HTC One (M8) for Windows official specs

HTC One M8

HTC has just announced the HTC One (M8) for Windows. A new device with the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1. Here are the full specs for the latest Windows Phone to hit the market.


  • Size: 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm
  • Weight: 160 grams
  • Display: 5.0 inch, Full HD 1080p

CPU Speed

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2.3 GHz quad-core CPU


  • Windows Phone 8.1.1 with Cortana
  • HTC BlinkFeed


  • 2GB of RAM
  • 32 GB of onboard storage
  • Expansion card slot support for microSD cars up to 128 GB



  • 700 MHz / AWS (B13 / B4)


  • 1x/DO 800/1900 MHz
  • Quad UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ (850/900/1900/2100)
  • Quad GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900)


  • Nano SIM


  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Gyro sensor
  • Barometer sensor


  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX enabled
  • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz)
  • DLNA for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer
  • Micro-USB 2.0
  • Microsoft Project My Screen
  • Miracast
  • Support consumer infrared remote control


  • HTC BoomSound
  • Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers


Duo Camera

  • Primary camera: HTC UltraPixel camera, BSI sensor, pixel size 0.2 µm, sensor size 1/3", f/2.0, 28 mm lens
  • HTC ImageChip 2
  • 1080p Full HD video recording with HDR video
  • Secondary camera: Capture depth information

Front camera

  • 5 MP, f/2.0, BSI sensor, wide angle lens, with HDR capability, 1080p Full HD video recording
  • Gallery with UFocus, Dimension Plus, Foregrounder


Audio support formats:

  • Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma
  • Recording: .acc

Video supported formats:

  • Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv, .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3), h.263, h.264
  • Recording: .mp4


  • Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS
  • Digitalis compass


  • Capacity: 2600 mAh
  • Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery
  • Talk time: Up to 24 hours
  • Standby time: Up to 387 hours

AC Adapter

  • Voltage range/frequency: 100~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
  • DC output: 5 V and 1.5 A

What do you think of the HTC One (M8) for Windows specifications?


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HTC One (M8) for Windows official specs



What about recording .acc but no playback for .acc, I think its supposed to be .aac for recording as well (audio).

sorry to hear about the 8S. but it is confirmed that they wont support it anymore. they said they are working on fixing the problem for 8X. but thats like 2 weeks ago. this is so disappointing :(

Doubt anyone will notice.

I think the DLNA and infrared remote are more likely to set it apart (like the ATIV SE). Though I don't know how much specs matter at all really.

No reason to be so negative on literally every M8 post.  Android version was hailed as a fantastic phone and maybe the best android phone available.  Be happy WP is getting some love.

Agree. Looks like a very good phone. Just wish someone would put out a DualSimDualActive flagship phone. If I spend this kind of money, I don't want to be constantly swapping out my sim chips at the border between Sonora MX and Arizona USA..

Everybody on here knows how much you dislike anything non-Nokia, because you say the same shit on every Samsung, HTC, etc article. If you have nothing better to contribute and being such an arrogant prick and elitist, it would be good for all of us if you just didn't comment. Like the saying, if you have nothing good to say, don't say anything at all.

Is the camera actually any good? I thought it was just a gimmick. There was a comparison of the first ultra pixel htc on aawp and the camera didn't seem very good

A gimmick I love, but not new. Lots of phones have had it over the years. Xbox One smartglass incorporates it over wifi.

With my HTC One M7 I control my air conditioner units, ceiling fans, TV's and home theaters. It's hardly a gimmick but maybe some may not use/need it at all.

The availability is even more alluring. Verizon customers can pick one up in the store tomorrow! And T-Mobile customers(me) can go play with it.lol

Not at all, actually. From what I've seen, the HTC One cameras actually produce photos that really leave something to be desired. They perform below average for a flagship smartphone these days. The exception is lowlight, thanks to that Ultrapixel thing, but then again, PureView devices can also perform well in lowlight, and perform well in all other kinds of instances. And PureView devices also have incredible audio quality, plus OIS.

Don't get me wrong, the HTC One doesn't have a /bad/ camera, it's just not /as/ good as most other smartphones these days (And let's be honest: Not many can compete with PureView cameras. I'd say Apple is the closest bet).

So the HTC One will produce good results, more than enough for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media. Just don't expect the same, "Wow, your /phone/ took that photo?!" reaction you typically get with PureView cameras. ;)

I'd say Apple is the closest bet

Not really. Apple applies some software filters to the raw image to make it look vivid - but not true to the real scene. And their cameras are no more than Sony imaging sensors with those extra filters above.

I disagree. Apple might not produce the greatest results ever, but they produce some damn good ones with minimal effort. Push the shutter button, and in less than a second: You have a more-than-decent photo.

So while Apple has far from the best optics, they have some damn fine image processing.

After all, my Lumia 1020 can produce some great results, but I always find I need to tweak some settings manually to get decent (much less amazing) results, whereas iPhone users don't have to put any thought into it. Hence why I applaud Apple's imaging: Great results, minimal effort.

Thanks. For a minute I was considering the unthinkable :P but I will now wait for next Lumia models. Will hang on to my 920 for a while longer.

Only in your mind. The reality does not reflect it. Having said that, if it's just for facebook and instagram, the UltraPixel camera is a very capable one.

The camera does not blow the 925 out of the water. This is the reason I will skip the M8 and see what Apple has next month. The rest of the specs I like but the camera on the M8 makes this a no purchase for me.

At regular viewing, photos will be beautiful and crisp especially with the use of apps like ProShot on it. Zoomed in and cropping will be another story.

I was interested in the M8 but other than the camera holding it back was the fact this won't have a all the Nokia apps.

Only thing 930 has over the One is camera and Nokia exclusives. 32gb of storage plus SD expansion? Available one day after announcement? BoomSound speakers? Blinkfeed and Dot Case? Come on now. But I understand your point as you just got the 930.

Agree, I have the 920 and thinking for an upgrade... had already decided to go for 930 but this one makes me think again...

Now HTC need to get this in a dual-SIM format and I'm getting it right away!

Whenever I'm putting an m4a file through my laptop, it asks me to convert it to mp3 first. Maybe it's just for high end devices?

Looks interesting, but I think I will never go back to HTC.

When I had a WP7 (HTC HD7) and 7.8 was released, HTC said they were not going to update the OS for that phone. Recently, I read an article saying that they stated 8.1 (or GDR1, sorry. Can´t remember well)  was not coming for another of their phones.

I guess I better stay away from them.

Looks good, has fantastic specs... but if I remember correctly, I read reviews for HTC 8S and 8X that showed the camera would take photos with a blue tint, as opposed to the more natural colours in a Nokia photo (which is also why I bought a Lumia 820)

Just one color/finish.  I don't blame HTC either.  It probably won't sell fantastic (just because of WP not being big yet) so why offer tons of options.

It would be nice but not very practical for HTC. They are getting back into the WP market but keeping it simple.  Smart move until signs show they can really move a lot Windows Phones.

Getting back to? They were the first Wp makers and have never left. If anything just slow as hell.


Also makes no sense because they are already making the read body. Would not be hard to offer it for WP. 

Actually they might add more colors. The physical shell is the same as the Android version so it would be a matter of flashing the WP OS. Since it's all coming from the same place the possibility of more color options are good.

Happy to have another flagship in the lineup. Now let's have effective marketing and accsseibilty to the WORLD.

Exclusivity to carriers is hurting WP.

Seriously? 4 MP on the main rear camera? If so, no wonder people are saying the camera leaves a lot to be desired.

It might leave a lot to be desired if all you desired are pixels. To me, the photos produced are pretty good if you're just going to use it for mobile applications, and the low light ability rivals that of nokia, so it's not exactly a bad camera, is it?

The thing I like about the HTC One M8's camera from seeing reviews is the super fast focus. Hopefully this feature makes it to the W8.

Pixels usually matter with overall quality and sharpness. Mobile applications? Does this mean these pictures are only suitable if you don't look too close? I take a ton of pictures, especially of my niece and print the photos all the time, people are amazed they've come from my phone camera, my sister can't get them as good on her iPhone. I made the Xmas postcard using one I took and sent out to the fam. I want to keep this aspect in my phone, sounds like this camera might mean giving that up.

If you print your photos you may want another phone with larger mpx count but make no mistake, the HTC One M8 (and the M7 for that matter) has a very capable camera that produces great pics in all light conditions. The only downside is that you loose resolution and by addition, quality if you tend to crop your photos often. I learned to frame my shots better and I don't need to print them.

The HTC One M7 and M8 camera is not bad by any means. It can compete with every other smartphone out there except on resolution/size.

Yes, that is exactly what I mean. If you need to use the photos for printing and business applications, that's where pixels become important and the 4mp Ultrapixel will not be enough. But for people who only store photos digitally and have no need for enlarging, cropping or serious editing of their photos, they will be quite happy with the quality of the ultrapixel camera. Although it's less than average for a flagship camera in terms of sharpness and detail, it is definitely not lacking in colour accuracy or overall quality.

By the way, what phone do you use to take photos that you print? Just curious.

We can't call this a new flagship device for windows phone as it is only available on one carrier in one country. I despair at continuously hearing about devices exclusive to certain carriers, who do not show any support for WP and will not make any meaningful dent into market share in the US. The price is really good and the fact that it is available now (online) or tomorrow (in stores) is something Microsoft badly need to learn about. Glad to see HTC showing some support for the platform but it will end up the same as the 8X.

^^^ This right here is proof that nobody... well most of you have no idea what a "flagship device" actually is. I get what you mean, but that term should be attached to a phones specs (as much as I hate that too) and ability. Not availability. 

But like most things in the mobile world, this too is a moving target who's meaning seems to switch and sway from person to person. 
Kinda like "ecosystem". 

Since there's no camera button, WP should add swipe down from the lockscreen picture to launch the camera like on Windows 8.1; and make Nokia apps available universally; then you have my permission to buy...

Yes, why not windows phone OS allows customization even Google do even for blinkfeed we've to use a app, we can't even have complete access to Launchers

For some reason it does not appeal to me. No rational behind it. Nokia just feels like it belongs with WP. Nevertheless I m happy its here. WP can use every bit of support to increase market share.

If I ever move to the States, I'd be all over Verizon. They seem to have overtaken AT&T as the most supportive Windows Phone carrier down there.

I'm glad HTC is getting back in the WP game. But you can't put update support on a spec sheet. They damaged their reputation with me by giving up on the 8s. But hey, I'm just one customer... Hopefully this phone will still sell well.

Not really "practically identical" but alright.  Also 1520 is a bigger phone so it is logical it would have a bigger battery.

1520 - 800 Snapdragon quad core 2.2 / 2 GB ram / expandable internal memory via microSD.

HTC - 801 Snapdragon quad core 2.3 / 2 GB ram / expandable inter memory via microSD.

Biggest difference is a minor bump in CPU performance.  Not enough to make me buy an HTC again, had one with WP7 and the sound on it was horrible, HTC knew of this issue and refused to do anything about it.  I'll never buy their products again after their refusal to address an known issue.

Fair enough.  Makes sense why you would feel that way then.

That said, the M8 is considered the best overall Android phone but numerous people/sites.  It isn't always just specs but the overall presentation.

You have no incentive to change and that's fine. The One M7 and M8 have the best speakers on the market by a long shot. The sound if terrific.

Another great feature of them is the headphone amplifier. The power and volume output is awesome and can drive any high end headphones out there without any effort. I can't even go above 50% volume on my M7 with the V-MODA Crossfade LP.

The support side of things is of concern given the recent history but if HTC is committed to support the Windows Phone version with the same dedication of the Android counterpart, all is good. They have been releasing updates for the M7 and M8 and a great pace and they already decoupled many of their Android apps to the Play Store and are being updated regularly.

Not feeling that windows phone maybe HTC need to make a better model because it looks the same as HTC M8 but they just slap the windows phone 8.1 software on it. I'm just saying.

Would like to try this phone.  Tired of Lumia's loading loading loading loading resuming resuming resuming for everything. 

Looks good. Does this camera have OIS? I swear, I don't have one picture in my 928 that is shaky because of that image stablization. I can take not being as good as a Nokia Camera, but not sure I can do without that. I'm very unclear about the quality of this camera, hope we get some comparisons and reviews on just the camera.

They removed it in the Android version of the M8 at least (versus the M7) to add the gimmicky Duo Cam. And then on screen buttons but keep wasted space u der screen with logo...

It's not wasted space. The space if used for the display driver because the bottom speaker is where most put the display driver. It's a general misconception. If you don't like that, don't buy it.

The Duo Cam is indeed a little gimmicky but some people may find it great if they use the effect often. I don't care about that but they haven an API (I cna't remember if it's released already) that wil allow devs to make other things with the info it captures.

Connectivity specs are what gets me. Honestly though, how much of that AC potential bandwidth are you going to use? N is more than enough for me.

AC will allow the phone to stand the test of time better.  Generally, AC would be most useful for moving files between devices on the same network. 

If memory serves me right, uses the same Adreno 330 in the 800 but with a bump of GPU frequency in the 801.

Actually, correction: at least that camera, Qi charging, shutter button, hardware keys in the "logo" space versus on screen ones. That would be amazeballs.

WAV support - does this mean the phone will actually play voicemail attachments?

That might be pretty big for business users.

Maybe the discussion going on between Microsoft and Samsung over the latter's non payment of patent royalties will result in Samsung coming out with the S5 (or Note 4) version with WP8.1 LOL!