Rated 5 out of 5Â by KaiB Awesome phone, great experience!
This phone is one of its kind! HTC did an awesome job in designing a phone that feels different, looks different and behaves different than anything else you will find. At the same time the user-experience is absolutely amazing and falls right in line with the new Windows Phone 8.
February 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by unluckygirl Don't drop it!
What ever you don't drop it!! The screen will shatter right away. I bought this phone 3 days ago and it works like a charm but today I accidently dropped it on the floor and the screen shattered! :(
April 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mrrrrrrrrrr Great smartphone!
Very good desing and generally great and easy in use!
August 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by CareerITGuy Best Phone I Have Owned
Had the phone 6 months now. Still love it. Better than my iPad and way better than my previous phone (Samsung Galaxy). The Widows interface is so good. I had one problem about 30 days ago where the phone loses it's connection. This a fairly common problem well documented around the web. Mine was fixed simply by replacing the SIM which T-Mobile did for free.
August 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Luisant817 HTC Windows 8X Review
Its a great phone,I like the screen size and display look really good. Also the sound on this phone is excellent. The phone design is one of the best I seen. Also has a great front facing camera and rear camera.
January 31, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 Seems slow
I have cleaned out photos and text messages and apps but no matter what i do it seems to lag. I have reset the phone once in the 5 months I have had it. Probably about to do it again.
July 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by DaveyD Really good, but has an issue
I really like the phone. Windows 8 Phone OS is awesome. The syncing with Skydrive and other Windows 8 devices is great. The phone has a cool design and runs generally well. Voice quality seems really good. The keyboard and auto suggest is amazing.
The only issue I have is the sound from applications seems to be distorted on occasion. Some forums have confirmed this. Not sure if it's on every phone, but as the distortion even comes through my Bluetooth in my car, it's probably software related, and I hope it will be fixed with a software update.
November 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ABCD1234EFGH5678 Awesome...HTC 8X
This phone is awesome.I love the live tiles.It is very easy to get to things on this phone.I recommend this phone to anyone and everyone.I also encourage people to at least look on the computer at this phone.This is my first time with a windows and it's great.This phone is GREAT...AWESOME.
November 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Ivanvu You just gotta love this amazing device!
Functional, capable with amazing design. It's HTC 8X!
Made from Gorilla Glass 2 with curved edges making the screen itself top of the range. It has 341 pixels per inch with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (720p) on a 4.3'' screen size. When you combine all of these things you are going to get amazing vivid colors, superb brightness and if you are in direct sunlight you can still see everything on your device. Crisp display is one of the things that separate this amazing device from others.
Dr Dre's Beats Audio technology is integrated in 8X, making it first Windows Phone 8 device that has Beats Audio technology integrated This is basically an amplifier in your headphone jack that will allow you to have very clear and amazing sound. Even if you are going to use large set of headphone it's going to be more then enough to pump the sound to them. This phone is going to take you seriously if you demand sound quality and it will provide it through multimedia, music and with voice calls.
One of big surprises when I got this phone in my hands is the camera, and dedicated camera button that should be a must have for mobile devices considering that we use our mobile camera more and more. Front camera has 2.1 megapixels and it's going to help you capture amazing clear shoots, and F2.0 aperture is going to make those shots even more amazing, While front camera can record 1080p video.
Main camera has 8 megapixels with auto focus and LED flash. BSI sensor is going to help with shots in low light environment It has F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens. Before pointing and shooting you can adjust shutter speed, color and resolution. The camera links you to a range of apps that are recommended for picture manipulation. While camera does not have burst more, nor panorama feature it's still amazing. My favorite is using it at 6 megapixels for taking wide screen shots, and 8 megapixel for very detailed shots that will really amaze you.
I just love the shape and the feel of the phone. It fits perfectly in my hand, pocket and on my desk. Colors are eye catching, and I can say that it draws a lot of attention because you don't see a lot of colored phones out there (mine is blue). Body curves make the phone very slim and you have a feeling that back just connects to the front of the phone. Back of the phone has an amazing finish that melts with your hand and it's not slippery so you can be sure that it will stay in your hand.
Embedded & rechargeable Li-ion Polymer battery with a capacity of 1800 mAh gives me more then a day of usage. With 3G and Wi-Fi activated it more then enough. Standby battery life is superb with 3 days with minimal use.
The phone uses Qualcomm's Snapdragon dual core 1.5Ghz processor with 1GB of RAM making it super fast, and user is presented with a fluid experience while using it. CPU and memory will allow you to keep that experience with everything you throw at it.
It supports fastest version of 3G, called HSPA+ that can really show you what speed is. GPS antenna with GLONASS allow you to use your favorite navigation apps from Marketplace. From connectivity you can find 3.5 mm audio jack, Bluetooth 3.1, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n and it's NFC capable.
One of biggest surprises that I got after connecting my 8X to my Ubuntu laptop is that file transfer works out of the box. You can understand my surprise that this works considering that Windows Phone OS is manufactured by Microsoft. I know that not many of you are using Linux as your main system but this is a big deal and it should be known if any other Linux users is considering in buying this amazing device.
I had my reservations about Windows Phone but now I must say that it's all gone. OS is fast, easy to use and very intuitive. From WP7 to WP8 you can see that Microsoft is doing a good job, and HTC recognized that. In case you have a reservation about the OS I would urge you to first try it out. As a big Android fan i was presently surprised.
I am not using a case with my phone because it feels great in my hand, it's not slippery and Gorrila Glass 2 provides great protection. I just feel safe using the phone as it is, and I would urge you to try holding the phone to see how it feels.
HTC 8X is an amazing device and it will exceed your expectations as it did mine. The phone is easy to use with smooth and very fast UI, and when you combine video and sound quality you get a superb device. This is the phone that stands our from others.
February 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Sugraf Left on your own devices
It feels like HTC as a company have given up on their HTC 8x and not putting any effort in continuing to make this phone any better. There are only 6 apps for this phone by HTC, and only 2 of them are actually somewhat usable. If you have HTC 8x in smaller countries then most of good apps by main HTC competitor will not work (Here Drive for example). The beatsaudio, when enabled makes the music blast in the headphones without the ability to control the volume - only on MAX. So if you are not living in UK, USA, Spain, Germany or Mexico - find different phone to buy. Otherwise, it's an alright phone.
July 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Exemplar Best thing on the smartphone market today allover the world. No doubt.
Fast. clever, bright, beautiful and enjoyable â€” the best smartphone today)
August 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by rahilsayed Now this is what i call "PHONE"
I used many phones but HTC 8X is the best phone i ever used.The first look on the phone made me go craze to buy it and own it.
Super-smooth,superb built quality and amazing beats audio sound in earphones.Its a must have atleast once in you lifetime.
October 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Slim Briliant phone, smooth os - battery life is not good, good do with more apps
I've had my Wndows 8X for about 3 weeks, I like it. It's smooth, it's intuitive, clear calls, sharp photo's.
Quite a few usefull apps available. Touch screen is good.
I've dropped it a few times, with a gel case, and it has survived.
Only problem I have is the battery life, and why is the battery built in ? If we could change the batteries, it would allow high usage users to carry a spare battery around
December 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by RagUK Perfect Palm & Pocket Pal!
A light powerful machine that fits in the palm of your hand.
Sometimes your phone can be a hindrance. Make your palm and your pocket uncomfortable (especially if youâ€™re wearing those awful pants again)! But not the 8x!
The 8xâ€™s slender design is light and sexy. It fits perfectly into the palm with all its buttons easy to touch without any need of your primary hands companion (the other hand). Because of the slim design it is so simple to navigate the OS, so you can be in and out of life with minor interruption to your daily tasks.
Taking a phone call? Thatâ€™s right, show off that sweet Californian blue style youâ€™re digging or many other vibes available exclusively from HTC Windows Phones.
The HTC 8x has exclusive apps too. My particular favourite is the HTC tile that shows me the date, time and weather all on one tile, of which no other phone can offer. Not forgetting the awesomeness that is built into the 8x too, HTC SENSE. Thatâ€™s right HTC Sense is very popular across HTCâ€™s phones and it is here too on the 8x!
Thatâ€™s not the only exclusivity this phone has... Like music? Then what are you still doing without this phone!? Built in to the 8x, exclusive to HTC is Dreâ€™s Beats Amplifier. Imagine your favourite tunes, now imagine them enhanced by one of the most popular music brands in the world & feel your music come to life.
Lastly one ultra cool tech the 8x has is its front facing camera. You will find no other phone capable of giving you wide angle shots that can fit you and your entire family in, in front of Big Ben!
If youâ€™re looking for a smart, easy, memorable experience that is extremely affordable compared to todayâ€™s Smartphone prices with a phone that can get you in and out of the important stuff, then look no further the 8x is your answer.
The 8x is the perfect palm & pocket pal, ready for the future, waiting for you.
January 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Julian1961 The Best Decision I Ever Made!
I really wanted a Windows Phone 8 and I was leaning towards a Nokia Lumia 920 but as of this review they still didn't have any stock in Australia, so I bought an HTC 8X instead! I couldn't be happier with this phone and I'm glad HTC saw fit to have stock readily available upon the official launch and pricing in Australia. The 8X in California Blue is the best looking phone I've ever had and people stop and stare at it in amazement. The camera is great, the battery life is good and the Beats audio is mind blowing. Do yourself a favour and support the company that lives in our world, HTC.
December 21, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5Â by JFos Not enough memory and the battery life stinks
I love this phone however I am disappointed that I can't and an SD card. I love music and have a lot of it. Now I only have 1G left of space, that stinks. And the battery life well there is no life to the battery. And it keeps randomly shutting down which is very annoying. Other than that I do love this phone and the Windows 8 platform.
January 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by 12Danny123 Best phone I ever got!!!
I had this phone for few months. and I love it!!!. Best phone I ever looked at as well. I really the red one. and I love the live tile Concept. It show's me updates from friends. I can also edit Office Docs. when I have school work. I also love the finishing. It feels rubbery but it's actually not :-). and last thing is the FFC. love really wide shots. LOVE IT!!. and I really love that HTC implemented Beats into the phone. I would really recommend this
January 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by daprogramma Best phone I have had to date, second best was the trophy
I lost my trophy and had to buy this phone outside of contract. Even at 550 it is worth the money. I had gotten used to the trophy's small screen size and at first the phone felt odd in my hand but the screen is amazing.
It has great cameras, front and back. The wide angle lens is a nice touch. I havent dropped it yet so I can't comment on ruggedness
The non removeable battery was a suprise, but the seamless design is nice.
The phone is responsive. Lightning fast. WP8 finally lets you access the phone on your pc like a usb drive. No stupid sync software is needed.
I don't like the feel and action on the lock button on the top. Also the volume and camera buttons on the side make it nearly impossible to manipulate the phone while it is recording because you end up activing a button which causes it stop. there should be a slightly raised edge of the left and right of the phones edge perhaps so it can be grabbed and not hit the buttons. This problem is not unique to this phone.
January 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 The Ultimate Choice
This phone applied the proverb : With HTC 8X Phones became able to change your Life.
January 15, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by DrSajwani My Experience
This phone is a big step backword for HTC in comparison to HTC HD2
You cannot see your files on the phone, cannot change battery, cannot insert a memory card, most of my old video clips not opening on this devise, can speed dial a contact but cannot speed dial a single number if the contact is having more than one number, when synch with outlook it will not synch groups and pics,
January 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ApexPredation Beauty in Simplicity
If you are looking for a new device that is packed with functionality and wrapped in style then the HTC 8X is for you. I have been using the 8X for about a month now and I am in love with it. The designers have really out done themselves with this one. I can easily describe the outer style with one word, Smooth. There is not a sharp spot anywhere on this thing, instead, HTC decided to turn every corner into a curve. A great decision I must say. it is comfortable to hold, practically disappears in your pocket, and it is pleasing to the eyes, Especially with all the brilliant color choices.
The screen is crisp and full of rich colors and responds to your touch without any delays. The sound quality is very surprising. Not only does it have Beats audio integrated in it but the headphone port and loud speaker are amplified! This doesn't mean that its just louder but also cleaner sound. The 8X can easily replace you current MP3 player.
The camera, although lacking stock extras like Panorama and HDR which come on other HTC devices, is very capable of capturing those precious moments. The front camera goes where others cannot, with a 88 degree wide angle lens you can get the whole group in the shot along with a highlight of where you are.
Being a Windows Phone, it is all about productivity. The customizable live tiles on the home screen are great, you can get so much information with just one quick glance. The integrated office apps and SkyDrive access makes keeping on top of things, both work and personal, a breeze. And although there are not as many apps as other OS markets, there are many high quality and very useful ones that will leave you feeling, 'why do I need so many apps anyway I have everything I need here.' Plus like any app market, it is growing fast.
My only gripe would be there is no SD slot to extend your storage capacity. Considering all the free cloud storage you can get, its not a huge deal breaker.
In all I think the 8X is a beautiful and highly functional device that can meet, if not exceed, your demands of your mobile needs.
February 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Review : Windows Phone 8X by HTC
Looks & Feel :
The styling of the phone is truly inspired by the Windows ecosystem depicting various colours. But unlike most Windows phones available in the market, HTC has seriously made attempts to make it stand out in the crowd.Be it the tapered edges which makes it feel extremely thin and comfortable to hold or the extremely light weight chassis which makes it one of the most lightest phones available.
Similar to its Android counterpart, the use of polycarbonate makes up to a delightful feel in the hand.
Software & UI :
The fact that this phone has been made by HTC together with the Windows team has ensured the most smoothest experience of Windows 8 as compared to others. Be it the opening of apps or the updating of tiles, everything is picture perfect.
For someone like me who has been not the Android ecosystem since the beginning was a smooth transition and find it much better here.
Though one thing that might bother some of us is the lack of apps but most major apps are available or have a replacement.
The camera on the 8X was the first thing to catch my attention on this mighty beast. The amazing front facing camera is one of the best in the class and thanks to its ultra wide angle which assures you that no one will be missed out in the frame.
The rear camera is almost identical to the one on the One X+ with an incredible shutter speed. But I did miss out a few features I have on my One X+. For now it can be overcome by use of apps like Camera Pro which seamlessly integrates into the native camera app. But I would like HTC top port these features in the upcoming updates.
Battery Life :
For me with 3G on and with normal call time gives me a day and a half of juice. This includes about 2 - 3 hours of playing one of the most addictive games like Wordament. For heavy users the phone would easily last a day.
Video Playback & Music :
The 8X can play full HD content and thanks to the amazing integration of Beats Audio, listening to sound is a breath taking experience. To make the most out of your phone use a pair of Beats headphones.
The phone is a great option for existing Windows Phone users who wish to upgrade and also for those who want to make a transition from iOS or Android.
The phone seamlessly syncs with your Windows 8 PC. Mac users can also enjoy these goodies by downloading their desktop software.
Thumbs up for HTC for creating a masterpiece.
February 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Pedah As a Early adopter of Windows Phone, and a long time HTC User, I knew I had to have the 8X. Was it though, going back to Basics?
It seems like Windows Phone has been playing catch up since it was first released, yet it has developed strongly over the last three years. With it HTC have also developed, and the HTC 8X is light years away from the HTC Mozart that I had initially.
It definitely could be said that HTC had been in a design rut, that goes back to the HD2, and it is only recently with the One X that there has been a change, sleeker, different materials, and a lot more power under the hood.
Then the 8X [and 8S] come along, and it is a really dramatic change. It's not about size, it's about feel. When I compare the 8X to my Titan 2, same height, different width, different depth and weight. The difference in style is phenomenal though, yet some of my favourite things about HTC devices are preserved.
There is something about the finish on all the HTC devices I've had, that is warm, alive, tactile, matt, that even on the 8X, even though it's body construction is polycarbonate, is a pure pleasure in the hand.
In fact the 8X is hard to put down, and rather transfixing, I find myself holding it and looking at it, caressing it and rolling it over in my hand, it feels connected.
The 720p screen, 4.3" is beautiful, and coming from a larger screen, is much more vibrant and sharp than I would have thought. Web browsing and image editing on the phone gives really accurate colour matches to what I see on the PC.
I am not much of a music user, but using the phone to watch video, the on board speakers are more than adequate, and I do not find them distorted or scratchy.
Having used Windows Phone for a long time I do use a certain amount of preferred apps, and the WP keyboard still eclipses all other OS keyboards that are not third party. The suggestion engine in WP8 is incredible.
If the 8X was a real step up from my former HTC devices, it's really in it's network speed, always connected is the modern catch phrase, and with the 8X it's true.
Over all it is a feast for the eyes, the hands and the mind.
February 6, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by RebeccaA alstor1013
I am greatly disappointed with my HTC Windows 8 phone. I enjoy the Windows functioning system however, the actual phone is aweful. I've had nothing but problems with it lately. I have to put it on speaker whenever talking on the phone, otherwise my cheek will press the end call button and I lose the call. I keep getting a sim card error and if I turn the phone off and back on the error goes away. If I put it in my purse, many times it will change itself to vibrate only so I miss calls. Even the touch screen doesn't seem to work like it should. I have to press the tile two or three times to get to the app. I also have problems getting it to transform from horizontal screen to verticle. It may be my phone is just not functioning correctly. As of right now, I will not be purchasing another HTC phone in the future.
April 1, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by itsERRor I would buy it again
This is a great phone. There are some reasons why I would rethink like the windows market doesn't have the same apps apple has especially the good games, and it does this thing with its sim card where I have to turn my phone off and back on. These things could be easily fixed I believe by just holding the SIM card in more and MAKING MORE APPS LIKE APPLE. This phone does have a great battery life I'm on my phone 24/7 and this phone makes it all day and still has some to go on. It has a great camera most of the time it focuses great but once in a blue moon it just wants to not focus at all but alls you have to do is take a quick picture or zoom in and zoom out. The sound can be amazing most of the time. It's great on my side the music the phone calls everything, but sometimes my boyfriend thinks I'm whispering when I am not. This phone is easy to use.
June 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by DMI29 Phone just dies
Purchased in December 2012. 3 weeks lates and the phone just went black in the middle of conversation, could not even disconnect call. Came back on but then the next day completley died. Phone was replaced with same phone and it has happened again. Right now it is completley dead, cannot turn on or off, cannot get to the screen, really frustrating. Called t-Mobile service and they have offered to send another phone but I really do not want a phone that goes dead for no reason? Way too much money to spend on a phone that just dies. Why am I paying for service when I cannot even use the phone? Frustrating and waste oy my time.
June 3, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by ZUUL I'd love to run android on this,
Honestly, an impressive phone. Didn't slow down, no real problems with lag and an excellent camera for both video and pictures. My only issues were the screen, which sustained a ridiculous amount of scratches in the first two day rendering my front camera basically unusable, and the battery life, which barely made it past noon on a good day. I was very disappointed with the mess of an operating system on it. If you don't have every account on your phone linked with MS then you can pretty much throw organization out the window. The lack of any usable apps, too, was a huge let down.
June 10, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Jorel Decent
This phone is actually really great...if you don't need phone functionality. 9/10 times I have to reset my phone to send a text. My mic is broken. I have not mistreated it in any way. I have had the phone for about a month. All is great about it, but as you can see the ease of use is very very low because it oftentimes does not work at all
September 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Charlief The HTC Windows Phone 8x is one of the best phones I've ever used. Period.
I have had a lot of experience with many different OS's and phones, from the Iphone 4, 4s and 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3, Note 2, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Ativ S as well as other devices such as the Nokia Lumia 820, 920 and 925. And i can say with the utmost confidence that this is the best mobile platform out of them all. The screen may not be 1080p, but the colour and contrast is incredible. I would swap my Iphone 5 for the htc 8x anyday. And it so happens i did and i am not regretting it for a moment. Highly recommend.
September 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mook699 Great phone
This is by far the best phone that I have ever owned. The Windows 8 phone is a great platform, very responsive, not once have I had any regrets or problems with this phone.
December 31, 2012