- 09-20-2012, 06:40 AM #1
Seriously.....is it a crime to add some color to a phone? Is it a crime to square off your phones to better embody the whole windows phone tile scene? Plus, I read somewhere that MS encouraged them to go more for that look to make Windows Phone 8 stand apart from others. Plus to me there are tons of glaring differences when you look at them front and back.
Bezels are different
Camera lens area looks different
Nokias are more glossy, HTC more matte finish
HTC more narrow and plus the 8s has that two-toned look
Nokia has a more defined top and bottom area. Meaning, I can actually stand it up on it's top or bottom edge on a table, you can't do that with the HTC 8 series.
The colors they use are similar, but still different.
Power buttons in different areas.
Speaker/LED area on HTC is bigger and colored like the phone.
Those are the ones that stand out. I don't see why so many people are saying SUE. The new apple Nano looks way more like a Lumia than the HTC 8 series.
Windows Phone 8X by HTC Overview - HTC Smartphones
Nokia Lumia 920 - Windows Phone with PureView Camera - Nokia - USA
Apple - iPod nano with Multi-Touch.
Just saying....can't we all just be happy that we have some GREAT choices in Windows Phones coming up this holiday season? I truly believe you can't go wrong with either. Even the Ativ....can't go wrong. But my money is with either HTC or Nokia.
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- 09-20-2012, 06:48 AM #3
I don't want to say this because I like Lumia and I like WP8, but it seems Nokia fans are a bit hurt by that move HTC made. Why? I don't know. If the Lumia is dope, then it will sell. Nokia is emerging as a top OEM again and the Nokia fans that left them are coming back and don't want anyone else to get in the way of their legacy. C'mon Nokia fans...it's windows phone. Don't you want windows phone to win in general?
- 09-20-2012, 07:01 AM #4
You have a document or source of this claim that HTC came up with the design idea 2 weeks after the Nokia event? And even still, the square and the color spectrum is free to use by all accounts. Now I could see if there were more similarities, but thats it...a square and colors.
- 09-20-2012, 07:10 AM #5
you can only do so much with a cell phone design, especially with whats already been done... we are bound to have phones that look alike. and even if they did copy nokias theme, who cares? i like it!WP Central - Super Member
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- 09-20-2012, 07:11 AM #6
I will say HTC got inspired by Nokia's N9 and Lumia range. After all, Nokia was the first phone manufacturer to go with polycarbonate and they are the first to go with funky colours.
HTC being second will invoke calls of being a copycat. Still, I can see the differences.
- 09-20-2012, 07:14 AM #7
I rather like the HTC design better, but I don't think that could have achieved that and had a bigger battery. So I think the battery design was a compromise on the battery and screen size. Bigger screen makes you need a bigger battery in most cases. So the design won out. Just an opinion of mine of course. I wish I could get into those guys' heads. lol.
09-20-2012, 07:53 AM #8
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The issue with current Windows Phone owners is that they don't care about OEMs other than Nokia and would be happy to see them bankrupt. They don't realise that ALL OEMs need to be successful if Windows Phone is to be widely adopted. iPhone fans get criticised a lot because they're ready to buy any new iteration without even knowing what it will be like and the truth is a lot of Windows Phone owners act just like that with Lumia phones.
09-20-2012, 08:08 AM #9
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It definitely looks like HTC saw that Nokia choosing to offer colors was a start of a trend. They are following that trend.
That's all. If they got the idea from Nokia, who cares? As long as they differentiated themselves enough to make it their own.
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09-20-2012, 08:16 AM #10
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I am planning on purchasing a Lumia 920, but only reason I decided that over the 8x is because of the amount of storage space. Both are solid phones and should do well on the shelves.
**** for all we know MS themselves said hey release the phone in a couple bold colors to show the WP8 is a new, bold, OS like nothing else.
- 09-20-2012, 09:27 AM #14
But look, I am glad HTC was inspired to go with this design language. At least WP fans get the luxury of choice and Nokia will get some benefits out of this too. I mean, just look at the amount of mentions the L920 got when the iPhone announcement came up, and now the HTC announcement. Nokia doesn't need to pay for the ads, it has them with the insane comparisons the tech blogs are doing.
09-20-2012, 09:41 AM #15
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Somebody tell me just one thing that hasn't been "copied" in the cell phone world. Touchscreens, slide keyboards, cameras, flips, bars, slabs.....everything is copied. I like the term that was used in an earlier post...trends. Cell phones are very trendy and those trends will constantly change. So it looks like colorfull phones will be the new trend. Credit Nokia for starting the trend and move on and have a great day! Tomorrow it might just be phones made of wood........I'm a WP7.8!
- 09-20-2012, 09:41 AM #16
That's not even close to what I said. I'm saying that the phones only have color in common, their design are vastly different.
Besides Nokia didn't do the wild color thing until the Lumia 920, They only had white,Cyan,Black and Magenta.
HTC 8X add more wild colors, but Nokia was also working in more wild colors. Hence both phones coming out in a wide spectrum of colors. You can't make a phone in 2 weeks, the 8X/8S series where carefully though out.
- 09-20-2012, 09:47 AM #17
- 09-20-2012, 09:56 AM #18
Well yeah, you can already see that HTC was using Polycarbonate on their OneX design. But they didn't choose the colors by copying Nokia.
Nokia didn't had a Red or Yellow phone until the 920. Both where working on it at roughly the same time.
HTC looks better, Lumia has better specs.
- 09-20-2012, 02:32 PM #20
I agree. Imho, Nokia has got a great design with their Lumia 800, 900, and 920 (+ I think the 820 is cool too!)
HTC as well has a nice design in their 8S and 8X.
Both series are made from colorful polycarponate unibody plastic designs (I believe I read they both are somewhere) but I think they are very different in design. All very cool handsets.
Please stop sounding like Apple. ;)
- 09-20-2012, 03:23 PM #21
Superficially, I think people are calling HTC a copycat because well from a distance and from the general look, it speaks of the more prevalent Lumia line.
Personally, I don't find anything really wrong with it. Like I said in another thread, I dig the color palette. I just wish HTC could've done a bit more to stand out. There's much to play around with in terms of options in bezel height and widths, size of capacitive buttons, casing materials, trim, etc. Overall it just kind of smacks of taking the easy/safe route, unless MS commanded the requirements.
- 09-20-2012, 04:02 PM #23
Also to elaborate my point above, what I'm getting at is how HTC was known for its iconic design about, what 5-7 years ago? I mean, I could be wrong, but wasn't there a time when everyone was still using plastic for the majority of their phones but HTC came out and started using nice metal finishes, etc? I could've sworn they helped popularized that look if not widely recognized for it.
It's exactly that, that I'm personally disappointed in. The 8X and 8S while still great looking phones, nevertheless should really pop out more and scream HTC and not have any confusion with Nokia however slight.
- 09-20-2012, 09:52 PM #24
I think it's sour grapes, like Apple's claim to have invented touchscreen rectangles with rounded corners.
Ironically, there's really no reason for Nokia to fear HTC (if they play their cards right). If Nokia sold the 920 at a price similar to HTC's on all three US carriers, they'd demolish HTC (assuming the 920 delivers the promised specs).
Instead, Lumia 920 is likely shipping at a higher price and as a carrier exclusive. It's not a volume play, as a result.
HTC will succeed because it's a very good phone at a great price on all major US 4G carriers, not because its phone "looks like a Lumia." 8X is HTC's Acura to Nokia's BMW 7 series.
Exclusivity = low volumes. Ubiquity means high volumes. Samsung proved this with the Galaxy line and I suspect HTC will prove this again with the Windows Phone 8X and 8S lines.