After the HTC One M8 for Windows went official earlier this week, one comparison was instantly called for: what’s the difference between it, and the regular ole One M8? Well, first of all, there’s the operating system … but the truth is that the difference extends beyond that. We go over all that in our HTC One M8 for Windows vs HTC One M8 video comparison right down below.
In terms of hardware, there’s nothing different – on the inside. There’s the Windows Phone branding right under the HTC logo, and the phone only is available in a Gunmetal Grey variant for now. You can also only get it with Verizon’s huge “4G LTE” branding at the moment, though AT&T will carry it later this year. There’s also HTC’s Dot View case, which serves as a hip but stiff phone protector that also offers up a quick way to launch Windows Phone’s Cortana.
The software is where it gets interesting. It’s Windows Phone 8.1.1 vs. Android 4.4.3, but it goes beyond that with HTC’s improvements on both ends. The basics like BlinkFeed and HTC’s Camera are on both platforms, but Android gets other improvements like Zoe while Windows Phone misses out on it. It really comes down to a matter of preference for the most part, as always … but with both platforms improving so rapidly these days, it’s an interesting comparison to make.
Without further ado, here’s our full HTC One M8 for Windows vs HTC One M8 video comparison. Enjoy, and stay tuned for our HTC One M8 for Windows review, coming soon!