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Poll: Would you prefer an HTC One (M8) running Android, or Windows Phone 8.1?

Poll: Would you prefer an HTC One (M8) running Android, or Windows Phone 8.1?
Yesterday, Verizon inadvertently posted a render that showed HTC’s very first Windows Phone 8.1 handset. Expected to be called "One (M8) for Windows", the device obviously resembles the Android-based HTC One (M8). In fact, it looks like it’s offering pretty much the same hardware. Thus, this Microsoft-endorsed smartphone seems to come with the same specs that we can find on the One (M8) with Android: a 5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, BoomSound speakers, quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 5 MP front-facing camera, and a Duo camera on the back.

HTC might announce the "One (M8) for Windows" later this month, on August 19. The handset will probably not be exclusive to Verizon, and should be released in Europe, too.

The One (M8) that runs Android currently costs around $600 off-contract. We are expecting the Windows Phone 8.1 model to have a similar price, and we’re curious to know which of the two One (M8) variants appeal most to our readers. Is the openness of Google's Android perfect for the device, or is the Microsoft-flavored tile-based interface a better match for it? Cast your votes below!
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Which of the two HTC smartphones do you think is better?
One (M8) with Android 45.02% (2584 votes) (2584 votes)
One (M8) with Windows Phone 54.98% (3156 votes) (3156 votes)

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posted on 02 Aug 2014, 11:24 2

1. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Why not iOS? :P

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 19:08 2

110. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Exactly.
This M8 tin can brick POS, can not sell with Android , but what about with WP ? LOL

Only Apple can sell such BS. With their logo on it.
By the way, why tech media every day think about M8?
Because Apple and HTC made a contract???

posted on 03 Aug 2014, 02:24

138. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


I was also thinking ios only for the boom sound, ir blaster, SD card, USB port and full HD resolution. Oh forget it; Android is better than ios anyway.

posted on 03 Aug 2014, 04:53 4

142. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


i knew i find you here .You always have to sh*t over HTC article. I don't know how can you compare beauty like M8 to plastic Dustbin like s5. Grow up get a life .

posted on 03 Aug 2014, 10:04 2

149. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I actually prefer the S5 in the hand over the M8. Easier to hold and never had a fear of the S5 dropping like I have with my M8.

Plastic dustbin is succeeding btw.

posted on 03 Aug 2014, 10:56 3

151. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


lol. i am sorry i had to stoop to his level i don't have any thing against plastic phones or s5 i just hate when he refers m8 as tin can . I know plastic is more comfortable to hold but the feel of metal almost justifies the high cost of todays flagships . And if something is selling well doesn't really mean it is the best , it just means samsung did a better job at marketing it.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 15:09

161. buccob (Posts: 2613; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


My coworker recently crack her S5 after her second drop...

I wouldn't know how the M8 fares there... but I have to say that I do love the ASF and the drop resistance on my current phone...

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 11:26 4

2. Awalker (Posts: 1654; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


How about neither?

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 11:37 39

5. Doakie (Posts: 2170; Member since: 06 May 2009)


You can vote neither, just head on over to the next article. Magic!

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 12:05 3

13. kkmkk (Posts: 526; Member since: 06 May 2013)


lol :-)

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 19:29

111. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


And why do you vote? Can you tell us?

You know that not voting is also vote? If no one vote those stupid polls PA will stop them. And will no more manipulate ppl with the "results(lol)". Right?

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 20:13 3

117. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


I guess it's for those who really like everything about the M8 hardware... If so, then it's just up to your choice of OS. which should be a easy choice for most people who visit sites like this...
........
It's actually a dumb poll because all its states is the obvious... People who prefer Android will most likely choose Android & people who choose WP will choose WP... Wow! .. What a concept!

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 20:14 1

118. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


True...

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 11:27 21

3. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Really hope this will be used by the xda community to create a dual boot Android/WP system for the M8.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 13:31 4

52. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Yeah that is true I really wish more dual boot devices existed, it would for one cut away all the lies give the user a first a chance to see which OS is best for them.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 20:15 3

119. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


12GB just for the OS!!!!!!!! Yep! Thank god for 128gb SD cards..

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 22:01

126. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Great I would really love that to.

posted on 03 Aug 2014, 14:01

153. OccupyAJob (Posts: 7; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


What OS? Neither of these OS' are 12GB. You appear to be ignorant or in the wrong forum.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 12:33

160. Someguy316 (Posts: 6; Member since: 30 Jul 2014)


Hmm, I never thought about this but it would be amazing if possible. I really enjoyed using the temp Lumia 521 I used before I got my One M8.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 21:46

162. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


We're talking about dual boot here... You do the math, Einstein..

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 11:34 1

4. Furbal (Posts: 1054; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Dual boot =/ already converted my m8 to the gpe. Need moreeeee options

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 11:38 21

6. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


I didn't expect so many votes for Windows Phone.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 11:47 9

10. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1579; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Its tech geeks, most of people dont know WP8, dont care and dont want it. WP8 market share fell like 2% in last year. Now its at 2.7%, Thats just laughable.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 11:53 14

11. Finalflash (Posts: 3391; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


It isn't even the tech geeks, its a very new generation of MS fans who grew up with the Xbox and the like. Most geeks older than about 20 right now don't favor MS having lived with their insanely bad OSes for so long.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 11:58 8

12. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


I disagree completely. I'm much older than that and still prefer Microsoft os. You have to remember that you nor I can speak as the embassidor for a whole generation

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 12:05 9

14. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1579; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


I love windows, and many things from MS, tried WP8 on 1520 and it featureless as f**k. If I want speed, smoothness I just go iOS which has unbeatable app store too. MS fu***ed up well WP8 by puting out slow updates. 8.1 Should have been out last year.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 12:07 8

15. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1579; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Doesnt matter what you or I preffer. 99% of people dont prefer WP8. And it shows, 2% down in a year and its now ONLY at 2.7% market share.. That shows that the poll up there does not represent anything than just a tiny bit of tech geeks.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 12:19 7

23. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Well let's get real. If I would ever get a WP, it would be nokia. Most of wp fans do the same.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 12:20 3

24. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Moribund monopolies usually make anything good. There is no need to, no driving force.

Microsoft used to be motivated by the relentless drive of Bill Gates to screw over everyone so he could be the richest man in Forbes magazine.

Now who do they have? Some cloud guy who probably doesn't give a f**k about mobile. And Elop, aka "The Hatchet". There's no executives at Microsoft who want to do anything but play "game of thrones" for better executive positions.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 12:23 3

26. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


You prefer "microsoft os", yet you use android flagships. Get real "papss".

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