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  1. helpfone's Avatar
    Greetings :)

    I have bought a HTC 8X for 130$ (taxes included) in France, but i'm hesitating to cancel my order because this phone is starting to get old, and it hasn't 4G.

    Yet, at this price, it was considered as a very good deal here, with a price comparable to entry/middle range recent windows phones, for a better equipment.

    I'm traveling in the USA soon, perhaps i can find better there ? Do you have some examples ? (i could buy it then get it delivered at my hostel).

    Thanks
    07-19-2014 05:30 AM
  2. mikey2toes's Avatar
    I have an 8x and love it the camera is really good and for that price its a bargain. The only downside is the lack of exclusive apps.
    07-19-2014 05:41 AM
  3. AnestisL820's Avatar
    In an other thread it was told that HTC 8X won't get the new windows phone 8.1 update and it's a big minus. I'm not from USA but you can take a look at Amazon site and in I'm sure you will find something better. Just my opinion.
    07-19-2014 05:44 AM
  4. helpfone's Avatar
    I think you should return and get a Lumia you'll love exclusives and many small settings they offer
    Are there particular reasons for this? I mean, Lumia entry and middle range phones are apparently less powerful and of lesser quality than this 8X, for the same price :/
    07-19-2014 06:05 AM
  5. VS729's Avatar
    Check 820...or 920...they are still great for the money...
    07-19-2014 06:15 AM
  6. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Greetings :)

    I have bought a HTC 8X for 130$ (taxes included) in France, but i'm hesitating to cancel my order because this phone is starting to get old, and it hasn't 4G.

    Yet, at this price, it was considered as a very good deal here, with a price comparable to entry/middle range recent windows phones, for a better equipment.

    I'm traveling in the USA soon, perhaps i can find better there ? Do you have some examples ? (i could buy it then get it delivered at my hostel).

    Thanks

    For the same price it is very unlikely you will find a better phone. Though the HTC 8X is a decent phone, HTC no longer tries to improve on the software of the device like Samsung or HTC.
    07-19-2014 07:48 AM
  7. helpfone's Avatar
    ok so it seems it's really a good deal.

    I'm willing to go up to 200$ taxes included if there is a good package phone + prepaid sim that i could buy in the US.
    VS729 likes this.
    07-19-2014 08:49 AM
  8. TheMightyCraken's Avatar
    Maybe a $59 Lumia 520 from the Microsoft Store would be a better deal
    Sent from my RM-915_nam_usa_228 using Tapatalk
    peacefulberry likes this.
    07-19-2014 01:44 PM
  9. SharkLaserz's Avatar
    ... HTC 8X won't get the new windows phone 8.1 update and it's a big minus.
    bulls#!t

    I have an 8X, running WP 8.1, nothing bad to say about it.
    FinancialP likes this.
    07-19-2014 02:16 PM
  10. Chris Wayne2's Avatar
    Is a good deal, the Lumia 920 is the only 1st Gen WP that matches the hardware of the 8x and is more expensive... I would keep it.
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    07-19-2014 03:32 PM
  11. AnestisL820's Avatar
    bulls#!t

    I have an 8X, running WP 8.1, nothing bad to say about it.
    maybe developer preview???
    07-19-2014 04:31 PM
  12. FinancialP's Avatar
    130 brand new. Good deal in my book.
    07-19-2014 05:41 PM
  13. henry.gray's Avatar
    On probably the same post you read, some user contacted HTC they confirmed they will be updating the 8X to WP8.1 and the email call centre got the OP's email mixed up with possibly Windows 8.1 or didn't know what they were talking about.
    07-19-2014 06:03 PM
  14. Byrese's Avatar
    Yes
    Sent from my Lumia 1520 using Tapatalk
    07-19-2014 09:40 PM
  15. SPIFF Costa's Avatar
    In an other thread it was told that HTC 8X won't get the new windows phone 8.1 update and it's a big minus. I'm not from USA but you can take a look at Amazon site and in I'm sure you will find something better. Just my opinion.
    Go and read that thread again. HTC confirmed Windows Phone 8.1 on 8X
    07-19-2014 10:42 PM
  16. themattclapham's Avatar
    Still a great device. For $130 keep it. Great camera
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    07-20-2014 07:59 AM
  17. helpfone'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 ?
    07-20-2014 08:21 AM
  18. Poirots Progeny's Avatar
    Just posted this on your other thread:

    Try buying a lumia 625 - good budget device! Seems cheap - saw it in Paris for about 130 euros so that might help? In my personal opinion it's the best budget device with lte ( I have it).

    Be wary buying a device from America as some of the lte bands won't work in the EU. I live in England, Americas and France - always have trouble with my American devices.
    07-20-2014 08:32 AM
  19. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Just posted this on your other thread:

    Try buying a lumia 625 - good budget device! Seems cheap - saw it in Paris for about 130 euros so that might help? In my personal opinion it's the best budget device with lte ( I have it).

    Be wary buying a device from America as some of the lte bands won't work in the EU. I live in England, Americas and France - always have trouble with my American devices.

    HTC 8X is much better than Lumia 625.
    Karthik Naik likes this.
    07-20-2014 11:27 AM
  20. SharkLaserz's Avatar
    maybe developer preview???
    Yes, it is DP, but, as MS have said, "all WP8 devices will also be getting WP8.1"
    07-20-2014 12:21 PM
  21. afgzee's Avatar
    what about the Lumia 820, probably cheaper and supports 4G.
    07-20-2014 04:26 PM
  22. helpfone's Avatar
    HTC 8X is much better than Lumia 625.
    reassuring for my purchase, care to elaborate?
    Last edited by helpfone; 07-20-2014 at 06:33 PM.
    07-20-2014 04:32 PM
  23. SPIFF Costa's Avatar
    HTC 8X screen is bigger and has higher ppi. Camera is better, CPU is slightly better and has more RAM. On the other hand Lumia 625 has a SD card slot and since it's a Lumia, probably better support. But I would say HTC is better than the Lumia 625.
    07-20-2014 06:52 PM
  24. Eric J F's Avatar
    The 8X is a great phone at that price.

    To repeat and summarize the pros- an excellent display and camera, and I've had no problems with mine, and I updated it to 8.1 via the developers route.

    The cons, as mentioned, include no SD card or Lumia apps, and I'll add fairly short battery life compared to many others.

    All in all, I bought mine for the great display and quality build, and I paid a lot more than that.
    07-20-2014 10:46 PM
  25. Karthik Naik'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
    07-21-2014 05:32 AM
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