Nokia Lumia 920 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Fight!

by Jerry D on February 14, 2013

Is the Windows-powered Nokia Lumia 920 a superior phone to the HTC Windows Phone 8X? Does the 4.5-inch display on the Lumia 920, outgun the one on the Windows Phone 8X? How much storage space is there? Can the Windows Phone 8X snap great photos and record HD video? Find out which one wins this big phone fight in the table below…

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Nokia Lumia 920 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 920 VS HTC Windows Phone 8X
Display 4.5-inch IPS ClearBlack LCD 4.3-inch S-LCD2
Resolution 768 x 1280 pixels
(331.778 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 32GB internal, no expansion slot 16GB internal, no expansion slot
Rear
camera
8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, dual LED flash, Carl Zeiss optics, PureView technology, touch focus, image stabilization 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 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 70.8 x 130.3 x 10.7mm 66.2 x 132.4 x 10.1mm
Weight 185g 130g
Talktime 10.0 hours TBC
Standby 400 hours TBC
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and free SkyDrive storage GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, digital compass, 7GB of free SkyDrive storage and Beats Audio

 

Nokia Lumia 920 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 920 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X fight plays out…

Nokia Lumia 920 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Connectivity

— It’s a tie, a point to each phone (1-1)

Nokia Lumia 920 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Size/Weight

How big are these phones? The Lumia 920 and the Windows Phone 8X measure 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7mm and 132.4 x 66.2 x 10.1mm respectively. The Lumia 920 is 0.6mm fatter than the Windows Phone 8X. In terms of weight, the Nokia Lumia 920 weighs 185g, while the Windows Phone 8X is 130g. 
— The Windows Phone 8X wins (1-2)

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Nokia Lumia 920 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Camera/Video

The Lumia 920′s 8.0 Megapixel camera features a full resolution of 3264 x 2448 plus autofocus, dual LED flash, Carl Zeiss optics, PureView technology, touch focus, image stabilization and 1080p video recording.

The two phones match each other for megapixels – the Windows Phone 8X also packs a 8.0 Megapixel camera with 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 920 wins (2-2)

Nokia Lumia 920 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Display

The design of Nokia’s Lumia 920 features a 4.5-inch touch-sensitive IPS ClearBlack LCD screen, with a resolution of 768 by 1280 pixels. There are 983040 pixels overall, which translates to a lofty 331.778 pixels per inch.

XXXX pointy arrow The Nokia Lumia 920 features a 4.5-inch IPS ClearBlack LCD display with a quoted resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 331.778.

Windows Phone 8X’s touch-sensitive S-LCD2 display measures 4.3 inches. In this battle, it suffers from a slightly lower screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Compared to its rival, the pixels per inch (PPI) rating of this screen is a top-end 341.628.
— The Lumia 920 wins (3-2)

Nokia Lumia 920 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Processor

— It’s a tie, one point each (4-3)

Half-time: Nokia Lumia 920 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X

After five rounds, the Lumia 920 leads by 4-3. But this isn’t over. Let’s see what the Windows Phone 8X has to offer in the second half of this fight…

Nokia Lumia 920 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Software

— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (5-4)

Nokia Lumia 920 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Applications

— It’s a tie, the two phones share the points (6-5)

Nokia Lumia 920 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Storage

Which handset wins the storage battle? The Lumia 920 kicks off proceedings with 32GB of internal storage. Likewise, the HTC Windows Phone 8X comes with one default storage option – a 16GB model. Without an expansion slot on the Lumia 920, 32GB is the maximum amount of storage available. The Windows Phone 8X is also missing an expansion slot and so the max storage option remains 16GB.
— The Lumia 920 wins (7-5)

Nokia Lumia 920 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 920 and the Windows Phone 8X share the points (8-6)

Nokia Lumia 920 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X – Extras

— It’s a tie, one point each (9-7)

BPF Verdict: The Nokia Lumia 920 wins! (9-7)

The Nokia Lumia 920 wins this match-up, but it was a close-run thing. The 920 beats the HTC Windows Phone 8X, taking 3 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 6 and losing 1. Specifically, the Lumia 920 has a superior 8.0MP camera with a dual LED flash and Carl Zeiss optics, a slightly bigger 4.5-inch 768 x 1280 pixel display and the most memory out of the box. Given a choice between the two, we’d go for the Lumia every time.

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