mini 2, which was actually better than the One M8 in some areas. The camera of the One E8, for exam...

- Florian Wimmer, Notebookcheck

So let's take a look at everything: the One (E8) is lighter, it's less expensive than the One (M8), it has better shock absorbency from the material choice (even if it doesn't look quite as nice as the flagship, in my opinion), and it even has a slightly upgraded CPU. But what about the biggest draw...

- Kris Carlon, AndroidPIT
Phone Scoop
Phone Scoop

The HTC One (E8) is almost as good as the One (M8). It trades the latter's aluminum skin for polycarbonate, and in so doing loses a little bit of luster. Even so, the plastic is strong and well made. It still offers BoomSound and Zoes, but loses the TV remote and fancy two-camera setup.The E8 has a...

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop
PC Magazine
PC Magazine

The HTC One E8 for Sprint doesn't wow with its plastic design, but it delivers flagship features and performance at a midrange price

- Eugene Kim, PC Magazine

There are a number of areas where the HTC One E8 fails to live up to the M8 experience. But given the reduced price that is to be expected, so it's difficult to see the E8 as doing anything but delivering on its aims.The speed, power and software experience is, with only a few minor exceptions, the...

- Chris Hall, Pocket-lint

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Common Questions

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HTC backs up the One (E8) with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

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Screen Size

The HTC One (E8)'s screen size is 5 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

2.5 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad core 2.5 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat (Update Available: 6.0 Marshmallow) operating system (OS).

13+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 13+ MP camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2600 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 1608 minutes, 602 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

One (E8) Specs

Release Date June 18, 2014
Regions Available USA
Operating System Android 4.4.2 KitKat (Update Available: 6.0 Marshmallow)

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad core 2.5 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.761 W/kg
Body: 0.318 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
13+ Megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, White balance, Scene modes, Exposure value, HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology S-LCD
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel Density 441 pixels
Size 5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2600 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to 676 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 602 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 1608 minutes
Standby Time Up to 21 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Gray, White, Red, Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 37.2 x 18 x 2.5 cm (14.7 x 7.1 x 1 in)
Weight 145 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Optical pad
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Other Names (AKA): HTC One M8 Ace
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