Rated 5 out of 5Â by arunb You will love it - from an ex iPhone/Android owner
Having used iphone and android over the years, windows phone blew my mind with its awesome response and beautiful tiles.
I am a mac guy since 2003 and still I am(love my macbook pro..by the way) but when it comes to phone -- windows phone 8 it is. The most underrated product in the market right now.
Go get it...you will not be disappointed. Apps will come as the user base grows.
June 18, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Rbernal I don't like this phone
I was very excited to receive my new phone after upgrading online but when I turned it on and started using it I began to not like it. I feel the contacts, photos, and app are extremely restricting. I was unsatisfied with the battery life and how nearly all apps I used would either crash or freeze on me. The browser was inconvenient and, I feel, too minimalistic. The only thing I've really liked about this phone is the converter and three brightness flash light that came installed already. Picture quality is poor. I feel the formatting for photos, contacts, and calendar were lacking greatly. I have more but I don't have enough space to type it.
July 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by windowsphonehtcx the phone has no apps
The windows phone is good to have if you have an xbox.i have a xbox and thought it would be cool to connect my phone with it which it was but the phone cant do what i thught it could or what i wanted it to do.also the phone had no good apps it doesnt have instagram or pheed or any thing like that however the phone does have a twitter email accounts and a facebook.The sound was great on it but the picture wasnt.the phone runs of bing which i dont like i am google fan and didnt relieze how bad bing was until i tried it.
July 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by cjsolar Just got this phone. I upgraded from a Blackberry. I really like the way it sets up(much like my windows 8 laptop). The only thing that is a little difficult to get used to is the keyboard. If you have good size hands, you have a tendency to hit the wrong letter or number. Just some to get used to on the new phone. Overall, it is a very good phone,just have to get used it.
July 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Pilgrimtozion High Quality Phone that is Easy To use
This is a high-end smartphone that outshines Android and the IPhone in user-friendliness. All the apps I need, a good camera, decent battery life (mine lasts two days), and a price that makes me wonder why anybody would buy an Iphone instead of this phone.
Let me put it this way: I don't have to worry about my phone crashing (bye bye Android) or about my wallet suffering (bye bye IPhone). I don't have to go to my facebook app to check facebook and to my twitter app to check twitter. All that information is in one place, at the click of a live tile. I don't have to root or jailbreak my phone to get the most out of it because Windows Phone 8 is so well-designed, it's built to get the most out of your phone. I don't have to worry about my phone crashing...because it doesn't. It's built that well.
Granted Nokia has some great Lumia phones out there. However, many of the Lumia apps are available on the HTC 8x. In addition to that, the HTC 8x has virtually all the bells and whistles the Lumia 921 has, for instance, but is lighter and more affordable.
My only qualm with the phone is the power and volume buttons. They blend very well with the phone...a little too well. At times, my fingers can have a hard time finding them. Not a big deal, but honesty demands that I mention it.
In short: when combining price with quality and bang for your buck, you cannot go wrong with this phone.
July 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Life First smart phone
Well its great so far but the battery only holds a days charge and no slot for a micro card so if your out of memory your out of memory the screen is so touchy you don't have to push on it, takes great photos but wont let you arrange them on the phone. its bigger then my sisters iphone. easy to use and who wouldn't like the color?oh and it could use a better photo enhancer
July 24, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by lilman it is not a good phone
the screen broke within a couple of days and if you get a good case for it the way it is designed the screen is very out in the open
July 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Chlochlo Love it!
This is my first smart phone and I'm really glad I chose this, even over the i-phone. Here's why:
-Great screen size, not too big and not too small
-AMAZING touch screen (I click on tiny text and it still picks it up right)
-Internet is fast and apps like Facebook and Twitter work great
-Organized, once you get the hang of it (took me like a day) it's just so easy to find everything
-Great sound quality (Pandora yeah!)
-Great pictures (and you can crop and edit them right on the phone)
-Microsoft Word (cool thing to have, haven't had a chance to use it yet, but I know I will)
-Great with multitasking, doesn't miss a beat.
Over all it's a computer- a really awesome computer.
Now when I pick up a friends i-phone I'm just confused x) compared to this phone it's cramped and confusing.
-Battery life is not as great as I would have hoped, but as long as you're not playing games all day it's fine. It'll make it through the day even if you do play games, I'm just a little OCD when the little battery icon isn't full.
-A few times it's froze for a moment or two but after I locked and unlocked the screen it's fine.
Oh and the ringtones are a little soft, I use it for my alarm and if you can't wake up to soft birds or rain fall or something cheesy like that then you might want to buy something you're able to wake up to. :)
If you're debating to get the phone, just get it, it's awesome.
July 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BPAX Awesome Phone!
I was really unsure of what phone I wanted for my upgrade. I have had an Iphone and Android and I have not been overly impressed with either of them....So trying a Windows phone was right up my alley! This phone is so easy to use and is way better quality than what I have had before. There are not as many apps, but I don't really use them on my phone anyway and the battery could be a little better. Besides that I would recommend this phone 110%. I was also one of the lucky ones who found this phone in the bright yellow, which is a really cool color. If you are sitting on the fence I say get it! You will not be disappointed!
August 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by thatguy67 Pretty Solid
Battery life could be better, but overall this phone is awesome. I love Windows Phones, and WP8 makes it even better. The beats audio isn't actually the speakers in the phone itself, it just produces a fantastic sound through headphones or in-car auxiliary port. Very fast phone; you can get to the camera, bing, games, app list, and everything else on your phone in an instant. Also has a pretty good quality camera and very bright flashlight. The camera button is built perfectly so that you have to push the button in all the way, so you can bump it without accidentally going into the camera and interrupting whatever is is you're currently doing.
August 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Awesomely Best deal that I made with my parents
Best phone I ever had. Great for school, music, family fun, and the deal I made with my parents worked. I asked to get it and they went with me however they didn't approve of it. I made a deal stating that everyday they would check my phone for history and apps I have. It worked and I kept my phone for 3 months so far. Battery life could be better. Not as many apps as other apple or android products.
August 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by jlhubb I LOVE this phone!
This is my first smartphone, so I have no other smartphone experience to compare it to. I have owned it only a week, but I feel compelled to review this already because my experience has been so great.
The Platform: What I love - Windows 8 platform. ease of changing around the tiles and changing the size of tiles on the home screen, being able to make a shopping note and pin it just above all my other tiles where it is easily seen when I look at my phone, being able to pin the contact info for important people right to the home screen, the store has all the apps I need. I am not a gamer, so that is not an issue. I really want it more for productivity and social networking, and it seems to have everything I need for that. By the way, I (and my kids) love the flashlight app! Very awesome!
Battery Life: For me, battery life is great, but I am not a super heavy data user. At least I don't think I am. I have spent a lot of time on the phone just getting things set up and learning how to use it. I think it has gone down to maybe about 85%, maybe a tad bit less, by the end of the day, and then I just plug it in at night.
Durability: After reading other reviews, I was worried about the screen breaking easily; however, before my phone case arrived, I dropped the phone onto the hardwood floor; it dropped on the face, and the screen did not break and the phone did not scratch! If the edges had not been rubberized it surely would have scratched around the edges. I do have a screen protector on it, so I didn't expect the screen to scratch, but I was hoping it would not shatter.
Design: The size and shape is great. I had a smaller slider phone before and I never felt like I was speaking into the speaker, but with this phone, I do. Speaking of the speaker, the sound on this phone is really great. It sounds like I'm talking to someone in the next room, and the speaker phone is nice and clear and not too tinny sounding. I LOVE the sound of music through headphones on this phone. Very nice. I think I will really enjoy listening to my industrial workout music, as well as classical music. The only thing I worry about is that the phone is thin on the edges, and the ability to grip is not so good; until I got my case, I was afraid I would drop it all the time. I ordered this phone case : Diztronic Matte Back Black Flexible TPU Case. I love it because it has a thick edge around the front opening that is just thick enough to protect the screen if it falls. It also provides a more secure grip. The only complaint I do have about this phone is that, without a case, the buttons are not so easy to find, and I found it difficult to know if I was pressing them hard enough. The case that I got for it solved this problem. It is much easier to find the power button, and it is much easier to press the other buttons (volume and camera). I do wish that I could just touch the screen to wake the phone up, instead of having to push the on button, but that is a really minor complaint.
Camera: I LOVE this camera, and it will definitely replace my pocket camera. I took some pictures without the lights on in my house at night to see how well it could perform. It is awesome! I couldn't even see my son (the subject) through the viewfinder because it was so dark, but after the flash came on and the camera took the shot, I had a perfect, bright picture of my son. The flash is really great, and the camera shoots pictures very quickly, with very little lag time in low light and none in full light. Totally opposite of my pocket camera (which is a great brand but is horrible compared with this phone). I love the front-facing camera, too, though I wish the quality on that camera was as great as the back camera (which is awesome, crisp, clear)
Checking Voicemail: I am used to having to call voicemail manually and give my password every time on my old phone. With this Windows phone, it stores my password and calls voicemail automatically for me. The first couple of times, I didn't even know what the phone was doing. It's great! I don't have to stop an put in my password every time I want to check voicemail.
Further information about myself as a user: Though have not had a smartphone in the past, I do have both an iPad and a Windows 8 laptop and can easily move around in both of those platforms. Furthermore, I owned and Android tablet for a short time, but I returned it because I did not find the platform as intuitive as Apple iPad or Windows.
I HIGHLY recommend this phone, especially if you like or plan to upgrade to the Windows 8 platform.
August 24, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by mommyprincess The longer I have it the more I hate this phone
I have had this phone for a couple months now and hate it. There is always something with it, cant upload, cant text, even with wifi. I have wifi in the house and it downloads thousand of mb of information using my data plan. I cant do anything with the battery saver on if the battery is less than 85%. I am not going to even mention the LACK of apps for this phone. Thanks for the cheap phone that I am stuck with for 2 years. Oh and by the way this phone over heats if it on longer than 5 minutes.
September 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Juarezgirls Want my I-phone back
I thought I was trading up to this phone in april when my contract was up for re-newal on my I-phone. At first I was very pleased with this phone, infact I was showing it off to my family, friends and co-workers, the display was amazing and bright, the slim profile, the fact that is was so lightweight and to top it off, the camera takes great photos, the gorilla glass were all wonderful attributes to this phone. Well that was in April 2013, since then the battery life has been completly depleated (and I leave it charged when not in use), the connection port at the base of the phone no longer holds the charge cord in place correctly so when my phone is charging, it "tones" every few minutes, the phone is constantly giving me error messages that my sim card is invalid and shuts the phone down, I cant send text messages nor place or recieve calls with out first shutting the phone completly down. I cant acces web pages because it does not pick up wi-fi well. I would recommend that anyone looking at his phone research prior to your purchase, remember you are going to have it for 2 years. it is a beautiful phone, but beauty can not make a conference call or send and email to a coorporate office, or ensure that the text I sent my children makes it through. If you are going for looks sure this is the phone for you, but if you want it to work well then I would look elsewhere.
October 14, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Louie191 Very Poor and Limited. Choose a Different Smartphone!
I was so excited to get this as my first smart phone because I was unable to get a Galaxy. I heard the phone was great. When I first got the phone i was excited. It had cool live tiles and you could hook up facebook and your text messages could be seen in strings and you could changethe screen and color setting around.
Then I found that the camera was really sensitive and most pictures turn out blury. The shound when you are actually speaking on the phone is terrible. I am big into using Instagram and snapchate along with tons of other apps. But on Windows the only apps you can get are the ones that Windows has created or supports. Neither of these are avaliable and tons of other apps even avaliable to normal HTC or Android devices are not avaliable on this phone. I also cant stand that there is not enough memory on this phone. Only 8 GB and you can't put in any type of memory card or sd card, so I am constantly having to delete and redownload certain apps so that I can use certain apps.
It also has the problem of turning on and off by itself multimple times when nothing is anywhere near the power button. It will shut off on me in the middle of a text or a call, etc. and It takes me 10 minutes toget it back to normal. This happens at least two or three times a week.
I would strongly advise you to get almost any other smart phone than this phone! I am so bummed it nowhere as great as I thought. I will never get another Windows phone.
October 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by PaigeStormblade Good smart phone for med users, not those who think its a computer
for a user who isn't to hot on running a batt down to the last drop but well ok to make uses as radio or music stream, movies well maybe one movie at a 2 hour length would be good the phone tend to get hot being on all the time, connect the external wire or some sort of good speaker system you have a nice output in sound really good bass no eq though, so make sure the external speakers have some sort of eq, its well ok for making it in to an ipod/mp3 player maybe movie center as well.
batt life well depends on the use of how long you want to be on speaker talking or some games or like i said watching a movie but the batt id have to say does last, watch for to many the running task in back ground this can also play a part to lowering batt,
watch being on the wifi all the time that plays a part to draining batt with facebook, skype, twitter, or other apps like scout gps, it wouldn't even stop scout gps but i think thats just a glitch in the app it self,
other then that the back light fades on normal hand held talking, the main thing i hated more is how you cant see the phone in the day light, but to answer the phone without needing to see it you can work with the setting.
many are right on apps not many and i have reviewed some. i dont trust a lot of developers for apps unless its from the main company though, i have seen questions asking for details after getting them, i wouldn't give to my best friend ffs, most seem to want to get in to bank accounts or they have access to the phone so yea paranoia set in on the apps found.
as most creators or developers abuse windows creating unlawful apps or programs anyway to get your id or bank info.
so be careful choosing apps remove asap if you feel they dont fit ya fancy.
read the reviews too most importantly, how ever im not a fan of windows after the xp, and windows 2000 where you had better freedom of choice, as where linux its all about the freedom of choice in all areas, windows copy catted mac, linux and mix a bit of widows in to the windows vista to the windows 8, some windows geeks will disagree but they lack the education in linux to prove that and i can bet im more safer on linux then any widows systems but working with windows 7 i was ok to keep using windows, now the os 8 for pc i hated very much wont ever use it ill stay with windows 7, but windows 8 i feel belongs on the phone its just a much better smooth run, as im sure the surface tablet will to.
with a windows your block from correcting any programming as where in linux and as experienced in pcs or operating systems linux is best and you dont need decompression programs to fix screw ups or take out the traps people abuse programming to steal your information, id , and bank info, and less hijakes and vary little viruses and its more stable then any windows i have ever worked with, most of those issues in a windows device or pc are designed to screw up all windows,
so you have to really look in to protection on a windows phone as well as its pcs os too.
this phone only has available space after taking out the many useless paying apps to gain up to 5 something gb you get less in its space of 8gb i was vary un happy of that.
so for people that dont expect to use the phone like an ipod and expect to use it as a pc for all works. the phone is best for the economist user not the abusing user who has the think they need the phone when crapping in the bathroom or always got to gossip or talk about people all day on the phone. i'm not unhappy of this phone frankly im impressed my self.
those who have boohooed and cry you need to look at the positive side not the negative side for the uses this phone has what most says negative there is very little to boo hoo about its a phone ffs not a computer.
so in all i did abuse this phone only a few issues was found to be of a problem not what al had to say fully negative about.
October 23, 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