- 11-15-2012, 01:24 AM #1
My phone just arrived earlier today.
It's just been a full day only, but I would like to tell you some of the things that I liked the most so far and some of the things that I found to be not so great.
- Form factor. It can't be said enough, if you like taller and narrower designs, you will love the 8X. The weight is very good and well balanced. It doesn't feel too light as if it's going to break or something.
- Build quality. The materials are great, the soft touch back is awesome but prone to dust and moisture from your hands. Everything seems and feels well built. I recommend a case. The one from HTC I bought is the best case I've ever seen or used. It has a mixture of hard plastic and rubber that makes it a joy to hold it.
- Screen size. The size is what I long tought to be the "sweet spot" for mobile phones. It's only my opinion and many have different tastes but for me, the size is just about right.
- Screen display. The quality of the display is really good. It's very bright and can be read easily on outdoors. The resolution, coming from an 800x600 Optimus 7 is a huge upgrade.
- The flush buttons. They are really, I mean really flushed into the body and sometimes you press them without feeling any sort of feedback from them. The power button is hard to reach if you use it one handed a lot. I wish it had been placed on the side. The camera button suffers from the lack of feedback. Using a case by HTC, I don't feel the twostep shutter when taking pictures. After a few snaps I didn't feel the two steps most of the time.
- Auto brightness. I don't know if it's WP8 or the firmware but it seems to take some time to adjust. With medium brightness it looks great, so I set it to that after a few hours. I think a firmware or OS update should make it more sensitive.
This is what I've found the first day with it. I really don't have anything negative to say other that the buttons and auto brightness. On the coming days I may find any other details I don't like, but so far I'm loving this phone.
I Hope this helps some of the undecided guys looking to jump to WP8 right away.
11-15-2012, 01:46 AM #2
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Thank you. I have been waiting for people who have bought the phone to post up their impressions/reviews. I'm getting mine in a weeks time and I can't wait! I'll definitely put up my views once I get my hands on the phone.
What do you think of the camera? I'm not a big photo guy but take the occasional pics.
11-15-2012, 02:25 AM #6
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So how bulky is that case? I am used to super thin cases like the Casemate barely there or SGP ultra thin hard shell. Fattest I will go, especially considering the 8x is 10.1 mm, is like a thin TPU case.
Is that official case thicker than a TPU case? Thanks.
- 11-15-2012, 03:22 AM #7
This official case in particular is a little thinner than a couple of TPU cases I had some time ago.
- 11-15-2012, 04:04 AM #8
I've had my 8X for a week now and still love it. I'm used to the power button now, but agree that it could be a little easier to use. On the whole though, I like the way that the flush buttons compliment the clean lines of the phone.
- 11-15-2012, 06:02 AM #11
You definitely get used to the buttons.
I hated the power button at the start, now I've kind of forgotten why!
Camera button isn't the best, I have often taken blurry pictures because the focusing hasn't worked. I have now pretty much moved onto just tapping the screen to snap a picture which works wonderfully!
- 11-15-2012, 06:11 PM #14
- 11-16-2012, 07:02 AM #15
These are pics I took with the 8x this morning in overcast conditions. Mind you, I forgot to put this camera to 8MP. It was set to 6MP by default..why? I don't know. Seems that HTC lowers certain things by default on this phone. Check volume and other settings. They might be lowered by default.
- 11-16-2012, 07:49 AM #17
Got my 8x last night -- my impressions will echo those of others: I love it. The screen is crisp, bright, and vibrant. The OS is fantastic, as we hoped it'd be...and I'm just so satisfied.
- 11-16-2012, 10:43 AM #22
A couple pairs of shoes I have laying around at work. Lighting is fluorescent tube lights. FYI, the "yellow" shoe is VERY bright and I imagine hard for a camera to capture.
EDIT - Lens was dirty!
Last edited by sabi; 11-16-2012 at 11:28 AM.