These two phones are two of the best from the manufacturers. The Nokia Lumia 920 has had wide acclaim as a very, very good Nokia and a bounce back for the company, and the HTC One X+ is a faster and better variant of the HTC One X, although it looks the same as its predecessor. So how do these two match up on form, display, storage, processor, and operating system.
The two phones are similar in size, but the Nokia is much heavier at 185g compared to 135g. The HTC One X+ measures in at 134.4 x 69.9 x 8.9mm. The Nokia Lumia 920 measures in at 132.3 x 70.8 x 10.7mm.
The Nokia Lumia 920 looks very similar to the 900 and is full of character and interest. It has very angular corners and bright colors and is a distinctly Nokia-esque phone. It is certainly one of the most striking phones on the market and is manufactured with the build quality that you would expect from a premium Nokia phone. It looks and feels solid, has no creaks or negativity to report, and is a superb looking and quality build phone.
The HTC One X+ follows exactly the same style design and look as the HTC One X. It’s only different in its internals. It has more curvaceous corners and again, is a very “HTC” look. It is superb in build quality but this variant of the HTC One is only available in the black version, which limits one’s options.
The design of the Nokia Lumia 920, for me, is more engaging and interesting, and therefore, I give it the victory on this front.
The HTC One X+ comes with a 4.7 inch screen compared to the Nokia’s 4.5 inches. They have a similar pixel per inch density with the Nokia coming in at 332 ppi and the HTC, 312 ppi. Nokia has the additional benefit of the use of ClearBlack Technology, which enhances the picture quality by bringing more contrast, depth, and crispness. In addition, Nokia have brought in technology called PureMotion HD+ for better HD quality.
On the display, the Nokia just shaves it and wins this battle.
The Nokia and the HTC have 32GB of built-in storage. But with the HTC phone, you get the additional benefit of a 64GB version. Neither have the option of putting a microSD card in, which is a real shame for both devices.
With the option of the larger capacity, the HTC One X just shades this win and is judged better on storage.
The HTC One X+ comes with a Quad Core 1.7GHz processor that is even faster than its predecessor. It is excellent for just about anything you could want to do, and will not let you down. The Nokia Lumia 920 has more cutting-edge technology comparatively with a Snap Dragon Plus Dual Core 1.5GHz processor. The Nokia runs cooler and more speedily and is set up for the Windows Phone operating system much better in our opinion.
Therefore, on the processor, the Nokia Lumia 920 wins, although it is a close thing.
The Operating System
The operating systems are very different – the HTC One X+ runs Android whereas the Lumia 920 runs Windows Phone 8. Both are excellent platforms and it’s down to personal opinion which you prefer. I actually prefer Android at this stage, although Windows Phone 8 is a marked leap forward over Windows Phone 7 so I’ll give this to the HTC One X+, but it is personal opinion.
Both phones are excellent. The Nokia Lumia 920 though is a step forward and a higher class than the HTC One X+ for me.