HTC One M8 Philippines Price, Complete Specs, Antutu Benchmark Score, Features, Kimstore Availability

Taiwanese electronics giant HTC has already mellowed down its operations in the Philippines but that doesn't mean that there's now no way for Filipinos to get hold of the company's 2014 flagship smartphone.

HTC One M8, HTC One M8 Philippines

Kimstore, the most trusted online gadget store in the country, has just included the HTC One M8 in its current line-up of smartphones, which means that - regardless of where you are in Pinas - the device is practically just a call or text message away. As of today, Kim sells the phone for Php 29,399 and with that amount, you already get 1 year service warranty.

HTC One M8, HTC One M8 Philippines

HTC One M8 incorporates all these main strengths of its predecessor - the M7 from last year - and brings them to a higher level with improved technical specifications. The 2014 flagship sports a 5-inch SuperLCD3 Full HD display, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, LTE connectivity support, Dual 5 UltraPixel main cameras with Dual LED True Tone flash, 2 MegaPixel front cam, and a Full HD 1080p 30fps (or 720p 60fps) video recorder. M8 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS skinned by HTC Sense UI version 6 with its Quad Core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU based Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 800 SoC. And you get all of that encased in a subtly curved real metal shell available in three luxurious colors, namely, Glacial Silver, Gunmetal Grey, and Amber Gold.

HTC One M8, HTC One M8 Philippines

HTC One M8's internal specifications give the flagship smartphone an Antutu Benchmark Score in the area of 36,807 making it one of the most powerful handsets currently and putting it in the same echelon as fellow 2014 top-of-the-line releases Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2 in terms of overall performance.

HTC One M8, HTC One M8 Philippines

One of the distinguishing physical characteristics of HTC One M8 are its dual cameras at the back, which are designed to let you change the focus of images after taking them. The lower module is for regular image-capturing and the one on top is for getting the depth perception data. So far, allowing the user to play with DOF and add foreground effects are all these cameras do but HTC has already made the SDK available to developers so they can start to take advantage of this cool feature.

HTC One M8, HTC One M8 Philippines
"Tap anywhere to re-focus" after you take a photo for cool Bokeh effect!

HTC One M8, HTC One M8 Philippines

According to HTC, they have made a deliberate choice to focus on photo quality with bigger pixel size - called UltraPixel - over just total pixel count. The 1/3’ sensor size on the HTC One is equivalent to the sensor size found on other 8 MegaPixel or 13 MegaPixel smartphone cameras.

HTC One M8, HTC One M8 Philippines

However, UltraPixels are larger than ordinary pixels, and take up more space on the sensor. So there are less megapixels - HTC One M8 takes photos at 5 megapixels resolution, but the quality of each pixel is substantially higher than the industry average resulting in clearer and more crisp shots.

HTC One M8, HTC One M8 Philippines

Finally, just like HTC One M7, M8 will feature HTC Blinkfeed, which transforms the handset's homescreen into a customizable live stream of information and content, and HTC Zoe that gives you the ability to shoot high-res photos that come to life as three-second snippets.

For more information on how you can purchase HTC One M8 in the Philippines, feel free to give Kimstore a ring at +63905-320-1818, +63922-885-9799, +63908-886-9799, or (02) 904-2966.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name HTC One M8
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category High End (Flagship Level)
Dimensions146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm
Weight 160 grams
Available Colors Amber Gold, Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver
Operating System Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Display 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density), Full HD, 1080 x 1920 pixels, Super Clear LCD 3, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor Quad Core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801 chipset
Internal Storage 16 and 32 GB options, expandable via microSD card slot, supports up to 128 GB
Camera Main: Dual 4 UltraPixels, with Dual Tone LED flash, 1/3'' sensor size, 2┬Ám pixel size
Front: 5 MegaPixels
Video Capture Main: Full HD 1080p 60 frames per second with Optical Image Stabilization for main camera, 1080p 30fps for front camera
Audio and Video Playback DivX, XviD, MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV, MP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, FLAC player
Ports microUSB v2.0, TV-out (via MHL A/V link), 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, HSPA+; LTE Variant: Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL, NFC, Infrared
GPS Yes, with GLONASS and A-GPS
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity, Barometer, Gyroscope
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, 4G Network LTE LTE 700 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600
SIM Card Type nano SIM
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2,600 mAh battery
Uptime Standby: 496 Hours
Talk Time: 20 Hours
Value-Added Features Dual Camera for focus effects, Metal Shell, HTC Zoe, Blinkfeed, UltraPixel sensor
Announcement Global: March 25, 2014
Availability Philippines: April 2014, Kimstore
Price Kimstore: Php 29,399 as of May 23, 2014

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