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Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

0. phoneArena 04 Dec 2012, 09:09 posted on

AaTo herald the arrival of WP8, HTC has been developing the Windows Phone 8X with the help of Microsoft for a year, and Nokia came out with the unique Lumia 920 flagship. Both handsets are the companies’ fiügggggz/"rst Windows Phones with dual-core processors and HD screens, and both offer jolly and colorful shells...

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posted on 04 Dec 2012, 19:27 1

44. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


If you get things for free, the disappointment is so much lesser..
I like the 8X, but I just hope that HTC can put a better camera, bigger memory and better buttons.. I am not really particular about bezel.. and in the tropic, people don't really use gloves other than for riding bike.. But yeah, the OIS and better audio recording in the Lumia plus the Nokia apps make me jealous of that phone..

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 13:01

28. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


htc...just stick with android.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 15:09

32. Bardi (Posts: 12; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


.Pardon me, but from experience, i find the position of the main speakers at the bottom results in the sounds being muffled especially when hold horizontally while playing games

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 15:21

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


A lot of thumbs down, red paint everywhere! Nokia+WP8 articles always have thumbs down.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 16:26 7

36. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


i guess all the thumbs down are from you, oh wait, am sure of that

go troll elsewhere

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 16:38 4

38. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


wow your have gotten even lower havent you, thumbing everyone down because there not closed minded like you and are interested in a fresh os

your not adding anything of worth on this article so why come on it? you hate wp8 so much yet never miss a chance to comment on the windows articles with the mindless hate

get help kid

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 17:49 2

41. LracH (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


I'm have a Sammy NOTE II (which is great) and I just bought a White Nok 920 this past friday... I took a hard look at the 8x... My impression was that the Nok was just a better option, build and way better price point. I've got to say I"m very very impressed with the WP8 software (like it better in many ways than the android scheme) and the overall feel of the 920. Weight not even an issue... I acutally spent the first hours of its activation just getting used to the differences of the OS function. At this time I'd have to say once a few more apps are available on the WP8, I'd make the change to WP8 and would grab one for myself (especially if Sammy makes a WP8 NOTE)... I actually bought the NOK 920 for my gal and had a hard time handing it over to her.

What I was curious about was if my gal was going to warm up to the phone... She picked up the new operating system (coming from a cracked Iphone 4 and cracked 4S) easily and quickly. She just loves the phone. She's a texter, picture shooter and phone abuser... So time will tell how it holds up. Microsoft and Nokia looks like you have a true winner!

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 18:13

42. oister85 (Posts: 385; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


I don't get it I'm watching this video on my Samsung s3 new update so call jellybean apperently is not suppost to have flash support. Can someone explain what's going on

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 18:33 7

43. shadez10 (Posts: 385; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


no need to compare... NOKIA LUMIA 920 FTW!!!

HTC 8X is comparable to Lumia 820...

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 00:14 1

69. jameshoe (unregistered)


HTC 8x actually lost to Nokia 3310

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 19:33

45. JohnnyBravo (Posts: 105; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


Im watching this video and I keep telling myself that Windows OS is flat out ugly. I have nothing again MS, Nokia, or HTC. I want to like it but I cant, its just not attractive to me at all. Ive tried a lot of OSs and want to try this one but I refuse to do it for the simple fact that it doesnt have wow factor in my opinion. I think an important aspect of an OS is how good it looks at a glance. I see a bunch of blocks different sizes here. Granted they are "live" but still they are just blocks. Gun to head between these two I would pick HTC. I dont want to be carrying a brick in my pants.

This OS is in its fetus stage so maybe within the next year or two...

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 20:02 1

48. lolwoot (Posts: 27; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)


Naah~at least much more comfortable in your pants, cant beat the challange walking around with a 7" tablet in your pants (which I do everyday =D )

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 20:09 2

49. JohnnyBravo (Posts: 105; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


I can totally see this conversation with you and your lady friend.

"Is that a phone in your pants or are you happy to see me?? Nah baby its a tablet!"

All in good fun my dude. :)

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 05:49

52. lolwoot (Posts: 27; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)


You know what, amazingly it nvr occured to my mind something like that.....hahaha nice one bro

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 19:49

47. shadez10 (Posts: 385; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


does the glossy finish of the lumia gets scratched easily?..

like my white S2 the glossy back got easily scratched... -_-

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 06:43

57. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1001; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


i dont know how you use your phone. if your s2 scratches easily, i assure you 920 will scratch less. (matte and gloss type depending on color)

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 16:35

63. shadez10 (Posts: 385; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


the hard case made the scratches on the back cover of the s2..
both my s2 and the case have identical scratch on the back area...

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 09:15

71. lauremar (Posts: 180; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


The polycarbonate finish, glossy or matte, on the Lumia 920 will not scratch easily... I should know, I worked on this type of material as lenses when I used to work in an ophthalmic place years ago. It's not only less scratchable but also very durable...

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 03:00 1

50. tiara6918 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


For a wp device, it's the lumia 920!

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 06:38

56. redmd (Posts: 786; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


nice. but definitely not for me.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 13:15 2

64. lumia1920 (Posts: 7; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


the lumia 920 is still the better win8 mobile phone

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 09:25

72. sbasil (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


I'm a little biased (Finn), but it would be an easy decision for me which phone to choose from these two. They both seem really nice, but I think that Nokia has an edge with better camera and video recording, sturdy design, wireless charging and their own apps. I don't know if I had use for the ultra sensitive screen, but it's a nice plus on top of everything else. Also, I really liked their tech support in the past and from what I hear, they're still taking care of their customers better than most of their adversaries (no one gets left behind!).

And then there's the issue with weight which, IMO, isn't an issue at all (if 180 grams feels too heavy, one should really consider going to a gym). I'm already using a phone (SGN7000) that weighs ~180 grams and which is huge size-wise compared to these two candidates and the weight really isn't a problem. Besides, thinner and lighter don't always mean better. I actually had to buy covers for my Note to get a better grip on it cause I felt it was too thin; it slipped too easily out of my hands.

Some people don't seem to like the WP UI, which I can understand, since it's so different from what we've all gotten used to. But I can tell you that it works! Sometimes less is more. Less 'bling bling' results in better and smoother user experience. Just like the design in these two phones, it's simple but it works. ME likeyy!

I know that there are more apps available for Android than there is for WP, but I'm sure this will change in time and it really is not the number of apps that counts, but rather the quality...And unless anyone has noticed, 80 % of apps available for Android are sort of...more or less crappy and useless!

Well, us Finns are not known for our small-talking skills or talking at all for that matter, so I guess I'd better keep up the illusion. Over and out.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 17:12

82. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Does it really matter which smartphone is better? The Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8x are topshelf devices. I chose the HTC 8x for my reasons, though I am very miffed with their tech support. I might check Nokia in the future if HTC does not shape up with their support issues. The bottom line is we purchase what we think fits into our lives and place our trust in. This trust is in hope the products perform to our desired perameters and have good support.

This constant battle reminds me of people comparing caviar to caviar or the johnsons to the johnsons. Does it really matters if your caviar is Russian Osetra or Classic River Beluga Caviar. Does it matter if a johnson is three inches or thirteen inches?

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 01:53

86. BitterTruth (unregistered)


HTC got rapped :D

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