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

Display

Display size

5.0 inches
5.0 inches
4.5 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
480 x 854 pixels

Pixel density

441 ppi
441 ppi
218 ppi

Technology

 
AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

66.71 %
71.04 %
64.48 %

Colors

 
16 777 216
16 777 216

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

4 megapixels
20 megapixels
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
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 megapixels
 
 

Hardware Features

Depth information
 
 

Flash

Dual LED
Dual LED
 

Software Features

HDR, Face detection, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Touch to focus, Geo tagging, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Panorama, Night mode, Scenes
Touch to focus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, ISO control, White balance presets, Panorama, Scenes

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

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
 

Front

5 megapixels
1.2 megapixels
 

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 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.86 oz (166 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
4.73 oz (134 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Metal
 
 

Features

 
 
Interchangeable covers

Hardware & Performance

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

2 GB
2 GB LPDDR3
1 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
32 GB
8 GB

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
 
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC

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 22 h (1323 min)

Stand-by time

 
18.0 days (432 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)
27.0 days (648 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)

Talk time (3G)

22.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1397 min)
16.40 hours
the average is 23 h (1397 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1397 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

22.0 days (528 hours)
the average is 28 days (669 h)
 
 

Music playback

 
75.00 hours
58.00 hours

Video playback

 
9.00 hours
7.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 4, 13
Bands 13, 4
Bands 3, 7, 20

UMTS

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
800, 1900 MHz
 

Data

HSPA, HSUPA
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share
DLNA
DLNA


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8 Comments

1. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Tell me 1 reason to include the Lumia 635......

7. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

they had to use the third column

8. jadawin

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

It's the only one we can get of the three at T-Mobile.

2. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Even fandroids must admit it, the One M8 looks better with WP than with Android, no offence.

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I'm WP fan and I have to admit it looks worse with WP just because of how software buttons look on WP. I hate them in general but in Sense they are much prettier than WP.

6. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I have to agree with you. Sense look alot better on M8 hardware. Rounded corner phone is kinda miss match for WP. I love those sharp edge designed WP device better. They match the look of tiles

4. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I do side more toward Android. But I also think the M8 looks better with Sense than with WP. I'm not much a fan of its hardware design, but it does go well with Sense.

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. No wp8 is not prettier. Ugly to me. Besides Android has no fixed look. I can change a new look every day.

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