Samsung ATIV S Neo Vs HTC 8XT Windows 8 smartphones by Sprint Network: Specifications and Review

Samsung ATIV S Neo Vs HTC 8XT

Million lover’s best choice Sprint Network has decided to release two brand new Windows 8 smartphones for the very first time exclusively for their users. Sprint version of Samsung’s ATIV S and HTC One series will be known to its users as Samsung ATIV S Neo and HTC 8XT as per the recent announcement. Let us see a comparative account of specifications between these two Sprint Network smartphones.

Exclusive specifications: Samsung ATIV S Neo Vs HTC 8XT

System Specifications:

Both the smartphones run on Krait CPU 1.4 GHz dual-core processors with 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal and an expandable external 64 GB of microSD storage capacity. With this exclusive processing unit with such a high RAM, both the phones will run super smoothly under your safe custody.

Display measures:

With an extensive 4.8 inch HD screen of 720p resolution, Samsung this Sprint version Samsung smartphone will give a more wider experience than that of HTC 8XT’s 4.3 inch WVGA 800×480 px screen. As per the previous non-Sprint ATIV S version, we can expect the Super AMOLED technology with this Neo version too. So, this Sprint version of Samsung ATIV S smartphone will give you a clearer scratch free experience.

Camera and Audio-Video features:

Like other Samsung’s ATIV S smartphones, this Sprint variant also has got an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash powered by “Beauty Spot” app which resolves smoothness over blemishes to give a more clear photographic user experiences. This Windows smartphone also comes with few other photography app like “Manga Camera”, which turns the subject into a Japanese cartoon. Along with these, a 1.9 MP front camera gives extensive experience of HD video calling.
On the other hand, with 8 megapixel autofocus LED flash powered rear camera, HTC 8XT also gives a tough competition along with a 1.6 MP front-facing camera which supports HD video calling.
With exclusive “Beauty Spot” technology, Samsung ATIV S Neo will beat HTC 8XT in terms of photographic needs.
This HTC phone comes with exclusive ‘HTC BloomSound’ technology supported by ‘Beats Audio’ which will boost the quality of compressed digitized music to a full studio quality sound output. For audio and video recording purposes, this Sprint variant HTC has digital sound filter technology with dedicated amplifier and 1080p video capture mode to give the best videography experiences.
Here, the main weak points comes for videography in case of Samsung ATIV S Neo. So, for a better video recording, you may go for an HTC 8XT phone.

Connectivity options:

Both the Windows 8 smartphone has extensive support for 4G, LTE, Wi-Fi and GPS to cover your lightening speed surfing navigation needs.

Battery specifications:

Samsung ATIV S Neo Windows smartphone is powered by a removable 2000 oAh Li-ion battery which is expecting to give a 8-9 hours of talk time backup, which is actually too less compared to other Windows smartphones. However, HTC 8XT powered by Sprint Network comes with an 1800 oAh Li-ion battery which will give near 15 hours of talk time on typical 4G coverage, which is almost double to that of Samsung ATIV S Neo.
Here the second weak point of Samsung ATIV S Neo comes under consideration.

Price and availability:

After the $50 rebate, Samsung ATIV S Neo and HTC 8XT got a manufacture contract price of $149 and $99 respectively. Both to smartphone is yet to come in retail market, as the marketing has not confirmed the exact release date, but indicated that it will be in stores during this summer.


Both the Windows 8 smartphones are unique with their exclusive specifications and technology. But if you are going to buy a smartphone to fulfil your photographic needs then I will suggest Samsung ATIV S Neo. But if you are searching a smartphone for your great audio-video needs, then you should definitely go for HTC 8XT Windows 8 smartphone.

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