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Good: WP8 it's not android or ios
Bad: battery life
Comment: Lazy Journalism app who cares about apps
If anything a lack of apps is a good thing who needs 1,000 spirit level apps to chose from?
Is the Phone good ?????
YES it is .
Battery life could be better
Good: As with most WP operating systems; the interface is very crisp, vibrant and quick. Applications run smoothly and very very rarely every freeze. Aesthetically looks very nice with its variety of colours and cleverly shaped edges to make it look thinner than it actually is. The 'People Hub' is great and facilitates the transfer of your phonebook from your previous phone very well if you sync up your contacts with your Email.
Bad: The App market is baron, even by the Windows App market's standards. I previously owned an Omnia 7 and even though the selection of apps were limited it still provided a sufficient range of them. However it would seem HTC does not have the rights to many of these apps that Samsung and Nokia do. The battery life is relatively poor too and the fact that you cannot take the battery out might make things frustrating in the future.
Comment: Overall its nicely designed phone. It has the potential to be one of the best had it not been so severely handicapped in terms of the number and type of apps available.
If you're someone who just likes to use a phone for what it is, messaging, phonecalls, internet browsing and checking social media than this phone is perfect for you.
If, however, you're a person who really likes to utilize their phone for the multi-media platform it is with a variety of different games and apps then you might want to look at something else because you will find yourself very frustrated at the limited market and capacity of the phone.
Good: wonderful phone quick fast smooth used a blackbeery for 2 yrs prvious to that iphone 3gs and iphone 4 and wife uses galaxy s3 and being my first windos phone i like the feel of it
Bad: its a perfect phone
Comment: the phone was getting warm first and then hot n then hotter and i went to the operator the second day after i got it and they exchanged it straightaway and the same is happening to the exchanged handset and the only thing i use is mostly for is web browsing and emails whem am on the go other than the heating issue its a perfect phone
Good: Looks nice, exclusive Beats headphones, light weight/not chunky
Bad: Lack of apps - even though Nokia's Lumia is also Windows Phone, it has lots of incredible exclusive apps like Nokia Music and Maps, and HTC's lacking in anything like that. As stated above, the design is really good, but I think the Nokia Lumia 920's is even better. The camera isn't as good as the Lumia 920's, and it doesn't have wireless charging, 4G, even a radio, which the 920 all does have.
Comment: It's a cool phone and nice to use. It's lighter and thinner than the Nokia Lumia 920. However, the 920 has many many more advantages - a PureView camera, wireless charging, 4G, great Nokia apps etc. If you want a top Windows Phone 8 device, go Lumia 920 (I've used it and it's as good as a Galaxy S III, it really is!).
Good: The operating system is nice not as good as ios but not as bad as android
Bad: Not so great apps on the store
Comment: Maybe windows can do better
Good: its windows8
Comment: hmm its nice Windows 8 mobile, its different too others mobile Os..
some of more Loving Features of 8x see my link
Comment: I prefer the Nokia Lumia 920 not to keen on the HTC design.
Bad: copycat design from nokia
Comment: nokia leads, the others follow and try to copy. lumia 920, beautiful
Bad: no removable battery, no slot, not good image in full black night
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