Difference between HTC Windows 8X and LG Optimus F7

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. The LG Optimus F7 features a 4.7 inch screen and will run on Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). In terms of hardware, it will have a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 2 GB RAM and an internal storage capacity of 8 GB.

HTC originally made many phones with Windows OS, before shifting its products to Android for drawing in more customers and profits.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.

A popular series of smartphones by LG Electronics is the LG Optimus. Some of the newer phones under this brand include LG Optimus G, LG Optimus L5, LG Optimus L7, etc. On, February 21, 2013, LG announced the new sub category in the LG Optimus lineup, the F series, namely LG Optimus F5 and LG Optimus F7. LG’s F series are mid-range phones that are expected to address the growing demands of 4G LTE phones. Though, the phone has been announced for release, the company has yet to release all of the specs for the phone.

The LG Optimus F7 features a 4.7 inch True HD-IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and will run on Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). The device has a slim polycarbonate back that is a little slippery to hold. The phone features a wide and sleek physical home button on the bottom of the screen, which is surrounded by a capacitive back and menu buttons. The back of the device features a hexagonal pattern with varying tones and shades. The design makes the phone unique from the other phones that are available in the market.

In terms of hardware, it will be powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 2 GB RAM, making it a pretty fast device in terms of running apps. The device provides an internal storage capacity of 8 GB, which is expandable by 32 GB. The phone houses an 8 MP primary camera for videos and photos and a 1.3 MP front facing secondary camera. The cameras come with features such as autofocus and geo-tagging. The phone will have 4G and NFC capabilities. The device comes with a powerful Li-Ion 2540 mAh battery.  The F7 will also get an updated version of the Q-Slide, which will work with calculator, memo, camera, browser and the video player. The phone also comes with a new safety care feature, which can send SMS or alerts to certain people if the user has not checked in a while or left a certain area. It will also let the family member know if the user has dialed 911 from their phones.

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

 

HTC Windows 8X

LG Optimus F7

Launch Date

November 2012

Announced February 2013

Expected release Q2/2013

Company

HTC

LG Electronics

Size

132.35 x 66.2 x 10.12 mm

131.7 x 68.2 x 9.6 mm (5.19 x 2.69 x 0.38 in)

Display

4.3-inches S-LCD2 capacitive touchscreen

4.7 inches True HD-IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

720 x 1280 pixels (~342 ppi pixel density)

720 x 1280 pixels (~312 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Gorilla Glass 2

TBA

Weight

130 grams

TBA

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - for AT&T

HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

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

LTE

GUI

Windows Phone 8 UI

LG UI

CPU speed

1.5 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm Krait

Dual-core 1.5 GHz

GPU

Adreno 225

TBA

OS

Windows Phone 8

Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon

TBA

RAM

1 GB

2 GB RAM

SIM Size

microSIM

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

16 GB

8 GB

Expandable Memory

No

up to 32 GB

Sensors

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

Accelerometer, proximity, compass

Connectivity

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

Network

Bluetooth Version

Mobile Hotspot

Wi-Fi Connectivity

GPS

4G LTE Network

802.11b/g/n

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, USB

WiFi, NFC, GPRS, EDGE, LTE, USB

Speed

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

HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE

WLAN

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

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

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v3.1 with A2DP, EDR

Yes

USB

microUSB v2.0

microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

8MP 3264 x 2448 pixels rear camera

8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus

Secondary Camera

2.1 MP front camera

1.3 MP

Video

[email protected]

Yes (details TBA)

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
  • Geo-tagging

Sound Enhancement

Beats Audio

Built-in amp

SNS integration

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

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

MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player

Video supported formats

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

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

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-ion Polymer 1800 mAh

Li-Ion 2540 mAh battery

Talktime

No official data released

No official data released

Standby Time

No official data released

No official data released

Available Colors

California Blue, Graphite Black, Flame Red, Limelight Yellow

Black, White

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5

HTML

Radio

No

TBA

GPS

Internal GPS antenna with GLONASS

with 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
  • Document viewer
  • Organizer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input
  • Q Slide
  • Safety Care Feature

Image Courtesy: htc.com, phonearena.com

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