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

Poll results: Would you prefer an HTC One (M8) running Android, or Windows Phone 8.1?
Almost five months after releasing the Android-based One (M8), HTC is seemingly getting ready to introduce a Windows Phone version of the handset. Allegedly called HTC One (M8) for Windows, the smartphone could be announced on August 19, and Verizon might be the first carrier to offer it. Apart from running Windows Phone 8.1, the new handset doesn’t seem to be too different from the Android model, having a similar design, and probably similar hardware specs, too.

Not long after we saw the first render showing the One (M8) for Windows, we ran a poll asking you to choose between it and the One (M8) that runs Android. The exact question was: which of the two HTC smartphones do you think is better? We’re not sure how this happened, but the Windows Phone version received 3,156 votes (54.98%), while the Android variant only got 2,584 votes (45.02%). So it looks like a lot of people really like the idea of a Microsoft-endorsed M8. Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the Windows Phone variant will be more popular, sales-wise, than the Android model.

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

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

You can see the HTC One (M8) for Windows below, alongside an image that compares it to the Android-based version.

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One (M8)
  • 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 Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    HTC Sense UI
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

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80 Comments

81. ryanlockovich

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

I'd prefer the android model

80. ryanlockovich

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

I'm surprised. I guess there are a lot of windows phone geeks out there :-D

70. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

They should do this with more phones. Have a windows and android option. Or maybe even dual boot. I doubt dual boot though. It is too bad it will be a Verizon exclusive. Other wise, it would be day one for me

74. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Well, supposedly the WP versions will win everytime because us WP fans call MS to get PA to adjust the poll, and we all have 50 accounts each so that we can vote more...

77. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Still going on with this lol.

79. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Only for today... Only for today... I usually ignore immature comments on PA... I guess it's time to get serious...

65. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Gives you an idea of the quality of people surfing phonearena! Will try my best to stop commenting in forums now!!

75. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Amazing..

61. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Who cares if the WP version won this poll? We all know that the Android version will sell more. So relax your a$$es fandroids. The HTC W8 isn't going to sell big like its Android totting brother, it doesn't need to. WPs current growth is coming from the low to mid range phone's sales. The W8 is an example for all other WP OEMs on how to make a beautiful Windows Phone. Who cares if millions don't buy it? I will surely be buying it and I know that true WP fans will also be picking up this beast. So keep calm fandroids. No one is challenging your precious OS right now. Its still number one and will be for some time.

68. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I'll buy it only if it has better camera than the Lumia 930...

69. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

It probably wont, but I really like the design and the looks of the One M8. So if the same is replicated with the W8, then to hell with the camera, the W8 it is!

59. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

What a stupid POLL PA? You guys are retarded or something? Its like asking WHICH OS DO YOU PREFER ANDROID vs WINDOWS PHONE. And while tha's not a problem at all you already know which one is more preferable to us but you just want to see how quick can rodneyej1,billgates, faceitup & co would sign in to their various accounts just to vote

73. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol!... I have 30 accounts myself!!!! Yep.

76. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

I see you bro happy as hell rod!!

78. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol!!!.. Like I said, I gotta have fun sometimes to... I knew there would be some ridiculous comments here, so.... ........ It's not like I'm proud of tho stupid poll, or think it means anything, because it doesn't.. It's just funny the way people respond to things...

57. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1291; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Looks like sooo many people here, want HTC to die quickly...

72. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol!!!!!!

51. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

No surprise.

47. Classique

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

WP needs some variety it can't just be Nokia and lazy Samsungs if HTC, Sony, LG and Motorola all release flagship Windows Phones I'd stick with WP but looks like I'll be moving to Sony if their phones support AT&T bands or Apple if the iphone 6 is compelling

49. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

True, true...

32. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I think this is seriously hilarious... WP is no threat to Android yet so many are acting like they have to defend Android... ......... Don't worry Android fans... Tomorrow everything will be back to normal.. WP with .5% market share, and Android with 300%... There, feel better????... Lol!! ............. Hey, I gotta have some fun every once in a while...

36. Busyboy unregistered

Sorry, we just like stating FACTS.

39. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I know, I know... I'm just joking around.. Android is better.. There I said it!.. Now calm TF down..

63. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Well, the facts regarding this article Shows WP beating Android, and fandroids whipping out the conspiracy-card; guess facts are only applicable if they support your take on reality...?

71. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Good point!!!.... They show ONLY the facts that benefit them..

23. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Its does not matter i follow real marketshare. Android marketshare is still increasing over the rest.

26. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Like a good sheep... Never mind personal needs or quality; just follow the flock.

30. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

for example you follow a thief because he doesnt act like the mass ? dont be fool. if android and ios tops and wp flop it is for a good readon.

33. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Wow!.. That's exactly what I was thinking.. Seriously!

56. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Yeah because following the majority gives you better developer support i.e. Apps and games, more 3rd party accessories and a wider community. So yes, following the she€p flock in electronics is a good thing.

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