Choosing your Windows Phone 8 mobile

What are the characteristics of different Smartphones running Windows Phone 8?

Nokia develops Windows Phone mobiles in partnership with Microsoft since version 7 and propose two flagship models running Windows 8.


One of the must successful Windows Phone available.
This device comes with a unique camera and patented Nokia apps, allowing you to take the perfect shot, even at night or in low light conditions.

Specifications of Nokia Lumia 925
Dimensions 129mm x 70,6mm x 8,5mm / 139g / 78cm3
Screen 4.5 inch (1280 x 768)
RAM memory 1000 Mb
Storage 16Gb + 7Gb on SkyDrive
Battery 2000mAh (4,2V)
Autonomy Standy : 440 h
Talk mode : 13 to 18 h
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor. 1,5 GHz
Camera 8,7 MP (3552 x 2448), x4 zoom, Double LED flash
Front camera 1280 x 960
Available color gray, black, white


The ultimate Windows Phone 8 mobile. The Nokia Lumia 920 can be charged wirelessly via a special charger that generates electromagnetic field.

Specifications of Nokia Lumia 920
Dimensions 130,3mm x 70,8mm x 10,7mm / 185g / 99cm3
Screen 4.5 inch (1280 x 768)
RAM memory 1000 Mb
Storage 32Gb + 7Gb on SkyDrive
Battery 2000mAh (3,7V)
Autonomy Standy : 460 h
Talk mode : 11 to 19 h
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor. 1,5 GHz
Camera 8,7 MP (3552 x 2448), x4 zoom, Double LED flash
Front camera 1280 x 960
Available color Red, yellow, gray, black, white


A highly versatile Smartphone which is easily customizable with removable shells.


Specifications for the Nokia Lumia 820
Dimensions 123,8mm x 68,5mm x 9,9mm / 160g / 84cm3
Screen 4.3 inch (800 x 480)
RAM memory 1000 Mb
Storage 8Gb + 7Gb sur SkyDrive
Battery 1650mAh (3,7V)
Autonomy Standby : 360 h
Call mode : 8 - 15 h
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core processor- 1,5 GHz
Camera 8 MP (3264 x 2448), x4 zoom, double LED flash
Front camera 640 x 480
Available color Red, yellow, gray, black, white, cyan, purple


One of the most affordable and complete Windows Phones!

Specifications for the Nokia Lumia 120
Dimensions 115,4 mm x 61,1 mm x 11 mm / 127 g / 76 cm3
Screen 3,8'' (800 x 480)
RAM memory 512 Mb
Storage 8GB + 7Gb on SkyDrive
Battery 1300 mAh (3,7V)
Autonomy Standby : 330 hrs
Call mode : 9,9 to 14,6 hrs
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core running at 1 GHz
Cameras Main camera: 5 Mp (2592 x 1936), x4 Zoom, flash LED
Front camera 640 x 480
Available colors White, yellow, blue, green and orange


One of the best Windows Phone accessible to all, offering all the features of the Lumia range.

Specifications of the Nokia Lumia 520
Dimensions 119,9 mm x 64 mm x 9,9 mm / 124 g / 75,7 cm3
Screen 4'' (800 x 480)
RAM memory 512 Mb
Storage 8Gb + 7Gb on SkyDrive
Battery 1430 mAh (3,7V)
Autonomy Veille : 360 h
Conversation : 10 hours
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core clocked at 1 GHz
Camera 5 Mp camera, x4 zoom..
Available colors White, yellow, blue, red, black.


HTC has also launched two models mainly focused around the Beats audio systems.
A powerful smartphone with a front camera optimized for Skype calls.

Specifications for the HTC 8X
Dimensions 132,35mm x 66,2mm x 10,12mm / 130g
Screen 4.3 inched (720 x 1280)
RAM memory 1 Gb
Storage 16Gb + 7Gb sur SkyDrive
Battery 1800mAh
Autonomy Standby : 297 h
Call mode : 18-19 h
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core - 1,5 GHz
Camera 8 Mp, x4 zoom, flash LED
Front camera: 2,1 Mp
Available color Blue, black, yellow, red


A small smartphone that combines all the advantages of a Windows Phone and Beats audio system.

Specifications for the HTC 8S
Dimensions 120,5mm x 63mm x 10,28mm / 113g
Screen 4 inch (480 x 800)
RAM memory 512 Mo
Storage 4Gb + 7Gb sur SkyDrive
Battery 1700mAh
Autonomy Standby : 530 h
Call mode : 24 h
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core 1 GHz
Camera 5 MP
Available color Blue, black, gray, orange



For now the Korean manufacturer proposes a single Windows Phone, which nevertheless is very powerful.
The Ativ S is designed for both a professional and personal use.

Specifications for the Samsung Ativ S
Dimensions 137,2mm x 70,52mm x 8,7mm / 135 g
Screen 4.8 inch (1280 x 720)
RAM memory 1 Gb
Storage Up 32Go + 7Go sur SkyDrive
Battery 2300 mAh
Autonomy Veille : 340 h
Call mode : 13 h 30
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core 1,5 GHz
Camera 8 MP, Power LED flash

  • A smartphone to take high quality pictures: The Nokia Lumia 925.
  • A stylish and powerful smartphone: Lumia 820 and Samsung Ativ S.
  • A smartphone with a good battery life: the HTC 8S.
  • A smartphone with an effective front camera for self-portraits and communicate via Skype: The HTC 8X.
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