Monday, October 22, 2012

Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC 8X vs Samsung Ativ S,which windows 8 phone would you buy?

Windows Phone 8 is going to launch next week. Microsoft is gearing up for the launch of the Windows Phone 8 operating system with a number of handset manufacturers announcing new smartphones for the platform, such as HTC ,Nokia and Samsung, in order to complete with Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS.

When it comes to Windows Phone 8 it’s clear there are three major choices at the moment, the Nokia Lumia 920 or the HTC Windows Phone 8X, or the Samsung Ativ S.

Few Days ago, Best Buy has opened up pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC Windows Phone 8X, according to WPCentral. Nokia Lumia 920, which ships with 32 GB of on-board store, is available for $149.99 with a 2 year contract, while at the same time, HTC 8X, with 8 GB of on-board storage, costs just $99 with a 2 year contract. Both devices cost $599.99 unlocked. Best Buy began accepting pre-orders for the new Nokia Lumia 920 on Sunday, but the link to the product page has since been removed. Samsung ATIV S price remains a mystery, but retailer Handtec recently took a stab with a whopping £431.99. Obviously, HTC 8X and Samsung Ativ S is cheaper than the Lumia 920, but I don't think it is a good idea to leave the Lumia 920.


Now let’s take a look the full specs about the phones.

The full specs of Nokia Lumia 920:
  • Display: 4.5-inch AMOLED PureMotion HD+ display, 1280 x 768, 332 ppi
  • CPU: 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor
  • Memory: 32GB , RAM 1 GB
  • Wireless: Bluetooth 3.1 
  • Ports: 3.5mm audio, microUSB
  • Cameras: Front- 1.2 MP, Rear- 8.7 MP, LED flash and autofocus, PureView Camera
  • Audio: Dolby Audio
  • Battery: 2000mAh
  • Dimensions: 5.1 x 2.8 x 0.42inches, 6.52 ounces
  • NFC capable, Yes
  • Yellow: red, white, black, yellow and cyan
  • Extras: Wireless charge


The full specs of HTC 8X:
  • Display: 4.3-inch super LCD 2, Gorilla Glass, 1280x720, 342 ppi, CPU: Qualcomm S4 1.5 GHz dual-core
  • Memory: 16 GB, RAM 1 GB
  • Wireless: Bluetooth 2.1 
  • Ports: 3.5mm audio, microUSB
  • Cameras: Front- 2.1 MP, f/2.0 aperture, ultra-wide angle, 1080p recording; Rear- 8 MP, f/2.0 aperture, 28mm lens
  • Audio: Beats Audio
  • Battery: 1,800 Ah
  • Dimensions: 5.21 x 2.6 x 0.39 inches, 4.58 ounces
  • NFC capable, Yes
  • Colors: California Blue, Graphite Black, Flame Red, and Limelight Yellow colors

The full specs of Samsung Ativ S:
  • Display: 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 1280x720, 306 ppi
  • CPU: Qualcomm S4 1.5 GHz dual-core
  • Memory: 16 GB, RAM 1 GB, expand to a further 32GB using a microSD card.
  • Wireless: Bluetooth v3.0 
  • Ports: 3.5mm audio, microUSB v2.0
  • Cameras: Front- 1.9 MP, Rear -8 MP, 
  • Battery: 2300mAh
  • Dimensions: 5.40 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches,  4.76 ounces
  • NFC capable: Yes
  • Colors: Not much is known about the colors of ATIV S, but the Samsung Web site shows a gray model.

The Windows Phone 8X will be available in November from 150 carriers including AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile in the US. Lumia 920 will be exclusive to the mobile carrier for the first six months after the phone’s launch.

The thing is, we’ve been looking at the tech specs again and actually the Nokia Lumia 920 is better suited as a rival to the  HTC Windows Phone 8X and Samsung Ativ S, This would leave the Nokia Lumia 920 as a true flagship and device of pure innovation, what do you think?

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