- 02-04-2013, 12:36 PM #1
Traditionally I am a BB user, and this year I decided to also explore other non-Android/non-IOS platforms (just a personal preference). I am currently considering the HTC 8X, and I need to clarify something before I make my final decision.
I recently read that some HTC 8X users on Tmobile were experiencing straight to voicemail calls and/or not receiving SMS/MMS messages and then getting them flooded after toggling airplane mode ON/OFF. I need to know if this issue has been resolved. Also, do you think this is an HTC issue or T mobile issue?
Minor Concern: I searched, but couldn't find the answer...I love using my mobile phones in landscape mode. Can anyone tell me if you can call, send all messages/emails, browse, and use apps in landscape mode? Please specify which things you can or can not do in landscape.
The above minor concern has been answered...thanks to all who helped me understand the landscape mode features! :) I still would like comments about the Major issue and overall satisfaction with the device. Thanks again! :)
Lastly, please tell me overall if you are pleased. I'm not concerned with apps, just functionality, speed, display, ease of use, etc. Thanks so much for any all all of your help! :)
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- 02-04-2013, 12:43 PM #2
I don't use TMobile so I'll leave that for someone else...
I do all my email typing in landscape though, I can not type with my thumbs at all, so I use my index fingers. Most browsing and read my RSS feed is all landscape too. But, for the apps...it is all up to the developer. You are in the minority with wanting to use your phone 'sideways'...so it isn't a crazy popular option....but it is there.
- 02-04-2013, 01:02 PM #3
- 02-04-2013, 01:06 PM #5----
My Device History circa 2007:
Nokia 1020 > Nokia 920 > Nokia 900 > HTC Titan > HP Pre 3 > HP Veer > Palm Pre 2 > HTC Evo > Palm Pre > iPhone 3G > iPhone
02-04-2013, 01:13 PM #6
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If this is all you are concerned about, "functionality, speed, display, ease of use, etc", then you will love this phone.
I have this phone on Tmobile and I do not have those missed SMS and mms problems. In my area, Northwest Indiana, I have had problems regarding reception that in turn led to me not knowing I had missed calls, SMS, mms, etc. If anything its Tmobiles doing with the other ppl experiencing those issues because it seems like they're always having tower problems.
Things you CANNOT do in landscape:
You can not call someone in landscape mode. Your "aggregated call history" you cannot view in this mode,
the marketplace doesn't support it,
HTC's specific "hub" (clock tile) doesn't support it,
Music, Game, People hubs, Wallet
Thing YOU CAN use in lm
individuals call histories
Calender, settings, calculator, messaging, Nokia Drive, IE, E-mail, maps, alarm
I am very plz with my phone after the Portico update. Yours will already have it. Battery life is great. I have this phone for school, and I can't begin to tell you how resourceful this phone has come to be. Recording lessons and pasting it into OneNote, keeping my school and work email accounts organized and generally getting things done MUCH faster than my S3. The best part of it all is that it took me months before I got the correct setup. It basically forced me to decide things that are necessary. Using the lock screen and start screen gives me enough notifications, some may need a "Center", but this way is just fine. My most important notifications will always be on my lock screen, while my fun, and miscellaneous apps take up the rest, being my start screen.
Trust me, you won't be disappointed
- 02-04-2013, 02:14 PM #8
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- 02-04-2013, 02:26 PM #11
- 02-04-2013, 02:38 PM #12
Also...THIS is a Toast Notification, but also the same size bar is what you will see when you are on a phone call, the blue at the top.:
It works FINE when you are on the start screen or in any native apps, but if an app has information in that top 1 cm, you won't be able to click it while you are on a phone call.
- 02-04-2013, 03:38 PM #15
You could not have chosen better words! "functionality, speed, display, ease of use" are exactly what the Windows Phone OS is built around!
I'm in love with my 8x! My only problem is that sim error. (I don't think tmo has that issue) The phone is fast, lightweight, and absolutely gorgeous! It really is a head turner! Do get a case though, I feel they might be a little delicate.Phones: Nokia Lumia Icon, Nokia Lumia 928, HTC Windows Phone 8x, HTC Trophy
PMP: Zune HD 32, Zune 80, Zune 4, Zune 30
Tablet: Surface 2, Surface for Windows RT
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