HTC Budget phone HTC One E8

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We’ve seen leaks of the HTC One “Vogue Edition” and on how it could give consumers an alternative to its flagship Smartphone, the One M8. This time however, the company made it a point to finally spill the beans and announced the birth of the affordable One E8.

HTC’s purpose, first and foremost, is to give us a choice to go with the M8 or the cheaper E8. Of course, not all of us has pockets deep enough to afford the premier device. This too would intersect if one opts to go with rival Samsung’s Galaxy S5. The E8, although plastic-clad, is practically the man-in-the-middle; a Smartphone with high-end innards with a cheap price tag.

For $450 (BHD 170), you’ll get the similarly built E8 albeit the One M8’s metallic casing. Still, its plastic still feels firm coupled with its sleek curvature. The only difference between the two is that the M8 has a 32GB variant, a better camera (4megapixel UltraPixel) and better radios. The rest are virtually identical: 5inch display screen with Gorilla Glass 3, expandable memory (128GB), 5megapixel front facing clicker, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core CPU with Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB of RAM and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat with HTC Sense 6.0 UI. The One E8 also comes with a Dual Nano-SIM capability, so it doubles fun, too. It’s almost half the price of the One M8 AND the Samsung Galaxy S5.

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