HTC One M8 Named Phone of the Year by Android Central


HTC One M8 Unboxing

Regular readers will know of this writers’ love for the HTC One Series since we reviewed the HTC One Max last year. It appears that we’re not the only ones who have love for the HTC One series. Android Central has just announced the HTC One M8 as Android Phone of the Year.

HTC One M8 named Android Phone of the Year:

We’ve got to admit, we’re with Android Central on this one; out of all the phones we have tested this year, the HTC One M8 has been the best. Yes, the Samsung Galaxy S5 had a better camera was waterproof, and the Xperia Z2 might have a better camera too, but the HTC One M8 is still the nicest to look at, better software and better battery life.

It’s true, the HTC One M8 hasn’t got the most powerful camera, but it is the most innovative. It has two lenses to be able to get depth of field and a bigger imaging chip allowing better photos in low light conditions. The integration of HTC Blinkfeed is great and gets better with each update. Sense 6 is fast and keeps out of your way till you need it. It’s by no means the best home launcher on phones, but having used it for the last month, I can say it’s better than Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.

Other winners from Android Central:

HTC One M8 wasn’t the only phone to profit from the Android Central post. In a close second place was the LG G3. Although its not out yet (so we haven’t reviewed it yet, but watch this space), it still has some impressive features which justifies it’s place on the second place podium next to the HTC One M8.

First off, it has a QHD display on a 5.5 inch screen with a total of 2560×440 resolution and 538 PPI. It’s also fast with a Snapdragon 801 Processor, although it doesn’t use it as well as the HTC One M8. It also has a reasonable UI (better than before) and also comes with a 13MP camera with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) with quick autofocus. The innovative rear buttons and KnockCode make it stand out from the rest.

Third Place in the Android Central draw was the Samsung Galaxy S5. We reviewed this one several months ago and were impressed, although as usual with Samsung devices, it was packed with bloat ware and made with cheap feeling plastic materials. That being said, it does have a great camera which works under water thanks to its IP67 specification and comes with the same CPU and RAM as the HTC One M8.

Head on over to Android Central for the rest of the excellent article with reviews, videos and more opinions and options.

What do you think should win the Android Phone of the Year category? Is it too early to say? Or is there no “One Winner” in your opinion? Leave us a note in the comment with your views.

Source: Android Central