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 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 sparuchuri Great phone but a little pricey
I've had my Windows Phone 8X since just after Thanksgiving. I was really excited to get it because it was so much lighter than the Lumia 920, and just felt better in my hand.
My initial impression is that the phone feels _tall_. I put it side by side with an iPhone 5 and it's actually just barely taller, which makes me think it's just the narrowness of it relative to all the Nokias that makes it look so tall. The only downside to the height is that the lock screen button is still on the top right corner, so it can be a bit far to reach.
The body is a lovely soft touch coating, in a color I have affectionately named 'blurple', but HTC calls 'California Blue'. I love when a manufacturer takes the extra initiative, and having the matching earpiece color and even the OS color is really impressive. My only real complaints are that the buttons are so subtle along the sides that it can sometimes be hard to really push them- especially the lock screen which can be a bit of a reach for small hands.
Inside, the 8X is blessed by pretty much the best Qualcomm hardware on the market. It's wicked fast, never lags, and the OS is gorgeous when rendered on the vivid LCD screen.
The only real reasons I've taken away a star are: high-ish price (with a Lumia 920 32gb running just 99, it's hard to compete), the hard to push lock button, and the fact that the soft touch on my corners has begun to wear down a little bit.
I think this is a fantastic phone that you'd be much happier owning than literally ANY Android phone on the market.
February 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Peter1 My HTC 8X Review
For those who are willing to try an alternative to android the htc-8X is the high end handset to consider
Design wise: the 8X is just top class with its full polycarbonate unibody and only 130 grams its just feels perfect in the hand to my opinion this is definitely the handset to beat when it comes to design and hardware
Display: The black gorilla glass display with its slightly curved edges is a joy to watch and absolutely top of the range 341 pixels per inch on a 4.3 inch displays is just excellent
sound: as an extra sweetener the 8X comes with beats audio technology and an amplifier in the headphone jack which cranks up to 2.5v compared to the 0.5v we seen an previous handsets more then enough to pump up the volume on a large set of headphones
Processor: the qualcomm snapdragon dual-core 1.5ghz is blazing fast and is definitely a serious step up compared with the previous wp 7 handsets
Camera: the 8mp main camera and the incredible 2.1mp wide angel front cam are flawless it amazes me everytime I use them
Video resolution is excellent recording in 1080p wich is more the sufficient to watch your videos on the big screen
Conclusion: after a month with the 8X I must say I am plesantly surprised its's been a perfect experience so far,
Overall the HTC 8X is a worthy windowsphone torchbearer.
January 31, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by fares windows
its agood phone specially windows system, i love it ,thanks HTC go alawyes forward and i will be alwayes with you.
January 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by HamdirR Simply the Best Windows Phone 8
Letâ€™s first begin with the main highlights of this device, design, build quality, screen and camera!
When you first meet the 8x you will have a pleasant surprise, itâ€™s just gorgeous and immediately hits you with its finest build material, the unibody shell is very rigid and has a very nice texture with excellent grip, the screen is protected by a metal frame and all the hardware button are made from metal of the same color as the phone, I have the funky blue version but after meeting the matte black 8x with its metal, black and glossy HTC logo I realized itâ€™s looks even better, it screams class and upper end, words will not explain it enough until you meet the 8x in person.
The design is so good that everyone who has seen this phone was blown away.
The second best thing about this device is the screen, itâ€™s razor sharp! At 340ppi itâ€™s actually higher than Appleâ€™s retina display, colors are also expertly calibrated, the screen is laminated so it appears seamless and floating over the gorilla glass surface, it's matches the One X now legendary SLCD2 screen, but certain angles don't match the flawless view angles on the One X. The screen is 4.3 inch which might feel small for One X lovers but size will always depend on your taste.
The third best thing about this phone are the cameras, yup both cameras, the main camera offers everything good in the One X camera and improves it further, mainly the low light performance is much improved over the One X with better lighting and less noise, I was just a little disappointed it misses the fast shutter burst mode on the One X.
Meanwhile the front camera has one of a kind wide angle lens where you can grab an entire room with one click, itâ€™s almost surreal, perfect for taking pictures of yourself with friends/family, itâ€™s also outputs in high quality with perfect colors and little noise (unlike the usual front camera quality) you will never run out of fun ideas using this camera, I just have one complaint which is the slight slowness in the viewfinder, I guess it was inevitable with such high quality processing. The main camera however is very speedy with super fast shutter speed and did I mention it has a dedicated physical camera button?
Video capture is excellent and HTC also offers photo enhancement software out of box, once you grab a photo you can edit and improve it using the photo enhancer app, in short itâ€™s just an excellent and fun phone for photography.
Audio quality is equally excellent on every output thanks to the built-in amplifiers. As for battery life, I donâ€™t usually abuse my device beyond phone, camera and social features, in other words I donâ€™t spend hours at the browser or gaming and so the phone easily lasts over one day, sometimes closing two days.
Iâ€™m usually an Android user, but the windows operating system felt surprisingly intuitive, things are so much simpler to do and the minimalist/unified elegant UI feels like a nice fresh change. I really like the touch keyboard and the improvements offered by The windows OS, the OS I known for being buttery smooth and itâ€™s even faster with the 8x speedy S4 dual core processor, and despite being a â€œclosedâ€� OS itâ€™s still a lot more practical than iOS, for example you can access your phone storage by simply plugging it to your PC and you can share files with any other device using Bluetooth, I'm just annoyed most 3D games on the windows store still do not yet support 720p screen and therefore they look pixelated on the super dense screen, HTC/Microsoft should aggressively push developers to better support their OS and provide more apps.
In short compared to the much bulkier less attractive lumi920 and like many expert reviews concluded, the HTC 8x is simply the best Windows Phone 8.
January 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Sedky Amazing phone
It's the best smartphone you can ever have! Really nice design & software!
May 24, 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 4 out of 5Â by Englishcoach Hello 8X!...Love at first sight!
Ok, so I love my old phone (HTC OneS) and I don't want to disrespect him but...I'm in love...with another phone! haha
I can not get over how slick the 8X is. It is light weight, sits perfectly in your hand and talk about amazingly clear display.
The phone itself is gorgeous and solid. It feels like it already has a "protective cover" as the blue shell isn't made of hard plastic...it's more like a dense rubber. Love!
The camera takes outstanding photos outdoors (although I need to play with the indoor settings as those photos don't turn out so well).
The Internet is super fast on this baby. It loads Facebook in a flash and makes mobile web browsing much easier.
What more can I say...HTC you have outdone yourself.
January 31, 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
Rated 5 out of 5Â by urbandave Amazing desing and hardware togheter
An excellent design, perfect to the touch and fits great in the hand. Also an intelligent design that dhace the phone look extremely thin, yet is robust and resilient. A hardware running Windows Phone 8 makes great, no lags or problems. Best, a camera up to the top and a front camera unsurpassed image quality and optics. You have a whole new world to discover playing with the front camera and thanks to HTC has stopped being an accessory in unused mobile phone. I recommend it without hesitation to anyone!
January 31, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Jimm A Handy Tool
I use my 8X for project work as a dramatist. The ease of having pdf versions of scripts, apps to write down ideas, minute meetings and keep a schedule of all my appointments is brilliant. Add to that the fantastic way I can use the high spec cameras to take photos to later share with collaborators - whether design inspiration, costume ideas, location ideas - is fantastic.
This phone feels like a mobile office and portfolio wrapped up in one. And when a project is finished, I can easily transfer everything to my computer, ready to start on the next one. Superb.
January 31, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by jonfromlondon A standout and unique smartphone
HTC has done well with the 8X, offering a unique product design and colour options that is far removed from the usual bland industrial design favoured by other manufacturers.
Thanks to the tapered design, the 8X feels great in my palms. The 4.3" display is perfect for me, not too small and not too big. Coupled with Windows Phone 8, it is perfect for one handed use. All I need to do is swipe. The display isn't quite as brilliant as the One X, but it is still good and more importantly, sharp.
Powered by a screaming fast Snapdragon S4 SoC with dual core Krait CPU, the 8X is fast. The already fast Windows Phone gets a well needed boost. Operations are instantaneous, and any lags are minimal. The only thing that would hold this phone back is your mobile connection speed.
The 8MP f/2.0 camera is good, but not great and suffers from noise. But images still turn out pleasant and it was capable of capturing images at low light. Great for capturing images for use on web pages and social networks, but it won't replace your compact camera yet.
However it is the front facing camera that blew me away. While the image quality is average, the use of ultra wide angle lens impressed me. I can now easily capture group shots with my friends without too much hassle or lending my phone to a stranger.
The battery life is adequate. I do wish HTC would have either included a removable battery option, or increased the battery capacity, even if it means increasing the thickness of the phone by 1mm. It will between half a day to a full day depending on usage. Power users will likely want to top up throughout the day.
All in all, I like the 8X. It is a unique device that stands out among the sea of bland smartphone design. The lack of expansion slot and battery life will put off some people, but as a whole, HTC has done really well with crafting the 8X.
January 31, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by adazamim Elegant, productive, social and simply HTC!
Windows Phone 8X by HTC is, exceptionally, elegant!
The touch, the feel, the look the size and the weight are just perfect!
Pleasantly stylish and thin to have it in my hand, in my pocket or to put it on my desk!
4.3â€� screen makes it the best screen resolution ever on Windows Phone with HD720p.
Vivid images and vibrant colors on whatever color theme I decide to switch to!
My lock screen is set to â€œHTC Senseâ€�.
Weather, location and time are there beautifully.
Time and weather are a glimpse away from the HTC Hub Live Tile!
I love HTC HUB where news, which matters to me are always handy.
Personal emails and work emails?!
No problem! All there!
Notes via OneNotes and Evernotes always at my fingertips!
With Windows Phone 8X by HTC, my self-portraits now have room for all my friends to show up all our emotions ï�Š
Ultra-wide-angle front facing camera gives me the best quality photos ever from a front facing camera on a smartphone!
When itâ€™s time for my favorite music, I just plug in my earphones and I enjoy ultra-clear voice.
Beats Audio sound booster/enhancer is now a must and a standard demand ï�Š
Iâ€™m socially connected wherever I go!
Facebook and twitter are in my pocket!
I never get lost, when I have Bing Maps with me.
Never asked for information about something I needed to know, or a song I needed to identify or even a QR code I needed to scan!
I have Bing search! Just a click on a softkey and Iâ€™m on ï�Š
Simply the best phone in the world of the new Windows Phone 8!
January 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by RickNelson I LOVE THE 8X
I love this device, just flat out love it. The form factor is perfect for one hand and two hand holding. The screen is fantastic for viewing videos. I have been missing the camera shutter button and so glad HTC brought it back with the 8X. The camera alone is a huge WOW for me. The quality of the images are amazing. I am talking crystal clear photos and videos. The front facing camera with the wide angle lens allows me to take brilliant self shots and I can have all my friends and family in one shot. I like to vlog and the clear video that the front camera can record is a huge plus for me. The audio quality is top of the line in my opinion. I havenâ€™t had any issues with hearing someone in noisy places and they can hear me very clearly. I also love the Beats integration that HTC did. I donâ€™t own Beats headphones but you donâ€™t need them to hear the difference. The high notes are clearer and the bass is ear bursting. I would recommend getting Beats headphones just to enjoy the full experience. I have not had any lag while using the device and I am what they call a power user. My phone is with me 24/7 and I am always on it. Having a dependable device at all times with awesome battery life is a must for me. Speaking of the battery life, I can make 2-3 days with light usage and 1-2 days with heavy usage. To me heavy usage is YouTube, Music, emails, phone calls, texts, etc.. I use the 8X for everything.
January 31, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Zman A very good device that could be polished
Having had my HTC 8X for about 2 months now, I think the 8X is a very good sign of what is to come. Though I personally am a little disappointed in the windows phone 8 sector, I am aware that it's microsoft's problem and not HTC's. In terms of the phone itself, it is a beautiful device. The polyester-ish feel to the back is just sublime and doesn't get old. The dual core processor can run window's os very smoothly. My biggest problem with the device belongs to the buttons and charging ports. For me personally, i think the power button is not very accessible. Also, the charging port and headphone jack are on opposite sides which makes plugging in music while charging quite space consuming.
All hardware issues aside, the screen is GORGEOUS. The front facing camera was splendid and gave me & my gf quite a lot of sweetshots. The screen is definitely the biggest hit though. 4.3 inch is perfect for my smaller-than average hands. Love it.
I'm really looking forward to some fixes on the glitches, but am nonetheless extremely satisfied.
January 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by saslax beautiful with nice sound effects
The smoothest,fastest and easiest phone to use,it has given me a spectacular display to my satisfaction.the 8x has a nice video quality and sound effect with the beats audio.the pictures i take with the 8x keeps people around me talking about the phone.the design of the 8x attracts the eyes and its a very light phone that you cant get enough of it when held.the HTC 8x stands out from its competitors
January 31, 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 3 out of 5Â by fridge21 very good
Ive had this phone for around 3 months now.. Its been ad really good phone to use. My only problem is up untill now, the battery life has been amazing. However. If i let my phone go to critically low and then charge it. No matter if its been on charge for hours it will then say its full and go straight back to critically low instantly. Then the only way to get it to charge is turn it off and on. Apart from that highly recommend
October 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Dlanod A refreshing alternative to iPhone or Android
I decided to try a Windows Phone after getting a bit bored with iPhone and Android. I looked at the Nokia Lumia 920 but for me it was too big and cost nearly another Â£200 sim free.
I'm pleased with my 8X - it's fast, the OS is great, the screen is awesome and the sound is excellent. It's well made and easy to hold.
Couple of niggles (1) the power on button is more difficult to use than it should be, and for a phone that has no other way of waking up apart from the dedicated camera button this is a bit of a design flaw; and (2) not HTCs fault I know, but on such a great phone for music I NEED Spotify.
So overall, I think this is the best WIndows 8 Phone out there at the moment.
February 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MattManDo Smooth and Beautiful!
Truly an awesome phone to hold an use! The 8X fits so smoothly in your hand as the rounded corners and Gorilla Glass screen seem to almost be made of a solid piece of magic.
The Polycarbonate body has a nice texture that doesn't feel cold like metal or lifeless like most plastic. Very organic feeling. There has been no need for me to use a cover as I didn't want to mess with the overall look and feel of the phone except I did find it easier to keep it clean (as with any device) as dirt and grime will eventually begin to show. Thankfully HTC makes colour matched hard cases as it would be a shame to hide such beautiful and unique coloured phones.
The inclusion of a dedicated shutter button is a great and welcome addition and can also be set to wake the phone to capture images almost instantly. Very handy if you have kids or are trying to capture a moving target quickly.
If you like music (who doesn't) you'll appreciate the Beats Audio especially if you have a good set of headphones to maximize your listening pleasure.
Overall an unbeatable (see what I did there?) choice for your next phone. Even my die hard mApple friends have made the switch and are happy they have. :)
February 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Amie15us Not the best
I have had the HTC 8x for probably 3 months now. The sound quality is great when hooked up to AUX in my car. Screen is bright and lovely to look at. Battery life is very poor. I have to keep my charger with me where ever I go or risk having a dead phone. Also, memory is very small. I already had to go through and delete some apps. I don't exactly down load much either! My biggest complaints? You cannot remove the battery, so if that fails your SOL. Also, I have been getting a "SIM Card error. Emergency calls only." on my phone. Which seems to be a common theme with the phone. I am getting a replacement via AT&T. Refurbished however, through manufacturer. Windows phones do not have a large selection of apps, either. Sadly, I find that we are left behind. Will probably switch back to an android when the time comes. Disappointing, for this windows hopeful.
October 23, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by RachelL Missing functionality - annoying
It's always the small things that count and there are multiple that are missing from the 8X. First of all, there needs to be a way to tab to different fields when filling out forms. Having to touch away from the field and into the next field you want is really annoying. In the email setup, there should be a way to automatically download pictures from all my emails. It gets annoying to have to click to download the pictures every time I open a new email message. Also, when I am in an email and delete it, I don't want to go back out to my list of email messages, I want to be taken to my next email message. Another huge issue is with the text messaging functionality. When someone texts me and other people at the same time (mass text#, the phone does not indicate in any way that the message was sent to more people than just myself. So if I want to reply to multiple people #the whole list that the first text message was sent to#, I have no easy way to do this. First I would need to ask the sender who the message was sent to, then I would need to create a new message and list out all of the recipients. The same issue happens when I'm the sender of a mass text. There is no way of knowing from the responses I get whether or not the sender replied all or just intended for the message to be sent to me.
All of these little #or big depending on your opinion) issues add up to some real annoyance and frustration. It's the little things that count and it shouldn't take much to fix these issues!
October 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Zaki A Complete Package for Work and Play
Being a power user concerned with portability, productivity and functionality combined in a smallest piece, I was looking for a phone which would fill the place of several devices and be a power phone rather than just smartphone. I was pretty inspired by the simple look of the Windows Phone 8 OS, and was looking for a perfect device to blend with this OS, and I came across the 8X, beautifully crafted, premium feel in hand, gorgeous display and awesome feeling when you hold it in your hand. My videos look amazing on its HD display and the touch is super responsive! One of the best things I like about this phone is the camera, the video recording of 1080p quality with 45fps is simply superb, came in handy during family functions! The speaker is quite impressive, is loud and clear. And I like the speaker grills at the back, it adds to the overall look of the phone.The phone is real thin and whenever I look at it, I always wonder how beautifully the unibody design is flushing with the display.
Now coming to some cons about this device, being a power user, I really felt 16gb to be very less, that limits my productivity and stuff I could do. There should've been a SD card slot to tackle this issue. It's really bad it offers only 16GB. Second thing is the battery life. It hardly lasts a single full day, and drain in screen off is considerable. I don't know if this is an OS issue, but definitely HTC should have done something to improve the battery life as they have done on the Androids.
Overall its a fun device to capture beautiful pictures (even in low lights I found them to be of good quality), to watch high definition videos, to type on the ultra responsive screen, and with beats, you also have a music system with you with good quality sound and sound effects.
So this is definitely a complete package for both work and play!
February 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Jonescifer Awesome Cellphone
All in all an awesome phone. Fast and Sleek.
The buttons are a little hard to press or find but other then that the phone is really great. ( the camera button DOESN'T get pressed accidentally.)
February 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by TMan71 Bye Bye Android
I've been an android user for years and this is my first Windows Phone. I was a bit nervous about making the switch but can't even begin to explain how happy I am now that I did. The primary reason for the switch is for the email/office integration features.
The phone itself is very thin and light (especially coming from a Droid 4), and the screen is perfectly sized IMO (bigger than my Droid 4 but not too big). The feel of the screen is very smooth and is very bright and colorful. It's nice that I won't have to put a screen protector on with the Gorilla glass and hinder the quality.
The phone is very responsive and is extremely easy to navigate. Having only three buttons, it's pretty straight forward - especially for a novice user.
So far the call quality is very good as well.
The OS itself is amazing. I love the tiles - which make the Android and iPhone screens seem archaic. There are waaaay more apps out there for this phone that what I imagined - plenty to cover my needs and more (and I'm an avid tech geek). The integration that MSFT has built into Windows 8 between the phone, pc, tablet, etc. is definitely a time saver and a breath of fresh air. No more need to download 3rd party apps for email, contacts, file sharing, etc.
Overall, I highly recommend!
February 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ROKSTARRE CHRISTMAS ALL OVER AGAIN
I BOUGHT THE TROPHY WHEN IT CAME OUT FOR VERIZON ON DAY 1 AND HAVE LOVED IT FOR IT'S INGENUITY AND CREATIVITY...AND FOR IT'S XBOX INTEGRATION.
BOUGHT THE 8X AS SOON AS MY CONTRACT RENEWAL CAME AROUND AND HAVE FELT LIKE CHRISTMAS ALL OVER AGAIN. LOVE THE RESPONSIVENESS, THE CONTROL, AND THEY DESIGN. WISH IT HAD MORE APPS/GAMES - BUT I'M SURE THEY'LL COME ALONG.
HELPS THAT I CAN GAME/WORK/SOCIAL CONNECT ALL IN ONE PHONE - WORK AND PLAY ALL IN ONE FUNCTIONING PHONE IS IDEAL AND THE 8X COMPLETES THAT.
ALSO LOVE THE KIDS CORNER, SO I CAN SET UP EVERYTHING MY KIDS NEED AND NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT AT ALL.
February 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Tokyo Great New Taste!
By far this phone is amazing!
The People app and Me app literally make it so you don't need to download a Facebook or Twitter app. With the Live Tiles it is easier to see your updates without opening an application, or just to view latest updates. It of course doesn't have all the apps that IOS or Androids have, but they are coming in!
The display is the best in the world! With a pixel density much higher than the eye can see, even higher than IPhone's Retina display it delivers quality graphics. Strong back light, big screen, and Gorilla Glass makes it nice, even under sunlight.
Since I have gotten my 8X is has never frozen or gave me any glitches. The dual-core 1.5ghz processor makes opening multiple applications easy, and gaming smooth!
Size & Design:
When I first thought about getting this phone what scared me was the huge size. Before this I had Blackberrys, plus I wear tight jeans. I was afraid it might be too big for my pockets. Fear not, it is slim and has a nice finish to make it go in and out of your pocket with ease! Plus it looks extremely elegant, and feels amazing!
The phones has fast search features with BING, extremely unique built-in apps, beautiful design, and is extremely fast!
*only complaint; no external memory. Besides that it comes with a 16GB built in memory and 7GB memory in the cloud. So it might not even be that necessary.
February 4, 2013