HTC One M8 and Nokia Lumia 1520 are two good representatives of their respective platforms

The variety of high-end smartphones is becoming wider and each manufacturer has a model that displays its full potential. Android is the platform with more models available, but is not the only; Windows Phone also boasts the most cutting-edge devices. This time we will compare two heavyweights of these two operating systems. Representing Android have chosen the HTC One M8, one of the latest models added to the catalog of the Taiwanese company and also one of the most complete of the moment. In the group of Windows Phone we have chosen Nokia Lumia 1520, the tablet phone of Espoo featuring an advanced technical profile.

The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a phablet or tablet phone, so we should not be surprised that it is much broader. The terminal features a 6-inch IPS screen diagonal and resolution FullHD therefore stays density 368 ppi. It includes the system Nokia ClearBlack improves contrast and visibility in light very interested. Meanwhile the HTC One M8 has a panel of 5 inches Super LCD type 3 and also has resolution FullHD, so the density is 440 ppi.

The size of the Nokia Lumia 1520 is clearly superior to its opponent and this may pose a problem for many users. Not that the HTC One M8 is small, but next to the big guy from Nokia about any smartphone looks small. The HTC One M8 has the advantage of allowing more fluent and comfortable carry, while the Nokia Lumia 1520 is somewhat cumbersome. Nokia design is made of a single piece of polycarbonate and has very good finishes. HTC bid for aluminum with this model, getting a look sophisticated and elegant.

The two terminals have a complete photographic system, but also very different. We started with the HTC One M8, carrying a camera Ultrapixel of 4 megapixels. The trick to this system is that each pixel is larger and captures up to three times more light. The camera of this model has a dual lens which is responsible for capturing the depth information in order to create effects by distinguishing between figure and background.

The main Chamber has a lens f/2.0, the processor HTC ImageChip 2, optical stabilizer and an intelligent flash five levels. Moreover, video recording is done in quality FullHD, but includes a way to slow motion. The front camera has a sensor of 5 megapixels and a lens wide angle, also very bright. The company adds some features of software such as Ufocus, which allows focus photo after making it, and Foreground to add effects on the background of the photos.

The company adds some software functions as UFOCUS, which allows focusing the picture after you take it, and Foreground to add effects on the background of the photos. In the multimedia section, HTC especially affects the sound, with two powerful loudspeakers in the front and an advanced noise cancellation system.

We spent the Nokia Lumia 1520, with one of the most comprehensive overview of the current cameras. Its main sensor is 1/2.5 inch and 20-megapixel resolution. Nokia includes tencologĂ­a PureView, consisting of an optical stabilizer Carl Zeiss f/2.4 lens and a set of high resolution zoom of two increases. The terminal also has a dual LED flash, video recording in FullHD with high sound quality and has a 1.2 megapixel front camera. Nokia also provides many functions to the camera in this model, such as Nokia Refocus (similar to UFOCUS HTC), Nokia Camera to control the parameters of the decision, Nokia Smart Cam to create effects, DNG and download Nokia StoryTeller between other. The profile includes special multimedia features like Nokia Music with Mix Radio to stream music, stereo sound and Nokia Rich Recording (the terminal has four microphones).

Both the HTC One M8 as the Nokia Lumia 1520 can boast of having powerful processors. The HTC One M8 out of series with a Snapdragon 801, one quad-core Krait 400 operating at 2.3 GHz clock frequency. Meanwhile, the Nokia Lumia 1520 carries a Snapdragon 800, also with quad-core Krait 400 and 2.2 Ghz. Both have 2 GB of RAM, so the flow is assured. Speaking of memory, the internal capacity of HTC One M8 is 16 Gb expandable with MicroSD to 128 GB The Nokia Lumia 1520 brings a background of 32 Gb and allows expansion with MicroSD, but in this case 64 GB maximum.


The operating system is the point that most differentiates these two terminals. The HTC One M8 features Android 4.4 KitKat and interface HTC Sense, which includes features like widget HTC BlinkFeed and Motion Launcher, to perform certain actions with gestures and movements. The mobile system Google has the advantage of having a much larger ecosystem of applications, plus it gives more freedom from the point of view of personalization. Windows Phone is a closed system and does not have many applications, but in return offers a very smooth use experience and has services Nokia and Microsoft very interesting, as applications of the camera, the suite Microsoft Office or maps Nokia HERE.


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