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

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Sep 2012, 11:15

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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posted on 19 Sep 2012, 11:18 25

1. skyline100 (Posts: 17; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

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

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 12:23 3

25. threed61 (Posts: 247; Member since: 27 May 2011)

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

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 10:09

66. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 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

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 11:18 8

2. FranksGT (Posts: 167; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)

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

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 11:31 8

11. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 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.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 11:21 10

3. a1000smiles4u (Posts: 84; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)

nokia ... considering thr partnership with MS

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 12:28 3

27. Veigald (Posts: 290; Member since: 13 Jan 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.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 19:02

43. papss (unregistered)

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

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 19:56

46. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 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.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 11:25 10

4. Damien_666 (Posts: 37; Member since: 16 Oct 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!

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 11:27 2

9. a1000smiles4u (Posts: 84; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)

its really annoying

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 12:01 10

18. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)

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

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 12:19

24. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)

^ this +1

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 11:25

5. iWorld (Posts: 85; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

iPhone 5

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 11:27 7

7. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 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!

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 21:45 1

56. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

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

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 03:16

61. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

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

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 03:23

62. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

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

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 13:38 4

31. Seymur (unregistered)

Go buy it. Apple needs brainless people.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 20:39

54. amirlukmanhisyam (Posts: 44; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)

Guess what, we think we've just found not one, not two, but SEVEN things that could have made the iphone 5 an even better smartphone,

- iPhone 5's 4-inch screen too small?
Here's a solution

- Improved, more stylish design
Don't get us wrong - we love the iphone5's design, and we're sure it is still the same since the first iPhone, but a lot of folks are complaining that the appearance is almost unchanged from the Iphone 3, Iphone 3Gs, iPhone 4 or even the iPhone 4s.

- Expandable storage
For most users, having internal memory is more than enough, however, it's always appreciated when you can actually expand this storage space with at least 16 or 32GB more! You like storing all your media on your handset? Well, if the iPhone 5 had a microSD card slot, you wouldn't have anything to worry about. Still, we're sure that if you use your internal storage wisely, you shouldn't have any problems with it either.

- Customized UI
There, we said it! We're actually starting to believe that the same UI looks found on each and every iPhone devices may become boring for users, and thus have a negative effect on the bottom lines for Apple.

- More megapixels
Sure, iPhone have similar sensor with iPhone 4s just a little compact, but its 8MP sensor doesn't allow you to use "lossless zoom" like on the Nokia 808 PureView with its gigantic 41MP sensor.

- Better screen ratio
most of the current iPhone users will loved the new taller screen but the weird ratio will give you bad movie experience

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 11:27 7

6. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

nokia 920!! 3SwitchtoLumia

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 11:27 10

8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4332; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

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

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 11:28 3

10. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 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%.....

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 11:42 4

12. JKING_25 (Posts: 53; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)

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

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 11:58

17. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 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.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 20:00

47. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 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.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 11:44 2

13. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 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.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 20:15

50. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 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.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 11:44 2

14. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 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.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 11:48 4

15. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)

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

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