In 2013, I owned the underrated HTC DROID DNA, which was one of the most unknown phones at the time. My love for DROID-branded handsets led me to the DROID DNA, but it wasn’t my all-time favorite. However, HTC offered to replace my DROID DNA with the newly released HTC One (M8), and I immediately said yes.
The HTC One (M8) was an amazing device and the sequel to the HTC One (M7). It was made from a single block of aluminum, had a 5-inch LCD-3 panel, and featured the Snapdragon 801 chipset. The device also had a 4MP rear camera and a 4MP depth sensor to create the bokeh effect in photographs. The Boom Sound speakers were impressive, and the phone automatically adjusted webpages to ensure all text fit the screen when using multi-touch.
With Sense 6, I was able to use HTC BlinkFeed to keep up with the latest news on topics that interested me throughout the day, such as technology, sports, and financial markets. Unfortunately, the One (M8) represented HTC’s peak, and the company has yet to release a handset as popular as some of its earlier devices, including the HTC Touch Pro, HTC Touch Diamond, Sony Xperia X1, Nexus One, and HTC HD 2.
While my current daily driver is the iPhone 15 Pro Max, the HTC One (M8) remains my favorite phone of all time.