10-16-2013 09:00 PM
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  1. bjsstranger's Avatar
    I'm a long time Android user and I'm looking to use another platform at least part time. My first smart phone was a HTC Mogul and I enjoyed it and I'm sure that WP8 is an ecosystem I will enjoy using. I have an opportunity to purchase a good condition used 8X or 920. I am currently leaking towards the 920. I can see myself using the 920 as a going out device. Seems durable and the low light camera sounds great for bar pictures and late night debauchery. The map application that Nokia uses intrigues me to be able to use it without a data connection. Also my current phone (Moto X) has an amoled screen and outdoor screen visibility is poor. My last phone had an ips screen and I could sit out in the sun and read an ebook. Please give me your opinions. I want to come back to the Windows Phone world. I want to do it right. Thank you
    10-11-2013 09:04 PM
  2. jmk1127's Avatar
    I'd have to vote 920. The camera is what puts it over the top compared to the 8x. Can't go wrong with either choice but IMO, I'd rather the 920. Good luck!
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    10-11-2013 09:15 PM
  3. nocial's Avatar
    920 for build quality and updates.
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    10-11-2013 09:28 PM
  4. sharpycl's Avatar
    I vote for 920. You get future support, top apps/hardware. The camera after the recent update is FREAKING AMAZING!
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    10-11-2013 09:36 PM
  5. WanderingTraveler's Avatar

    You wouldn't want to miss out on everything Nokia has done, wouldn't you?

    *Glance Screen Backgrounds are awesome*
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    10-11-2013 09:52 PM
  6. gedzum's Avatar
    You say you are leaning towards the 920 and have justified reasons for doing so. I think the device is still very functional and is a typical Nokia tank of a device. I think it will meet those needs you listed well enough.
    10-12-2013 06:37 AM
  7. Qtweeder's Avatar
    920....how can you live without the "nokia smile"
    10-12-2013 06:42 AM
  8. psiu_glen's Avatar
    Also, AMOLED screens can be much better. Nokia is using them a lot now and the daylight visibility feature works fine (boosts brightness and contrast).
    10-12-2013 06:44 AM
  9. jiayit's Avatar
    Had the 8X in the past, and sold it for a 920, never looked back.
    Says a lot, doesn't it?
    10-12-2013 06:44 AM
  10. josepmanel1983's Avatar
    I own an 8X and, even though I'm very happy with it, I would swap it for a 920 any day. It's true that it's beautifully built and very light weight but Nokia has a lot of exclusive apps which, in my opinion, are worth the extra bulk (and endurance ;)). Go for the 920, you'll regret it if you don't. Cheers!
    10-12-2013 06:51 AM
  11. foxbat121's Avatar
    Also, AMOLED screens can be much better. Nokia is using them a lot now and the daylight visibility feature works fine (boosts brightness and contrast).

    920 has LCD screen.

    Sent from my RM-820_nam_canada_246 using Tapatalk
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    10-12-2013 02:29 PM
  12. Tim Both's Avatar
    I have the 920 and I kick myself for nit getting the 1029. 8x never even crossed my mind. HTC makes a good device, Nokia makes a great wp8 experience.
    10-12-2013 02:34 PM
  13. DalekSnare's Avatar
    Get the 920. It has so many more features, like the amazing camera (image stabilization for much better photos), the high-speed screen (scrolling is less ghosty than other phones), wireless charging (in practice this is even more useful than it sounds), glance screen (see the clock when the screen is off), all the exclusive apps Nokia pays for, etc.

    There's just no contest. The 8X is adequate, but the 920 went way above and beyond that.
    10-12-2013 02:45 PM
  14. chezm's Avatar
    I was originally gonna get the 8X, but after the videos showing off the durability of the 920...i decided on Nokia and haven't looked back. This is coming from a guy who had an S3, a super cheap built phone with decent OS.
    10-12-2013 03:02 PM
  15. goodintentions's Avatar
    I, too, just came from the S3. But I got the Lumia 810 instead. It was an open box item and I got it for $60. Couldn't past the offer.

    This phone has an amazing quality feel to it. It feels very solid. Software wise, it feels very snappy. Way better than my S3.

    I'm a structure engineer, so half of my time I'm out in the field managing construction projects. Hasn't happened to me yet, but a buddy of mine recently lost his S4 into the pit of hell LOL. He was on the phone with someone back in the office, then he put that phone in his shirt pocket. He then went over to the concrete pour pit and looked down. He leaned over to look under and there went his phone

    Anyway, the point is at $60, if anything happens to this phone I won't feel the kind of loss that my buddy did when his phone flew down the pit of hell. Amazingly enough, I called it after it went down there and it still rang. It is now buried under several tons of concrete
    10-12-2013 03:13 PM
  16. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Software wise alone, Nokia is the way to go. No other Windows Phone manufacturer goes as far out of their way as Nokia does to provide great apps and software features (Nokia Pro Cam and Glance screen, anyone?).

    That, and also the Lumia 920 is perhaps the most feature rich Windows Phone. It might be considered bulky by some, but hey, it sure does have a lot of bang for your buck. The 920 is basically the powerhouse, the 925 is for the stylish, and the 1020 is for the budding photographers. All are overall incredible phones, being the same in nearly all aspects, just each one catering to a slightly different market.

    So I'd recommend Nokia. You can't go wrong really with any Nokia WP8 device. Sure each one has its own pros and cons, but they're all amazing, superb devices. If you're buying Windows Phone, Nokia is practically the only way to go.
    10-12-2013 03:45 PM
  17. txkimmers's Avatar
    Having owned both, that is easy: 920 all the way!
    10-12-2013 04:01 PM
  18. Bobert_123's Avatar
    I can't see ANY benefits the 8x has over a 920, besides for price point maybe.
    10-13-2013 12:20 PM
  19. mjrtoo's Avatar
    The 8x is substantially thinner and lighter if that makes a difference to you.
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    10-13-2013 12:30 PM
  20. Memitim's Avatar
    Why not the 925?

    Slightly better camera, a lot lighter and thinner than the 920
    10-13-2013 12:34 PM
  21. Bobert_123's Avatar
    Why not the 925?

    Slightly better camera, a lot lighter and thinner than the 920
    I thought their cameras were the same, what's better about the 925's camera?
    10-13-2013 12:47 PM
  22. amitnahar's Avatar
    Well i would say, go for Nokia Lumia 920 over 925 because it has inbuilt wireless charging and 32 GB of internal storage. ( vs.16 GB in 925)
    10-13-2013 12:55 PM
  23. outback15's Avatar
    Why not the 925?

    Slightly better camera, a lot lighter and thinner than the 920
    I think OP was looking at used items. If he is able to find a used 925, then his choice may have to be 920 vs 925.
    10-13-2013 12:57 PM
  24. jhelms29's Avatar
    My wife has the 8X and I have the 920. We both switched to WP8 from HTC Android phones last December. I love the screen and slim body style of her 8X. But the extra Nokia features (especially Pro Camera and double tap to wake) are great. More storage at 32 GB, bigger screen and a camera the performs better in most situations. Though I will say her 8X takes some killer ****s in well lit daytime photos.

    Have you thought about a 925? Slimmer body style with all the Nokia goodies. Best of both worlds. Or wait it out for the new phones next month.

    That said, love my 920. Just go for what feels good in your hand and pocket. You can't go wrong either way. In the long run the 920 may be supported longer (8.1 down the road) since HTC is rumored to be done with Windows Phones.
    10-13-2013 01:15 PM
  25. SwimSwim's Avatar
    I thought their cameras were the same, what's better about the 925's camera?
    The 925 has a sixth camera lens (the first smartphone to have one) over the 920's five. This allows it to take sharper photos, and improve daylight performance (a place where the 920 was somewhat lacking).

    Both are still pretty awesome cameras, though, especially in low light.
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    10-13-2013 01:38 PM
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