Cheers for the HTC One M8 for Windows Phone

One of the most exciting new smartphones is the HTC One M8 for Windows Phone. This device is currently available only for customers of Verizon Wireless, but it’s slated for release on AT&T and T-Mobile eventually.

The One M8 for Windows Phone is a breath of fresh air for fans of the Windows Phone operating system who would prefer something other than the Nokia Lumia line. Take a look at the multitude of features this phone offers.

Hardware

CNet.com reports reports that the hardware for the HTC One M8 for Windows Phone is identical to the HTC One M8 that runs Android. It’s constructed from a sleek body that’s 90 percent aluminum.

The device has exceptional speakers and comes equipped with HTC’s customary Boom Sound technology. It includes 32GB of internal storage and, just like the Android version, has a microSD slot that accepts cards of up to 128GB — a great perk that stores tons of content.

The One M8 for Windows Phone packs 2GB of RAM as well as a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor that has enough punch to let the user browse the web, stream content, and play graphically intensive games to your heart’s desire.

The screen is also the same as on the Android version: It measures five inches, with an HD resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels and a density of 441 pixels per inch.

Software

The software of the HTC One M8 for Windows Phone may be its best feature. It runs Microsoft’s latest and greatest operating system, Windows Phone 8.1, which offers an array of great features not available on Windows Phone 8.

Aesthetically, the operating system is pleasing to the eye and lets the user arrange the home screen with two or three columns of apps. As is customary with Windows Phone 8.1, you can personalize the screen even further by using a static background image for the theme.

It has a notification center that can be pulled down with a simple swipe from the top of the screen to showed what the user missed.

Notable features

HTC’s official website features a video on one of the most remarkable features of the phone, Cortana. This is Windows Phone’s answer to Siri; it’s a nifty voice assistant that can perform a number of tasks.

The user can ask Cortana just about anything, simply by pressing the “Search” button on the screen or by pinning its app to the home screen. From there, the voice assistant will attempt to find the answer, whether the individual asked for the address of a specific restaurant, the weather, or anything else.

Cortana can even to schedule a reminder of an important event directly on the phone’s calendar and then alert the user when it’s time to be reminded.

Another great feature of Windows Phone 8.1 is something called “Quiet Hours.” This allows the user to set times when the phone will keep quiet, such as when you’re asleep. You can set the start and end time for Quiet Hours, but there’s much more to it than the phone simply staying silent during this time.

You can select certain contacts to assign to your “Inner Circle.” These select contacts are able to get calls and text messages through, which is great in the event of an emergency.

Overall, the HTC One M8 for Windows Phone is a beautiful and stylish device whose operating system is clean and easy to use. The Windows Phone app situation is also highly exaggerated; there are now more than 300,000 apps in the Windows Phone Store, and the majority of the most popular apps are available.

Anyone who gives this phone a chance will not be disappointed. According to Cheap-Phones.com, buying refurbished or used is the best way to go to protect the environment. You’ll eventually find the HTC One M8 for Windows Phone available in refurbished form.

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