HTC have launched the new One M8s, a mid-range smartphone which looks a lot like the One M8 but with several modifications that hampered the latter from being a competitive force among the likes of several other flagship phones released last year.
Here's how the One M8s differs from its predecessor that has consumers sit up and take note of the new mid-range offering from HTC.
Unlike the Super LCD3 capacitative touch screen that adorned the One M8, the One M8s comes with a Full HD display that is based on Corning Gorilla glass, offering superior display along with screen durability.
While the HTC One M8, released in March last year, was compatible with Android 4.4 KitKat, the new One M8s is based on the latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop operating system, thus bringing in several new features to the phone like an all new material design, a new lock screen, notification management, battery-saver mode, adding trusted devices, a search option in settings and guest modes.
The primary camera at 13MP in the One M8s is a major upgrade over the M8's camera which at Dual 4MP was known to be its Achilles Heel. The secondary front camera at 5MP resolution is also a way more modified over the 1.2MP fornt camera in the One M8.
The stand-out feature of the M8s is the battery. At an impressive 2840 mAh, it’s the superior to the 2600mAh battery that supported the One M8. This means there will be plenty of hours between charges and the battery power will be one thing that you won't need to be worried about.
Memory and Storage
The new One M8s offers similar internal storage capacity as the One M8 but with a 3GB RAM as against 2GB in the latter. This would mean a faster and smoother performance while multi-tasking and running energy-sapping programmes.
Unlike the HTC One M8 which is retailing at £500 for the SIM-free version, the new One M8s will possibly retail much cheaper at £380 one available for sale.
Additional features that come with the M8s include HTC's own Boomsound audio experience. Whether it will come combined with the Dolby surround sound experience like in the M9 is something that we don't know yet. The HTC Eye experience also brings in several new tools that you can use for editing and modifying pictures before you can upload them on social media.