HTC 8X vs Nokia Lumia 920 vs Samsung ATIV S specs comparison
posted by Daniel P. / Sep 19, 2012, 11:27 AM
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:Finally Windows Phone 8 has if not the apps, then the hardware to boast against those two. With the announcement of the
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.
|DESIGN||HTC Windows Phone 8X||Nokia Lumia 920||Samsung ATIV S|
|Dimensions||5.21 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)|
|Weight||4.59 oz (130 g)|
the is 4.2 oz (119 g)
|6.53 oz (185 g)|
the is 4.2 oz (119 g)
|4.76 oz (135 g)|
the is 4.2 oz (119 g)
|Colors||Black, Yellow, Blue, Red||Black, Yellow, Red, White, Gray|
|Physical size||4.30 inches||4.5 inches||4.8 inches|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels||768 x 1280 pixels||720 x 1280 pixels|
|342 ppi||332 ppi||306 ppi|
|S-LCD 2||IPS LCD||Super AMOLED|
|Capacity||1800 mAh||2000 mAh||2300 mAh|
|Type||Li - Polymer||Li - Ion||Li - Ion|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960||Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960||Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960|
|Dual core, 1500 MHz, Krait||Dual core, 1500 MHz, Krait||Dual core, 1500 MHz, Krait|
|Graphics processor||Adreno 225||Adreno 225||Adreno 225|
|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 storage||16 GB||32 GB||16 GB|
|Storage expansion||no||no||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC|
|Camera||8 megapixels, Immobile||8.7 megapixels, Immobile||8 megapixels, Immobile|
|Focal length (35mm equivalent)||28mm||26mm|
|Features||Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Auto focus, Geo tagging||Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Auto focus, Touch to focus, Optical image stabilization, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging||Auto focus, Geo tagging|
|Camcorder||1920x1080 (1080p HD)||1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)||1920x1080 (1080p HD)|
|Recording format||MPEG4, H.264|
|Features||Video calling||Video calling, Optical image stabilization||Video calling|
|Front-facing camera||2 megapixels||1.3 megapixels||1.9 megapixels|
|Video capture||1920x1080 (1080p HD)||1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)||yes|
|800, 1900 MHz|
|GSM||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz|
|UMTS||800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz||850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz||850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz|
|LTE||800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2600 MHz|
|Data||LTE 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.A||LTE 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, GPRS||HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS|
|GPS, A-GPS, Glonass||GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning||A-GPS, Glonass|
|Navigation||Turn-by-turn navigation||Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation||Yes|
Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 29, 2012
Unfournatly the HTC has the smallest screen and alot of people will prefer the other two for just that reason. THe samsung lacking COLOR and Premium Materials will take a hit in sales aswell. I see the Lumia outselling them all.
posted on Sep 19, 2012, 11:32 AM 41
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samsung lacks colours, yes, but it has premium metal build. Its almost like microsoft warned them not to use cheap plastic like they do on android. lol
posted on Sep 19, 2012, 11:53 AM 25
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Sadly it isnt. It is plastic construction. Check out this clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
=G5Cv2TPSNRM its in russian but check out when they remove the back cover and bend it. It flexes the same way as the plastic back on the galaxy s2 and s3. Sadly that aint metal :(
posted on Sep 19, 2012, 1:35 PM 1
Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011
aaron is right, metal isnt unbendable. what do you think wires are made up of? lol. if you want the phone to be slim, lightweight, pocketable and also have a big battery, you cant have a bulletproof metal.
posted on Sep 19, 2012, 11:43 PM 1
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And there are many people who prefers a 4.3 screen or smaller. Not everyone wants to carry a small tablet around. Just a thought.
posted on Sep 19, 2012, 12:41 PM 8
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Nokia is slightly shorter than the HTC, but it is wider and deeper (to accomodate the larger battery and wireless charging). The thing about the Lumia is that it feels good in the hand, with its pillow back and smooth curves. Oh my...that almost sounds X rated.
posted on Sep 19, 2012, 7:21 PM 3
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Small correction, the HTC 8X features a microSD slot supporting up to 32GB.
posted on Sep 19, 2012, 11:34 AM 4
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Nope. The HTC 8S features a microSD, but the X does not. Read this articlehttp://techcrunch.com/2012/09/
posted on Sep 19, 2012, 11:52 AM 7
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definitely nokia..i got lumia 800 the day it was released in UK and after the initial glitches with battery life and camera which were sorted out by updates, it was really good..nokia has made an impact with lumia series..
posted on Sep 19, 2012, 11:35 AM 9
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There all nice devices but i think that HTC really hurt themselves by not havng a larger battery and SD card slot. I don't understand why they continue to do this especially when Samung made a thinner phone WITH a bigger batter and an SD card slot. Sorry HTC there is no exscuse you can make to why those 2 things were not included.
posted on Sep 19, 2012, 11:38 AM 11
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according to me,it will be a question of pocketability and memory,with htc u get only 16 gb memory( conflicting reports as of now regarding sd card,cant see a slot in the video as well) whereas with ativ s it might not be easy to hold for everyone considering its 4.8 inches of display,in either cases lumia 920 could be the safer option...
posted on Sep 19, 2012, 11:38 AM 2
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I'm going to have to say the Nokia. They are all very good but without touching them, the Lumia with a bigger screen is a better buy for me and with the polycarbonite shell makes me lean toward Nokia instead of Samsung. But I would be happy with either of these handsets. This is going to be an awesome holiday season.
posted on Sep 19, 2012, 12:00 PM 6
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None of the above.. I want a QWERTY keyboard.. without it, its a deal killer for me. My DVP has been great so far, and once I get 7.8 I really wont need a new phone for a while. Until they do something RADICALLY different (Colors are not RADICALLY different) I am not interested. I either want a DVP style replacement, OR something like the HTC Trophy prototype we saw a few years back. I so want this phone to be reality >>>>> http://techcrunch.com/2010/02/
posted on Sep 19, 2012, 12:01 PM 2
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Lumia wins here no doubt. Samsung's built might be good but it's just plain boring! And HTC, well, i've always wanted to say this WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU PHONE MANUFACTURERS GIVING CUSTOMERS A L'LE EXTRA JUICE?? Motorola excluded!!!
posted on Sep 19, 2012, 12:31 PM 4
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“We’ve been inspired by Windows Phone 8 to create new smartphones that shamelessly copy the iconic design and personality of Nokia's Lumia phones,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. Or should have, anyway.
posted on Sep 19, 2012, 12:34 PM 2
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Very nice devices. The Samsung Ativ S is the only flagship with the inclusion of memory expansion which is a plus, but Samsung failed to really show us the device. The HTC 8X has killer design but just a little elongated while not as bad as the iPhone 5. 16gb of storage is actually a nice spot for me so memory expansion is not a deal breaker. The Lumia 920 is set to have the best features and camera. This is shaping up to be a very exciting fall season for Windows Phone. HTC wins for me by announcing availability to T-Mobile. So for now it looks like I'll be getting to know the 8X.
posted on Sep 19, 2012, 12:41 PM 1
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