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    I like the HTC 8X, but is there really any reason why a 4.3 inch screen should be housed in a device with such huge dimensions? This thing is ridiculously ginormous (especially the length) compared with other 4.3+ inch devices. Makes me wonder if the unibody was designed for a larger screen initially, but then HTC decided to put only a 4.3 inch screen at the last minute. I also noticed that there is more black space at the side of the HTC 8X screen compared to other new WP8 devices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IamJonso View Post
    I like the HTC 8X, but is there really any reason why a 4.3 inch screen should be housed in a device with such huge dimensions? This thing is ridiculously ginormous (especially the length) compared with other 4.3+ inch devices. Makes me wonder if the unibody was designed for a larger screen initially, but then HTC decided to put only a 4.3 inch screen at the last minute. I also noticed that there is more black space at the side of the HTC 8X screen compared to other new WP8 devices.
    Why does it have to be "black" space?? RACIST!!!

    JK...probably any images with more black space (I assume you mean on the start screen) on the HTC 8X is just a matter of different settings or bad photoshopping....
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    Why does it have to be "black" space?? RACIST!!!

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    Don't know. Every phone I have ever owned has had black space. Maybe Nokia, the color innovators, can be politically correct and make it green or blue space without offending Martians or those Avatar dudes.

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    It's kind of funny since I found the dimension efficiency on Lumia 900 one of the lowest at the time, and I suspect HTC outdid Nokia on WP8X.
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    Call me crazy, but from all the videos and photos I've seen, I think HTC hit a home run with the design aspects of the 8X. In regards to the black areas on the sides, I don't really see what you're talking about.. they look the same width as on my Lumia, and on the images of the 920 as well.. nothing different there, maybe try a different image?

    http://i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/p...-Lumia-920.jpg

    If you look at the 920 enlarged you'll see that it has the same black space on either side of the tiles, and the same amount as the 8X here: Windows Phone 8X by HTC Overview - HTC Smartphones

    In some renders, NOKIA made it so you can't differentiate between the black screen and the black background on the home screen, making it seem like there's no gap.
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    You people are not understanding him. He's asking why the phones are the same size when one has a bigger screen.

    The answer? The 8x has an unnecessarily larger speaker on top.
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    I agree, the height is kind of making me second guess this phone. Not a huge deal but its actually taller than the lumia which has a larger screen

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    Quote Originally Posted by vagrantwade View Post
    You people are not understanding him. He's asking why the phones are the same size when one has a bigger screen.

    The answer? The 8x has an unnecessarily larger speaker on top.
    the X8 has a lot into it's audio AND in the speaker vent the X8 has an LED notification light.
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    Hope that notification light works more like the android ones. Love that feature being able to change colors for SMS calls and emails

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    Quote Originally Posted by kregstrong View Post
    Hope that notification light works more like the android ones. Love that feature being able to change colors for SMS calls and emails

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    yeah I pretty use to the LED on BB so not having one would be HUGE loss to me
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    Actually, this is one of the complaints I have with both the 8X and 920... there is SO much bezel.

    I'd really like to see WP8 operating on an "all screen" device.. like the new Motorola Razr M/i

    I think that would be GREAT.
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    I like the design / colors of the 8x better than the 920, but the 920 has more extras, better camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibbyj View Post
    Actually, this is one of the complaints I have with both the 8X and 920... there is SO much bezel.

    I'd really like to see WP8 operating on an "all screen" device.. like the new Motorola Razr M/i

    I think that would be GREAT.
    I agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibbyj View Post
    Actually, this is one of the complaints I have with both the 8X and 920... there is SO much bezel.

    I'd really like to see WP8 operating on an "all screen" device.. like the new Motorola Razr M/i

    I think that would be GREAT.
    The ATIV S, has very little bezel.
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    That is why I didn't list the Ativ. ;)


    But, I find the Ativ a little large for my liking.
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    I have the gs3. I actually enjoy the size and dimensions, that's why I think the ativ will be great, just loving the styling of the 8x, what a sweet looking device

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    Yeah, my wife has the GIII, and compared to my 710 it's just an asume device. For some reason however I keep getting drawn back to the 8X however. I think one of the things that really appeals to me is the HTC photo processor. The 710 camera is great if your objects don't mind standing perfeclty still for awhile, but doesn't do well with even minor movements.
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    The HTC cameras really are phenomenal!

    I have used all three phones from the "One" series, and even the "entry level" One V's 5mp camera outperformed most cell cameras I have used.... OneX and One S.. Incredible...I love the over saturation. :P
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    The 8X is such a striking device, I fell in love everything I see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kregstrong View Post
    Hope that notification light works more like the android ones. Love that feature being able to change colors for SMS calls and emails
    While I would like to see this as well, a part of me thinks it won't happen. I currently have a Radar and the only thing the notification light does is stay solid orange while charging, solid green when finished charging, and blink green for a missed call. It doesn't do anything else and there are no options for it.
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    We need more cowbezel!!!
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