The HTC One M8 is hitting store shelves around the globe after the eagerly awaited product launch in New York and London a few weeks ago, and in this Mobile Geek’s opinion it is without doubt an exceptional piece of kit. The One M8 has a magnificent Full HD, 5 inch Super LCD screen that boasts a whopping 441 pixels-per-inch on Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Today our man Johnny tested the One M8’s ability to deliver a really compelling gaming experience, and wow does it look good.
The top tier smartphone market is now bigger than ever, with a pretty broad demographic of end users getting their hands on a the latest Samsung, Sony or HTC device, be they business users looking for a real quality work horse with great battery life, to students and teenagers more concerned with bragging rights and the ability to take really good photos. However, one thing that is increasingly significant is the ability to use the device to play the latest gaming titles.
The HTC One M8 is right at the top of the device performance hierarchy, offering fantastic benchmarks results that show that its processor platform is right up there with the best. The One M8 uses the Snapdragon 801 processor which pretty much beats all but the stiffest competition in terms of gaming prowess – arguably only Nvidia’s Tegra 4 platform can really be considered a truly comparable peer.
The Snapdragon 801 replaces the Snapdragon 600 used on last year’s HTC One (now referred to by many as the M7), and offers a boosted Adreno 330 graphics processor compared to the Adreno 320 in the 600 SoC. The Adreno 330 that we find here has actually been boosted a touch in the 801 SoC, with a higher 578MHz clock compared to the 450Mhz found on the standard 800 series processor.
As you can see in the video below, the HTC One M8 performs really well in a range of fairly demanding games which include Dead On Arrival 2, Dead Trigger 2, Asphalt 8, Anomoly 2 and NBA 2K 2013. If you are after a good gaming experience on a 5 inch smartphones, you are not going to be disappointed with HTC’s latest and greatest.