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HTC One (M8) for Windows review: a novel new take on Windows Phone

At a Glance

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  • HTC One (M8) for Windows
    $100.00

    HTC's latest Windows Phone is thoughtful, inspiring, and well-constructed. Unfortunately, some hardware and software limitations hold it back.

At a Glance

HTC's latest Windows Phone is thoughtful, inspiring, and well-constructed. Unfortunately, some hardware and software limitations hold it back.

Price when rated: $100 with contract

Pros

  • A third-party flagship device breathes new life into Windows Phone.
  • Solid, professional construction
  • Creative elements -- camera, creative apps, speakers -- set it apart

Cons

  • "App gap" pronounced when compared against Android
  • Low-resolution camera may turn off some
  • Shorter battery life than Android version
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