05-15-2013 01:10 PM
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  1. WizeGuyDezignz's Avatar
    If so, why?
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    05-13-2013 08:36 PM
  2. MobileVortex's Avatar
    I always say once i get a phone, I dont get another one for at least 2 years. Computer i try to last 5 years. Of course i always buy top of the line when i purchase.
    05-13-2013 08:42 PM
  3. vlad0's Avatar
    Absolutely.
    05-13-2013 08:44 PM
  4. WizeGuyDezignz's Avatar
    Absolutely.
    You missed the why part. ;o)

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    05-13-2013 09:41 PM
  5. berty6294's Avatar
    Imo only if you want the better camera and Nokia exclusive apps. Other than that, nah
    05-13-2013 09:43 PM
  6. metalchick719's Avatar
    I'm not on Verizon (T-Mobile customer here), but I'll answer. Of course it is! Why? Because it's a Nokia device, which means you'll get quality. You also get great exclusive apps and support for the device as you receive regular updates and such. You won't get the same from HTC.
    05-13-2013 09:44 PM
  7. Flagz's Avatar
    I'm not on Verizon (T-Mobile customer here), but I'll answer. Of course it is! Why? Because it's a Nokia device, which means you'll get quality. You also get great exclusive apps and support for the device as you receive regular updates and such. You won't get the same from HTC.
    I'm also on Tmobile and I dint know if your using an 8X or not, but the only things that will make me DEFINITELY get a international 928 or the recent 925 would be a storage upgrade. The camera isn't that big of a need for me. My 8X has been receiving regular updates quickly and HTC has been answering me support tickets REALLY fast and in a very caring manner. The storage though man ): I need SD Card or 32GB.
    05-13-2013 09:55 PM
  8. berty6294's Avatar
    I'm not on Verizon (T-Mobile customer here), but I'll answer. Of course it is! Why? Because it's a Nokia device, which means you'll get quality. You also get great exclusive apps and support for the device as you receive regular updates and such. You won't get the same from HTC.
    Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge Nokia fan, but you can't hate on the 8x! That phone is a quality handset that has received the same updates as the 920, looks just as good (Imo looks way better) and is thinner, lighter, and smaller.
    05-13-2013 10:02 PM
  9. WizeGuyDezignz's Avatar
    Thanks for the responses guys! I'm leaning towards the 928 for a couple reasons. Sorry I didn't go into these before, I was on the go when I posted this originally.

    One is that I scored a wicked deal on my 8X from a Verizon employee. He basically had it sitting in his house brand new for months now. It was essentially brand new when I bought it off him, even the IMEI sticker was clean and on the back of the phone. I can tell it was never used. I got it for $150. So my thinking is I can flip it for probably almost double that on Swappa. I also just sold my Droid DNA for $410 on Swappa. So I can get the 928 retail and still come out on top.

    Two is that I really think that I will enjoy the Nokia camera and exclusive apps. I really like the way the phone looks as well and I have always liked AMOLED screens.

    Thoughts?
    05-13-2013 11:44 PM
  10. berty6294's Avatar
    Thanks for the responses guys! I'm leaning towards the 928 for a couple reasons. Sorry I didn't go into these before, I was on the go when I posted this originally.

    One is that I scored a wicked deal on my 8X from a Verizon employee. He basically had it sitting in his house brand new for months now. It was essentially brand new when I bought it off him, even the IMEI sticker was clean and on the back of the phone. I can tell it was never used. I got it for $150. So my thinking is I can flip it for probably almost double that on Swappa. I also just sold my Droid DNA for $410 on Swappa. So I can get the 928 retail and still come out on top.

    Two is that I really think that I will enjoy the Nokia camera and exclusive apps. I really like the way the phone looks as well and I have always liked AMOLED screens.

    Thoughts?
    Well it seems like you like the newest tech, so yeah go for it! Not a huge upgrade but if you have the money and want the tech, it'll be the top Windows Phone at its launch!
    05-13-2013 11:53 PM
  11. WizeGuyDezignz's Avatar
    Well it seems like you like the newest tech, so yeah go for it! Not a huge upgrade but if you have the money and want the tech, it'll be the top Windows Phone at its launch!
    You summed me up perfectly lol. I love the newest tech and if I can afford it then I go for it. I can't even tell you how many Android phones that I've had this year lol. It got to the point that I just grew tired of it and realized that WP seems like a better fit for me. I will definitely give it a go!
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    05-14-2013 12:07 AM
  12. gapost's Avatar
    Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge Nokia fan, but you can't hate on the 8x! That phone is a quality handset that has received the same updates as the 920, looks just as good (Imo looks way better) and is thinner, lighter, and smaller.
    I keep seeing people talk down about the 8X, it is a great phone. I had the 822 and all the Nokia apps, I personally, I didn't find that I really needed or used many of them. The 8X gets updates and it even got portico before the 822. I have read many stories here about defective 920 so there have been some issues with those. Now if you really need the storage space, yes the 928 has more. Personally though, I love my 8X and don't need the storage space and am not tempted by the 928.
    05-14-2013 07:17 AM
  13. gsquared's Avatar
    Do what makes you happy. You don't need us to determine "what", that is. At the end of the day that is all that matters.
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    05-14-2013 07:25 AM
  14. DavidinCT's Avatar
    In a nut shell, the software for the most part is going to be exactly the same as your 8X (Windows Phone 8 with out some exclusive apps). The camera is better on the 9XX than the HTC 8X but, the 8X can hold it's own pretty well in well lit rooms(still blows away my wife's iPhone 4) . The screen is a little bigger and it's got a better flash than the 8X.

    The 8X is a great phone, sleak design with some coolness factor. The 928 is a larger phone. If you NEED to

    1. Nave a Nokia
    2. Have a little better camera
    3. A little bigger display

    Then by all means upgrade but, justify the balance of the cost and features, then you can figure out of you really need to upgrade.

    Then upgrade but, day to day using the OS, you wont see any difference.
    05-14-2013 08:01 AM
  15. HeyCori's Avatar
    While the hardware is roughly equivalent, the fact remains that Nokia's support for their hardware and customers greatly exceeds HTC. The hardware on my 920 is great, Nokia is committed to their hardware and proves it with numerous system tweaks and updates, plus Nokia also offers exclusive (and good) Lumia apps. I'll never buy anything other than a Lumia until other OEMs step their game up.
    05-14-2013 08:10 AM
  16. a5cent's Avatar
    New Android devices often incorporate small incremental improvements, even if they are released within weeks of each other. That just isn't true of WP. All core hardware and software within a generation is identical or at least very similar. Given this situation (even as a NOK shareholder) I don't think the difference merits an upgrade.

    I would stick with the 8x and get a Nokia Lumia device with the next hardware/software update cycle, which is expected this fall (Nokia EOS with GDR3).

    Of course if money is of no concern, and you would spend on an EOS either way, then why care? Get whatever you want right now ;-)
    05-14-2013 08:56 AM
  17. DavidinCT's Avatar
    While the hardware is roughly equivalent, the fact remains that Nokia's support for their hardware and customers greatly exceeds HTC. The hardware on my 920 is great, Nokia is committed to their hardware and proves it with numerous system tweaks and updates, plus Nokia also offers exclusive (and good) Lumia apps. I'll never buy anything other than a Lumia until other OEMs step their game up.
    But, if you had a 8X would you change phones with the same OS and general features for the cost balance ? No question that Nokia support for their devices is better but, as a HTC 8X owner, I have gotten all Microsoft updates in the same time frame as Nokias have. If the 928 was a 8.5 device with new features or something, AKA a new phone, it might be a must have.

    The question was, if you had a 8X would you spend the balance of the money to move to a 928 ?
    05-14-2013 09:25 AM
  18. peacefulberry's Avatar
    But, if you had a 8X would you change phones with the same OS and general features for the cost balance ? No question that Nokia support for their devices is better but, as a HTC 8X owner, I have gotten all Microsoft updates in the same time frame as Nokias have. If the 928 was a 8.5 device with new features or something, AKA a new phone, it might be a must have.

    The question was, if you had a 8X would you spend the balance of the money to move to a 928 ?
    Personally, i wouldn't. I have never had a problem with HTC support. (Sidenote: i think most ppl that claim no HTC support don't currently own an HTC device) Also, the storage is the same 16gb, screen is not significantly bigger, device is not thinner than the 8x, and wireless charging is not necessarily built in...so the question is probably a more personal decision: Would you switch for the aluminum feel and improved camera? If so, then wonderful! Personally, I just wouldn't...but to each its own. :)
    05-14-2013 09:40 AM
  19. AngryNil's Avatar
    No, unless money really isn't an issue for you. It's a current generation device built against the same OS and hardware chassis. If you have to upgrade, I'd still suggest waiting for GDR3, which is supposed to bring a spec refresh.
    05-14-2013 09:44 AM
  20. EDMmmmmmm's Avatar
    Why:
    -Camera
    -Flash
    -Microphones
    -Speaker
    -Display
    -Nokia Apps
    -Nokia Quality/Support

    It is worth it if these things are important to you.
    05-14-2013 11:06 AM
  21. berty6294's Avatar
    Why:
    -Camera
    -Flash
    -Microphones
    -Speaker
    -Display
    -Nokia Apps
    -Nokia Quality/Support

    It is worth it if these things are important to you.
    Id take Display and Support off that list. HTC support is just as good as Nokia's idk how this whole Nokia > HTC with support thing started. And Display can go either way, the 8x has greater ppi and 720p widescreen where the 928 is amoled and slightly bigger. Could go either way, wouldn't make that a deciding factor. I agree with everything else though!
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    05-14-2013 11:13 AM
  22. WizeGuyDezignz's Avatar
    What about battery life guys? Shouldn't the battery life be better on the 928?
    05-14-2013 11:22 AM
  23. HeyCori's Avatar
    Id take Display and Support off that list. HTC support is just as good as Nokia's idk how this whole Nokia > HTC with support thing started. And Display can go either way, the 8x has greater ppi and 720p widescreen where the 928 is amoled and slightly bigger. Could go either way, wouldn't make that a deciding factor. I agree with everything else though!
    As a former HTC Titan owner, myself and many others were burned by HTC's lack of support. Even now, while the Lumia 900 recently gets the 7.8 update on AT&T, HTC have given Titan I and II owners absolutely nothing. Furthermore, HTC has done little to support their own devices. Nokia has released several updates for their Lumia line since WP8 hit. HTC has released far fewer. Nokia has given owners far more exclusive content. HTC has given owners almost nothing. It's not even a contest as to which company supports their devices more. It's Nokia in a landslide victory.
    05-14-2013 11:42 AM
  24. berty6294's Avatar
    As a former HTC Titan owner, myself and many others were burned by HTC's lack of support. Even now, while the Lumia 900 recently gets the 7.8 update on AT&T, HTC have given Titan I and II owners absolutely nothing. Furthermore, HTC has done little to support their own devices. Nokia has released several updates for their Lumia line since WP8 hit. HTC has released far fewer. Nokia has given owners far more exclusive content. HTC has given owners almost nothing. It's not even a contest as to which company supports their devices more. It's Nokia in a landslide victory.
    I suppose with the 7 series models you may be right, but the 8x has gotten every update very quickly and their support has been very helpful, and since we are talking about the 8x. I think maybe something has changed for them when Microsoft gave them the "signature" branding. Plus I'm sure the 8x has sold more than all their other windows phone devices combined!
    05-14-2013 11:47 AM
  25. HeyCori's Avatar
    I suppose with the 7 series models you may be right, but the 8x has gotten every update very quickly and their support has been very helpful, and since we are talking about the 8x. I think maybe something has changed for them when Microsoft gave them the "signature" branding. Plus I'm sure the 8x has sold more than all their other windows phone devices combined!
    Well there's the Microsoft specific updates that the 8X have definitely received (though I think some carriers are still holding the update back). But Nokia Nokia goes a step further with more firmware updates and software improvements.

    Not to say that there's anything wrong with owning an 8X. It's a fine phone. Plus it's guaranteed to get major updates thanks to Microsoft's promised 18-month commitment. But if someone wanted just a liiiitle bit extra, then Nokia's exclusive content is hard to beat.
    05-14-2013 12:03 PM
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