HTC One M8 Approach HTC One E8? Should We Buy One for $99?

It has been announced that user can now buy a plastic version of HTC’s One M8 device, called One E8. The device is available for purchase through Sprint.

The US  carrier announced that it is offering the HTC One E8 plastic device in Misty Gray and Polar White variants, and buyers can grab the handset for only $99 if they submit for a two year-contract with the carrier. Sprint is also offering a payment method called Easy Pay, which involves not having to pay for the device right away, but rather pay a smaller,  $20.84 fee every month  for the next 24 months, no including the 24th month, which would require a slightly smaller $20.67 fee.

In case payment plans and contract deals aren’t really your thing and you don’t like these kind of commitments, you can always pay upfront for the smartphone. The full price for the HTC One E8 will reach $499.99. This information comes via Geeky Gadgets.

Taking a look at features and specifications, one of the features that stand out is the bass-packed BoomSound stereo system, with dual speakers in the front of the device. A bass boost amplifier is also included, so you will get a premium sound.

Getting down to the specifications, the first one we encounter is the pretty big screen, which features 5 inches, a 1920×1080 resolution, and LCD3 technology. The pixel density for this display unit will be 441 ppi. The original weight of 160 grams of the HTC One M8 dropped to only 145 grams due to the changes made in the body department. The metal-brushed body of the HTC One M8 has been replaced with a plastic chassis made of polycarbonate material. The included 2 GB of RAM will come in support of the 2.5 GHz quad core processor, which is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Krait 400 unit. Aside from the RAM memory, the phone also has 16 GB of internal storage memory, which can be boosted up to 128 GB, due to the microSD card support of the device.

The handset packs all those impressive feature on the inside, but what about the outside? Well, the rear side of the device features the great 13 MP camera with LED flash, while the front of the device houses a smaller, but still rather big for its type, front facing camera, which packs 5 MP of its own.

Let’s talk a little bit about the phone’s life sustain. It can hold up for about 26 hours of talk time, while if left in standby, it will last for about 504 hours. These numbers are provided by the 2600 mAh battery that comes with the device.

On an operating system level, the HTC One E8 will feature Google’s Android 4.4.2 KitKat, but with its own flavor of Sense 6.0 UI, which is HTC’s user interface topping.

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