- 11-12-2012, 09:19 PM #2
There seems to be a lot of angst towards HTC by people who have had bad experiences with their phones. I have only had the Trophy and it has been great. The real negative about the 8X is the limited memory. Deal breaker for many. Most reviews have been positive though.
- 11-12-2012, 09:30 PM #4
People are obviously very tired of HTC shortchanging people in at least one area guaranteed. With my HD7 it was screen quality. The phone was 2010 cool with 2008 screen tech. Now they've got the screen tech and the sound tech, with yesteryear's storage. It's always something.
And the icing on the cake is the stated reason, which was "16GB is more than anyone should need". So to finish up the Jurassic exercises, they go with shortsighted visions of the future sourced from Bill Gates in 1982 or something. It's called being completely out of touch.
- 11-12-2012, 09:53 PM #6
The AVERAGE person can get along with 16GB just fine. Especially on the WP8 platform. Apps aren't that big like on android or iOS AND you wont be downloading many apps AT THIS TIME either. lol. The reason I don't think HTC is getting much play in the media is because they aren't bringing A GAME SPECS to the table. I like HTC, but like a previous poster said, they short change people in one area always. Why? I don't know. Saving costs? I don't know. The 8x is a great phone especially for people not so pinned on having a huge screen. 4.3 in. is big enough for the average person. The storage spacing and price is what gets them bad press or no press. Nokia is bouncing their Pureview tech which with me having a 920 now, it a bit overhyped. No one is taking pro pics with a camera phone period. The low light shots are cool, but when you blow them up on my 27 inch monitor, they look like a soft blurred picture. On facebook where the screen is smaller on your phone it might look good, but my Nikon will be the pro photographer cam. Nokia is also advertising a bunch of other specs that don't make a huge difference in comparison to the 8x. HD+ screen and pureblack. The pureblack is only slightly more black than the 920. And the HD+ screen....gimmick. Nokia has app exclusivity and the camera tech that sets them up for press. Plus they have a good support track record. Something HTC needs to work on.
I can state my opinions on both phone because I've owned both of them. I owned the 8x first. My wife had the 920. I was comparing, got mad and on impulse traded in my 8x because I felt a bit cheated. Then when I got my own 920, I missed my 8x again. The feel of it is just so practical. The 920 is a great phone, but the practicality of the size isn't ideal FOR ME. I have big hands too. I palm pro sized basketballs with ease, but the 920 is just big for no reason it would seem. It most def stands out, but so did my 8x. My cousin in law saw me with the 8x and asked me about it and said the screen was so great looking not to mention the size and feel of the phone was so her. Then I have convinced my sister in law on T-mo to get the 8x. She is super hyped to get an 8x and the Windows Phone 8 platform.
But seriously....HTC needs to step their game up. They need to get outside of their little bubble and off their island and start hearing the gripes and doing something about it. I currently own the One X...love it. But it ain't a windows phone!!!! Damnit!!!
11-12-2012, 09:54 PM #7
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The 16 GB made me not consider it even for a moment. It also seems like Nokia has a better track record with continued support of their hardware/software. I've only owned Motorola (hated it) and Samsung (liked it) phones before so either company will be something new for me. The 8X is just unworkable with that tiny storage, though.
- 11-12-2012, 10:15 PM #8
What is the beef with 16GB storage. I have that on my SG3 and I still have 7 GB free. I stream everything. I take a ton of pics and other things and have no problem with it. I think you are All complaining about something that isn't an issue. Don't forget you get 7gb of cloud space.
- 11-12-2012, 10:15 PM #9
- 11-12-2012, 11:18 PM #10
Both 920 and 8x are great. If your I think its just a matter of needs/preference.
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- 11-13-2012, 12:28 AM #11
11-13-2012, 02:02 AM #13
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I came pretty close to not ordering the 8x because I refuse to give Apple even $6 of my money. But then I realized that the licensing deal probably only applies to Android HTC phones.
That said, if the 8x ends up being as bad as the 3.5/5 reviews, I am done with HTC for good after my horrible experience with the Rogers One X.
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11-13-2012, 02:42 PM #18
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I ordered the 920 on the 7th before I heard the 8X was going to be released on the same day. I have the 920 now and it's a fantastic phone but after also handling the 8X I think I'm going to use my 14 day exchange in order to get the 8X.
I don't need the 32GB of storage, even 8GB is plenty for me.
The only things I really liked more with the 920 was the touch seemed a tad more sensitive, the screen was a tad brighter. I don't mind the weight of it so much but the bulk of it with its depth isn't great. I also got the matte black thinking it would be grippier but it's not grippy at all.
I do like the Nokia Drive GPS app, but all of my vehicles have satnav built in so it's not really all that useful to me. Having offline maps might have a corner case of usefulness but that's it. If the Nokia Maps app had not been part of the 8X maybe it would have been a different case.
11-13-2012, 04:30 PM #19
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I'll probably get a nokia next year if they shrink down the 920 or increase the screen resolution of the 820.
11-19-2012, 12:48 PM #20
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- 11-19-2012, 02:28 PM #24
Obviously, it does for a lot of people who have the 8x. Some by choice, others by force due to carrier restriction. Everyone here knows the specs and the advantages of the 920 vs. the 8x. You've said this in 4 different posts in the 8x forums, we know what you're saying.
- 11-19-2012, 02:37 PM #25
I have GBs and GBs and GBs of content... movies, music, podcasts, you name it. I don't want to bring them with me all the time, that's why I have my laptop with a 500 GB HDD and numerous external HDDs. I only sync that which I am actually going to listen to/watch/read until the next time I sync, thus the smaller storage amount on the 8X works for me.
So... plenty of love for the 8X here. :)