Just in time for the new HTC One (M8) and its stock Android Google Play Edition (GPE), Google is dropping the price of the original HTC One GPE. If you’re not up to paying $699 for the brand new device you can order last year’s still-solid model today for just $499 through Google’s online store, a $100 discount.
Like we said, the original HTC One is still a great phone. If you already own the One, you know the sort of craftsmanship that HTC puts in its phones, and the One M8 builds on that with even more aluminum throughout the body, a larger display and more. Still, there are several even cheaper options out there, including the Nexus 5 which starts at just $349.
If you opt for the older HTC One you’ll get a solid phone, equipped with a 4.7-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 800 processor, an UltraPixel camera, a 2300mAh battery and the latest version of stock Android out of the box for $499. That’s not a bad deal, but if you need to own the best and newest device you’ll be more interested in the HTC One (M8), which features a bigger screen, improved speakers and a fancy new camera setup.
Check out all our HTC One (M8) coverage here, and stay tuned for our full review of the device in the near future.