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Pre order HTC 8X Windows Phone Sim Free for £398.98 from Unlocked Mobiles

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Recently announced HTC Windows 8 flagship device. I was considering Nokia Lumia 920, but if this will be cheaper I can go this.

Specs: http://www.htc.com/www/smartphones/htc-wp-8x/#specs

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    UnclePotter
    I was looking at the Nokia 920,how is the HTC better?
    JMC39
    UnclePotter
    I was looking at the Nokia 920,how is the HTC better?


    I'm not convinced it is. Personally, having off-line maps with Nokia is a huge plus. Still, glad to see these flagship phones haven't been given a silly price (well compared to other phones).
    becknise
    I may go for this if Lumia 920 is costlier
    glenner
    I thought Nokia Maps were going to be on all Windows 8 Phones regardless of make?
    imotep
    Nokia seems to be better with all the application support and accessories like wireless charging stands, charger speakers, unique touch sensitivity and there is pureview camera. I will wait for the reviews of the both phone's screen and camera.
    But I don't think there will be huge difference, if htc 8x is considerably cheaper, I can go for it.
    imotep
    glenner
    I thought Nokia Maps were going to be on all Windows 8 Phones regardless of make?


    http://conversations.nokia.com/2012/06/20/nokia-drive-for-all-windows-phone-8-smartphones/

    It seems you are right. So one plus is gone from Nokia :))

    Edited By: imotep on Sep 20, 2012 14:56: typo
    Mattwood1
    @glenner yes, its also cross platform - on android via play store.
    Monkeybusiness
    Mattwood1
    @glenner yes, its also cross platform - on android via play store.


    Staggeringly stupid of Nokia.

    The only reason I've been considering getting a Nokia again and they give it away for free.

    Weirdly, a quick google showed a Nokia executive boasting about how clever they were to do this. Guess they really don't want to sell any phones.
    maverik_77
    Monkeybusiness
    Mattwood1
    @glenner yes, its also cross platform - on android via play store.


    Staggeringly stupid of Nokia.

    The only reason I've been considering getting a Nokia again and they give it away for free.

    Weirdly, a quick google showed a Nokia executive boasting about how clever they were to do this. Guess they really don't want to sell any phones.


    They would have been pressured by Microsoft to give it to other manufacturers. Navigation being free for Android and IOS it seems to be logical from microsoft's point of view.

    Edited By: maverik_77 on Sep 20, 2012 14:57
    pete1993
    Telegraph: Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer praises HTC’s new devices as "beautiful"

    http://cdn.pocket-lint.com/images/HGwf/htc-now-lead-windows-phone-8-partner-0.jpg?20120920-093144

    Hmm... :p
    agolding
    suprised at only £400, might well be cheaper pay as you go on release at 3 then, shall be picking it up if its £100 less than the lumia for sure
    mightyforest
    mmm looks like my network (three ) will be getting this, upgrade time
    olivermills6
    JMC39
    UnclePotter
    I was looking at the Nokia 920,how is the HTC better?


    I'm not convinced it is. Personally, having off-line maps with Nokia is a huge plus. Still, glad to see these flagship phones haven't been given a silly price (well compared to other phones).


    HTC 8X will be about £100 cheaper, and will match the Lumia 920 in many areas. While losing out on camera quality, storage space and wireless charging, its camera is still excellent, and it makes up for it with the highest PPI (pixels per inch) of any top phone at 342 compared with the Lumia's 332 I think. Also, for me, 4.3" is the more desirable screen size, and the HTC 8X is considerably lighter and slightly thinner I believe. Obviously, personal preference will come into play, but both phones look lovely. It's worth remembering that wireless charging comes at a cost. At the moment, I am thinking HTC 8X because I do like HTC and want them to keep making great Windows Phones.
    hammeredpizza
    Good price, but 16 GB with no room for expansion leaves it feeling needlessly restricted.
    d3k
    Cold as its not an iPhone 5
    mightyforest
    d3k
    Hot as its not an iPhone 5


    agree :)
    ah_heng
    isn't the phone looks like a Lumia 900???
    jg213
    I want to get the 920 but Im not sure about the size. I remember when the Galaxy Nexus came out, I thought that was too big and I thin the 920 is about the same size. I prefer the size of this phone though but the Nokia has all the features that I want. Use the screen with your gloves on in winder, the anti shake thing etc. I'm also tempted to get an iphone 5 but I do dislike Apple and their restrictions and that you have to pay for everything.

    Its a shame w8 taking so long to come to the market.
    Certinfy
    Very interested what the contract prices for this and the Lumia 920 will be now.
    aurinje
    I would get the 920 if it's a similar price, it has induction (wireless) charging, a better screen (I would point out at this point that once you get past 300PPI the figure is irrelevant and it's actually colour saturation, contrast and blacks that make a screen, which is immense on the Lumia) and the PureView image sensor which is immense. Takes way better video and picture than any other smartphone. Oh and it should have a micro-sd slot too :D.

    Having said all of this, I've had 3 HTC windows phones and they were all amazing so this would definitely be my second choice behind having my third Lumia :D.

    I would go for hot as not an iPhone 5. Barely update a phone and increase the price, that's the apple way!

    Edited By: aurinje on Sep 21, 2012 23:22

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