PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Lumia 720 vs 8X

Performance

Processing power and speed

Lumia 720
7.8
HTC 8X
9.4
Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Lumia 720
n.d.
HTC 8X
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Lumia 720
5.3
HTC 8X
5.2
Talk time, Standby time and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Lumia 720
8.3
HTC 8X
7.3
Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com and techradar.com

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Lumia 720
6.9
HTC 8X
7.3

Winner
HTC 8X 

PhoneRocket recommends the HTC 8X  based on its performance.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Lumia 720 vs HTC 8X

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

Lumia 720
1,438 ms
HTC 8X
914 ms

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Nokia Lumia 720

Reasons to consider the
Nokia Lumia 720

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Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Longer standby time 30,240 min vs 17,424 min Around 75% longer standby time
Longer talk time 1,404 min vs 678 min More than 2x longer talk time; go days without charging
Thinner 9 mm vs 10.1 mm More than 10% thinner
Front view of HTC 8X

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HTC 8X

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Faster javascript execution 914 ms vs 1,438 ms More than 35% better SunSpider 0.9.1 score
Supports Adobe Flash Yes vs No Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Significantly faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1 GHz 50% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly sharper screen 341 ppi vs 216 ppi Around 60% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution 1280 x 720 vs 800 x 480 Around 2.5x higher resolution
Slightly higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 6.7 MP Around 20% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people

Reviews Word on the street

Lumia 720  vs HTC 8X 

9.0
8.0
One thing we really appreciate about this ClearBlack LCD display is that it is easily visible when viewed outdoors.
Lumia 720

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Lumia 720  vs
HTC 8X 
Type Super IPS LCD2 Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.3" 4.3"
Resolution 800 x 480 1280 x 720
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 216 ppi 341 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes No

software

Operating system Windows Phone, 8 Windows Phone, 8.1, 8
Adobe flash support No Yes

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 + LE Bluetooth

form factor

Lumia 720  vs
HTC 8X 
Weight 128 g 130 g
Thickness 9 mm 10.1 mm
Size 67.5 x 127.9 x 9 mm 66.2 x 132.3 x 10.1 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 0.5 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 16 GB

photo & video

Camera 6.7 MP 8 MP
Resolution 6.7 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.3 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (21.1 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 1,404 min 678 min
Standby time 30,240 min 17,424 min
Capacity 2,000 mA·h 1,800 mA·h
Nokia Lumia 720
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HTC 8X
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