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The first announced Windows Phone 8 device, the Ativ S features a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and an 8-megapixel camera while still managing to be only .34-inches thick.

Description

The Windows Phone 8X is HTC's flagship Windows Phone 8 handset featuring Beats Audio processing, a built-in amplifier, and a 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 display with 720p resolution. The 8X is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor paired with 1GB of RAM, has 16GB of internal storage, front- and rear-facing 1080p cameras with an f/2 aperture, and NFC support.

Nokia's smartphone, the Lumia 920, comes with a significant spec increase over the previous generation. While the Lumia 920 predictably bumped the display size up to 4.5-inches and runs Windows Phone 8, it also adds in some more unique tweaks like wireless charging and an 8.7 megapixel "PureView" camera.

At first glance, Apple's iPhone 5 looks very similar to its predecessor but on comparison you'll notice it has a larger, 4-inch display and aluminum unibody construction. Its the first iPhone to include LTE connectivity as well as Apple's "Lightning" data connector for charging and sync.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: December 2012

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: November 2012
  • Price at launch: $199.99
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 9, 2012
  • Price at launch: $99.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Sep. 21, 2012
  • Price at launch: $199.00
  • Height: 5.4 inches
  • Width: 2.7 inches
  • Thickness: 0.34 inches
  • Weight: 0.3 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Grey / Black

Hardware

  • Height: 5.21 inches
  • Width: 2.61 inches
  • Thickness: 0.4 inches
  • Weight: 0.29 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Yellow, Red, Black, Blue
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Height: 5.11 inches
  • Width: 2.79 inches
  • Thickness: 0.42 inches
  • Weight: 0.41 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: White, Black, Yellow, Red, Gray
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Noise cancellation: Hardware (multi-mic)
  • Height: 4.87 inches
  • Width: 2.31 inches
  • Thickness: 0.3 inches
  • Weight: 0.25 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: White / Silver, Black / Gray
  • Loudspeaker: Mono
  • Noise cancellation: Hardware (multi-mic)
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.8 inches
  • Technology: Super AMOLED HD
  • Resolution (Y): 1280 px
  • Resolution (X): 720 px
  • PPI: 306
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.3 inches
  • Technology: Super LCD 2
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 1280 px
  • Resolution (X): 720 px
  • PPI: 341
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.5 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 1280 px
  • Resolution (X): 768 px
  • PPI: 332
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 1136 px
  • Resolution (X): 640 px
  • PPI: 326
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 1900, 850
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 3.0
  • NFC support: Yes

Connectivity

  • Carriers: T-Mobile, AT&T, Other
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 1900, 850, 1800
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Carriers: AT&T
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 1900, 850
  • LTE: Yes
  • Max WWAN downlink speed: 100 Mbps
  • Max WWAN uplink speed: 50 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 3.0
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Carriers: AT&T
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 1900, 850
  • LTE: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Media streaming: AirPlay
  • Clock speed: 1.5 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2

Processor

  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon S4
  • Clock speed: 1.5 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon S4
  • Clock speed: 1.5 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2
  • Manufacturer: Apple
  • Model: A6
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2
  • RAM size: 1 GB

Memory

  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • Internal size: 32 GB, 16 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 64 GB
  • External type: microSD

Storage

  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External: No
  • Internal size: 32 GB
  • External: No
  • Internal size: 64 GB, 32 GB, 16 GB
  • External: No
  • Resolution: 1.9 megapixels

Front Camera

  • Resolution: 2.1 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Resolution: 1.2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Resolution: 1.2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Video resolution: 1080p

Rear Camera

  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Resolution: 8.7 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Operating system: Windows Phone
  • Launch OS version: Windows Phone 8

Software

  • Operating system: Windows Phone
  • Launch OS version: 8
  • Operating system: Windows Phone
  • Launch OS version: 8
  • Operating system: iOS
  • Launch OS version: 6.0
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm

Interface

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Lightning
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer

Sensors

Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Accelerometer
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
  • Capacity: 2300 mAh

Battery

  • Capacity: 1800 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Capacity: 2000 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Wireless charging: Yes
  • Removable: No
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