You’ve already seen the HTC One M8 which is bundled with the Android operating system, but HTC has recently announced that they will release a Windows version of the smartphone in September, for the Microsoft fans. So let’s see exactly what specs will change with the new handset and figure out which one would be the better buy.
Display And Design
HTC doesn’t make any changes when it comes to display, or so it seems. The display of the new device is also a Super LCD3 model measuring 5.0 inches. The displays of both handsets render a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, while the pixel density sits at 441 pixels per inch. The manufacturer also doesn’t change the thickness (0.37 inches) and weight (160 grams) of the device.
The design of the two smartphones remains the same: brushed metal finish with a curved unibody frame which is comfortable fitting in the hand. The only place where HTC did make a change is the color the new handset will come with. The HTC One M8 for Android comes in a lot of colorful choices, but the HTC One M8 for Windows is expected to come in gunmetal grey. There are some rumors about Sprint’s Harmon Kardon bringing both black and gold version of the handset – so it might depend on the carrier of the handset. Nevertheless, HTC is reported to confirm that the device will have multiple color options to choose from eventually.
Hardware and software
The main difference between the two versions is the operating system they run on. The already released version runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat which is combined with HTC’s user interface: the HTC Sense 6. The HTC One M8 which will be released in September will come with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1.1 operating system.
HTC doesn’t change things up when it comes to processor: both HTC One M8 versions are powered by a Krait 400 processor: quad core working at 2.3 GHz paired up with the Snapdragon 801 chipset from Qualcomm which is backed up by 2 GB of RAM which guarantees a smooth performance. The only difference is the internal memory: while the Android based version of the device comes with two options of storage capacity (16 GB and 32 GB), the Windows one will come with only 32 GB. No matter which you decide to buy, you can choose to expand the memory by up to 128 GB.
The HTC One M8 has been popular for being an excellent choice when you are looking to take one or two selfies (or maybe join important conferences), so you know that the secondary camera on this device has 5 MP and is actually better than the primary camera which only has 4 MP.
The HTC One M8 which is already on the market you can purchase at $438.49 with 32 GB of internal memory space. We don’t know what the Windows version will cost without contract, but it is speculated to come at the price of $99.99 with a 2 year contract.
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