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Verizon HTC 8X vs Nokia Lumia 822, your buying preference

Under: HTC, Nokia, Verizon
Date: November 12th, 2012

It seems that we are now seeing more smartphones than ever being released to the masses with a whole host of new products on various platforms being made available. Away from the likes of Apple and Samsung we are also seeing handsets become available on the new Microsoft Windows Phone 8 platform, and for Verizon customers they now have a buying preference between the Nokia Lumia 822 and HTC 8X.

Both of the new Windows Phone 8 handsets are now available from the carrier and the Nokia Lumia 822 is the cheaper of the two smartphones. The device is currently available for $99.99 after an online discount of $50 on condition of a new two year contract being agreed, and is basically Verizon’s version of the Nokia Lumia 820 and exclusive to the carrier.

For your money you get a handset with a 4.3-inch WVGA display with 480 x 800 resolution, and the back cover is replaceable allowing you to add the wireless charging feature. This is powered by a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz processor coupled with 1GB of RAM, and on board storage comes in at 16GB with the option of expanding further via microSD card.

There is also an eight megapixel rear camera on the back with Carl Zeiss technology and a 1.2 megapixel front facing shooter. The HTC 8X meanwhile is the more expensive handset of the two priced at $199.99 with a two year contract, and this higher price is reflected in the specifications of the handsets display.

The smartphone sports a 4.3 inch S-LCD 2 display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 that is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz processor again coupled with 1GB of RAM. Storage wise there is 16GB built in without the option of further expansion. Camera wise there is an eight megapixel unit on the back, and around a front you will find a 2.1 megapixel shooter.

Both the HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 822 are available now via the carrier via these links, but which of the two handsets will you be buying?

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  • jdballard30

    The 8X – I’ve already pre-ordered. Hard to compare since one is a mid-range phone and the other a flagship. I do wish the 8X had more or expandable storage, but I can get by with 16GB; it’s what I have on my Trophy now.

  • Alan

    I am going to get one of them in a couple of months. I will wiat to read reviews on both and see what happens with pricing of them.

  • PetitChou

    The Lumia 822 :) and per Verizon, both of these handsets have wireless charging built in and the 822 does not require a different cover for wireless charging. Also, being in Minnesota I love that the 822 can be used with gloves on. And Nokia’s exclusive apps and Dolby headphone (worlds better than beats audio) make it worth more than the 8x in my opinion.

  • Genserik

    I pre-ordered the Lumia 822. After hands on time with both of these devices I went for the cheaper option. The Nokia apps was a big selling point for me, not to mention the many features available on the Nokia as opposed to the HTC (NFC being one of them). I will say this, the HTC is one of the best phones I have ever felt in my hands and has a beautiful display.

  • tiredofandroid

    I picked up the 8x yesterday. I went expecting to get the 822, but when you compare the screens side by side, the 822′s screen looked bad! Also the 8x has a much better feel to it, the 822 is cheap feeling and too thick. Just my opinion, but if you like a nice sharp screen, the 8x is the way to go.

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