- 10-31-2012, 10:10 PM #26
- 10-31-2012, 11:00 PM #27
For me, the 8x is thinner, lighter, sleeker, and I prefer it's screen size/form factor. Plus it's got just as pretty colors, and a matte finish (which, why did Nokia drop the matte finish? Looked so much better than this glossy one on the 920). Overall looks like a solid device, and it's getting great reviews all around. Looks like I'll be getting an 8x.
10-31-2012, 11:42 PM #28
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the 8X is a beautiful design as well and now knowing that AT&T and HTC will have zero branding on the front of the phone makes it even more attractive. if the 920's camera does turn out to be a dud except in scenarios where the OIS is needed then the i'd even give greater consideration to it.
storage space is THE major concern for me with phone. i don't want to carry around an iPod anymore so when you take the music i want to keep on there plus maps and apps and the OS (forget even taking HD video) then you can see why i'd be concerned about constantly doing a balancing act and shuffling content on and off my phone. because of my desire for a phone that's a Windows Phone version of a 64GB iPod Touch that makes calls and has mobile internet i've even entertained thoughts of an 820/822 with the maximum acceptable micro SD expansion. count me as not a fan of the Lumia 920 only having 26GB free out of the box. if the HTC 8X
if the HTC 8X were 32GB then my decision between the 920 and it would all come down to how each physically feels in my hand. or if the HTC 8X had an SD card slot that could get me to 48GB then it probably wouldn't even matter if the 920 felt better in the hand. but alas, i do not like the Ativ S's body at all (same as S3) and still want an HD screen there is no perfect fit among the vanguard of Windows Phone 8.
- 10-31-2012, 11:50 PM #29
ANDROID RULES!! Oh, wait, wrong forum.....
I'm with the OP, I like the 8X design better. The 920 will have some nice bells and whistles, but I just like the colors, design and all of the descriptions of how much better the 8x feels in the hand of the journalists who write about it.
I think Vlad from The Verge pretty much made my mind up.
BUT, think of this, a year ago, it was the only the DVP, Arrive, Focus, Surround, HD7 or LG phone. And now, we get to drill each other for our choice b/t what, 7-8 models of WP phones with more on the way. HOW AWESOME IS THIS!
Regardless of what WP OEM phone you fly, the fact we now have so many choices is awesome! The platform is taking off people!!
So don't be dumb, buy your Lumias, get your 8X, Ativ, whatever. Lumia owners, fist bump 8X owners in public. Ativ owners, high five Huawei phone owners when you see them.
Just be psyched someone else was bright enough to buy a WP. It DOESN'T matter which WP you buy, JUST BUY ONE YOU DUMMIES!! Honestly, MUST I be the voice of reason for this site??
YOU OWE ME BIG TIME DAVE BLAKE!! :-)
Just buy a damn WP so we can make iOS fans jealous with our awesome OS!
- 11-01-2012, 12:52 AM #30
Out of all the form factors of the first gen WP8 devices, this one is the most appealing
But the fact that exclusive apps come to Nokia would stop me from getting it. I'd hold out until a Nokia with a hot form factor comes out
- 11-01-2012, 01:27 AM #31
An here's why you should get the Nokia 920 instead: The 8X doesn't come with turn-by-turn navigation. And since there's no navigation app that works on the 8X in the market, you can't just add it, either.
I just got my 8X and am absolutely furious about this. Microsoft announced in June that alls WP8 devices would be getting GPS navigation through Nokia Maps, which Microsoft allegedly licensed. That is NOT true. It looks like the maps were licensed by Nokia, but no the navigation feature.
As I need GPS navigation on a daily base, I ended up putting the 8X on ebay now :-(
- 11-01-2012, 01:42 AM #33
- 11-01-2012, 03:02 AM #35
I can't speak for the US version of the 8x, though, perhaps it has voice guidance in English (my phone's set to German).
- 11-01-2012, 04:46 AM #36
Just to clear up things as far as Nokia Drive is concerned: according to Microsoft, they have licensed Nokia Drive for Windows Phone 8. However, they're not bundling it with the OS. Instead, they offer it to the device manufacturers. If they want it, they can include it. It's not very surprising that HTC doesn't want to bundle an app called "Nokia Drive", considering that Nokia is one of their main competitors.
I think Microsoft is making a big mistake here - they should be offering Drive in the Market instead.
Not having turn-by-turn navigation is a no-go for lots of potential buyers.
11-01-2012, 05:32 AM #38
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They had a 18 month head start on Nokia to develop their own, and didn't bother. Nokia is offering them a way to license Nokia maps. It gives the OEMs choice as to which solution to use. I'm sure Google will be just as happy to license googlemaps.
11-01-2012, 06:45 AM #41
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Specs wise htc fans should be ashamed :giggle:
lol shame but you guys forgot about 822 for verizon it gives htc 8x a good challenge
oh sorry i forgot even the 820 , 810 , and ofcource the 920 becuase it beats htc 8x and 8s at the same time :D
all i can say is i wont get ripped of
So go ihtc fans go get the best smartphone ever made FAILLLL :lol:
11-01-2012, 07:37 AM #43
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For me it comes down to this, the 8X does not seem to come with LTE support across many bands. The 3G networks are way too crowded and there are too many issues with latancy and so on. That paired with the Nokia apps and the sensitive screen (we wear gloves 5-6 months of the year here in Sweden) makes the decision easy.
Being able to take photos in the dark on the 920 that are actually useful is just an added bonus as I don't take photos with my phone that often.
Last edited by Davidkoh; 11-01-2012 at 09:07 AM.
11-01-2012, 08:25 AM #44
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I've owned multiple HTC Android phones, and now the Lumia 710. I can honestly say I've had more problems with the 710 than I ever had with all my HTC phones combined. Now that doesn't mean I don't like the Lumia, but it's no better or worse than products put out by HTC, please before someone say HTC support is bad while Nokia's is great don't I've been on the phone with Nokia's "tech support" as I have one of the 710's that won’t accept the 8773 update. Their response to me was simply "don't worry you'll be able to install 7.8 when it comes out". At least from a T-mobile stand point the HTC offering outshines the Nokia.
11-01-2012, 08:27 AM #45
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11-01-2012, 12:00 PM #47
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- 11-01-2012, 12:45 PM #48
- 11-01-2012, 02:49 PM #50
That being said though, Microsoft needs to develop it's own navigation app in-house. Nokia has the best option right now, but only Nokia phones have it. Microsoft needs to develop a nice turn-by-turn app that will be part of the OS, on all WP devices.