Comparison - HTC Windows 8X vs HTC Windows 8S
by Nigel Chew GooglePlus
HTC dives in head first into the small Windows Phone 8 pool with the release of their two new devices. The HTC Windows 8X is a flagship Windows Phone 8 device, while the HTC Windows 8S is somewhere along the mid-range lineup. Let’s see how the two stack up against one another.
In terms of dimensions, the two devices are fairly comparable – the Windows 8X is 132.3 x 66.2 x 10.1mm while the Windows 8S is 120.5 x 63 x 10.3mm. The difference is partly contributed by the fact that the Windows 8X has a 4.3-inch display while the Windows 8S has a smaller 4-inch equivalent.
As far as processing power goes, the Windows 8X has a more powerful dual-core 1.5GHz Krait processor with 1GB of RAM to do its work, while the Windows 8S makes do with lesser dual-core 1 GHz processor and half the RAM.
Another thing the Windows 8X has going for it is its 16GB internal storage, whereas the Windows 8S scraps by with only 4GB. Thankfully, both devices support microSDs of up to 32GB, should you feel the need to expand further.
Furthermore, the Windows 8X is fitted with an 8-megapixel shooter, which is the current standard for high-end devices. Consequently, the Windows 8S has a lesser 5-megapixel camera equipped, putting it in the mid-range category.
All in all, there are some significant differences in terms of hardware between the Windows 8X and Windows 8S, but at the end of the day, the pricing will determine whether or not the disparity is justified. That’s not to say the Windows 8S is in any way inferior, but chances are you will be expected to pay a premium to get its higher-end counterpart.
HTC Windows Phone 8X
HSPA + WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n + LTE + Touchscreen Candybar + 8-megapixel camera + 16GB Memory + Windows Phone 8
The Windows Phone 8X is HTC’s juggernaught, as hinted by its name, putting it on the premium pedestal that the One X currently stands.
HTC’s entrant is equipped with a 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 display of 1280 x 720 pixels, with Gorilla Glass 2 coating. The device is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor with 1GB of RAM. Expect to see 16GB of internal storage at your disposal, alongside WiFi a/b/g/n support, as well as the inclusion of NFC.
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HTC Windows Phone 8S
HSPA + WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n + Touchscreen Candybar + 4-megapixel camera + 4GB Memory + Windows Phone 8
The Windows Phone 8S, which when based on previous naming schemes, is a midrange device. Don’t be fooled though, the two-tone polycarbonate body houses some rather decent specifications.
The 4-inch smartphone has a dual-core S4 processor under the hood, which is clocked at 1GHz, supported by 512MB of RAM. Not exactly a beast, but it should be sufficient to run Microsoft’s mobile operating system without a hitch. Users will find a paltry 4GB of internal storage within, but fret not, this can expanded, thanks to the microSD slot that HTC has included. The rear camera is a very standard 5-megapixel affair, with no front-facing shooter included. All these will be powered by a 1700 mAh battery.
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