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06-05-2014 11:19 AM
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  1. Phone Enthusiast's Avatar
    Hello all,

    I'm a current Note 2 owner, but I found a att 8x for $75 in good shape and couldn't pass on the chance to try WP8. I hope I won't be disappointed! in the past, I owned a Focus on WP7 but was not content with that. Is there anything you current 8X owners feel I should be aware of going in? Thanks in advance!

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    05-25-2014 12:07 AM
  2. RobinPaul's Avatar
    Well I'm a HTC 8X owner and believe me, it's a fantastic device. I love it and have 0 problems with it. Just battery is smaller than a nokia.
    05-25-2014 12:09 AM
  3. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Hey welcome to WPCentral !
    HTC 8X is awesome phone , fluid performance , California blue colour is eye catching
    05-25-2014 12:12 AM
  4. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    Load the developer wp8.1 version right away. Totally different than wp8

    Sent from my Bambo and Orange Moto X
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    05-25-2014 12:17 AM
  5. Phone Enthusiast's Avatar
    Load the developer wp8.1 version right away. Totally different than wp8

    Sent from my Bambo and Orange Moto X
    Will you lose the beats audio amp or anything else for doing so?

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    05-25-2014 12:19 AM
  6. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    That is a good question. I don't own an 8x so I can't say for sure but what I have read is that apps installed before the upgrade stay on the phone

    Sent from my Bambo and Orange Moto X
    05-25-2014 12:21 AM
  7. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Even though the 8X isn't the newest device, it is still a great device, and I'm sure you'll like it. :)
    05-25-2014 12:29 AM
  8. Phone Enthusiast's Avatar
    That is a good question. I don't own an 8x so I can't say for sure but what I have read is that apps installed before the upgrade stay on the phone

    Sent from my Bambo and Orange Moto X
    Ok, thanks! Lol, I look forward to having a phone I can use one handed again. Btw, my wife has a Moto X also and loves it.



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    05-25-2014 12:29 AM
  9. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    Ok, thanks! Lol, I look forward to having a phone I can use one handed again. Btw, my wife has a Moto X also and loves it.



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    It's one of my only options on Verizon. I cannot stand the skins put on Android. I have a Samsung tablet and touchwiz makes it awful to use with only 1gb of RAM.

    I do like the moto x. It's awesome because if you put 3 moto x's next to each other they'll all look different.

    Sent from my Bambo and Orange Moto X
    05-25-2014 12:33 AM
  10. rianext's Avatar
    How about a lumia 928 or an Icon...? The experience you get from those phones are a lot more fulfilling I think...
    05-25-2014 01:10 AM
  11. ygtgngr's Avatar
    I had an 8x. It can be the best Windows phone of the time it came out, it is still a very good option. You should do the camera settings (manual) perfectly, otherwise you will not be satisfied with the quality at first shots. Front camera might be the best of all times, I still miss it. BTW there can be discoloration on the edges, that is the only thing I hate about the device.
    05-25-2014 01:26 AM
  12. snowmutt's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums!!

    Hope that 8X performs well for you. From what I have seen, it will be a fine first WP. I actually think it's design is among the best ever on a phone. Not just a WP, but phones, period. Love the way it feels in hand, and it is a fantastic looking phone. So, at least you know you will LOOK good.

    And, it is all about how you look.
    05-25-2014 01:48 AM
  13. nikolas13's Avatar
    I had an 8x. It can be the best Windows phone of the time it came out, it is still a very good option. You should do the camera settings (manual) perfectly, otherwise you will not be satisfied with the quality at first shots. Front camera might be the best of all times, I still miss it. BTW there can be discoloration on the edges, that is the only thing I hate about the device.
    tell me something more about cameras settings
    05-25-2014 05:06 AM
  14. ygtgngr's Avatar
    tell me something more about cameras settings
    There were some tutorials on xda I guess. You should check there, I don't remember them.
    05-25-2014 08:05 AM
  15. Phone Enthusiast's Avatar
    I was considering the Lumia 520, but seen the 8x for $75 and figured it'd be a much better buy to start wp8 with for now. The Lumia 920 was just out of my price range, and wasn't impressed with the weight and size of it either.

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    05-25-2014 11:06 AM
  16. mjrtoo's Avatar
    I was considering the Lumia 520, but seen the 8x for $75 and figured it'd be a much better buy to start wp8 with for now. The Lumia 920 was just out of my price range, and wasn't impressed with the weight and size of it either.

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    I've never had luck choosing phones based in size, weight, or price. Features, that's why Nokia phones are popular.
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    05-25-2014 11:10 AM
  17. Phone Enthusiast's Avatar
    I've never had luck choosing phones based in size, weight, or price. Features, that's why Nokia phones are popular.
    Yeah, I'll see how it goes I guess. If need be, can always sell the Note 2 and 8x towards a Lumia.

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    05-25-2014 11:25 AM
  18. Elephant2000's Avatar
    Will you lose the beats audio amp or anything else for doing so?

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    Actually, Yes. I suggest you wait. The HTC clock app will stop, too.

    I have an 8x on Verizon. PM me if you have any questions.
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    05-25-2014 10:44 PM
  19. Xarok's Avatar
    I have an 8X, and cant wait to upgrade to a Lumia 1520.

    The main problem I have had with my 8X has been with WiFi and Cellular.
    Sometimes it wont automatically connect to WiFi when it should.
    I have had issues where people have been trying to contact me all day but I received no communication from them until they saw me in person and I had to restart the phone and receive a wave of missed calls and texts.
    It regularly slows down or hangs when opening apps. (This happened even before 8.1)
    Watching videos in IE can cause it to crash and fill the screen with multi-coloured pixels, requires a reset. (This may be an 8.1 issue.)
    Battery life is bad.. so bad. It can last a day without using it for more than checking texts or calls, anything more intense than this.. forget it. This kind of defeats the purpose of a smartphone imo.
    The body of the phone has faded to black from blue on the corners and edges. This started happening approximately three months from new and just keeps getting worse.
    Camera isn't that great.
    HTC apps suck, Nokia's apps are far better.

    Some of these issues, specifically the WiFi / cellular ones may be exclusive to me and some are exclusive to the OS not the phone.
    Nokia's are "The" Windows Phones and I cant wait to get one.
    05-26-2014 02:53 PM
  20. wiseguywood's Avatar
    Actually, Yes. I suggest you wait. The HTC clock app will stop, too.

    I have an 8x on Verizon. PM me if you have any questions.
    I have a TMo USA 8x and I say Beats works fine with 8.1, but the HTC clock does not update properly.

    Because TMo didn't release GDR 3, and I never found a way to get it on there, 8.1 preview was the way to go for me.

    I've had my 8x for a couple of months and still love how sleek it looks in blue. Far nicer looking than my Lumia 810...
    Last edited by wiseguywood; 05-27-2014 at 02:29 AM.
    05-26-2014 08:46 PM
  21. Phone Enthusiast's Avatar
    I used to own a One X back in the day, I was hoping the 8x cam would be of similar quality. Hopefully not much worse than my Note 2. Thanks for the responses, will write back when I get it in a couple days hopefully!

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    05-27-2014 08:53 AM
  22. Phone Enthusiast's Avatar
    Just got it in the mail today, enjoying it so far :D
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    05-30-2014 12:38 PM
  23. romant56's Avatar
    I have had my 8X for a while now. It's a great phone. I updated to 8.1 and don't regret it at all, but just remember that if you choose to go 8.1 you can't go back. You get so many cool new features, but it is still a preview, so there are going to be more small bugs than there were with 8.0.

    I even completely reset my phone after updating and the Beats audio is still there and works fine. I don't know about the HTC clock because I uninstalled that app and have never used it.
    Phone Enthusiast likes this.
    05-31-2014 05:55 AM
  24. N1520's Avatar
    Too late.. 8W will be out soon.
    06-01-2014 01:31 PM
  25. anon5817504's Avatar
    Will you lose the beats audio amp or anything else for doing so?

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    No! You won't lose the beat audio! I updated mine to 8.1 and its still there!
    06-03-2014 02:24 PM
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