Most new-device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review.
Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity.
For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s follow-up coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not many people revisit the device to see how it feels a few weeks or months later, because everyone’s already focused on the next big deal coming down the pipe.
So let’s do something about that. Let’s see how we feel about devices when they’re not shiny and new anymore. This is After The Buzz.
HTC’s new Windows Phone 8X is the result of a direct collaboration with Microsoft. Just as we know signature Windows PCs in the market, both companies are marketing this device as a Signature Windows Phone, even if Microsoft and Nokia led you to believe the same from the Lumia brand.
So, how good or bad is it to spend a couple of weeks with a Signature Windows Phone? Is it really worth it to spend an extra $100 on this device when you could get other Windows Phones at more competitive price-points and features? It’s really a tough question to answer, but that’s why we decided to spend episode 11 with the 8X. We hope this video helps you decide if this phone is worth your money or not.