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 5Â by ivan91 I like the windows 8x
very cool design, I love the design and bright colors.
watch videos like the original, so amazing.
I get can not speak about windows 8x.
January 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by zaxcer Excellent phone
HTC has done it again. Incredibly fast and powerful device that fits nicely in the hand. To me, 4.3" is perfect size for a smartphone that you can easily use one handed. Beats audio really does enhances the sound. Minor complaint is that there are not many apps in the app store, but there is almost always alternative 3rd party app.
January 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by betterhtcuser Feels like the step before the great phone everyone loves
I moved from the old iPhone because of the phone to phone features all systems have (Ie. Android, iPhone, windows) and most people in my family switched to windows. The keyboard is a little bit small, even from a texters standpoint. The constant miss pushes lead to different words which annoy me constantly. Sideways texting is hit my the swipe buttons that my hand brushes, the system that makes everything one seem less interface as opposed to iPhones app process is refreshing, the phones a little too big, not quite the right size to fit in my hand, and I'm constantly changing the volume, little amount of apps says I could have stayed with iPhone for a little while longer. The programmers put little very helpful tricks everywhere, problem is you have to play around to find them. As a phone I don't need a laptop, just good apps for gaming, call quality and texting. Not everything has to be connected to Facebook, I strongly dislike the lack of background for the start screen. The camera is about as good as the old iPhone, the calls sound about the same, never really had a problem before, there are two built in maps which is a little strange as nether seem very good tho the atrocious things I hear about the new iPhone map says I dogged a bullet not upgrading. Screens nice and big though. There's no apps, if your looking for app innovation its not here yet. All in all, eh. My father had to replace his after a few weeks because he bumped it against a table and it just crashed, not impressed there. A friend texted me the other day with another windows phone and one of those inbuilt pictures and It turned it into :[ rightly so as it was a picture of a bat, not impressed there ether,
January 13, 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 Rob27 Finally a good alternative to IOS and Android
I gave my wife the IPhone and after much research decided to go with the 8x Windows phone. I am still learning it's features but setup was a breeze and there is so much new technology built into this phone that it is like no phone before. My description would be "comfortable". I was tired of IOS and Android is just to youth oriented for my needs.
January 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Uchiha The Best Phone I Ever Had
I replaced my old phone from 2008 with this and I simply love it - the body design, the operating system, the camera, the ease of use. Although, in my listening experience, my old phone sounds better, but overall it's the best I ever had.
January 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by CHESTERCHRIS OMG BEST PHONE EVER
AFTER JUST HAVING THE SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 2 I WANTED TO CHANGE IT AS IT WAS FAR TO BIG TO FIT IN MY POCKET SO I GOT THE WINDOWS PHONE HTC 8X OMG I LOVE IT THE BATTERY LIFE IS FANTASTIC IT REALLY KICK APPLE BUM THIS PHONE DOES
THANK YOU HTC
January 24, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 nice phone but lacks support from htc
What htc has done is developed an awesome phone with no support. No apps have been designed specifically for 8x. Performance wise the phone is good but what good is it wit no app support. Nokia releases apps but htc is very much bothered about its android market.
January 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by backlashsid The most beautiful Windows Phone
The HTC 8X is the most beautiful Windows Phone we have had so far. Windows Phone 8X by HTC is a complete refresh of the industrial design adopted by HTC. It has a super sleek design and the soft touch unibody material just makes you want to pick up the phone every time you see it. The screen is rich and crystal sharp with a high resolution of 1280x720 (720p) with sharp colors and text. The 2.0Mp wide angle camera with HD video recording capabilities is truly unique (the first phone to have a wide angle lens which lets you fit more content) and the 8.0Mp f2.0 back camera takes great photos in both day and dark. With Beats Audio built in and a dedicated audio amplifier the 8X has the loudest and best speaker you are ever going to find on any phone in the market right now. Over all the Windows Phone 8X by HTC is truly an amazing piece of work or art I should say and is gorgeous. Bold colors which simply make the phone stand out.
January 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by stylz2dream Absolutely Love It
This is one of the best phones i have used. I ABSOLUTELY love it. HTC 8X is so light.
My friends had compared it to their current phones and I tell you HTC 8X is the lightest of them
all.Seems like it is made just right for the Windows phone8.
If you are a girl like me who doesnt like bulky and oversize phones,I recommend u to buy this beauty
My favorite thing about it is the wide angle Front facing camera..I always make my friends
jealous showing off my front facing camera..The pics come out crystal clear...
It has an amazing battery life. And I tell you this has an amazing audio..
nothing can beat the beats audio..And also the volume level is very high,
u will be amazed.
I love my HTC WINDOWS PHONE 8X...it is blue and it is very SEXY...i have gotten
so many compliments for my sleek, stunning and sexy phone...!!!
January 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Sudhi On hand experience
Nice phone with super slim design, faster net browsing, 4g etc etc. but lacks sound equilizer.
January 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by AbhishekS Nice specs & design, yet powerful, truely a flagship phone!
This is my 4th HTC (5th smartphone in all), and by far the best and most good looking of them all.
Amazing design with vibrant colors (I have the California Blue), and it sure makes heads turn just by the sheer look of it. Kudos to HTC for making a phone that stands out from other boring smartphone designs. Saying that, there's one concern; the soft matte finish on the body. I feel that it will fade or lose the color as time goes by.
The f/2.0 autofocus camera is really good with BSI sensor, and produces good shots in low light too. The front camera is ultra-wide lens; widest out there, which means you can cover more area and people into the frame; it supports 1080p video, perfect for video chats.
The 4.3 inch 720p Super LCD2 display is absolutely gorgeous, a treat to watch every single time. It has 341ppi, which makes text and other content sharp and a pleasure to look at.
It has Corning Gorilla Glass 2.
The screen has 16:9 aspect ratio. It has great viewing angles and also works good in outdoor conditions.
Being powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 1GB of RAM, the performance is butter-smooth. No questions about that, as Windows Phone already feels snappy and smooth with configurations of even a single core processor.
Battery is a 1800mAh one, which seems ok, if not great. For a power user, it should go through a working day on a single charge.
Call quality and audio is top notch and clear.
Beats audio with built in pre-amplifier is an added advantage.
Other specifications are also nice, such as NFC support.
Amazing looks and design.
High-end specs in a compact and colorful package.
Great performance, very smooth with no lag.
Battery life is moderate, but should be ok for normal users.
Power users might feel the need to charge it more often.
Just 16GB internal storage, no option to add external storage.
Overall, there's no doubt that 8X is a worthy flagship. I would definitely recommend it.
January 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by raunaqk253 Great design, very few flaws
Design: I've never, ever held a phone that feels better than this. The body has a nice grippy feeling, it's the perfect size and fits perfectly in my hand, unlike the One X that's always felt a bit too big and easy to drop
Screen: 4.3" is my new favorite. It's the perfect size for me, not too big such that it's difficult to use with one hand, not too small either. However, the viewing angles on this weren't the best I've seen, nor were the colors, but overall a respectable display.
Camera: The rear facing camera is excellent, similar to the One X, meaning it'll give you some very respectable images, the wide angle lens for the front facing camera isn't a joke either, you can fit in a lot, difficult to do in most other devices.
Audio Quality: Beats Audio certainly makes a difference, not always for the better. Rear speaker is incredibly loud compared to other devices I've tried.
Battery Life: Isn't the best, but shouldn't be a huge problem for most.
January 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Nazu A phone to die for!
i believe review are important so therefore i will definitely tell my experience on HTC 8X. The camera are outstanding quality very crisp and clear great for wannabe photographers!.
using the phone in a way i would never used it before with such fast response from the phone i can quickly access things from my phone without any need of waiting.
the sounds quality are always improving and i must say it sounds more louder than my old HTC Phone plus Beats Audio you cant go wrong with that! and it just shows HTC are improving their phones and knows what their customer wants.
i would recommended this phone!!
January 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by HSmith7166 Awesome phone, leaves little to be desired
The WP 8X by HTC is no doubt an amazing device. First things first, I am not here to criticize the Windows Phone 8 Operating system, just the phone itself
The device has everything you need, a great screen (which for me is the perfect size), decent battery life (It always gets me through a day), fast processor (I am never left waiting for the phone to catch up, it always flows along right with me), a great camera that's all you'll ever need from a smartphone and a beautiful design that attracts plenty of attention
As mentioned before, the screen is of very high quality, everything looks great and it is the perfect size for me, out of all other screen sizes. From 3.5'' to 4.8'' , 4.3'' is the best mix of usability and readability, i never feel it is too big or too small. The glass is also very durable, after a trip into a rusty, old metal mechanical couch, the phone escaped with very minor damage while any regular phone (without gorilla glass) would probably have smashed to bits in there.
The battery on this device is comparably small but the OS is very efficient and the (relatively) smaller screen and slower processor are enough to power the device without draining the battery. I easily get through a day with moderate use and 20% or more left to spare
The processor isn't the fastest (with two cores, many high end smartphones are running of four cores now) but the phone doesn't need them. The experience is snappy and fluid all around, I have no complaint's with speed or loading times.
Nowadays it seems everyone is making the switch from a digital camera to their smartphone camera. The camera on the 8X won't beat out the competition but it will take photos just as nice. The camera is comparable to that of most smartphones taking relatively crisp and bright shots. The front camera makes all the difference, coming from just about any smartphone you will be thrilled with the front camera on the 8X, very wide angle and detailed pictures. I love having the physical button on the side that launches the camera from anywhere, even a locked phone, I never have to take my gloves off to snap a photo in winter again, everything can be done in a few seconds with two quick presses of the camera button.
Lastly the design, the 8X is often regarded as being in the top 5 best ever smartphone designs (if not the very top). I have to agree that HTC did a marvelous job with this phone. The materials feel premium and the curvature make it very comfortable to hold and have the effect that the phone is much thinner than it really is. The design is an attention hog but there are a few downsides. The buttons (especially power, sleep/wake) is a little to flush with the body, making it difficult to locate and press in one try, if there was one this I could change about this phone, i would put the button on the side and have it stick out a bit more.
Overall the Windows Phone 8X is a winner in my book, if the only complaint you have is the button being a bit hard to push, then you obviously have a winner in your hands
January 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Narbj HTC 8x Review
This has got to be one of the nicest looking phones that i have ever owned. It's overall look is sleek and fits great in the hand! I have no problems typing and searching because the way its built allows the user to navigate through it with ease. When you first turn this phone on the vividness of the live tiles is impeccable and the ease of customizing their size and location makes it even more fun to play with. I did not think i would like the tiles and the microsoft layout of everything having come from an 1X but i am loving every bit of it.
The camera on this thing is insane! The photos come out looks amazing and the tap option that counts down from 3 is very handy. This phone has AN ACTUAL CAMERA BUTTON!!! Having that physical button on the side is amazing! No more shaky photos! Even with video this phones proves to be just amazing.
The only cons i would say this phone has is with its app market. The Microsoft market does not have the exact same apps as the play market has or even itunes but in the end its basically the same. BUT i have to say the the FACEBOOK app in the microsoft office is much nicer and much easier to navigate through than the one on the play store.
January 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by iTimoleagueDuck Best HTC Phone on the Market!
The HTC 8X. Where do I even begin?
I will start with the design of the phone. It is beautiful. The amazing California Blue colored makes this phone special right from the moment you look at it. Just taking it out of the box and experiencing a very unique color that I have never seen on a phone was amazing. The Design of the phone is also a masterpiece. It is an extremely thin and mind bogglingly light. A phone that compacts so much weighs so little. The buttons are laid out very well and a very easy to get to grips with.
The Screen is another amazing feature. It is a big screen that packs a lot of quality in it. It is a HD screen, the resolution in is something that I have never seen before. It is very responsive and I have yet to have a problem with it.
I am very into photography and I love taking pictures and Videos of some of my life moments and if you are like me then you really need to get your hands on this phone. The quality of the pictures is jaw dropping! I took a few pictures whilst I was on a weekend break and came back to my family and they were all amazed that the quality of the photo came from a camera phone. The big thing about this camera is the front facing camera. I used a couple of other phones during the time I had the 8X and I can safely say there is competition with the front facing camera. It is a full HD 1080p camera and it is true to its word. The lens is also very wide in the front of the camera and you can take about 1 or 2 more people per picture compared to the other phones in the market which is awesome for parties.
The Dual core 1.5 GHz Processor is enough to handle anything you throw at it. The speakers in it are also very impressive and it does have beats audio integrated into the phone which does make a big difference. The Keyboard is very responsive and the screen is a perfect size so you will not be bashing other letters whilst you type.
The Windows Operating system is very good too. Very user friendly and very good looking. The only problem I had with it was nothing to do with the phone but the lack of apps.
During the time I had this phone I genuinely think it is the best phone I have ever experienced. The beauty, simplicity and just the technology that is it is uncanny and I would definitely put this down as a must buy for any photographers on the go or a person looking into getting a windows phone as you will not be unsatisfied by this product. Another high class product by a high class company and as HTC says â€œQuietly Brilliantâ€� and they live up to it!
January 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by DWilson Fantastic phone for first timers or those wanting a change
As a long time smartphone user (first was HTC Himalaya way back in 2003), it takes a lot for a
handset to impress me, but the HTC 8X has surpassed all that I look for in a device.
Mention Windows Phone 8 to most handset owners, and they will screw their face up in disgust,
but they have obviously not tried it, let alone on a flagship device such as the HTC 8X. I am
not going to go in depth on Windows Phone 8, as this is just the operating system and not the
When you first open the box for the handset, you are presented with a large amount of screen
real estate - 4.3" to be exact. The dimensions of the screen do not include the touch
capacitive buttons. The front of the device is furnished with Corning's fantastic Gorilla Glass
2 which is resistant to most abuse thrown at it. The clarity of the 720P screen is amongst the
best I have seen. Blacks are truely black, and colours are vibrant without being oversaturated.
Even in bright conditions, the screen is perfectly readable, as it is in low light with the
brightness turned to the lowest setting. Text quality is the best I have seen on any device,
and although the system font used by Microsoft in the Windows Phone 8 OS is very clear, the
screen display has a lot to do with it as well.
The rear of the handset is coated with a non-slip "rubberised" coating which feels beautiful in
the hand. Even with wet hands, there is little chance of it slipping out of the grip. The
coating wraps around the body of the 8X by a couple of millimetres so the edges are nice to the
touch. Will the coating rub off over time? Only long term use will tell, but in the 2 months I
have been using the 8X, it looks brand new still!
The dual core Snapdragon S4 SoC processor is lightning fast in all applications on the device,
and renders large graphic heavy resources smoothly. Couple this with 1GB of RAM, and you have a
silky smooth experience that makes the handset feel much more powerful in real term usage #not
synthetic benchmarks which prove little in real world performance# than some Android devices
running quad core SoC's and 2GB of RAM!
Where the 8X really stands out from the crowd is the camera functions. The front facing camera
has a 2.1MP resolution #1980x1080# which makes it one of the highest resolution front facing
cameras on any device, but it has a F/2.0 aperture setting which allows for very crisp images
in all light conditions. The ultra wide angle lens allows for much more information to be
captured by the lens, i.e. on a photo taken with most handsets, 2 or 3 people maximum can fit
side by side in the picture, where as with the 8X front camera, you can fit 6 people in a line!
The dedicated HTC ImageChip processes captures quickly indeed.
The rear facing main camera has a 8MP #3264x2448# ImageChip which features auto focus, BSI
sensor for low light images, LED flash and the same F/2.0 aperture as the front facing camera.
If you like to have a good depth of field with a blurred background to your pictures #bokeh#
then you are going to absolutely fall in love with the 8X's camera.
Audio quality is top drawer also, and callers can be heard clearly without any problems.
Microphone quality is also very good. When connected to a car BlueTooth kit, you can tell the
difference between some other devices out there instantly.
When it comes to the battery, this is where the 8X lets itself down a little. The 1800mAh
Lithium Ion Polymer battery is more than adequate for most users with a single daily charge,
but for a heavy user that may wish to watch video or use the device with the screen on a lot,
may find themselves reaching for a charger sooner rather than later. I have managed to get 48
hours out of a single charge with over 4 hours of calls, text messaging and light internet
usage before needing to charge, but this is about the same with most other devices with similar
capacity battery's fitted. You can conserve the battery a fair bit by turning off WiFi,
Bluetoooth, NFC and GPS functions unless required to actually use, as also not having too many
Live Tiles on the homescreen.
WOuld I recommend this handset? Totally, and I have surprised a lot of the naysayers that
turned their nose up when I told them I was using a Windows Phone 8 device, when I have showed
them how fast it is compared to their "fruity" or larger screened Android devices. I am going
to continue using my OneX as well, but the 8X is fast becoming my daily use device of choice.
January 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by returner Unexpected Love
When I first got this phone I had no idea what to expect. I had used Windows phone before WP8, but they were just "all right" devices and didn't stand out to me like other available ones did.
I swear this phone has blown me away.
From the design, the feel, and even the awesome California Blue color of the poly-carbonate, I know that HTC put a lot of time into making this be the "right" phone for everyone. Every person that has picked up my phone has commented on the feel and the look and how they wish their phone was like mine. HTC outdid themselves on this design and I know that the insides are just as well constructed. Oh and another plus, the battery life is so much better than my older phone.
I did not expect to really enjoy this phone, I honestly thought I would be switching back to my old one occasionally, but since the day I started using the HTC 8X I have not been able to put it down. I love this phone and I think anyone who gives it a try will love it too.
January 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by jsharpy94 Fantastic Phone! Windows Phone 8 could do with improvements.
Let me start off by saying how beautiful this device is, you don't have to be using it to appreciate the beautiful design you can just gaze at it on your bed or on your desk and it's just gorgeous. The California blue colour is eye catching and vivid which sets the device apart from the boring black and white colours that 95 percent of smart phones come in now days.
The screen on the device is top notch, colours are accurate and text is crystal clear, you can't expect any less from a hd panel on a HTC phone, the One X, One X+ and Droid DNA should justify that statement!
The feel of the device is also a key feature as the casing is coated in an almost silicone like soft touch material that just caresses your hand! Weird thing to say but if you get down to a store and hold one of these beauty's you'll know exactly what I'm talking about.
The subtle features of the device is what makes it really work for me, beats audio technology really makes this phone output some tasty tunes but it's not actually the beats that really impresses me because the phone has 2 built in amps that really let this thing output some sound! If that doesn't mean much to you let me put it this way, a normal phone has 1 amp with around half the power of one of the 8X's amps. Get some beats and you'll be sound if you get what I mean.
On the software side of things we have the new kid on the block in the smartphone world. Windows phone 8 runs like a dream on the 8X, menus are smooth, calling and texting is a breeze and there are lots of apps available. Live tiles are gorgeous to look at and very easy to use as you just need to tap them to launch whatever app you need. The exiting thing about windows phone 8 is that it's starting to reach puberty which means it's going to grow really fast and become a real player in the smartphone industry.
To wrap up this review I want anyone who is asking themselves should the 8X be my next smartphone to answer their question with the word yes! The great thing about getting a windows phone is that you are buying into the future. Although there may be a few apps not present in the marketplace at the moment they will definitely be there in a few months time and that's what makes this phone exiting. The design is seriously one of the best I've seen on a smartphone and when this bad boy gets some updates it will be THE phone not a phone.
January 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Ezk1993 Great Windows Phone
The HTC 8X is sleek and stylish. The visual appeal of this phone is unmatched, the curved backing and soft touch is pleasant to hold and easy to keep clean. The phone is very thin and fits well in a pocket or bag. Although the elegant and simple design is nice to look at, it is not always extremely practical, for example it is sometimes difficult to hit the power button because it is almost flush with the top of the phone. Both the front and rear facing cameras are quite good, although it would be nice if the 8MP option in the OS took up the full aspect ratio of the screen. All things considered this is a great phone that I highly recommend.
January 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by CamTora Incredible Phone
Pros: Beautiful design, feels incredible to hold in my hands. The texture of the back in unlike any other phone I have ever owned. The size of the phone is perfect, making it very easy to interact with. Integration of Beats Audio makes a world of difference, especially when I plug it into my home theatre system. HTC apps for Windows OS make the phone easier to adjust to and use on a day to day basis. Buttons are easy to use, especially the camera button on the side of the phone.
Cons: Camera is on par. It is no better than any other camera I had used, yet it is still a great camera. No separate volume adjustment for ringer and media (could be a windows phone issue in general).
Overall: I highly recommend this phone if you are ready to make the switch to Windows Phone. This is the flagship phone, and will receive updates first, which is just another reason in an already sold case. This is by far the most jaw-dropping phone I have ever seen, and the specs don't disappoint. I have never had any lag (as a hard-core user too), nor have I been stuck waiting for it to boot up. People always stop to ask what phone it is, because it is so incredible to look at. Windows phone is a great OS, and is a beautiful match for the hardware.
January 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by EricJW Eight Times the Phone Greatness with the Windows Phone 8X
If youâ€™re new to the smartphone game or if you just want to change up your experience a bit, you need to look no further than the Windows Phone 8X by HTC. With Windows Phone OS navigating the user experience, users who work with or own a PC at home will feel, well, right at home. Android, iPhone and BlackBerry users will find this refreshing, while first-time smartphone users will find this very welcoming.
One aspect of Android that keeps so many users close to its heart is the ability to customize. As HTC also produces Android phones, they kept that in mind and offered a main customization right out of the box: colored handsets. If you want to keep it basic, they offer black. But for those who want to set their phones apart from the crowd, you can choose from a deep blue, a vibrant red and an electrifying yellow. Once youâ€™ve picked the right device color for your life, you can change the color of the Live Tiles on the home screen as often as you would like.
What are Live Tiles, you ask? Iâ€™m glad you asked! Your â€œStartâ€� screen (the screen that is â€œHomeâ€� on your phone) contains tiles. It can hold as many or as few as you would like. You can pin people to your Start screen and even your favorite games. Practically everything on the phone can be shown on your Start screen.
Other commonly featured tiles are a time/date/weather tile, messaging, mail and phone. But youâ€™re not common, are you? If you donâ€™t use your phone for that whole talking thing very often, then you donâ€™t have to display it. Leave room for what matters most in your life, like your photos.
So why are they called â€œLive Tiles?â€� Live Tiles are â€œliveâ€� because they update. Of course the time, date and weather will keep you up-to-date, but so will the messaging tile to tell you if you have unread messages. Miss a call? Your phone tile (should you choose to display it) will let you know about that, as well.
Want more innovation? Thereâ€™s more innovation with the Windows Phone 8X! If you like to take pictures, then the 8X is definitely a phone to consider. The front-facing camera is equipped with a wide-angle lens that helps you get more in frame. Donâ€™t worry about dim rooms either. With a fast lens on board, the 8X is great in low-light situations, as well.
To bring all of the camera features together, HTC provided its users with an external camera button. Press it once to enter camera mode, press it again to take a picture. With so many people relying on their phones to be their cameras, why not make it something simple?
However, if youâ€™d like more control of the picture, feel free to dive into the vast array of settings available. I personally couldnâ€™t find a situation where the camera didnâ€™t take a great photo.
For those who rely on their phones as a music source, HTC had you in mind, as well. Beats Audio is a wonderful and welcome addition to any and all devices in my mind. Plug in any pair of headphones and quickly notice the difference. I constantly find myself hearing new tones and aspects of songs that Iâ€™ve been listening to for YEARS. And if you watch a movie on the 8X, youâ€™ll find that Beats Audio brings you about as close to a theater experience as youâ€™re going to get when paired with a 4.3â€³ screen.
In short: If youâ€™re looking for a great new phone, then get thee to a Verizon store and pick up an 8X! I definitely recommend it.
January 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mugetsu666 Sweet with Beats
The Windows phone 8x by HTC is the next big thing for Windows 8 phones. It's ease of use and the ability to migrate from Android to the 8x makes it a very pleasurable experience. It has speed, sound and a beautiful camera. The voice recognition is spot on and the ability to have all your messages read to you makes this a truly hands free device. With the verity of colors and just pure awesomeness makes this an ideal phone for just about anyone.
January 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by draciel882 Absolutely Stunning
This phone is beautiful and is extremely well built. All around great device.
The Super LCD display is gorgeous! The phone itself is very nice. Very sharp details and crazy vivid colours. The Gorilla glass does a very good job of protecting the display. I have no worries when I slip it in to my pocket along with keys or loose change. No screen protector needed with this one.
The screen is almost flush with the body. The body feels super nice in your hand, it's not slippery but it's not rough. There is a bit of a raised ring around the camera lens that prevents the lens from being scratched when set down flat on a surface. The phone fits perfectly in the palm of my hand and it's very easy to use it with just one hand. Not too big, not too small. Just right.
The camera button is very convenient to take pictures with. You can start the camera without even unlocking the phone. It takes less than 3 seconds to start the camera from standby. The volume rocker is very easily accessible. Even when in your pocket you don't have to fumble to turn it down without looking at it. The power button is easy to push with just one hand, not too far from the bottom of the phone.
The rear camera takes AMAZING pictures. I have an HTC One X and it has the same camera as the 8X but the 8X takes considerably better pictures. They are very detailed and have good colour.
FRONT FACING CAMERA
The front facing camera is very good too. The wide angle lens makes taking pictures of yourself or pictures of you with friends very easy and the quality of the pictures is INSANE. I've never seen a clearer picture come from a front facing camera on a phone.
The sound quality with this device is amazing! While in call the earpiece is very loud and clear. If you put the call through the loud speaker, its just as clear but much louder. When it comes to playing music, I love the Beats Audio that is built in to this phone. It sounds great through head phones and through the loud speaker.
The battery life on the phone is also amazing. The 8X easily beats the battery life on any phone I have ever used.
This phone is amazing. If you are looking for a Windows Phone 8 device, look no further. This phone is the phone for you. Just great.
January 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 A gorgeous phone that makes other phones look not-so-beautiful-after-all.
I have been using a California Blue HTC 8X for nearly a month now and I must admit that while I was ecstatic by the design, I also had a lot of apprehension due to its fineness. The 8X is my first device from HTC thatâ€™s so beautifully crafted, so light that I find myself very often weirdly caressing the smooth polycarbonate material. My other HTC devices that Iâ€™ve owned look incredibly bulky and rude next to the 8X. This is most obvious with the grey Titan II sitting next to the lively California Blue device. HTC, through the design of the 8X, clearly wanted to re-invent itself and they have succeeded.
However, the HTC 8X is not perfect despite its eye-catching, flashy design. For a device that has a 4.3â€� screen, it is unusually tall. This is particularly noticeable when compared to the 4.7â€� Titan II. Thatâ€™s kind of weird when I have to reach the soft buttons at the bottom of the screen or the power button at the top. It requires much finger twist and a bit of Fantastic 4 Reed Richards elastic superpowers to use the soft buttons with just one hand. HTC should have gone with at least a 4.5â€� screen to make the device more usable. Thatâ€™s the price to pay to give the HTC 8X a gorgeous 1280x720 screen with pixel density of 342ppi. The Titan II is no match at this level. Photos are crisp; browsing the web is a pleasure.
The front camera is amazing with its ability to capture more in one photo than any other phones can handle. Itâ€™s just great to fit in my daughters and myself when doing video calls with Skype, but not so in terms of photo quality. But the pictures are still better than any other phones Iâ€™ve used though. The 8MP back camera offers good quality photos during day use and requires a little fiddling with the settings in low light conditions. Thatâ€™s not a real problem for me as I donâ€™t usually take photos after dark. Strangely, I find the picture quality on the 8X to be better than on the 16MP camera of the Titan II.
The HTC 8X is definitely the most fashionable device Iâ€™ve used so far. Every time I take it out, it manages to catch the attention of all those around me with an incessant emission of WOWs.
January 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Bugdad Great Design and Great Function
I have had the HTC 8x for several weeks. I have been excited about getting to try the new Windows 8 phone. My main concern about the phone was the screen size as I was coming from an EVO LTE.
I have no issues with the screen size and it is quite clear and bright in all light situations. I am able to reach all parts of the screen for one handed operation. The design of the phone with its curved back and somewhat rounded front glass makes it feel really nice in the hand. The dedicated buttons on the bottom of the phone are easily accessible and easy to understand.
My first impression when I opened the box was â€œWowâ€� I like the color. I received a California Blue model, reminds me of Lakers Purple â€“ a plus in my opinion. The other colors of the 8x look impressive as well, would have been difficult to choose if the choice wasnâ€™t made for me.
Picking up the phone for the first time I was pleasantly surprised. It felt solid, nice weight and the soft touch back keeps the phone in your hand nicely. The buttons on the phone are raised just enough to find them without looking. The volume rocker and the dedicated camera button on the right side of the phone and the power button on the top right are just where I am used to looking.
The back of the phone has the speaker and camera and flash. The speaker is loud and pretty clear when streaming music. The rear camera is good and almost on par with the EVO LTE (which is amazing). Front facing camera with wide angle lens produces nice quality shots while getting the â€œbigâ€� picture.
My phone is not activated on a network so I cannot speak to the call quality. One of my relatives reports to me that call quality on T-Mobile is outstanding. Using my beats headphones with the 8x gave great audio.
Bottom line is that HTC has followed its tradition of producing innovative, high quality phones with the HTC 8x. It is definitely a solid phone with great feel in your hand and eye catching looks. You will be happy if you make the choice to get one.
January 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Darieum Finally... a "sensual" phone!
The first thing that became clear in my mind when I first took the 8X in my hands was that this was not going to be a common user experience. The handset truly comes across as to be able to please all senses that come in contact with it. Touch it: rounded edges, seamless, supple, solid. Look at it: gorgeous unibody design, stunning screen that truly gives Windows 8 justice. Listen to it: I am a music lover and I could easily switch to this device as my main portable mp3 player.
Oh, the camera! Trust it, use it as often as you can... it will not disappoint you! Great battery life (vast improvement over my Evo 4G). Overall I tried really hard to find something to gripe about and all I can think of is the volume controls: they are so flush with the body that sometimes I have a hard time finding them! All in all I highly recommend the "sensual" 8X!
January 30, 2013