HTC One X vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Fight!

by Jerry D on February 15, 2013

Is the HTC One X a classier phone than the HTC Windows Phone 8X? Does the 4.7-inch screen on the One X, trump the Windows Phone 8X’s display? Is its quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor faster? How does the Windows Phone 8X’s 130g build compare? Read on to find the answers to these questions…

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HTC One X vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X: stat-fight

Here’s how the two phones compare. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it.

HTC One X VS HTC Windows Phone 8X
Display 4.7-inch Super LCD2 4.3-inch S-LCD2
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
(312.553 PPI)
720 x 1280 pixels
(341.628 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.5GHz quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus
Software Android 4.0 Windows Phone 8
Storage 32GB internal, no expansion slot 16GB internal, no expansion slot
Rear
camera
8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face/smile detection and 1080p video recording 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, face detection, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 1.3MP Yes, 2.1MP
4G No LTE
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP 3.1 with A2DP/EDR
Size 69.9 x 134.4 x 8.9mm 66.2 x 132.4 x 10.1mm
Weight 130g 130g
Talktime 10.0 hours TBC
Standby 384 hours TBC
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, TV-out, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality and Beats audio GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, digital compass, 7GB of free SkyDrive storage and Beats Audio

 

HTC One X vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X analysis

You’ve seen the specs for the two phones above. But that doesn’t immediately tell you which one is technically superior. Here’s how this HTC One X vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X fight plays out…

HTC One X vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Connectivity

The One X is a 3G/HSDPA phone with added NFC, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. But no room for 4G connectivity. HTC, meanwhile, has packed its phone with tech that includes NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.1 with A2DP/EDR. You also get 4G as standard. Yum.
— The Windows Phone 8X wins (0-1)

HTC One X vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Size/Weight

How chunky are these two handsets? The One X measures 134.4 x 69.9 x 8.9mm, while the Windows Phone 8X is 132.4 x 66.2 x 10.1mm. The One X is the lengthier of the two phones by a margin of 2.0mm. Both phones tip the scales at 130g.
— The One X wins (1-1)

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HTC One X vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Camera/Video

— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (2-2)

HTC One X vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Display

The One X features a good looking 4.7-inch touch-sensitive Super LCD2 display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Jamming 921600 pixels into this screen size gives the One X pixel density of 312.553 pixels per inch (PPI).

XXXX pointy arrow The HTC One X features a 4.7-inch Super LCD2 display with a quoted resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 312.553.

The touch-sensitive S-LCD2 screen on the Windows Phone 8X is smaller, measuring 4.3 inches. The resolution is the same. In comparison, there are 921600 pixels onscreen, giving the Windows Phone 8X a strong pixel density of 341.628 pixels per inch.
— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (3-3)

HTC One X vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Processor

As to which phone has the best processor, the Windows Phone 8X uses a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, rated at 1.5GHz. The One X’s processor is a 1.5GHz quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip.
— The One X wins (4-3)

Half-time: HTC One X vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X

At the halfway point, the One X has an early 1 point lead. Of course, this deficit can be overturned. But is the Windows Phone 8X good enough to fight back?

HTC One X vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Software

HTC’s phone uses Windows Phone 8, while HTC uses Android 4.0 in the One X. 
— The One X wins (5-3)

HTC One X vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Applications

This round is based on the variety of apps available. In this fight, the One X has access to more downloadable apps than the Windows Phone 8X. There are over 675000 apps on Google Play, compared to 125000 apps listed on the Windows Phone Store. At the end of this round, the One X is still out in front by 3. With this gap in the scores, the Windows Phone 8X is all but beaten.
— The One X wins (6-3)

HTC One X vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Storage

This next round is about storage. The HTC One X offers buyers 32GB of storage as standard. The HTC Windows Phone 8X also comes with one storage option – a 16GB model. Unfortunately, the One X lacks an expansion slot so 32GB is all the storage on offer. HTC also didn’t build an expansion slot into the Windows Phone 8X, so 16GB is all you get.
— The One X wins (7-3)

HTC One X vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Battery Life

We can’t score this round until we have full talk and standby time information for both phones.
— Tie. The One X and the Windows Phone 8X share the points (8-4)

HTC One X vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Extras

Finally, the One X also includes GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, TV-out, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality and Beats audio. In comparison, the Windows Phone 8X features GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, digital compass, 7GB of free SkyDrive storage and Beats Audio.

— The One X wins (9-4)

BPF Verdict: The HTC One X wins! (9-4)

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