1. philxor's Avatar
    Worst Cell Phones Ever - Business Insider

    Compared to some of the other duds in the list, I'm not sure why they included the 8X. I've had a few issues but after a year have been relatively happy with the phone.
    11-10-2013 05:40 PM
  2. GoodThings2Life's Avatar
    I don't read Business Insider links, because they are idiots, but I'll just ask... are they stating is a dud due to bad quality or bad sales. Big difference.
    11-10-2013 06:12 PM
  3. philxor's Avatar
    Bad quality, but with no factual evidence...
    Chief_Adu likes this.
    11-10-2013 06:22 PM
  4. FinancialP's Avatar
    I don't know if it's satire, click bait, or just terrible writing.
    11-10-2013 07:10 PM
  5. troylytle's Avatar
    Random user reviews.
    11-10-2013 07:17 PM
  6. EchoRedux's Avatar
    I saw this article using WEAVE last night and it was an instant fail.

    The Business Insider article was edited, but initially it said something like "We stumbled across a CNET article listing the worst phones of all time
    "
    I clicked the link to the CNET article and it was listing the worst phone NAMES of all time. Uhh OOPS

    Here is the CNET article with the 8X and the reason why it was in the Business Insider article.
    Seriously, what were they thinking? - Worst cell phone names of all time (pictures) - CNET Reviews
    snowmutt and JerseySal like this.
    11-10-2013 09:18 PM
  7. wapoz's Avatar
    MS is the whipping boy of the tech world, and that 9/10 times a tech journalist/blogger can make any type of claims or criticisms or flame bait/click bait worthy articles about MS and it's products without facts to back it and not face any professional repercussions or blow back.
    I said this in another thread, and it still rings true. I like how all the phones in that list were several years old with the exception of the 8x. Even worse was that their only reason for branding it "one of the worst phones ever" was a random amazon.com user review, while completely ignoring the majority of positive user reviews.
    Bartdog likes this.
    11-10-2013 10:12 PM
  8. jenni122701's Avatar
    Love my 8X so I don't care what others think of it. They can kiss my 8X's azz! Lol! ;-)
    11-10-2013 10:24 PM
  9. dol4er's Avatar
    I haven't had any issues with the phone itself. The only problems the phone has ever had, have been related to the OS, actually.
    11-11-2013 01:46 AM
  10. akulgupta100's Avatar
    Htc 8x rocks FTW

    Sent from my Windows Phone 8X by HTC using Tapatalk
    Captains likes this.
    11-11-2013 01:53 PM
  11. jmshub's Avatar
    I officially decided that I hate any web "article" that displays data in a list that forces users to click through for each entry. I don't care how interesting the headline seems, I am not falling for something that is blatant click-bate.
    xandros9, Bartdog and drbanks like this.
    11-11-2013 10:27 PM
  12. AngryNil's Avatar
    I wish browsers had a default blacklist, because reading Business Insider should be classified as self-harm.
    akulgupta100 likes this.
    11-12-2013 01:36 AM
  13. Chris Sandiford's Avatar
    These are just random quotes from user reviews. How many are singular faulty units? Comments taken entirely out of context for a click grabbing "Shocking" top ten.
    Very un-newsworthy.
    11-12-2013 04:45 AM
  14. Chief_Adu's Avatar
    I like the fact they cited their source, it was the best.
    11-12-2013 06:21 AM
  15. jmshub's Avatar
    I wish browsers had a default blacklist, because reading Business Insider should be classified as self-harm.
    If you are computer savvy, you can blacklist any site you want with your hosts file. 😉
    11-12-2013 07:08 AM
  16. JerseySal's Avatar
    Just as they did with the 8x, Business Insider misquoted their source on a political article I wrote a few years back. Journalistic integrity is hard to find these days. They stink.
    11-12-2013 07:46 AM
  17. JerseySal's Avatar
    ....and how many other phones were named like the 8x? 4s, 3g, 5c, 5s, One, N9, N8, N95........ Why is 8X so terrible?
    Bartdog likes this.
    11-12-2013 07:55 AM
  18. rocking23nf's Avatar
    This phone is not very good, i like the OS, but the actual phone is junk, constant sim errors, constant rebooting, back is wearing off, terrible support.

    i wont be buying another HTC phone, but i will buy another windows phone if they still exist in a few years.
    11-12-2013 12:19 PM
  19. Descanso's Avatar
    Do bear in mind the CEO and Editor of Business Insider is Henry Blodgett, a morally dubious fellow who was banned from the securities industry for life for his foibles of writing false reports while with investment bank Merrill Lynch.
    akulgupta100 likes this.
    11-12-2013 01:11 PM
  20. eric12341's Avatar
    Hmm another tech site bashing an MS product....why am I not surprised? Nothing to see here folks.
    11-12-2013 02:43 PM
  21. mase123987's Avatar
    The minute I have to click a link to see every item on the list, I leave the page. It should be against web standards to do this.
    drbanks likes this.
    11-12-2013 05:21 PM
  22. jenni122701's Avatar
    This phone is not very good, i like the OS, but the actual phone is junk, constant sim errors, constant rebooting, back is wearing off, terrible support.

    i wont be buying another HTC phone, but i will buy another windows phone if they still exist in a few years.
    That really sucks but I don't think it's with all of them. My 8X has never had any if these issues. I've never had reboots, no sim errors, and no wearing of the back. Now my hubby's 8X was replaced due to some freezing, the replacement has been perfect though.
    11-12-2013 10:56 PM

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