Boy that’s a mouthful of a headline, isn’t it? HTC just unveiled the HTC One (M8) For Windows today, a device that’s nearly identical to the HTC One (M8) but it runs Windows Phone instead of Android. Yep, that means the same amazing metal hardware design, the 4-Ultrapixel Duo Camera set-up on the back, the same sharp 1080p display, front-facing BoomSound speakers and, yes, event BlinkFeed.
We figured we’d bring you a spec shootout so that you can see just how identical the two devices are. One thing we do wish was added to the M8 for Windows design was a dedicated camera button, since that’s standard on most other Windows Phones, but HTC opted to keep this dead identical.
There’s one discernible difference between the two handsets that were were able to spot: the HTC One (M8) For Windows doesn’t have the barometer sensor on the HTC One (M8). Or, if it does, it’s not advertised or possibly just not active. Can you spot any other differences?
HTC One (M8)
HTC One (M8) for Windows Phone Gallery
|HTC - One (M8)||HTC - One (M8) for Windows Phone|
|Display Size||5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (441 ppi)||5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (441 ppi)|
|Display Type||Corning Gorilla Glass 3||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Operating System||Android 4.4 with Sense 6||Windows Phone 8.1.1 (at launch)|
|Processor||2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 (US/EMEA), 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 (Asia/China)||2.3 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801|
|External Storage Specs||
|Main Camera (Back)||Duo Camera, HTC 4 UltraPixel||Duo Camera, HTC 4 UltraPixel|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||5-Megapixel wide angle lens||5MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.0||Bluetooth 4.0|
|Height||146.36 mm (5.76 inches)||146.36 mm (5.76 inches)|
|Width||70.96 mm (2.79 inches)||70.6 mm (2.78 inches)|
|Depth||9.35 mm (0.37 inches)||9.35 mm (0.37 inches)|
|Weight||160 g (5.64 oz)||160 g (5.64 oz)|
|Colors||gunmetal grey, glacial silver, amber gold||Bronze, Silver|
|Supported Audio Formats||.aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 10)||.aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 10)|
|Supported Video Formats||.3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 10), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)||.3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 10), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)|
|In The Box||