HTC finally unveiled its Facebook smartphone just a couple of weeks ago, but we’re wondering if it stands a chance against the more popular high-end smartphones. Even if you are a complete Facebook addict, would you opt for a Facebook phone over a smartphone that can run the Facebook app and do much more on the device? We’re pitting the HTC First against the two bestsellers, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the Nokia Lumia 920.
Even though its 4.3-inch screen is the smallest among the 3 devices, the HTC First has the highest resolution of 342 ppi against the Galaxy Note’2 5.5-inch screen with ppi count of 267 and the Lumia 920’s 4.5-inch screen with 332 ppi. But when it comes to power, we have to lean more towards the Galaxy Note 2 for its quad-core 1.6 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM, which works wonders in comparison with the HTC First’s dual-core 1.4 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM or the Lumia 920’s dual-core 1.5 GHz processor with 1 GB of RAM.
For the photo lovers, both the Lumia 920 and the Galaxy Note 2 offer an 8 MP rear camera – the former coming with Carl Zeiss optics even. You will be disappointed with the HTC First’s 5 MP rear camera though. While the Lumia 920 and the First have a 2000 mAh battery, the Galaxy Note 2 promises a longer life on a single charge thanks to its 3100 mAh battery.
But, it all comes down to the price. If you’re budget conscious, the First should be a decent option to consider. But if you have the moolah to spend, you’re better off going for the Galaxy Note 2, or if you really love the Windows Phone 8 experience, the Lumia 920.