The Windows Phone 8X is newly available at Verizon and we completed a hands-on comparison today, Sunday, Nov. 25, between the HTC Windows Phone 8X and the recently released Droid Razr Maxx HD, also from Verizon.
Similarities: The two phones are similar in terms of screen resolution (720 x 1280 pixels) and Verizon 4G LTE capability. Their sizes similar though not exactly the same. Droid Razr Maxx HD has a 4.7 inch screen while Windows Phone 8X measures 4.3 diagonal inches. The Droid weighs about an ounce more than the Windows phone due to its larger battery and screen. Here are their measurements:
- Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD: 5.19″ x 2.67″ x 0.36″; weight: 5.5 ounces.
- Windows Phone 8X : 5.21″ x 2.61 x 0.40, weight 4.66 ounces.
Use with Excel: We tried using an Excel spreadsheet on both phones and the Windows Phone 8X let us open, modify, and save the spreadsheet; it was easy to find the spreadsheet again on the phone. However, the Droid Razr Maxx HD also did all that well. In fact, the Droid handled the spreadsheet in a manner very similar to that of the Windows phone. We were surprised to find the Droid spreadsheet interface a little easier to handle when it came to adjusting column widths.
Both telephones handle calls well, switching automatically from 4G to 3G depending on what’s available. Both are global phones, able to switch to other bands in countries without the CDMA type of cell phone coverage that Verizon provides.
Cameras: Both phones feature 8 megapixel rear facing cameras plus each has a front facing camera for videoconferencing. The Droid’s front camera has 1.3 megapixel capacity versus 2.1 megapixels in the Windows Phone.
Microprocessors: Both phones have 1.5 gigahertz dual core microprocessors meaning that everything that happens within the phone as fast as anything else we’ve yet used hands-on and both phones are capable of processing two tasks simultaneously.
Differences between Windows Phone 8X and Droid Razr Maxx HD:
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