PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Lumia 820 vs 8X

Performance

Processing power and speed

Lumia 820
9.4
HTC 8X
9.4
Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Lumia 820
5.6
HTC 8X
5.7
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Lumia 820
5.2
HTC 8X
5.2
Talk time, Standby time and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Lumia 820
7.3
HTC 8X
7.3
Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com and gsmarena.com

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Lumia 820
6.8
HTC 8X
6.8

Winner
Nokia Lumia 820 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Lumia 820 vs HTC 8X

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

Lumia 820
920 ms
HTC 8X
914 ms

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Lumia 820
3.1 fps
HTC 8X
3 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Lumia 820
7.1 fps
HTC 8X
7.5 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Nokia Lumia 820

Reasons to consider the
Nokia Lumia 820

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Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s 5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Slightly longer standby time 21,600 min vs 17,424 min Around 25% longer standby time
Front view of HTC 8X

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HTC 8X

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Supports Adobe Flash Yes vs No Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Significantly sharper screen 341 ppi vs 216 ppi Around 60% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Lighter 130 g vs 160 g Around 20% lighter
Higher resolution 1280 x 720 vs 800 x 480 Around 2.5x higher resolution

Reviews Word on the street

Lumia 820  vs HTC 8X 

8.0
8.0
This translates into a pixel density of 217 ppi, which is far from today's “Retina” standards, but you shouldn't be worried about the screen's resolution.
Lumia 820

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Lumia 820  vs
HTC 8X 
Type AMOLED 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 v3.0 Bluetooth

form factor

Lumia 820  vs
HTC 8X 
Weight 160 g 130 g
Thickness 9.9 mm 10.1 mm
Size 68.5 x 123.8 x 9.9 mm 66.2 x 132.3 x 10.1 mm

hardware

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

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE Cat3/4 Uplink (50 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
Unknown (100 Mb/s)
LTE Cat 3 (100/)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 924 min 678 min
Standby time 21,600 min 17,424 min
Capacity 1,650 mA·h 1,800 mA·h
Nokia Lumia 820
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HTC 8X
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