HTC One (M8) for Windows vs Nokia Lumia Icon vs Lumia 635: specs comparison

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HTC One (M8) for Windows vs Lumia Icon vs Lumia 635: specs comparison
Here comes one of the most intriguing Windows Phone devices ever built - the HTC One (M8) for Windows! We're sure that many Windows Phone fans are very excited now that HTC has announced the WP version of its flagship handset, but it goes without saying that there are some other options on the market to be considered before going for this metallic beast.

True, there aren't that many Windows Phone handsets right now to challenge the One (M8) for Windows, but if you're interested in this OS and are a US-based user, you should at least take a look at the Lumia Icon and the Lumia 635. The former is a high-end phone available through AT&T (keep in mind the the M8 for Windows will initially be a Verizon-exclusive), while the latter is a lower mid-range proposition that's available on both AT&T and T-Mobile. However, even though the Lumia 635 is in a very different category specs-wise, we think it does have a place in this comparison, since it can offer very similar functionality, along with a user experience that's not that bad at all.

How do these marvelous smartphones compare exactly? Maybe one has a faster processor, but the other compensates with a bigger battery? All the answers await in the following specs comparison!

Display

Size

5.0 inches
4.5 inches
5.0 inches

Technology

AMOLED
IPS LCD
 

Screen-to-body

71.04 %
64.48 %
66.71 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8974-AA
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801

Processor

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7
Quad-core, 2300 MHz

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 305
Yes

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
1GB
2GB

Internal storage

32GB
8GB
32GB

OS

Windows Phone, 8
Windows Phone, 8.1
Windows Phone, 8.1

Battery

Capacity

2420 mAh
1830 mAh
2600 mAh

Talk time

 
12.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
 

Stand-by time

18.0 days (432 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
27.0 days (648 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

16.40 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
22.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
 
22.0 days (528 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)

Music playback

75.00 hours
58.00 hours
 

Video playback

9.00 hours
7.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

20 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
5 MP (Autofocus)
4 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 2 μm

Second camera

 
 
4 MP (Depth information)

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
MPEG4, H.263, H.264
 

Features

OIS, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
 
HDR

Front

1.2 MP
 
5 MP

Video capture

1280x720 (HD)
 
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.39 x 2.79 x 0.39 inches (137 x 71 x 10 mm)
5.10 x 2.63 x 0.36 inches (129.5 x 66.7 x 9.2 mm)
5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches (146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm)

Weight

5.86 oz (166.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
4.73 oz (134.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.64 oz (160.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

 
 
Back: Metal

Features

Notification light
Interchangeable covers
Notification light


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One (M8) for Windows
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Dual camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
Lumia Icon

PhoneArena Score:

8.5

User Score:

9.1
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera) 1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2420 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8
Lumia 635

PhoneArena Score:

8.0

User Score:

5.3
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1
  • Display 4.5 inches 854 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 1830 mAh

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