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    Ok, so I got a HTC 8x as a quality replacement from Verizon after 2 bad Lumia 822's, and I'm feeling like it was a mistake. No expandable memory, limited storage, now less apps sine everything is a Nokia exclusive. Just doesn't seem right. I really like the Windows OS, but this just seems whack. Don't feel like my phone should dictate whether or not I CNA have acces to certain apps, especially since WindowsOS is limited already. How are my fellow HTC 8X users dealing?
    Need to be talked off the jump ship ledge.
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    I really like the phone but the only problem is that it DOES NOT HAVE SNAPCHAT
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    Quote Originally Posted by devanm44 View Post
    Ok, so I got a HTC 8x as a quality replacement from Verizon after 2 bad Lumia 822's, and I'm feeling like it was a mistake. No expandable memory, limited storage, now less apps sine everything is a Nokia exclusive. Just doesn't seem right. I really like the Windows OS, but this just seems whack. Don't feel like my phone should dictate whether or not I CNA have acces to certain apps, especially since WindowsOS is limited already. How are my fellow HTC 8X users dealing?
    Need to be talked off the jump ship ledge.
    Nokia apps eventually lose their exclusivity (but they get replaced with exclusive apps that other people will want). Stick with the Nokia 822 if it's that meaningful (it certainly was to me!). As for the 822...you might want to try and score the flagship nokia if possible!
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    The specs and capabilities you're complaining about could have been found out before hand with a simple Bing search.
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    Read my other posts, and you will find me still loving my 8X after 3 months. I was initially worried about storage, but limiting it forces me to think about all the crap i really don't need. I still have plenty of room left over. As for apps, got no issues there. Again, do I really need it?
    Instead of complaining, get a different phone, your not 'stuck' with it, you can get another model, or different OS.
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    I also had two bad 822's and was switched to an 8X. For me that was a great move. The 8X has been flawless and the screen, camera and feel of the phone is much better. I don't miss the Nokia apps at all. I would rather have more storage, but I think I'll be fine on that end.
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    I switched from the 822 to the 8X and love it would not trade back. My wife liked mine so much, she had me order a red 8X (she had an iphone). It's really funny to keep hearing people complain about non-replaceable battery and limited memory. The best selling phone in the world (iphone) has neither and I don't hear people complain about that.
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    Exactly, its common sense to reserach a phone/almost anything you purchase before you spend your money on it. Thats why I dont get when people complain about things when they buy something when they could have easily spent five minutes on the internet to research the product
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    Quote Originally Posted by gapost View Post
    I switched from the 822 to the 8X and love it would not trade back. My wife liked mine so much, she had me order a red 8X (she had an iphone). It's really funny to keep hearing people complain about non-replaceable battery and limited memory. The best selling phone in the world (iphone) has neither and I don't hear people complain about that.
    This! I see people loving the iPhone saying it is amazing yet it has no replaceable battery or expandable memory, and btw I have 8GB on my 8X and im loving it, I upload my stuff to SkyDrive right away and remove it, when I wanna view it, easily accessible, and I have 190 songs on my phone with around 50 apps, with 1.8 GB free, what more does one want? Yeah exclusives come to Nokia but srsly, they will be available for us eventually, and I don't see myself leaving WP anytime, so no complaining here. Especially since HTC isn't offering much apps wise, their hardware kinda makes up for that for me.
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    I have the 8X (8GB) and love, love, love the size, shape, screen/res. I never had a problem with the storage space and the battery (outside the first several days). The Nokia exclusives were annoying but not deal breaking so far and they will come to all of WinPho eventually. My 8X is an AT&T version so (lamely) no wireless charging. What eventually caused me to tip over the edge to get a 920 was the buttons, particularly the volume buttons. I got used to the power/wake button but the volume buttons seemed extra flush. Since you are on VZW, wireless charging might have kept me from going to the 920 (especially since I prefer the size of the 8X) and you should be able to top up your battery during the day. I don't think the storage is an issue but I don't have music/videos local and pix are up on Skydrive. Keep the faith! Also the Nokias don't have the HTC exclusive Clock/weather tile/lockscreen or flashlight app :)
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    I rocked a red and blue 8x and the phone was attractive but I can see why you think it is a bit of a step down. Since owning my 920, I realized that this is the best windows phone due to support by Nokia. Having an 8x made me feel like sort of an outcast since there is no support really by HTC and there lkely won't be any anytime soon. I would see if you can get another Lumia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhippedKream View Post
    This! I see people loving the iPhone saying it is amazing yet it has no replaceable battery or expandable memory, and btw I have 8GB on my 8X and im loving it, I upload my stuff to SkyDrive right away and remove it, when I wanna view it, easily accessible, and I have 190 songs on my phone with around 50 apps, with 1.8 GB free, what more does one want? Yeah exclusives come to Nokia but srsly, they will be available for us eventually, and I don't see myself leaving WP anytime, so no complaining here. Especially since HTC isn't offering much apps wise, their hardware kinda makes up for that for me.
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    hmm If i read the original post right, i don't think she had a choice on phone, when you replace your phone more than once they usually just give you a different phone and your options are very limited.. when I had to replace my mytouch for the second time, they gave me the option between a Sidekick (yeah I know apparently they still make those) and a Mytouch4g slide.. :/
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    822 owner here, bought an 8X off eBay and I love it. The thinness of the phone is great after using the bulky 822. I now use the 822 as a dedicated mp3 player with a 32gb card in it. Both phones are great however.
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    got my 8x a few months ago and i'm already eyeing that new galaxy 4s ;)
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    sorry to hear about ur bad 822, been using my 822 for 3 months, no issues with is being a 'bad' phone. Hope it stays that way. LOVE the wireless charging back cover. Love the 64gb sd card, can record videos and more videos. got several movies on my card for long plane rides, about 20gb of mp3s on my card. Love City LENS!
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    I love my 8x. I had the iPhone 4s than the galaxy nexus than the iphone 5 than the galaxy s3. @nd the only phone I've really liked is my 8x. Play around a bit get some apps and games. Mix up your screen etc. S4 will no doubt be dope but you'll probably just get bored of it to. 8x is a nice piece of equipment
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    Love my 8x, although nokiaphonecentral can get annoying when I logon and see Nokia..this, Nokia that...
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    I love my HTC phone. Very solid hardware. I normally don't let apps decide my like or dislike for an OS of phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseySal View Post
    The specs and capabilities you're complaining about could have been found out before hand with a simple Bing search.
    That isn't really true. Searching for the specs would have told you about the limited storage, but it wouldn't have instantly highlighted the 'other' storage issue that is perhaps the biggest blight on Windows phone and the most complained about failing bar the lack of Instagram.

    I have an 8X and its a superb handset. HTC got it perfectly right in terms of the physical device, its a joy to use, bar the mysterious lack of an sd card slot. It is so stable, an area in which it destroys the Lumia range.

    But the other storage issue needs to be fixed urgently. I have 8.4gb in 'other' storage at the moment and cant download anything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by busngabb View Post
    That isn't really true. Searching for the specs would have told you about the limited storage, but it wouldn't have instantly highlighted the 'other' storage issue that is perhaps the biggest blight on Windows phone and the most complained about failing bar the lack of Instagram.

    I have an 8X and its a superb handset. HTC got it perfectly right in terms of the physical device, its a joy to use, bar the mysterious lack of an sd card slot. It is so stable, an area in which it destroys the Lumia range.

    But the other storage issue needs to be fixed urgently. I have 8.4gb in 'other' storage at the moment and cant download anything else.
    did you try shrink storage? I know for my 8GB 8X I have 1.4 GB of others. And also, what I noticed is u should keep deleting Bing search, even if u already deleted the history, keep deleting, it keeps storing some random ****. And I.e. Clearing too helps
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    I've had the HTC 8x for about 5 hours...I'm so sick of it. It's an awesome phone, but no group messaging, no snapchat? Come on! I guess if you're not in your twenties or thirties, and/or cool you would like this phone. But seriously, this phone is great, all the features are really cool, way cooler than iPhone, but I like iPhone for the presence of SnapChat and group Messaging. C'mon Verizon! I was actually going to keep it even though SnapChat wasn't there, but seriously NO GROUP MESSAGING??!!! Dumb dumb dumb. DUMB
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    With nothing to report for the HTC variant it only makes sense for nokiaphonecentral.com (aka - windowsphonecentral) to focus their reporting on a phone that is actually being supported week in and week out. For example, if the name of the site were htcphonecentral.com then the last post they would have updated would have been when the 8x came out 3 months ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlangner View Post
    Love my 8x, although nokiaphonecentral can get annoying when I logon and see Nokia..this, Nokia that...

    With nothing to report for the HTC variant it only makes sense for nokiaphonecentral.com (aka - windowsphonecentral) to focus their reporting on a phone that is actually being supported week in and week out. For example, if the name of the site were htcphonecentral.com then the last post they would have updated would have been when the 8x came out 3 months ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluetech1 View Post
    With nothing to report for the HTC variant it only makes sense for nokiaphonecentral.com (aka - windowsphonecentral) to focus their reporting on a phone that is actually being supported week in and week out. For example, if the name of the site were htcphonecentral.com then the last post they would have updated would have been when the 8x came out 3 months ago.
    I can't speak for other carriers, but on Verizon the 8X got portico before the 822. There's more in the world of WP than the latest updates to Nokia app updates. By the way I don't consider the site to be Nokia central.
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