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  1. CamiKitti's Avatar
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    I'm near to full with this 16 GB phone I have. I might as well get a Nokia Lumia... Not that I don't like Nokia, I was just looking forward to getting this phone. :\
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    32GB isn't really the norm. I for example have 16GB on my Optimus use it for almost two years and still had 11GB left. Not know since I put all my pictures there.
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    Because they didn't make one???

    In all seriousness, I think HTC are putting a lot of eggs in the Cloud basket. But with all the data plan limitations now, it doesn't seem to be the best move. I agree they need a 32gb. That is one of the major reasons I'm going to Nokia.

    Edit: from a US carrier view :). I know there are millions of users out there!
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    Beats me...the only two things keeping me away from finally deciding on HTC is the memory and screen size...

    Sent from my RaZr 4X HD...
    Last edited by XENOPHOS; 10-22-2012 at 12:59 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterfang View Post
    32GB isn't really the norm. I for example have 16GB on my Optimus use it for almost two years and still had 11GB left. Not know since I put all my pictures there.
    I'd have to disagree. I have a 16gb iPhone 4 and have to move/delete things constantly just to update some of my apps.

    Glad you can work with a 16gb, though!
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    They are probably holding all those extra space for their 4.7 devices. If it's anything like the OneX+/OneS+ it will have 64deliciousGB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterfang View Post
    They are probably holding all those extra space for their 4.7 devices. If it's anything like the OneX+/OneS+ it will have 64deliciousGB.
    Valid point. I hope they do it soon, though. WP8 need all the awesome devices it can get.
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    In all the time I've owned a smartphone, I've never really put music or movies on my device so I have never come close to using up all of my available storage even when I had an 8GB iPhone 4. While I wouldn't opt for the 8GB 8X if Verizon gives us the option, I wouldn't feel handcuffed by the 16GB version.
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    Honestly, I'm not too fussed about 16 gigs as I've never even filled up 8. Call me a cloud-storage junkie. Maybe my music collection's just too small? Too much trouble to rip movies from DVDs and Blu Rays? I dunno. It's just never been an issue for me.

    But as for 8x vs the Nokia... It's a tough choice for me. Do I want instant gratification HD that I know exists? A smaller OLED screen that I also know exists? Or wait for a possible OLED HD screen later? :P I'm sorry, I just love the pure color you get from OLED.
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    The 8X is the flagship phone for T-Mobile -- America's only unlimited 4G network. What better way to extoll the virtues of unlimited 4G than to open up people to the cloud that cannot be effectively used on lesser, more expensive, "capped" carriers? :)
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    Mostly, I think HTC is just making it up as they go.

    I believe along with Winterfang that a Titan 3 is coming, and it will have all the high end specs. But there is no reason not to offer a 32GB 8X. Why not? Media is the driving force behind smart phone sales, and storage is a huge deal to some people. I still have 7GB left on my Focus S, so not a huge deal for me. But... why just GIVE those sales to the expandable memory of the ATIV or the built in 32 GB of the 920, or worse yet the 810/820/822 options with expandable memory?

    Geez.....
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    I'm sure AT&T demanded the gimped 8X because they didn't want it to demolish 920 sales.

    One look at the thin, svelte, sexy 8X next to the fat, brick-like Lumia 920, and there'd be no comparison... users would choose the 8X overwhelmingly and AT&T likely has to sell a lot of 920s to make back their exclusivity deal. If they could break the legs of the best Windows Phone device for everyday people right out of the gate by trimming storage to laughable levels, it makes the contest less of a challenge for Nokia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brmiller1976 View Post
    I'm sure AT&T demanded the gimped 8X because they didn't want it to demolish 920 sales.

    One look at the thin, svelte, sexy 8X next to the fat, brick-like Lumia 920, and there'd be no comparison... users would choose the 8X overwhelmingly and AT&T likely has to sell a lot of 920s to make back their exclusivity deal. If they could break the legs of the best Windows Phone device for everyday people right out of the gate by trimming storage to laughable levels, it makes the contest less of a challenge for Nokia.
    Your analysis doesn't make sense to me. If AT&T felt that way then they would not have made an exclusivity deal with Nokia and instead would have simply pushed the 8x harder. By doing that they could have spent more resources pushing the 8x, which would be more naturally marketable due to its aesthetics than would be the the 920 (as you suggest). Why would they have formed an exclusivity deal with Nokia to sell the 920 if they thought the 8x would be a more popular phone that would be easier to sell (and wouldn't need to subsidize like the 920)?
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    HTC wouldn't give AT&T an 8X exclusive deal, and AT&T probably sees the 920 as a way to hook in some new subscribers. But they can't have a non-gimped 8X competing credibly. Or so my thinking goes.

    Gotta break the 8X's legs a bit to ensure that it doesn't eat too many 920 sales to compromise profits. If the user goes for a "non-carrier-exclusive" device, it could encourage him or her to look at lower priced service plans with competing carriers.
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    Good point has been made by Jay about how higher resolution apps will take up more storage. I'd highly prefer 32GB, just because erring on the side of caution is never that bad. Would be nice to have a few video podcasts and maybe even a movie on my phone at some time or another. On 8GB, I find myself having to micromanage music, podcasts and games.

    Quote Originally Posted by brmiller1976 View Post
    I'm sure AT&T demanded the gimped 8X because they didn't want it to demolish 920 sales.
    Has HTC announced 32GB for any carrier? Just curious. Regardless, the Lumia's selling point is not 32GB. I doubt that will be mentioned much at all, the best selling iPhone is the 16GB for a reason.

    If AT&T stocks only the 8GB 8X, then I'll be a little surprised. It's only a dodgy pre-order at the moment. If AT&T is asking for 8GB, then that means it thinks it can sell the 8X at a lower price with lower specs and that is how it fits in to the portfolio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brmiller1976 View Post
    I'm sure AT&T demanded the gimped 8X because they didn't want it to demolish 920 sales
    You do realise that AT&T sell millions of phones a year, and therefore have a really good idea what their customer base wants.

    Whilst you demand 32GB, it's perfectly possible that actually the vast majority of their customer base is satisfied with 8GB, and actually they can be even more competitive on price with the 8X, by dropping the amount of memory.

    Not only that, but they will be able to offer the cheapest 8X on any network.
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    Also I think that HTC has another WP8 device coming out soon. something better than the 8x we may see 32 gig on that
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnailUK View Post
    You do realise that AT&T sell millions of phones a year, and therefore have a really good idea what their customer base wants.

    Whilst you demand 32GB, it's perfectly possible that actually the vast majority of their customer base is satisfied with 8GB, and actually they can be even more competitive on price with the 8X, by dropping the amount of memory.

    Not only that, but they will be able to offer the cheapest 8X on any network.
    Generally speaking nobody who frequents forums like this is even close to the average customer anyways :D That said, I frequent these kind of forums and I didn't manage to use more than 6-7gb of my N8s 16gb in over 2 years.
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    HTC 8X+ looks likely if they can do a One X+.

    I mean, a possibility of 32GB of storage, LTE, S4 Pro, Super LCD2+, wireless charging and more colours, among others, is there and HTC can milk that opportunity. It's like 'like the 8X? We made it better and call it 8X+!'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heron_Kusanagi View Post
    HTC 8X+ looks likely if they can do a One X+.
    That will rely on the initial WP8 sales.

    HTC need good WP8 sales, to even consider it. And to be honest, even on Android, HTC high end phones don't sell brilliantly, add the smaller market of WP8, and you wonder if it'll work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CamiKitti View Post
    I'm near to full with this 16 GB phone I have. I might as well get a Nokia Lumia... Not that I don't like Nokia, I was just looking forward to getting this phone. :\
    I think this is due to the IPhone. The best selling IPhone is the 16gb model. So I assume HTC from a sales perspective feels that HDD size is not a hindrance. At the same token, I feel they should at least have more size options for the consumer more concerned space than price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jabtano View Post
    Also I think that HTC has another WP8 device coming out soon. something better than the 8x we may see 32 gig on that
    I agree, HTC is know for doing this. I feel the HTC 8x is just an acceptance device to see how the market would gravitate to it. Once they have their foot in the door to establish their presence, they will open the floodgates to higher end devices.
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    Check out this HTC thread. HTC and confusion go hand in hand. They really need to get their act together:

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/8x/199276.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackWindow8 View Post
    I think this is due to the IPhone. The best selling IPhone is the 16gb model. So I assume HTC from a sales perspective feels that HDD size is not a hindrance. At the same token, I feel they should at least have more size options for the consumer more concerned space than price.
    It's the best seller because they charge $299 for the 32GB version. In the 8X case it all depends on what they charge. If the 8X, 920, ATIV are all $199, the 8X seems weaker. Now if it is less expensive as it looks like it might be.. then 16GB doesn't seem so bad.
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    The bias is amazing here at time. Nokia gets taken to task for things like app hogging to exclusives. But yet ask a legitimate question about the lack of storage on HTC and you get apologists and conspiracy theories.
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