These two Windows Phone 8 handsets will battle it out upon their release, being equal competition for each other, and solid contenders for the iPhone 5. Both are flagship phones for the latest Windows mobile operating system update, both will be priced in the same bracket (with other high-end smartphones like the Galaxy S3), and both are expected to be released in November. When compared side by side, each has their strengths and weaknesses, and both have potential to be popular with consumers. Here is a break down of the specs of both phones, and how they compare.
Display: with both the HTC and the Nokia measuring in at about the same dimensions, the display is also a close call; the 8X offers a 4.3 inch display, while the 920 has a 4.5 inch screen. The technology behind both, however, is quite different: the HTC has a S-LCD2 display with a pixel density of about 342 ppi, where the Nokia has a IPS TFT display with a similar density coming in at 332 ppi, and will be powered by PureMotion HD+. Both are equally pleasing to the eye, displaying saturated colors and and a broad viewing angle.
Processor: in this category, the 8X and Lumia 920 are equally strong, with identical Dual-core 1.5 GHz processors, each running with 1GB of RAM, which makes both run quickly, and smoothly, no matter what tasks they may be faced with. As for gaming, again both phones are identical with their Adreno 225 GPU.
Storage: neither handset will offer the option to expand the memory, which means the factory issued storage is all the consumer will get. The Nokia has the added bonus of offering 32GB, while the HTC only offers half the storage, at a mere 16GB.
Camera: both phones have a powerful 8MP rear-facing camera, with autofocus, and are both capable of capturing 1080p high definition video. However, the Nokiaâ€™s camera is complemented by Carl Zeiss optics, dual-LED flash, and PureView technology; on the downside, the front-facing camera has a modest 1.3 megapixels. The HTC, on the other hand, offers continuous auto-focus and light while capturing video, as well as a 2.1MP front-facing camera that also captures an impressive 1080p video.
Additional Features: when it comes to connectivity, both handsets have Bluetooth, GPS, Micro USB, and NFC chips. For battery, the Nokia does a little better with its Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery, while the HTC has a Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery. Neither have a radio, Java support or an infrared port.
Post contributed by Chloe Parker, gadget enthusiast and writer for www.mobilephones.org.uk