- 11-19-2012, 02:00 PM #27
I am not stating that the L920 is a better choice for every user, however, I am stating that the only legitimate reason to select the 8X over the L920 is because you prefer the size.
If size is not a factor, then the L920 wins every time.
- 11-19-2012, 03:21 PM #28
11-19-2012, 04:33 PM #29
- 14 Posts
Tried both out at the Microsoft store, the 8X just felt better in my hand and just seemed to perform better too.
I'm going to miss the camera but I think it's something I can live without for a more comfortable phone.
Plus I like the Blue colour :D
- 11-19-2012, 10:19 PM #30
- 11-19-2012, 11:23 PM #31
I purchased the 920 on launch day from at&t. Nokia Music was a big draw for me, as was the wireless charging. They did not have the 8X in when I purchased. Today I went back to look at the 8X and I was like WOW!!! I boxed up my 920 and traded. The 8X really has a WOW factor when you see and use it in person. I wasn't a fan of the design when looking at it on the web. I do miss Nokia Music but I LOVE having Bing Maps back! I know it has Bing Maps because several local businesses are listed and they were missing in Nokia Maps. If the 920 didn't weigh so much I would probably have kept it. Both are excellent WP8 phones.
- 11-19-2012, 11:39 PM #33
I played around with a Rogers Lumia 920 before buying my 8X... personally the 8X to me is years ahead in terms of build. (and I have large hands so has nothing to do with being to big for my hands).
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- 11-20-2012, 05:44 AM #35
11-20-2012, 06:38 AM #37
- 12 Posts
The Puremotion HD+ is not a gimmick. The fact that HTC 8X has a 60Hz refresh rate is about the graphic card which can render 60 frames/s. The problem is that the display cannot act fast enough. A pixel needs some time before it can change its color. I think Lumia has decreased the response time of the pixels from 23ms to 9ms. That is why the display of the Lumia 920 has less lag than HTC 8X.
- 11-20-2012, 05:13 PM #40
If I were a fanboy of anything, it would be Apple...I've owned nothing but iPhones since 2007 until this jump to WP8. I haven't owned a Nokia since that old candy bar dumb phone with the changeable faceplates (1997???), so I couldn't care less about Nokia and its well being.
When it comes to my phones, It's Al Franken baby...how does it affect me?? Bottom line, the 8X is a fine device, but it is a hair short of the L920...that's all.
- 11-20-2012, 05:56 PM #42
Seems like everyone is getting a little defensive. I went with the 920 because of the price, I like the feel of it, and the style on it suits me. The 8X is an amazing phone, I played with one of those before I ever saw a 920, but there wasn't as good a deal on it at the time. Would I pass on one if they were both available and in my budget? F--- no. HTC and Nokia are both killing it with their designs. Get the one you like the look and feel, that you can afford, etc, and lets get along in the glory of WP8.
- 11-20-2012, 08:09 PM #43
it is fact that you get more for less money
it is fact that the Lumia has a brighter screen
it is fact that the Lumia has a better camera
it is fact that the Lumia has better apps.
Bottom line, the 8X is a fine device, but it is a hair short of the L920...that's all
11-20-2012, 09:00 PM #46
- 5 Posts
Good grief this thread is depressing.
"My WP8 phone is better than your WP8 phone because it is substantially thinner and lighter."
"My WP8 phone is better than your WP8 phone because it has a slightly faster LCD response time".
"My WP8 phone is better than your WP8 phone because it is has a BEATS AUDIO built into it."
"My WP8 phone is better than your WP8 phone because it is has a significantly better camera."
GET A GRIP. These are comparatively minor differences! They are both valid options! But claiming, "well, on Mars, my Lumia 920 weighs less than your Earthbound HTC 8X" or "my registered-blind aunt can't tell the difference between photographs taken on the 8X to the 920 anyway" might both be true but are counter-productive when we should ALL be recognising/*****ing about the things that could ACTUALLY BE IMPROVED about the WP8 platform generally!
I've owned my WP8 phone for all of four days and I love it to tiny little pieces already -- but I'm not blind to a few incredibly obvious areas of improvement, e.g. battery management, sound/volume management, the notification system (or rather "lack thereof"), 3rd-party crapplications and obtuse settings, etc.
This should be a lot more fun than attempting to seek validation regarding our specific expensive hardware purchases, when we can all agree on the rough edges regardless of what we're actually running the OS on.
11-21-2012, 04:03 AM #47
- 21 Posts
I was waiting for the 920 for months, but then I saw the 8x in a store and I fell in love with that phone. Sure, it has nothing to do with specs or whatever, it's just the looks that made me buy it. Since the 920 is not yet released here, I can't give an opinion on that phone. Nokia surely missed the chance of selling me a phone though, because they wait so long to release the phone here.
Anyway I have the 8X now for a week and I still love it. It's light, I love the blue color, it's fast, the 4.3 inch screen is perfect for me. I was always a happy HTC user (my last 3 phones were HTC phones), so that might also have been a reason not to wait for the Nokia. I use phones mainly for calling, reading email and following social media, so specs about camera's, music and storage are a bit wasted on me.
- 11-21-2012, 10:58 AM #48
For the record, while the 8X is a decent phone and has a lot going for it, I grab the Lumia 920 each and every time I head out the door. It's not even a contest for my preference.
- 11-21-2012, 11:14 AM #49