HTC launched two WP8 based smartphones 8X and 8S yesterday and tried to suggest that somehow 8X has become the hero device of Windows Phone 8 eco-system !!
“It will be a joint marketing campaign where our devices will be the signature devices, almost the face of Windows Phone 8 in the marketing collateral with Microsoft.
So, the comparison of 8X with two WP8 Lumias become inevitable. Why both, because if you have a look at the specs and extras that 8X has to offer, it frankly speaking doesn’t feel like a competition to Lumia 920. It has 4.3 inch HD screen but only 16 GB storage without microSD card slot. In terms of highlights it has “Beats audio” and a FFC which captures 1080P video, first time for a smartphone. But it doesn’t look like a match to amazing innovative features that Lumia 920 brings along with itself.
- Puremotion HD+ display, first time a refresh rate of more than 60 Hz.
- Super sensitive touch which is workable even with gloves on, nails, cloth and what not.
- PureView Camera with OIS and amazing low-light performance
- Wireless Charging
- Dolby Surround sound
Lumia 920 looks too power-packed for a comparison with 8X. So, HTC still has to get the “Hero” device it seems 🙂
Now coming to comparison with Lumia 820. These two devices look evenly matched and just have a look at where one of them has got upper hand on the other and where are they matched.
Lumia 820 over HTC 8X:
- Wireless charging
- MicroSD slot
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 8 MP Carl-Zeiss lens
- CBD display with great outdoor visibility
HTC 8X over Lumia 820:
- Screen resolution of 1280 x 720 with 342 PPI
- FFC, 2.0 MP and 1080p video capture
Where both are evenly matched:
- Beats Audio vs Dolby Surround sound
- Screen size
- 1.5 GHz dual core processor
- 1 GB RAM
Just pondering, if Nokia could have packed Lumia 820 with a CBD AMOLED display with 1280 x 720 resolution, it could have changed the game completely. Now it matches or rather overodoes HTC’s WP8 flagship in many ways. With a HD display, it was an out and out killer device if Nokia keeps its price mid-range as has been expected :).
We know a variant of Lumia 820, Lumia 822 is coming to Verizon. Hope it packs a HD screen, because if it does that then tough times are ahead for Lumia’s competition. If, not Nokia must consider bringing a Lumia 820 variant with HD display.