HTC makes a great flagship smartphone but overlooked its midrange, and it has the dreary sales figures over the past couple of quarters to prove how shortsighted that was. Swinging in to save 2014, then, is the HTC One mini 2, a 4.5-inch version of the One M8 which promises to distill down the best of its bigger brother, but with a more palatable price tag. We’ve been burned by lackluster “Mini Me” phones before, though, so does the One mini 2 keep enough of the charm? Read on for our full review.
The new flagship LG G3 will seemingly arrive too soon to take advantage of Qualcomm's latest chipset, with the Snapdragon 805 not looking ready for the new Android phone's debut on May 27th. LG is expected to launch the G3 at the end of this month at an event in London, but despite ongoing rumors that it would be the first phone to use the Snapdragon 805, the latest batch of leaks indicate that won't be the case.
Qualcomm is readying the Snapdragon 805, and with new processors - and the superlatives to go along with them - proliferating, it’s trying to address the question of whether the new chip is the “Next Big Thing” or not. I caught up with Qualcomm to find out what makes the Snapdragon 805 special, to run some early benchmarks ahead of the first commercial devices arriving later in the year, and to see if its advances in 4K, CPU/GPU performance, camera tech, and more add up to a chip worth having.
HTC's One M8 has got itself a little brother, the HTC One mini 2, distilling the style and some of the specifications of the flagship Android phone into a more affordable, smaller device for the midrange. Headed to stores in just a few weeks time, the One mini 2 wraps a 4.5-inch 720p HD display in a smooth metal casing, though unlike the One M8 it lacks the Duo Sense camera system. Read on for our first-impressions.
One of the big smartphone launches in the US so far this year has been the new HTC One M8. The device has also rolled out in Taiwan, home to HTC, but fans in other Asian countries have been left out so far. HTC has now announced when those fans around Asia will be able to get their hands on the new One and that date will be in early May.
It’s a fight that’ll be fought on carrier displays - the HTC One M8 vs the Samsung Galaxy S5. Both devices have hit carriers this afternoon - the Samsung Galaxy S5 as early as this past Friday - with intent on taking the cake in Android-based smartphone supremacy. Of course they’re both aimed at taking the whole smartphone pie, but who is competing with who?
The new HTC One (M8) needs to succeed, and HTC is taking no chances. As well as an even sleeker design, innovative Duo camera, and clever software enhancements, HTC is drastically cutting the waiting time, putting the new One up for sale from today across all four major US carriers as well as in select international markets. It's clear HTC has learned from its mistakes with the original One, but does the new One M8 deliver enough to give the company the edge this time around? Read on for the full SlashGear review.
With so many details about the new HTC One already known, all that's really left for HTC to do is start selling the new smartphone, but even there the company has been beaten to it. A 2014 HTC One (aka "HTC M8") has already sold in Verizon form on eBay, confirming the much-rumored specifications along the way.
With the HTC Desire 816, the company brings on a smartphone that aims to be the king of the middle tier. This does not mean it’s a price leader - nor does it cut the most corners. Here HTC aims to be the king of the middle with a smartphone that has many of the features that are present on the HTC One, here on a phone that’s aimed at the international and mid-tier market.
The smartphone makers at HTC have planted themselves firmly in the world of mid-range devices this week at Mobile World Congress 2014 with two new devices that take on the full pack. One is the China-aimed Desire 816, the other is the Desire 610, which we’ll be talking about here. This device comes with a 4.7-inch qHD display with a palm-sized delivery at 143.1 x 70.5 x 9.6 mm, coming with Android Jelly Bean and HTC Sense right out of the box.
This week the folks at HTC have revealed a couple of new devices that will lead up to their next top-notch hero phone: one is the HTC Desire 816. This device works with a 5.5-inch display with 720p resolution with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor under the hood - that’s quad-core clocked at 1.6GHz. This device is made to "reignite the mid-market", so says HTC, as it aims for China first and foremost.