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!

Which of the two HTC smartphones do you think is better?

One (M8) with Android
45.02%
One (M8) with Windows Phone
54.98%

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One (M8)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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163 Comments

1. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Why not iOS? :P

110. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 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???

142. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 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 .

149. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

151. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 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.

161. buccob

Posts: 2949; Member since: Jun 19, 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...

138. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 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.

2. Awalker

Posts: 1958; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

How about neither?

5. Doakie

Posts: 2470; Member since: May 06, 2009

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

13. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

lol :-)

111. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 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?

118. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

True...

117. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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!

3. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

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

52. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 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.

126. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Great I would really love that to.

119. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

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

153. OccupyAJob

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

162. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

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

160. Someguy316

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

4. Furbal unregistered

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

6. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

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

10. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

11. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

12. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 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

15. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

49. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

That is incorrect, that is in relation to sales in quarter second, not Windows Phone overall marketshare, don't deceive people. WP is still around 5% marketshare and growing.

58. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Yeah growing from 3.8% to 2.7%. Truly Exceptional.

62. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Android has fallen from quarter to quarter before, Apple, Samsung, HTC, etc have fallen from quarter to quarter in the past its not that unusual as , you don't always have to make a mountain out of a molehill. Relax.

73. Awalker

Posts: 1958; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

How did you come to the conclusion that WP market share is 5%.

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