Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

HTC Windows Phone 8X and Nokia Lumia 920 are currently the top two WP8 smartphones released this year. Both the handsets are powerful, beautiful and are built for different audience. HTC 8X is a thinner and slick device where as Lumia 920 is bit thicker and wider device. Below is the brief comparison of the features of both the handsets which can be helpful for the people who are bit confused on which one to buy.

HTC Windows 8X and Lumia 920 are running on the latest Windows Phone 8 Os from the Microsoft. WP8 is the second generation of the WP Os as the apps running on the WP 7. X are not compatible with the WP8 and vice versa. Major advantages of WP8 Os is it supports multicore Cpu’s, high resolution displays, microSD support, security components, NFC capability where you can transfer the data not only with a WP device but even with a Windows 8 desktop or tablet.

As the WP8 supports multitasking, both the devices are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon dual core 1.5Ghz processors. Which means more or less they perform with same speed. Integrated with 1GB RAM which would be sufficient to open multiple apps at a time. Both the handsets has Adreno 225 as the GPU. Windows Phone 8X has 16GB in-built memory and Lumia 920 has the double i.e, 32GB internal storage. Both the handsets doesn’t have the microSD card slot for memory expansion.

The 8X has a 4.3 inch Super LCD2 touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixel resolution where as Lumia 920 has a bit longer screen size of 4.7 inch TFT LCD type display with 1280 x 768 pixel resolution which makes it a wider phone compared to the HTC 8X. Display’s of both the devices are protected from Gorilla Glass for scratch and damage resistance.

Both the handsets feature an 8MP rear camera with 1080p video recording. HTC 8X has a single LED flash with touch focus where as the Lumia 920 has a dula led flash with auto focus. Nokia’s PureView technology is used in Lumia 920 camera which gives an extra edge over anyother smartphone.
HTC 8X has a 2.1MP front facing camera and Lumia 920 has a 1.3MP camera at the front for video chatting.

HTC 8X has comparatively a lower capacity battery of 1800mAH than Lumia 920 which has a 2000mAH battery. The 8X supports beats audio which can be an advantage compared to the Lumia 920 which has no exclusive technology in the Music section. Both the devices are integrated with GPS for navigation, supports NFC, Bluetooth v3.1, USB 2.0, 3G & 2G and Wifi in the connectivity section.

Looking at the above mentioned specs and features one can decide wisely which one to go. For me both the handsets looks almost the same but somewhere Nokia Lumia 920 wins the comparision, be it in looks or in the camera.
HTC Windows Phone 8X is released in India and cost around Rs 35000, Nokia Lumia 920 is available in some markets but it is scheduled to be released in India perhaps in Jan 2013 and the expected price of the handset would be around Rs 32000.

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News: Sony starts IceCream Sandwich Upgrade for 2011 Xperia Smartphones

After the Samsung Galaxy S2 now from April 13th 2012 Sony has started the rolling out of Android 4.0 IceCream Sandwich on its 2011 XperiaTM Smartphones.
Initially the software rollout will be made available to Xperia arc SXperia neo V and Xperia ray for consumers in SwedenDenmarkIcelandFinland and Norway for the next 4-6 weeks. Sony will update the rollout process for other markets soon.

Following on, Xperia arc, Xperia PLAY, Xperia neo, Xperia mini, Xperia mini pro, Xperia pro, Xperia active and Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman will receive their scoop starting from the end of May/early June 2012.

To upgrade use the PC Companion for windows and Bridge for Mac and follow the instructions.
The latest version of Android 4.0 (ICS) is a very powerful OS, packed with new features and functionality and also requires more resource from the smartphone and this may impact performance in some user scenarios. If the phone’s RAM is greater than 512MB then there shouldn’t be any problem after the upgrade.
Software updates means improvements, so it is the best way to keep the phone working smoothly. These updates bring new features, better performance and speed, bug fixes etc. So make sure your phone runs on the latest software version.
For a detailed step by step information for Xperia Arc S upgrade please refer this guide and Sony Blog.

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