Nokia has just unveiled its latest Lumia range of devices in the form of Lumia 630, Lumia 635 and the Lumia 930. And while the first two of them are expected to arrive as basic devices, a lot of hopes have been pinned on the newest high-range Lumia 930 that's expected to arrive as a big competitor against all the big names in the market.
The HTC One (M8), on the other hand, was also recently unveiled when HTC introduced the highly anticipated device previously. The smartphone has been developed to go head-to-head with all other flagships in the same specification category.
Moreover, a lot is riding on this device to bring back the company's once lost glory in the market.
But what happens when we take both the offered specifications together and pit them against each other? Let's take a closer look at a comparison between both the devices.
A lot needs to said here since both the devices run on different operating systems that have different features. While the HTC One (M8) has been offered the green-light for running on the latest Android KitKat OS, its Nokia counterpart will also become a flagship that will run on the newest Windows Phone 8.1.
Display and Dimensions
The Nokia Lumia 930 sports a 5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, while rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 137 x 71 x 9.8 mm, and weighs in at 167 grams, which is quite a lot.
The HTC-made One (M8), comparatively, comes with a similar 5-inch yet Super LCD3 capacitive touch screen, while rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm, with the device also weighing in at 160 grams.
The Nokia Lumia 930, in terms of camera, offers a 20-megapixel primary camera, sporting a mammoth pixel resolution of 4992 х 3744 pixels, with autofocus and dual LED flash. The device also has a secondary 1.2-megapixel camera on board that's more than enough for conducting video chats.
The HTC One (M8), on the other hand, sports a new age dual 4-megapixel UltraPixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 2688 х 1520 pixels, with autofocus and dual LED flash. The device also has a secondary 5-megapixel camera on board with HDR that's more than enough for conducting video chats.
As far as the in-device powers are concerned, both the devices, as expected with major new age smartphones, have dedicated hardware specifications to offer the engine that are capable of powering the devices.
While the Nokia Lumia 930 is equipped with a 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, its HTC counterpart powers up the One (M8) via a 2.3 GHz quad core Krait 400 processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset.
Storage and RAM
The Nokia-made Lumia 930 offers 2GB of RAM for users while offering the device in a 32 GB internal memory variant. However, there's no option to expand the device's memory since an external microSD slot for additional memory hasn't been provided.
The HTC-made One (M8) offers, on the other hand, offers the same 2GB of RAM while offering the device in 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory variants. Moreover, there's also the option to expand the device's memory up to 128 GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory has been provided.
While the Nokia-made Lumia 930 juices up the Windows Phone 8.1-powered device via a 2420 mAh battery, the HTC One (M8) comes sporting a non-removable slightly greater 2600 mAh battery.
While the Nokia Lumia 930 is yet to recieve a final price tag, the HTC One (M8) is also still expecting an official market price in India. However, the device has been priced at $649 off-contract (16GB), which translates to roughly Rs. 39,250.
This verdict will exclude the price segment of the devices since we are still not sure as to how exactly the devices will be priced eventually. But if leaving aside the price factor, it may seem like the HTC One (M8) may have the upper hand since it runs on the Android KitKat offering. And going by the trend in market, it will still take some time before customers start taking a Windows Phone offering into account.
Moreover, with its new camera technology, the HTC One (M8) has already created a bit of a stir among users as it claims to offers an entirely different camera. So, again, if we are move ahead keeping the industry standards in mind, the HTC One (M8) will emerge as a winner.