Global handset manufacturers have been constantly releasing new smartphones at different price points all through the year. Especially, in the past few months they have come up with their flagship smartphones that are based on latest versions of the operating systems – Windows Phone 8, iOS 6 and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Today, the topic of interest in LG Nexus 4 and HTC 8X – the current flagship smartphones of Google and HTC that are based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and Windows Phone 8 platforms.
Speaking of their availability in the Indian market, the Taiwanese vendor has already unveiled the handset in the country and has claimed that it will be released by mid-November.
At the same time, though there is no confirmation from LG or Google regarding the new Nexus smartphone, analysts predict that it will hit the retail shelves by the end of this month. Moreover, as an evidence to the same, eBay.in, one of the leading online retailer website has listed the 8GB and 16GB variants of the handset for pre-order.
As both the handsets will reach the retail shelves in India in the coming days, which one will you buy? Here is a comparison between LG Nexus 4 and HTC 8X. Read it below!
Dimensions & Weight: Nexus 4 measures 134.2 x 68.6 x 9.1 mm in dimensions and weighs in at 139 grams, which is slightly on the thicker and heavier side as compared to HTC 8X measuring 132.35 x 66.2 x 10.12 mm and weighing at 130 grams.
Display: In this segment, Nexus 4 houses a larger 4.7-inch IPS display that has a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels and HTC 8X sports a 4.3 inch Super LCD 2 HD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
Processor: In this segment, Nexus 4 has a quad core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and HTC 8X has a dual core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. The Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro offers long battery life, effective multi-tasking, smoother game play, stunning graphics and more 3D effects.
OS: When it comes to OS, Nexus 4 runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS and HTC 8X runs on Windows Phone 8.
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes with new features including Photo Sphere camera, Gesture Typing, Miracast, DayDream, improved notifications, quick settings, support to multiple user accounts, improved Google Now and more.
Whereas, 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: When it comes to camera optics, Nexus 4 and 8X score the same with an 8MP rear camera, however, Nexus 4 has a 1.3MP front camera and 8X has a 2.1MP front camera for video calling.
Further, HTC's offering comes with a BSI sensor in the rear camera for low light photography.
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Storage: Nexus 4 comes with 2GB RAM and 8GB/16GB internal storage options while 8X has 16 GB internal memory accompanied with a 512GB RAM. However, both the handsets lack a micro SD card slot for expandable storage support.
Connectivity: When it comes to data connectivity, 8X and Nexus 4 have features including Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, NFC and micro USB 2.0.
Battery: Nexus 4 has a 2,100 mAh Li-Po battery with 15.3 hours of talk time and standby of 390 hours and 8X is loaded with a 1,800 mAh Li-Po battery of undisclosed backup.
Price: HTC Windows Phone 8X will be priced at Rs 35,023 approximately while 8GB and 16GB Nexus 4 are available online for pre-order for a price of Rs 23,490 and Rs 27,490 respectively. Check goProbo.com for online smartphone pricing.
LG Nexus 4 and HTC 8X are flagship smartphones and hence, they will definitely have impressive specifications and good overall performance. Moreover, they are based on the latest versions of the Android and Windows Phone platforms that offer all new features to enhance the user experience.
Detailing on the LG offering, the relatively lightweight handset comes packed with a larger display real estate, varied internal storage options and better battery backup.
On the other hand, the HTC 8X with a higher price tag comes with BSI sensor for low-light photography, better front camera and variety of color options.
However, both the smartphones are based on different operating system and hence, they will have distinguished software features respective to their platforms. Therefore, the final buying decision depends on which OS the consumers like to have and also on the pricing of the handset.
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