It’s no secret that Nokia’s Lumia 920 isn’t the most petite smartphone around. As we noted after getting some hands-on time with the model, the phone’s thickness and weight are definitely a departure from the thinness-above-all-else design paradigm that seems to drive the development of some other handsets. Ultimately, we didn’t feel that the added bulk was much of a big deal, but not all users will agree. HTC, for one, is trying to capitalize on its WP8 handsets’ more svelte measurements, poking fun at the 920′s weight on Facebook.
HTC’s post advises users not to “get weighed down“, noting that “the HTC 8X is more than 20 pennies lighter than that “other” Windows Phone.” While it doesn’t name the Lumia 920 directly, all the very public commentary on the 920′s size leaves little doubt as to just what model HTC’s referencing.
Indeed, twenty modern pennies add up to about fifty grams, just under the fifty-five gram difference in mass between the 920 and the 8X.
What do you think, is this a smart way for HTC to point out some of of the ways the 8X might be preferable to the 920, or does twenty pennies really not sound like that much of a difference? Would HTC have been smarter to use a more direct comparison, noting that the 920 is over 42% heavier than the 8X?