Nokia Lumia 900 vs HTC One X
The Nokia Lumia 900 goes into battle with HTC's Android champion, the One X
We pitch Nokia's big Windows Phone, the Lumia 900, against HTC's One X flagship.
Nokia Lumia 900 - 127.8x68.5x11.5mm, 160g
HTC One X - 134.4x69.9x8.9mm, 130g
Nokia's Lumia 900 is a blown up version of the Lumia 800 Windows Phone, which in turn was based on the design of Nokia's N9 Symbian handset. It's quite a unique look with an extremely angular form factor and a sturdy unibody design made from high-quality polycarbonate.
Corners and edges are all very stark and sharp-looking and Nokia offers a range of colour choices including black, cyan, magenta and, from some retailers, white. The build quality on Nokia's premium Lumia models is superb.
HTC is on form with the One range and the company's flagship model, the One X is a seriously swish piece of smartphone hardware.
The One X has a curved profile and a unibody outer shell made from HTC's ‘piano key finish' material which has a matte texture and a premium feel.
From the front the bodywork peeks out in a thin strip around the edge of a black wedge-shaped panel which houses the touchscreen. It's a clever trick which makes the bezel look narrower than it actually is.
Both handsets are at the cutting edge of contemporary smartphone visual design and we can't really pick a favourite between them as each looks fantastic.
Winner - Draw
Nokia has opted for AMOLED display technology in its 4.3-inch capacitive multi-touch screen. It's also given a boost by the use of Nokia ClearBlack and Corning's Gorilla Glass for some extra durability.
The resolution is 800x480 pixels WVGA which at this size gives a pixel density of 217 pixels-per-inch (ppi). Some of the sharpness is lost from its smaller Lumia 800 cousin, but it's still a competent enough screen with decent clarity. Blacks are deep and contrast is very good, however, AMOLED can have a few issues in bright sunlight.
The One X has gone the other way with a 4.7-inch Super IPS LCD2 capacitive display. Again Gorilla Glass has been used here and the multi-touch screen sports a higher 1280x720 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 312ppi. This is an incredible screen to use.
When we had the One X in for review we were amazed at the brightness, colour depth and visual sharpness and would say that, aside from the Sony Xperia S and Apple's iPhone, this is one of the best smartphone displays around.
Winner - HTC One X
Both HTC's One X and the Nokia Lumia 900 have only single options for storage, the One X has 32GB of internal storage and 1GB of RAM to support the processor. Meanwhile the Lumia 900 has 16GB onboard and 512MB of RAM. Neither handset has a card slot.
The One X has the advantage here.
Winner - HTC One X