Difference between HTC First and Nokia Lumia 820

Key difference: HTC First is the first phone that will be released running on the Facebook Home user interface. The phone will be powered by a Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400 1.4 GHz Dual-core Krait and a 1 GB of RAM. The Nokia Lumia 820 was one of the first phones to be developed running on Windows Phone 8. It was launched in November 2012, as a slightly cheaper alternative to the Nokia 920. It has a 4.3 inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor and a 1 GB RAM.

In today’s world, social networking is more important that air of water. Some people might be able to get through without food, but not without checking their Facebook accounts at least a few times during the day. Facebook realizing the important part it plays in people’s social lives and recognizing the need for Facebook integration on mobile phones, has collaborated with HTC for new Facebook phone: the HTC First.

HTC First is the first phone that will be released running on the Facebook Home user interface. This isn’t the first time that HTC and Facebook have collaborated. HTC has previously launched the ChaCha, Status, and Salsa, all of which had special Facebook integration, beyond the normal app. However, the HTC First will be the first to actually have a user interface (UI) based on Facebook.

The Facebook Home UI will consist of Cover Feed which will use the home screen and lock screen to show content posted by friends on Facebook, as well as notifications from other apps. It also has an overlay over any and all apps, which allow users the ability to message others via Facebook or SMS, without leaving the app. The lock icon on the lock screen will show the profile picture of the user.

The HTC First also offers the users the ability to turn off the Facebook Home UI, in case they choose to. When Facebook Home is disabled, the phone will revert to stock Android, in this case Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The phone will also be the first smartphone to include Instagram, recently-acquired by Facebook, as a pre-loaded app.

The phone will be powered by a Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400 1.4 GHz Dual-core Krait and a 1 GB of RAM. The phone will come with as in-built memory of 16 GB and no external memory. The phone also has an embedded Li-Po 2000 mAh battery.

The phone has a 4.3 inch Super LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The primary camera on the phone is a 5 MP with BSI sensor and a 1.6 MP front-facing secondary camera, also with BSI sensor.

Nokia is a multinational communications and information technology corporation based in Helsinki, Finland. Nokia’s phones have been famously known as being simple and durable. In 2012, it was the world’s second largest mobile phone maker by unit sales, following Samsung. However, the sales of Nokia have been decreasing as more and more of the market shifts towards smartphones such as iPhones and Androids. In an attempt to offset their decreasing sales, Nokia tied up with Microsoft to release its own line of smartphones, the Nokia Lumia running on Windows Phone Operating Software.

One of the first smartphones under the brand is the Nokia Lumia 820. The Nokia Lumia 820 was first of the first phones to be developed running on Windows Phone 8. It was launched in November 2012, as a slightly cheaper alternative to the Nokia Lumia 920. It has a 4.3 inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor and a 1 GB RAM. The phone has 8 GB internal memory and an external memory expandable up to 64 GB.

Nokia Lumia 820 features an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and dual-LED flash, as well as Carl Zeiss optics. It also has a VGA secondary front-facing camera for self photo shots and video calling. The phone is available in a variety of bright colors, such as black, gray, red, yellow, white, blue, and violet. In fact, the phone comes with back panels in these colors allowing the user to change the phone’s color every few days.

The newest and most distinguishing feature of the Lumia 820 is that the phone is capable of wireless charging. However, the wireless charging mat is not included with the phone and has to be purchased separately.

However, the phone has been criticized as being chunky and heavy. Another issue with the phone, in fact all the Windows phones, is that it comes with the Internet Explorer browser built-in, which can be quite lagging at times, and the phones do not support any other browsers. Furthermore, the collection of apps available on Windows is quite limited, especially as compared to the apps available for Android and Apple.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the HTC website, the Nokia website, cnet.co.uk, theverge.com and GSMArena.com.

 

HTC First

Nokia Lumia 820

Launch Date

April 2013

November 2012

Company

HTC

Nokia

Size

126 x 65 x 8.9 mm (4.96 x 2.56 x 0.35 in)

123.8 x 68.5 x 9.9 mm, 83.5 cc (4.87 x 2.70 x 0.39 in)

Display

Super LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

720 x 1280 pixels, 4.3 inches (~342 ppi pixel density)

480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches (~217 ppi pixel density)

Protection

-

ClearBlack display

Weight

123.9 g (4.34 oz)

160 g (5.64 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

LTE 850 / 1900

LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600

GUI

Facebook Home UI

Windows Phone 8

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.4 GHz Krait

Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait

GPU

Adreno 305

Adreno 225

OS

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Microsoft Windows Phone 8

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400

Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon

RAM

1 GB LPDDR2

1 GB RAM

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

16 GB

8 GB

Expandable Memory

No

microSD, up to 64 GB

Sensors

Gyro sensor, Tri-axis Accelerometer,

Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Connectivity

  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • NFC capable
  • Compliant with Bluetooth 4.0 BLE
  • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a//b/g/n
  • micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port
  • Micro-USB charging connector
  • 3.5 mm audio connector
  • Micro-USB-B connector
  • USB 2.0
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • Wi-Fi Channel bonding

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

Speed

HSDPA, HSUPA

HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE

Yes, v3.1 with A2DP, EDR

USB

Yes, microUSB v2.0

microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels

Secondary Camera

1.6 MP BSI front camera (ultrawide angle)

Yes, VGA

Video

1080p Full HD video recording

Yes, [email protected], video stabilization

Camera Features

BSI sensor, F2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens, Auto focus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection

Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual-LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Speaker with built-in amplifier IC (support 2.55V)

Dolby Headphone sound enhancement, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

.aac, .amr, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)

Codecs: MP3, AMR-WB, AMR-NB, WMA 10 Pro, WMA 9, AAC LC, AAC+/HEAAC, eAAC+/HEAACv2

Audio playback file formats: ASF, MP4, AAC, AMR, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3GP, 3G2

Video supported formats

MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player

Video playback codecs: VC-1, H.264/AVC, H.263, MPEG-4

Video playback file formats: MP4, WMV, 3GP, M4V

Video recording formats: MP4/H.264

Battery Capacity

Embedded rechargeable Li-Po 2000 mAh battery

Li-Ion 1650 mAh battery (BP-5T)

Stand-by

-

Maximum 3G standby time: 360 h

Talk time

-

Maximum 2G talk time: 15.4 h

Maximum 3G talk time: 8.1 h

Available Colors

Black, Black/White, Black/Blue, Black/Red

Black, Gray, Red, Yellow, White, Blue, Violet

Messaging

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

-

No

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS, Digital compass

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

No

Additional Features

  • Social Network Device
  •  Dropbox (25 GB storage)
  • SNS integration
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
  • YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • SNS integration
  • 7GB free SkyDrive storage
  • Document viewer
  • Video/photo editor
  • Voice memo/command/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • Personal information management features: Calculator, Clock, Calendar, Phonebook, Fixed dialling number, Social networks in Phonebook, OneNote, Wallet, Family Room, Kid's Corner
  • Business apps: Adobe acrobat reader free download, Lync (Corporate IM) free download, Office: Excel, Word, Powerpoint, OneNote, SkyDrive storage for documents and notes
  • Document formats supported: Excel, PDF, Word, Powerpoint
  • Sync type: Exchange ActiveSync, Windows companion app, Mac companion app
  • Sync content: Calendar, To-do list, Video, Pictures, Music, Contacts
  • Game features: DirectX 11, Touch UI, XBox-Live Hub

Image Courtesy: htc.com, nokia.com

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