Nokia Lumia 820 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

When looking at the Windows Phone 8 market there are two phones that available to everyone on every carrier. Those two devices are the HTC Windows Phone 8X and the Nokia Lumia 820. Because these two devices are what most people are debating on buying I decided to do a head to head with them.

Lets start with the specs on both devices:

Both devices have 4.3 inch screens however the 8X's ppi is much higher at 341ppi vs the Lumia's 216 ppi. Clear winner is the 8x here.

Both devices are 10mm thick the Htc 8X weights in at 130g and the Lumia 820 comes in 160g. The HTC 8X is taller and skinner carrying the 16:9 ratio (66 x 132 x 10 mm) while the Lumia 820 is 69 x 124 x 10 mm. This is a draw in my mind depending on which form you find more pleasing personally.

Both devices have dual core 1.5Ghz processors with 1Gb of RAM and 8mp cameras on the back. However the HTC 8X has 16gb of internal memory and the Lumia 820 has 8gb but, the Lumia has a expandable micro SD slot. Being that Lumia has the potential to have much more memory this round goes to the 820.

The battery is slightly bigger on the HTC 8X it has a 1800 mAh battery as compared to the 1650 mAh battery on the Lumia 820. However with the lower ppi on the Lumia the lower powered battery lasts longer in it than it would in the 8X. That being said this round goes easily goes to the 8X

Where the Lumia really pulls away from the 8X is the Nokia specific apps. This advantage is too much for the HTC 8X to get over with apps like: Photo Beamer, Smart Shoot, Cinemagraph, Creative Studio, You Send It, Nokia Transit, Panorama, Nokia Music, Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive, Nokia City Lens. Than there is the apps are better exclusive versions like: Groupon, Foursquare, Accu Weather and a two ESPN apps.  The value that these apps add to the Lumia 820 are simply too large to ignore. In the apps round the Lumia 820 wins hands down.

Bottom line here is unless you really enjoy the form factor of the HTC 8X you should be buying the Lumia 820.  From it's easier to get at buttons, it's wireless charging shells, expandable memory, to it's exclusive apps the Lumia 820 is the clear winner here. If you have any questions on either device feel free to leave them in comments or send me a tweet and will do my best to answer them for you.


Author: Kevin Everett

Follower of all things Mobile tech. News, views, and reviews on everything mobile. Writer at Daily Mobile, Mobile Phone Geek to the Core, Father, Husband, Christian

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