11-10-2012, 10:00 AM #1
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Im not sure why ANYONE would pick the HTC 8x over the Lumia 822
which phone are you going for and why?
I currently have the trophy and my battery has pretty much crapped out on me at this point it wont stay charged for longer than 35-45 mins and shorter than that if im browsing the web or using apps and thats off of a full charge. I get random reboots and freezes at times too. At this point im done with HTC phones.
The lumia 822 has a better battery life rating, 16 gbs of storage in the phone with a microsd slot for MORE memory,cheaper price Nokia's support and exclusive apps. the only advantage the 8x has over the 822 is the screen resolution.
why would anyone get the 8x with limited storage space over the 822?
Now im thinking about adding a line to get one or either just selling my trophy on ebay or something and getting the 822 for full retail because i have to keep my unlimited data.
anyone else going with the 822 over the 8x?
- 11-10-2012, 10:20 AM #2
I have debated this question quite a few times. There are definitely more pros for the 822 imo. Expandable storage, Nokia support, superior battery life (look at talk time compared to the 8X) and super sensitive display are all selling points.
The screen, design, and camera are the only "minuses" I can think of. Even so, the differences aren't deal bfeakers.The design isn't too bad- the curves are starting to grow on me, although I dislike the carrier branding. The camera has a smaller aperture 2.2 as opposed to the 2.0 in the 8X. The 822 should take similar quality photos to the Lumia 900. Lastly, the screen in low resolution but amoled. It should be a huge improvement over our Trophys'.
- 11-10-2012, 11:05 AM #6
If I didn't own NOK (at a substantial loss at the moment) I might even consider the 8X :-)
- 11-12-2012, 01:20 PM #8
I saw a Lumia 820 in person the other day, which should have the same screen. It didn't look bad, but the HTC 8X and Lumia 920's screens were definitely noticeably better.
I can't go back to an 800x480 screen; even the 960x540 screen on my RAZR isn't doing it for me at this point.
I'm likely picking up an HTC 8X on day one.
- 11-12-2012, 02:00 PM #9
I can easily see why people would pick the 8x! I was all about the 8x at first but then after much consideration the only thing holding me back from the L822 was the screen resolution. After much though I decided the battery life and expandable memory (with the Nokia exclusive apps being a bonus) was worth it to get the 822 instead. Glad they both have the same processor and ram so I know the OS will be just as smooth on the L822.
However I completely understand if people chose the 8x over the L822. Both are great devices and each have their pro's and cons. I will however say that I do enjoy the looks of the 8x A LOT more than the L822.
- 11-12-2012, 02:30 PM #10
Definitely going with the 8x, I'm a big fan of HTC my Trophy rocks. I did replace the OEM battery with a mugenpower battery almost immediately after getting it so i've never had a battery problem. I hope that the battery in the 8x will be sufficient, but with the addition of wireless charging I will probably end up topping it off all the time anyway. IMO the only draw back of the 8x is the non-expandable storage, and I'm seriously considering just paying the $100 a year for xbox music and be done with worrying about storage.
- 11-12-2012, 05:24 PM #12
Go see the screen in person. With all the worrying I've seen over the low res on the 822/820/810, after seeing it, seems like people shouldn't be nearly as up on arms about that aspect of the phone. It will depend on the person, for me, on this phone, this screen won't be an issue.
- 11-12-2012, 05:41 PM #13
Aesthetics could be the main reason to go with one device over the other.
All those positives, but if the person only uses it for calls, sms and email, music (beats... yes it is overrated), the 8X might be the best option. The wireless charging might also be a positive for them as well.
- 11-12-2012, 07:30 PM #14
I chose the 822 for the cheaper price ($450 vs $550 full retail), Nokia apps, and for the fact that it'll probably get better battery life since the screen isn't pushing as many pixels. I almost never watch videos on my phone so the resolution shouldn't bother me at all. Considering the fact that the 822 has essentially the same guts (processor, RAM, etc) it will have very good performance as well. Also, I'm 11 months from an upgrade so this doesn't have to last me the duration of a 2-year contract (20 months until an upgrade).
- 11-12-2012, 10:21 PM #17Nokia Lumia 900 - OS: 7.10.8112.7 - Firmware: 2175.1002.8112.12084
HTC Surround - OS: 7.10.8107.79 - Firmware: 2250.21.40500.502
- 11-13-2012, 12:44 AM #18
- 11-13-2012, 01:54 AM #20
I prefer the 8X because of the design, screen, and the headphone amp. I have it for my work phone and its great. Thinking about using my grandma'S upgrade to get an 822 for my personal phone though just because its cheaper and I just dropped $200 on my Intuition, which is glitchy and way too big.
As for colors, the white 822 is Way too glossy for my taste. The black is bland, but the gray. My lawd. So Sexy in gray.
- 11-13-2012, 05:40 AM #22
Same here going with the 8 X fits right in my hand the blue color is great saw it at at&t yesterday can't wait for Verizon to stock them in store, any one know when they are going to get them in I had a Verizon rep tell me a few weeks? Come on Verizon
11-13-2012, 10:47 AM #25
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I was all set to get the 8X but you guys are confusing me now. I don't really listen to a lot of music on my phone unless it's streaming, so neither the expandable storage nor beats audio matters much to me. Never had a Nokia so I don't know what I'm missing with Nokia apps, not too concerned about that. I definitely would like a high res screen, but some people are saying that the 822's screen actually looks better than the 8X. I'd like to see a camera comparison but I'm guessing it'd be close, maybe with the 8X having a slight edge.
One thing I don't understand is the battery life. VZW's website says both phones get about 15 hours of usage time. But there's a huge difference in standby time - 12.5 days for the 8X vs 20.25 days for the 822. Why would there be such a big difference in one but not the other? In real world usage, am I really going to notice the difference in standby time?
This is all very confusing to me . It'll probably come down to me just going to a store and handling the phones and seeing the screens for myself. I think that'll be the only way I can decide.