Rated 5 out of 5Â by Objectivism Give this a serious look
I didn't like the specs sheet when i saw the release for the 8xt. I wasn't going to buy one. Junk screen, Junk processor--i'm not interested. I went in to a store anyway and used one. This thing is seriously excellent. The screen is WXVGA, but it's very sharp, great colors and good contrast. You'll only notice the resolution when web browsing and trying to read text you should just zoom in on anyway. Processor is great. No hiccups, apps load quickly, Wp8 manages this well. Battery life is pretty good. I'd say a good 18-20 hours of heavy use on mine. Others have reported >24hrs (with less use) from what i've seen.
Better yet, it made my best friend, a true apple fanboy with an iphone 5, honestly jealous. The build quality, NFC, color, camera, size really blew him away. I used to not recommend windows phone 7 even though i liked it bc i know it wasn't going to satisfy some people. I'll gladly recommend this phone to anyone.
August 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JDTATTOO77 AMAZING PHONE
I have been an Android user for many years. I was looking for a change and I would never subject myself to the highly overrated iphone, so Windows Phone was my choice. I have not been disappointed! This is a great phone. Some people complain about the color, but the longer you own it the more "blue" it looks. The WP8 OS is just amazing. So smooth and fast. Everything looks and feels great. The performance is so much smoother and more natural than Android. Yes the screen is not a 1080p but unless you plan on playing Halo 3 all day on your phone then it probably won't matter to you. The battery is FAR superior to my Galaxy S2. I was charging that phone 2 to 3 times per day. The 8XT I am charging maybe once a day and sometimes not even that often. The APP store has every single app that I've looked for and all of them work better than their Android counterpart. I haven't had one app "force close" yet, and that was a daily occurrence on Android. Anyone who says there aren't enough apps on Windows Phone must be looking for the most obscure stupid app that no one wants anyway. Buy this phone. Spread the word about Windows OS and how great it is. You can't go wrong with this phone!
September 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by 8xtFan dependable easy to use phone
I have used windows phones since the beginning in 2002. and used the handheld pc's etc. since 1996.
Microsoft dumbed down the os from the Touch Pro 2 on windows mobile 6.5, but have made the overall experience much improved.
The 8xt works great and is simple to use. It is the first phone that is loud enough for me.. (Thank you for Beats Boom sound with both speakers on Front).
My main complaint is the voicemail notification does not work. Something happened in the software between HTC and Sprint that broke this feature. I have had the phone since day 1 July 19th 2013 and it never has worked.
Otherwise great phone, that more people should try out. They just might like it..
October 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by DropFam Day one
Just bought this last night at the Sprint store. Shame Sprint doesn't educate their reps! So far I really like the phone. It was very easy to set up and since I had a Microsoft account, once signed in, all my social media (linked in, twitter, email, etc) automatically downloaded to the phone. The only problem I've had so far is figuring out how to take the back off to add the SD Card.
July 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by FANofHTC Better then I thought!!!
This is a really nice phone, with great build quality, although I thought it would be a bit more blue. I was very surprised to see how good the screen is for only being 400 X 800 resolution, they did a great job there, and the sound quality is on point with the HTC ONE. I did a sound test and they sound the same, and the head phones that come with are amazing. The 1.4 dual core, is really fast and smooth, no lag at all. The camera test I've done so far have been really good, over all its a great phone, and windows phone over all is sooooo very under rated. Looking forward to using HTC 8XT for the next 20 months.
July 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by kdflyer After a week with my 8XT I am very, VERY
This phone is extremely easy to use and windows OS is simple to comprehend. Screen is excellent and speakers are above average and I don't have to strain to hear what's on speaker phone or music. If you haven't tried the windows OS you have to try it on this phone as it is so much faster than my previous phones and faster than my daughters iphone. Only issue is a functional case as there are only 2 available from sprint and this phone doesn't work with 8x cases as the mini usb port, camera flash and volume buttons don't quite match up. Great phone . . . need a case!
July 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SEKKDS HTC 8XT is outstanding!!!!
For any Sprint user coming from the HTC Arrive, this is a huge step up. Just like the Arrive before it, this 8XT is solid. It is light, yet not of a plastic-cheap-feeling build. It is just really nice to hold and use. Sure, it doesn't have a higher-res screen, and more memory would have been nice. But this device just feels great!! The sound quality with BoomSound is really nice, and even the sound over headphones is a step up. Windows Phone 8 is just great too!! A good step up from WP7.5. The camera is rated one less than "Excellent" for there certainly are better smartphone cameras out there, without mentioning names. So, can't be perfect there. And, as previously mentioned, there are better screen resolutions out there too, thus, not perfect there. However, both the camera and screen are still very nice. Bottom line, if you liked your HTC Arrive, you will love the 8XT.
August 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ShayB1979 I love my 8XT
First off, this phone looks and feels great in the hand. I'm an audio nut so I love the Boom Sound and Beats audio integration.
This is my first Windows Phone and I'm happy as ever to have made the switch from Android. The OS runs smooth as can be and the Zune Style MP3 player is a bonus.
I was disappointed with the Scout navigation for not having turn by turn audio instruction, but I remedied that by downloading the Mapquest app for free. The resolution is a bit low, but for the size of the screen I still think it look great.
I was kind of sad to hear that HTC may not be making WP anymore. It's too bad, this phone is Sprint's highest rated phone right on their site right now. If Sprint/HTC could just do a better job marketing this phone and showing people that, this and their other WP could sell even better. This the best phone out there that no one knows about.
August 15, 2013