HTC One (M8)

htconem8The HTC One (M8) is by far one of the most hyped smartphones of the year and with good reason too. Last year’s HTC One was by far the prettiest Android handset we’d ever seen and this year’s model is even better. Hewn from a single block of aluminium and carved into a beautiful smartphone with all of the trimmings needed to compete against the likes of Apple and Samsung, the HTC One (M8).

Packed inside is the latest and greatest in terms of hardware specs with HTC’s Sense customisation, which is now in its sixth and, in our opinion, best iteration. It comes with BlinkFeed, the Flipboard-esque feed of stories that collates posts your social networks, calendar appointments, your reading list from Pocket and articles from your choice of news sources.

The 5 inch display of the HTC One M8 uses the same Super LCD 3 display technology as well as having the same full HD 1080p display resolution as its predecessor. Colours are bright without being over-saturated and the brightness levels indoors make sure that everything from text to pictures is beautifully crisp and easy on the eyes.

Were it not for the often less-than-average photographs that can result from the low resolution of the Ultrapixel camera we would have absolutely no problem in calling it the greatest Android phone ever made. As it is, if you aren’t too worried about taking the highest resolution photos then the HTC One (M8) is by far the best Android smartphone available right now.

Price: R9 799
“One phone to rule them all!” 

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