11-08-2012, 01:05 AM #126
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GSMarena has reviewed the HTC 8X and here is their conclusion.They say the big upper bezel offsets the screen.
"By the looks of it, the HTC Windows Phone 8X fails to achieve what it sets out to. A more compact and a more affordable package without compromising the overall experience is what we were hoping for, but in the end we got a phone of similar size to the Ativ S and Lumia 920 with a much smaller screen."
"In fact, the HTC Windows Phone 8X will probably end up hitting way lower and competing with the Lumia 820. Nokia's mid-range device has AMOLED technology, a more compact body, a microSD card slot, LTE connectivity and easy customization through the replaceable covers. "
- 11-08-2012, 06:51 AM #127
As for Gsmarena we are supposed to take one bad reviews word over pretty much every other review giving it 4/5 out of 5 right...
- 11-08-2012, 08:09 AM #128
- 11-08-2012, 09:40 AM #130
I'm not interested in a war between the two brands. I like them both. My first WP phone was the HTC Arrive, and it was a sturday brick that I mostly enjoyed. My wife has an EVO LTE with most of the same specs that are in the 8X. The screen is glorious, and the camera is superfast if a little underwhelming as far as noisy pictures go.
If the 8X had come to Sprint when I was on it, I very well might have stayed and grabbed it. But Sprint doesn't deserve it or any Windows Phone, frankly.
11-08-2012, 12:19 PM #131
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Man I realy want to buy the 8X but now with all the reports of reebots and stuf I'm geting a little woried. Previously I had the Lumia 900 and it had the "famous" capacitive buttons isue. It took the official repair service in my country three times to repair that and even after the third time the problem was not totaly gone. And beside that the 900 started rebooting and by that I mean rebooting realy often so that the phone was realy not usable. So I sold it for 300. I bought it for 520 so i lost some money here but I did not care because I have lost so much nerves with the 900. So because of that i realy do not trust Nokia and its "famous" build qualitiy anymore. Was considering the 920 for some time but when i remembered problems that I had with the 900 it turned me off. Beside that the 920 is expensive as **** here in Slovenia. It's 680. The 8X is 500. I do not want to go to android or the gayphone (iphone) :lol: so I realy don't have a lot of choiches here. The 920 is to expensive and I realy don't trust Nokia anymore. And let me ad that I will never again buy Samsung. The Omnia 7 gave me even bigger problems than the 900. So no ATIV S. So my only choice left is the 8X. And it has problmes of its own I see. Well I hope i will have the luck to get one without any problems but chances are slim. In today's capitalistic world things are made so they malfunction quick and you must buy another device. It keeps the money going around right?
- 11-08-2012, 12:34 PM #132
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- 11-08-2012, 11:27 PM #137
The L900 was just the first that was extrememly advertized and it was Nokia which has tons of fans all over the world. It got westerner's excited because they remembered their old Nokias. Also AT&T did advertize it well.
Has nothing to do with just Nokia being Nokia and all they had to do was make a WP device. There were LOTS of other factors.
- 11-09-2012, 03:14 AM #138
I was very close to preordering the 8X until I read this article - HTC Windows Phone 8X battery life test concludes, results are inside - GSMArena Blog . GSMArena outrightly rejects the phone for its battery life.
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- 11-09-2012, 02:31 PM #145
I ordered the 8X today, arriving tomorrow morning (Amazon Prime ftw!). I just got sick and tired of waiting for the 920. I want a sim free device, that will work with any sim card i put into it. I don't want to pay ludicrous prices on contract with EE, especially considering i don't live in a place that will be getting 4G coverage any time soon. My 3G coverage is crap as it is.
Even the sim free models sold at Phones4U are locked to Orange/T-Mobile, and that's only the black model. Not good enough. Windows phone is about colour, yet people can only buy the Black/White Lumia 920 over here. I think Nokia will lose a heck of a lot of potential customers (Me included) to the 8X or Ativ S for exactly these reasons: EE exclusivity, only 2 boring colour options, ridiculously overpriced, time it's taking to get to market.
I went for the blue 8X and i can't wait. I'll do a review on my youtube channel after i've had the phone for a few days and i'll post that here incase anyone wants to see. If you have any questions about the device, PM me and i'll be more than happy to answer them.
Nokia, you ruined your chances of being a force, you sold out to AT&T and EE. You've lost my custom, and the worst thing is..... You don't seem to care.
- 11-09-2012, 04:12 PM #146
Here's my question... I was pretty much sold on the 8x, but looking at them both in the ATT store and the 8x only at a Best Buy, it seems like the screen is much dimmer than the 920, and even dimmer than my Trophy. This doesn't seem possible.
I saw it at Best Buy first and compared it to my Trophy... seemed dimmer. But the accent colors were different, so I thought maybe that was why.
Then at AT&T, I compared them side-by-side (8x vs 920). Looking at their Uverse app Tile, it was clearly much dimmer on the 8x. And the blacks actually looked less black on the 8x to boot.
Has anyone else noticed this? I don't want a dim screen...
- 11-10-2012, 11:39 AM #150