09-23-2012 11:26 AM
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  1. Duvi's Avatar
    I live in Minnesota and the sensitive screen isn't a selling point to me. It could actually be more of a hassle although I'm sure it probably won't be.
    The folks I know in Minnesota enjoy wearing gloves in the cold weather, so that should be a selling point for those that wear gloves. I remember how winter time (in NYC) was dreadful for me with the original iPhone.

    Edit: Even without gloves, the iPhone was difficult to use in the cold weather as it was responsive to the heat from your fingers.
    Last edited by duvi; 09-19-2012 at 11:33 AM.
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    09-19-2012 11:27 AM
  2. Mitlov's Avatar
    It doesn't make sense either, but that's also what Nokia did. No MicroSD on the 920 but there is on the 820. I guess it makes sense on the low end phone because you can skimp out on internal memory, but doesn't make sense to leave it out on the high end phone.
    The 8X and the 920 are unibody designs and lack microSD memory. The Ativ S, 8S, and 820 are not unibody and have microSD memory. I see a pattern.
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    09-19-2012 11:27 AM
  3. cckgz4's Avatar
    Decent screen, same processor power as the 920, don't see the underwhelming specs sir.
    Oh but sir, I do
    09-19-2012 11:36 AM
  4. tk-093's Avatar
    The 8X and the 920 are unibody designs and lack microSD memory. The Ativ S, 8S, and 820 are not unibody and have microSD memory. I see a pattern.
    You still need a tray for the SIM card so it's not like it isn't possible.
    09-19-2012 11:37 AM
  5. cckgz4's Avatar
    I live in Minnesota and the sensitive screen isn't a selling point to me. It could actually be more of a hassle although I'm sure it probably won't be.
    To you, but to everyone that knows how uncomfortable it is to use a phone in cold weather, which I bet will be most of Minnesota, will love the idea
    09-19-2012 11:39 AM
  6. andrelamont's Avatar
    hmmm....nokia's not liking HTC latest effort

    Nokia slams HTC's Windows Phone 8 announcement, calls it a 'tactical re-branding' | The Verge

    It takes more than matching color to match the innovation of the Lumia 920.
    https://twitter.com/CWeberatNokia/st...49797558784001


    ....now boys...lets play nice, there's enough consumer dollars to go around
    09-19-2012 11:40 AM
  7. cckgz4's Avatar
    I really think they should keep their mouth closed
    09-19-2012 11:42 AM
  8. snowmutt's Avatar
    If no expandable memory, you have GOT TO have 32 G in this day and age. Cell phones are phones last anymore- they are media devices first. Movies, videos, games, music, podcasts, apps... you lose a good portion of your customers straight out of the gate. I am fine with 16 G, but I am the exception, not the rule.

    HTC should know better. 920- 32G. ATIV- expandable memory.

    8X- priced lower has a chance. Priced the same, just loaded the pistol and aimed it the wrong way.

    Boggles my imagination.
    09-19-2012 11:45 AM
  9. tk-093's Avatar
    Between the 8X, 920 and ATIV, the 8X is the only one that seems to be Verizon bound so far.

    The only problem I have is the 1800 mAh battery, especially when the ATIV has 2300 mAh and the lack of MicroSD support, which would be acceptable if it came in 32GB instead of 16GB.

    But the phone itself... damn good looking..... If that's the one I have to get, I'll be happy with it.
    09-19-2012 11:45 AM
  10. snowmutt's Avatar
    I really think they should keep their mouth closed
    Why? Because their competitiors are going to play nice?

    Nokia should swing away. They are in this to survive.
    09-19-2012 11:46 AM
  11. andrelamont's Avatar
    Screen comparisons:

    Members of the verge talk about the screen of the HTC One X to the L920 and they believe the 1X was still better even though the L920 was good

    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZCuNm6Wb30&feature=player_detailpage#t=1179s[/YT]


    either way, can anyone go wrong with their choice? I do feel a lil'bad for the ativ-s as it doesnt seem to capture the mindshare of the 8X/L920....probably serves samsung right for treating WP as its mistress
    09-19-2012 11:46 AM
  12. snowmutt's Avatar
    Between the 8X, 920 and ATIV, the 8X is the only one that seems to be Verizon bound so far.

    The only problem I have is the 1800 mAh battery, especially when the ATIV has 2300 mAh and the lack of MicroSD support, which would be acceptable if it came in 32GB instead of 16GB.

    But the phone itself... damn good looking..... If that's the one I have to get, I'll be happy with it.
    I think the rumor is the ATIV doing the GS3 thing and hitting all carriers (except Sprint, of course, who seems to like trying to lose paying customers).

    But you are right- the 820 and not the 920 is rumored for Big Red. That makes the 8X top WP8 dawg in a huge, open yard right now.
    09-19-2012 11:48 AM
  13. andrelamont's Avatar
    Joe B has been using HTC8 on verizon

    https://twitter.com/joebelfiore/stat...47825397039104
    Oh .. and I've been using my #HTC8 on the Verizon network. :) But here in the US you'll be able to get yours on VZW, T-Mo *or* AT&T!
    09-19-2012 11:51 AM
  14. tissotti's Avatar
    X has expandable memory, 920 doesn't
    So far everybody seems to be reporting there is no expandable memory.

    X also only has Bluetooth 2.1, while Lumia 920 and 820 has 3.1, if not 4.0 after the certificate today.
    09-19-2012 11:51 AM
  15. thed's Avatar
    So far everybody seems to be reporting there is no expandable memory.

    X also only has Bluetooth 2.1, while Lumia 920 and 820 has 3.1, if not 4.0 after the certificate today.
    I still think that 2.1 has to be a typo. The One X has Bluetooth 4.0. If it's not a typo, then wtf. It just seems weird.
    09-19-2012 11:56 AM
  16. andrelamont's Avatar
    Hey...for the smart people out there,

    what does a '2.55-volt audio amplifier' mean to a person like me? does this mean my device sounds louder when compared to a dedicated MP3 player.

    In other words what does it mean in the real world
    09-19-2012 11:56 AM
  17. cckgz4's Avatar
    Why? Because their competitiors are going to play nice?



    Nokia should swing away. They are in this to survive.
    True
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    09-19-2012 11:57 AM
  18. jhoff80's Avatar
    Hey...for the smart people out there,

    what does a '2.55-volt audio amplifier' mean to a person like me? does this mean my device sounds louder when compared to a dedicated MP3 player.

    In other words what does it mean in the real world
    Most likely nothing. It mainly means that it can drive some really high impedance headphones. If you're not an audiophile, it's not going to make much of a difference, in my opinion.
    09-19-2012 12:00 PM
  19. tissotti's Avatar
    So far everybody seems to be reporting there is no expandable memory.

    X also only has Bluetooth 2.1, while Lumia 920 and 820 has 3.1, if not 4.0 after the certificate today.
    To answer myself. HTC 8X does not have MicroSD and the bluetooth version is 2.1.
    Windows Phone 8X by HTC Overview - HTC Smartphones
    09-19-2012 12:05 PM
  20. Blackwood504's Avatar
    Don't know if this was posted but here are the links to the phones on htc's site.

    Windows Phone 8X by HTC Overview - HTC Smartphones
    Windows Phone 8S by HTC Overview - HTC Smartphones
    09-19-2012 12:07 PM
  21. tk-093's Avatar
    I think the rumor is the ATIV doing the GS3 thing and hitting all carriers (except Sprint, of course, who seems to like trying to lose paying customers).

    But you are right- the 820 and not the 920 is rumored for Big Red. That makes the 8X top WP8 dawg in a huge, open yard right now.
    If the ATIV launches at the same time as the 8X on Verizon, I'm probably gonna jump all over the ATIV. 2300 mAh battery versus 1800 and expandable storage is a no brainer.

    The only thing that worries me is the signal quality. Having used both the VZW Galaxy Nexus (or as I refer to it, the Crapxus) and now the GS3, I just don't have a lot of faith in Sammy's radio ability... but to be honest, if it is at least as good as the GS3, it'll probably be acceptable.

    No matter what I pick, I hope all the WP OEMs kick *** though.
    09-19-2012 12:08 PM
  22. sentimentGX4's Avatar
    I am disappointed. The 8X is clearly lower end than the HTC Titan. After offering WP users an amazing 4.7" device (and 4.7" was even bigger back then) with dual led flash and an attractive metal backplate, we get this?! 4.3"?

    I hope an S4 Pro device is in the pipes to replace the Titan because this is clearly a downgrade. I am not impressed by any of the current WP8 offerings.
    09-19-2012 12:12 PM
  23. Blackwood504's Avatar
    I am disappointed. The 8X is clearly lower end than the HTC Titan. After offering WP users an amazing 4.7" device (and 4.7" was even bigger back then) with dual led flash and an attractive metal backplate, we get this?! 4.3"?

    I hope an S4 Pro device is in the pipes to replace the Titan because this is clearly a downgrade. I am not impressed by any of the current WP8 offerings.
    you think a phone is a down grade if they make the screen smaller? Is that correct?
    09-19-2012 12:21 PM
  24. power5's Avatar
    I would say smaller screen and plastic unibody instead of aluminum is a downgrade as well. I am not impressed with the 8x, I am surprised so many are actually. Its thicker than the TITAN. Screen is obviously higher res but not even the maximum 768 version for WP8. 16gb is not enough for me as I am out of space on my 16gb TITAN.
    09-19-2012 12:35 PM
  25. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    LOVE the designs man...

    Sent from my DROID RaZr HD.
    09-19-2012 12:38 PM
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