Best Buy just added new Windows 8 phones to its smartphones portfolio, becoming the second retailer in the US, next to Expansys, offering smartphones with the latest Windows software. The retail giant began accepting pre-orders for the AT&T Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC Windows Phone 8X called in short HTC 8X. The new Nokia Lumia 920 is sold for $149.99 and the HTC 8X is priced for $50 less – price $99. Both devices require signing up 2 year contract with AT&T. If you would like to buy just the phone without a contract it will cost you $599.
HTC Windows Phone 8X vs Nokia Lumia 920
If you looking for a color choice you will want to opt in for Nokia Lumia 920. It comes in five distinguish styles: blue cyan, black, red, yellow, and white. The HTC Windows Phone 8X at Best Buy is currently available in purple only. You may want to check out the Expansys offer, which sells HTC 8X in red, black and blue.
You may also ask, why $50 difference in price on both models. The HTC Windows Phone 8X is loaded with 8GB of internal memory, while the Nokia Lumia 920 offers its users 32GB.
Both smartphones use the same 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 1GB RAM on board. Both smartphones offer an 8 megapixel main camera, but the HTC 8X front-facing shooter has 2.1 megapixel while the Nokia’s is only 1.2 megapixel.
The HTC device is equipped with 4.3-inch touch screen with resolution 1280 x 720 display and 342ppi pixel density, while Lumia 920′s is equipped with larger 4.5-inch screen with 1280 x 768 resolution with 332ppi pixel density. In terms of physical dimensions, the HTC 8X is smaller and lighter since it offers smaller screen.