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Windows Phone 8 Comparison: HTC 8X vs Nokia Lumia 920

For the first time ever Windows Phone is looking better than it has ever been and thanks to some really attractive new Windows phones from Nokia and HTC, Windows Phone 8 is finally ready to take on Android and iOS head on. But speaking about Nokia and HTC the obvious question that arises is, which of the two Windows Phone is better.

Display:

HTC 8X comes with a 4.2 inch LCD 2 display with a resolution of 1280 X 720 pixels and a pixel density of 341 ppi

Lumia 920 gets a 4.5 inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 X 768 pixels and 332 ppi pixel density. Also, the Lumia 920 gets Super Sensitive Touch, which works with gloved hands.

While the HTC has a higher pixel density, it falls behind the Lumia 920 in terms of resolution and the ultra sensitive touch display.

Processor and Storage:

Both HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 920 get Qualcomm’s S4 Dual Core chips, which are clocked at 1.5 Ghz and have 1GB of RAM. However, the Lumia 920 beats the HTC 8X with 32GB of internal storage against 16GB. Neither phones get microSD card slots for memory expansion.

Camera:

Nokia Lumia 920 will most likely outshine the HTC 8X with its PureView branded 8.7MP, dual LED flash main camera, with image stabilization technology. In comparison, the 8X gets an 8MP sensor with LED flash. Both cameras have 1080p video capturing capability.

The game reverses when it comes to the front camera, where the 8X gets 2.1MP sensor against Lumia 920’s 1.9MP. Both are full HD video record capable.

Audio:

In a welcome move, HTC has brought Beats Audio over to its Windows Phone 8 device, which will definitely be a deciding factor for some people. On the other hand, Lumia 920 more a more regular, Dolby stereo.

Battery:

Both phones come with powerful batteries, with a 1800 mAh unit for the HTC and a 2000 mAh for the Lumia 920. But a larger battery does not necessarily mean the Lumia 920 will last longer than the HTC 8X. This depends on how well the power is utilized by the hardware, which remains to be seen. But then again, Nokia brings with it Qi wireless charging feature, which HTC certainly cannot beat.

Final verdict is hard to give against either of the phones as they both come very close in terms of hardware specs. But based on the larger and better screen and the PureView labeled camera looks like a better deal. But finally, it is subjected to buyer preferences.