| | 12-13-2012, 10:40 AM #1
Did a search for this and I didn't see anything similar in the 920 forum, so I thought I'd share my thoughts, as a 920 user.
Review: HTC 8X is the best Windows Phone 8 handset out there (Updated) | Ars Technica
I'll quote their good, bad & ugly wrap-up from the end.
- Screen is bright and crisp with nice color distribution
- Performance is fluid and quick throughout the OS
- Speaker is loud and produces good sound
- Body design is fantastic, feels great to hold
- Camera takes nice shots
- Battery life is on the short side
- Hardware buttons are shallow so it's hard to feel the press
- The Windows Phone store is still foundering in the shoals and has been for a year now, and we're really wondering when—or even if—it will get the traction it needs
First of all, the review is poor. It states that the 8x is the best handset for Windows Phone 8, and then proceeds to be fairly negative about pretty much everything involved. Secondly, it does very little to compare the 8x to it's most likely comparison, the 920. People in the comments pointed that out and they added a link to where they compare the two in a completely different article, but it makes a lot of sense to compare the two when you are calling one the best handset on the platform.
The only comparison the author really made in the review was based on the build of the phone. Body, size & weight. These are very subjective and personal to anyone, which makes basing which phone is "better" on these criteria ridiculous. While, x is faster than y is always good or a has a more detailed screen than b is always good, C is bigger than D is not always bad.
Personally, I love the size of my 920. When I picked it up for the first time, I do agree it felt heavy to me. However, in the time I've had it I've completely grown accustomed to it and don't consider it heavy or bulky or awkward at all. In fact, on the rare occasion when I pick up my old 3GS I feel like it's WAY too small.
So, when discounting the personal preference of size, and including factors like price & memory I don't see how anyone could call the 8x the best Windows Phone.