02-16-2013, 02:19 PM #26
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I just noticed that my 8x was actually made in Taiwan. That's good to know. I assumed all cell phone were made in the Peoples Republic these days.
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- 02-16-2013, 04:09 PM #27
02-16-2013, 05:54 PM #29
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Well, I never owned a Nokia phone (yes, my first phone was a Motorola xD), but I now own a HTC HD7, and must say, it survived a lot of drops and other things. I lived in Singapore for a couple of months and travelled around SE Asia, now I'm back in Switzerland with loads of snow and freezing temperatures. Had no issues what so ever with my HD7!! I am very surprised indeed! :D
02-17-2013, 02:08 AM #31
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Both HTC and Nokia have great build quality.
But, you must consider the fact that Nokia is currently not making enough 920s (and from what I've heard, too many 820s), and most of the problematic phones were the first batch (like most Nokia phones). On the other hand, HTC appears to have no problems with the supply of the 8X and 8S.
First of all, I admire Nokia's build quality. I still keep, and use, working Symbian phones, and you might infer that these are very old. My family's Asha phones, despite being thrown around multiple times, have only a few scratches on them. And, some of my classmates still use very old S60 5th Edition phones, which have obviously not been treated with care.
Any replacements were brought by:
A. Symbian (understandable)
B. How old the phone is
C. Battery life coming to an end
HTC's build quality is also great. A Nokia fanboy I know used to own an HTC Magician. And, any replacements of HTC products were brought about by:
A. Subpar battery life
B. Lack of any software updates
- 02-17-2013, 04:12 AM #32
tl;dr: Nokia's build quality USED to be good. HTC's is currently doing great.
02-17-2013, 11:44 AM #34
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I have been using the HTC 8X for two months now and am very pleased with it. It is just the right size, easy to hold and carry and very stable. The only minor annoyance is the camera button on the side. It is handy but I am always taking photos by accident. Not a big deal. My favorite feature is the dedicated back arrow. I had an IPhone previously and would have to close the program and come back in to get where I wanted. Battery life is excellent.
02-19-2013, 02:58 AM #35
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HTC largely still use their own homeland plants for their devices, although they also have a smaller plant in Brazil. Aside from the initial cosmetic issues of discoloration that seem to be going away, and the random reboots that appeared to be an OS and not a hardware related issue, I haven't heard of really anything negative of note about the 8x.
- 02-19-2013, 05:58 AM #36
02-19-2013, 07:33 AM #38
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I completely agree.
I've had x3 Lumia 920s and all have had defects of some kind. My current one, which I appear stuck with, has a light leak on the right of the buttons, a loose volume rocker and the GPS doesn't work all the time/ cuts out (must be a loose connector inside). On top of that I still haven't received Portico update from them.
My brother's 8x on the other hand has no build issues and received Portico upon its release way back in November!
HTC are miles ahead of Nokia IMHO.
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02-19-2013, 09:03 AM #39
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- 02-19-2013, 02:01 PM #41
- 02-20-2013, 03:59 AM #43
If you're in North America it will most certainly say made in Taiwan on it. Allthe HTC'sI have bought which date back 3 years now, the Wildfire, the Explorer, the Titan and the 8X all say made in Taiwan. The Legend which was from India unknowingly to me said made in China, but Chinese made models are most probably for the Chinese and Indian market only, where they can sell them cheaper. But yes, It will most probably be Taiwanese made. They will probably all be made in Taiwan.
02-22-2013, 09:00 AM #44
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I have owned the HD2, HD7 and not 8X. I have had zero issues with build quality on HTC's, aside from the discolouration issue with the 8X. I periodically clean it back to acceptable levels when I find the time.
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