- 11-16-2012, 05:52 AM #4
It is quite awesome. Here's what I posted last night, on Verizon's forums, about it, after only spending really a few minutes with it:
Ok... Given WalMart's FREE price, and Best Buy's price match, and my wife's willingness to accept a hand-me-down should Verizon get a 9xx, I went ahead and picked up an 822 tonight.
I've only had it an hour. I just got home, so I've hardly handled it, but first off, I'm shocked by how light it is. It's actually lighter than Trophy. And believe it or not, thinner. It's going to take some getting used to, using one hand, and I think I'm going to want a case for it, just to make it a bit more substantial in my hand. It just feels to thin to me... But that's me, and I like something a bit thicker, just a personal preference. From the pictures, I really thought it would be thicker.
The screen is GORGEOUS. Compared to Trophy, well, let's not even compare it to Trophy. Compared to 8x (Went to the Verizon store first, just because I wanted to see them side by side), I really think it made the 8x screen look a tad washed out. 8x looks good, don't get me wrong, but next to it, 822 really pops.
And I'm sitting here at my dining table, with the lights dimmed, and I just turned it on for a moment, and wow, it does something no other phone I've had has ever done. It is a LOT dimmer given the ambient light. I've had other phones that SAID that they got dimmer, but this one GETS dimmer. NICE.
11-16-2012, 11:45 AM #5
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I was too surprised how nice of a build quality the 822 is. I feel bad for jumping to conclusions when the pictures leaked. However, I don't like the glossy white. I was hoping for a matte finish, so I'm probably going to get the black. I'm not sure about the grey though, is it Matte? I guess I should call customer service. The 8x wasn't in stock yet, so before I make a decision, still want to check it out side by side. However, 822 is definitely worth seeing for yourself and you might be surprised like many of us are. I also heard the 8x camera is pretty bad for being flagship, so 822 might have an edge in almost every feature except design and FFC.
11-16-2012, 01:15 PM #8I love selling WP8 to my friends and colleagues!
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- 11-16-2012, 01:56 PM #10
I went an looked at the 822 and the 8X at my Verizon store. Both were nice and but I prefer the 822 for a couple of reasons. The height of the 8X screen makes it a reach for my (apparently short) thumbs. Also, the power button on the top is weird. I have the Trophy and think I will love the side power button of the 822. I have a black one on order from my business rep and it was $49.
- 11-17-2012, 08:13 PM #13
- 11-18-2012, 08:39 AM #14
Not to turn this into an 822 vs 8X thread, but I switched to an 822 yesterday, partly because it feels better in the hand, and the buttons seem more responsive.
One other thing I noticed - while it seems that you can't currently disable soft key haptic feedback in Windows Phone 8, the 822's version of it is MUCH milder than the 8x. Mild enough that I don't care about it so much anymore.
- 11-18-2012, 09:01 AM #15
This phone has much more positives then negatives. The only real issue for me so far is the camera but with a few adjustments and a learning curve I think it will be fine. The battery life is awesome and so far the hourly drain is around 3% but I also don't have too much running in the background. The size and feel is also a plus, pretty much all around a nice device!
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