Samsung ATIV S vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Do not expect to find any differences in the camera interfaces of the two handsets. When it comes to picture quality, though, there are some differences that can be found pretty easily. For starters, the 8X takes somewhat sharper photos, making it possible to discern fine details more easily. Meanwhile, though, the ATIV S has a slight advantage in terms of colors, as its images look just a tad more realistic.
Samsung ATIV S Sample Video:
HTC Windows Phone 8X Sample Video:
Samsung ATIV S Indoor Sample Video:
HTC Windows Phone 8X Indoor Sample Video:
Multimedia-wise, we'd say that the ATIV S is the slightly better option, especially if you like watching a lot of video or playing a lot of games, due to the larger screen. For other things like listening to music, the 8X features HTC's Beats Audio technology, but it will all come down to the quality of earphones you're using.
1. hung2900 posted on 06 Nov 2012, 09:14 18 2
Anyone thinks Ativ S's design is better like me?
For me it looks preety similar but somewhat more beautiful (the back cover) than my beloved Note2.
And I know many people love battery replaceable ability and memory exansion right?
4. Nathan_ingx posted on 06 Nov 2012, 09:23 7 2
I agree...but that's my personal opinion!
I will go for the subtle looking ATIV S!
10. sadaivadai posted on 06 Nov 2012, 12:12 0 1
Its a great design .. but for some reason it doesn't suit to the Windows UI .. For an Android it would have been great ..
They should have used it for SGSIII
20. mahmoodh posted on 10 Nov 2012, 18:34 0 0
AtivS undoubtedly has a beautiful design with its RECTANGULAR BODY WITH ROUNDED CORNERS. But that's what worries me with apples law suit craze. Apple might add this device to the existing lawsuit against Sammy.
2. shadez10 posted on 06 Nov 2012, 09:21 3 0
I really like the cali blue htc 8x... Really good looking...
5. psysect posted on 06 Nov 2012, 09:54 1 3
the both are similer of many aspects but as usual HTC products are more beautifull & better build quality than samsung plus better camera & Beat audio .. these are first reason for election..
then im going for 8x..
6. snowgator posted on 06 Nov 2012, 09:59 4 1
I am NOT a photo guru, so please take this with a grain of salt (Phone Arena staple- the old salt shaker), but the ATIV S photos just looked a huge amount better to me. Brighter and more sharp.
Call quality is huge for me so the 8X gets a nod, but it would have to be proven to me as the Titan and Titan 2 are both below par (T2) to downright horrid (T1).
Looks are entirely personal preference. The 8X is a tad block-like, but seems to be the more solid of the 2 and those colors give it a fun personality. The ATIV is professional and the shine is really eye-catching. I prefer the looks of the ATIV S, but do not dislike the 8X at all.
As a Focus S user, I will admit some bias. But I would pick the ATIV if the screen and call quality were close. The 8X is hampered by my bad experience with the Titan series.
7. brandonrana posted on 06 Nov 2012, 10:22 5 0
Both are really Great devices. Samsung's large beautiful screen and htc's vivid colours are great. Choice varies in every customer. But overall i'll save my money for nokia lumia 920.
9. Lboogey6 posted on 06 Nov 2012, 11:02 1 0
dude calm down the lumia just has a better camera its all the same
hence why this battle is pointless
13. haseebzahid posted on 06 Nov 2012, 14:10 1 0
all three have their strong points no need to say any one is crap all good for different kind of people
-lumia = photo lovers
htc = mucis lovers
samsung = busness guys
11. Joshing4fun posted on 06 Nov 2012, 12:28 3 0
Samsung wins here. Amoled screens are perfect for windows phone. Also I can't stand all the unnecessary bezel on the Htc.
12. psysect posted on 06 Nov 2012, 13:19 1 0
sorry but HD S-LCD2 had beaten super amould screen before this my friend..
14. rsiders posted on 06 Nov 2012, 14:35 0 0
I can't stress this enough with HTC Windows Phones, HTC allows its users to have access to up to date movies to rent or buy directly on the device without any other service(Zune). HTC Watch is the only video service that lets you do that on any of the Windows Phones as far as I know.
15. lubba posted on 06 Nov 2012, 15:24 0 0
Just wondering which US carrier the Ativ S is heading to. Anyone know something or anything?
16. sojizy posted on 06 Nov 2012, 16:32 0 0
Sorry but the Ativ S should have been made in black. It's the ugliest of the 3 windows phones coming out. A black bezel around the screen makes the live tiles and the screen look better in general. I just wish these manufacturers would realize that these phones are too thick. Anything past 8.9mm is a brick to me. I mean the iphone 5 is only 7.6mm thick, why would htc make their phone 10.1mm thick. Doesn't make sense to me. I would have definitely gone for a black or colored GS3 form factor
18. agamhonda posted on 06 Nov 2012, 21:55 0 1
Do anyone know if you can remove the battery on the HTC 8X?
19. avinashmunnu posted on 07 Nov 2012, 08:02 1 0
GSM Arena Stated That HTC 8x Display is Bright But poor under sunlight...
21. superkuiken posted on 15 May 2013, 06:58 0 0
In my country, the lumia 920 costs €100 more than the HTC and Samsung. The lumia 820 however is the same price as these two. Which ons should I buy?