AT&T, one of the major carrier in US has officially announced two Windows based smartphone, HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 820 smartphone. Both of the smartphone will be running on the latest generation of Microsoft Windows Phone 8 as the operating system with support HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul and 4G LTE speed. Of course, you must check the 4G LTE coverage area before decide to buy the Windows Phone 8X or Lumia 820 smartphone. If you missed this Phone news, you can check detail specs and features below.
HTC 8X, the first 4.3 inch HTC Windows smartphone that shipped with stereo speakers with Beats Audio technology and built in built-in amplifier. It’s support multi range of music formats, such as MP3, WMA 9.2, WMA Pro, AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, QCELP, WAV, ADPCM, G.711, 3GP, AMR-NB, MPEG-4, H.263 Profile 0, H.264, M4A provides richer, clearer and louder audio reproduction than other smartphone on the market. The High Definition display with support a native resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels use Super LCD 2 technology and Corning Gorilla Glass 2. Inside, the HTC smartphone comes with a dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 processor with a clock rates of 1.5GHZ, 1 GB of RAM and built in 8GB or 16GB of internal storage (no microd SD card slot for expand memory space).
Nokia Lumia 820 boasts a 4.3 inch ClearBlack™ OLED display with support a resolution of 800×480 pixel and offer 15:9 aspect ratio. The display can produce a 16 million color and capable to playing 720P HD video playback. With Sunlight Readability Enhancement technology, the company promise if the handset also deliver clear, crisp and vivid color evens on the out door. Under the hood, the Nokia sevice also brings a 1.5GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 dual core processor with 1GB of RAM and available in two model, 8GB and 16GB, but the device has micro SD card slot for expanded memory space up to 64GB.
The rest of specifications is almost same, such as a mciro USB 2.0 slot, audio jack, Bluetooth, GPS antenna with GLONASS and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with HotSpot capabilities. In term of size, AT&T HTC 8X has dimension in 132.35 x 66.2 x 10.12 mm with weighs at 130 g with 1800 mAh Lithium ion Polymer battery and AT&T Nokia Lumia 820 has weighs at 5.57 ounces with measures 4.88 x 2.69 x 0.38 inches and bundle with a 1650 mAh lithium ion battery.
If you one of Windows smartphone fans, Nokia Lumia 820 Windows smartphone is now available in AT&T for price of $299 with one year contract, $49.99 with two year commitment or $399.99 without contract, while HTC Windows 8X smartphone has price tag at $99.99 with two year commitment or $349.99 with one year contract and for cost of $449.99 if you did not want to make a contract.