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#16 Osiris

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 15:55

I found this comparison useful for 920 v 8X

http://www.wpcentral...nokia-lumia-920


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Posted 19 September 2012 - 16:04

I found this comparison useful for 920 v 8X

http://www.wpcentral...nokia-lumia-920


They're close, and hell they even look close, not just the gutts that come close. Honestly though it depends on what you want, I still think the 920 is the better device, I expect it has the better camera and also more storage plus the wireless charging but the 8X has the better front facing camera and probably better audio playback.

Of course if you toss in the Nokia apps that I just don't see HTC competing with then they pull a good deal ahead IMO.

Rogers confirms HTC 8X for Canadians

HTC announced the 8X today, and Rogers just dropped me a line saying that they'll have both the 8 GB and 16 GB model available. Rogers will actually have an exclusive on the 8 GB model, though I'm having a hard time believing anyone would really be itching for less storage rather than more.

No word on price just yet, but it's looking like AT&T will be getting the HTC 8X for $199, which could very well translate to Canada as well. Now just to see if TELUS, Bell, or even WIND or Mobilicity will be offering any of the new HTC devices...

http://www.wpcentral...tc-8x-canadians

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 16:07

Yeah in some respects the 8X seems more like a competitor to the 820 (screen size, storage space, weight etc) but in any case I think its a solid phone, looks gorgeous on the hands on videos and its going to be cheaper than the 920 without a doubt.

At the end of the day it all comes down to choice, the 920 screen and weight is too large for my needs so the 820 was the contender for me but now the 8X is up there. Will really come down to who hits the market first and pricing

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 16:08

Something is off with that colored speaker grill on the 8X :/

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 16:10

Yeah in some respects the 8X seems more like a competitor to the 820 (screen size, storage space, weight etc) but in any case I think its a solid phone, looks gorgeous on the hands on videos and its going to be cheaper than the 920 without a doubt.

At the end of the day it all comes down to choice, the 920 screen and weight is too large for my needs so the 820 was the contender for me but now the 8X is up there. Will really come down to who hits the market first and pricing


Yeah, if you feel that 4.5" is too big for you then the 8X does look better than the 820 in the 4.3" range, no doubt. I'll have to hold the 920 in my hand but so far I want the bigger screen personally.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 16:19

whats with the NO Micro SD slot of these "high end" phones with just 16gb of built in memory?

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 16:22

There probably just isn't a big enough demand for 32GB and up, when you still have apple making 8GB and 16GB options for it's devices I think that says it all. Besides these aren't actually high-end. I think we'll see a 3rd HTC device with a bigger screen and either 32GB inside like the Lumia 920 or 16GB + microSD slot for the more media hungry people.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 16:26

Thinking about it more I wonder if Samsung refused to Get aboard the win8 colour train and that's why they got no love from ms at their launch. I just have a funny feeling ms is behind these colours in the design not necessarily Nokia or htc alone.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 16:39

4S doesnt have front facing camera :/

so this http://techcrunch.co...o-one-will-buy/ is sadly right

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 18:04

4S doesnt have front facing camera :/

so this http://techcrunch.co...o-one-will-buy/ is sadly right


I don't think the 8S is midrange at all, it's obviously low-range IMO. I mean dual 1Ghz and 512MB of ram with very low internal storage (though you have a microSD slot). All of that says low range, why anyone would think it's "mid" is crazy.

If the 8X is going to hit AT&T for $199 I bet the 8S will be free with a contract from the start.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 19:03

I don't think the 8S is midrange at all, it's obviously low-range IMO. I mean dual 1Ghz and 512MB of ram with very low internal storage (though you have a microSD slot). All of that says low range, why anyone would think it's "mid" is crazy.

If the 8X is going to hit AT&T for $199 I bet the 8S will be free with a contract from the start.


Yep, the 8S is definitely low range. The 4GB of memory confirms that.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 19:46

Of course if you toss in the Nokia apps that I just don't see HTC competing with then they pull a good deal ahead IMO.

Yeh, the Lumia 920 is definitely the headship WP8 device still. In terms of WP devices, I don't see anyone taking the crown from Nokia for now.

There probably just isn't a big enough demand for 32GB and up, when you still have apple making 8GB and 16GB options for it's devices I think that says it all.

Which Apple device comes with 8GB capacity? Apart from the iPod shuffle (2GB), the rest of the iPod/iPad/iPhone range have a minimum capacity of 16GB. It's not just the "media hungry people" that can fill up 16GB easily as newer apps can take up to a few GBs of space and then you have your photos, music, movies/videos, etc.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:33

Those are nice. I'll take a blue one please.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:45

They're talking about the live tiles again.

Side view of the device.

HTC finally took the veil of their 8X device featuring Windows Phone 8. The device features an array of various technologies, including a 4.3” Super LCD2 display with Gorilla Glass2 at 720P resolution. In addition, the 8X features a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm S4 CPU, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of non-expandable storage.

But perhaps the most interesting feature besides the included NFC and 8MP BSI camera, is the Beats audio software and hardware. The software features some advanced DSP and signal correction technology but the 8X also features a 2.55v amplifier to greatly increase sound output.

And just as important, the HTC 8X will be coming to AT&T (US) for an estimated price of $199...

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Likewise, the phone features a 2MP front-facing camera with an F2 aperture and 88 degree wide-angle view, geared for better self-shots when out with friends. The camera also features HTC’s dedicated image processor for fast image rendering.


Yow.

Looks (externally) like a more colorful Droid Incredible (VZW) - another HTC phone - which is FAR from a bad thing. Okay; VZW will be getting at least one - but which one?

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:22

Verizon should be getting the 8X along with AT&T and t-mobile. It seems Sprint wants to stay out of the group for now.



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