Nokia Lumia 925 vs. HTC Desire 600 – Fight!

by Jerry D on July 19, 2013

There are questions we should be asking when judging the Nokia Lumia 925 and the HTC Desire 600. Questions like… Does the 4.5-inch display on the Lumia 925, crush the one on the Desire 600? Does its dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon CPU have more grunt? Does the Desire 600’s 9.3mm-thick chassis catch the eye? Read on to find the answers to these questions…

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Nokia Lumia 925 vs. HTC Desire 600: 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 925 VS HTC Desire 600
Display 4.5-inch AMOLED ClearBlack 4.5-inch Super LCD2
Resolution 768 x 1280 pixels
(331.778 PPI)
540 x 960 pixels
(244.667 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200
Software Windows Phone 8 Android 4.1.2
Storage 16GB internal, no expansion slot 8GB internal, no expansion slot
Rear
camera
8.7 Megapixels with autofocus, Carl Zeiss Tessar f/2.0, 26mm True 16:9 optics, PureView technology, touch focus, geo-tagging, dual LED flash, image stabilization, Nokia Smart Camera mode and 1080p video recording 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face and smile detection and 720p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 1.3MP Yes, 1.6MP
4G LTE No
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP 4.0 with A2DP
Size 70.6 x 129.0 x 8.5mm 67.0 x 134.8 x 9.3mm
Weight 139g 130g
Talktime 13.0 hours 11.0 hours
Standby 440 hours 539 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot, free SkyDrive storage, Dolby Headphone sound and a metal design Dual SIM, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, and Beats Audio

 

Nokia Lumia 925 vs. HTC Desire 600 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 925 vs. HTC Desire 600 fight plays out…

Nokia Lumia 925 vs. HTC Desire 600 – Connectivity

The wireless options on the Lumia 925 include NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP. It also incorporates 4G for speedy data downloads. HTC’s Desire 600, meanwhile, dishes up NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. No 4G in this phone though.
— The Lumia 925 wins (1-0)

Nokia Lumia 925 vs. HTC Desire 600 – Size/Weight

The size battle plays out like this. The Lumia 925 is a neat 129.0 x 70.6 x 8.5mm handset. While HTC’s phone is 134.8 x 67.0 x 9.3mm. The Lumia 925 is the smaller phone. Drop the two handsets on the scales and the Nokia Lumia 925 weighs 139g, while the Desire 600 is 130g. Interesting. Could the Lumia 925 be the phone to beat in this fight?
— It’s a tie, the points are shared (2-1)

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Nokia Lumia 925 vs. HTC Desire 600 – Camera/Video

The Lumia 925′s 8.7 MP lens features an array of goodies such as: autofocus, Carl Zeiss Tessar f/2.0, 26mm True 16:9 optics, Nokia’s much talked about PureView technology, touch focus, geo-tagging, dual LED flash, image stabilization, Nokia Smart Camera mode and 1080p video recording. There’s also a front-facing 1.3MP camera for video calls and impromptu selfies.

In this battle, the Desire 600 takes second place. Despite autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face and smile detection and 720p video recording, its 8.0 Megapixel camera isn’t up to the standards of the Lumia 925 with all its goodies. Another 1.6 Megapixel camera located on the front is ideal for video calls.
— The Lumia 925 wins (3-1)

Nokia Lumia 925 vs. HTC Desire 600 – Display

In terms of screen size, the Nokia Lumia 925 incorporates a 4.5-inch (768 x 1280) AMOLED ClearBlack display. It has 983040 pixels onscreen overall, which works out at a stellar 331.778 pixels per inch.

XXXX pointy arrow The Nokia Lumia 925 features a 4.5-inch AMOLED ClearBlack display with a quoted resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 331.778.

The touch-sensitive Super LCD2 screen on the Desire 600 has exactly the same 4.5-inch dimensions. In this battle, it loses the pixel battle with a lower screen resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. With 518400 pixels onscreen, the pixel density is 244.667 pixels per inch.
— The Lumia 925 wins (4-1)

Nokia Lumia 925 vs. HTC Desire 600 – Processor

Speed matters and inside the Nokia Lumia 925 there’s a dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chip, ticking along at 1.5GHz. The Desire 600 has a 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200 processor.
— The Desire 600 wins (4-2)

Half-time: Nokia Lumia 925 vs. HTC Desire 600

At the halfway stage in this match-up, the Lumia 925 leads by 4-2, a 2-point advantage. But this fight ‘aint over. Has the Desire 600 got the tech to win the key storage and battery life rounds?

Nokia Lumia 925 vs. HTC Desire 600 – Software

Windows Phone 8 is the preferred OS for the Lumia 925, while the Desire 600 runs Android 4.1.2. (We like Windows Phone 8. We really do. But in a straight fight against a Jelly Bean-powered phone, well… it’s like giving a man a pistol and telling him to face down an Abrams battle tank.)
— The Desire 600 wins (4-3)

Nokia Lumia 925 vs. HTC Desire 600 – Applications

If software is key, then a variety of apps is vital. Taking the raw numbers into account, Google Play beats the Windows Phone Store by 675000 apps to 145000. So the Lumia 925 gets beaten by the Desire 600 in this round. The Desire 600 has pulled it back to tie the scores. But can it go on to win?
— The Desire 600 wins (4-4)

Nokia Lumia 925 vs. HTC Desire 600 – Storage

This round looks at storage. We start with the Nokia Lumia 925, which comes with 16GB of built-in storage. The HTC Desire 600 is only available in a 8GB version. Without an expansion slot on the Lumia 925, 16GB is the maximum amount of storage available. HTC also didn’t build an expansion slot into the Desire 600, so 8GB is all you get.
— The Lumia 925 wins (5-4)

Nokia Lumia 925 vs. HTC Desire 600 – Battery Life

Calculating battery life is tricky. But Nokia’s spec sheet lists 13.0 hours of talktime for its phone, compared to 11.0 hours for the HTC Desire 600. As for standby time, the phones can last for 440 hours and 539 hours respectively. The Lumia 925 takes the round here.
— The Lumia 925 wins (6-4)

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Note: The Standby time specification is an industry standard that is only intended to allow comparison of different mobile phones under the same circumstances. Power consumption in a standby state is strongly dependent on factors including: network, settings, location, movement, signal strength and cell traffic.

Nokia Lumia 925 vs. HTC Desire 600 – Extras

Finally, the Lumia 925 also includes GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot, free SkyDrive storage, Dolby Headphone sound and a lovely-looking metal design. In comparison, the Desire 600 is packed with Dual SIM, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, and Beats Audio. 
— The Lumia 925 wins (7-4)

BPF Verdict: The Nokia Lumia 925 wins! (7-4)

The Nokia Lumia 925 wins this match-up. It beats the HTC Desire 600, taking 6 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 1 and losing 3. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:

The best connectivity: Yes
The best size/weight: Comparable
The best camera/video: Yes
The best display: Yes
The best processor: No
The best software: No
The most applications: No
The most storage: Yes
The best battery life: Yes
The best extras: Yes

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