Windows Phone devices get a size comparison

Windows Phone devices get a size comparison
The Windows Phone ecosystem is about to get a whole lot more diverse with the introduction of Windows Phone 8 and a bunch of new screen sizes, and more importantly, higher screen resolutions. Luckily, the Internet is here to help with a handy size comparison chart to help you navigate the new options.

The guide has been put together a couple of different times over the past couple days, but this is the best one we've seen so far. It's a great comparison of both Windows Phone 8 handsets that span the form factors from 4" (the HTC 8S, which sadly only has a 480x800 resolution) to the mammoth 4.9" 720x1280 Samsung ATIV S. Interesting to note with the WP8 devices that the Nokia Lumia 920 is not only the one device to have a resolution higher than 720x1280, but it does have a larger screen than the HTC 8X. The HTC 8X is just taller and not as broad. 

Some have expressed concern that there is no more 3.7" device in the WP8 stable, but that seems like complaining for the sake of complaining. We can understand those that don't feel comfortable with a device that has a screen of 4.5" or larger, but if your hand can't get used to the extra 4mm of height and 2 mm of width between the HTC 8S and the Lumia 800, we're not sure what to tell you.

source: WPCentral

Windows Phone devices get a size comparison



1. fernsruben

Posts: 28; Member since: May 10, 2012

Ativ s...........monstrous......wish ativ s and lumia were like merged into each other............................yummmm!!! :)


Posts: 187; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

like "lumia-activ s" haha sound cool!

2. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Way too much bezel on the 8X.

5. AndroidShiz

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

Agreed. They could cut that down quite a bit.

3. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Samsung ATIV is cool with the big screen but the look is generic to android handsets. Nokia is just too big and heavy! The HTC 8X however is the phone for me, awesome looks, awesome build quality but the screen is a tad small...well that's bearable :)

4. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I think the Nokia Lumia 820 is better looking than the Nokia Lumia 920. it is sad that the Nokia lumia 820 has the same dual core CPU and 1 GiG of ram as the Lumia 920 has but the put lower resolution screen on it I know nokia did that to lower it's cost but wow folks had they given the Nokia Lumia 820 a 4.3 inch High def screen like the HTC 8x has wow Nokia would have had the 2 top Windows 8 smart phones on the marlet place instead of one. OH well there's next year

7. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

True, but there has to be more pricing differentiation between them. From the looks of it, the 820 could be priced around $50-100 on contract, and the 920 at $200. Higher-def screen on the 820 might have pushed it in the $150 range. That said, there are hints of more Lumia phones to follow, entry- and mid-level, and Nokia has a good history of filling in gaps and offering something to suit almost any budget.

6. djstammo

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

And there are no Lumia 710 and 610

8. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

where the heck have you been living yes there is.

9. djstammo

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

1 HTC, 2Samsungs, 2 Nokia (not 4)

12. jimjam unregistered

ill take 3 nokias, 3 samsungs and 2 HTCs

10. sbr999

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

I LOVE the Lumia 920 but why is there so much bezel down there at the buttons? Couldn't they have made it with the bezel of the ATIV? Great phone nonetheless. I'm completely undecided between L920 and ATIV S...

17. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

you should get the Lumia 920... much more features than the Ativ S Ativ S is just like a typical Windows Phone... nothing special..

11. jimjam unregistered

I understand that there is a trend for larger sized screens. However there are many people out there who want flagship or near flagship specs with a 3.5-4" sized screen. Can't we have both guys? there is room for 5" monsters and 4" ones with similar specs?? Why does smaller screen have to equal low-mid range with android and wp8?

13. jimjam unregistered

So I got a thumbs down for wanting choice -haha

16. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I'm of the opinion that users should be able to choose phones like we do laptops. Screen size & resolution, processor, RAM, other peripherals, OS, etc. So if I would, theoretically, want a Snapdragon S4 Pro with a gig of RAM in the body the size of a Galaxy Note 2 with a higher-res screen running WP8 with Nokia's software and hardware perks, I could, as much as I might want an OMAP5 in a 3.7" IPS screened with 2 gigs of RAM running ICS with a body no thicker than a Droid RAZR. It's highly unlikely, given the disposability of phones, but it's a nice idea, in theory.

15. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Looks. So. Beautiful... So. Many. Choices.

18. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

It's color galore! I actually like the HTC 8S look best. Maybe due the similar look to Sony devices that I like. And I just realized that Lumia 920 is thinner than Lumia 800! I'm definitely getting it (given the price is not too expensive)

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