HTC Windows Phone 8X vs Nokia Lumia 920: Which is the better phone?
Published on September 24th, 2012
HTC has recently released their own Windows Phones, the HTC Windows Phone 8X and 8S. The HTC 8X is expected to go head on with Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia’s flagship phone, and Samsung’s ATIV S. The HTC Windows Phone 8X and Nokia Lumia 920 would be a great comparison since they both run on the same operating system, which is Windows Phone 8, and they look somewhat similar as well. Unlike comparing it with the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3, I think it’s better to compare it with a similar phone but manufactured by different companies. Today. let’s compare the specifications of Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X.
HTC Windows Phone 8X vs Nokia Lumia 920: Specifications
|Specifications||HTC Windows Phone 8X||Nokia Lumia 920|
|Network:||2G and 3G||2G / 3G and LTE|
|Dimensions:||132.4 x 66.2 x 10.1mm||130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7mm|
342 pixels per inch
Corning Gorilla Glass 2
|4.5-inch ureMotion HD+ IPS TFT|
332 pixels per inch
Corning Gorilla Glass
|Operating System:||Microsoft Windows Phone 8||Microsoft Windows Phone 8|
|Processor:||Dual core 1.5GHz Krait||Dual core 1.5GHz Krait|
|Chipset:||Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4||Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4|
|GPU:||Adreno 225||Adreno 225|
|Memory:||16GB Internal Storage / 1GB RAM||32GB Internal Storage / 1GB RAM|
|Camera:||8 megapixels (3264x2448 pixels)|
1080p at 30fps
|8.7 megapixels (3264x2448 pixels|
Carl Zeiss optics, PureView Tech, 1080p at 30 fps
|Front Camera:||2.1 megapixels||1.3 megapixels|
|Data:||GRPS, EDGE, HSDPA,|
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1, NFC
|GRPS, EDGE, HSDPA|
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA
WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 2.1
NFC, microUSB 2.0, USB on-the-go
|Sensors:||Accelerometer, proximity, compass||Accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Battery:||Li-Ion 1800 mAh||Li-Ion 2000 mAh|
|Price:||Around $600 (not confirmed)||Around $700 (not confirmed)|
As you can see from the specifications table above, they have very much the same specifications. They are both powered by the same Snapdragon S4 Dual Core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, has the same 1GB memory, and runs on the same Windows Phone 8 operating system. It’s safe to assume that both of them performs at the same speeds.
But the Nokia Lumia 920 has more advantages compared to the HTC WP 8X. First, it has a bigger and better display. Its display is .3 inches bigger and is powered by PureMotion HD+ IPS display. It has a better (if not slightly better) rear camera sensor of 8.7 megapixels powered by PureView Technology and Carl Zeiss optics.
Both of them doesn’t have an expansion slot for microSD, but the Nokia Lumia 920 has a bigger internal storage capacity of 32GB, twice the size from that of HTC 8X. And lastly, it has a bigger battery capacity of 2000 mAh, compared to HTC 8X’s 1800 mAh battery.
I’m sure there are other features and specs that needs to be compared, like their prices. Unfortunately, as of today, the price indicated above is not yet confirmed. The HTC Windows Phone 8X might have a lower price compared to Nokia Lumia 920. But generally the Lumia 920 got the better specs and features compared to HTC’s Windows Phone.
If I would choose between the two phones, I’d go for Nokia Lumia 920. How about you? Will you go for Nokia, HTC or perhaps you are considering Samsung ATIV S?