11-06-2012 07:09 PM
- Basically I went into my local o2 shop to have a look at the HTC 8x, and ultimately if I liked it, BUY it.
Great phone, nice design, windows phone 8 looks beautiful, so quick and responsive..
But one thing put me off really badly, when scrolling on anything, there seemed to be a sort of "tearing", it wasn't smooth at all, I can't really explain it but it was really obvious on webpages. At first I thought it was just me imagining it (although I'm not at all picky at all when it comes to screen 'quality', I can barely tell the difference between 720p and 1080p on a 50" TV).. But I put the same webpages sized by side on my Galaxy S3 and it the S3 was so much smoother.. I wish I could explain what I saw a bit better but it was almost like it was stuttering when scrolling..
I don't even think it's a fault, it's probably something that my S3 excels at that I didn't even realise until comparing it to something else.. Seems strange that none of the reviews mentioned it though.. But for this reason alone I won't be getting an 8x (I spend most of my time browsing the web on my phone, hence why I wasn't bothered about the lack of apps in WP8). And with no Lumia 920 coming to my network it's either the ATIV S or stick with android for me :(11-02-2012 12:17 PM
- I think you might have just seen a faulty display model in the store. Vlad at therverge.com did a review of this phone and he is really critical of displays and talks a bit about it in his review but says nothing about screen lag or refresh problems
HTC Windows Phone 8X review | The Verge11-02-2012 12:36 PM
- I think the Cnet review may have shown this happening vs. a S3 on the Nokia 920 as well. I already have the 920 on preorder and I don't think this will bother me. I think it has more to do with how much of a website is loaded on each OS not so much the phone or display. I could be wrong though they really didn't go into the why just showed it was happening.11-02-2012 03:00 PM
- I had some strange screen scrolling issues when i was first loading everything on my phone, contact list was incredibly jumpy and any scrolling on websites or the people hub would jump like crazy. But after everything was synced and logged in as it should be it stopped and hasnt happened since11-06-2012 10:43 AM
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