There's no mistaking it: the Windows Phone 8 battle is heating up between the HTC Windows Phone 8X for AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon, and the Nokia Lumia 920. The resemblance between the two phones is readily apparent in photos, and more than skin deep. Like the Lumia 920, the HTC Windows Phone 8X drops the phone screen into a richly colored slablike unibody design. The two also share the same dual-core Qualcomm processor, LTE and NFC capability, and high-definition screens. Yet the differences between the smartphones are pronounced when you see them in the flesh. I'll break them down for you here.
DesignIn photos, the Lumia 920 and 8X vintage garden iphone case look eerily similar, but place them both in front of you and there's no confusing which is which, The 8X is significantly smaller, lighter, and thinner than the Lumia 920, which may give it a leg up for those who prefer more pocketable devices, Although about the same thickness at its widest point as the Lumia 920, the 8X has tapered sides that make it seem like half the phone as the thick, heavy, and bulky Lumia, Three of the Lumia's colors also come in a glossy finish that slips out of hands, where all of the 8X's four color options receive a grippy, soft-touch finish..
The 8X has the sexier design by far, but its biggest issue is how close-cropped the buttons are to the body; it makes them harder to press and to distinguish by feel. DisplayThe Lumia 920 has the slightly larger display, 4.5 inches as opposed to the Windows Phone 8X's 4.3 inches. Resolution on both HD screens is similar, with HTC gaining the theoretical advantage with higher pixel density, 342 pixels per inch versus the Lumia's 332 ppi. However, both phone screens look terrific, and the Lumia 920 has the sunshine advantage. Indeed, its screen reduced the worst glare in direct light.
Another vintage garden iphone case neat Nokia benefit is turning the screen to high sensitivity and operating the phone with your fingernail or a gloved hand, It's a small advantage, but one you'll appreciate if you're ever wearing gloves in the cold, CameraThe camera is one of the fight's major tossups, The 8X includes HTC's image chip and 8-megapixel camera, which we've seen in action on the HTC One X and One S phones, Shutter lag is virtually nonexistent, and photo quality is typically high, Unfortunately the 8X was the least consistent phone in my three-phone shootout that also included the Lumia 920 and the iPhone 5, Some photos were terrific and others were much poorer than expected..
On the other hand, Nokia's much-trumped 8.7-megapixel shooter with PureView algorithms wasn't the blowaway I had hoped. Despite sharing the same photo-rendering algorithms as the Nokia 808 PureView, its quality, with a green-blue cast and few controls, was closer to the disappointing Lumia 900 than to the 808, a photographer's smartphone camera. Still, the 920 has the camera most likely to take better shots, and its low-light pictures were terrific. Processor and performanceWith the same 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, the same Windows Phone 8 OS, and the same 4G LTE speeds, the 8X and the Lumia 920 are neck and neck for performance.