Nokia, Samsung and HTC have poked fun at one another within the Windows Phone ecosystem, but it has remained in the jester spirit - we're sure even Samsung must have smirked at Nokia's "Welcome back to Windows Phone" stunt. But it seems it's HTC's turn again by highlighting the weight of the 8X compared to 'the other Windows Phone'. We all know which handset is being referred to.
What the Facebook photo caption reads:
"Don’t get weighed down. The HTC 8X is more than 20 pennies lighter than that 'other' Windows Phone."
Officially, the weight readouts for both Windows Phones are as follows (with the iPhone 5, ATIV S and Galaxy S3 to compare against - in order of height, starting with the heaviest):
Both the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 are both considered extremely light, particularly the former. But the HTC 8X actually clocks in (according to specifications) at just 3 grams lighter than the Android handset. We've also added in the ATIV S as well, which is a super light 135 grams. We'll be the first to state HTC's Windows Phone is extraordinarily light and this is reflected in the listing above, so Samsung's ATIV S will also prove to feel good in the hand and pocket.
But Nokia's Lumia 920, which enters the race at a beefy 185 grams, packs a punch - and what a punch that is. Wireless charging, PureView technology (with OIS), PureMotion HD+ screen technology, as well as other bits and pieces. The HTC 8X is no slouch though, with an extra amp, Beats Audio, and similar specifications regarding the CPU, RAM, storage and wireless communications. Let's also not forget that Nokia is renown for building handsets that are able to survive a meteorite impact.
It'll be interesting to see how much weight wireless charging adds onto the Verizon HTC 8X. But is weight anything to argue for? Definitely, should you be into the whole 'light as a feather' business. If solid features are your thing, then there's definitely one Windows Phone 8 that sports absolutely everything.