HTC One E8 arrives on U.S. shores through Sprint

If the HTC One M8 is too much metal for your taste, then the next best option would be to go for its plastic compatriot, the HTC One E8. However, up until now, it was only available on the other side of the Pacific Ocean. Sprint changed that when it announced it will carry the One E8.

In terms of raw horsepower, the One E8 is a carbon copy of its metallic sibling. It packs the same 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, coupled with 2GB of RAM. It also has the same non-removable 2600mAh battery, 5-inch 1080p display, the front-firing speakers HTC calls BoomSound, and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

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Where the One E8 differentiates itself from the One M8 is not only in its plastic construction, but also the rear-facing camera. The One E8 comes with a lone 13-megapixel camera versus the One M8’s twin-sensor 4-megapixel Duo Camera. Thankfully, the One E8 doesn’t skimp on storage. While the handset comes with 16GB of internal storage, it’s expandable up to 128GB thanks to the MicroSD card slot.

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Price-wise, Sprint offers three ways to pay for the One E8. You can purchase it outright for $500, pay $0 down and $20.84 per month through Sprint Easy Pay, or pay $100 upfront and add a two-year contract. The One E8 is currently available for purchase in either Polar White or Misty Gray.

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