Difference between HTC Windows 8X and HTC One X

Key Difference: The HTC Windows 8X sports a 4.3- inch S-LCD2 capacitive touchscreen that provides a pixel density of 342ppi. The screen is protected using gorilla glass 2, which makes it pretty durable and less prone to scratches. The phone is pretty slick and slim, weighing only 130 grams with the battery. HTC One X was initially announced as the flagship product of the HTC One series. It comes with a 4.7-inch super LCD 2 with 1280 x 720 (HD, 720p) and Corning Gorilla Glass.

HTC originally made many phones with Windows OS, before shifting its products to Android for drawing in more customers and profits. Recently, HTC has put focus on helping Windows boost its product range with the new HTC Windows 8X and the 8S phones. The phones are set to give direct competition to the Androids and the iPhones. The company has set out to prove that Windows can be just as stylish and productive as the other phones in the market. HTC has incorporated some of its best technologies on the Windows 8X. The phone was released in November 2012 and has been proven a success with many people.

The HTC Windows 8X sports a 4.3- inch S-LCD2 capacitive touchscreen that provides a pixel density of 342ppi. The screen is protected using gorilla glass 2, which makes it pretty durable and less prone to scratches. The screen itself has an excellent resolution and provides more ppi than the iPhone, giving the users a crisp, clear and sharp display screen. The phone is pretty slick and slim, weighing only 130 grams with the battery. The phone is encased in a polycarbonate chassis that is also durable and does not scratch easy. The matte finish on the back provides a firmer grip on the phone. The power/lock key is located on the top of the phone, while the tray with pin release hole, a volume rocker, and a camera button is placed on the right side of the device. The left side is bare and the bottom holds the charging socket and the primary mic. The buttons are said to be a little too flush, making it difficult to locate them on the screen by touch and even harder to press them.

Under the hood, the device is powered by 1.5 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm processor. It offers the Windows 8 OS, with the live tiles that are customizable based on the user’s preferences. The device offers 1 GB RAM and an internal storage capacity of 16 GB. This is one of the downfalls of the phone, as the 16 GB (minus the space required for internal software) is all the user gets for storage, as the device does not support SD cards. The device supports 2G and 3G networks in all areas of the world, while 4G is only available in certain countries such as the US.

The device houses an 8 MP rear camera for taking pictures and a 2.1 MP front camera for video calls. The rear camera comes with autofocus, BSI sensor and LED Flash, while the front camera has unlta-wide angle for allow more details to fit in the picture. The Ultra-wide angle is one of the newest features that is being offered in very few phones. Similar to other HTC phones the device comes with Beats Audio enhancement to make listening to movies and audio an unbelievable experience. In addition to Beats Audio, the device also comes with a built-in amp. The device has a non-removable 1800 mAh battery, a little less than the other phones available on the market. The major downfall with a Windows phone for many people is the lack of apps. However, the number of apps available in the Windows Store is growing slowly and should not be a problem for a long time.

An OEM which has Android based devices in the market is the HTC Corporation. The Taiwan-based company is considered one of the key players in the market of smartphones and tablets. One of its range of popular products are the HTC One Series. These included HTC One X, HTC One X+, HTC One V, etc. One of the most popular ones of these is the HTC One X.

HTC One X was initially announced as the flagship product of the HTC One series. It comes with a 4.7-inch super LCD 2 with 1280 x 720 (HD, 720p) and Corning Gorilla Glass. The HTC comes with Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is upgradable to v4.1.1 Jelly Bean. When the HTC One X was launched it was the first phone to be offered with a quad-core processor among the HTC smart phones, making it the fastest HTC phone to date. It includes a 1.5 GHz, quad-core (global version) and 1.5 GHz, dual-core LTE version (USA and selected countries) along with ULP GeForce GPU and 1GB RAM. The phone is offered with non-expandable, 16 or 32 GB internal storage capacity.

The phone is a predecessor to the HTC One X+, which is an upgrade on this phone. The phone offers a better battery at 1800 mAh compared to the older devices, which would die pretty fast. The device offers Beats by Dr. Dre, making it a pretty awesome music player. It offers an 8 megapixel camera with auto focus, smart LED flash, and BSI sensor, along with a 1.3 megapixel, 720p secondary camera. However, the device does offer a physical camera button and only has an onscreen click button. The device’s image processor, HTC's ImageChip, removes noise, balance color and extends depth of field.

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

 

HTC Windows 8X

HTC One X

Launch Date

November 2012

May 2012

Company

HTC

HTC

Size

132.35 x 66.2 x 10.12 mm

134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm

Display

4.3-inches S-LCD2 capacitive touchscreen

4.7-inch super LCD 2

Screen

720 x 1280 pixels (~342 ppi pixel density)

1280 x 720 (HD, 720p)

Protection

Gorilla Glass 2

Corning Gorilla Glass

Weight

130 grams

130 grams with battery

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

HSPA/WCDMA: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - for AT&T

GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz

4G Network

LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

Depended on market availability.

GUI

Windows Phone 8 UI

HTC Sense 4.0

CPU speed

1.5 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm Krait

1.5 GHz, quad-core (global version); 1.5 GHz, dual-core LTE version (USA and selected countries)

GPU

Adreno 225

ULP GeForce

OS

Windows Phone 8

Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to v4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon

Nvidia Tegra 3

RAM

1 GB

1GB

SIM Size

microSIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

16 GB

16/32 GB

Expandable Memory

No

No

Sensors

G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor

Gyro sensor, G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor.

Connectivity

3.5 mm stereo audio jack, NFC capable, Bluetooth® 3.1, Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n

Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, micro-USB 2.0.

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, USB

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB.

Speed

HSPA+; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL (LTE only for AT&T version)

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

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

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v3.1 with A2DP, EDR

Bluetooth with aptX™ enabled (Bluetooth® 4.0)

USB

microUSB v2.0

micro-USB 2.0.

Primary Camera

8MP 3264 x 2448 pixels rear camera

8 MP camera with auto focus, smart LED flash, and BSI sensor. F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens

Secondary Camera

2.1 MP front camera

1.3 MP, 720p

Video

[email protected]

1080p HD video recording, stereo sound rec., video stabilization, check quality.

Camera Features

  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Ultra-wide-angle front camera
  • F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens
  • Dedicated HTC ImageChip
  • Auto focus
  • LED flash
  • BSI sensor
  • Capture a photo in the midst of recording HD video
  • Dedicated imaging chip
  • Continuous shooting mode
  • Captures multiple snapshot
  • Auto flash smartly determined by distance from your subject
  • Video stabilization feature
  • High quality slow motion video capture and playback

Sound Enhancement

Beats Audio

Built-in amp

Beats Audio

Audio supported formats

.aac, .amr, .m4a, .mp3, .wav, .asf, .wma (verison 9 and 10)

Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)

Recording: .amr

Video supported formats

.3gp, .3g2, .mp4, m4v, asf, .wmv (version 9 and 10)

Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)

Recording: .mp4

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-ion Polymer 1800 mAh

1800 mAh

Talktime

No official data released

10 hours (according to TechCrunch)

Standby Time

No official data released

384 hours (according to TechCrunch)

Available Colors

California Blue, Graphite Black, Flame Red, Limelight Yellow

Gray, White

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5

HTML, Adobe Flash

Radio

No

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

Internal GPS antenna with GLONASS

A-GPS support

Java

No

Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Live Tiles
  • 25 GB of Dropbox space for two years
  • SNS integration
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Document viewer/editor
  • Video/photo editor
  • Voice memo/command/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Free 25GB storage of Dropbox
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • SNS integration
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
  • Document viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input

Image Courtesy: htc.com, gsmarena.com

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