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Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

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The handsets sport 8 MP cameras on the back, but the Lumia 920 has optical image stabilization inside and a pulse dual LED flash. HTC 8X introduces wide-angle lens front camera, which fits up to four people in the frame during video chat.

The interfaces are quite similar, as can be expected from WP8 devices, allowing you to adjust things like exposure, sharpness or saturation, to which Nokia throws in a couple of helpful scene modes like night shot or sports.

The camera interface of the platform - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
The camera interface of the platform - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
The camera interface of the platform - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
The camera interface of the platform - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

Pictures from the Lumia 920 sport higher contrast than the bland looking photos from the HTC 8X, and slightly more detail. Nokia’s phone doesn’t always get white balance correct, and overexposes bright spots, but the 8X fares much worse, making the clouds look purple, for example, and overall its photos look more processed than the softer snaps from the Lumia. In low light scenarios the Lumia 920 wins hands down, with brighter and sharper shots, less noise, and less halo around light sources.

Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

Nokia Lumia 920

HTC Windows Phone 8X - HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
HTC Windows Phone 8X - HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
HTC Windows Phone 8X - HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
HTC Windows Phone 8X - HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

HTC Windows Phone 8X

Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

Nokia Lumia 920

HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
HTC Windows Phone 8XOutdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

Strong - Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC Windows Phone 8XIndoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Medium - Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC Windows Phone 8XIndoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Low light - Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC Windows Phone 8XIndoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Darkness with flash - Nokia Lumia 920 - HTC Windows Phone 8XIndoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

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Nokia Lumia 920

HTC Windows Phone 8XIndoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
HTC Windows Phone 8XIndoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
HTC Windows Phone 8XIndoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
HTC Windows Phone 8XIndoor samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

Nokia Lumia 920 - Night samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Night samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
HTC Windows Phone 8X - Night samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Night samples - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

Nokia Lumia 920

 

HTC Windows Phone 8X

 

The video situation is also widely in favor of the Lumia, with crisp and steady footage, accompanied by excellent sound recorded with the three high-amplitude microphones on Nokia’s phone.

Nokia Lumia 920 Sample Video:



HTC Windows Phone 8X Sample Video:



Nokia Lumia 920 Nighttime Sample Video:



HTC Windows Phone 8X Nighttime Sample Video:




Multimedia

The gallery, music and video players are the same and perform as advertised with the typical WP interface that fast forwards the track by holding the arrow keys, including while playing web video. The phones support local DivX/Xvid video files out of the box, up to 1080 definitions.

The Gallery of Windows Phone 8 - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
The Gallery of Windows Phone 8 - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
The Gallery of Windows Phone 8 - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
The Gallery of Windows Phone 8 - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

Music player - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Music player - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Music player - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Music player - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

Watching videos - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Watching videos - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Watching videos - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
Watching videos - Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

HTC advertises a dedicated sound amplifier for its loudspeaker on the back, which indeed adds a bit of strength to the sound compared to your average smartphone, yet the Lumia 920’s stereo speakers at the bottom are still pumping out louder sound with more amplitude than the 8X.

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