- 12-27-2012, 06:32 PM #1
The 8X is being presented as "the perfect phone for size, power and apps" by two of the stores I went into recently.
The 810 is being pushed as a "budget performer."
Overall, the 8X is getting equal billing with the GS 3, and the 810 is being presented as an alternative to the GS 2.
Not bad at all.
- 12-27-2012, 10:30 PM #5
810 is thicker, lower res, and has less built-in storage. It's also cheaper, hence the "810 as budget performer." Its resolution and capability is compared roughly to the GS II, which I think is appropriate.
I suspect the only reason T-Mo is selling the 810 is because of its fairly long relationship with Nokia... Nokia skipped over T-Mo for any high-range phones, despite the fact that T-Mo kept selling Nokia Symbian devices (like the Nuron) long after the other three major carriers kicked them out. I'm still trying to figure out why Verizon sells the 822... maybe because Nokia decided to make it look just like one of the ugly old Android handsets of yore? ;)
Anyway, if it sells more Windows Phones, I'm all for it.
I also heard a little rumor that T-Mo and Samsung are going to be announcing some Windows Phone goodness in January. T-Mo is definitely on board as a hard-core WP pusher (at least until they get the next Apple device).
- 12-27-2012, 10:45 PM #6
Same processor, same amount of ram.
The gs2 has an older s3 processor that doesn't match the performance of the snapdragon s4 found in the lumias and 8x.
The only reason the Lumia 920 is marketed as a high end wp8 is because of the camera.
Resolution? Who cares. This is wp8. Unlike android devices, you can almost not tell the difference unless you look closely.
Don't let the marketing fool you. Just like HTC advertises the one x as a high end android device and the T-Mobile one s as a midrange android device only because of screen size.
- 12-27-2012, 11:23 PM #7
- 12-27-2012, 11:41 PM #9
The Lumia 810/820/822 screen is gorgeous compared to an Arrive or a Venue Pro, but it's pretty chunky and lo-res-looking when compared with an 8X or 920 -- especially when it comes to rendered text.
12-27-2012, 11:42 PM #10
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- 12-27-2012, 11:47 PM #11
All carriers are pushing wp8 because they want to battle the costs of subsidizing Iphones.
And wp8 is simple enough for people to get behind that they hope they'll choose it over Iphones.
Posted from my Verizon Employee Edition DROID DNA #01749.
- 12-28-2012, 03:36 AM #15
Apple's getting hammered by Android. That's not necessarily good news for WP World, but Apple's got to get their pricing stabilized, or they'll get their lunch eaten.
Right now, they have some of the lowest costs of any player in tech because of their crazy supply chain and buying power. They've got plenty of margin they can sacrifice for volume. But right now, they've cut orders for Q1 from 30 to 35 million down to 20 to 25 million.
The channel is also chock-full of iPhone 4 and 4S handsets, something I noticed back when they were posting "record sales." The carriers are going to have to disgorge all those 4-series iPhones somehow. I don't think the Virgin Mobile 4S is doing too well, either, mostly because of price.
- 12-29-2012, 11:39 AM #20
- 12-29-2012, 11:51 AM #21
I know what a high res screen looks like. I've had plenty of android phones with high res including the note. Although eligible without zooming, chances are you will still zoom in to make it comfortable enough to read
- 12-29-2012, 12:08 PM #22
- 12-29-2012, 12:17 PM #23
My daughter in law just got the 810 from T mobile for free on a two year contract. She was so thrilled to get a windows phone. I haven't seen it yet so I'm looking forward to checking it out.
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