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.