One (M8) for Windowsby HTC

  • One (M8) for Windows
  • One (M8) for Windows
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Clearly above average. Only a couple of issues keep this from being best in class.
81%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • HTC's premium design is a welcomed alternative to Nokia's Lumia lineup.
  • The 5-inch display is bright and vivid, and easy to use with one hand.
  • The external speakers are some of the best you'll find on a smartphone. Period.

CONS

  • The Windows Phone app selection is lacking. You'll find the staples like Facebook and Twitter; just don't expect much more.
  • The camera takes decent photos in perfect lighting, and that's about it.
  • Despite having the same internals, the Windows Phone version of the M8 suffers from performance issues.
The HTC One (M8) for Windows is the same HTC One (M8) on the outside, only instead of running Android, this variant runs Windows Phone 8.1. The spec sheet reads the same: 32GB of storage, 2GB RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, HTC's UltraPixel camera, 5MP front-facing camera, 5-inch 1080p high-definition display, and a 2600 mAh battery. Nearly every smartphone running Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 is made by Nokia, making HTC's try at it a welcomed one.
NameOne (M8) for WindowsLumia 735Lumia 635Lumia 830OneTouch Fierce XL
ManufacturerHTCNokiaNokiaNokiaAlcatel
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List Price$480$192$100$380$139
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The One (M8) for Windows is definitely a solid WP8.1 device. But it's the lesser of HTC's nearly identical phones, if only because Android h…

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It’s true: The app selection is still lacking, but most of the biggies are here. With Facebook, Spotify, Instagram, Twitter and the like, it…

It’s true: The app selection is still lacking, but most of the biggies are here. With Facebook, Spotify, Instagram, Twitter and the like, it’s a gulf that many mainstream users may not even pick up on.

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