Windows Phone 8 Handset Specifications Line-Up

With a slew of handsets ready to launch featuring the new Windows Phone 8 platform, we’ve taken the three flagship devices from Nokia, HTC and Samsung; the Nokia Lumia 920, HTC 8X and Samsung Ativ S, and have compared them to the mid-rangers all waiting to hit the market.

But, how do they stack up against each other? We’ve compiled a comparison table to take a look at the first batch of Windows Phone 8 contenders to see how their specs compare.

Feature Nokia Lumia 920 Nokia Lumia 820 HTC 8X HTC 8S Samsung Ativ S
Operating System Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8
CPU Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait Dual-core 1 GHz Krait Dual core 1.5 GHz Krait




1GB 512MB 1GB
Display 4.5-inch, PureMotion HD+ 4.3-inch, AMOLED, Capacitive Touchscreen 4.3-inch S-LCD2 Capacitive Touchscreen 4-inch S-LCD Capacitive Touch Screen 4.8-inch Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen
Resolution 768 x 1280 pixels 


480 x 800 pixels 720 x 1280 pixels 480 x 800 pixels 720 x 1280 pixels
Dimensions 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm 123.8 x 68.5 x 9.9 mm 132.4 x 66.2 x 10.1 mm 120.5 x 63 x 10.3 mm 137.2 x 70.5 x 8.7 mm
Weight 185g 


160g 130g 113g 135g
Camera 8.7   MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels 8MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels 5MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels 8MP, 3264×2448 pixels
Aperture f2.0 


f2.2 f2.0 f2.8
Imaging Features PureView Technology, Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus Geo-Tagging Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection Geo-Tagging, Image Stabilization
Secondary Camera 1.3MP VGA 2.1MP No 1.9MP
Video 1080p @ 30fps 


1080p @ 30fps 


1080p @ 30fps 720p @ 30fps 1080p @ 30fps
Battery Li-Ion 2000 mAh 


Li-Ion 1650mAh Li-Ion 1800 mAh Li-Po 1700 mAh Li-Ion 2300 mAh
Wireless Charging Yes Yes No No No
NFC Yes 


Yes Yes No Yes
Storage 32GB 


8GB and microSD up to 32GB 16 GB 4GB and microSD up to 32GB 16GB   or 32GB storage and microSD up to 32GB

Looking at the numbers it’s clear to see which handsets are the front-runners in terms of specs, boasting high-end features such as wireless charging, PureView camera technology and NFC connectivity.

Windows Phone 8 is very likely to win over some new fans, not only as a result of manufacturer’s headlining acts but with their equally as impressive mid-range devices. Keep checking back because we’ll have full reviews of all the latest handsets on the Dialaphone blog very soon.

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