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  1. Eric J F's Avatar
    The 8X may not officially get 8.1 (T-Mobile US has basically abandoned it), but you CAN update it yourself. I did and have zero problems, except the HTC Hub app which loses its Live Tile feature. I think most reported problems can be solved with a factory reset after each update.

    It's a nice update to a great phone.
    07-21-2014 06:02 AM
  2. Bearach's Avatar
    from what ive heard the 8x wont get 8.1 and most people have had issues with the 8x(hardware issues related to the keys etc)
    i havent tried one but ive had 4-5 lumias so far and its been a smooth ride for me overall
    *sigh* I do wish Lumia owners would stop spreading misinformation. HTC 8X was one of the first devices confirmed to be getting WP8.1. In regards to the rest of what you said. All devices have their lemons, if you go to the Lumia sections you'll find many issues there. It doesn't mean you'll experience, or even see any of them faults with your device.

    HTC confirms 8X to get Windows Phone 8.1 | Windows Phone Central

    On topic with the OP. I would say it's definitely a nice device that for that kind of money is very good value. Biggest let down with the 8X is without doubt it's storage capacity. Other than that, it's a fine device that is a pleasure to use and hold.
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    07-21-2014 02:45 PM
  3. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I absolutely loved my 8X. It is a very well designed phone. It's too small for me now, but it really is a great phone.
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    07-21-2014 02:56 PM
  4. wiseguywood's Avatar
    ok so it seems there's a consensus to keep it at this price. I thought that at the same price range, there would be more competitive offer in the USA.

    And do you have some advice to protect it ? a shell case ? A flip cover ?
    I have two different cases that I was able to get very decently priced via ebay.
    Incipio DualPro, which I use 90% of the timewp_20140721_16_39_25_pro.jpg Love the cyan color of the shell, basically the case is rubber inside surrounded by the outer hard shell.

    Also have an otterbox defender, nice case but a bit too bulky for everyday use, but great protection all the way through.
    07-21-2014 03:45 PM
  5. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    *sigh* I do wish Lumia owners would stop spreading misinformation. HTC 8X was one of the first devices confirmed to be getting WP8.1. In regards to the rest of what you said. All devices have their lemons, if you go to the Lumia sections you'll find many issues there. It doesn't mean you'll experience, or even see any of them faults with your device.

    HTC confirms 8X to get Windows Phone 8.1 | Windows Phone Central

    On topic with the OP. I would say it's definitely a nice device that for that kind of money is very good value. Biggest let down with the 8X is without doubt it's storage capacity. Other than that, it's a fine device that is a pleasure to use and hold.
    my apologies,i mentioned im not sure about the update thingy
    good to know all the older wps will get 8,1 hopefully
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    07-22-2014 02:42 AM
  6. helpfone's Avatar
    Is it normal that it's incredibly long to charge it through USB ?
    Also, are you using screen protectors ? Some references to recommend me ?
    Additionally, i will travel with it so i would need to protect it, a shell is enough ? Or perhaps a pouch ?
    Thanks :)
    07-24-2014 06:23 AM
  7. etphoto's Avatar
    Is it normal that it's incredibly long to charge it through USB ?
    Also, are you using screen protectors ? Some references to recommend me ?
    Additionally, i will travel with it so i would need to protect it, a shell is enough ? Or perhaps a pouch ?
    Thanks :)


    What do you consider long? I've had my 8x for nearly two years and never felt it took too long to charge.

    Btw. Think my 8x is a very good phone and will probably hang on to it even after my contract is up. I see no reason to change.
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    07-24-2014 06:49 AM
  8. helpfone's Avatar
    well, i wasn't able to do the first charge with the power adapter, only with the USB cable, and the light turned green after 7 hours of charge, is it normal?
    07-24-2014 05:04 PM
  9. tbsteph1's Avatar
    I usually use the power adapter to recharge my 8X. From 15-20% to 100% takes less than 2 hours.

    FWIW, I have used red 8X (Verizon) for about 1.5 years without a case or screen protector (Carry in my front pocket everyday). No scratches on screen or body.
    07-25-2014 06:17 PM
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