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Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

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Camera

The handsets sport 8 MP cameras on the back, but the Lumia 920 has optical image stabilization inside and a pulse dual LED flash. HTC 8X introduces wide-angle lens front camera, which fits up to four people in the frame during video chat.

The interfaces are quite similar, as can be expected from WP8 devices, allowing you to adjust things like exposure, sharpness or saturation, to which Nokia throws in a couple of helpful scene modes like night shot or sports.

The camera interface of the platform - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
The camera interface of the platform - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
The camera interface of the platform - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
The camera interface of the platform - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

The camera interface of the platform


Pictures from the Lumia 920 sport higher contrast than the bland looking photos from the HTC 8X, and slightly more detail. Nokia’s phone doesn’t always get white balance correct, and overexposes bright spots, but the 8X fares much worse, making the clouds look purple, for example, and overall its photos look more processed than the softer snaps from the Lumia. In low light scenarios the Lumia 920 wins hands down, with brighter and sharper shots, less noise, and less halo around light sources.

Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

Nokia Lumia 920

HTC Windows Phone 8X - HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
HTC Windows Phone 8X - HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
HTC Windows Phone 8X - HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
HTC Windows Phone 8X - HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

HTC Windows Phone 8X

Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

Nokia Lumia 920

HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

HTC Windows Phone 8X
Outdoor samples


Strong - Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC Windows Phone 8XIndoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Medium - Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC Windows Phone 8XIndoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Low light - Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC Windows Phone 8XIndoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Darkness with flash - Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC Windows Phone 8XIndoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

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Medium

Low light

Darkness with flash

Nokia Lumia 920

HTC Windows Phone 8XIndoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
HTC Windows Phone 8XIndoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
HTC Windows Phone 8XIndoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
HTC Windows Phone 8XIndoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

HTC Windows Phone 8X
Indoor samples


Nokia Lumia 920 - Night samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Night samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
HTC Windows Phone 8X - Night samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Night samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

Nokia Lumia 920

 

HTC Windows Phone 8X

 

Night samples


The video situation is also widely in favor of the Lumia, with crisp and steady footage, accompanied by excellent sound recorded with the three high-amplitude microphones on Nokia’s phone.

Nokia Lumia 920 Sample Video:



HTC Windows Phone 8X Sample Video:



Nokia Lumia 920 Nighttime Sample Video:



HTC Windows Phone 8X Nighttime Sample Video:




Multimedia

The gallery, music and video players are the same and perform as advertised with the typical WP interface that fast forwards the track by holding the arrow keys, including while playing web video. The phones support local DivX/Xvid video files out of the box, up to 1080 definitions.

The Gallery of Windows Phone 8 - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
The Gallery of Windows Phone 8 - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
The Gallery of Windows Phone 8 - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
The Gallery of Windows Phone 8 - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

The Gallery of Windows Phone 8


Music player - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Music player - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Music player - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Music player - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

Music player


Watching videos - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Watching videos - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Watching videos - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Watching videos - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

Watching videos


HTC advertises a dedicated sound amplifier for its loudspeaker on the back, which indeed adds a bit of strength to the sound compared to your average smartphone, yet the Lumia 920’s stereo speakers at the bottom are still pumping out louder sound with more amplitude than the 8X.

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posted on 04 Dec 2012, 09:14 29

1. arsenaljimenez (Posts: 184; Member since: 03 May 2012)


There's no comparison, lumia hands down

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 12:20 4

25. Airforce (Posts: 69; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


Dude am not a nokia fan..i love Sony products a lot but if i was to choose a Windows phone it will be HTC

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 12:24 6

26. Airforce (Posts: 69; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


and i don't hate NOKIA ..i must confess the Lumia is the best version of Nokia catergories ever created but my allegiance goes all the way to SONY XPERIA...if i was ever going to buy a Windows phone i will go for the HTC..it my personal choice..but the lumia is great

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 12:32 13

27. brandonrana (Posts: 57; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)


I love how this monster LUMIA 920 is banging every other phones a**sss ;P

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 06:20 5

55. lumia920 (Posts: 112; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


no doubt... phonearena is comparing a king with a knight... it should be compared to lumia 620 type phones

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 01:36 5

76. Gopaljoshi9977 (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Dec 2012)


Lumia rocks....

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 09:34 22

2. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4177; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I don't have to read the whole article to know who wins!!
L920 is all about innovation, 8X is just about WP8.
L920 hands down!!!

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 09:52 3

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


Can you tell me what is so innovative about lumia 920?

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 09:57 22

6. SIGPRO (Posts: 1771; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Damn you must live in a cave.....seriously dude????

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 10:03 1

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


No really, tell me?

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 10:11 1

9. loyals (Posts: 129; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


not exactly innovative but if u see
they made screen with resistive + capacitive , they called it super sensitive bcoz u can handle with ur gloves on. n they r many disadvantages like unnessary touch inputs as its responsive to any shi*
n so called camara lesser than what we seen in n8 though with better image stabilisation like iphone. with too much show off. an iphone camara is almost same with all appecture but in lumia there is too much showoff

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 10:11 15

10. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4177; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Do you really not know?
Or are you a heart broken HTC??
Where have you been all of 2012??

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 10:28 7

11. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


Haven't had any accidental touch inputs yet. Amused that you would even call the image stabilization on the iPhone comparable. There is a drastic difference between the two. Check out the iPhone/Lumia 920 showdown.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 10:43 6

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


Can you tell me reasons why 8x is better than 920? Don't say weight coz that is nonsense . You have the review to read. WE don't need to answer your question

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 10:48 5

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


Who the hell told you that the screen is resistive +capacitive? Please educate yourself. I will gladly humiliate you with all your nonsense

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 10:51 5

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


I never said that I like HTC, so you should go check your eyes. The super sensitive touch screen is not new, my SGS 1 can also be operated by gloves or a spoon, I have tested it works. The camera on lumia 920 is taking very good videos but the pictures, when they reviewed lumia 920 vs iphone 5, iphone 5 took better pictures they were sharper. I never said that i like HTC 8X, it has way too much unused bezel and it takes worse pictures than lumia 920. Now can you tell me why lumia 920 is so innovative?

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 10:51 3

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


It is purely glass screen. And NO accidental inputs will happen. Turn of sensitive touch mode if you just want your finger tips then..

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 13:13 6

29. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4177; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


So you admit the 920 take good videos right??? Well, that's because there's an innovation behind it, namely the OIS...and there's the 'rich' sound recording. Learn to appreciate something new...
By the way, i never said you were an HTC 'FAN' (that was missing)...you have to know the know the usefulness of the word 'or' and the '?' question mark!
And stop bringing the Applet here...it has no business on this particular space.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 13:45 1

30. loyals (Posts: 129; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


educate urself bro. its kinda pro resistive touch. they called it super sensitive. if not wat else would it be ?? dont say super sensitive pls. this sensitive based on force not on sensitivity try loose cotton with dia 0.3cm with a very minute force or just place on it . i bet it doesnt work that way . sry for saying truth though !

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 13:58

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


I was just comparing, you can not just say that something is best withou compere it to something else. I am sorry I was unclear when I said that lumia 920 took good videos, I meant the audio, that is great, otherwise the video alone is almost the same as SGS3 or Iphone 5 , just with more vivid colors. I am not a fan of no-one. I am appreciating new stuff, if I wasn´t then I would not appreciate jelly bean on my SGS1. What is wrong with you, I am just saying that lumia 920 is not the greatest and the most innovative mobile. That is my opinion, you fanboys are really cruel, someone will say his/her opinion and you bash him/her for it.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 15:17 1

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


There's nothing innovative about L920, mid-spec phone with a high price!

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 16:04 1

35. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4177; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Because you talk like you know what you're talking about but you actually don't. The video is the same as GSIII and iP5 you say?
Again, where have you been this year? Go back to how the 920's video recording with the OIS technology reduced shakes and made the video much smoother than iP5 and GSIII. You know nothing! Don't kid yourself!
And yet again, i never said the 920 is the mobile phone with the best innovation...i just said "It's all about innovation" compared to HTC's 8X which has nothing to offer except for the raw OS.
Still don't get me? Then not my fault...

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 16:34 4

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


your back then, and still with your blind hate for other phones not using android

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 16:39 6

39. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4177; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


And there's nothing that makes sense in your comment.
Minimal words, maximum troll!!

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 17:23 3

40. ar2730 (Posts: 42; Member since: 24 May 2012)


The price is actually cheaper than I've ever seen for 32 gigs of internal memory plus all of the extras!

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 19:43 1

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


TROLL we're not talking about iPhone here

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 05:18 2

51. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


have you seen your doctor recently????

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 05:58 2

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


lol troll, ive seen your comments on phonearena since i began to visit daily to check news, you are nothing but a pathetic loser :P with your lame profile pic

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 06:08 5

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


im sorry to say this, but this is bulls**t! im dissapointed by your comment. i bet you never touched or used a real nokia 920.

they use the technology of Synaptics on 920

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 10:53

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


Oh no, I understand. Lumia´s OIS is a great thing that I have not seen in other devices, but this is the only real innovation about this phone.

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