A Google Play edition (GPe) HTC One (M8) arrived yesterday. That particular handset entered the Play Store shortly after the official announcement and currently sits with a price point of $699. Well, while the HTC One (2013) is no longer able to be called the latest or greatest in terms of the One family of devices — it remains a solid offering.

Having said that, it seems the HTC One (2013) GPe has just been given a price cut. In short, the handset has gone from $599 down to $499. Google is also offering free ground shipping for those who move forward with a purchase. At present, the handset sits with a “dispatched from warehouse” time of 1-2 business days.


As a recap, the HTC One (2013) specs include a 4.7-inch (1920 x 1080 at 468ppi) display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor. Other highlights for this model include 32GB of internal storage space, 2GB of RAM, 2300 mAh battery, 2.1MP front-facing camera and the HTC UltraPixel camera on the back.

Bottom line, while not the newest model One, the 2013 GPe should still be a solid offering. Not to mention, it is sometimes hard to argue with price. Those tempted by this new price cut may benefit from our earlier published review of the HTC One (2013) Google Play edition.