It's apparent by now that the press absolutely loves the HTC One E8. The fact that HTC essentially put a good majority of the M8's internals into a different chassis at an excellent price is wining accolades across the industry. We've already told you about PC Magazine choosing the E8 for it's Editor's Choice award, but the praise doesn't stop there.
Here are some other notable quotes from the tech press on the E8:
On the inside, the fact that it's essentially an HTC One M8 automatically makes for one of the most compelling Android experiences out there — fast, beautifully designed and with software features that actually add value. Sense is Sense, and when it's paired with top-notch hardware it absolutely flies.
The speed, power and software experience is, with only a few minor exceptions, the same as the already excellent M8. In short that makes the E8 a compelling option if you're looking for a powerful and affordable Android handset.
With similar hardware to the M8, the E8 delivers virtually the same level of performance. In the Quadrant benchmark, the phone scored 23,577 -- almost matching the M8's impressive 24,593. On the multithread Linpack test, the E8 got a high score of 847.571 MFLOPs over 0.2 seconds -- comparable again to the One M8's 878.5MFLOPs.
The HTC One E8 is, for all intents and purposes, nearly a plastic carbon copy of the One M8. It retains all the awesome design qualities that made the M8 such an amazing smartphone, only differentiating itself by that polycarbonate shell.
If you like the design and features of the HTC One (M8) but always found its metal build and price point to be a bit off-putting, the One (E8) is the phone for you. It takes the basic design and all of the great features of the M8 and places them in a solid polycarbonate casing that feels good in the hand and costs a lot less too.
The HTC One E8 trades the attractive aluminum skin of the M8 for slick polycarbonate. In so doing, HTC has created an alternate version of the M8 that carries over most of the more expensive phone's key features, but packages them a less expensive shell. Who is the E8 for? Well, if you're looking for something a bit lighter and less expensive than the M8 that still has flagship appeal, the E8 could be for you. It might also appeal to those who dislike metal, or want more color.
As always we try and share highlights and reviews from the tech media outlets that you value most. We hope this gives you a little bit of insight into the kind of positive feedback the One E8 is getting. Clearly, the E8 ain't your grandmother's plastic Android phone!
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The Product Ambassador Team
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