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HTC One M8: 4.1Mp sensor ranks outside the DxOMark top 10Monday August 25 2014 Mobile Review
Achieving a disappointing DxOMark Mobile Score of 68 the latest HTC One M8 ranks 15th overall on our database. This is a full 11 points off the class leading Samsung GS5 and Sony Z2, both with 79 points, and places the HTC One M8 behind all of its main competitors for image quality.
Boasting a quad-core 2.3Ghz Snapdragon 801 processor with 2Gb RAM however, this latest incarnation of HTC’s flagship mobile device should be pretty snappy. It runs Google’s latest Android KitKat operating system (4.4.2), which has been overlaid with HTC’s custom Sense 6.0 skin to add a few extras features. The build quality is also excellent featuring an all-metal chassis with a textured finish and a curved ergonomic design which the handset a stylish finish. The M8’s screen offers a 5.0in 1920x1080px display, which comes in at a slightly lower overall 441ppi resolution compared to the original 469ppi HTC One, but there’s still plenty of resolution for a sharp and crisp display.
The rear-facing camera features a 4.1Mp 2688x150px sensor, which is significantly lower resolution than many of its most recent competitors, such as 16Mp Samsung GS5, the 41Mp Nokia 808 or the 20Mp Sony Z2. It’s perhaps not surprising therefore the HTC One M8 appears to be well off the pace for image quality. Lets delve deeper into DxOMark Photo & Video Scores to see how it performed in different areas.
|DxOMark Mobile Photo|
|Exposure and contrast||
- Nice and pleasant colours outdoors.
- Good details for outdoor images.
- Fast and precise autofocus in outdoor condition.
- Rendering of high-dynamic scenes is lacking accuracy.
- White balance is inaccurate in some situations.
- Significant sharpness instability in low light conditions.
- Loss of detail and strong noise in low light.
- Clearly visible fringing and color shading in outdoors.
|DxOMark Mobile Video|
|Exposure and contrast||
- Good textures
- Good noise reduction
- White balance is often inaccurate.
- No video stabilization.
- No continuous autofocus.
- Visible steps in luminance during exposure changes.