Nokia Lumia 820 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Comparison

by Jerry D on February 21, 2013

If you set the Nokia Lumia 820 against the HTC Windows Phone 8X in a mobile melee, which phone wins? Does the 4.3-inch display on the Lumia 820, outshine the Windows Phone 8X’s 4.3-inch screen? How roomy is the Lumia 820 when it comes to storage? Read on to find the answers to these questions…

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Nokia Lumia 820 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. Or view our FAQs.

Nokia Lumia 820 VS HTC Windows Phone 8X
Display 4.3-inch AMOLED ClearBlack 4.3-inch S-LCD2
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
(216.977 PPI)
720 x 1280 pixels
(341.628 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus
Software Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8
Storage 8GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB 16GB internal, no expansion slot
Rear
camera
8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, Carl Zeiss optics, dual LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, face detection, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 0.3MP Yes, 2.1MP
4G LTE LTE
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.1 with A2DP and EDR 3.1 with A2DP/EDR
Size 68.5 x 123.8 x 9.9mm 66.2 x 132.4 x 10.1mm
Weight 160g 130g
Talktime 8.0 hours TBC
Standby 330 hours TBC
Extras GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, free SkyDrive storage and it’s available in multiple colours GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, digital compass, 7GB of free SkyDrive storage and Beats Audio

 

Nokia Lumia 820 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 Nokia Lumia 820 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X fight plays out…

Nokia Lumia 820 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Connectivity

The Lumia 820 is a 3G/HSDPA phone with added NFC, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.1 with A2DP and EDR. 4G connectivity is also supported. The Windows Phone 8X packs NFC, 3G/HSDPA, Bluetooth 3.1 with A2DP/EDR and 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi. And 4G? Yes, that’s in there too.
— It’s a tie, a point to each phone (1-1)

Nokia Lumia 820 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Size/Weight

There’s not much between the two – the Lumia 820 is 123.8 x 68.5 x 9.9mm, the Windows Phone 8X is 132.4 x 66.2 x 10.1mm. The Lumia 820 is the more compact handset. The Lumia 820 is heavier than its rival, tipping the scales at 160g. The Windows Phone 8X, meanwhile, weighs 130g.
— It’s a tie, the points are shared (2-2)

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Nokia Lumia 820 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Camera/Video

The Lumia 820 is equipped with a 8.0 Megapixel camera (3264 x 2448 pixels) with autofocus, advanced Carl Zeiss optics, a dual LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording. For video calling, you’ll find a second 0.3MP camera on the front.

The HTC Windows Phone 8X matches its opponent with a 8.0 Megapixel camera of its own, as well as autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, face detection, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording. Another 2.1 Megapixel camera located on the front is ideal for video calls.
— The Lumia 820 wins (3-2)

Nokia Lumia 820 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Display

The Lumia 820 incorporates a touch-sensitive AMOLED ClearBlack display, 4.3 inches in size and with a resolution of 480 x 800. With its 4.3-inch display and an unimpressive overall pixel count of 384000, the Lumia 820 has a pixels per inch rating of 216.977.

XXXX pointy arrow The Nokia Lumia 820 features a 4.3-inch AMOLED ClearBlack display with a quoted resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 216.977.

The Windows Phone 8X’s touch-sensitive S-LCD 2 screen is exactly the same size as Nokia’s handset. With 921600 pixels on the 4.3-inch screen, the pixel density is a formidable 341.628 pixels per inch.
— The Windows Phone 8X wins (3-3)

Nokia Lumia 820 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Processor

— It’s a tie, one point each (4-4)

Half-time: Nokia Lumia 820 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X

At the halfway stage, the Lumia 820 and the Windows Phone 8X both have 4 points each. This technology battle could go either way…

Nokia Lumia 820 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Software

— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (5-5)

Nokia Lumia 820 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Applications

— It’s a tie, the two phones share the points (6-6)

Nokia Lumia 820 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Storage

— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (7-7)

Nokia Lumia 820 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 Lumia 820 and the Windows Phone 8X share the points (8-8)

Nokia Lumia 820 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Extras

— It’s a tie, one point each (9-9)

BPF verdict: It’s a tie! (9-9)

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