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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.

Description

The Windows Phone 8S by HTC is a mid-range Windows Phone 8 handset featuring a 4-inch WVGA Super LCD screen, a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, and Beats Audio processing. The 8S includes 4GB of internal storage expandable via microSD and a 5-megapixel rear camera with a 35mm lens, f/2.8 aperture, and 720p video recording.

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.

The Lumia 820 is powered by the same 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 as the flagship Lumia 920, but will arrive with a smaller 4.3-inch display, only 8GB of storage, and a eight-megapixel rear camera. The 8GB internal storage can be expanded via Windows Phone 8's extended microSD functionality.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: November 2012
  • Price at launch: $199.99

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: November 2012
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 9, 2012
  • Price at launch: $99.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 9, 2012
  • Price at launch: $49.00
  • 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

Hardware

  • Height: 4.74 inches
  • Width: 2.48 inches
  • Thickness: 0.4 inches
  • Weight: 0.25 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Blue, Yellow / Gray, White / Black, Red
  • 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: 2.7 inches
  • Thickness: .4 inches
  • Weight: .35 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Purple, Yellow, Gray, White, Black, Blue, Red
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 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

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 4 inches
  • Technology: Super LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 800 px
  • Resolution (X): 480 px
  • PPI: 233
  • 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): 4.3 inches
  • Technology: AMOLED
  • Pixel arrangement: RGBG (PenTile)
  • Resolution (Y): 800 px
  • Resolution (X): 480 px
  • PPI: 217
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • 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

Connectivity

  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • 802.11n frequencies: 2.4GHz
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • 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: T-Mobile, 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: Optional
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon S4
  • Clock speed: 1.5 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2

Processor

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

Memory

  • RAM size: 512 MB
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External: No

Storage

  • Internal size: 4 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 32 GB
  • External type: microSD
  • Internal size: 32 GB
  • External: No
  • Internal size: 8 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 32 MB
  • External type: microSD
  • Resolution: 2.1 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 1080p

Front Camera

  • Resolution: 1.2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Resolution: .3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: VGA
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p

Rear Camera

  • Resolution: 5 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Resolution: 8.7 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: Dual LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Operating system: Windows Phone
  • Launch OS version: 8

Software

  • Operating system: Windows Phone
  • Launch OS version: 8
  • Operating system: Windows Phone
  • Launch OS version: 8
  • Operating system: Windows Phone
  • Launch OS version: 8
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB

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: Micro USB
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Accelerometer

Sensors

Proximity, Ambient light, Accelerometer
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
  • Capacity: 1800 mAh
  • Removable: No

Battery

  • Capacity: 1700 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Capacity: 2000 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Wireless charging: Yes
  • Capacity: 1650 mAh
  • Wireless charging: Optional
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