HTC One X+ vs Nokia Lumia 920: OS Champions Shootout

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Last Week, Taiwanese handset vendor HTC has added another Android smartphone to its product lineup with the unveiling of One X+ – the successor to its early flagship smartphone – One X.

One X+, being the upgraded version of the One X has four major feature enhancements, when compared to its predecessor. The latest handset has a faster processor, increased internal storage capacity, bigger battery and 4G support.

Also, One X+ will come running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS out of the box. As claimed by the company, the handset will be available in Europe and North Asia by the end of this month.

Android Jelly Bean, the latest version of the Google's OS has a potential rival as Microsoft will be official releasing the Windows Phone 8 OS on October 29.

Speaking of Windows Phone 8 platform, a few hardware partners of Microsoft have come up with their WP8 smartphones that will go on sale starting November. Nokia, the Finnish handset maker lately unveiled Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 smartphones based on the new Windows platform in early September.

Nokia Luma 920 is considered an innovative smartphone with several breathtaking features. Moreover, the handset is available in vivid color options for the consumers.

With that being said, can the Windows Phone 8 based Lumia 920 outshine One X+ based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean?

Here is a detailed spec comparison between the two smartphone. Check it out.

Dimensions & Weight: HTC One X+ boasts a dimension of 134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm and weighs in at 135 grams while Lumia 920 carries a dimension of 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm and a weight of around 185 grams.

Display: In this segment, One X+ packs a 4.7 inch Super LCD 2 capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

On the other hand, Lumia 920 sports a larger 4.5 inch PureMotion HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with 1280 x 768 pixel resolution.

Further, both the handsets have the Corning Gorilla Glass 2 display protection.

Processor: On the processor front, One X+ is powered by a quad core 1.7GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 AP37 processor and Lumia 920 is equipped with a dual core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor.

Operating System: Speaking of the OS – the most contradicting aspect of the comparison, One X+ is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and Lumia 920 runs on Windows Phone 8.

When it comes to features Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the platform is packed with a plethora of new features including Project Butter, which offers faster, smoother and responsive performance, on-screen navigation buttons, expandable and contractible Android notifications, resizable App Widgets functionality, high resolution contact photos, Android Beam app and more.

On the other hand, Windows Phone 8 has improved features like dynamic Live Tile Information, social network integration in the People hub, Skydrive and Office 365 documents synchronization, Facebook-events integrated calendar, visual voicemail, threaded email conversations support and many more.

Camera: On the camera optics front, One X+ has an 8MP rear camera equipped with features like autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection and image stabilization and a 1.6MP front camera for video calling.

In comparison, Lumia 920 has a better 8.7MP rear camera with with dual LED flash, autofocus and PureView branding and a 1.2MP front camera.

Storage: In this segment, One X+ has 64GB internal storage accompanied with 1GB RAM whereas Lumia 920 has 32GB internal memory and 1GB RAM.

However, both the smartphones lack a micro SD card slot for expandable memory support.

Connectivity: On the connectivity front, both the handsets offer Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, HSDPA and HSUPA networks speeds, NFC and 4G LTE.

Further, Nokia Lumia 920 supports Qi Wireless Charging feature.

Battery: One X+ is loaded with a 2,100 mAh Li-Po battery delivering 6 hours of talk time while Lumia 920 is equipped with a 2,000 mAh BP-4GW battery, which offers 400 hours standby and 10 hours talk time.

Verdict

Both One X+ and Lumia 920 are high-end smartphones packed with impressive software features and advanced specifications. Moreover, being based on different operating systems, both the devices have software features that are based on their respective platforms.

Like any other HTC smartphone, the One X+ also comes with the Beats Audio integration. At the same time, Lumia 920 being an innovative smartphone has groundbreaking features such as wireless charging, glove-friendly touchscreen display and more.

If your too like to have a light-weight smartphone with a faster processor, larger display and software features of Android OS, the One X+ could be a better option.

On the other hand, if a better main camera is a major concern, Lumia 920 wireless charging and a variety of color options could be the right one.

However, both the smartphones will hit the retail shelves in November and expert feedback on their performance is awaited.

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