Hands on with the HTC One M8

Gigaom

Is this really the one? Don’t let the similar name confuse you: The new HTC One M8 is bigger and better than last year’s smartphone in every possible way. It’s a 5-inch Android(s goog) phone that looks similar to its predecessor, but manages to up the ante all around. I got to spend some time with it today following HTC’s launch event in New York.HTC One M8 BlinkFeed

The first thing I noticed is that, while the M8 is a bigger phone, it doesn’t actually feel bigger. It has a 5-inch screen, which is a nice bump up from the 4.7-inch panel on the original. The phone measures 5.76 by 2.78 by 0.36 inches and 5.64 ounces. Compare that the original, which measured 5.41 by 2.69 by 0.37 inches and 5.04 ounces, and it’s just a bit taller and heavier. It’s also a bit bigger than the Samsung Galaxy S5, which…

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