HTC unveiled its first Windows 8 range of phone at the NYC event yesterday where HTC CEO Peter Chou and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took the stage to unveil the two phones, the HTC 8X and HTC 8C weird sounding names but extremely appealing features and looks.The HTC 8X is the high-end device while the 8S is the affordable option. 8X has a 1.5 Ghz Qualcomm’s dual-core Krait Snapdragon s4(MSM8960) processor while the 8S has comparatively lower clocked 1Ghz (MSM8627) with a Adreno 305 GPU processor.
The 8X has a 4.3 inch 720p Super LCD and the 8S has a 4 inch 800×480 display
The DRAM on the phone are as followes 1GB for the 8X and 512MB for the 8S, 8X features LTE while the 8S has WCDMA. 8X has a 16GB on-board storage (no MicroSD slot) while the 8S has 16GB on-board with microSD card slot for expansion.
In terms of Camera, the 8X has a 8 megapixel f/2.0 camera at the back with 28mm lens and a 2.1 megapixel f/2.0 aperture and the much spoken about 88-degree wide-angle lens, the 8S has a 5 megapixel f2.8 camera.
8X as a 2.55V amplified headphone output Beats implemented, also features 2 microphoned noise-cancellation.
The 8X features dual-band WiFi while the 8S continues has 2.4GHz.
Full physical comparison below
|HTC 8X and HTC 8S comparison of the physical components|
|HTC Windows Phone 8X||HTC Windows Phone 8S|
|Width||66.2 mm||63 mm|
|Depth||10.12 mm||10.28 mm|
|Weight||130 g||113 g|
|CPU||Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz MSM8960||Snapdragon S4 1.0GHz MSM8627|
|GPU||Adreno 225||Adreno 305|
|NAND||16GB integrated||16GB + microSD slot|
|Camera||8MP f/2.0 + 2.1MP f/2.0 front facing camera||5MP f/2.8|
|Screen||4.3″ 720p Super LCD 2||4″ 800×480 Super LCD|
|Battery||Internal 6.66 Whr||Internal 6.29Wh|
|Colors||California blue, Graphite black, Flame red and limelight yellow||Domino, Fiesta red, Atlantic blue and High-rise gray|
Unlike Nokia, HTC has actually talked about the availability of these phones in their event. The Windows Phone 8X and 8S will be available on 150 wireless carriers (including AT&T / Verizon / T-Mobile in US) in 50+ countries beginning in November, “just days” after the release of Windows Phone 8 itself. Pricing, however, has not yet been discussed.
Lumias’ will also be available around the same dates.
Which ones will you buy, HTC or Nokia?