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HTC 8X vs Nokia Lumia 920 vs Samsung ATIV S specs comparison

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HTC 8X vs Nokia Lumia 920 vs Samsung ATIV S specs comparison
Excitement is building up around Windows Phone 8, and Nokia is largely to blame with the mighty innovative Lumia 920 with its OIS PureView camera and gloves-on screen. WP8 finally ushered Microsoft in the era of big-screen phones with HD resolution and dual-core processors, equating the fledgling mobile OS with the Android and iOS juggernauts.

Finally Windows Phone 8 has if not the apps, then the hardware to boast against those two. With the announcement of the Windows Phone 8X by HTC just minutes ago, the Samsung ATIV S and especially the Lumia 920, we now have a truly flagship WP8 device from each of the major phone manufacturers, but LG and Sony. Here are the words of Steve Ballmer and Peter Chou from HTC, which best describe what is happening with Windows Phone this holiday season:

Pairing HTC’s beautiful new Windows Phone 8X and 8S with our brand is a big milestone for both companies,” said Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft. “Together we are offering customers a clear choice and a truly unique experience. I’m thrilled to take our longstanding partnership to the next level.”

“We’ve been inspired by Windows Phone 8 to create new smartphones that give the platform the iconic design and personality it deserves,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “Windows Phone has clearly emerged as one of the top mobile ecosystems and is competitive against any other smartphone platform in the world.”


Those three - HTC, Nokia and Samsung - will be duking it out for the potential WP8 customer's attention this holiday season, so we are stacking up the three Windows Phone amigos against each other to see how do they compare on paper. 

Of course, the full reviews will be the ones that will determine the final winner, but in the meantime our imagination can fill in the gaps, until Windows Phone 8 is readied for prime time by Microsoft at the end of next month, and we have those three handsets in our possession shortly after. Check out the table below, and chime in the comments which one is your favorite.

HTC 8X vs Nokia Lumia 920 vs Samsung ATIV S specs comparison



DESIGNHTC Windows Phone 8XNokia Lumia 920Samsung ATIV S
Dimensions5.21 x 2.61 x 0.40 (132.3 x 66.2 x 10.1 mm)5.13 x 2.79 x 0.42 (130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm)5.40 x 2.78 x 0.34 (137.2 x 70.5 x 8.7 mm)
Weight4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.2 oz (119 g)
6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 4.2 oz (119 g)
4.76 oz (135 g)
the average is 4.2 oz (119 g)
ColorsBlack, Yellow, Blue, RedBlack, Yellow, Red, White, Gray 
DISPLAY
Physical size4.30 inches4.5 inches4.8 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels768 x 1280 pixels720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density
342 ppi332 ppi306 ppi
Technology
S-LCD 2IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
BATTERY

Capacity1800 mAh2000 mAh2300 mAh
TypeLi - PolymerLi - IonLi - Ion
HARDWARE
System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
Processor
Dual core, 1500 MHz, KraitDual core, 1500 MHz, KraitDual core, 1500 MHz, Krait
Graphics processorAdreno 225Adreno 225Adreno 225
System memory
1024 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR2 (500 MHz)1024 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR2 (500 MHz)1024 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / DDR2 (500 MHz)
Built-in storage16 GB32 GB16 GB
Storage expansion no nomicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
CAMERA
Camera8 megapixels, Immobile8.7 megapixels, Immobile8 megapixels, Immobile
FlashLEDDual LEDLED
Aperture sizeF2.0F2.0 
Focal length (35mm equivalent)28mm26mm 
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Auto focus, Geo taggingBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Auto focus, Touch to focus, Optical image stabilization, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo taggingAuto focus, Geo tagging
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD)
Recording format MPEG4, H.264 
FeaturesVideo callingVideo calling, Optical image stabilizationVideo calling
Front-facing camera2 megapixels1.3 megapixels1.9 megapixels
Video capture  1920x1080 (1080p HD)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) yes
TECHNOLOGY
CDMA
800, 1900 MHz  
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
LTE 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2600 MHz 
DataLTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.ALTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Micro SIMYesYes 
Global RoamingYesYesYes
Positioning
GPS, A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningA-GPS, Glonass
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationYes

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