Is the idea of owning a Windows Phone ever come across your mind? Windows Phone may not as popular as Google Android and Apple iOS in spite of its succeed in computer’s operating system industry.
According to research firm Gartner, Windows Phone only occupies 2.7% of the worldwide smartphone market while Google Android at 64.1 percent, Apple iOS at 18.8 percent, Symbian at 5.9 percent and Blackberry at 5.2 percent. With the strong push from two smartphone giant – Nokia and HTC, it could mostly affect Windows Phone position in smartphone market share.
Despite of low percentage of usage among consumers, Nokia and HTC venture into new challenge of introducing their latest Windows Phone 8 – Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC Windows Phone 8X. These two Windows Phone successfully attract the attention of the world with elegant design in addition to the cutting-edge hardware technology.
Although both Nokia and HTC latest flagship smartphone running Windows Phone, it does differ from each other and having its own advantages against others. Nokia Lumia series is famous for its Pureview camera technology while HTC Windows Phone 8X excels in studio-quality sound with Beats Audio. This is just a simple comparison between Lumia 920 and 8X, we shall now proceed to the detailed comparison between them in section below:
Processor play an important role in executing task within a smartphone. The speed of processor determine how well a task can be performed and how smooth the application run. The fastest processor in the market now would belong to 1.6GHz quad-core processor running in Samsung latest phablet – Galaxy Note 2. A weaker point shown in Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X is that both phone are using the same dual-core 1.5GHz processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon S4. This could be one of the reason for low market share for Window Phone since it is not using the latest technology in hardware configuration.
Internal storage would be the second comparison element since it determine the total amount of files could be stored within smartphone. Nowadays, 16GB internal storage is a must in order to cope with the increasing side of multimedia files. In this internal storage aspect, Nokia Lumia 920 beat HTC Windows Phone 8X with 32GB internal storage and 16GB for the later. Both of them do not come with the card slot in other words, micro-SD is not applicable.
One of the selling point of Nokia Lumia 920 is the ability of capture blur-free photos with Preview technology. Optical image stabilization technology has been embedded into Nokia Lumia 920 to make it a better “camera”. A 4.5” PureMotion HD+ display of Nokia Lumia 920 even bring the user experience to high level. In other hand, HTC Windows Phone 8X come along with a 4.3” S-LCD2 capacitive touchscreen display which is considered as normal. Despite of its conventional display technology, HTC 8X display delivers 342ppi pixel density while Nokia only with 332ppi. To know more about Nokia’s PureMotion HD+ display.
Both Nokia and HTC’s Windows Phone possess a 8MP rear-camera with 3264×2448 pixels. Besides, HTC’s Windows Phone 8X also come along with 2.1MP front camera while Nokia Lumia 920 only with 1.3MP. In term of special features, Nokia Lumia 920’s camera is also equipped with Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, dual LED flash as compared to HTC’s single LED flash.
Nokia Lumia 920
HTC Windows Phone 8X
Body & Design:
In my personal opinion, both Windows Phone from Nokia and HTC share the similar design in their phone since both of the phone prone to rectangular shape. HTC 8X is slimmer and smaller in size as compared to Nokia Lumia 920 with 132.4×66.2×10.1mm and 130.3×70.8×10.7mm. In addition, HTC 8X also lighter than Lumia for more than 50g. If you prefer a small Windows phone in size, HTC would always be your choice.
It is hard to make a conclusion on which phone is better but mostly depend on your requirement. If you are looking for a “camera”, then Nokia Lumia 920 would suit you more than HTC 8X does. But as you may need a small phone in size, HTC 8X fit your requirement better. Do make a wise decision on choosing the phone based on your needs.