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    Quote Originally Posted by martinmc78 View Post
    Ok, so thought i would chime in now ive had the phone a full week and put it through some heavy use. The phone reboots have now stopped havent had one for 3 days, i havent removed any apps as some have been doing but since the xbox music and htc app updates everything is fine. Ive dropped the phone twice. Once on purpose screen down onto concrete and have also had it in my lap forgot about it being there and had it slide across the floor. On both occaisions ive managed to get away without a scratch to the screen or the blue coating. I have also not had any light leaking from the mini usb at the bottom of the phone.
    I cannot leave this phone alone so its hardly ever out of my hand it feels great and have never seen a phone with a screen that is this sharp, those live tiles really pop on the 8X. Its a perfect size to be used with one hand, the beats audio makes a huge difference to the sound quality, the front camera is amazing for a 2.1 megapixel the wide angle shots are brilliant. I cannot find fault with this phone anywhere. The battery life is standard i can get a days heavy use out of it and leave it to charge overnight and havent had any overheating either. I can honestly say you couldnt give me a 920 to make me give up my 8X

    Addition - Just read this back after posting - didnt realise i'd become an 8X fanboy.
    Thats great to hear! LOL don't worry I didn't think you sounded like a fanboy. We have enough Nokia fanboys around here it's refreshing to see some love for a different brand.

    I still think I will get the 822 on VZW though mostly because battery life is important and it's pretty much a fact that the 822 has much better battery life (even though they have the same 1800 mAh battery).

    VZW rates the L822 at 15.07 hours of talk time and 20.25 days of standby.
    The 8x is at 15.0 hours of talk time and 12.5 days of standby.

    That's almost twice the power usage when idle for the 8x.

    Outside of battery, screen, branding, camera and form-factor the two phones have almost identical specs. I really wanted the 8X and I still believe it's a better looking phone but for me the praticallity lies with the 822.

    Again though, refreshing to hear that you aren't having any issues!
    Last edited by TaliZorah; 11-09-2012 at 03:36 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TaliZorah View Post
    All these issues along with the not-so-great battery life I have finally decided I am getting the 822.
    Just be sure to check the 822 forums for a bunch of people who do and do not own the phone discussing its problems. ;)

    For the record (for the thread - not aimed at just you), I have an 8X in perfect working order. No faults or issues at all. If I had to pick something I didn't like, I'd say the power button (I'd prefer it in the side) but I'm only saying that because I can't think of anything else.

    Great phone so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonMorris View Post
    Well for starters I really miss street view but my biggest feature request is the ability to lookup an address on my desktop, star it in Google maps and then magically have that location saved on my phone.

    Oh, and turn by turn navigation while on foot combined with local transit.

    Looks like Microsoft has some work to do.
    You bought the wrong phone... Every Lumia has those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DungMasterFang View Post
    You bought the wrong phone... Every Lumia has those.
    My comment is to show that Microsoft has catching up to do. Mapping and Navigation should be up to the OS and not the OEM.

    I bought the wrong phone? No, I bought the phone which was most attractive, comfortable to use and open to any network so that I could experience WP8.

    I think that my time on this forum is up. You can't make a move without the Nokia fans blasting you. You are alienating an already small community with this foolish infighting.
    Last edited by DonMorris; 11-09-2012 at 05:47 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonMorris View Post
    My comment is to show that Microsoft has catching up to do. Mapping and Navigation should be up to the OS and not the OEM.

    I bought the wrong phone? No, I bought the phone which was most attractive, comfortable to use and open to any network so that I could experience WP8.

    I think that my time on this forum is up. You can't make a move without the Nokia fans blasting you. You are alienating an already small community with this foolish infighting.
    Dont leave. None of the Nokia fanboys have actually got the 920's yet. Youve got to at least stick around and have a bit of a giggle at thier expense when the problems with my 920 discussions start going up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinmc78 View Post
    Dont leave. None of the Nokia fanboys have actually got the 920's yet. Youve got to at least stick around and have a bit of a giggle at thier expense when the problems with my 920 discussions start going up.
    If previous Nokia experience of mine is any indication - there will be tons of glitches and bugs and promises to fix them ASAP. Months later there will be a few fixes which kinda fix some issues but the rest will forever remain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TaliZorah View Post
    Thats great to hear! LOL don't worry I didn't think you sounded like a fanboy. We have enough Nokia fanboys around here it's refreshing to see some love for a different brand.

    I still think I will get the 822 on VZW though mostly because battery life is important and it's pretty much a fact that the 822 has much better battery life (even though they have the same 1800 mAh battery).

    VZW rates the L822 at 15.07 hours of talk time and 20.25 days of standby.
    The 8x is at 15.0 hours of talk time and 12.5 days of standby.

    That's almost twice the power usage when idle for the 8x.

    Outside of battery, screen, branding, camera and form-factor the two phones have almost identical specs. I really wanted the 8X and I still believe it's a better looking phone but for me the praticallity lies with the 822.

    Again though, refreshing to hear that you aren't having any issues!
    exactly why ive always said the 822 is better than the 8x ill settle for the lower res screen but everything else 822 does better. Better battery life, microsd slot, better camera, nokia support....why would anyone want a phone limited to 16 gbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munkeyphyst View Post
    I've seen very little fanboy snarkiness in this thread and a lot of concern for the possible validity of the issue, and seeking insight from others, you know, so that people are aware that the problems may exist before making an uninformed purchase
    I wouldn't say that. Right now, the most frequent poster both to this subgroup and to the forums at large is an iPhone 5 user who is "just SOOOOO concerned" about reports of the 8X's problems.

    I'm sure it grows out of his abundance of love for Windows Phone users and his concern that they might not be getting the optimal Modern UI experience... :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinmc78 View Post
    Ok, so thought i would chime in now ive had the phone a full week and put it through some heavy use. The phone reboots have now stopped havent had one for 3 days, i havent removed any apps as some have been doing but since the xbox music and htc app updates everything is fine. Ive dropped the phone twice. Once on purpose screen down onto concrete and have also had it in my lap forgot about it being there and had it slide across the floor. On both occaisions ive managed to get away without a scratch to the screen or the blue coating. I have also not had any light leaking from the mini usb at the bottom of the phone.
    I cannot leave this phone alone so its hardly ever out of my hand it feels great and have never seen a phone with a screen that is this sharp, those live tiles really pop on the 8X. Its a perfect size to be used with one hand, the beats audio makes a huge difference to the sound quality, the front camera is amazing for a 2.1 megapixel the wide angle shots are brilliant. I cannot find fault with this phone anywhere. The battery life is standard i can get a days heavy use out of it and leave it to charge overnight and havent had any overheating either. I can honestly say you couldnt give me a 920 to make me give up my 8X

    Addition - Just read this back after posting - didnt realise i'd become an 8X fanboy.
    That's pretty much my experience with this phone as well, Apart from dropping it I have not done that yet and plan not too lol.
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    I have an HTC trophy and it occasionally reboots maybe once a month or every other month. It does happen.
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    Sounds like all the Lumia 920 issues are showing up now as well so much for Nokias superior build quality lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by strokee View Post
    1). Rebooting a lot

    2). Soft-touch film peeling off

    3). Inconsistent battery life

    4). Light leaking out through corner of screen/USB port

    5). Buggy LED screens

    6). Buttons too flush with the body of the phone

    I'm really starting to second-guess my desire to purchase this phone. This seems like a lot of problems with this phone already. At least the 16 GB of memory is expandable. Wait...
    None of the mentioned issues on my 8X after two days of HEAVILY use.
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    I heard that audio for video recordings were not very good.
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    I talked a buddy of mine to buy both the L920 and 8x yesterday he did and let me use the 8x until tomorrow Sunday. I haven't seen any of issues talked about here. I've yet to see them and I have been playing with this 8x none stop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smg-Uk View Post
    Sounds like all the Lumia 920 issues are showing up now as well so much for Nokias superior build quality lol
    Indeed.

    Par for the course for early adopters.
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    Now, I've been put off HTC tbh, my TITAN now seems to reboot two or three time a day... sometimes more... I have it running stock OS, updated as far as I can get it, it's International Unlocked too. So, that's left a bad taste in my mouth (the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic fiasco, I got over that... THAT WAS A GOD DAMN LEMON THOUGH! 50+ reboots daily...)

    "Fortune cookie said: 'Outlook not so good'. I said: 'Sure, but Microsoft ships it anyway'."
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    Quote Originally Posted by TaliZorah View Post

    I still think I will get the 822 on VZW though mostly because battery life is important and it's pretty much a fact that the 822 has much better battery life (even though they have the same 1800 mAh battery).

    VZW rates the L822 at 15.07 hours of talk time and 20.25 days of standby.
    The 8x is at 15.0 hours of talk time and 12.5 days of standby.

    That's almost twice the power usage when idle for the 8x.
    As close as these phones are spec-wise and having same sized battery what could possibly explain this difference in battery life between the two but for software running in the background?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenScrew View Post
    As close as these phones are spec-wise and having same sized battery what could possibly explain this difference in battery life between the two but for software running in the background?
    hmmn. I wouldn't pay too much attention to the standby time quotes, different manufacturers calculate it different ways. Also, different wireless radios can affect battery.

    All in all, the 822 will have better performance and battery life because it has a much lower resolution display. If someone doesn't care about a high res display, the 822 is a better choice.
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    No matter the OEM there will be a few defective models, its just how it is,nothing to worry about. That being said, this thread is closed
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