Windows Phone 8 Device Round-Up

Today HTC officially announced their two entrants into the Windows Phone 8 game which we believe wraps up all of phones that will be available at the launch of Microsoft’s next mobile operating system. HTC’s flagship phone will be the HTC 8X and their low-end offering is the 8S. The 8X matches up pretty well to the Nokia Lumia 920 and Samsung Ativ S, but the 8S has specs that put it pretty considerably below the other four phones, even the Nokia Lumia 820.

The specs that we’ve laid out below do tell most of the story, but there are still some pieces of information that we don’t yet know. We don’t know for sure* which carriers will offer these phones, and we only have a strongly rumored price on the 8X. We expect all of these phones to launch in early November. So spend time with the specs, because you only have a little over a month to decide which phone you’ll get. As always, we’ll keep this post updated as we learn new details.


Windows Phone 8 Device Round-Up
Lumia 920
Windows Phone 8 Device Round-Up
Lumia 820
Windows Phone 8 Device Round-Up
Samsung Ativ S
Windows Phone 8 Device Round-Up
Windows Phone 8 Device Round-Up
Thickness 10.7mm 9.9mm 8.7mm 10.28 10.12mm
Dimmensions 130.3mm x 70.8mm 123.8mm x 68.5mm 137.2mm x 70.5mm 120.5mm x 63mm 132.35mm x 66.2mm
Display size 4.5″ 4.3″ 4.8″ 4″ 4.3″
Resolution 1280 x 768 800 x 480 1280×720 800×480 1280×720
Weight 185g 160g 135g 113g 130g
Colors B/W/G/R/Y/C B/W/G/R/Y/B/P Aluminium Black & White/R/B/G B/R/Y/K
Battery Size 2000mAh 1650mAh 2300mAh 1700mAh 1800mAh
Talk time 10h 8h ? ? ?
Audio playback 67h 55h ? ? ?
Sensor 8.7MP 8MP 8MP 5MP 8MP
Aperature f/2.0 f/2.2 ? f/2.8 f/2.0
Resolution 3264 x 2448 3264 x 2448 3264 x 2448 3264 x 2448
Stabilization Optical Electronic Electronic Electronic Electronic
Front Camera 1280×960 VGA 1.9MP
Video 1080p 1080p 1080p 720p 1080p
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.1 2.1
Processor 1.5GHz Dual Core 1.5GHz Dual Core 1.5GHz Dual Core 1GHz Dual Core 1.5GHz Dual Core
Memory 32GB 8GB 16/32GB 4GB 16GB
MicroSD No Yes Yes Yes No
NFC Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Wireless charging Built-in Available N/A N/A N/A
Extras Optical Image Stabilization, wireless charging, extensive suite of custom apps Wireless charging, extensive suite of custom apps Beats audio Beats audio with amplifier
Cost ? ? ? ? $199
Release date November November November? November November
Carriers AT&T Exclusive AT&T ? AT&T*/Verizon*/T-Mobile* AT&T/Verizon*/T-Mobile*

*HTC said “8X or 8S by HTC will be available from … AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless” but definitively said the 8X will be on AT&T.



About the author

Josh Pollard

Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.