On the Bluetooth front, HTC made the strange decision to give the 8X Bluetooth 2.1, whereas the Lumia 920 follows Bluetooth 3.1 standards. The best-case scenario would see both phones with Bluetooth 4.0 for easy tapping and pairing. At least with NFC on both handsets, there's room to pair with third-party accessories using the near field communication standard. Battery and storageNokia's 2,000mAh embedded battery edges the 8X's 1,800mAh equally nonremovable ticker. Yet that doesn't mean its run time will triumph.
First, the Lumia 920's larger screen will also require more power than the slightly smaller 8X display, Second, depending on your usage and brightness settings, runtime per charge could be shorter, longer, or identical, The PueMotion+ HD technology might even draw more battery, since it requires a voltage surge to transition from one video frame to the next, Nokia explains it in this white paper, Using the ultra-bright reading mode will also suck out more battery, The phones are currently in a multi-day battery test process, jurassic dinosaur iphone case I'll update with our labs-tested results when they're in..
Yet HTC offers Beats Audio, its signature audio-boosting software, and its own HTC ImageChip for photo-processing. Nokia counters with an equalizer and Dolby sound boosting. In reality, the phones will behave very similarly for core tasks. Carriers and pricingRight now, HTC has the benefit of enlisting three carriers to help rally customers to the 8X: AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. The handset costs $199 and will debut this month. Getting Verizon onboard is no small feat. The nation's largest carrier has been Windows Phone-shy for more than a year; the 8X will be its second Windows Phone ever.
Nokia will come exclusive to AT&T this November, but pricing is still a mystery, If it can score a $150 price tag, it'll help move Lumia 920s on AT&T, where it competes directly with the 8X, As it is, faces an automatic disadvantage to HTC's widespread availability, What about Samsung's jurassic dinosaur iphone case Ativ phones?Samsung's globally announced Ativ S won't pose much threat to either HTC or Nokia here in the U.S, but its Ativ Odyssey, announced for Verizon, will be, We don't know much about the Odyssey, but if it's based off of the Ativ S, it'll look like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and could feature a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED screen (306 ppi), a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and an 8-megapixel camera..
One major difference gives the Ativ S 16GB or 32GB options, but also expandable memory, which is new to Windows Phone and which isn't part of either the Lumia 920 nor the HTC Windows Phone 8X. The Odyssey could also come with a 2,300mAh battery like the Ativ S. Which to get?$99 starting price aside, the Nokia Lumia 920 gets my vote for all-around most powerful Windows Phone, and that's the one I'd personally choose based on feature set alone. However, the HTC Windows Phone 8X is eminently more palpable and portable, and I really connect with its design (especially, the blue shade.) The Lumia 920, on the other hand, is heavy and bulky.