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  1. socialcarpet's Avatar
    It's also being proven for the Windows Phone cameras to be terrible with equal specs. The HTC one-X runs well enough but it has a lot of more features and apps than the WP8 version can dream, not to mention it will probably be 50 bucks on contract by the time those came out. Choosing the WP8 version will be being played for sucker.
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    08-06-2012 02:15 PM
  2. a5cent's Avatar
    If a good camera is what you are after, and you can wait a few months, there really isn't any question as to what you should be thinking about! NOTHING will compare to a Nokia Lumia PureView device, which Nokia has repeatedly hinted at. Competitors won't be getting anything like PureView due to IP restrictions.

    A digital photography review site tested the Symbian based PureView device. Their conclusion:

    "one of the most important innovations - arguable the most important - in mobile photography since the smarphone era dawned five or so years ago."
    Last edited by a5cent; 08-07-2012 at 09:12 AM.
    08-07-2012 09:05 AM
  3. a5cent's Avatar
    I have owned a few HTC devices. The hardware was usually good, but the drivers they paired with it were consistently terrible. While hardware specs tell us what a device can achieve, how close a device comes to realizing that potential is dependent on software (unfortunately for consumers, this isn't something easily expressed on a spec sheet).

    Realizing that potential is something HTC (and most other OEM's) couldn't care less about. Their attitude tends to be: "if the drivers don't crash then they are good enough". I have even owned a HTC device without hardware accelerated 3D graphics support, even though the SoC had a GPU! The reason was that HTC cheaped out and decided not to license the GPU drivers. As a result, my navigation software just barely stuttered along instead of being buttery smooth.

    I don't know why HTC has fallen so far behind Samsung. I'm sure it is not due to the complaints I have concerning low level OS software. But I will never again buy a HTC handset. Good riddance.

    HTC's main problem is that they are a hardware company that is simply incompetent when it comes to software. All the while software is continually becoming an ever more important part of the smartphone development process. Nokia had the same problem. In HTC's position I would start a slow transition to WP8, effectively outsourcing HTC's OS related software development to Microsoft which isn't possible to the same extent when developing Android devices (Google offers source code which lacks all of the lower, hardware facing software layers which OEM's must develop themselves).
    Last edited by a5cent; 08-07-2012 at 09:32 AM.
    08-07-2012 09:11 AM
  4. jimski's Avatar
    @a5cent. Could not have said it better myself. HTC: nice hardware - software, not so much. They are still my #2 despite their shortcomings.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express Pro
    08-07-2012 09:50 AM
  5. Winterfang's Avatar
    Oh, please do post this evidence. I don't care if you're critical of Windows Phone, but I care when you have to lie in order to hold up your position.
    GS2 camera compared to Focus S.
    N9 camera compared to Lumia 900.
    Vivid camera compared to Titan 1.

    All of those are worse than their counterpart and the OS is the one to blame.

    Even if WP8 is feature part with the other OS just the lack of apps alone will make choosing them a wiser decision, not to mention getting the real deal phones and not passionless copycats.
    08-07-2012 03:09 PM
  6. eric12341's Avatar
    GS2 camera compared to Focus S.
    N9 camera compared to Lumia 900.
    Vivid camera compared to Titan 1.

    All of those are worse than their counterpart and the OS is the one to blame.

    Even if WP8 is feature part with the other OS just the lack of apps alone will make choosing them a wiser decision, not to mention getting the real deal phones and not passionless copycats.
    I'm sorry but that's not valid evidence. Do you have a source that compares this like the above poster did? Until then it's nonsense.
    08-07-2012 03:42 PM
  7. kenzibit's Avatar
    For me, HTC should just learn how to promote their devices after launch. It's like they launch and forget....that's a bad move for an OEM and also it's not all about specs and design, consuumers want support.
    08-07-2012 04:02 PM
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