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" 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)
One (M8) for Windows
  • 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(22h 3G talk time)

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80 Comments

1. Busyboy unregistered

The poll results are shocking to me. I thought Android was going to have an easy win. Never knew how many Window fans are on PA lol, anyways I doubt the Windows version will have more sales than the Android one.

2. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Those are mostly paid shills OR Microsoft employees Quite shocking that MS have to resort to this kind of cheap trickery

5. Busyboy unregistered

I doubt MS would really waste their time on a small phone website to vote for the Windows version. I'm sure they have more important things to with their time. As for the results, people who like Android voted for Android, and people who like Windows voted for Windows. The rest voted against Android (Apple fan boys cough cough) which gave the lead to Windows.

7. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

True, but I wouldn't doubt a WP forum posting a sticky telling mbrs to vote in this poll. It's been twerked obviously.

8. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Dude, where have you been? Every forum on the interwebs where there are Windows-related stuff in the discussion, you have annoying SHILLS flooding them, I mean, the really obvious paid mercenaries lol. MS is no stranger to these type of activities.

12. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I agree!!! iOS users do tend to have good taste, if that's the case.... Nice!

38. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

You are right both iOS and Android user have better taste and being more objective. iOS has exclusive apps and Android has every things else. What does WP8 has that is unique or must have to win an average Joe or Gal over?

9. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

there is a lot of oddity everytime there is a ms pool. microsoft, very sad from your part once more

17. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

SPOT ON

21. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Sure....... But at least you live up to your alias...! :-D

66. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I knew this poll result would hurt Android fans like you. Haha, calm down it's not like the Android version will lose it's way to WP.

82. Eclectech

Posts: 349; Member since: May 01, 2013

I have the HTC One M8, but I was waiting for them to release a worthy Windows phone. Now I am looking forward to jumping to the Windows M8.

3. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

*bandwagoners. Most of them cheer for WP but won't buy one.

46. Mrmark

Posts: 396; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Agree! I do too! But only thing holding me back is spring selection of windows phones.

60. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

same here. I am using 925 but i voted for android since switching from android was big mistake I've ever made. Nokia was the case for me to use wp.

64. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Why is everybody shell-shocked about the result? Personally I'm never going to buy either of those two phones but I voted for the WP one because the phone looks better with WP in it than with Android.

67. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Because it hurt them a lot (the Android fans).

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Yeah, it does seem odd.

48. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I'm pretty sure that somebody posted "vote for WP" or something at W(indows)P(ropaganda)Central or WMPowerloser.

50. sukampret

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

that m8 with wp look terible. i think sony z series with wp will look stunning.

6. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Looks like the WP version is more interesting fair, and square... Anyone who disagrees with this poll, that's based on fact, is just being a sore looser... Looks like it's time for something new, and exciting!

10. Busyboy unregistered

Apple fanboys evidently voted against Android because there's no way there's more windows fans on PA over Android. No way

13. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

So, you're saying that ALL Android fans are so immature that they would vote for it just because it's Android?

15. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

You're implying the same for all WP users who voted.

25. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol!!!. I was wondering if someone would reply with that... Yes, you could say the same for WP fans, to be fair..

19. Busyboy unregistered

If they like it, why not? Most people who use Android (excluding Apple users) love it.

45. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

What's up with this #43 dude down here? Is he seriously taking it to that extreme?Start posting links, and $hi#?... Lol!!!

52. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Well fandroids have no unity whatsover. Most of them are Oem fanboys, who bash samsung. There are very few true android fans here on PA (me, AfterShock, sniggly, PBXtech, joeysfb) to name a few.

43. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Since you like facts i will give you one from wppoweruser. This information come from a pro Microsoft sites. They still publish it because its a fact that wp8 is crushing down. Down! Down! http://wmpoweruser.com/kantar-windows-phone-market-share-decreases-in-key-european-markets/

11. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Microsoft is well known for their dirty tricks. For example, it got leaked that Microsoft had hired 1,000 ‘Viral Marketers’ to astroturf the Xbox One & PS4 launches. These people would post negative things about the PS4 and positive things about the Xbox One. Just recently Microsoft even admitted to hiring bloggers to say good things about Internet Explorer. So if there are posters who always say good things about Microsoft, it's most likely because they are getting paid by Microsoft. Through some sort of "reputation management" company intermediary of course. And with votes like this, it's just laughable. Obviously Microsoft via one of their intermediaries spammed the vote.

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