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Samsung ATIV S vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

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Camera

Do not expect to find any differences in the camera interfaces of the two handsets. When it comes to picture quality, though, there are some differences that can be found pretty easily. For starters, the 8X takes somewhat sharper photos, making it possible to discern fine details more easily. Meanwhile, though, the ATIV S has a slight advantage in terms of colors, as its images look just a tad more realistic.

The camera interface of Windows Phone 8 - Samsung ATIV S vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
The camera interface of Windows Phone 8 - Samsung ATIV S vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
The camera interface of Windows Phone 8 - Samsung ATIV S vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

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HTC Windows Phone 8XIndoor samples - Samsung ATIV S vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
HTC Windows Phone 8XIndoor samples - Samsung ATIV S vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
HTC Windows Phone 8XIndoor samples - Samsung ATIV S vs HTC Windows Phone 8X
HTC Windows Phone 8XIndoor samples - Samsung ATIV S vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

Video recording is pretty similar, with both faring fine and having mediocre sound quality. Overall, we prefer the video quality of the 8X, since it seems to be more naturally-exposed, whereas the ATIV S makes things a bit too bright.

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Multimedia

Multimedia-wise, we'd say that the ATIV S is the slightly better option, especially if you like watching a lot of video or playing a lot of games, due to the larger screen. For other things like listening to music, the 8X features HTC's Beats Audio technology, but it will all come down to the quality of earphones you're using.

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