HTC Windows Phone 8X Vs Lumia 920 Vs ATIV S; Specs Comparison

HTC has finally unveiled its new Windows Phone 8 series and will be competing with other WP8 smartphones like Lumia and Ativ series. The HTC WP smartphones are coming with alluring and compact design compared to other Windows Phone 8 smartphones like Limia 920 and Samsung ATIV S. The smartphones include HTC Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S and both have an identical form-factor. Among the two smartphones, the HTC Windows Phone 8X is the flagship WP8 device from the HTC and will face head to head competition with Nokia Lumia 920 and Samsung ATIV S.

It seems like HTC Windows Phone 8X will be available for more affordable price, not confirmed though  and even  make potential challenge to devices like Lumia 920 and ATIV S. But there are some other aspects on Lumia 920 and ATIV S that could attract many consumers looking forward to the Windows Phone 8 release.

By design, the HTC Windows phone 8 X is more compact with  4.3″ display and measures only 132.3 x 66.2 x 10.1 mm whereas the Lumia 920 and ATIV S have 4.5 and 4.8 inch huge displays respectively and measure 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm and 137.2 x 70.5 x 8.7 mm. HTC 8X shares same Polycarbonate unibody like Lumia 920 while Samsung  ATIV S has a metallic finish on the back. Under the hood,  these three smartphones are powered by same processor- Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 ( Dual core, 1500 MHz, Krait ) and share many similar features.

While Samsung and Nokia WP8 smartphones boast huge display, HTC’s marketing strategy is all about its compact and pocket-friendly design and competitive features. HTC 8X display has an anti-glare coating that will reduce glare and offered in many colors like Lumia 920. The HTC 8X will be available in California Blue, Graphite Black, Flame Red and Limelight Yellow.

On the rear side HTC 8X has an 8MP camera capable of shooting videos at 1080p and comes with dedicated ImageChip that will enable you to take multiple frames per second and set some additional photo trickery. One of the Lumia’s highlighted feature is its PureView technology while it is yet to be seen how perfect images the HTC Windows Phone 8 can deliver. Lumia 920 has already proved its ability to capture stunning images in low light or even in darkness.

In terms of storage, the HTC Windows Phone 8X  has 16GB built-in storage with microSD card slot like Samsung ATIV S  while Lumia 920 has no microSD card slot. For connectivity, both Lumia 920 and HTC Windows Phone 8X have LTE and NFC while ATIV S features NFC and other usual connectivity features.

Eventually, it is all about users’ taste and pricing, but more smartphones on different platforms with relatively powerful specs can make more tighter competition between devices on different platforms and bring the price down. Microsoft must be expecting to make a real challenge to smartphones on other platforms like Android and iOS, while these new WP8 smartphones compete with each other. Take a look at the spec by spec comparison and say which one you prefer, HTC Windows Phone 8X, Nokia Lumia 920 or Samsung ATIV S?

Display 4.5, 768×1280 / ClearBlack PureMotionHD+ display / Gorilla Glass 4.3, 720×1280 S-LCD2 / Gorilla Glass 2 4.8, 720×1280 / Super AMOLED / Gorilla Glass 2
Processor 1.5GHz dual-core
Snapdragon S4
1.5GHz dual-core
Snapdragon S4
1.5GHz dual-core
Snapdragon S4
Rear Camera   8.7MP 1080p video +   PureView Technology 8MP 1080p video + Dedicated ImageChip 8MP 1080p video /Image Stabilization
Front Camera 1.3MP 2.1MP 1.9MP
Storage 32GB
not expandable
expandable up to 32GB
Battery   2000 mAh / Up to 17 h  (2G) / Up to 10 h (3G) 1800 mAh 2300mAh
Dimensions 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm 132.3 x 66.2 x 10.1 mm 137.2 x 70.5 x 8.7 mm
Weight 6.52 oz (185 g) 4.59 oz (130 g) 4.76 oz (135g)
Platform Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8