Nokia Lumia 925 vs HTC One Quick Comparison


The Nokia Lumia 925 launched the day before yesterday, invoking various reactions from the internet, including ours, which is detailed in the hands on post here. This new Lumia device with a metal frame loses a lot of weight and has slimmed down, mainly for people who were holding out on the 920 because of its bulkiness. We had explained the differences between it and the 920 here, which would make sense of this device’s release. At the event, once we were done with the Lumia 925 photo gallery, we were looking to compare it with various flagship devices. We initially compared with the Samsung Galaxy S4 and now we are comparing it with the very beautifully designed HTC One. Here is a quick video of the same –

With regards to design, the HTC One, unlike the Samsung Galaxy S4, gives a tough fight to the Nokia Lumia 925. While the HTC One is full made of high quality metal, the Lumia 925 has a aluminium frame, with a high quality polycarbonate finish for its back. The build quality is excellent on both, but design wise, we prefer the beautiful HTC One, but the Lumia 925 is no slouch either. Regarding dimensions, the Lumia 925 is thinner than the HTC One at 8.5 mm while the One is 9.3mm thick at its thickest point. The One weighs 143g, which is 5g heavier than the 925’s 139g. Not much of a difference though. Both devices have a nicely curved back, which makes it very easy to hold.

The display on the HTC One is a 4.7 inch SuperLCD3 1080p full HD screen and the Lumia 925 has a 4.5 inch OLED 720p screen. While there is not a ton of difference in pixel density, the HTC One slightly edges out in sharpness, while the 925’s vibrant OLED screen puts up a good fight for colour saturation and brightness. Regarding the internals, the 925 sports the same ones as the 920 with the Snapdragon S4 plus chipset, while the One sports a newer Snapdragon 600 chipset. No guesses on which is better in raw performance.

Sporting a 4 MP Ultrapixel camera, HTC has tried to buck the trend of the megapixels race. The pixels are larger, with OIS helping in longer exposures, very similar to the 925, which has the same 1/3″ 8.7 MP sensor as the 920 with OIS. Both will be very close in camera performance and we just can’t wait to test it out. In terms of software, both are vastly different, with one phone running on Android 4.1.2 Jellybean and one running on Windows Phone 8. An in depth comparison will require a whole different post and more hands on time obviously.

So, that’s it for now. We will be bringing more coverage once we get our hands on the Lumia 925 again, but for now, that’s about it. Do check out our other posts, and do subscribe to our YouTube channel too for more videos.

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Photo and Video Credits to Varun Krish

Author: Bharadwaj Chandramouli

Bharadwaj is a content creator who has been obsessed with technology since the early days of smartphones. He loves talking about tech, is a fan of good design and photography. You can follow him on Twitter @gadgetbuff_ to know what he's upto!