HTC One X and Nokia 900 are two first-rate handsets launched in stores recently. The smartphones are exceptional as a result of several impressive factors. The One X stands out the rest being one of the first handsets to get a quad core processor. It is HTC’s first phone to run on the quad core chip. The device features the hot Android version, Ice Cream Sandwich. When it comes to the Lumia 900, the handset is the premium version of the company’s celebrated Lumia series of Windows Phone handsets. The Lumia 900 is also a 4G LTE handset and runs on the latest Windows Phone 7.5 Mango firmware.
The One X features the typical HTC style and fashion in form factor. The device is ultrathin with an 8.9mm body and ultra-light with 130g weight. Compared with the Lumia 900, the One X may be larger with the dimensions of 134.4 x 69.9. The Nokia handset, meanwhile, is 11.5mm thick and 160g heavy. The device measures 127.8 x 68.5mm, which makes it a smart and handy handset.
Both HTC One X and Lumia 900 are two large handsets respectively having 4.7-inch and 4.3-inch displays. The One X is outfitted with a Super IPS LCD2 capacitive touchscreen that packs 720 x 1280 pixels at a superb 312 ppi. The multitouch display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass and it boasts of HTC Sense 4.0 UI. On the other hand, the Lumia 900 sports a rather modest 480 x 800 AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 217 ppi. It also has Corning’s Gorilla Glass protection and the Nokia ClearBlack display technology as its major advantage.
Processor, RAM and GPU
It is here the beats handsomely its Nokia competitor. The One X comes with a massive 1.5GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor. For additional strength, it has 1GB of RAM. A powerful ULP GeForce graphical processor makes it a great multimedia phone as well. On contrast, the Lumia 900 sports a 1.4GHz Scorpion single core processor with Qualcomm APQ8055 Snapdragon chipset. The device further features 512MB of RAM and Adreno 205 GPU.
Frankly speaking, the One X and Lumia 900 are arguably the best smartphones on Android and Windows Phone platforms. The high power HTC One X comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, while the Lumia 900 features Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. Both the Ice Cream Sandwich and Mango are the latest versions of their series.
The One X has 32GB integrated memory, out of which only 26GB is user-accessible, though. The Lumia 900 falls short with only half the internal storage capacity of its rival. Both devices infamously lack microSD slot, which would help users expand their memory using external memory sticks.
Both the HTC and Nokia handsets sport 8-megapixel 3264 x 2448 rear cameras. But the One X outshines its competitor with richer camera features including autofocus, LED flash, check quality, geo-tagging, face and smile detection and above all 1080p@30fps video capture. The Lumia 900 can only capture 720p video, but it touts Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual-LED flash, geo-tagging and other features. When it comes to the front camera, the One X again wins over the Lumia 900 with a 1.3-megapixel 720p camera, while the Lumia has only 1.3-megapixel VGA camera.
The One X packs a Li-Po 1800 mAh battery, whereas the Lumia 900 has a Li-Ion 1830 mAh (BP-6EW) battery. Battery life of the former is not yet known, while the Lumia 900 will provide seven hours talk time.
Conclusion and Verdict
You might have learnt that the One X and Lumia 900 are the top models of their respective platforms. If you love Android and especially Ice Cream Sandwich, the One X is the best pick for you, because it has a highly powerful quad core processor. If you have some craze towards Windows Phone and Nokia, the Lumia 900 is the best pick out there. Nokia’s all other Lumia models are inferior to the 900.