Nokia has been the sole Windows Phone maker of high-end smartphones and this makes the One M8 for Windows is the first major, since HTC released the Windows Phone 8X back in 2012. This phone was done due to popular demand from customers to offer its well-regarded M8 hardware with Windows Phone, and HTC has delivered.
The guts of this phone are similar to the Android sibling. With the same Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage as its Android counterpart. The 5-inch screen has the same 1080p resolution, and both front-facing BoomSound speakers are present. The rear camera is the same 4-megapixel Ultrapixel camera with HTC’s Duo Camera depth-sensing tech, while the front-facing camera is the same 5-megapixel unit. Note that the Windows version will only come in the gunmetal gray color, while the Android variant can be had in a variety of colors.
Ultrapixel comes to Windows Phone
On the software side, the M8 runs the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1, with support for folders, Microsoft’s virtual personal assistant Cortana and other goodies that come along with this version of Windows Phone. HTC cannot change much on Microsoft’s OS like what it does with Android, so the company has developed several apps that take advantage of the M8’s hardware in Windows Phone. There is the double-tap-to-wake feature works the same as it does on the Android model, support for HTC’s Dot View case on the Windows model. The HTC Camera app brings Ultrapixel technology and apps to Windows Phone and supports the refocusing of images or create 3D perspectives, and has a very similar user interface to the camera app on HTC’s Android devices. There is also new BlinkFeed and Sense TV app for Windows Phone that mimics the experience found on its Android phones.
We hope we shall see the international version of this phone soon,
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