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HTC One M8 Prime Hands On

Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5


 HTC One M8 Prime is the next upcoming smart phone of HTC. We already let our users know the specifications of HTC One M8 prime on our previous news headline “HTC One M8 Prime will be Much Upgraded Model of the HTC One M8”. This is the much better and the compact version of its predecessor. HTC One M8 Prime is more durable and more convenient than the earlier one. Before the launching of HTC One M8 Prime Company designed the complete series of HTC; HTC One, HTC One M8, HTC One M8 Mini, HTC One M8 Mini 2 and now is time for HTC One M8 Prime. Here we are going to let the users know about the details of HTC ONE M8 Prime.


Operating System          Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Display Type                 Super LCD3 capacitive touch screen

Size & Resolution           5.5 inches, 1440 x 2560 pixels
Processor                     2.3 GHz Quad-Core
Chipset                        Snapdragon 805
Memory                        3 GB RAM, 16/32 GB (In Built), External up to 128 GB
Camera                        Dual 4 MP, Secondary 5 MP
Battery                        Non-removable Li-Po battery
Networks                      2G Network  GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network                   HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 -  EMEA, Asia
                                  HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - AT&T
                                  HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - T-  Mobile
4G Network                   LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600 - EMEA
                                  LTE 700 / 1700 / 2100 - T-Mobile
                                  LTE 700 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 -  Asia
                                  LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900  / 2100 / 2600 - AT&T
Colors                          Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver, Amber Gold



Design And Display

By way of design and shape both resemble to a great extent. Besides size of the screen there is not much of difference. HTC ONE M8 Prime is one of the in the series from HTC. It is more or less packed with same qualities as others in the series. However talking about this particular set there are some minor differences along with some improvements. It has been provided with Super LCD3 capacitive touch screen which is  5.5 inches, 1440 x 2560 pixels where as in HTC ONE M8 was provided with 5 inches screen having 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution therefore it is an improvement upon the previous.

Software And User Interface

HTC One M8 Prime runs Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat) which is now the common and most popular software being used in mobiles. The system runs efficiently in such handsets and is user friendly. User interface is easy and convenient to run all applications. Since the screen is capacitive touch type therefore moving from one function to the other is fast and easy.

Processor And Memory

HTC One M8 Prime is equipped with 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor with the combination of Snapdragon 805 Chipset having 3 GB RAM. The hand set has inbuilt memory of 16/32 GB with capacity to extend up to 128 GB externally with microSD card. With this entire configuration the set seems to be good enough to meet the requirement of any average user. HTC One M8 has a 2GB RAM thereby HTC ONE M8 Prime is much improved on this account.



HTC One M8 Prime has Dual 4 MP, 2688х1520 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash camera. The handset has video recording ability having 1080p@30fps, 720p@60fps, HDR, stereo sound rec., video stabilization characteristics. Its secondary camera is 5 MP, 1080p@30fps, HDR. Comparing it with previous device HTC ONE M8 there is no difference in primary camera but it differs in secondary camera which is 2.1 MP, 1080p@30fps, HDR. It has some better features and photography is more of a fun than before.


Like the previous handset HTC ONE M8 Prime also has Non-removable Li-Po battery. Although no more details are known about it. If we review the technical details of HTC One M8, the new set is likely to have the same characteristics. The previous set is powered with Non-removable Li-Po 2600 mAh battery having Stand By  time Up to 271 h (2G) / Up to 496 h (3G) and Talk Time Up to 14 h (2G) / Up to 20 h (3G). these figures seem quite reasonable.

Users Expectations

HTC products are worldwide available and every where the users have different expectations. However there are two prominent features that establish the opinion and expectations of the users; cost and the look of the handset. In case of HTC M8 Prime, is expected to gain popularity in the market for its metal casing, a combination of metal with liquid silicone with better durability, higher thermal conductivity and a low cost set.

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