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09-23-2012 11:26 AM
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  1. Blackwood504'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.
    I understand where you are coming from but I think more makers are going away from aluminum and more to some sort of plastic. Now, unlike Samsung Nokia and HTC are going for unibody polycarbonate which is largely better than what samsung, lg, etc. are using. To me metal and glass does not = high end, there is more to the total package of a device than just materials. Another thing is that there are somethings like NFC that you can not have if the back of your phone is metal.
    09-19-2012 12:50 PM
  2. Gaichuke's Avatar
    Build quality does seem a bit rushed for some parts:

    09-19-2012 12:51 PM
  3. power5's Avatar
    I understand where you are coming from but I think more makers are going away from aluminum and more to some sort of plastic. Now, unlike Samsung Nokia and HTC are going for unibody polycarbonate which is largely better than what samsung, lg, etc. are using. To me metal and glass does not = high end, there is more to the total package of a device than just materials. Another thing is that there are somethings like NFC that you can not have if the back of your phone is metal.
    Same with antenna's for cell, but titan still works. They put the antenna in the plastic chin. Put the NFC chip right behind a plastic logo or something similar. Nokia's polycarbonate looks much higher quality than HTC. HTC says they have a curved glass, but I do not see it in any pictures.
    09-19-2012 12:54 PM
  4. odin09's Avatar
    Even with the minimal memory this is a contender!

    Sent from my mwp6985 using Board Express
    09-19-2012 12:55 PM
  5. Mitlov's Avatar
    Build quality does seem a bit rushed for some parts:

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    OUCH. That's really embarassing.
    09-19-2012 01:06 PM
  6. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Build quality does seem a bit rushed for some parts:

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    Umm..am I missing something.. they look fine to me..

    Yes, but HTC DOES have quality issues.. I second that..

    http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTC-O...flawed_id28942


    Sent from my DROID RaZr HD.
    09-19-2012 01:31 PM
  7. Blackwood504's Avatar
    Same with antenna's for cell, but titan still works. They put the antenna in the plastic chin. Put the NFC chip right behind a plastic logo or something similar. Nokia's polycarbonate looks much higher quality than HTC. HTC says they have a curved glass, but I do not see it in any pictures.
    That's a good point. I don't know how large nfc chips are but you have a good point. Maybe they didn't want to have two different materials this time...I do remember reading a statment from htc where they stated they were going away from metal.
    09-19-2012 01:34 PM
  8. Gaichuke's Avatar
    Umm..am I missing something.. they look fine to me..

    Yes, but HTC DOES have quality issues.. I second that..

    HTC One S ceramic nanocoating flawed?


    Sent from my DROID RaZr HD.
    Look at the USB ports.
    09-19-2012 01:39 PM
  9. brmiller1976's Avatar
    All the bashing from Nokia-land is telling. I'll ignore it other than to note that HTC has announced a price, a shipping date and availability on my carrier -- all things Nokia has yet to do.

    I'm sure the experimental phones shown in the debut are hand-built without the level of fit and finish that a production device would have. Though I'd rather have an ugly power supply cutout and availability today than a pretty one on a demo device with no pricing and availability "in the coming months." ;)

    I'm excited.
    09-19-2012 01:41 PM
  10. socialcarpet's Avatar
    Wow... they got most of the things right that I did not like about the 920. Higher res without making the phone/screen bigger than the 900, matte finish.

    I won't be replacing my L900 for a while, but you have my attention HTC.

    EDIT: Ah looks like the 8x is even TALLER than the 920 with a smaller screen, which is pretty lame. At least it's narrower and lighter though.

    So far I've seen nothing from Nokia, HTC or Samsung that makes me want to trade my 900 in early though.

    I'll wait.
    Last edited by socialcarpet; 10-04-2012 at 04:28 PM.
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    09-19-2012 01:43 PM
  11. Mahesha999'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.
    GSMarena says 8X has got micro SD slot. Is this site trustworthy. I feel microSD card slot is a messy specification. By GSMarena only 920 lacks microSD slot.

    HTC Windows Phone 8X - Full phone specifications
    09-19-2012 01:49 PM
  12. independentvolume's Avatar
    You don't ever wear gloves in the winter in Minnesota?
    Not usually. Unless I'm snowmobiling I guess. My snowmobile gloves are huge though. I would need a tablet to type on. lol
    09-19-2012 01:52 PM
  13. independentvolume's Avatar
    All the bashing from Nokia-land is telling. I'll ignore it other than to note that HTC has announced a price, a shipping date and availability on my carrier -- all things Nokia has yet to do.

    I'm sure the experimental phones shown in the debut are hand-built without the level of fit and finish that a production device would have. Though I'd rather have an ugly power supply cutout and availability today than a pretty one on a demo device with no pricing and availability "in the coming months." ;)

    I'm excited.
    I have nothing against Nokia, except for the phone of theirs I want doesn't have gorilla glass. I like the 820 way more than the 920.
    09-19-2012 01:54 PM
  14. SnailUK's Avatar
    Beats looks interesting, especially with the internal amp on the 8X.

    What they havnt said, is if there is a decent DAC in there (like the 24bit DAC in the galaxy S3).

    No point amping average sound.
    09-19-2012 01:56 PM
  15. Blackwood504's Avatar
    GSMarena says 8X has got micro SD slot. Is this site trustworthy. I feel microSD card slot is a messy specification. By GSMarena only 920 lacks microSD slot.

    HTC Windows Phone 8X - Full phone specifications
    According to HTC's site: "Total storage: 16 GB, available capacity varies
    RAM: 1GB" They don't mention SD for the 8x, it is mentioned on the 8s "Total storage: 16 GB, available capacity varies
    Expansion SD card slot supports micro SD memory card for additional storage (card not included)
    RAM 512 MB"
    09-19-2012 02:03 PM
  16. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    Same with antenna's for cell, but titan still works. They put the antenna in the plastic chin. Put the NFC chip right behind a plastic logo or something similar. Nokia's polycarbonate looks much higher quality than HTC. HTC says they have a curved glass, but I do not see it in any pictures.
    I prefer antennas on the top of the phone, not on the bottom.

    I guess them meant only the edges are curved.
    09-19-2012 02:15 PM
  17. pjs37's Avatar
    Well I have to say I am pleasantly surprised by HTC and I may need to wait and see how they do in reviews...I was not expecting this level of phones for their Windows devices. I especially like how thin it is compared to the 920...
    09-19-2012 02:18 PM
  18. Nemesis-X's Avatar
    Honestly HTC? Flagship phone with that battery capacity and no expandable memory slot?

    SIGH
    09-19-2012 02:32 PM
  19. v10type-r's Avatar
    Reading this thread really puts a smile on my face.

    iPhone users get 1 choice.

    Windows Phone 8 users get 3 top end phones and a bunch of mid-low range phones to choose from.

    The consumers win big today in my opinion. That is as long as you're not tied to a carrier, but still. We have options.

    I love it.
    09-19-2012 03:21 PM
  20. LeiChat's Avatar
    I especially like how thin it is compared to the 920...
    According to the specs the 8X is 10.12mm, the 920 is 10.7mm so hardly anything in it.

    The design is brilliant though as the curved back fooled us both into thinking it was slimmer.
    09-19-2012 04:47 PM
  21. Villain's Avatar
    Only complaint is not having 32gb's or SD slot.... would have been fine with one or the other.


    they should bundle some beats buds
    09-19-2012 04:50 PM
  22. cckgz4's Avatar
    All the bashing from Nokia-land is telling. I'll ignore it other than to note that HTC has announced a price, a shipping date and availability on my carrier -- all things Nokia has yet to do.

    I'm sure the experimental phones shown in the debut are hand-built without the level of fit and finish that a production device would have. Though I'd rather have an ugly power supply cutout and availability today than a pretty one on a demo device with no pricing and availability "in the coming months." ;)

    I'm excited.
    So of course it was time for you to counter bash, right? Only logical
    09-19-2012 05:19 PM
  23. Flan Tamarind's Avatar
    While I like the direction HTC is going here, I don't know about jumping in on the 8X. If you're going to throw down you should go all in and I feel like we are revisiting last fall with Mango. We all know that 3 or 4 months from launch there will be an 8XL waiting in the wings just like the Titan/Titan2 and the Focus S/Focus 2.

    Some of the choices here scream Early Adopters ONLY. BT2.1, 720p 4.3in screen, No microSD slot, 16gb memory are all indicative of a do over in a few months.

    I experienced a similar situation when I bought the mytouch3g when, two months later, they launched the mytouch4g out of the blue with better specs all around for the same price. But since I was on T-Mobile and the choices at the time were limited, I went for it thinking it was the best deal and was ultimately disappointed.

    Just sayin...

    PS: Don't get me wrong, it's a very attractive device. As a T-Mobile customer who has fallen for the trap before, I think I'm going to wait this round out considering the lack of a certain numbered Lumia not making it to my carrier. I'll be happier than a pig in **** when the 8XL drops, HOPEFULY, on T-Mo.
    X0LARIUM and cckgz4 like this.
    09-19-2012 05:24 PM
  24. kiddori's Avatar
    I know what "Signature" means on a Windows computer but what does it mean on a WP device? What's the difference?
    09-19-2012 05:43 PM
  25. fiveodano's Avatar
    I think Nokia has the best offering, but I do like this phone. If Tmo doesn't carry the 920, I would be very happy with the 8X. As for specs, other than the 2.1 BT (will not affect me) and 16mg (still haven't used up the 8mg in my Nokia 710), this really looks like a flagship phone to me. Also, I would like to try the Beats Audio with my full size headphones, I understand they use a more powerful amplifier section.
    09-19-2012 05:50 PM
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