- 11-28-2012, 06:28 AM #1
I am absolutely delighted with my two 8X phones, however, there is one thing... I can't download attachments which I need to be able to send to clients and employees.
So, I sold my iPhone 4, which was my backup phone running on a prepaid. Moved its prepaid to my Blue 8X and got me a OneX+ for my private phone.
8X Where it is simply better than anything I have had.
1. Email. I love the fact that I can pin each account separately and avoid the constant shifting between accounts like on an iPhone. Also, mail sync with Hotmail and Exchange is a non issue. (we use Kerio Mail).
2. Contacts. Be it Android or iOS... they don't even come close to the excellent contact management on WP8
3. Ease of Use. With my custom layout start screen, I find and do what what I need very quickly.
4. Screen accuracy. The 4.3 inch LCD2 merits its classification by chip.de as the best LCD screen in a sub 5'' smartphone.
5. Games... XBOX games are great, and there is a good selection of games for my 6 year old daughter.
6. Ease of use... my daughter can call me, her mom, use this phone with ease. Thanks to pinned mom and dad contacts with picture. Great if you are divorced.
7. Reception. Both my 8X have good reception, much better than the iPhone 3G, 4 and 4S I have had. Also better than my former Lumia 900.
8. Sound. Beats Audio. It is better, no question.
9. Stability... I have had no reboots, no freezes. Comparing that to other first OS releases, this is a good start.
10. Design. I just love the design of the 8X, look and especially the feel.
11. Very easy to install security certificates in WP over IE10.
12. Very good camera.
13. Up to 7 hours of HSPA+ surfing in medium brightness.
14. Front camera is great for Skype.
1. Sometimes when I use my Jabra hands free headset, it calls up a contact when I end the Bluetooth connection. This is lock screen.
2. Inability to download and resend documents like PDF, WORD and EXCEL files. THIS IS BAD!
3. Email tries to sync while in WLAN mode even if the connection is cut in lock screen, obvious in the battery meter chart.
4. No separate volume control for phone and music.
OneX+ This is where the OneX+ is better than anything I have had.
1. Screen size. Less DPI but more screen, just makes typing great. Also brighter than 8X screen.
2. Beats audio Sound.
3. Many free available apps.
4. Great Sense interface and great looks of the widgets.
5. 64Gb is cool. Lots of music, pictures and stuff.
6. No need for .Net 4.5... simply hook up to PC and copy the files.
7. Battery life. Since the last patch, I went from 5 1/2 hours to 8 hours of surfing in Auto Brightness over WLAN.
8. Chrome with flash is cool.
9. Very good camera with more extras than 8X, like lenses. (Nokia has copied this idea for the Lumia 920)
10. Good phone speaker.
11. Skype is great to use, runs in background... seems +/- stable.
12. Auto app update works well, better than on WP8.
13. Ok, the Tegra3 in the OneX+ is quite fast. Fast enough for a fluid Android experience.
Where Android is Lousy in hurts the OneX+
1. Email. This is STONE AGE quality. Works great with Google mail, for the rest you need apps, like Outlook app and Moxier for Exchange.
2. Contact system. Total crap. You can not even create local groups, all must be over your Google account.
3. Stability: Have about 1 Freeze every 72 hours. WLAN on/off function in an encrypted network and maybe also Skype seem culprits. Hard to say.
4. Apps are data thieves. Where on WP8 you can get apps that will not download much or anything from your phone... Android just observes you like big brother and most apps record who you are calling.
5. Ability to see everything with a file manager comes with the ability to blast everything if you are not good at IT.
6. Charging time... Never had a phone that recharges so slowly. Mine will usually require nearly 4 hours to fill up from 20%
7. I can only attach documents under the Outlook app. Does not seem to work with Moxier mail. But at least I can do it.
8. Hill Billy style auto correct... No way to disable it in stock Android and the ability to have two languages does not help when you use 3 or more. Underline only in WP8 is superior.
Right now, I will keep my OneX+ a while. Until I can do all with a WP8 device with 64Gb. Android... seems like an eternal BETA to me... In the end I want the power, ease of use and stability of WP8 with lots more memory and the ability to attach documents like on Android. Like that OneX+ running WP8 would be just fine! Even if it only had a dual core S4.
(PS. Revised this to make it easier to read. Thx. for telling me to do that.)
Last edited by Coolknight1968; 11-29-2012 at 05:57 AM.
- 11-28-2012, 07:58 AM #2
This was a rather long winded post! I actually thought about doing something like you mention though. I have an 8x (which I am going to sell because I decided to go the Lumia 920 route) and I still have my HTC One X. Recently that One X+ was looking really good as a main, but I decided to just stick it out with windows phones. My wife likes windows phones and for the most part I like to use the same OS as my wife. The only thing that keeps me away from Android is that there is a sense of lack of uniformity and things just seem to get jumbled up. Probably because of my own doing with all the meaningless apps I downloaded.
The One X is by far THE BEST FEELING PHONE EVER. I think the only downside to the phone's looks is the way the camera protrudes and the lens just looks huge. The 8x has a nice simple looking lens. I really miss the functions of the One X camera though. the rapid shots and the ability to take pics while recording a video and then you can actually go back in the video and take pics within the video....awesome. If that was on a windows phone, it would've been a match made in heaven. Functional wise, i don't think anyone "beats" the One X camera. Quality wise, well yeah there is better. I mean the One X even could do HDR shots as well which is great.
But I share your disappointment with WP inability so save attachments to the phone. Such an oversight in my opinion. Some people say it's because we dont have access to a file system. So why not make the files easily recognizable and then set aside a space for .doc files, .wmv files, etc.
- 11-28-2012, 08:45 AM #3
Well on WP8, we can access our files using a USB cable. You just need to install .NET 4.5 first. I see no reason why MS would not allow a Documents folder in which we could create some folders for PDF, DOC and XLS files.
For me, that is also my primary grippe with WP8... We need the ability to save and resend files, badly...
11-28-2012, 06:30 PM #5
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12-12-2012, 05:24 AM #7
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I know I am jumping in on an old thread but I have had issues with my 8X and onto the 3rd one already. This one works a charm but I have been really annoyed. That said I have been with WP since day 1 literally I rushed out at 8am and was the first person in store to buy my HD7. I love WP and have a lot of money invested in apps etc. That said I didn't think it would matter but I am really struggling with the 16gb for music and since being spoilt with beats my zune sounds weak and old.
Now comes the cat in the pigeons as I kicked off about my first 2 not working Phones4u have now offered a straight swap for a OneX+. with 64gb and beats as well as quad core and cisco anyconnect client etc I am having a real hard time not jumping on it. As someone who has used both I would love to know if the beats on the onex+ is as good as the 8x (that has extra hardware not just software like the onex+). Also is the feel of the phone as smooth and slick ie touch screen as sensitive etc. My last use of Android was my HTC Desire so I still have this old image of it in my head but then I used my wife's note 2 for a bit and it seems slick as anything.
Basically I want to know if I am just being an MS fanboi not wanting to give up on my 8x or is the onex+ actually as good but with more memory? After all its over £100 more expensive?
- 12-12-2012, 06:13 PM #9
Will look once more, but it does not seem to work from the pdf app in WP8. As to my Android, I got a bunch of HTC updates, did a hard reset and now it behaves and I can attach docs to all my email accounts. I must say... the OneX+ with Sense is not bad at all... I like it way better than iOS.
12-12-2012, 06:41 PM #10
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You may not be able to with a PDF in Microsoft PDF Reader, PDF Reader is terrible. I just forward the email the PDF was in, or I can share it from Box app.
Adobe Reader for WP7 could, hopefully Adobe Reader comes to WP8 or someone writes something new.
12-13-2012, 05:21 AM #11
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You have to install .Net 4.5 on a computer to be able to use your phone as USB drive? Maybe that's the limit. I guess i will just buy the HTC Butterfly instead of HTC 8x. WP are great and i am a WP lover, but too many crazy restrictions. I am just getting sick of it...
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