Face-Off: Nokia Lumia 920 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X


Looking at the overall scorecard, the Nokia Lumia 920 emerges victorious, winning 7 rounds and tying in one (performance), versus a mere three outright wins for the HTC Windows Phone 8X. This is by no means a knockout, however.

The areas in which the 8X shines could sway shoppers in its direction. Much lighter and slimmer than the Lumia, the 8X lasted more than 3 hours longer on a charge. Keep in mind, however, that our battery test involved continuous use; Windows Phones generally last a full day on a charge because of the way the OS conserves power.

The Lumia 920 reigns supreme, though, starting with its bigger and higher-quality display. It’s just a better canvas for Microsoft’s Live Tile interface, games, videos, pictures and more. The Lumia also takes better photos in low light. Then there are all of Nokia’s own apps, which really add value. Nokia Drive and Nokia Music are our favorites. Add in a wider array of accessories, and it’s clear that Nokia really wants to build a robust ecosystem around its Windows Phone.

The low $99 price tag puts the Lumia 920 over the top, giving you double the storage of the $199 8X, along with a wireless charging plate (for a limited time). The Windows Phone 8X is the Windows Phone we’d rather carry, but the Lumia 920 is the one we’d most like to use, making it our winner.

Face-Off: Nokia Lumia 920 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X

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  1. Phil T Says:

    Many people have complained about a battery issue with the Lumia 920 and it seems it can be resolved by power cycling. The Lumia’s battery should easily get your through a day.

  2. Lulu Says:

    I don’t care how light weight, slim htc x8 is. I just hate htc phones, they are cheap quality.

    I love my Nokia Lumia 920. I got my Lumia 920 three weeks ago, and today I got wireless charging plate from AT&T for free. :) AT&T sent me the upgraded Nokia’s wireless charging plate (it costs over $50). :)

    I can use my Lumia 920 with gloves on. And I love it’s super video stabilization feature.

  3. Rico Says:

    Your performance graph has an error. Heads up

  4. Horace Says:

    My lumia 920 bricked on day 2 after I left for a business trip. I think it was the wireless charging plate. Ive reset it over 5x and it just bootloops and wont charge or move past the screen lock app if it gets that far.

  5. Riku Says:

    Horace, go to: http://wmpoweruser.com/how-to-fix-a-bricked-nokia-lumia-920/

    Also one hint for a bricked phone I found was to have it connected to the charger and hold the power button down for a good 10 minutes to 30 minutes (watch tv at the same time?). It is supposed to allow a charge to go to the battery but not power up. Then once you power up you should have enough juice to break the bootloop.

  6. Ngan Tengyuen Says:

    I bought a Lumia 920 and all I can say this is a very good smartphone with the potential to replace a compact digtal camera in the near future. No regrets, windows phone 8 will only get better as time goes by.

  7. Ashley Says:

    thanks guys definitley lovedthe lumia when i irst saw it but had doubts due to family suggesting to get the htc instead. this cleared things up!! im sticking to my cyan colored lumia920.

  8. Robin Says:

    I have the Lumia 920 and love it, and yes — the battery does get me through a day. I’m on AT&T and use my phone mostly to surf the ‘net for hair styles when consulting with my clients at the Dallas hair salon I work at. The 4G LTe is great; very fast. That helps.

  9. Spencer Says:

    Guys, the 8x has wireless charging too…

  10. icecream Says:

    HTC 8X is wayy better!! its much lighter!! i want a phone, not a brick like lumia

  11. SouthernYankee Says:

    Why is it that 99% of all reviews today do not include call quality? If it can’t make or receive calls with good consistent quality, it’s basically a $3-400 netbook.

  12. brandenb Says:

    I have the 8x and I love it the call quality is great I was playing cod online and using the phone to talk to my friend and never became fuzzy and never dropped call over 8 hours of nonstop gaming. a great phone the only downfall is the quality of apps and games on the windows store

  13. brandenb Says:

    Also the lack of games

  14. Yousra Says:

    I tried both and i much prefer HTC 8X though I’ve been always a nokia user…love HTC’s slim design and audio quality..I listen to music heavily on my cellphone and the built-in beats audio is the best audio quality I’ve ever heard on a cellphone..i know that Nokia’s camera is superior but i already have a professional camera and i rarely use my phone for taking pictures so the HTC is sufficient in that matter…so which is better, it depends on your usage for me it is the 8X.

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