The design is one of the few areas of the Desire Eye which doesn’t feel like a flagship device, because unlike the HTC One M8 it’s plastic.
The plastic never looks or feels as premium as metal, but as plastic goes this is pretty good. It has a fairly slim 8.5mm thin build and an eye-catching two-tone colour scheme, with a white or black back and a coloured band running along the edge. This device it’s IPX7 certified water resistant.
A 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB of RAM make this as powerful as the HTC M8.
Actual performance is slick and smooth as you’d expect from such a powerful device, especially as it runs HTC’s Sense interface.
There are two 13 megapixel cameras, one on the back and one on the front, making the Desire Eye the most powerful selfie shooter in the world.
The actual picture quality on both cameras is great.
The HTC Desire Eye can also shoot 1080p video at 30fps.
The HTC Desire Eye has a 2400 mAh battery that should be good for a standby time of up to 538 hours or a talk time of up to 20 hours, both of which are well above average.
In real terms you should be able to expect similar battery life to the HTC One M8, which can get you through around a day and a half with moderate usage.
If priced right this waterproof device with great cameras could be a hit.