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Will HTC make more Windows Phone 8 phones?

Is HTC still going to make Windows Phone 8 phones?

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Jun. 7, 2013 at 06:48

Maybe...

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 7, 2013 at 06:48

Maybe...

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 7, 2013 at 12:46

Since HTC have only made two genuinely impressive phones since 2010 (the Desire and the One) lets hope they stay well away from WP, their efforts so far haven't been inspiring...

mrew42  Jun. 7, 2013 at 13:41

The Sensation Xe and One X+ were every bit the equal of the SGS II & III.
It's just a shame they preceded them withe the Sensation and One X, which were indeed below par yet far from useless. By the time they 'got it right' no one noticed due to the confusion over model suffixes.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 7, 2013 at 13:58

The Sensation Xe and One X+ were every bit the equal of the SGS II & III.
It's just a shame they preceded them withe the Sensation and One X, which were indeed below par yet far from useless. By the time they 'got it right' no one noticed due to the confusion over model suffixes.

Taking an extra few months to "get it right" is not acceptable, the only two phones which HTC have got right first time around since they started using Android are the original Desire and the One.

Also, I question whether the XE was really a rival to the S2, overclocking the processor was hardly an ingenious way of reducing some of the horrific lag from the original Sensation. It also meant that if you OC'd the S2's Exynos chip, the gap between the two models opened up once again.

mrew42  Jun. 7, 2013 at 14:15

The XE wasn't overclocked. the original Sensation was underclocked.
I had my original running a Faux Kernel at 1,8Ghz so from stock 1.2Ghz it was a marked improvement.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 7, 2013 at 14:41

In fairness, the HTC 8X and 8S are arguably the most pleasant to handle WP8 handsets around. The Lumia's bigger (you can borrow these => " " <= for irony upgrade) success is down to the couple of distinguishing features Nokia throws into the bargain.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 7, 2013 at 14:43

So HTC deliberately crippled the Sensation? Their internal testing must have shown the horrific levels of lag which the phone suffered, why on Earth was it ever released in such a state is what I would be interested to know oO?

The S2 would go up to 1.6Ghz and remain stable, though it was smooth (or as smooth as any pre-project butter phone was) at its stock 1.2Ghz on the original firmware...though the auto-brightness was utterly sh*te.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 7, 2013 at 14:44

In fairness, the HTC 8X and 8S are arguably the most pleasant to handle WP8 handsets around. The Lumia's bigger (you can borrow these => " " <= for irony upgrade) success is down to the couple of distinguishing features Nokia throws into the bargain.
I'd still get to ATIV S if I was forced to use a WP device on a long term basis, it just looks more...civilised than all the silly coloured lumps from HTC and Nokia.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 7, 2013 at 15:00

In fairness, the HTC 8X and 8S are arguably the most pleasant to handle WP8 handsets around. The Lumia's bigger (you can borrow these => " " <= for irony upgrade) success is down to the couple of distinguishing features Nokia throws into the bargain.
I'd still get to ATIV S if I was forced to use a WP device on a long term basis, it just looks more...civilised than all the silly coloured lumps from HTC and Nokia.


Yeah, true. Although the 8X does look and feel a tad nicer. The 8S is a good little phone. Of course, there are more powerful devices available at its average price...

mrew42  Jun. 7, 2013 at 15:18

So HTC deliberately crippled the Sensation? Their internal testing must have shown the horrific levels of lag which the phone suffered, why on Earth was it ever released in such a state is what I would be interested to know oO?

The S2 would go up to 1.6Ghz and remain stable, though it was smooth (or as smooth as any pre-project butter phone was) at its stock 1.2Ghz on the original firmware...though the auto-brightness was utterly sh*te.


The stock 1.2Ghz was ok with ICS & JB but GB had a few issues, mainly down to sense itself. Running something like Apex it was quite alright. Soon as the XE came out and i found out the hardware was essentially identical (and someone unlocked the firmware) I was running at full tilt.
I reset it back to stock ICS before selling it and a friend of mine ended up buying it and thinks its the Dogs dooh-dahs . Go figure.

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