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HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920

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Interface and Functionality

The two devices are worlds apart in terms of interface. Android’s 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5.0 on top is all about customization and a wealth of tweaks and setting. The Lumia’s Windows Phone 8 offers very limited customization options - the color of tiles and there is only a clunky list view for your app drawer. The app gap is also huge, Windows Phone still lacks some essential apps, and when it comes to games the difference is easy to spot.

With Jelly Bean, Android has a perfectly smooth-running interface, and one rich in options. Sharing is system-wide and supported for all third-party apps, you have a huge variety in applications. Customization options are rampant. Multitasking happens in real-time and Google’s Voice Search is extremely quick and accurate. Those are all areas where Microsoft needs to catch up.

The HTC One comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with the brand new Sense 5.0 skin. - HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920
The HTC One comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with the brand new Sense 5.0 skin. - HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920
The HTC One comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with the brand new Sense 5.0 skin. - HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920
The HTC One comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with the brand new Sense 5.0 skin. - HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920

The HTC One comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with the brand new Sense 5.0 skin.


To Windows Phone’s advantage come its deep social network integration and out of the box free Microsoft Office and Nokia Drive offline navigation. Nokia’s little app additions like Mix Radio also add a lot of value to Windows Phone.

The UI of the Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920
The UI of the Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920
The UI of the Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920
The UI of the Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920

The UI of the Nokia Lumia 920



Processor and Memory

Launched nearly half a year ago, the Nokia Lumia 920’s processor looks paltry against the HTC One’s modern silicon.

The One wows with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chip with 1.7GHz quad-core Krait 300 processor, Adreno 320 graphics, and 2GB of RAM. Tech geeks caring only about the specs will be quick to notice the huge difference. The Lumia 920 comes with a paltry dual-core Snapdragon S4 with the processor running at a maximum of 1.5GHz per core, and 1GB of RAM.

Both systems run smooth (and props to Microsoft for its well-optimized Windows Phone platform), but when it comes to games and the actual future proof status of both devices, the HTC One clearly leads the way.

Internal storage is 32GB for the basic models of both devices, and neither have expandable memory.


Internet and Connectivity

When it comes to browsing, both phones support 4G LTE connectivity and both have big displays. Since surfing the web is mostly about reading, though, the stunningly sharp display on the HTC One gives it a slight edge here.

What’s more, the HTC One comes with a very versatile and capable browser that offers a wealth of options like Adobe Flash support, desktop site mode, incognito mode and saving articles for later offline reading. It’s based on Android and that also means a huge selection of quality browser including Google’s Chrome with its abundant syncing capabilities. Both Android browsers performed brilliantly, flawlessly handling scrolling and zooming, and not stuttering when you open even a ton of tabs.

HTC’s home-grown browser - HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920
HTC’s home-grown browser - HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920

HTC’s home-grown browser


Internet Explorer on the Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920
Internet Explorer on the Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920
Internet Explorer on the Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920

Internet Explorer on the Nokia Lumia 920


In contrast to the plentiful choice on Android, the Lumia 920 with Windows Phone has an extremely limited browser selection. Mobile Internet Explorer is a good browser, but it does lack Flash support and it does not offer the depth of options you can find on the HTC One’s stock browser. It has a ton of limitations too - only six tabs are allowed at maximum, the tab switching mechanism is clunky and there is no incognito mode.

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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: 1104; 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: 2065; 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: 4554; 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: 4002; 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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