11-20-2012 09:19 PM
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  1. Mr. MacPhisto's Avatar
    I got the 8x ultimately for its profile - the 822 was a little bit more "brickish". The 8X is a crisper display, but I agree - color saturation on the 822 is great. And free nav and music, too! Coming from a Galaxy Nexus, I convinced myself that I would always be nitpicking my decision to downgrade resolution. I've got 13 days to change my mind!
    That's why options are great. The 8X is a great phone. I think Verizon has two solid options between the two that will accommodate most users.
    downstevedown and TaliZorah like this.
    11-17-2012 08:52 AM
  2. downstevedown's Avatar
    That's why options are great. The 8X is a great phone. I think Verizon has two solid options between the two that will accommodate most users.
    Solid options leading to a difficult decision. One other thing, from reading the forums, is that the 822 could have a real edge in battery life - the 8X forums are all about turning features off, and the 822 owners *seem* to be having an easier go of it?
    11-17-2012 10:11 AM
  3. rebornempowered's Avatar
    I finally took the time to look at the 8X today. Very happy with my decision. I know the screen has more pixels but the screen on the 822 just pops so much.
    11-17-2012 10:57 AM
  4. scolab's Avatar
    I picked up my FREE 822 at Best Buy last night. I haven't put it down since! They didn't have any on display, but their website said they had them. When I asked if they stocked the Lumia 822, she said, "What? Which carrier is that?" She also said this was the first Windows Phone they'd sold at that store. After she opened it up and put the battery in, the other clerks came over to look and loved the way it looked. LOL So much for training, or lack thereof.

    This morning I went to the local VZW store to see if they had the 822 Otterbox in stock. Again, the dude says, "Which phone? No, I don't think we have any accessories for that, but let me go in back and check. After a few minutes he returned with an arm full of Otterboxes, gel cases and a Verizon brand belt clip all for the 822. I guess the backroom is where the hide the best stuff.

    I really love the Otterbox. It does make the phone substantially larger, but it makes it feel so much more secure. The plastic screen protector is builtin to the case and is not removable, but it's not a hindrance at all. If I had any complaints about the 822 at all is that the matte finish is way too slippery. My Trophy was much "grippier". But this Otterbox has resolved that. And because I saved $99 on the phone at BB, I didn't mind paying $50 for the case.
    11-17-2012 03:16 PM
  5. downstevedown's Avatar
    OK. I had some dust under the screen of my 8X, which is unacceptable, especially for an off-contract purchase, and I decided to trade down in price and resolution to the 822. My thoughts:

    Form:

    • The tapered edges on the 8X were not very comfortable to hold for long periods, despite the rubbery grip
    • The rubbery grip attracts oils and sweat.
    • The buttons, being flush with the tapered edge, were difficult to use by feel - especially the top mounted power button.
    • The taper definitely makes the 8X feel like a smaller device.
    • The 822 definitely feels thicker, because there's absolutely no taper to it.
    • The 822 power button placement makes better sense for the way I hold the phone. YMMV.
    • I think the thicker sides on the 822 make it a little easier for me to hold the phone.
    • The 8X is not a bad phone, just not the greatest fit for me.


    Function:

    • The 8X definitely has the 822 beat on crispness.
    • The 822 has a slight edge in saturation and contrast.
    • A little easier to use the 822 one-handed, at least for this user. Minor difference, though.
    • It ticked me off that I had to wait for free navigation on the non-Nokia phone, so trading down $100 and getting nav didn't hurt.
    • I like City Lens - hope to use it more this weekend and see how truly useful it is to me.
    • You don't need to reset to factory to get your space back, just delete the USA maps from Nokia Drive, and download the states you need.


    I feel like I need to adapt to the downgraded resolution, because I can see it in text. I'm confident that will happen, though, as I'm happier overall with the 822. More later...
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    11-17-2012 03:27 PM
  6. TaliZorah's Avatar
    You don't need to reset to factory to get your space back, just delete the USA maps from Nokia Drive, and download the states you need.
    Ohhhh so thats what it was that was taking up the space. Good to know, thanks! I still do a reset of every phone I get after initial setup.
    11-17-2012 05:51 PM
  7. hopmedic's Avatar
    You don't need to reset to factory to get your space back, just delete the USA maps from Nokia Drive, and download the states you need.
    Ah, thanks - I had no idea you could do that! Awesome!
    11-17-2012 05:59 PM
  8. Mr. MacPhisto's Avatar
    OK. I had some dust under the screen of my 8X, which is unacceptable, especially for an off-contract purchase, and I decided to trade down in price and resolution to the 822. My thoughts:

    Form:

    • The tapered edges on the 8X were not very comfortable to hold for long periods, despite the rubbery grip
    • The rubbery grip attracts oils and sweat.
    • The buttons, being flush with the tapered edge, were difficult to use by feel - especially the top mounted power button.
    • The taper definitely makes the 8X feel like a smaller device.
    • The 822 definitely feels thicker, because there's absolutely no taper to it.
    • The 822 power button placement makes better sense for the way I hold the phone. YMMV.
    • I think the thicker sides on the 822 make it a little easier for me to hold the phone.
    • The 8X is not a bad phone, just not the greatest fit for me.


    Function:

    • The 8X definitely has the 822 beat on crispness.
    • The 822 has a slight edge in saturation and contrast.
    • A little easier to use the 822 one-handed, at least for this user. Minor difference, though.
    • It ticked me off that I had to wait for free navigation on the non-Nokia phone, so trading down $100 and getting nav didn't hurt.
    • I like City Lens - hope to use it more this weekend and see how truly useful it is to me.
    • You don't need to reset to factory to get your space back, just delete the USA maps from Nokia Drive, and download the states you need.


    I feel like I need to adapt to the downgraded resolution, because I can see it in text. I'm confident that will happen, though, as I'm happier overall with the 822. More later...
    I was wondering if it was maps that took up that space. I wonder if it's just the Nokia's. Makes sense to just grab what you need, but love that we WP8 users can grab whole countries.
    11-17-2012 06:49 PM
  9. esheafer's Avatar
    I just went to Best Buy to put a pre-order on the Blue HTC 8x. Best Buy informed me they are not going to be selling the Blue one for Verizon, just for AT&T and that they canceled everyone's pre-order for the Blue HTC 8x. That was a bit disappointing, but he pulled out a demo unit of the Nokia 822 and I have to say I was impressed. I don't think reviewers are giving enough credit to the 822. It really is nice and now I think I will go order that one tomorrow. I am premiere silver at best buy, so I have a 60 day return period. If it turns out that I really don't like it I can switch, but I have a feeling that wont be the case. Besides, this eases my fear about running out of space with only 16GB available on the HTC 8X.
    11-17-2012 10:20 PM
  10. rollo132's Avatar
    Yes! I was just thinking that a thread like this needed to be started....

    I stopped by a Verizon store to finally get some hands on time to confirm my choice of the 8X, and I was blown away by the 822. Yes, the 8X is obviously the premium phone between the two, but it is by no means $100 better. The 822 might technically be a mid-range phone, but I have pulled a 180 and will definitely getting this phone.

    I was curious about the matte-ness of the grey as well, but I am also wondering about the shade of grey.... is it fairly light, or closer to the grey we saw for the 920?
    11-19-2012 05:54 PM
  11. ealexand#CB's Avatar
    I used one a bit when I went to pick up my 8X. Honestly, it almost converted me. If it had a 720p screen, I would have picked it hands-down over the 8X. The feel was just perfect. Great weight, the buttons were perfectly clicky, and it felt super solid. It's easily the best budget phone on the network.
    I like the feel of the 822 on VZ as well. Plus the nokia apps. The home screen doesn't even look bad, but I really want higher res screen so it's a no-go.
    11-20-2012 10:29 AM
  12. o4liberty's Avatar
    I like the feel of the 822 on VZ as well. Plus the nokia apps. The home screen doesn't even look bad, but I really want higher res screen so it's a no-go.
    I have looked at all of them and I really don't see a big difference in the resolution between the devices . With such a small screen I can't really tell the difference but this is just my opinion.
    11-20-2012 10:50 AM
  13. wilks7's Avatar
    how do you access the bar code reader?? i found it yesterday but can't remember how i got to it....lol
    11-20-2012 10:51 AM
  14. tk-093's Avatar
    You don't need to reset to factory to get your space back, just delete the USA maps from Nokia Drive, and download the states you need.
    Ah ha!! Thanks dude! Didn't even occur to me that could be it!
    11-20-2012 10:59 AM
  15. Isror's Avatar
    how do you access the bar code reader?? i found it yesterday but can't remember how i got to it....lol
    If you tap the magnifying glass on the bottom to bring up Bing, you should see an eye icon at the bottom of the screen, that should do it.
    11-20-2012 11:01 AM
  16. wilks7's Avatar
    thank you that was it...lol

    the more i mess around with this phone the more amazed i am
    11-20-2012 11:02 AM
  17. zhelfrich's Avatar
    the only thing i find myself not liking is its too light i actually like the heft of the 920 it feels durable and solid its my favorite windows phone and if verizon offered it i would own it no question i can no longer stay with at&t after hurricane sandy left me with no att service when i needed it most and my girlfriends verizon iphone didnt skip a beat so i came to verizon. i was originally going to go for the 8x being it was the flagship the hiring res screen and the beats audio seemed interesting but in the end my inability to find one in store and the 822 being there compiled with the nokia exclusive apps convinced me to try. so im still hoping to try an 8x but im pretty happy with the 822
    11-20-2012 12:19 PM
  18. dakranii's Avatar
    the only thing i find myself not liking is its too light.
    I actually agree, I think it's too light and that's been my only dislike at the moment. The weight and texture (and size compared to the Trophy, I'm not used to this size) make it hard for me to hold. I'll get used to it, but I'm not there yet. Dropped it getting out of the car yesterday and dinged a corner already. :-\
    11-20-2012 12:46 PM
  19. zhelfrich's Avatar
    I actually agree, I think it's too light and that's been my only dislike at the moment. The weight and texture (and size compared to the Trophy, I'm not used to this size) make it hard for me to hold. I'll get used to it, but I'm not there yet. Dropped it getting out of the car yesterday and dinged a corner already. :-\
    that sucks my dog got tangled in the charger cable and ripped mine off my nightstand about 3 feet onto a hardwood floor but it was unscathed
    11-20-2012 01:22 PM
  20. rpm1984's Avatar
    I was so bummed that the 920 wasn't coming to Verizon and I hated the look of the 822 on the net but I knew I wanted Nokia so I pre ordered the 822 anyway............I have never been more pleased with a phone. I haven't had any of the horror stories I am hearing everything I have tried to do so far has been successful. I have totally forgotten about the 920. Obviously I would still like to get that camera and bigger screen but the resolution of the screen is great for me. I did not think I would love this phone as much as I do. In my opinion it is a homerun! Especially considering I had a new every two $50 credit on my line so I got it for $50!
    11-20-2012 01:41 PM
  21. db4williams's Avatar
    Yeah I thought it looked like a bucket of puke. But now.... I'm quite fond of its appearance. I joke with my friends that I like it so much that I've had inappropriate relations with it! lol
    Last edited by db4williams; 11-20-2012 at 08:17 PM.
    11-20-2012 03:19 PM
  22. Isror's Avatar
    Yeah I thought it looked like a bucket of puke. But now.... I'm quite fond of its appearance. I joke with my friends that I like it so much that I've had inappropriate relations with! lol
    Hardy har har...But seriously, I really like what Nokia and VZW brought to market with the 822. I don't know what else to say other than it just feels right for the device. Now that I own it, I can't imagine it any different.
    11-20-2012 03:24 PM
  23. db4williams's Avatar
    Am I disappointed VZW didn't get the 920 or variant there of? Yes. But compared to what I had before, the 822 is loads better and I am happy anyway. I will have a line available for upgrade next year so if some wiz bang high end WP8 comes out by then I will have an option of using that upgrade for it. So I am good for now.
    11-20-2012 04:19 PM
  24. db4williams's Avatar
    The phone feels solid, well built, and far from cheap. The body is plastic, with no soft coating, and the edges are a little sharper than I'm used to. The screen is great, and I don't think it's fair to compare it to another screen just based on a spec sheet. Numbers say its too big for its resolution, and has too low of a ppi, but that reality of it is much different. It must be seen, in person, to really be appreciated. It's bright, colorful, and looks great in sunlight.

    The phone itself is light, but not so much as to make it feel like it's hollow, or that its going to blow away in a stiff breeze or anything. Design is subjective, but I happen to like it. Mine is black and is finished in matte so it's easy to hold. It's fairly plain, but has some nice lines to it. The VZW logo doesn't bother me, which is more than I can say for their decision to brand the home button on the Galaxy Note II. Perhaps it just looks out of place on that device, or because there isn't another version of the 822 without the brand to compare it to, but I find I take more offense to that, than to the logo on the 822. It's silly, but that's just my opinion on the subject.

    Now, I like the phone quite a bit, but I'm not sure I'm sold on Windows Phone itself. I put up a more detailed opinion in the "Have you returned you WP8 device for an Android or iOS" thread in the WP8 section of this forum. I know this is a Windows Phone forum, and what the heck am I doing here if I don't like Windows Phone, but it's my first hands-on with the system and it hasn't yet grabbed me in 24 hours of solid use. That's not for this discussion though.

    If I had to put a number on the L822, I'd give it a solid 8 or 9, easily. It's a well built, well designed, quality device and if I didn't have reservations about its software, I'd be very happy with it. I'm giving WP8 another week to make me enough of a believer to feel like I can be happy with it over a two year contract.
    I originally had a Droid X and moved to the HTC Trophy (WP7) on VZW because I wanted to try something different. I immediately fell in love with it. The UI was so smooth and lag free and a joy to use. NO resets. ZERO problems. Then I decided to give the Trophy to my wife since her Droid 2 took a crap on her. She hated the D2 and constantly complained about it. But once I gave her the Trophy she stopped complaining. It just worked for her and she fell in love with it too. I went back to my DX and could hardly believe just how bad the lag was. It seemed almost unusable compared to the Trophy. I came to absolutely hate that phone with a passion because of constant issues I had (lag, reboots, and factory resets in hopes to solve problems). Now that WP8 is finally here, I am now enjoying the Nokia L822 and am stress free. That phone and its OS is simply amazing. (I know the marketplace is a bit young yet but I don't feel like I really missing out on anything when it comes to apps.) I will never go back to android. I hope this helps you decide.
    11-20-2012 04:24 PM
  25. gapost's Avatar
    I just got mine and can't get over the speed difference between the 822 and the Trophy. Also, the LTE is just incredible. I can use XBox music to download whole albums on LTE in less than 5 minutes!! Just incredible. Screen is AWESOME in full sunlight. Unbelievable really. Wow, just wow.
    11-20-2012 04:53 PM
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