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With the same battery, HTC One (M8) for Windows listed to have nearly double the battery life of the One (M8) for Android

0. phoneArena posted on 20 Aug 2014, 02:42

The HTC One (M8) for Windows might feature an uncanny resemblance to the Android-based One (M8), down to the looks, camera and battery size, but interestingly, despite its equally sized, 2600mAh battery…

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posted on 20 Aug 2014, 02:47 19

1. techperson211 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Good job for MS. Still android is a lot more functional and reliable as of these time.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 03:38 15

11. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


Functional? As in more versatile, yes. As in everyday usability, no.

Reliable? Not a chance, which is natural, considering the open vs. closed system conditions. You pay for the openness, and stability is the first sacrifice you make...

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 03:43 7

17. dimas (Posts: 2513; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Agreed. Being an open source system means more room for flaws. Most android users criticize iPhone and WP for being strict with their system but the benefits out weight the option of being customizable.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 07:05 3

49. sgodsell (Posts: 4762; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


First of all Windows Phone is NOT as good as Android for multitasking. WP has limits on how many task can run and how they can run. Android does not have such limits.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 14:15

64. Dastrix (unregistered)


Dude, you're late to the party. Windows Phone 8.1 is as good as Android for multi-tasking, if not better.

"Android does not have such limits."
Nothing is limitless.

posted on 21 Aug 2014, 02:25

68. Fellwalker (Posts: 397; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)


My nexus 5 is a hybrid multitasking. For many apps it does not so much multi task as allow several apps open at the same time. The one in the background pauses until I go back to it.
Downloading and installing continue, as do music, bbc radio player, runkeeper, but others just stop when the. Are not the focus.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 03:47 2

18. sks1969 (Posts: 91; Member since: 04 Mar 2012)


The issue is not open source vs closed source. It is about implementation.
The stability in windows phone is simply because lot of time and effort has gone into windows phone, derived from the windows NT kernel. Google is not too worried about Android, they followed the quick and dirty way to get something out, it is not their bread and butter. They make more money in the services they offer.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 04:07 3

25. sks1969 (Posts: 91; Member since: 04 Mar 2012)


To continue the issue of open source vs closed source, have you ever used Meego/Maemo the OS that runs on the Nokia N9. That is a true open source operating system. It can walk over any of the mobile operating systems ever. The device had a 1 ghz processor and 1 GB of RAM it is extremely power efficient.
With Google you are made to believe that Android it is open source but it in reality it is not a true open source platform, there are many parts for which Google does not publish source. On the N9 the non opensource components are involving only the mobile radio, camera and some user space programs that are Nokia propreitary.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 05:04 3

34. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1489; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Functionality? Yes absolutely yes. And in everyday usability YESSS it does everything it says.
Reliable? Absolutely reliable what's makes you think these much (nearly 75% i think) people rely on android? And you say it is completely not reliable? And open and closed systems has its own pros and cons. But android is not fully open source OS.
i own a WP devices and i loves it and I'm sticking to it because It fullfills my needs. And i used many devices including android and iPhones and all these platforms are fast and efficient and highly reliable. I don't understand many people here in PhoneArena they simply misdirecting other with their comments. I think as for android hate i think these guys never used android since 2.3 gingerbreed.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 05:41

43. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1489; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Also we can't trust these test now we need some reliable test from reliable source. Besides source for this article says WmPowerUser so there is chance for this test being biased (can't say for sure).

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 11:51

59. parthoman (Posts: 80; Member since: 18 Aug 2014)


"you loves it "

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 05:05 1

35. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1489; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Functionality? Yes absolutely yes android is kinda windows pc of mobile world. And in everyday usability YESSS it does everything it says.
Reliable? Absolutely reliable what's makes you think these much (nearly 75% i think) people rely on android? And you say it is completely not reliable? And open and closed systems has its own pros and cons. But android is not fully open source OS.
i own a WP devices and i loves it and I'm sticking to it because It fullfills my needs. And i used many devices including android and iPhones and all these platforms are fast and efficient and highly reliable. I don't understand many people here in PhoneArena they simply misdirecting other with their comments. I think as for android hate i think these guys never used android since 2.3 gingerbreed.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 05:22 2

42. madphone (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Come on, always reading the same things from very biased fanboys. I'm using both systems, latest android and latest windows phone, both phones with excactly the same SoC and RAM. I really like WP 8.1 for it's homescreen concept, but to say it's more reliable, stable... is crap. you may have owned a crappy gingerbread or ics phone, but with android 4.4.4 there is no way windows phone can be as reliable, stable and fast as android. even windows phones battery live is nowhere near when you are a power user like i am. Maybe the battery live was better on wp 8.0(cause of the lack of features), but nowadays there is no huge difference.
When it comes to comfort windows phone is still years behind android. for example opening links. except of store links they are always opened with the browser, android lets you choose from all apps able to open it (youtube app for youtube videos, tapatalk for forum links...). This is just an example, theer are many similar points.
Android Notification system is also much more reliable and functional: most times (not always) windows phones action centre resumes the app at the last point instead of linking directly to the right chat (whatsapp...)
there are many points where android is much more comfortable and reliable than windows phones, simply telling it isn't because it wasn't in the past is way to simple. Don't get me wrong, i like both systems very much, but windwos phone still has it's quirks, and needs alot of work.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 05:44 2

44. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1489; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


U sir, just pointed out some great valid points. +1 to you.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 07:34 2

51. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Don't forget, android also needs x amount of Ram and twenty cores to avoid lag and stutter.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 10:54

57. Enddo (Posts: 53; Member since: 26 May 2014)


Don't forget that Android has a near unlimited amount of customizability because of how powerful it is(and how powerful the hardware needs to be)

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 21:22

66. chebner (Posts: 236; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Android isn't reliable? Really? What Android phones have you owned?

What an ignorant comment. I haven't had reliability issues since my Evo 4g was upgraded to Gingerbread. And I wouldn't really have called Froyo unreliable.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 03:39 4

13. dimas (Posts: 2513; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


How can you tell? I own a WP phone and it's reliable and much more stable than an android phone. Maybe their app ecosystem is small but nobody install hundred of apps in their phone unless they don't have social lives.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 05:18 2

39. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1489; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


I also own WP and used android. And both fast and reliable equally. The Moto g i used runs 4.4 kit kat and absolutely fast . Has 50 apps installed. Also had hands on with a moto E. and considering these are low-end devices they are highly reliable.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 10:55

58. Enddo (Posts: 53; Member since: 26 May 2014)


such an ignorant and offensive statement. . .

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 03:51 2

19. sks1969 (Posts: 91; Member since: 04 Mar 2012)


Define functional and reliable?
What is the point of having the fastest hardware and a high res display and a million apps (most of it is worthless) and all the features when you don't have enough juice to last through the day.
It is still a phone and we use for voice calls most of the time, no point with a dead battery in the middle of the day.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 11:58

62. tenho1982 (Posts: 68; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


No wonder why my friend was on Skype on WP but I had no way to contact him until he unlocks his device. When he switched to Android a month ago problem was solved.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 02:48 1

2. ikenvape (Posts: 194; Member since: 28 May 2014)


I can believe it. I'm still using a Lumia 928 model until I make up my mind and the battery has been getting me through the day and only a current Andy flagship can do that.
Ps there is a typo 'double the difference '

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 02:48 4

3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Nice optimization of OS.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 02:49 3

4. wilsong17 (unregistered)


One multi task more stuff in the background eating more battery hopefully android L will improve that

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 03:12 1

9. Finalflash (Posts: 3492; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Whao there people, calm down and wait for independent testing. Technically the iPhone lasts all day according to the website but we all know how true that is.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 02:59

5. LikeMyself (Posts: 457; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)


This is obvious! WP doesn't have widgets, homescreens, and more! WP is in fact stripped lacking too many functions and therefore light! Why do you think a Mercedes uses more fuel than a Toyota( a Camry for ex.) while still being as durable!? Hope HTC becomes successful on both platforms unlike Nokia which is short minded and depends on a single OS and got bankrupt and became MS! Even Sammy uses many OSes to cover all markets which was supposedly what Nokia is; cover everything! Nokia, so arrogant and deserve their fate!

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 03:41 2

14. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


Windows uses live tiles.

Nokia don't produce phones anymore.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 06:42 1

46. elitewolverine (Posts: 5192; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Also widgets shouldnt take that much battery, i mean its displaying info not eating a child here. Live tiles, flip, grab info, and display info, pictures etc. The only thing they dont do is interactive.

Mercedes is not the high point of 'reliable'http://corp.carmd.com/2013-manufacturer-vehicle-ranking.htm?subId=232

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 07:03

48. LikeMyself (Posts: 457; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)


Mercedes's chassis and engines are the best! For my comparison with Toyota, Audi then! Your link is not a good comparison for reliability! It relies on repair/servicing frequency and costs which is unreliable! Chrysler and Nissan Altima gave me a clue of the unreliability of the statistics, but Hyundai confirmed it since most people owning one use it for 2-4 years, then throw it in dumpyard! That's why the low repair costs and frequency are so low since there's no point in servicing a Hyundai!

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