HTC One M8 for Windows review, abridged: what’s hot and not in 60 seconds (Video)

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There are folks out there who don’t have the time for a ten-minute video or a 3,000-word review, and they certainly don’t have an hour to absorb a meandering podcast (no matter how many awards it’s won). These people might be sneaking a quick YouTube fix on a bathroom break, trying to make a point to a rival smartphone owner at a bar, or even standing in line at a wireless retail store, waiting to make a purchase. They need the facts delivered quickly, with a minimum of window dressing and a firm conclusion in as little time as possible.

For them, we’ve created the 60-Second Review, a minute-long video format made in the spirit of the Pocketnow TLDR. To borrow a well-worn slogan, it’s a review to get you “in, out, and back to life.” And at the end of every episode, we offer a link to the full-length video if you find yourself wanting more.

The HTC One M8 for Windows is a rarity in our hyper-customized mobile world: a smartphone that made its official debut on another platform before being ported –without any modification– to the land of Live Tiles. That in and of itself makes the One M8 for Windows worthy of a few close passes, and today we’re taking you on the abridged tour of the world’s hottest, sleekest, most aluminum Windows Phone in our 60-second HTC One M8 for Windows review!

Join us as we quickly touch on the bare essentials of what makes the new M8 hot – and not so hot. From the droolworthy build quality to the big, boss BoomSound speakers, the Windows One has a lot going for it … but the hardware isn’t without its drawbacks, and neither is the software running atop it. No smartphone is perfect, of course – but just how close does this latest Windows Phone get, relative to its competition? Find out in the 60-second smartphone review below, and then click on over to our full review, also embedded for your convenience below. Enjoy!

HTC One M8 for Windows Review (60-Second Edition)

HTC One M8 for Windows Review (Full)

Still got room for more? Check out our full written review of the HTC One M8 for Windows, and then see how it fared against the Lumia Icon and the Android flavor of M8 in our two in-depth comparison videos!

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About The Author
Michael Fisher
Michael Fisher has followed the world of mobile technology for over ten years as hobbyist, retailer, and reviewer. A lengthy stint as a Sprint Nextel employee and a long-time devotion to webOS have cemented his love for the underdog platforms of the world. In addition to serving as Pocketnow's Reviews Editor, Michael is a stage, screen, and voice actor, as well as co-founder of a profitable YouTube-based business. He lives in Boston, MA.Read more about Michael Fisher!