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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 05 Dec 2012, 09:43 1

59. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4218; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Dude, what's wrong with you??
I cannot find a valid reason to make you understand!!
And now you're jumping to Android...
Forget it man...

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 09:38

58. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)

OIS is great on lumia but the video quality is not best. Otherwise I can not see another innovatition on lumia. And WP 8 ruins this mobile IMO, android is much better IMO, for example : did you see Note II:s USB on the go, you can almost use it as a computer. I think that WP 8 is a waste of time. Android is more organized

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 09:46 2

60. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4218; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Why would he???
Trolls are afraid of doctors...
They think Doctors scare the troll out of them!

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 23:58 2

66. jameshoe (unregistered)

to lovely PedroOx
Nokia Lumia 920,
the best DISPLAY in 2012
the best CAMERA in 2012
the best NOKIA PHONE in 2012

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 22:55

65. lolol (Posts: 64; Member since: 14 Nov 2012)

havent you seen any comparisons? Lumia 920 has the best video quality, 2nd goes to HTC 8x and iphone 5, 3 and 4 GS3 and Note 2..

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 00:11

68. jameshoe (unregistered)

you wanna know what is so innovative about Lumia 920? buy Nokia, you will love it and share to everyone about your experience

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 07:11

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

best camera in 2012 actually goes to the 808

but yeah the best all round nokia phone of 2012 is the 920

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 01:43 2

77. venkkr (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Dec 2012)

What's not innovative about the lumia 920?
Nokia city lens, Nokia maps (offers offline navigation and is superior to google maps)
Pureview floating lens technology (iPhone images are fake, with added colour. They look bad on a larger screen)
USB on the go is not only in android phones, Nokia had em since the n8 ... And it is present in the 920
SGS1 isn't meant to be mentioned at all here, but since it is brought about, it lags horribly, has a terrible camera without a flash and it's browser is the worst ever.
Moreover, Samsung phones feel of cheap plastic, despite having gorilla glass, due to poor framing, the glass has broken for many SGS 1 owners.
Lumia 920 is Rugged and highly resistive to external damages.

To sum up, the innovation
Rough and tough, feature filled phone with amazing interface, resolution, excellent software and hardware combo

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 03:51

78. AplhaMale (Posts: 8; Member since: 11 Dec 2012)

retarded answer!! Shows your stupidity

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 04:22

79. AplhaMale (Posts: 8; Member since: 11 Dec 2012)

Pedro0X asked the question of what makes the Lumia 920 so innovative then everyone got very emotional :) Fortunately Pedro I actually have a Lumia 920 and here is why I think it is innovative. 1. Wireless charging - Awesome feature. I charge my battery (without wires) whilst playing music from my L920 through my NFC JBL speakers. 2. It's quick - 100Mbits/s downloads and 50 Mbits/s uploads combine that with the best in class social integration and you realise how much fun social networking on your smartphone should be. 3. USB - no need for sofware as my pc reads my phone as an external drive - just drag and drop whatever you want onto it, create folders, whatevs. 4. Polycarbonate - I drop my phone a lot no marks at all. 5. Seemless integration between devices - I now own a windows 8 tab (Acer) & W8 Laptop also Acer. My Skydrive syncs everything and I can pick up on a different device where I left off on the last. 6. Mix Radio - Free streaming music and then it allows you to download the mix for free!! I choose the artists the genre everything. 7. OTA updates direct from the vendor. I dont wait for my service provider or Nokia to release anything, I update whatever whenever. 8. Skype integrated with video call - the app does not even have to be open to receive calls and i'm's. 9. Camera - much has been said already but my personal fav about the camera is I can take photos of fast moving objects and have NO blur at all. I'm into racing so nice to have. 10. Microsoft Office - My excell looks like it should and my very secure corporate mail integrates with mobile Outlook hassle free coz all the security certificates and policies are duplicated. Also access to my company sharefile and all the intranet services and custom apps we run. Lync is amazing on the L920. Before this I used the Samsung Galaxy S3 (I had a lot of software and hardware issues) and before that the iPhone 4 (loved it). This is by far the best SmartPhone I have used to date. Oh and #11: DLNA - I have a DLNA LED tv and using the "Play to" app I stream my multimedia to my home theatre system. i know Samsung has all share but this is more stable and much more user friendly. Buy 1 you wont be able to hate no matter how hard you try.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 09:19

80. venkkr (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Dec 2012)

Points very well put up :)
I am thinking of getting a handset myself, waiting for the unlocked version to release in my place
Could u tell me about its Bluetooth and NFC based file transfers, whether it is restricted to wp8 to wp8 or supports cross platform transfer also...

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 18:04

83. mattypaul (Posts: 17; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)

No one seems to have fully explained to Pedro0x why the Lumia 920 is so innovative, well here we go:

1. The screen: PuremotionHD+ seems to be an umbrella term for a few technologies. The main one is the fact that the pixel refresh rate is the fastest and so the transition of anything on the screen is much better. It is the first device to be able to fully show 60fps without motion blur. It is 5.4x as fast as the IPhone 5 and 2.4x as fast as the Galaxy S3. Next is the fact that it uses Synaptic technology which means you can use it consistently, and perfectly accurately, with gloves on or with keys etc. Also, it has a higher PPI than the IPhone 5 with 332 compared to 326 and even despite the fact the screen is 4.5 inches compared to 4 inches big. On top of all this it has leading visibility outdoors with new optimisations and the usual Nokia CBD technology with a polarising light filter. It uses curved Gorilla Glass 2 to top it all off.
2. The camera: Pureview is in its second stage and it brings an 8.7 megapixel BSI Carl Zeiss snapper to the table. It has the famed OIS where the whole camera module is floated, which means photos are blur free and it has the best low light imaging capabilities. It also serves up by far and away the most stable video. (I saw your point about some reviewers highlighting an issue with fuzziness or softness in full daylight and it seems to be only an issue for preproduction review units or early adopters, but nevertheless Nokia is beginning to update all concerned with a software fix bundled into the Microsoft update). Along with the wide angle lens, and the new short pulse high power dual LED flash, and all the Nokia camera extras such as group shot and cinemagraph, it is considered to be the best camera on any phone bar the 808 Pureview, but in some ways it does even trump that.
3. Audio and sound recording: the Lumia 920 has Nokia’s Rich Recording technology and it includes innovative HAAC microphones which can record sounds up to 140dB and higher sound pressure levels without distortion. HAAC also provides full audio bandwidth capabilities to match human hearing. Normal microphones typically used in high end smartphones can record up to 120dB but with heavy distortion even at that level. Also, the Lumia 920 has Dolby software and Dolby Headphone for added quality with audio overall. Nearly forgot! As a general feature Nokia added a personal sound equaliser to Nokia Windows Phone 8 devices.
4. LTE: This is not just any 4G. It is the first phone to the market with pentaband 4G.
5. Wireless charging: coming out before the Nexus 4, it is one of the first phones to adopt QI wireless charging and it is a cool and handy feature worth mentioning.
6. NFC and Bluetooth 4: yes, lots of phones now have both, but that does not make them any less a pair of standout out features, especially when compared to the HTC 8X’s 3.1 and the IPhone 5’s lack of NFC. COUGH.
7. Materials...

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 18:06

84. mattypaul (Posts: 17; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


7. Materials: despite Nokia using polycarbonate in around 3 phones before the Lumia 920, it is still innovative. Here’s why: the material is sturdy and robust (good old Nokia style), it is signal transparent (why would you put metal covering over a transmitter, it is only going to help distort or diminish it), the colour is inherent to it (meaning it is coloured all the way through and scratches will not show, oh and btw you can’t say the same for the HTC’s material), and Nokia have made a distinct, iconic, unibody design out of it, with a new ergonomic shape. The Lumia 920 is also the first phone to have zirconium used in it. This is a strong, scratch proof, cool looking transition metal which Nokia have made use of in the side keys and camera detailing.
8. Nokia apps: my main example is City Lens which is an innovative augmented reality app but there are countless others, such as Nokia’s true map offering and other imaging additions.

Whilst I am at it the Lumia 920 compares favourably to the HTC 8x on basically every single account. So far I have not mentioned the Lumia 920 has more memory and a bigger battery than it. The Lumia 920 also has GLONASS which works with GPS to make pin pointing your location more accurate and faster. It can also step in when GPS is out of range or weaker.

Overall, it is definitely one of the most innovative phones, if not the most innovative phone of 2012. Then, you can take into account Nokia made it cheaper than the IPhone 5 16gb model and even the HTC 8X, so it is really a no brainer.

It is a shame Phone Arena will not let me post links to go along with the comments but oh well.

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 16:02

87. keygenpro1980 (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)

haha... cortana now is in beta but you can compare now to siri & google now what more when cortana officially made? windows phone 8.1 is a lot better now soo..just wait!!!

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 09:38 22

3. Emily1985 (Posts: 127; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)

Nokia lumia 920 is 10.7 mm thick , htc 8x is 10.1 mm thick, so why are you saying that htc 8x is very slim(the difference between them is 0.6mm)??

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 11:46

62. ghanemsam (Posts: 64; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)

its not like that you should know that the 8x has a rounded edges which let you feel its slimmer than the lumia rectangual shape from all directions and the weight of the 8X is 130 grams and L920 is 185 grams what the hell????

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 13:55 2

75. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

I agreed with you at first until I actually held the 8X. I gotta say this phone is very nice in person and feels really thin. Just one of those things where specs don't tell the whole story.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 18:13

85. mattypaul (Posts: 17; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)

The 920 is also curved and rounded on the back. But yes, the 8X is more so.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 09:43 8

4. wendygarett (unregistered)

Nice comparison pa, it shows the care for the wp users :)

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 10:55 2

17. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

PA is annoyed why lock button of 8x is on top.I don't see them complain on iphone's lock placement..

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 12:12 1

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

but the iphone fit in the palm of the hand of anybody, and 8X is a big phone, so is hard to reach the top to lock/unlock the phone!

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 16:58

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

Unless you have atrophied or small hands then it would an issue. I hold my HTC 8x in my left hand and my index finger fits nicely on the power button. I have no issues with turning the phone on or off, let alone unlocking or locking it.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 11:35 4

20. lauremar (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)

Nokia Lumia 920 hands down!!! I have the Red Nokia Lumia 920 and also own an awesome LG Nexus 4... Best of both worlds baby!!! Had an iPhone/IOS and got sick and bored with it and the underwhelming iPhone 5 and IOS 6 launch did not help and put the nail on the coffin with the Apple ecosystem on my part...

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 11:37 3

21. Credo (Posts: 749; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

We need some cool apps, thats what wp needs very hard

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 11:54 2

22. Dastrix (unregistered)

I just happened to think about how disappointed 8X users would be if they were trying to take photos at night. *Should have gotten a Lumia.* I mean, it goes without saying that you'd feel pretty sad, regretting your awful decision, knowing there's a better phone out there, right? That alone, explains everything! L920 hands down!

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 19:27 1

44. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; 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

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