It’s that time again. Time to choose a new Windows Phone device. One to suit your everyday life, with the specs you’re looking for, and the particular style you’re looking for. A “daily driver” to represent you and everything you are as a person, almost like a physical biography…. Okay, maybe not that deep.
For a tech nerd like me, it’s the equivalent of fashionistas choosing what brand they wear. Or not unlike the “fanboy” mentality of Apple fans. I have chosen – and been a fan of – HTC over the competition since Windows Phone 7 first launched in October-November of 2010, for several reasons. In the HTC Surround, I liked the slide-out speaker, which looked unique and sounded PHENOMENAL. I still have it and it is just now starting to fail on me! Regarding my HTC Titan, I love the size of the screen and the quality of the LCD over the other WP competition. The AMOLED screen in the Samsung devices and Lumia 900 looks amazing, briefly, then it just looks overdone. The colors look over-exaggerated, which looks un-natural, and that bothers me. I’ve also spoken several times about my HTC Titan’s camera quality and how the pictures I take with both the rear camera and front-facing camera rival, if not exceed, that of any other device out right now (excluding the new round of Windows Phone 8 devices).
All this being said, it’s more than safe to say that I’m carrying on with my Windows Phone tradition by getting the HTC Windows Phone 8X when it launches on AT&T. I was hoping that HTC would really bring it this time. I was pleasantly surprised when they announced the 8X, a device with, surprisingly, a higher pixel density than both the iPhone 5 AND the Lumia 920, all the modern nuances of their HTC One X for Android, the lovely, vibrant, eye-catching colors, a beautiful new Windows Phone OS, Beats Audio, and a seemingly new austerity on HTC’s behalf. It looks like they’re taking things super seriously this time around! What color am I getting? Probably “Flame Red” since red is my favorite color. Maybe “California Blue” depending on what it looks like in person. I’m still a little unsure on that.
This is not to say that Nokia is not doing great things, or doesn’t have a good device in the 920. Nokia is great. I love what Nokia is doing. Their phones are incredibly good and they’re really bringing some attention to the OS. I’m a loyal consumer, and tend to stick with a particular product or company until they make me mad, go out of business, or release a product that is just horrible. None of these are true with Nokia. I’m just a bigger fan of HTC.
So what do you readers think? I know we’ve got some HTC 8X fans out there. Is anyone planning on getting an 8X? Or getting the Limelight Yellow at that?
By the way, in case you missed it, Andrew wrote a great article on HTC’s new 8X and 8S line. You can find it HERE. Check it out.
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