- 01-07-2013, 05:24 PM #1
I have faced such a difficult decision with my 8x...coming from a 920, i have become spoiled...the camera on my 8x is horrible. Well not horrible but it could be a lot better.
Not to mention that this is the second 8x i've owned in a week's time that is rebooting still...did it twice yesterday.
So today I called VZW and had them do an exchange for my 8x to get a DNA.
I really actually despise Android's operating system BUT i do want to test out the DNA and see if it is HTC's camera that is causing me trouble or is it the software that is causing me trouble.
Personally, I thought about just getting an 822 but after using the 810 originally on tmobile getting the 920 on At&t last month...for me to go back to an 822, i felt like it would be a huge downgrade.
Never used Jellybean Android OS so maybe android has gotten...better?
i am just disappointed simply because I absolutely love this OS & the UI and i remember the lag and lack of support from Android(though it does seem that HTC/Verizon/Microsoft is not supporting this 8x since we've yet to get portico). I got so many people interested in not only the operating system and the phones and a lot of questions and curious looks at my red 8x.
Tomorrow I am going to give the DNA a go camera wise and i swear if it is just the fact HTC's camera's suck I will be sending it right back and I'll just deal with the rebooting.
Is there any suggestions as to what to do to help the rebooting stop, i'd like to know...i literally have no apps on this phone aside from fhotoroom and metrotube and freda+.
I am just so disappointed and annoyed(ever since i left my 920) and tried to make it work with the 8x and I am having a tough time.
01-07-2013, 05:30 PM #2
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Don't get a Droid DNA. HTC is HTC, they are even worse on Android. The 8x is like by far their best product. But if you insist on going HTC, just wait for the HTC M7 that is going to be announced at the MWC. MWC is February so best to wait until you see the GS4, HTC M7, and the Surface phone.
Normally I never suggest waiting because technology moves fast but MWC is literally just a month away so.......
- 01-07-2013, 06:07 PM #4
my friend has a DNA. and she hates it. Battery life is horrible. can't even last a full day
- 01-07-2013, 06:19 PM #5
I would actually just stick with the 8X and wait for the portico update to arrive. My T-mobile 8X is as stable as can be and it takes pretty good pictures. Battery life is amazing too, it's everything a battery should be.
- 01-07-2013, 08:04 PM #8
Droid DNA is sexy hardware but not sure about software.HTC Droid Incredible(2 replacements) --> Nokia Lumia 900(Briefly)/Apple iPhone 4s --> Nokia Lumia 920(3 replacements) --> BlackBerry Z10(2 replacements) --> HTC One(3 replacements) --> Samsung Galaxy S4(Briefly) --> iPhone 5 --> iPhone 6+
- 01-07-2013, 08:26 PM #9
After all, it's been a little while since i used android so the lack of animations/tiles and the lag of the os should quickly come back and annoy me to the point i'll come back to WP.
I am counting on it actually.
That said i don't have a lot of options....had i had an att i'd have a much bigger choice of android phones to choose from besides the dna(Verizon's android line-up is abysmal...it was either an overhyped GS3 or Gnote or DNA...i don't want motorola and the rest of their offerings are lame/old)
Of course that said if i was on at&t i'd never have used an 8x and been happy with my 920 :P
Phone rebooted on me a few mins ago when i was on the phone on hold....
- 01-07-2013, 08:48 PM #11
i owned an 810 and i gave it to my little brother when were going to move to At&t and i got my 920....But we saw att sucked where we moved to so we moved to verizon.
granted, i could've asked him to give it back to me but i am not a bad brother like that and he adores the **** out of that phone lol(He calls it an Xbox phone...says Lumia sounds girly, smh).
It's been about a month since i used it but i didn't have ANY issues out of that except for when i hotswapped the memory card from the lumia 810 to another device and it would mess the date up and all that stuff.
My 810 was awesome...these 2 8x i have owned...smh
- 01-07-2013, 09:19 PM #13
01-08-2013, 07:05 AM #14
- 212 Posts
I've got 3 8x's in my family. Two of them have been absolutely great. Great battery life, great performance, smooth operating.... and 1 of them has had SIM errors, reboots, random shut offs, etc. This has to be a hardware issue. Sent the bad one back and waiting to get a replacement. It's unfortunate that you seem to have gotten a replacement with the same issue. I don't think the reboot issue is the norm but rather the exception.
01-08-2013, 10:13 AM #16
- 12 Posts
Just came over here from Android Galaxy S3 and I had apple before too. I have the 8X no issues at all. I love this phone. I hope more apps continue to come along, but I will not be going back. My phone has never rebooted. Odd you have had two. Maybe its an App you are using?
01-08-2013, 02:34 PM #19
- 123 Posts
Mines starting to crackle on in coming ring. Reboot fixes it, but I am starting to think if I keep seeing this I will be removing another app. I just don't get how one app can screw the phone up, but it seems to be the case here. Last app was a food diary and now I get crackling noises. I thought apps didn't have that kind of level clearance?
01-08-2013, 06:40 PM #22
- 3 Posts
I hope that you will stick it out and that the carrier will follow through on getting you a non wonky phone. I had a droid razr for the last year, and finally bailed on android because I couldn't take how buggy and laggy that OS is. I find iOS too constricted. WP8 has been a revelation, it is fantastic, it has the smoothness and efficiency of iOS with the customization and user control of Android. I know the grass is greener since you have unfortunately had a faulty 8x, but going to Android would be a mistake IMO.
- 01-09-2013, 02:47 PM #24
Thing is, the DNA isn't available over here or else I may have considered it too. The name Droid DNA just sounds so weirdly awesome to me, plus it has Sense which I love. Although prefer Metro to Sense on a phone, but only just.
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