HTC Windows Phone 8X: the key features
0. phoneArena 19 Sep 2012, 11:50 posted on
Well, it looks like it is about to get interesting. HTC is officially joining the Windows Phone 8 arena with its newly-announced 8X handset, where it will surely face some tough competition in the face of the Samsung ATIV S and the Nokia Lumia 920...
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1. -box- (Posts: 3982; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Windows Phones are set to start gobbling up apple's market share. Looking forward to a WP and Android duopoly (until/unless something else great comes out, the more innovation and competition the better!)
7. Commentator (Posts: 3182; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I must respectively disagree with your assessment that WP eat into the iPhone's marketshare. If anything, I think it will eat into Android's marketshare:
iPhone users are far and away the most rabidly-dedicated and ferociously defensive smartphone users there are. The iPhone to them is the only smartphone there has ever been, and the only one there ever will be. This is why I see the iPhone's marketshare hovering around 20% until the end of time.
Android users on the other hand are generally more accustomed and accepting towards differences between brands, and, from what I've seen, are far less loyal to one brand. Google just hasn't cultivated the culture of dedicated isolationism from the rest of the tech-world that Apple has. Therefore, I could see several Android users jumping ship (myself included) for Windows Phone 8, whether it be for its more structured and organized user experience, its integration with WIndows' existing technologies, or simply for a change of scenery.
Also, don't count out Blackberry 10!... Ha ha, just kidding. You can completely count them out.
8. lsguntu (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)
I strongly disagree. I know couple of iPhone fans (Among 5 iPhone fans I know) who are ready to switch to WP8
10. Veigald (Posts: 271; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)
Completely agree. Apple has the full portfolio of devices with the ecosystem and to some extent productivity apps also, Android only has mobile apps.
End of 2013 I think Apple will still be about the same they are today while WP is at 20-30%.
12. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
i agree... people will still buy iDevices!!
its like mac vs pc again!
mac is still bought by people! and still have a pretty decent share!
24. Commentator (Posts: 3182; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I meant to type "respectfully" not "respectively." Sorry for the slip, not sure how it happened...
25. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
i definitely agree-- the ios ecosystem will take a lot more than wp to crumble… I think the casual android users who buy an android phone simply because they dont want an iphone will switch to windows phone… this is a huge benefit to having the simplicity of wp-- it offers a compelling attractive to the intimidating android (to many basic users, obviously it is not for people on this site)
2. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)
Really great specs. These Windows Phone 8 devices coming out are very impressive.
4. smk1369 (Posts: 5; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
28. Nick_T (Posts: 163; Member since: 27 May 2011)
5. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)
dont know why, but EVERY wp8 handset coming out looks so nice and modern
26. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
the only problem is you have to make sure you really like the color… i kind of liked on the nokia 710 how you could easily change the outside color if you got tired of it…
but yes, the pop/modern style has certainly shifted from the software to the hardware
6. satydesh (Posts: 71; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
i might think ms has been controlling the design standards also for wp8 devices as well!!!
9. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Sexy phones. Unfortunately, Windows Mobile lost me after the Touch Pro 2 aka XV6875 and the Windows Mobile 6.1 to 6.5 debacle. However, I still like HTC, just hate tiles especially of different sizes and shapes (don't like abstract).
16. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Windows Phone 8 is different, trust me this is a different experience that will win you back, however i don't recommend purchasing it right now, but next year.
23. MartyK (Posts: 732; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)
You and I are in the same BOAT!!..they lost me at 6.xx also.
And those tiles would had drove my crazy, flipping and flopping ...hahaha.
Now these phones, I would highly recommend or buy this phone for my parents.
11. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
i like it!! but only its beats... coz i think lumia 920 own the thrown as king of Windows Phone! like samsung owning android's crown!
27. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
the beats really isnt anything super special-- partly why HTC is eventually going to drop it (when they included the headphones it was)… and its software related so if you must have it, you can get it from a third party download…
13. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
just wanna ask... which is better--- beats audio or monster
14. valapsp (Posts: 530; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)
I sure will go for Nokia 920 but what I want to borrow from HTC is that gorgeous Clock tile + Beats Audio. Agree?
17. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
I reckon Nokia will have something equal or maybe better in their Lumia phone. Nokia has always kept a standard in audio, just because it doesn't use a popular branding doesn't mean it can't match HTC's audio. I guess we'll just have to wait and see before we can jump to conclusions. Beats Audio has been about software improvement for a long time now, which was pretty pathetic. This time it's different.
18. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
finally (!) HTC...you changed up your design. it seems like the WP options are appeasing those looking for a colorful assortment of phones. i'm kinda eager to experience the windows platform whether it be via this HTC model or a Nokia model. the software looks pretty good & the windows phones i've messed around with moved pretty fluidly.
19. downphoenix (Posts: 2892; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
HTC showed off the wrong phone today. They showed off the WP8 model that will be down to free on contract to offload it 6 months after release instead of the groundbreaking 1080p model.
20. abhijeit (Posts: 25; Member since: 07 Sep 2012)
HTC had totally copied Lumia design and Colors!!!! the yellow or fluroscent device, for a moment i felt it was lumia 920. Too bad...they should hav stayed wid the HTC one X design!! its good dat nokia is unlike apple and hence keeps innovatingin technology for differentiation rather than innovating in terms of litigation!!!! is apple listening!!!
21. osanilevich (Posts: 273; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)
16 Gigs, no SD slot is a dealbreaker for me. 32 would have been fine but I can barely juggle 16 gigs internal as it is, most of my stuff is on an sd card
29. weasel5166 (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
16GB and no microSD slot just won't cut it for me. I would get a HTC 8X if it had 32GB and/or a microSD card slot, but I'm going to have to get me a Lumia 920.