HTC One E8 vs M8

The HTC One E8 is upon us, and we've got our hands on the lighter, polycarbonate version of HTC's flagship targeted at Russia, India and parts of Asia. As we've pointed out in our coverage so far, the E8 is essentially the internals of the HTC One M8 in a plastic case with a different camera. But beyond that there are actually quite a few smaller differences to get to grips with. For instance, only one has an IR blaster, and there are some LED flash differences too.

Check the table below for the full E8 vs M8 breakdown.

Category HTC One E8 HTC One M8
Dimensions 146.42 x 70.67 x 9.85 mm 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm
Weight 145g 160g
Materials Polycarbonate Aircraft-grade aluminum
Colors Polar White (glossy), Electric Crimson (glossy), Misty Gray (matte) Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver, Amber Gold
Display 5.0 inch, 1080p SuperLCD3
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor — 2.5GHz quad-core CPU in Asia/China (MSM8974AC); 2.3GHz quad-core CPU elsewhere (MSM8974AB)
Platform Android 4.4 with HTC Sense 6, HTC BlinkFeed
SIM Card Type nanoSIM (dual SIM versions available)
Internal Storage 16GB + microSD up to 128GB 16/32GB + microSD up to 128GB
Rear Camera 13 megapixel camera, BSI sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video HTC Ultrapixel Camera + Duo Camera (4MP), f/2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens, 1080p video
Sensor Aspect Ratio 4:3 16:9
Flash Single LED flash Dual tone LED flash
Front Camera 5 megapixel resolution, BSI sensor, 1080p video recording 5 megapixel resolution, BSI sensor, wide-angle lens, 1080p video recording
Battery 2600mAh non-removable
Charging Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 supported
IR Blaster No Yes
Speakers HTC BoomSound front-facing speakers
Cell. Networks Quad-band GSM/EDGE; Quad-band HSPA+ (42Mbps); 4G LTE: FDD 1800/2100MHz, TDD-2600MHz Varies by region. See HTC One M8 spec sheet for full band listings in the U.S. EMEA and Asia.

So which design do you prefer? The aluminum-clad, Duo-Camera-toting M8, or the lighter, easier-to-hold E8? Shout out in the comments!

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