HTC One vs Nokia Lumia 920

The HTC One and the Nokia Lumia 920 look drastically different. The One runs on Android and the Lumia 920 is a Windows Phone handset, HTC went with sleek and light design while the Lumia 920 is a large and heavily built device. But with all those differences there is one thing that makes them nearly direct competitors, and it’s their cameras.

The PureView camera with a Carl Zeiss lens on the Lumia 920 takes big pride in its low-light performance, and Nokia has been throwing around images shot at low light showing how much better it is than the competition. The HTC One is also throwing a punch at the competition, showing off the superior low-light performance of its UltraPixel camera.

But which one of the two captures better low-light (and overall) images? And which one is the better all-around device? Read on to find out.


The HTC One is a truly gorgeous device. Two aluminum slabs come together in a slim package with a slight curve on the back that makes it lay comfortably in the hand. HTC has paid meticulous attention to detail - chamfered edges for convenience, a volume rocker made out of patterned aluminum, a large, stylish camera eye on the back. The One is sleek, only 9.3mm, and lightweight too at 143 grams.

The Nokia Lumia 920 is its near complete opposite. It is also well built and feels decidedly solid in the hand, however it is plain big, bulky. It does feature a pillow shape design that makes it ergonomic to hold, but it measures a considerable 10.7mm thick and weighs a whopping 185 grams.


With the HTC One and Lumia 920 we are looking at two of the best displays out there. The HTC One features a gorgeous 4.7-inch 1080 x 1920 pixel Super LCD3 display. It’s stunningly sharp. The pixel density comes at 468ppi and that means no perceivable jagged pixels at all.

HTC One 360-Degrees View:

Nokia Lumia 920 360-Degrees View:



1. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

I own a 920!!All i can say is mindblowinggg & waiting for a changeover to 928!!!

42. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

OMG ..OMG ,. OMG This Victor drove me crazy.. What can we do , What ?????????

44. MarioGomez

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

loooooooooooooooooooool That is really incredibly funny.. The best story is : Victor. H and Nokia

86. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Nokia fanboys are the most childish everywhere... like you and a bunch of idiots whinning all the time Please cry in the corner of your room not in here..

87. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012


47. phonemirer

Posts: 111; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

yes, the review is unfair because l920 is like 6 months old, we should wait for nokias flagship

79. Whodaboss

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

What a hack of a review! And that's being kind. Did you really look at the low light video test? What a clever and deceiving videos. The HTC phone video captures all the lights in the room to brighten up the recording. The L920 phone is faced to the floor for a number of seconds showing total darkness then when brought back on the dancers it barely captures all the light in the room. Take a real good look at the videos. These folks at phonearena went out of their way to make the L920 look bad. I suppose it's their site they can do whatever they like. But I don't have to bite on their deceitfulness.

2. sonofzeus

Posts: 95; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

920 is only superior to htc in terms of camera. My vote goes to htc one,u cant buy a phone only for its camera

66. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Exactly..808is best option for our friend.. Canon then soo good..maybe nikon.. We discuss about cell phone and its bright like shiny day that htc one soooo forward than 920 in every aspects..just a troll don't believe it..but I dont forget lumia 920 for all big innovation last year and I like it too but my judge is something that I read and see about..tnx.

84. BitterTruth unregistered

L920 is 6 months old, wait for 928!

3. wendygarett unregistered

Lol Victor.H :)

4. zhiae unregistered

i came it to see nokia trols about victor H

13. windroid unregistered

And you consider yourself what?

5. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

HTC One wins again! It is definitely the one smartphone for 2013

77. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

So in your opinion it will beat the s4 the moto x the nexus 5 and the xperia z I'm sorry I would buy all of those phones bar the xz over the one any day the good design and good screen isn't everything!

6. lyndon420

Posts: 6793; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Interesting. I have the One x and it doesn't matter what kind of gloves I have on...I can still use the touchscreen.

8. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

HTC One beats the Lumia 920


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

They will deny still knowing the truth™

34. SleepingOz unregistered

Hands down! But Nokians just won't admit this obvious fact.. smh..

9. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Lumia 920 is the best ! ( in my opinion )


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

In my opinion it's the (Worst) The Htc One excels on everything, except the camera! ®

28. jlp34876

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

HTC one may excel in specs, but the day to day performance would be the same it will still do the job of being a smart phone.

10. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

we all know PA is not much of a WP fan :') to them the iphone never lose a comparison -_-"

36. Shadow_Assassin

Posts: 11; Member since: May 30, 2012

lumia 920 has similar spec to the iphone5. But their comparation showed iphone5 is equally good as htc one while lumia 920 is outdoes by the htc one in almost every department. what a joke.

11. windroid unregistered

I think it's a good and fair review. The 920 was incredibly innovative when introduced, but time passes and any phone 6 months old loses some of its glory. Anyway 920 still is an amazing device, but HTC One takes the lead. In terms of real daily use, any of the two would serve its owner very well and the main difference would be the OS, some prefers more modularity and personalization (Android) some prefers more social integration and strait usage (WP).

29. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I agree... I like the 920...but this time, i'm going to go with the One. It is better. One thing though, i don't like how they designed One, most may beg to differ, but that's my opinion. Still, 920 will always be the phone that pioneered the engineering of OIS.

12. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

WP, Apple and BB just can't hang with Android. That lumina already looks ancient. To bad Nokia is in bed with Microsoft because I bet Nokia can make an awesome Android phone without being tied down by Microsoft. It would change peoples mindset overnight.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Misrosoft owns Nokia, they are in contract for another 2years of funding. Nokia have landed in a death grip! ®

27. windroid unregistered

Long time since your last criticism, really missing your post without any type of argumentation, only full of hate, I see where it comes from, but, go outside, pick a little sun...

17. jlp34876

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

Why do you want Nokia to build an android device? Aren't you satisfied with the current OEM android has? I have a lumia 710 and a nexus 7 and open a PDF of calculus book with 1300+pages on both devices using acrobat reader. And the performance is almost identical even if your searching a specific word or number.

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