- 11-08-2012, 10:05 PM #1
I decided to throw together an image comparing features between all the WP8 devices on T-Mobile. I just listed out some of the main/differentiating features that might help someone with matching the right WP8 for them.
Last edited by Mystictrust; 11-08-2012 at 10:29 PM. Reason: Added super sensitive display for the Lumias
- 11-09-2012, 04:53 PM #6
Nice graphic! Definitely breaks down the individual specs of each phone more easily for us. ;) I've also been thinking it's too bad the 810 doesn't have a better screen since I'm coming from the iPhone 4's Retina display. 16GB of internal storage would be nice as well, and I realize that the 822 has it. Then again, I don't expect to download a ton of apps. I have a lot of games for my iPhone, most of which aren't available for WP yet, so I'll probably go a bit lighter with the games on the 810 when I get it.
- 11-09-2012, 05:17 PM #9
Just a few more days to wait though and someone out there will use a 64 GB card in theirs. I should be picking up the phone this coming Wednesday, and I'll take a picture of the manual if it's stated in there :D
- 11-09-2012, 06:31 PM #11
"I was at an AT&T store this morning comparing the 820 and the 920 and although the 920 did have higher resolution you really have to stare at it to notice the improvement. I was totally unimpressed with the screen on the 920. It did not look as impressive as the HTC One X. Side by side I found the 820 display more pleasing to look at overall. It had vibrant punchy colors and it is way brighter than the 920 at the same brightness. The 920 looked very dark even at the highest setting but don't take my word for it. Go to your local AT&T store and see for yourself. I want to remind you that I am a current AT&T customer, I am eligible for upgrade, and I can afford anything I want and I will not be getting the 920. I will be switching to T-Mobile to get the 810 and today's display comparison made my mind up for me. The display on the 820 was beautiful, vibrant, punchy, and bright with no noticable pixellation. I think it's my preference for AMOLED screens over LCD that made me enjoy the overall experience. Remember the 810/820 have RGB Stripe screens not PenTile so that is why I couldn't notice any pixellation. This morning the 820 looked almost HD to me. Go to AT&T and see for yourself. Don't purchase on specs purchase on experience."
- 11-09-2012, 06:41 PM #12
TJWINS, I read elsewhere in this forum that the resolution and display is VERY noticeable with text in a browser, just not on the tiles and settings menus. Did you happen to check the browser?
That being said, I'm very surprised with your experience in brightness - the 920 is supposed to be the brightest. I was going to wait until Wednesday to visually compare the 920 and 810, but I think I'll head over to the Microsoft Store right now and compare the 820 and 920 like you did. The techie in me needs to see it in person!
- 11-09-2012, 06:51 PM #13
- 11-09-2012, 07:37 PM #14
By contrast I felt the difference between the Focus 2 (800x480 pentile) and the 820 (800x480 RGB Stripe) was 10 times greater than the difference between the 920 and the 820. It goes to show you that specs are just numbers sometimes. The technology is more important than the numbers.
- 11-09-2012, 10:14 PM #15
OMFG I want a Lumia 920!! My fault for checking it out today.
I always do my tech demos by playing dumb - I usually end up finding out awesome new things I didn't know about that way (same thing happened with the Surface), and I wasn't disappointed with the 920 demonstration I got at the Microsoft Store. The weight was VERY noticeable when compared against one of the employee's personal Lumia 900's. Not as noticeable by itself, but on my belt clip I don't know how it would feel. My belt clip is FAR too small to fit this massive phone so no way to test :P
I was too excited to go web browsing and compare the resolution to that of the 900 (there was no 820) - I just plain forgot :( . The image stabilization is absolutely KILLER and the phone looks amazing (I saw both a white and a cyan. Any other colors were all boxed up) - the screen felt great against my fingers (unlike my current Android, which REQUIRES a screen protector for smooth browsing)
Either way, on T-Mobile with a killer grandfathered plan, I'm not leaving. My only option is to have my aunt buy me a Rogers Lumia 920 from Canada and ship it to me (and lose the option to wifi tether, which is important), or pay $750+ for a dev unlocked model on ebay that probably won't be "new, unopened in box". Ugh. Hopefully when I play with the 810 next Wednesday I will have the exact same reaction and will be just fine with the camera :) I know I'll be fine with the weight.
OH! I compared GPS with both 920 and 900... the 920 got a super quick indoor lock on location and easily showed me all nearby "chinese food" locations :P The 900 failed to get a GPS lock indoors (and I couldn't test it outdoors). So, my next question: Was that due to the assistance of GLONASS as well, or did Nokia/Microsoft improve GPS for WP8 devices? HMMM. Next test: 810.
EDIT: Nokia City Lens is kickass!
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- 11-09-2012, 10:32 PM #16
I was a hurricane Sandy victim and without power for days the mobile hotspot feature was a Godsend. I charged my phone in my car and had a power inverter to charge my laptop but never missed a beat getting stuff done because I always had internet. Can't live without mobile hotspot. I am also a presenter and use hotspot during my presentations to get online. That being said I think your reaction to the 810 will be the same as your reaction to the 920.
- 11-09-2012, 11:56 PM #17
"For anyone wondering, my dad figured out the tethering. Oddly enough, he installed the Spanish keyboard and Internet sharing turned on. Weirdest thing ever but he claims it worked. You can change it back to English after"
Apparently, it worked for someone else who read that as well. The people this works for had the dev phone version, which I guess is also having this issue, and they are speculating is the exact same version as the Rogers one... except I doubt it has the Rogers logo upon boot :P.
Last edited by Mystictrust; 11-10-2012 at 12:02 AM.
11-13-2012, 12:56 AM #18
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I am so torn between these three phones at the moment. The 920 is my initial choice, but there is no concrete evidence that it would be compatible with AWS networks yet.
The 8X is a good compromise to the 920 and we know it will be compatible with T-Mo. I am just worried about the lack of Nokia apps and future updates as HTC tends to be lazy in that department.
The 810 is a nice looking phone. I like the slab design, and aside from the screen res the specs are fine for me. I am really tempted to buy one but I know in a few months i will wish I got a 920 instead.
- 11-14-2012, 03:23 PM #21
- 12-26-2012, 08:24 PM #22
I just traded my HTC 8x in for the Lumia 810.
My 8x was having all sorts of weird issues. The most annoying was that I would constantly miss calls/texts/voicemails because the phone would not go off. It would also never show that I had a new text/vm/missed call until I did something to "refresh" it, like sending a text or making a call. Then suddenly everything I missed would come reporting in, timestamped with when I SHOULD HAVE received them. On top of that, the camera started bugging out, turning all green and refusing to take pictures requiring a full restart.
I've had the 810 for a few days now, and aside from the physical design, I like it a lot better than the 8x. Life is better with the Nokia-exclusive apps, and HTC didn't have any exclusive apps that were very useful.
One confusing thing though is that the 810 is reportedly capable of supporting microSDXC cards up to 64GB according to the Microsoft Store, T-Mobile, and Nokia websites. However, the packaging for the phone clearly says it only supports up to 32GB of expandable memory. What's the deal there?
The other main issue I have with the 810 is that for some reason "Internet Sharing" (mobile hotspot) is not available from the settings menu. This is available on the HTC 8x, and even the Lumia 710, so why the heck isn't it on the 810? Even with the advantage of Nokia apps, this is kind of a deal-breaker...
02-13-2013, 10:13 PM #25
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