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HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920

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HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920
Introduction

HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920
The HTC One and the Nokia Lumia 920 look drastically different. The One runs on Android and the Lumia 920 is a Windows Phone handset, HTC went with sleek and light design while the Lumia 920 is a large and heavily built device. But with all those differences there is one thing that makes them nearly direct competitors, and it’s their cameras.

The PureView camera with a Carl Zeiss lens on the Lumia 920 takes big pride in its low-light performance, and Nokia has been throwing around images shot at low light showing how much better it is than the competition. The HTC One is also throwing a punch at the competition, showing off the superior low-light performance of its UltraPixel camera.

But which one of the two captures better low-light (and overall) images? And which one is the better all-around device? Read on to find out.


Design

The HTC One is a truly gorgeous device. Two aluminum slabs come together in a slim package with a slight curve on the back that makes it lay comfortably in the hand. HTC has paid meticulous attention to detail - chamfered edges for convenience, a volume rocker made out of patterned aluminum, a large, stylish camera eye on the back. The One is sleek, only 9.3mm, and lightweight too at 143 grams.

The HTC One (left) and the Nokia Lumia 920 (right) - HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920
The HTC One (left) and the Nokia Lumia 920 (right) - HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920
The HTC One (left) and the Nokia Lumia 920 (right) - HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920

The HTC One (left) and the Nokia Lumia 920 (right)


The Nokia Lumia 920 is its near complete opposite. It is also well built and feels decidedly solid in the hand, however it is plain big, bulky. It does feature a pillow shape design that makes it ergonomic to hold, but it measures a considerable 10.7mm thick and weighs a whopping 185 grams.

Right sides - The sides of the HTC One (bottom, left) and the Nokia Lumia 920 (top, right) - HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920
Left - The sides of the HTC One (bottom, left) and the Nokia Lumia 920 (top, right) - HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920
Bottom - The sides of the HTC One (bottom, left) and the Nokia Lumia 920 (top, right) - HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920

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Top - The sides of the HTC One (bottom, left) and the Nokia Lumia 920 (top, right) - HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920
Backs - The sides of the HTC One (bottom, left) and the Nokia Lumia 920 (top, right) - HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920
Rear cameras - The sides of the HTC One (bottom, left) and the Nokia Lumia 920 (top, right) - HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920

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The sides of the HTC One (bottom, left) and the Nokia Lumia 920 (top, right)



Display

With the HTC One and Lumia 920 we are looking at two of the best displays out there. The HTC One features a gorgeous 4.7-inch 1080 x 1920 pixel Super LCD3 display. It’s stunningly sharp. The pixel density comes at 468ppi and that means no perceivable jagged pixels at all.

The Nokia Lumia 920 on the other hand comes with a 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ screen with a lower resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels, that works out at a density of 332ppi. The HTC One is clearly the sharper display, but the Lumia still goes for that ‘Retina’ resolution so small details like fine text also look good although not as smooth.

In terms of colors, both devices have great, vivid screens with excellent contrast. Nokia uses its ClearBlack filter that lowers reflection and delivers deep blacks and excellent contrast. It is also slightly brighter than the One, and with its lower reflections that makes it more usable under direct sunlight. Viewing angles on both are excellent, but the HTC One does a little bit better at the most extreme angles.

It’s also worth mentioning that the Nokia Lumia 920 also comes with a super sensitive display that can be used with your gloves on and even with a pen, or other objects. That’s a nifty feature for those living in colder climates which the HTC One does not have.



HTC One 360-Degrees View:



Nokia Lumia 920 360-Degrees View:



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posted on 21 Mar 2013, 07:06 23

1. asingha94 (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


I own a 920!!All i can say is mindblowinggg & waiting for a changeover to 928!!!

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 12:05 7

42. Johnnokia (Posts: 1107; Member since: 27 May 2012)


OMG ..OMG ,. OMG

This Victor drove me crazy..

What can we do , What ?????????

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 12:07 2

44. MarioGomez (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


loooooooooooooooooooool
That is really incredibly funny..

The best story is :

Victor. H and Nokia

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 07:31 2

86. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


Nokia fanboys are the most childish everywhere...
like you and a bunch of idiots whinning all the time

Please cry in the corner of your room not in here..

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 23:40 4

87. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)


Mr.Hulk

GO AWAY YOUR TOO SCARY

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 12:35 5

47. phonemirer (Posts: 111; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


yes, the review is unfair because l920 is like 6 months old, we should wait for nokias flagship

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 17:48 3

79. Whodaboss (Posts: 176; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)


What a hack of a review! And that's being kind. Did you really look at the low light video test? What a clever and deceiving videos. The HTC phone video captures all the lights in the room to brighten up the recording. The L920 phone is faced to the floor for a number of seconds showing total darkness then when brought back on the dancers it barely captures all the light in the room. Take a real good look at the videos. These folks at phonearena went out of their way to make the L920 look bad. I suppose it's their site they can do whatever they like. But I don't have to bite on their deceitfulness.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 07:08 22

2. sonofzeus (Posts: 95; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


920 is only superior to htc in terms of camera.

My vote goes to htc one,u cant buy a phone only for its camera

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 13:51 3

66. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Exactly..808is best option for our friend..
Canon then soo good..maybe nikon..
We discuss about cell phone and its bright like shiny day that htc one soooo forward than 920 in every aspects..just a troll don't believe it..but I dont forget lumia 920 for all big innovation last year and I like it too but my judge is something that I read and see about..tnx.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 04:37 3

84. BitterTruth (unregistered)


L920 is 6 months old, wait for 928!

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 07:08 12

3. wendygarett (unregistered)


Lol Victor.H :)

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 07:12 9

4. zhiae (unregistered)


i came it to see nokia trols about victor H

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 07:27 7

13. windroid (unregistered)


And you consider yourself what?

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 07:12 17

5. tiara6918 (Posts: 2075; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


HTC One wins again! It is definitely the one smartphone for 2013

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 17:17 1

77. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


So in your opinion it will beat the s4 the moto x the nexus 5 and the xperia z I'm sorry I would buy all of those phones bar the xz over the one any day the good design and good screen isn't everything!

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 07:17 8

6. lyndon420 (Posts: 4564; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Interesting. I have the One x and it doesn't matter what kind of gloves I have on...I can still use the touchscreen.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 07:19 20

8. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


HTC One beats the Lumia 920

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 08:03 2

15. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


They will deny still knowing the truth™

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 09:59 10

34. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Hands down!
But Nokians just won't admit this obvious fact.. smh..

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 07:21 36

9. fouadqr (Posts: 326; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Lumia 920 is the best ! ( in my opinion )

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 08:09 14

18. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


In my opinion it's the (Worst)
The Htc One excels on everything, except the camera!
®

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 09:34 10

28. jlp34876 (Posts: 80; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


HTC one may excel in specs, but the day to day performance would be the same it will still do the job of being a smart phone.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 07:24 27

10. StreetNerd (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


we all know PA is not much of a WP fan :') to them the iphone never lose a comparison -_-"

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 10:20 10

36. Shadow_Assassin (Posts: 11; Member since: 30 May 2012)


lumia 920 has similar spec to the iphone5. But their comparation showed iphone5 is equally good as htc one while lumia 920 is outdoes by the htc one in almost every department. what a joke.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 07:26 16

11. windroid (unregistered)


I think it's a good and fair review. The 920 was incredibly innovative when introduced, but time passes and any phone 6 months old loses some of its glory. Anyway 920 still is an amazing device, but HTC One takes the lead.

In terms of real daily use, any of the two would serve its owner very well and the main difference would be the OS, some prefers more modularity and personalization (Android) some prefers more social integration and strait usage (WP).

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 09:38 5

29. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I agree...
I like the 920...but this time, i'm going to go with the One. It is better.
One thing though, i don't like how they designed One, most may beg to differ, but that's my opinion.
Still, 920 will always be the phone that pioneered the engineering of OIS.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 07:26 9

12. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


WP, Apple and BB just can't hang with Android. That lumina already looks ancient. To bad Nokia is in bed with Microsoft because I bet Nokia can make an awesome Android phone without being tied down by Microsoft. It would change peoples mindset overnight.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 08:06 2

16. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Misrosoft owns Nokia, they are in contract for another 2years of funding.
Nokia have landed in a death grip!
®

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 09:28 1

27. windroid (unregistered)


Long time since your last criticism, really missing your post without any type of argumentation, only full of hate, I see where it comes from, but, go outside, pick a little sun...

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 08:08 8

17. jlp34876 (Posts: 80; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


Why do you want Nokia to build an android device? Aren't you satisfied with the current OEM android has? I have a lumia 710 and a nexus 7 and open a PDF of calculus book with 1300+pages on both devices using acrobat reader. And the performance is almost identical even if your searching a specific word or number.

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