Rated 5 out of 5Â by megct Fantastic Design and Camera, an overall wonderful smartphone
I think the top two features of this phone are its design and its camera. The front facing camera is absolutely fantastic and rivals some of the main cameras I've had on phones in recent years. You can take some stunning photos with the back camera too, and view them on the incredible screen. The design is sleek and elegant and receives many compliments. I have the blue design and it really stands out from the boring black and silver phones on the market. This phone is very simple to use and great to play around with. The number of customisation options means that you can change your phone depending on your mood or your current needs - brilliant. The calender integration is really good and helped me stay organised. This phone is a great all rounder, speedy to use and would be fantastic for a first time smart phone user to an advanced user with a heavy usage.
February 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by James Genuinely the best phone I ever owned
Windows phone just keeps getting better. My old phone was an HTC HD7, which was good to me, but this phone takes it to the next level.
Here are the key things:
1. It's really really thin and light, but doesn't feel cheap.
2. voice quality is really crisp and clear
3. The screen is really bright and clear - love it
4. Windows Phone 8 is really good - easy to use, logical, and fits with all my stuff - Xbox live, Office, Facebook etc.
5. Great camera - not as good as an SLR but phone cameras are getting better and better- especially in low light
6. Works really well with my car kit (Audi) - most seamless phone so far
Overall, highly recommended, in my opinion much better than the fiddly Android interface and much cheaper than an iPhone and just as capable.
Go to store and hold one - you'll see what I mean!
February 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Asuma A smart (looking) Phone
Probably the best looking phone on the market today.
People with smaller hands will still find it comfortable to use, yet it retains a good sized clear screen for viewing, Videos/pictures show up clear (I can comfortably watch a football game on it when out and about and follow the ball).
The front facing camera is the best out there by far, Nothing on the market comes close to it, the wide angle lens allows for group photos to be taken and no one has to miss out standing behind the camera taking it, having just had a new addition to the family it has been the most used feature, a quick snap and uploaded to facebook within minutes.
To get the best from the camera keep the (default) 2 second delay activated, it allows for you to press the shutter and resteady your camera for the best shots, instant shoot can lead to camera wobble when pressing the shutter.
Battery life on the 8X is average, usually lasts me all day and I always charge during the night anyway (truthfully I've always charged overnight so haven't really taken notice of how little charge is left)
Connecting other devices to it's signal is easy to do and will automatically turn itself off if you take the phone out of range (useful as it is a heavy user on the battery if left on, it's the only time I've ran out of battery after forgetting to turn it off but having both devices close together)
I don't have much use for masses of storage, and cloud storage works fine for me, pics and video clips are my main uses and cloud storage works seamlessly for my needs.
The user interface is smooth and slick, I can't see any difference in speed between my 8X and One X when loading apps (I'm sure there will be some benchmark test that will state the true phones speed, but to the naked eye theres nothing between them.
All in all anyone buying this phone will not be disappointed, there is only one feature that it lacks, and that is an mhi to hdmi connection (allows the device to mirror it's image exactly on a hd tv, / recently discovered this on the One X and find it very useful)
Windows marketplace is catching up with introducing the best apps and the phone works in sync with windows 8 desktop / laptops etc. if you read an e-mail on one it realises you've read it on another device.
Did I say it looks and feels great!
Did I say that the Front facing camera is unbelievable with it's wide angle lens?
February 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by jamescad awesum little phone
Having owned the phone for a couple of weeks and making very good use of all the phones features I can strongly recommend this phone. It has the same sat nav abilities as the Nokia 820, the phone is easy to navigate and find all the features such as facebook , the weather! etc.. Setting up emails was dead easy as im no expert with such things. Battery life for me is a good two days with various calls texts etc.. The screen size though not huge is the right size to fit in the palm of your hand. Call quality and loud speaker quality is really good. You cant expand the memory but does have 16gb built in.
April 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Martyjw HTC 8X is a top device!
The HTC 8X is by far the best looking phone that I have owned, the design is beautiful , I have the Californian blue coloured one and it is a real head turner, lots of people stare whilst Iâ€™m using it!. I love holding the HTC 8X , it just feels great in your hand, the back of the phone is like nothing I have ever felt before, feels almost like velvet which is a strange but nice sensation, the phone feels very light and sits well in your hand. I like how the buttons are placed, but there is no access to the internal parts of the phone. This is a real downside to the design of the phone, if the phone freezes you canâ€™t get at the battery, also no option of carrying a spare battery. Also the lack of an SD card slot is also rather annoying. I know I can access storage through the cloud, which is maybe what Mircosoft want, but having the option would be nice.
The battery life seems better than my previous phones, but I still have to charge at least once a day. On a few occasions I have also noticed that the phone overheats.
The camera on the 8x is pretty decent and the front facing camera is a mega selling point on this phone with the wide angle lens.
The sound quality both with and without headphones is awesome,.
The windows operating system is fantastic, although a few improvements are needed, and the App developers need to get the finger out! But I find I have all the functionality I need from the phone itself, so I find myself needing less Apps to perform tasks.
All in all I love this phone to bits, and I would highly recommend it to anyone thinking of buying it. I think this is a real winner for HTC!
January 31, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 Solid phone with distinctive design aesthetic
The Windows Phone by 8X has to be one of the most distinctive smartphone designs I've had the pleasure to experience first hand. From the rubberized polycarbonate body to the curved gorilla glass the phone is top of the range and never have I been asked so much, "What phone is that?" by friends and casual onlookers alike. California blue was my weapon of choice but the other colour options are sure to ellicit similar head turning reactions. The 4.3 inch display hits the sweet spot for me personally in terms of size and allows you to effortlessly view media content without feeling like you're transporting a tablet in your pocket. The volume rocker, power and dedicated camera buttons all feel solid in operation and allow the phone to be used single handedly while on the move in an effortless fashion without excessive hand acrobatic skills being required. I am delighted with this smartphone and wouldn't hesitate in suggesting it to anyone!
February 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by gotomanners First Time Windows Phone User
Iâ€™ve had the 8X for about a month so Iâ€™ve really had time to play around with it and I have to say it is a stunning device and a joy to use.
The HTC 8X is beautiful to look at and to hold(sometimes my gf gets jealous). It has a soft matte polycarbonate exterior which provides great grip and feels great in your hand. Thanks to the round thin edges you get a feeling of a premium sleek phone, which is great. Overall its a real eye catcher.
This was my first windows phone device and I really enjoyed the OS. Coming from a HTC One X(Android), there was no switching barrier. The OS user interface and controls are very intuitive. The look and feel is very customisable and user friendly and have subtle but beautiful effects and transitions, giving the device an overall smooth feel.
The 8X sports a nice 1,800mAh battery & I found it to be just right. I am generally a power user and I would regularly get a full days use out of a single charge. On days with intensive use, this would reduce considerably so thats a downside.
Coming from an android device, I was let down by the Windows app store. They have the popular apps, Facebook, Twitter and the likes but thats about it. If youâ€™re accustomed to the variety of apps available on other platforms then you may share my opinion on this one. The Windows Phone app store is still growing and fast too so I wonâ€™t worry about this too much.
The camera quality on the 8x is superb. 8MP rear facing and 2.1MP This combination leads to impressive shots. I used the camera in bright and low light conditions(night outs) and the quality is super. The front facing camera has a wide angle lens which means you capture everyone in those group shots that we love so much.
Videos are captured in full 1080p HD quality at 30fps and they look amazing when played back on the big screen.
Sound on this device is backed by the Beats Audio and with a nice pair of earphones you can really tell the difference.
The 8X is a beautiful device I enjoy using it. It gets top marks for design, hardware and media features but takes a hit with the battery life and lack of apps to really make it shine.
The 8X is my secondary phone at the moment and Iâ€™m in no hurry to jump ship from android as of now but I see Windows Phone making a big splash in the nearest future.
February 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Mouradre Beautiful design
I just got The HTC 8x Last week, My fist impression is the amazing design ,its really a step a head , the feel of the back of the phone in the hand is amazing too ,it lets you have a firm grip on the phone, when watching a video on the phone , i was blown away by the quality of the screen ,displays very nice colors , Battery life is average id say but with moderate use ,i could get a day and half of use ,The camera takes very nice pics and with the added HTC enhancer ,the pictures take a step further into awesomeness, Listening to music on this phone is one step ahead in quality with the added Beats by Dre Effect, so all in all its a phone that can do so many things beautifully .
July 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by englishfox Great Flag Ship Windows phone for HTC
This is a great phone, and with Windows on it, it matches the iconic style of the design. I would highly recommend this phone to anyone, as its a great fashion piece and with Windows Constantine picking up the pace on the OS it wont be long before it is as good or better than Android or iOS. My only thing about the phone, is the lack of accessing the battery, would of been nice to swap it for a longer life battery, and I feel HTC need to pick up on Nokia's App front. HTC seems to forget about its owners of this phone, and its ashame as Windows is up and coming. Please oh please, HTC make apps as good as Nokia and this would be a bommer of a phone :)
October 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by bayusuputra The Head Turner
I am reviewing only the hardware, and not the OS, as the OS is almost totally regulated by Microsoft, and WP8 OS review here would basically give the same info as any other websites.
Design, Build Quality and Ergonomics:
The device is beautifully designed and there is no single day goes by without me staring at the device. It really is designed to blend with the Live Tiles and HTC has done a very good job doing so. Built quality is superb, there is no light leaks and the screen is perfectly flushed into the chassis, making it very sleek and seamless. The only complain I have is that the volume button can rattle. Ergonomic wise, I can handle the phone well with one hand. The device is cleverly designed with tapered sides, which makes it feel really thin. The lightweight of the phone helps in single handed operations, too. Nothing to complain in terms of shape and weight. The screen size is perfect for me. My only gripe is that the positioning and the flushed power button make it a little hard to operate it. Nothing serious. Camera hardware button is great and has nothing to complain about. Responds very well. Capacitive buttons give a good tactile respond, not vibrating too hard nor too soft.
It is gorgeous! Blacks are sufficiently dark. Sunlight legibility is good, if not great. It is sufficiently visible under bright tropical sunlight with medium brightness. Viewing angles, however, suffers if viewed from extreme angles, especially from the corner view. Have to be noted is that, these are really extreme angles, so daily usage will not be affected at all.
I am a music lover, and my biggest concern about this phone was the audio quality. I am very accustomed to customisable graphical EQ, which I couldn't find in the WP Store. But, turns out that the standard audio output is great. Beats audio mostly amps up the volume, bass and treble, but does make a difference in audio experience. Speaker is amazing. It reproduces lows and highs quite nicely without distortions. I have never had a better audio speaker experience from a phone before. It drives most headphones without hiccups. Bottom line is I am not disappointed with the audio at all. It is the OS (WP8) which is kinda a let down for me as there is no custom EQ app at the moment.
The wide angle and wide aperture main camera is inspiring for me. It takes great shots and although may not have the same performance like the PureView, is nothing to be looked down upon. In fact, it produces a very creamy bokeh and focuses faster than my nephew's Galaxy S3. It takes great macro shots as well. The front camera is out of this world! My expectations were surpassed! 1080p front videos is the world's first among smartphones (i think). Video calls were amazing. The only let down is the slight distortions around the edges, which is expected from a wide angle lens like this (remember, the focal length of the lens would be very small for the sensor size). My only complain is the sometimes slow focus in video. Oh, and maybe the absence of image stabilizer (software or hardware). All in all, the camera is a great performer, coupled with the responsive camera hardware button, which launches camera anytime. Very satisfied!
While the 1800mAh battery will get you through from clock in to clock out with moderate usage, the battery life is just slightly above good. There is really an issue with standby power drain. I have another HTC device running android, and the standby drain is about 1% for every 3-4 hours, with 3G turned on. But in this device, I am losing 1-2% in just an hour with 3G on. I am not sure why, but I suspect it is more like a software problem than hardware, because HTC's android phones with the same hardware have much better standby performance. That being said, I think that the battery performance is okay without being disappointing.
In conclusion, the device is a work of art that turns head. All my colleagues are asking about it. People on the streets are staring at it. I have never had a more proud feeling in holding to a phone before. It may not have the hardware-extras like the Lumia, but unlike the Lumia, the HTC Windows Phone 8X is not a hardware pusher, but rather a workhorse, something that the Redmond people wants WP8 to be. It is more comfortable and more ergonomic. I am truly satisfied with what HTC has to offer with the 8X.
January 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by cleavatron An Outstanding Phone
Love at first sight. When I first encountered the 8X, I knew that this is a phone I just had to have. The form factor is perfect for single handed usage while not compromising the integrity of the display. Speaking of which, is probably one the most brilliant displays HTC has ever produced. The subtly convex glass enhances the transition animation and gave it a pseudo-waterfall effect as if the previous screen is dribbling off the edge. The 8X is truly a showcase of HTC's prowess in hardware design.
January 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by nisankubur A great all-rounder, sans the storage
First, the design. HTC 8X has strong industrial design with bold color choices and beautiful polycarbonate finish. It feels great on your hand, and you look good holding it. The screen is gorgeous and at 4.3", single hand operation is still possible. The combination Windows Phone 8 interface and HTC's hardware technology will please your eye every minute of the day.
Next, performance. The smartphone is really smooth. There's no lag whatsoever. Multitasking is supported, and no fuss here. Web browsing leaves good experiences with multiple tab support (up to 6).
Beats Audio is a huge addition, it enhances sonic experience. Sound is clear and the amount of bass will please your ear. The camera and video is a strong point here. Photos are decent with right amount of details (as long as you take them under good lighting). Battery is not bad (it last one day on regular use) but it could've been better. The only issue I've encountered is storage. 16GB isn't that spacious these days. Sure, you can get SkyDrive.
January 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Stephen82 A real signature phone for Windows Phone 8
The HTC 8X have redefined the Windows Phone experience, my last Windows Phone(Windows Mobile) device was the HTC HD2 a few years back.
The ultra wide angle lens of the front camera is simple fantastic, it can take in so much more and making a self taking group photo easy. The main camera does not have as much features as on HTC One X+, however, it work very well in low light situation, and does take great photo as well.
The Beats audio experience is the best of all windows phones up to date. It perform best when it is play pop and jazz, it simple like you are in a concert or recording studio.
It also run as smooth as silk, everything just done in a snap. The design is just stunning, nice curve, good grip and excellence screen.
For business user, you will have the best MS Office experience with the office mobile and exchange synchronization in all mobile. Another features is the auto sync with windows 8 device using Microsoft account.
Overall, this phone is great for both work and play. Redefined the Windows Phone experience. It a great phone to have!
February 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Adith76 Absolutely good but not the battery
After moving from Android-based HTC One S to Windows Phone-based HTC 8X, I got some new experiences. This phone is so fantastic with big screen, eye-catching, and great weight . I love the color options and material used.
The Kid's Corner is very useful since I have a daughter and always borrow my phone, for just playing the games inside.
But there are several issues:
- It needs memory expansion capability
- Camera app is not easy to use, I prefer One S to 8X
- Poor low light camera results
- No connectivity app (Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, Fligh Mode) at Start
- Need more internal app made by HTC team developer
February 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by muslim amazing
windows 8 have given us a whole new experience of operating system, , and now HTC have bring a greater way to experience windows 8, with its fast processer you'll never get a lag, its premium camera lets you take your greatest moment without a problem. overall, this phone will take you to another step of experienxing smartphone
December 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Perfection
This phone is perfect! I love it much.............
December 16, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by leagan Lack of functions!!
I am WP fans since WP7, was using Radar in the past. I feel so regret to 'upgrade' to X8 from my Radar.
First, there are downgrade in camera functions, which in Radar I have Scene and Panorama built-in in camera, but is gone in X8!!
Screen display brightness is too bright and high contrast, I was so proud with my previous Radar brilliant display, when turn to X8, the image display is so disappointed.
Sound quality, another which X8 suppose to be proud of, yet is another disappointment to me, the Radar come with 'nothing' in sound system, yet perform much better high quality sound that X8, which is lack of BASS in sound with whatever earphone I tried!
APPS is another problem with X8, no innovative, no new apps, no surprise! Other brand keep innovate their in house apps, provide free navigation software, yet HTC charge for its map's navi, keep with that few apps since WP7 age..
To me, I am still a WP fan, although my current phone is so... because I tried with N too, it preform excellent! If for me choose again, I will rather pay more for N.
I used Touch Diamond II, Radar until now X8, only feel so frustrated with the latter. I really hope HTC will look into it, to avoid lose in your loyal customer like me.
January 5, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 Died twice in the first month
Got my 8X from a dealer on 27-Dec-12. Within the first week, the phone died and could not reboot. Went back to dealer who sent it back to service centre. The phone was returned to me in a week and found to be ok. The phone died AGAIN on 25-Jan-13 and cannot reboot. Very dissapointing
January 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by ugwug I HEART THIS PHONE!
I will just be reviewing the HTC Windows 8X phone itself (not the operating system) as its the phone itself that matters. What I love about the phone is the vivid colours, mine being California Blue! It sits well in my hand, its matte finish on the back gives some sort of an anti slip quality and the slim dimension of it completes the look of this beauty. The buttons are flush with the body as a plus point for aesthetic purposes. I had to feel my way around to get to the buttons in the first week of having this phone. However, a month later on, I have familiarise myself with the location of the buttons. I do have a gripe about the location of the micro USB charging port; as I try to activate the phone by pressing the power button by gripping the phone with my third and fourth figure on the top right edge of the phone, my thumb inevitably ends up in the middle of the bottom where the charging port is located. The edges around the port actually creates an uncomfortable feeling when my thumb pushes against it. I have to keep reminding myself to keep my thumb away from it.
But of course, what I love most about the phone is its camera features. Its front ultra wide angle camera (back camera too) that makes photo taking a fun activity. Each time I whipped out the phone for a front shot with a group of friends, they canâ€™t help but marvel at the screen which covers such a wide area, one that they have not seen on any other phone. Why fun? Cos most of the time we try to see how many people can we actually cramp into a shot! Overall it takes very crisp photos and does well under low light conditions. However, the Auto White Balance seems to need some tweaking as shots still appear with a yellow tinge under incandescent light even with the Auto White Balance on or even when the White Balance is set under incandescent lighting.
The additional built in amplifier for Beats Audio does improve the sound through my audiophile headphones, it holds well at the highest level decibel without any distortion but I would have to say that end sound quality would also depend much on the quality of the song file itself. Unplugged, the phoneâ€™s speaker manage to deliver a wider and louder sound on its own albeit with far more treble as compared to bass, since Beats Audio only kicks in either with headphones plugged in or in car mode.
Battery life is fanstastic with the HTC 8X, I get about two days worth of battery life on one charge. This is based on the phone being on standby 24/7 and with me doing some web browsing, calls making, photo taking for about an hour to two hours daily.
Overall, itâ€™s a great phone to own and use and I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a change from the usual Android and IOS platforms.
January 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Bigmeat Great improvement from Windows Phone 7
Made a bold step to start using HTC Trophy as my first smartphone. Was attracted my the fluidity of the windows mobile OS, made a slight switch to andriod to try out but found the OS complicated and laggy. Made the switch to HTC 8X and never regret ever since. So fluid and colourful - I recommend orange as the theme!!!
December 21, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by SugarCharlie Satisfying
I'm a graphic designer. And I put a high standard on every review I made on mobile phones, whether on the outlook, the software, etc. I think 8X really is one of the best Windows Phone so far, and it's beautiful! Been using it for a week, satisfying.
December 27, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5Â by cocoon23 Great Phone... Supposedly...
Love the phone to death... the features, the look, everything - But failed me twice - had to replace my phone twice and on both occassions, both died and never came back to life... My excitement and joy when i got the phone was replaced with disappointment and doubt on this model...
January 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Kelvinw The game changer
It is no surprise, when i saw the live updates of the release of the HTC 8X on Engadget, I knew i had to get one. There are just so many things desirable about this phone ; until now, i still find that it is one beautiful, efficient phone.
Lets first talk about it's main feature. Its camera powered by ImageChip. Continuing on HTC One X's impressive camera chip, the 8X did not fail to impress. Pictures taken were crisp and clear while bringing out the details of the subject. Impressive. There is even an 2.1 MP front facing camera with the super wide angle feature, having self-portraits is not a problem anymore. One can even get their friends to join in, credits to the wide angle camera.
Next, the bass pumping amplifier that is able to blast tunes without breaking a sweat. This is the future of mobile entertainment. "Audiophile-like quality" - I believe these few words say it all.
Finally, the aesthetic features of the phone. The matt texture of the phone is JUST SO COMFORTABLE. Try holding it in your hand, you will not want to let go of it. It feels so natural, it feels so small. It does not even feel like a HTC One X, this combines the meaning of SLIM and FEATURE PACKED.
Make no mistake, such a small phone is powered by Windows Phone 8. The lag-less interface you used to know, is now better with more features.
Why wait? Get your HTC 8X now, a windows phone.
February 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Al001 Great phone, some niggles though
Fantastic feel, good weight, lovely screen - but some issues that frustrate all the same:
- lack of memory expansion capability
- poor corner protection of glass .. lots and lots of people appear to have cracked screens from *very* minor knocks; gutted to have it happen to me 2 weeks into ownership (6" drop onto a table with a tablecloth)!
- poor low light camera results
- lack of quality HTC apps to match Nokia's output
December 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Nuttifeetfirst At Last a Windows 8 Phone that works very well
I bought my Windows 8 HTC 8x some three months ago, never had a problem with it so I do not see what the issues are, there are functions that are different and it is to be expected, there are applications that are not compatible and there methods to get around the phone that have to be learned. This is normal for any new gadget weather it be a car, television or computer. Then i say to these who moan, stop moaning sit down and learn all the ins and outs of the new phone and then enjoy. The system is very stable with 1 GB of memory and above all it is very fast, it is only the service providers being a little slow, in that other phone OS are pushed more than windows because they have possibly had better press, which is unfair as what people have said about Windows 8 either for the Phone or PC is rubbish, this i fear is only because they are lazy and not prepared to learn. This is not true with windows, the OS has been very good from the beginning just the people have to learn that windows is not aimed at just the home use market it is for both markets with the commercial user being the ultimate end user.
October 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by fiveodano A most beautiful phone
I just picked up two HTC 8X's one for me and one for my daughter. These are our personal phones and have replaced our HTC HD7's.
The screen is fantastic, I compared it to everything T-Mobile had, this was by far the sharpest. Battery life is better than the HD7, and we were happy with that. The cameras are a huge upgrade. the ultra wide angle, and ultra sharp, front camera is the best on the market. The phone is quick and never stutters. Music sounds loud and true on my headphones. Finally WP8 is a great upgrade to WP7.
Problems? Some will want a removeable battery, I use an external battery pack, this lets me charge any phone. I don't need more than the 16G of storage, I'm happy using Skydrive. Apps are the biggest issue for some on Windows Phones, however, check it out for yourself. I'm not missing anything I use and the way the OS works for me more than makes up for this and WP8 has Office app that intergrates with Skydrive and the newest version of Office seamlessly. Also, they are rapidly adding apps every day.
This is my personal phone I also have a business phone, the Samsung Note 2. I prefer the HTC 8X with the exception of the s-pen input and the 5.5" screen (the 8X has a smaller but better screen) and I have to admit Android has a Google Earth app I really like. But the 8X and the Note 2 are completely different animals.
November 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by joe1 Best Phone
This is the best phone ever! Its 1.5 GHZ processor is amazing! For everyone who thinks that it doesn't have good apps, it has fine apps, just not millions. GET THIS PHONE NOW! You will love it
November 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by tiredofandroid Perfect size!
I was apprehensive about going to a smaller screen from android but am I glad I did! The screen size is perfect ,esp. for using it one handed. I am amazed at how fast and fluid this phone is. Great to have everything you need on one screen as opposed to scrolling through several home screens.
November 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JLeif Everything is great, minus compatibilty with BMW...
I've just purchased an Windows 8X HTC phone (11/24/2012)
The phone would not connect via Bluetooth, so I have had BMW Service department update my car's Software/firmware (2006 325i)
An the phone still behaves the same way So, called Verizon, who put me in touch with HTC Service/Tech help, and it is all boiling down to HTC releasing an Windows 8 phone bluetooth stack update, so that the PUSH functions work correctly with the car.
If your Windows 8X HTC phone doesn't connect with your BMW, Please contact HTC an submit a trouble ticket with them. The more input they get, the faster we will have a solution!
20+ yrs Verizon user, lover of windows and of BMW's
November 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by GiftedOne WOW is this a hot design, Did I mention FAST!
1st ! give this phone and win8 a full chance, it is very different. My first 24 hours I really wasn't too fond because it is so different. next day, better. a few days much better. I've had it now for almost a week and love it. I remember the first solid android phone I got, there were only a dozen apps.. now look. windows 8 will be the same. I strongly suggest going the full boat and putting win8 on everything you own then, you will see the real benefit. Wow, the phone it'self is very fast and I seriously don't think you can find a phone that looks any hotter than this one. we also find the touch screen is much better than our Samsung Android phone. WE ARE HOOKED !
December 2, 2012