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Meet the HTC One (M8)

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Yesterday afternoon, Zoe and I met up with the folks from HTC to have a closer look at their new phone, the HTC One (M8). Following the demonstration, Douglas Jewson, the HTC Country Manager chatted to us about his plans for the brand in the country.

The phone itself is pretty slim, but sports a beautiful and large 5 inch capacitive touchscreen. Steve, the technical guy, showed us some of the new features on the phone. We were given a brief demonstration of Batman. It runs beautifully, but the thing that stands out the most is easily the sound. HTC have placed an emphasis on the audio on the front of the phone, and its certainly noticeable.

On the back, there are two cameras. One acts as the primary, while the other captures additional data which can be used later on to touch up or edit images. On the inside, the phone will be Android based, equipped with KitKat straight out of the box. Powering the phone is a powerful Quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon processor, meaning that it should run everything fluidly and without issue.

The above are just a few of the features that stood out during out short time with the phone. We got our own device to play with, and we gave it to Sandy to put through its paces. Look out for his review in the very near future.

Last Updated: July 10, 2014


  1. Had a HTC 8x absolutely loved it……Damn all stupid truck drivers made me panic and off flew my phone ,,,,miss it


  2. Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

    July 11, 2014 at 07:41

    I dug this chat. This dude is honest..and more corporates need this sort of honesty;


    • Axon1988

      July 11, 2014 at 08:09

      If I’m not mistaken, HTC has always had a more unique approach to communicating with the public on products…


  3. heist

    July 11, 2014 at 07:57

    Imported one from the UK in march – brilliant device.
    Hopefully HTC can finally stage a comeback in the SA market.


  4. BobK

    July 11, 2014 at 08:26

    I have the HTC One (M7) best phone I have ever had


    • Eric

      July 11, 2014 at 08:46

      Same here. And the thing lasts like a Nokia 3310. Mine has had sooo many drops and has survived so much abuse.


  5. HvR - Still dislikes Random.or

    July 11, 2014 at 08:39

    Bring back your stripper range of phones HTC!!!!!


  6. Eric

    July 11, 2014 at 08:47

    Cool. Just… the background music is a bit loud?


    • hairyknees

      July 11, 2014 at 09:33

      BUT THAT SAXOPHONE?!! Cool 🙂 thanks for the feedback! Will tone it down in future vids.


  7. geelslang

    July 11, 2014 at 09:03

    I would get one if it had a better camera. Sample pics I have seen looks a bit soft compared to its competitors. I love the design.


  8. Jammer777

    July 11, 2014 at 09:39

    Make the next one waterproof… I have recurring nightmares of the day I went for a swim with mine. That’s what happens when a phone is super streamlined. It was an expensive swim.


  9. GrIdL0cK

    July 11, 2014 at 11:07

    Is it just me? Why is this guy so charming? He’s like a South African Michael J Fox…


  10. Weanerdog

    July 11, 2014 at 11:58

    Looks like a lovely bit of kit, however as my phone doubles as my primary camera I have always found HTC to be a little lacking.


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