Can’t Wait for Apple’s iPhone 6? Buy the HTC One M8 Instead
Last year’s HTC One was declared by many reviewers to be the most attractive smartphone ever made. It was fast too. But HTC just couldn’t get enough traction to catch the Galaxy S4 in Android popularity.
This year’s upgrade — the HTC One M8 — was just released, and it’s better in every way. A premium aluminum finish is the closest thing to Apple’s high-end design aesthetic you’ll find in the Android camp. It sports a 5-inch display, dual rear cameras with Ultrapixels (for low-light shooting and post-shot refocusing) and a pair of front-firing speakers that pump out a surprising amount of sound.
HTC loaned me one for a week and it was easily the best-looking Android smartphone I’ve ever used, plenty powerful and makes good use of Android 4.4 (KitKat).
If you can’t wait for an iPhone 6 but don’t want to use a “plastic” smartphone, the HTC One M8 is the closest thing to an iPhone look you’re going to find outside of Apple.