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  1. pjotr11's Avatar
    My wife has the htc and I have the nokia 920. The htc 8x was returned 3 times and in the end they did a boardswap and that solved the problems. the 920 was send back once (flash not working). overal I would say that the 920 is better build quality the nokia software included in their phones makes the diffrence however, I must say that removable battery and a sd slot was high on my list but the ativ was not for sale at that time, maybe the 820 suits your needs.
    08-26-2013 06:11 PM
  2. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    My wife has the htc and I have the nokia 920. The htc 8x was returned 3 times and in the end they did a boardswap and that solved the problems. the 920 was send back once (flash not working). overal I would say that the 920 is better build quality the nokia software included in their phones makes the diffrence however, I must say that removable battery and a sd slot was high on my list but the ativ was not for sale at that time, maybe the 820 suits your needs.
    It doesn't matter how much support or how great the software Nokia provides, 8GB internal is 8GB storage. Remember, the OS does not allow apps on the SD card. As the OP clearly said, the 920 is out of his price range. At least with 16GB internal on the 8X, he can maybe do less music if he wants to do more gaming. It's not a 822 he's looking at here.
    08-26-2013 06:37 PM
  3. pjotr11's Avatar
    16 gb internal is a bit small as well since the os is also on it. I forgot apps dont go on the sd card. We had a lot of trouble with the htc (after the boardswap none). Its an appealing phone but I have my doubts about its reliability. Another thing with confuses me: in europe htc 8x doesnt come with wireless charging and correct me if I am wrong in the usa (verizon) wireless charging is supported, why isnt this feature supported on all carriers?.
    08-26-2013 07:31 PM
  4. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    If you want to get technical, you're looking at around 14.56GB on the 8X vs 7.44GB on the Lumia 820. They're BOTH small if you consume a lot of media, but hey, the extra 7GB of difference counts for something.

    HTC wasn't thinking. The 8X should have had wireless charging standard on ALL models. Verizon requested that it was added for theirs only, probably as a part of the contract.
    08-26-2013 07:45 PM
  5. listeningtree's Avatar
    HTC wasn't thinking. The 8X should have had wireless charging standard on ALL models.
    Yea, definitely. That would've been a huge huge plus if they did.
    08-26-2013 08:47 PM
  6. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Yea, definitely. That would've been a huge huge plus if they did.
    You remember when the 8X was debuted Nokia pulled an Apple and screamed how HTC infringed on their "use of colors in the rainbow in a polycarbonate covered electronic device"? From a practical perspective, this would have been huge for 8X users. From a marketing perspective, all the N-Sheep would have howled how HTC copied Nokia. The wireless charging is the sole reason why I own a Verizon model and not a t-mo one.
    08-26-2013 08:56 PM
  7. anon5997296's Avatar
    I actually don't care about wireless charging... I don't need it..

    Sent from my ST25i using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    08-26-2013 11:37 PM
  8. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    I actually don't care about wireless charging... I don't need it..

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    your final decision to go with htc 8x ?
    Last edited by Himanshu Chowdhary1; 09-01-2013 at 01:09 PM.
    08-26-2013 11:53 PM
  9. anon5997296's Avatar
    your final decision to got with htc 8x ?
    Yeah.. Actually.. There's still a week before I buy it so I'll think again but pretty much sure it'll be 8X..

    Sent from my ST25i using WPCentral Forums mobile app
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    08-27-2013 12:36 AM
  10. pjotr11's Avatar
    Hope I am not the N-sheep lol, keep us informed about your choice and your experiance with the carrier.
    08-30-2013 09:26 PM
  11. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Dude, I've honestly had 7 8Xs.. Some issues I caused, some were factory.. I've loved each and every one. I have 200+ apps and games with over 2gb free.

    It feels yummy and sounds frickin awesome with Beats!!

    Do it!!
    abhishake620 likes this.
    08-30-2013 10:04 PM
  12. montsa007's Avatar
    Keep us posted as to which one you get.
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    08-31-2013 03:31 AM
  13. Ktysai's Avatar
    Is there possible to continue Abhi_k4's thread with some questions?

    I'm also in doubt about buying this phone, here's my versus lists

    pro's:
    - price
    - 720 screen
    - great audio setup
    - native MS Office support
    - decent camera
    - cool looks

    con's
    - only 16GB with no sdcard
    - less apps than on Lumias
    - lock buttuon on top
    - not sure the Win Phone is not too restricted for me

    If you are so kind can you help me clear some issues?
    1. With beats ON or OFF while playing a song with volume on minimum (0), there are some noises?
    2. This phone has after all a light notification for calls/SMS's?
    3. How hard is to operate the phone with one hand and especially to unlock it and us it?
    4. Nokia apps I've heard it will me available for 8x only forsome markets. Can I set a specific region on the phone in order to get the app?
    5. Can you tell me what specific model of the phone has 4G?

    Thanks for you help!
    08-31-2013 04:31 PM
  14. anon5997296's Avatar
    Well I don't mind continuing my thread and yeah guys I'll keep you informed which one I get.. Thank you for the help..
    @ktysai your question no. 2, no there is no notification light for any Windows Phone for calls and messages..
    Your question no. 3, Even I'd like to know the answer of it. It's a beautiful phone but too big for the screen size, at least that's what looks like from the pictures, I wanna ask do we really feel that it has big bezels when looking at the phone in real?

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    08-31-2013 11:33 PM
  15. Svetoslav Enkov's Avatar
    As for a LTE (4G) you could check in store even without a sim card inserted with Settings-About-More Information and look at Chip SOC version. If it is a 8260A - this is only HSPA+ 3.5G version, if it shows a 8960 - this is a LTE version, but you need to consult what band and carrier support it does really have implemented in hardware. The antennas and the RF parts are different for all LTE bands combinations.

    HSPA+ (H+) is 42Mbps at maximum (theoretical) and is really as fast as 25-30Mbps at some arreas. It is really fast. I have european H+ version with 8260A and I am very satifsied.

    As for a theme OP - 8X is very cheap now (unlocked with contract of low price per month) so I decide do get a 8X. I want a Lumia 925 but it is a way expensive - twice at least (369 levas compared to 800 levas).
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    09-01-2013 11:55 AM
  16. Ktysai's Avatar
    Abhi_k4, thanks for understanding and killing my hope regarding notification light

    Svetoslav Enkov, interesting post, C620e version rings a bell? I know that 8x is very cheap now and that's why is veeery tempting, besides other things.

    If I may continue a little bit with questions:
    I own a Nokia e71 with Symbian OS, a system that is practically dead, but can still be useful for me. I am a little bit worried because WP does not have a file manager and has some problems with mail attachment, *.rar if I remember correctly. These things can be overcome? I want a step forward from Symbian after all.
    MSFTisMIA likes this.
    09-01-2013 02:40 PM
  17. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Is there possible to continue Abhi_k4's thread with some questions?

    I'm also in doubt about buying this phone, here's my versus lists

    pro's:
    - price
    - 720 screen
    - great audio setup
    - native MS Office support
    - decent camera
    - cool looks

    con's
    - only 16GB with no sdcard
    - less apps than on Lumias
    - lock buttuon on top
    - not sure the Win Phone is not too restricted for me

    If you are so kind can you help me clear some issues?
    1. With beats ON or OFF while playing a song with volume on minimum (0), there are some noises?
    2. This phone has after all a light notification for calls/SMS's?
    3. How hard is to operate the phone with one hand and especially to unlock it and us it?
    4. Nokia apps I've heard it will me available for 8x only forsome markets. Can I set a specific region on the phone in order to get the app?
    5. Can you tell me what specific model of the phone has 4G?

    Thanks for you help!
    To answer your questions:

    1. No.
    2. No. HTC has always had the LED light for low battery, better charging, and battery charged. MSFT hasn't opened up the API for that...it has been that way since WP7. It would be nice if that support existed as another way for HTC to distinguish themselves in the WP market.
    3.Not hard at all. I use it in my left hand all the time, because I own a Lumia 810 and their button placement is great for left handers. Yes, the buttons are a little more flush than many would like, but they're still very functional and responsive.
    4. No, but if you search the WPCentral forums there is a hack allowing Nokia and Other OEM apps to get installed on HTC phones.
    5. See the above post.

    Hope this helps...
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    09-01-2013 03:53 PM
  18. Ktysai's Avatar
    MSFTisMIA, at least the sound is OK . Can you shed light on also to the message before your answer?

    Thanks for sharing!
    09-01-2013 05:09 PM
  19. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Abhi_k4, thanks for understanding and killing my hope regarding notification light

    Svetoslav Enkov, interesting post, C620e version rings a bell? I know that 8x is very cheap now and that's why is veeery tempting, besides other things.

    If I may continue a little bit with questions:
    I own a Nokia e71 with Symbian OS, a system that is practically dead, but can still be useful for me. I am a little bit worried because WP does not have a file manager and has some problems with mail attachment, *.rar if I remember correctly. These things can be overcome? I want a step forward from Symbian after all.
    Not right now, as far as I'm aware of in terms of addressing those file attachment and file management issue. Best work around I'm aware of is to maybe up the files to your SkyDrive and share the links to others by email they can download it. Ask around in the forums to see what others say. Otherwise, you're coming from a very good old school phone (E-71 is one of my all time favorites) to the 8X - a very good phone.
    Ktysai likes this.
    09-01-2013 06:42 PM
  20. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Archiver works very well, even with 7zip files
    Last edited by juanitoriv; 09-03-2013 at 02:03 AM.
    09-02-2013 03:45 PM
  21. hank1975's Avatar
    go with the 8x. I went thru 3 of those crappy lumia 820s in as many weeks. the wife still uses 820 but says she likes my 8x better because of size and weight. we see no difference in pic quality. as for memory issues you can store photos on the cloud. plus you can get otterbox very cheap on amazon. no otterbox for 820
    09-03-2013 10:33 AM
  22. Doohickie's Avatar
    It all depends on what's available in OP's price point. OP, I'd be a bit more conservative with your storage calculations...but I still think you can manage just fine with the 8X.
    I have an 8X with 8GB of memory and it's manageable. If I carried a lot of music around with me or took tons of photos, maybe not so much, but I don't store photos on my phone (just a few, the rest get synched to my PC), and I carry about 1 GB of music, and still have 2.5 GB free.
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    09-03-2013 11:41 AM
  23. impe83's Avatar
    I had this phone since February... what I can say:
    - I already factory restored 3 times the phone (I take tons of photo and due to the "others" folder bug, memory was fully really quick)
    - No cool apps and games like Lumias
    - In the last month, back camera lags and occasional camera totally unusable (on holiday this can get really damn annoying)
    - None of my friends, or friends of friends has this phone so when I have an issue I really feel clueless..

    Conclusion... I like my phone (previous Iphone and Android user) but all this small problems.. uhm, I would probably try a Lumia next time! :P
    Last edited by impe83; 09-03-2013 at 02:18 PM.
    09-03-2013 02:03 PM
  24. Ktysai's Avatar
    impe83 the "other" folder has problem even after GDR2 update? When camera becomes unusable, in order to bring it to life what you must do?

    Regarding the Lumia software, have you tried the method that lets you install Nokia soft on HTC beauties, mentioned above?

    I have see in real life the blue version. Hmm, is too flashy, black looks more chic :)
    09-04-2013 11:46 AM
  25. impe83's Avatar
    The "other" folder now seems to be fixed.

    When the camera is unusable I just try to reset the phone, but it not always work...is a weird random bug I think..

    black is better because it wont loose the color on the edge corner.
    09-06-2013 10:46 AM
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