Windows Phone 8 Devices Comparison Chart

For the longest time, everyone has been wanting us to do in depth comparisons between all the main Windows Phone 8 devices as announced so far, so we thought ok then, we will, and here are our two comparison tables of Nokia, HTC and Samsungs high end range and Nokia and HTCs midrange.

KEY: We’ve added the best featured ones in bold.

High End

Samsung has only released one Windows Phone 8 device so only appears in our High End comparison against Nokia Lumia 920 and the just announced HTC 8X. Huawei is yet to announce any confirmed for release hardware.

HTC 8X

Lumia 920

ATIV-S

Display

Resolution 1280×720 1280×768 1280×720
Pixel Density 341PPI 332PPI 306PPI
Screen Type 4.3 inch LED 2 4.5 inch IPS 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED
Glass Gorilla Glass 2 Gorilla Glass 2 Gorilla Glass 2
Touch Standard Capacitive Super Sensitive Touch* Standard Capcitive

Body

Dimensions 132.35 x 66.2 x 10.1mm 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.07mm 137.2 x 70.5 x 8.7
Weight 130grams 185grams 135grams
CPU Qualcomm S4 Dual Core 1.5 Ghz Qualcomm S4 Dual Core 1.5 Ghz Qualcomm S4 Dual Core 1.5 Ghz
RAM 1GB 1GB 1GB
Storage 16GB 32GB 16 or 32GB
Expandable No No MicroSD up to 32GB

Network

Support 4G LTE World 4G LTE World 4G LTE World
GPS GLONASS / A-GPS GLONASS / A-GPS GLONASS / A-GPS
NFC Yes Yes Yes

Sensors

Proximity Yes Yes Yes
Ambient Yes Yes Yes
Compass Yes Yes Yes
G-Sensor Yes Yes Yes

Main Camera

Flash LED Dual LED LED
Sensor 8.0 Megapixel Camera 8.7 Megapixel PureView Camera 8 Megapixel Camera
Aperture f/2,0 and 28mm lens f/2.0 and 26mm with floating lens f2.6
Video 1080P 1080P 1080P

Front Camera

Sensor 2.1 Megapixel 1.2 Megapixel 1.9 Megapixel
Video 1080P 1080P 1080P
SOUND
Enhanced Beats Audio Dolby tbc

Battery & Charging

Battery 1800 mAh 2000 mAh 2300 mAh
Wireless No Yes Not known for sure

Mid Range

As mentioned before, Samsung has no mid range phone, this will be a comparison of the HTC 8S and Nokia Lumia 820. Lets see which one tops the bold here.

HTC 8S

Lumia 820

Display

Resolution 800×480 800×480
Pixel Density 233 PPI 217 PPI
Screen Type 4 inch LED 2 4.3 inch AMOLED
Glass Gorilla Glass 2 Unknown Protective Coating
Touch Features Standard Capacitive Standard Capactive

Body

Dimensions 120.5 x 63 x 10.28mm 123.8 x 68.5 x 9.9mm
Weight 113grams 160grams
CPU 1.0GHz Qualcomm S4 Dual Core 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 Dual Core
RAM 512MB 1GB
Internal Storage 4GB 8GB
Expandable Storage MicroSD, up to 32GB MicroSD, up to 32GB

Network

Support 3G, HSDPA+ 4G LTE World
GPS GLONASS / A-GPS GLONASS / A-GPS
NFC Yes Yes

Sensors

Proximity Sensor Yes Yes
Ambient Light Sensor Yes Yes
Compass Yes Yes
G-Sensor Yes Yes

Main Camera

Flash LED LED
Sensor 5.0 Megapixel Camera 5.0 Megapixel Camera
Aperture Unknown Unknown
Video Recording 1080P 1080P

Front Camera

Sensor No frontfacing camera VGA Camera
Video Recording No frontfacing camera VGA Video

Sound

Enhancements Beats Audio Dolby

Battery & Charging

Battery 1700 mAh 1650 mAh
Wireless Charging No Yes, requires cover

Overview

Have these specs and comparisons made the decision making easier for you? Which Windows Phone are you going to buy?

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3 thoughts on “Windows Phone 8 Devices Comparison Chart

  1. With its Windows Phone 8X and 8S smartphones, has HTC actually replaced Nokia as the darling of Microsoft?

  2. Great info. Lucky me I came across your site by accident (stumbleupon).
    I’ve saved as a favorite for later!

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