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HTC Windows Phone 8X vs Nokia Lumia 920: which one do you prefer?

0. phoneArena 19 Sep 2012, 11:15 posted on

HTC has just introduced its first Windows Phone 8 devices, and can you guess how they are called? They are called the HTC Windows Phone 8X, and HTC Windows Phone 8S! Can we just pretend that we never saw that? Thanks! But anyways, aside from their absurd names, the new smartphones do look pretty good, and we even think that they will be some decent competition to Nokia's Lumias...

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posted on 19 Sep 2012, 11:48 1

16. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Get a case and have the better phone. Lol

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 19:26

45. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


atleast when you scrach the lumia, it wont be so ovious that you are not careful!

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 20:03

48. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


It's fake metal, like the blue S III. It's not real. Also very cheap looking in person.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 12:03

19. ryq24 (Posts: 738; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


htc! it has micro sd card. nokia's lumia 920 doesn't!

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 12:06 1

22. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Wrong:http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTC-8X-vs-Nokia-Lumia-920-vs-Samsung-ATIV-S-specs-comparison_id34647 Of the announced flagships, only the ATIV S is offering MicroSD expansion. However, both the 8S [emphasis] and 820 offer MicroSD expansion:http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTC-8S-announced-more-colors-to-the-Windows-Phone-8-masses_id34646#1-

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 12:04 1

20. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I don't even think the 8X compares to the 920. At best it's closer to the 820, based on screen size and camera. The 920 is just a head above any other known WP8 right now with the extra goodies it has, closest thing is the ATIV S which beats it on screen size but loses in the camera and innovation department. That said, a Note2-sized ATIV would be really cool.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 12:05 3

21. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


Gonna have to go with the Lumia but the HTC is a great device I am just ready for a bigger screen than the 4.3" I've been using.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 12:16 2

23. kjrats (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


i dont say that HTC is bad, but nokia comes always with better built quality and it lasts longer too! Nokia for the win!!!

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 12:25 2

26. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Better with software updates, too

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 13:00 2

28. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


A white Lumia 920 for me please!

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 13:13 2

29. rsiders (Posts: 977; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


I prefer the one that comes to T-Mobile!:) And right now that looks like the HTC 8X.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 13:36

30. jeck77 (Posts: 25; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


The Lumia 920 is still the nicer looking one at this time to me. Of course a hands on is needed before making my final decision, but I am definitely going with one or the other this coming holiday season.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 13:59

32. zuludthunder (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


a 4.3inch screen with 720p & limited 16gb storage proves that a 4.7inch 720p one x like quadcore device is in the works from HTC...coz HTC doesnt believes in small sized screens... their windows phone 8 flagship the one named zenith is yet to come in a couple of quarters or so....

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 14:02 2

33. Seymur (unregistered)


Nokia Lumia 920 of course.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 14:53 2

34. Guarulhos (Posts: 39; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


NOKIA LUMIA 920 PUREVIEW (________ABYSS________) HTC WINDOWS PHONE 8X !!!

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 15:23 1

35. bohdan4ik13 (Posts: 103; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


HTC 8X is very cool. But 8S have the best design! And Nokia N9 style should have ended on Lumia 800

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 15:35 2

36. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


I chose 8x because I'm on tmo and tmo will not carry L920. Sad for Nokia they will lose for doing the exclusive bulls**t. Don't feel a bit sorry for them. Now no one has a really strong reason to jump carriers. They can just settle for an 8x. Smart move HTC.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 17:48

39. snowgator (Posts: 3600; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Just an FYI, iubba: Before the ATIV was even announced, a "top end Samsung WP 8" was pretty much assured on WP Central. I am hoping so. T-Mo has been a great supporter of WP, and some top end options for all you would be nice.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 20:17

51. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


HTC has been good to me. And today they showed they're good to everybody. I wouldn't skip tmo for an expensive carrier such as ATT for a specific phone. I'd go Android first. Yes tmo is a great support of WP. Hopefully more high end on the way.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 16:07

37. krimHD (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 May 2012)


why will HTC even get 21%?

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 16:30 1

38. RomeoJDR (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)


Nokia, since they were the first to release this phone. HTC has no shame to release a phone looking that identical to the Lumia all the way down to the bright color options. Reminds me of a Chinese knockoff product but without the knocked down price.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 20:18

52. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


You have no shame by saying the 8X looks anything remotely like the 920. You also have no shame by saying Nokia has patented the idea of using COLORS on their phones. The audacity of someone else using colors! Even Apple is shocked.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 00:30

59. RomeoJDR (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)


Quote from another editors hands on "HTC Windows Phone 8X could easily be a doppelganger for Nokia's Lumia handsets, either the Lumia 900 or upcoming Lumia 920. Honestly, if I squinted my eyes I could almost make out Nokia's logo above the device's 4.3-inch screen instead of HTC's." Guess HTC has their own set of fanboys to deny the polycarbonite copy that is the 8X.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 20:22

53. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


There is no patent on bright colors. Just because one company does it, doesn't mean another can't. Hey white is used across the board and Nokia has a white WP. I'd say the design on HTC is better, slimmer, smother, and curvier which is nicer.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 00:45

60. RomeoJDR (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)


Of course there is no patent on bright colors and anyone can use them. That doesn't mean that its not low class to make such a blatant copy of someone else's design. The color options are just the icing on the cake.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 18:00 1

40. krimHD (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 May 2012)


yea...HTC has no shame..they should even have 0.00000% on this vote

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 18:29

41. Marcus73 (Posts: 10; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


I prefer the Lumia 920 better but thumbs up to HTC for the 8 series.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 18:39 1

42. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


8X all the way. Soft touch polycarbonate feels way more premium and is more grippy than shiny/smooth plastics.

Also, the SLCD2 display is absolutely dreamy, and the 8X will be packing it at 342 ppi which will make for an amazingly sharp display with great contrast and vibrant whites without the blue ick of Amoled tech. For me, 4.3 inches is the optimal size for a display. Large enough to enjoy media but small enough for one handed operation when necessary.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 19:04

44. papss (unregistered)


Does anyone know if it was a Nokia program that allowed you to edit the video you took to be able to speed one person up and one slower? Or is that a windows thing?

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 20:11 2

49. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Only 16GB and no card slot? No! Despite Lumia 920 can't support SD cards, but there are 32GB

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