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

HTC One (M8) for Windows vs Nokia 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!

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

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Display

Size

5.0 inches
5.0 inches
4.5 inches

Technology

 
AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

66.71 %
71.04 %
64.48 %

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Yes
Adreno 330
Adreno 305

RAM

2GB
2GB LPDDR3
1GB

Internal storage

32GB
32GB
8GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

2600 mAh
2420 mAh
1830 mAh

Talk time

 
 
12.00 hours
the average is 16 h (940 min)

Stand-by time

 
18.0 days (432 hours)
the average is 22 days (539 h)
27.0 days (648 hours)
the average is 22 days (539 h)

Talk time (3G)

22.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1232 min)
16.40 hours
the average is 21 h (1232 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1232 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

22.0 days (528 hours)
the average is 29 days (695 h)
 
 

Music playback

 
75.00 hours
58.00 hours

Video playback

 
9.00 hours
7.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

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

Second camera

4 MP (Depth information)
 
 

Video recording

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

Recording format

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

Features

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

Front

5 MP
1.2 MP
 

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1280x720 (HD)
 

Design

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches (146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm)
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)

Weight

5.64 oz (160.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (178 g)
5.86 oz (166.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (178 g)
4.73 oz (134.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (178 g)

Materials

Back: Metal
 
 

Features

Notification light
Notification light
Interchangeable covers


Related phones

One (M8) for Windows
  • 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
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1
Lumia Icon
  • 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
  • Display 4.5 inches
    854 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 1830 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1

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