Last of our three comparisons before the full head-to-head is the speed test. We’re not interested in misleading Geekbench scores, or any geekiness like that. We wanted to see how each phone’s performance was in real life. That means loading up different apps, and testing the internet speeds. What made a surprising difference was the 802.11ac technology in the M8. In short: HTC’s new phone is very fast.
It’s worth noting, after I’d shot our speed test comparison, and during day to day life, the HTC One M8’s wireless connection does seem to be a little inconsistent. Sometimes I check my phone and the connection’s gone. Other times the connection’s there, and struggles to pull in over 10Mbps on the same connection as that in the video. Perhaps something a firmware update will fix. I can’t say it’s made using the phone frustrating. Performance is generally superb.