I am still "on the fence" between the Lumia 822 and the 8x. I really like the look of the 8x but am wondering if the lack of sd card slot would become an issue after some time using it. I know that, at least at the moment, WP8 seems to use quite a bit of "other" space for it's own use (caching and the like, I suspect). So I am curious if those who have been using the 8x for a while are finding themselves running out of storage space on it.
I agree about not needing much storage because of cloud sync. The biggest data hogs I have are podcasts and music. If you intend to store video then its a huge issue.
The only thing expandable memory would do for me is not having to make the choice of which subset of music I want to have available for offline playback as often.
We have both an 8x and 822 in our house. If I had to pick one and both were same price, I'd probably pick 822. I went into detail over that in a diff thread. Sorry no link, typing on phone.
Though we are now going to swap. She wants my 822 because she doesn't like the sharper corners on 8x. I'm excited to have the 'nicer' phone but will miss many things about this 822. Probably the power button the most. Power button on 8x....i really don't understand how that design made it through their design process, both location and feel. I just hope it gets easier with practice. I've turned her phone over 50 times though and STILL fumble with turning it on. Its that sort of thing that really gets old over the life of a contract!
This has made me go back and examine which apps I truly need. Some apps I have downloaded and used once only to never use again.
Sent from Micah's Red Windows Phone 8X by HTC
This is the biggest change I've seen since android. I'm not continuously searching for new apps. Part of it is that there just aren't as many great ones, but also because I like most the native solutions and am no longer obsessed with customizing.
Less apps means i free up a gig or two of space I'd normally be using.
I find the limit to be a pain. I thought of a 822 but, the limit of the non-HD display and the different display enough for me to say no on it. There is a lot better things about the 8X than the 822, camera, display, etc...both have wireless charging (that I love btw).
My biggest disapointment with the 8X is the lack of space, I have 2gb of apps, I have a moive or 2 and my space is less than 3gb free, that is with NO MUSIC at all and I like to keep music on my phone. I love WP8 and I do like the 8X but, if Verizon releases a high end WP8 phone with a MicroSDXC slot (HTC, Nokia or Microsoft), I will sell off this 8X right away for it. It bothers me that much.
When I got the 8X my options were a lower end Nokia or a Higher end HTC with space limits, No more low end phones for me. If there was a way to replace the "card" or something like there was for my Trophy, I would of done it already....
I'll never understand why HTC would release a higher end phone and limit it to 16gb...