12-28-2013 05:28 PM
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  1. dmagic17's Avatar
    Anyone on VZW knows their WP lineup is pretty outdated. Because of this, I went hardware over software with my last purchase and picked up a Droid Mini in October. It packs a lot of power in a small package (similar in size to my old Trophy) and I really like a smaller device. Since then, I have become increasingly frustrated with the Android OS and want to switch back. 8Xs are going for reasonable prices on eBay so I thought of selling my Mini and picking one up.

    Is this a good move or is this phone already a dinosaur? It is much bigger than I prefer, but sleeker than the Lumia 928.

    Thanks!
    12-13-2013 03:13 PM
  2. 11B1P's Avatar
    Have you looked at the 822? Other than that, I think the 8X will still fill your need.
    12-13-2013 03:15 PM
  3. Lumia 8x's Avatar
    One year old 8x user here. No the first wp8 Gen devices are no way lacking behind.
    12-13-2013 03:18 PM
  4. phirefly's Avatar
    They will all be similar in speed but I have to recommend the 928. The camera and Xenon flash are great and Nokia stands behind their products like no other.
    12-13-2013 03:24 PM
  5. clindhartsen's Avatar
    At this point, it looks like we may be on the crest of a new generation of phones with quad core chips if the 1520 is any sign, so if you want more power you can wait, but the 8X is by no means a slow phone in regular use.

    I've had a friend go from an 8X to a 928 and he's been pleased with that phone. Either should be great.
    12-14-2013 07:04 PM
  6. tds101's Avatar
    The Lumia 929 is due to come out soon on Verizon, be patient as it's definitely worth the wait. A smaller screen 1520,...excellent device.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using Tapatalk
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    12-14-2013 07:07 PM
  7. tds101's Avatar
    And "yes", I'm on an Android device. But I love WP as well,... I'm originally coming from a Lumia 920. I will be back again,... ;-)

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using Tapatalk
    12-14-2013 07:09 PM
  8. badplanet's Avatar
    Anyone on VZW knows their WP lineup is pretty outdated. Because of this, I went hardware over software with my last purchase and picked up a Droid Mini in October. It packs a lot of power in a small package (similar in size to my old Trophy) and I really like a smaller device. Since then, I have become increasingly frustrated with the Android OS and want to switch back. 8Xs are going for reasonable prices on eBay so I thought of selling my Mini and picking one up.

    Is this a good move or is this phone already a dinosaur? It is much bigger than I prefer, but sleeker than the Lumia 928.

    Thanks!
    My first Windows phone was an HTC 8x but I wanted to get a lower resolution WP8 phone to test the WP8 apps I write on. I bought a Lumia 822 on eBay for $139 and love it. Feels better in the hand to me and you get the Nokia extras. I'm waiting for the "Black" update so I can play with Bluetooth 4.0 LE which I think will not be supported on the 8x.
    12-14-2013 08:51 PM
  9. mtalinm's Avatar
    I've been on android with VZW for years but just decided to de-Google. Was waiting for 929 but got tired of waiting, so I just picked up a 928 with a small crack in the screen for $90.
    12-14-2013 09:39 PM
  10. dmagic17's Avatar
    What are some of the "extras" that come along with the Nokia brand? Also, safe to assume that all the devices mentioned (besides the Lumia 928) have FM radio functionality by now?
    12-15-2013 07:55 PM
  11. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    The Lumia 929 is due to come out soon on Verizon, be patient as it's definitely worth the wait. A smaller screen 1520,...excellent device.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using Tapatalk
    We have no idea when/if the Nokia Lumia 929 is going to come out. I wouldn't place any bets on it.
    12-15-2013 09:34 PM
  12. dmagic17's Avatar
    Does the 8x have double-tap to wake and lock screen clock functionality? Or are these exclusive Nokia features?
    12-16-2013 08:55 AM
  13. Martsicky's Avatar
    Does the 8x have double-tap to wake and lock screen clock functionality? Or are these exclusive Nokia features?
    Those are Nokias exclusives.
    12-16-2013 08:57 AM
  14. dmagic17's Avatar
    Definitely between the 822 and 8X right now. I loved my HTC trophy and the design/features of the 8X, but I wish HTC had a little more action in the Windows game right now.
    12-16-2013 03:49 PM
  15. b23h's Avatar
    Definitely between the 822 and 8X right now. I loved my HTC trophy and the design/features of the 8X, but I wish HTC had a little more action in the Windows game right now.
    If you are going to get the phone subsidized through Verzion then I would certainly wait the extra month for the release of the 929...
    12-17-2013 02:42 AM
  16. dmagic17's Avatar
    If you are going to get the phone subsidized through Verzion then I would certainly wait the extra month for the release of the 929...
    This would be not a subsidized purchase.
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    12-17-2013 06:02 AM
  17. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Just consider internal storage. 8X on VZW should have 16gb. While it does support SD, the L822 only has 8gb.
    b23h likes this.
    12-17-2013 09:59 PM
  18. b23h's Avatar
    Just consider internal storage. 8X on VZW should have 16gb. While it does support SD, the L822 only has 8gb.
    If you are any type of WP enthusiast (and anyone posting on this site likely is), then I really would have to suggest staying away from 8gb phones. If your are judicious in your installation of applications you can pull of staying within 8gb, but for me what is the purpose of having a smartphone if you have to be super concerned about what you install.

    I'd still suggest waiting to see what the cost of the 929 will be, that is going to be a sweet phone...
    12-19-2013 02:32 AM
  19. dmagic17's Avatar
    Just consider internal storage. 8X on VZW should have 16gb. While it does support SD, the L822 only has 8gb.
    I've never seen an 822 with less than 16GB of internal storage...
    Indistinguishable likes this.
    12-19-2013 08:27 AM
  20. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Wait. I'm thinking on the 810..
    12Danny123 likes this.
    12-19-2013 03:08 PM
  21. 12Danny123's Avatar
    Wait. I'm thinking on the 810..
    Lol!!

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    12-19-2013 03:26 PM
  22. GreenScrew's Avatar
    Personally, I consider the 8x the be the most perfectly sized phone in the WP8 market. I dread the day I will have to leave mine behind. Its not lacking anything unless you like large bulky phones. SD card expansion would be nice. I get questions and compliments about the sleek design all the time.
    12-19-2013 07:29 PM
  23. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Oh yeah!! I get that a lot too.. 8X is still the T!ts!!!!!!
    12-19-2013 08:38 PM
  24. juanitoriv's Avatar
    In fact, got asked about it not 30 minutes ago.. T!ts BABY!!!!!
    12-19-2013 09:38 PM
  25. dmagic17's Avatar
    Just to confirm - Is there no way to be notified of missed calls, texts, time, etc. without actually picking up the phone and pressing the unlock button?
    12-20-2013 10:18 AM
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