HTC Windows Phone 8X vs Nokia Lumia 920: which one do you prefer?

HTC has just introduced its first Windows Phone 8 devices, and can you guess how they are called? They are called the HTC Windows Phone 8X, and HTC Windows Phone 8S! Can we just pretend that we never saw that? Thanks! But anyways, aside from their absurd names, the new smartphones do look pretty good, and we even think that they will be some decent competition to Nokia's Lumias...
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66 Comments

1. skyline100

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Thumb up for 920, they brought in tons of new technologies(wireless charging, OIS camera). The 8X is good, but not innovative enough. :/

25. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

The only downside to the 920 is the weight, it's a hands down winner for me.

66. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

its not much for a downside. only few people would put weight in "things i should check in my next smartphone" list.. but hey, not all people have similar tastes. besides its NOKIA. they make great hardware

2. FranksGT

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

HTC, less bezel and HTC has always been decent to me. Plus nice screens, and cameras are always good.

11. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Any other time you would be right, but the bezel on the 8x just looks obsurdly large. Maybe it was.just the angle, idk.

3. a1000smiles4u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

nokia ... considering thr partnership with MS

27. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Nokia to me also, but mostly for the genuine design (not the HTC copycat one) and not the least; Nokia apps. Those apps bring a ton of added value imo.

43. papss unregistered

I don't know much about all the good apps but am excited to get some hands on time.

46. aoikemono27

Posts: 177; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

The 8X doesn't look like any other phone I've seen, aside from the One X, which is also HTC. Nokia doesn't have a monopoly on unibody or polycarbonate, not to mention the design looks totally different otherewise between the two. Nokia keeps on screaming about innovation but they are still recycling the N9 design from last year.

4. Damien_666

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Phone Arena - can you please get rid of these ugly ads for Galaxy Tab2 here? They just start playing randomly, even if I just move my mouse over - what a PIA? Sammy must be desperate!

9. a1000smiles4u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

+1 its really annoying

18. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

Google chrome with Adblock plus. I don't see any ads anywhere.

24. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

^ this +1

5. iWorld

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

iPhone 5

7. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

I'm no apple hater, I love all OS's equally...except BB os...but please for the love of all that is cellular, stop trolling! That wasn't even a good effort!

56. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

what's up hating BB OS? BB10 will be and is a great platform!

61. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

havent used it so i cant say. as for everything before bb10? well, just dont like it.

62. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

just try Playbook, it might look and feel like that but still going to be better!

31. Seymur unregistered

Go buy it. Apple needs brainless people.

54. amirlukmanhisyam

Posts: 44; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

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6. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

nokia 920!! 3SwitchtoLumia

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Nokia 920, hands down, up, right and left!!!

10. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Nokia, but I am okay with trying a HTC on for size when they hit the stores in November. And why not include the ATIV? It would have gotten a good 10%-12%.....

12. JKING_25

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Nokia, as the HTC design clearly was inspired from the Lumia

17. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

maybe, but just a bit. I mean, it might look like they copied lumia's design but I think the reason they used more colours is that wp8 really looks great with colours and all those tiles so its only natural for them to use attractive colours . Just look at Ativ s and you'll know what i mean - i doesnt look like it was made for wp at all (and thats my opinion of course). As for the polycarbonate, htc is using it for quite some time now.

47. aoikemono27

Posts: 177; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

They look nothing alike, besides the unibody and polycarbonate, which Nokia doesn't have a monopoly on. The 8x is far more curved and the shapes are completely different, as well as camera placement, ear piece, and various other things. At least HTC had the guts to make a blue colored phone, and thankfully not a baby blue one. I would've liked it a bit darker though.

13. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

The lumia is just more innovative. The 8x seems like a beast. But its all specs except for the beats audio, but I don't plan on spending $300 on headphones so I wouldn't even be able to use it. It has more pixels than the lumia but if you place the 2 side by side the lumia will look better thanks to the much higher refresh rate. It won't be so blurry. Not to mention I can use it with gloves, women can use it with nails, and its in 16:9 aspect ratio. Add the camera which is super tasty, Nokia software suite like maps and you have a winner. There's also the premium build materials. HTC has always been too plastic for me. Sturdy feeling for sure, never felt cheap, but too plastic. Oh and I'm not as excited about wireless charging as other people because I tend to use my phone while its charging, but its still an innovation that wasn't truly appreciated on the pre due to lack of market share. I think it'll really get going with the lumias.

50. aoikemono27

Posts: 177; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

High-end LCDs in phones do not have refresh problems. You are attributing qualities to Nokia that everyone else already has. Both phones are polycarbonate. Polycarbonate is PLASTIC. They are both sturdy phones with premium materials. The 8X has all matte finishes at least, whereas the 920 uses shiny gloss, which is more intrinsic to cheap plastic, on it's more colorful variations. The 8X is the one with the 16:9 ration, NOT the 920. Nokia maps and other software have good substitutes already, and many of the technologies will be incorporated in the Bing/WP ecosystem that any WP can use. This is Windows Phone. The software is locked and the experience is suppose to be the same on every phone, including the performance. You are choosing between the hardware, not the software. About the only thing really innovative about the 920 is the OIS. Wireless charging has always been on top tier phones with removable backplates and swappable batteries as accessories.

14. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Not a big fan of polycarbonate in the first place, so I'd choose the metal Ativ anyways. However, between the 8X and the Lumia I'd take the 8X because it's at least soft-touch, not slippery-smooth polycarbonate on the Lumia.

15. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

black and grey colours have matte on lumia 920 so its not slippery smooth
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