After not using Windows for almost two years, HTC is revisiting the Windows Phone platform. What's more interesting is that this time HTC has actually outdone Nokia (Microsoft) in terms of hardware. So let's have a look at some of the highlights of the HTC One (W8).

HTC One (W8) comes with Snapdragon 801 chip. With four cores running at 2.3 GHz, it is one of the fastest processor mostly found in flagship Android phones. Along with that you get Adreno 330 to take care of gaming. Plus, there's 2 GB RAM to handle multitasking. While Lumia 930 phone is based on Snapdragon 800 SoC (System on Chip).

The upcoming Lumia 930 features a metallic rim and polycarbonate back-panel. However, it looks a little blocky compared to HTC's sleek M8 for Windows. The phone features an aluminium body with tapered edges. To utilise maximum possible space to the screen, HTC has done away with capacitive navigation keys. You get software navigation bar instead.

M8 for Windows sports front-facing BoomSound speakers. As experienced on the Android version of M8.

W8 has 5-inch Full HD screen called as Super LCD3 panel by the manufacturer. The Lumia 930 too packs in a Full HD screen and sports an OLED screen. This emissive panel offers vibrant colours and perfect blacks. On the other hand, HTC's screen produces natural colours.

M8 comes with an interesting dual-lens camera setup. The mobile uses the output from second camera to calculate the depth of field which helps users to shift focus after clicking the picture.

While Nokia uses software trickery to obtain similar results in its Refocus app. HTC has dual 4MP Ultrapixel cameras on its rear, a 5MP front-facing camera. While Nokis 930 has Zeiss powered 20 megapixel camera

HTC too offers universal remote with presets for popular TV, home theatre system, and cable set top boxes. If your television set is missing from the list, you map the keys manually. Not everyone will find it useful, but if you do, the HTC One M8 for Windows is the only WP handset to have this feature.