Two of the most powerful phones containing Windows Phone 8 were released by two smartphone making giants- the 8X by HTC and Lumia 920 by Nokia. Either way, Microsoft saw their way into the smartphone market. It is simply amazing how much it was appreciated though the market shares remained low for both the phones, a little too low for the HTC 8X. This is the ultimate Windows Phone 8 battle- HTC 8X vs Nokia Lumia 920.
The HTC 8X comes with this really great looking overall design. The built quality is striking and screams awesome. The matte back feels really comfortable to hold and with such nicely accurate curves, it could not be better. Nokia Lumia 920 on the other hand has this solid polycarbonate body. It is glossy and feels ok in your hands. It is a rather difficult phone to hold and carry with a 190g weight. Design- HTC 8X.
HTC 8X comes with a 4.3 inch display with pixel density of 342 ppi and Nokia Lumia 920 has a 4.5 inch PureMotion HD+ display with a pixel density of 332ppi. Both of the displays look stunning with the flat design of the operating system windows phone 8. Video playback on both of them is equally great but colours look brighter and better and more uniform on the Nokia Lumia 920. Also with just a little more size more people might prefer this over the HTC 8X in terms of display. Display- Nokia Lumia 920.
Cameras on both the smartphones is amazing in normal lighting conditions by Nokia Lumia 920 is miles ahead when it comes to taking low light photographs. HTC 8X’s 8MP sensor is capable of better detailed photographs but Lumia 920 with the 8.7 MP Carl Ziess lens takes the prize for better colour though it lacks the realistic tone. Lumia 920 is just amazing when it comes to low light photography, it has very less noise compared to other smartphone cameras under low lighting conditions. Video quality is amazing on both of them, they are equally beautiful. Camera- Nokia Lumia 920.
Both the HTC 8X and the Nokia Lumia 920 works on the Windows Phone 8 operating system. But overall Nokia Lumia 920 has the edge with benefits of Nokia’s dedicated apps. Nokia Maps, Nokia Smart Cam, Nokia City Lens and so on are one of the best in their business. Nokia Drive is one of the finest navigation apps we will see on any platform. City Lens is an augmented reality app which shows you nearest restaurants and their rating by simply moving the lens around and then you can navigate your way. Software- Nokia Lumia 920.
HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 920 both have the same Qualcomm Snapdragon Dual Core 1.5GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. Both of them work equally smooth. The battery life on the 920 is way better than that of the 8X. Also you get 32GB of memory on 920 compared to 16GB on the 8X and both of them are not expandable. They both offer latest NFC and Bluetooth version. Performance- Nokia Lumia 920 with the added perks.
Nokia Lumia 920 takes this one rather easily. I love how amazing the camera is. The display does not disappoint either. Windows Phone 8 is just amazing and comes really well to give us something different than iOS and Android. It almost does not what lag means but overtime the performance does degrade a bit. HTC 8X vs Nokia Lumia 920- Nokia Lumia 920 wins.