Rated 5 out of 5 The Best Phone ever made by HTC
According to me 8X is the best phone ever made by HTC in terms of hardware. 8X has perfect size. Inspite of having 4.3 inch screen, the phone is very sleek. Infact the bezel is compact to accommodate easy one hand operation i.e one can access full screen from top to bottom easily. The phone comes in amazing colours, be it red, yellow, blue, pink and black. The best part is matching front ear piece grill in the same colour. Iâ€™m in love with the design of 8X. The phone has lovely curves on the back. 8X sports a beautiful polycarbonate unibody design with round corners. The back is matte rubber coating that makes the phone slip resistant and comfortable to hold.
8X comes with long lasting 1800 mah battery. It has wonderful battery life as the phone lasts for full day with continuous internet and sync on and moderate usage. Still, 8X is a light weight phone.
The display of 8X is very crisp and sharp.
8X comes with 8 mp back camera and 2.1 mp wide angled front camera. The camera quality is awesome. You can capture wide angled photos with front camera. The best part is dedicated camera button on the side, which according to me is must have in all handsets.
The 8X runs is very fast as it comes with 1.5 GHz dualcore Qualcomm S4 process and 1 GB RAM. Also 8X comes with inbuilt 16GB internal memory and Gorilla Glass display.
February 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by sextitanic Amazing Device
Front camera has 2.1 megapixels in wide-angle that easy take self-snapshot.
4.3 inch 1280 x 720 resolution for a PPI of 342 to show Exquisite display.
very colorful and pretty thin, not also vision impact but only one hand operation.
It's a brilliant phone all I need.
February 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by catthegreat awesome smartphone
I have had blackberries, androids, and this is my first windows phone. I love, love love it. It is super easy to use, even with no instruction. Even though I still have google products, they work on this phone. The way contacts/people are listed is great - it integrates all my social networks to one tile. The camera is amazing, and I can back up photos immediately to the sky drive. The battery life is AMAZING! The only downside is not enough apps yet, but I am sure they are coming. Great job, HTC.
February 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Kobayashi One amazing phone
I'll start with a quick summary: All-day battery life, good reception, high durability, sleek design, great camera.
Going over each point:
Battery: On an average day (100-200 texts/IMs, occasional Facebook, 2-3 picture share/texts), starting out 100% at 10am, by 10pm, I'd have at least 30-40% left. Plenty enough before it reaches the charger. Which, by the way, can be charged wirelessly with QI charging pad.
Reception: At times, I could receive and send text messages from underground in some subway stations. Data connection is decent enough on LTE (Verizon), but needs work. I occasionally get between 7-10mbps downstream, 2-5mbps upstream. On my Rezound I can occasionally pull between 15-20mbps downstream. Could be radio throttling to conserve battery life. Could be something else.
Durability: I'm not accident-prone, but I've had better days. Dropped the phone from my hand twice. Onto concrete floor. No scruff or scratches. Works just fine. The screen is pretty good at not getting scratched.
Design: Here's something I wish HTC could fix. The power button is located way too far up on top of the screen, making it somewhat difficult for one-hand operation. Other than that, I love the way that all the buttons are flushed with the body. I'm also surprised as to how thin and light the phone is.
Camera: Wide-angle front-facing camera does a great job at self-portrait with friends. The rear camera is also good for daily snapsnots. Rich, vibrant colors without being oversaturated. Nice touch: dedicated shutter button with access to the camera app at any time the screen is active. I haven't tried video recording, but I expect it to perform well.
February 5, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by KittyToes This is the worst phone.
This is the worst I've ever had the misfortune to own.
I got a Windows Phone 8X in January of this 2013 and in that time I've had two break, 2 screens shatter, and on top of that I've had two other screens mysteriously stop working in long strips across the screen, making it impossible to even dial numbers. I'm a disabled women and this phone is my only contact to the outside world. I'm sure you could imagine how frustrating it is when you can't even dial 911 because the screen refuses to dial the number.
I liked this phone in the beginning, but the money I've spent trying to keep it working is ridiculous. And the fact that it continues to be unreliable has actually become a hazard for me. I've gone through three of these phones in less than a year, and still two more screens after that. Even after buying a case for it, it still stopped working again. This phone is actually costing me more money than its worth and making it quiet difficult to even keep up with the phones actual bill when I spend most of my money trying to keep it working enough to be able to call for help in an emergency.
DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE! ITS NOT WORTH IT.
I do recommend the windows 8 OS but the WINDOWS PHONE 8X BY HTC IS TERRIBLE A PHONE.
As I said before its insanely unreliable, your so much better off with one of the other windows phones.
Again DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!!!!
August 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Amazing audio experience and stunning visuals.
This has been a wonderful device for me. I wasn't "sold" on the Beats thing. Mainly because I've never actually listened before. I can say, after using the HTC 8X, it has re-written my music enjoyment. And it isn't just the bass either. The whole spectrum is wonderful to listen too. The screen is bright and video on YouTube looks amazing. The cameras are so much fun. Never before have I been able to capture a group of friends using the front facing camera. Now, with the Wide Angle lens, it's a snap.
February 6, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by copperalex NO NAVIGATION SYSTEM? 8GB of memory?
Ok, I just got the 8X WP8, after staying for 4 years on the iPhone and Android phones. I have to say that I LOVED the design of the phone, I got the yellow one on AT&T. Phone is light, slick, stylish and the sharp edges actually make the phone feel much thinner that it is. Really the best design out there in my opinion.
Also, great battery power. I talked on the phone all day for my work - in speaker mode, and it lasted me the entire day. The iPhone died after a few hours of speaker usage.
WP8 operating system is ok, has some stuff better than IOS/Android and some stuff worse, that can be expected. It's missing ALOT of good apps and you always have to get paid apps for the ones you get them for free in Android/IOS, but, I can live with that.
What is really mind-boggling however are the following cons for the phone:
1. IT DOESNâ€™T HAVE A NAVIGATION SYSTEM!!! It has several map apps, but they are all worse than what IOS 3.6 was!!! I was used to using my IOS navigation (without turn by turn directions), and in that one you can at least look at the screen while you are driving and navigate pretty easily. In this phone, the directions are so hard to read that you will either get killed, or lost. I have tried everything â€“ EVERYTHING â€“ to give this phone a fighting chance. Downloaded every paid app on the Windows Market that has half a decent review; but it really doesnâ€™t matter, because after you use them a few times: a) the apps crash just after launching them, or b) your GPS location doesnâ€™t update. I travel for work in different cities every week, and the GPS location was showing that I was still in Denver, while I was in San Francisco!!! The location services on the phone showed the correct location, but all the navigation systems I used (gMapsPro, TurnByTurn 3D, GPS Navigation, Garmin Pilot, etc.) do not receive this info and they do not update. Therefore, USELESS. These are paid apps I might add.
2. 8GB of memory. Should I say more? What good is a smart-phone if you canâ€™t store anything in it? The blue color comes in 16GB but the yellow one ONLY comes in 8GB. You hardly have enough room to store some apps. Forget about pictures or music. Videos are completely out of the question.
3. WP8 doesnâ€™t have a standard voice-recording app!!!
4. WP8 doesnâ€™t record the call duration on phone calls!!!
I mean, these are standard features that the iPhone 3G had, and that was almost 4 years ago!!! How can HTC not see they are soooooo far behind the competition?!? I mean, who makes these product decisions?!? Is it so difficult to offer a yellow phone in 16GB, when you already offer it in other colors? Is it so difficult to partner with a company that makes a navigation app and standardize it for HTC phones so it doesnâ€™t crash everytime you start it? Nokia has Nokia Drive (which is excellent by the way) on the Lumia 920. Why is it so difficult for HTC to get one of their own?
If HTC would fix at least the navigation and memory problem, I would switch to the X8 in an instant, but without them, I am sorry but why settle for a phone that can do so much less when there are so many other options out there at the same price nonetheless?
February 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Ljuba Incredible piece of hardware
This is a masterpiece that has to be seen to fully understand the intricacy of the design. A work of art to look at and a pleasure to hold and use. HTC has gone great lengths to perfect the design and the materials used in creating this phone. Under the bonnet hardware is completely matched to the outer design performing even better than the specs would suggest. And than you fire up the camera. From this point on you will forget about your regular point&shoot camera as this phone will make it redundant! Fantastic pics, HD video, great performance. In a nutshell all you could ask for. Everything on this phone is smooth and well balanced, from the design, to the hardware and battery. Everything just simply works. If you're thinking about a Windows phone, think no further!A massive recommendation from me!
February 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by fillip Title: Great to look at, great to hold and great to use
The summary says it all really it looks and feels awesome and it's a joy to use. Beats audio quality is excellent and the quick snapping camera produces good results although low light performance isn't the best I've seen. Only criticism I have about the handset is the flimsy feeling buttons. Everybody comments on how cool it looks and I agree with them I recommend to anyone Android or iOS to give Windows Phone 8 (especially on the 8X) a try it does everything you really need in a really slick and modern feeling way .
February 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by khix21 screen size
it must be 5inch screen size to look great & handy.
February 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by fongil Great Design, Great Phone
The HTC 8X is a beautiful phone with its ergonomic and visually stimulating design with a unique approach to Windows phone 8.
The main features that I feel stand out about the 8X is the beautiful display screen, the keyboard, the outer design, the battery, and the simplicity of Windows phone 8. The screen makes colors pop and it provides great viewing angles. With the user interface of Windows, the display provides brilliant contrast. Also, a 4.3â€� screen provides the perfect fit for all users. As for the keyboard, it is the best most responsive keyboard out of every smartphone. It is fast and provides a unique experience for all who uses it. I think it is a lot better than the android keyboards. The outer design is also what makes the 8X stand out. It fits well in your hand and it redefines how a phone feels when using it. The battery is amazing. It lasts all day and then some. Lastly, the Windows phone 8 provides a simplistic, modern approach to the user interface. It allows people to multitask, spend less time checking for updates, and easy access to all their application. The transition between applications, the home screen, and different tiles are smooth and visually stimulating.
The features that I think lack on the HTC 8X are the camera, lack of main applications, and limited amount of customization. I love HTCâ€™s cameras are the best out of all smartphone carriers but the camera on the HTC 8X is not up to par. It doesnâ€™t provide the clarity that the camera other HTC phones have. Also, there arenâ€™t a great variety of customizations or effects in the camera application. Also, many applications do not support windows phone 8 like instagram. I find this difficult because I love instagram and it is hard for me to switch to a phone that lacks this application. Other applications that it lacks are Scramble with Friends and other famous games and applications. Lastly, even though you are able to resize live tiles, change tile colors, change the lockscreen picture, I think Microsoft can add more customization options on Windows phone 8. Most applications donâ€™t have the option to have a live tile.
I am a huge android fan but the HTC 8X got me to experience Windows phone 8 and appreciate it. Although there are some downsides to switching, I love my HTC 8X and would recommend it to anyone.
February 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mnaeh Premium build quality Windows Phone!
In short: elegance and simplicity.
This phone clearly stands out from the WP crowd because of its outstanding design, which is already well established trademark of all HTC flagships. Discreetly curved straight lines leave the impression of serious and professional. During the first encounter with this beauty you cannot ignore how compact and firm it feels in hand, very lightweight and perfectly balanced. Its body is made of a single peace of high quality polycarbonate, coated with an extra layer which gives an impression of rubberized finish. With this in mind, together with form factor that follows 4.3" screen, it is almost impossible for this phone to slip out of your hand, and it's a pleasure to use it single-handed. For all of you who want to stand out from black classic, this phone comes in three more trendy colors, very characteristic and vibrant. Resolution, color and overall screen quality are really exceptional.
Camera is extremely fast and precise, with excellent auto focus and awesome wide angle, not yet very common for smartphones. HTC dedicated extra attention to front facing camera as well, giving it a wide angle, which is super convenient for taking self portraits. For all of you who prefer hardware "click", there is a dedicated shutter key which can also be used to unlock the phone and go straight to camera.
With moderate usage battery can hold up for two days, making the life easier for those of us who sometimes forget to connect it to charger every night. If you are into music, there is Beats Audio enhancement, doing a pretty good job for everyday casual listening. If you are a hardcore audiophileâ€¦ well, you probably won't listen to the music from your phone in the first place ;) For me, Beats is a win.
Powerful hardware makes WP runs like a breeze. Navigation through menus is fluent and you'll probably need to consult the dictionary for a word "stutter" :) Graphic experience of WP itself reminds me of gaming console interface: all graphic details are clean and simple, without too much unnecessary clutter, which elegantly goes with the great hardware, completing the superb experience.
February 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by techman01 Great Experience
The HTC WP8X provides a welcomed unique experience in a sea of smartphones that are seemingly all the same.
The Hardware itself is thin and light, easy to use with one hand and fits in a shirt or pants pocket.
The screen is bright, reproduces colors accurately and likewise sharp. The screen has a higher PPI then the iphone 5, and you can see the difference when looking at them side by side. The Gorilla glass provides welcomed protection and added durability to the vibrant touch screen.
The HTC design team clearly thought the phone through and aimed to make it a cut above the rest in an increasingly crowded market. The color accents give it that extra personal and unique look.
The audio is above average. No static, and voices are crystal clear. The speakerphone is plenty loud. Call quality and reception was at the top of itâ€™s class and I did not suffer any dropouts. It does not support wifi calling yet, though that is a minor nuisance.
The operating system is where this phone really shines above the others. The iphoneâ€™s iOS has become stale and boring. Little has changed in the years since itâ€™s inception and is frequently playing catchup to android os and now windows phone os. The windows phone takes the phone os to the next level. Instead of boring rows of icons, it uses live tiles that provide instant information and you can launch the app directly from it.
WP8 is also a master of pulling information. The people hub links with facebook, twitter, my Exchange and LinkedIn accounts and feeds updates from my contacts together. It does not matter where the updates are coming from, information is presented cleanly and uniformly for each of my contacts. How simple; how revolutionary.
When you post an update it sends it to all your services. Something neither iOS or android currently do natively. You must download a 3rd party app to do it with them.
As far as applications, most every application that I used on Android and iOS are present on WP8 or at least an equivalent that works the same, or in some cases better.
This is a phone that needs to be seen in-person to appreciate the full experience. The operating system is fresh and unlike anything you have used before and is a pleasant relief from the antiquated iPhone and Android OS's. This phone sets the bar with innovation and people are pleasantly surprised when I put it in their hand. This is definitely a phone you need to have on your list to checkout when you pickup your next smartphone.
February 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by MomoRocks Lovely Looking Phone
The Windows 8X is a beautiful looking phone. I enjoy the different color options. The sleek design and slimness makes the 8X feel and look great in the palm of my hand. The screen is bright. This phone runs fast and works smoothly. I love the camera quality and the front wide angled lens is perfect for taking selfies! My only complaint about this phone is that there are a lack of apps (Instagram) which Windows Mobile is mostly to blame. Other then that I would recommend this phone to anybody. I think this is also a great "Mom phone" for a first time smart phone user!
February 19, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by chemicallove Dont buy it yet
I loved this phone. And when switching to it I was totaling willing to make some concessions. Obviously I was willing to work with a significant reduction in available apps. In fact, I used five apps regularly on my android and when I switched, windows 8 only had one of them. There were other apps that were similar just not the ones I used. However, I knew that going in, and was ok with it. Once you figure out the OS itâ€™s fun and different and itâ€™s what I wanted. The color is great, and it was light weight, fit great in my hand and in my pocket. I liked it. I wanted it and I bought. It takes great photos! I loved it so much, I bought it three times.
It just didnâ€™t work out, especially as a phone. Good olâ€™fashion voice calls, were disaster. There were days where 3 out of 5 phone calls were complete failures. The one-way-audio was a huge problem, people could hear me but I could not hear them and no amount of hanging up and redialing or restarting the phone would help. This was a known issue and software updates were supposed to take care of it. It didnâ€™t. Every one of my devices was new and out of the box, not refurbished, and was running the current software. If people I called used Bluetooth headsets, I could not hear them. I was told to tell them to power cycle their blue tooth device. Seriously!? This is very inconvenient and hard to implementâ€”especially in business. All my associates use blue tooth. But it wasnâ€™t only an audio/blue-tooth issue, it was a general audio issue, I also couldnâ€™t hear people who were using their device normally, i.e. no head set. The one way audio was a huge constant problem. Make sure you ask about any "known issues" when buyingâ€”thatâ€™s the jargon the sales reps will understand. Also the phone shuts down by itselfâ€”also a known issue. I could not pair with any bluetooth device. There is no forward button for the internet browser, super annoying but I was willing to overlook it. I was really stoked for this phone. Widows 8 is cool. But I would wait for the redesign and go with a second or third generation model when they come out. Too glitchy.
February 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Citadel12 Good stuff
Especially for those enthused with an older Windows Phone, this gadget is an impressive update. Coming from WP7 on an HTC Surround, it became clear that many people had the same issues with 7 as I did, and a great effort was put in to smooth these quips out. Though I am not an app user myself, I am quite aware that the market is simply not the same as with Android or iPhone users, but I believe that the overall experience on this Windows device was better than any comparable competitor.
Large screen, durable, lightweight, quick-responding, etc. Good stuff.
February 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Its Brilliant!
It has absolutely everything I would expect in any Smart Phone. The entire experience has been very exciting! I am very satisfied with the results, mainly because it is fun, easy to use & very easy on the eyes. I would recommend this product to anyone!
April 19, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by tivl Great hardware, software is dissapointing
Since the HTC Hero came out I was hooked at HTC's. Soon after a HTC Desire HD followed, while no other replacement phones could really replace the experience.
When the 8X HTC came with a businesspack I didn't hesitate - being the only recent phone which is both visually pleasing, not too bulky and stands out with a minimalistic and clean design with added appeal to the hardware specficiations.
Now, soon frustration hit using the "Microsoft universe", which feels very incomplete, not interconnected nor seemlessly while everything seems to be "loading" all the time breaking the experience and generally being useless in the way I'm used using a phone. (forget hooking it up on your USB-port in your car. Forget navigation. Forget random music. Forget basically everything you love about your old Android.)
Coming from a seemless, fluid google-universe with the added posh of HTC before - this was a horrendous experience and thus the phone has changed owner after loving the hardware and trying to love the software. (Being not the only one once you see this phone everywhere in used markets)
If this phone releases with Android on it, I'll fall instantly in love with HTC again. Yet for now the trend seems to be "bigger" and "bulkier" with all the same boring design for all brands (the HTC ONE seems a nice phone - if it wouldn't have been as large). So I'll stick to my "outdated" HTC Desire HD until the market comes up with something which can scratch my itch again. And it both elegant, useful, stylish, qualitative and distinctive.
June 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Tfredroc Great phone. I listed my Pros and Cons below
Pros and Cons
Very easy to use.
Clean look and works flawlessly.
As far a apps (the press keeps babbling about not enough) I have not had a problem except for one MLB app does not exist for Windows Phone 8, other then that I have found multiple apps for whatever I've searched for. Android and iPhone may have more, but I found that most apps for these platforms are either multiple choices for the exact same thing or an app that is useless.
Screen resolution is excellent and the touch screen works flawlessly. No problems at all.
Sound is good, camera is great.
Battery life is not good, that is a problem if you need to use it for long periods of time away from a way to keep it charged. I can put mine on a charger once a day at work and I also purchased a car charger so I have no trouble.
The calendar that comes with this works like Microsoft Outlook calendar. For me this is too much, I just need a reminder, not something that links to other software and has a bunch of options. However it does work fine, I would prefer more simple app with a one screen setup.
One minor complaint is the vibrate is very weak, needs to be much stronger.
June 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by mlleese Needs more business apps!
I love the HTC 8X but it is lacking the apps I use in my business. I am self-employed and use both Paypal Here and Schedulicity. Neither if these apps are available on the Windows phones, I do like the ease of use and personalization on the Windows phones.
June 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by malchys Great phone for it's value
This is my first Windows Phone (switched from Android) and I can say that it's better than Android! UI is sleek and user experience as well as control are consistent across almost all apps.
I love my 8x and can't say anything bad about it except the camera. This is definitely Achilles heel of this device. It makes pretty good pictures if you can hold it still but every little shake is visible. Nokia is much more better it terms of taking pictures.
June 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by NightRipper Some problems..
I have a push-screen problem .. After 1 week of use there are slight scratches on display and one death pixel ..
June 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Seamus6869 Great Windows 8 Phone
I finally got a Windows Phone 8 and I love it! I previously had the HTC Arrive on Sprint (Windows Phone 7) and I liked that phone too but this is a considerable upgrade. My only complaint is that this phone has mediocre battery life compared with what I was expecting. Other than that, this is the perfect smart phone.
June 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Fonky Great
Great phone, easy to use with a great screen it has a brilliant camera and lovely feel. The battery life varies depending on how it is being used but usually great. Sound quality is good from the phones speaker but crackly at high volume, when using headphones the quality of sound is amazing with good headphones.
June 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Mathew love this phone
This is my first smart phone and man, what a phone. Was used to ios because of my iPod and I wanted something simple and different. Love the colors and design. Buttons along the side at little. Of a pain but with an otter box commuter case that problem runs out the door. Would like the option to change some things like from Bing to google or yahoo or what not. And the ability to turn off rotation. Would also like to set a photo for the home screen but that may happen in the future. And since the apps are new just need to keep updating them to make them easier to use. Love this phone!!!! Love the blurple color!
February 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by DaPuzzledWindowman Pretty Decent but Doesnt Meet my expectations
The HTC 8x is a pretty decent phone. Tte camera is good however white balance software in the phone seems to turn papers with text on them completely white if at a certain distance. The is decent, but I am disapointed on the use because the battery drains quickly while in use. Switching to this phone was a bad idea because it doesn't meet my expectations when it comes to the app store and sound. The sound does sound good, however because the speaker is on the back ofthe phone, the sound goes towards the back of the phone and it gets difficult to read, making it hard formy friends to try and hear a video I try to show them. phone is definitely not durable because the paint starts to chip off the sides if it isnt in a , and the glass can get scratched even though HTC may call it Gorilla Glass 2, what a shame. I would recomment this product to light smartphone users, not heavy users. Last thing, the Microsot Office Software doesn't enable you to create your own power points so it is useless to even try to work on you presentation for a class presentation, MS Office was the main reason I got the phone and it has disapointed me in the power point aspect.
April 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Best phone I have used
I used to have a Droid Razr, and I loved it. I never thought I would get a phone that I liked more. It was a lean, mean, efficiency machine. I then got Windows 8 for my home PC and fell in love with the new interface. When I came due for an upgrade I thought "why not get this nice phone and if I don't like it I can just sell it and keep my droid." Well, I ended up selling the droid and keeping this phone instead.
Though Droid and iOS have more apps (for now) that Windows phones, I found ever app I ever needed. Plus, you can download xbox live games and they count toward your xbox profile for points (even many of the free ones). Though I do wish you could transfer games you already have to the phone (YOU CANNOT DO THAT) I understand why they don't. It is a different console, it would be like saying "well I own the game for PC so I should get a free PS3 AND Xbox 360 version too." Not the same product.
Further, all the apps I use have the streamlined, metro styling of the Windows 8 operating system. IF you DO NOT LIKE Windows 8 DO NOT GET this phone.
My one complaint on apps is that the facebook app has some limitations involving groups and events (you cannot use all features on these pages) otherwise it is wonderful.
Ease of Use: I put 5 stars for this because FOR ME it was easy to get used to. That being said, if you are used to an iPhone interface of a Droid interface and have never used Windows 8 there WILL BE A LEARNING CURB. Just be patient, explore what doing different things does. (one trick I like is if you HOLD the back button, it will let you pan through all of the apps you currently have running in the background. Great for going back and forth from messages to games or social networking sites). There are plenty of tutorials online to help you get started and the built-in tutorial is also quite informative.
With moderate to heavy usage (I use my phone all day at work as an mp3 player and also use FB and texting all day) you can typically get through an entire day on one charge. To me, that is more than adequate. Also, as an added bonus it is compatible with the FatBoy charging pillow.
It will take some getting used to. The lock button is on top as opposed to the side. Was a strange adjustment but I got used to it. Also, you will probably accidentally take a lot of pictures of random things at first while getting used to the location of the camera button. The camera, by the way, takes fantastic pictures for typical point-and-click captures.
1.5ghz dual core processor and 1GB of RAM. That is plenty for a phone. Sure you aren't going to be playing any Call of Duty on here, but again... it is a phone.
Definitely a 5 star from me. I have had no disappointment with my phone. Fairly durable (dropped it a few times and managed to dent the camera button somehow but still works fine), great battery life, nice sound quality, and does everything you would ever need a smart phone to do.
April 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Razakan Excellent Phone, but needs more support from HTC
The phone and OS work quite well together. I have been using this phone since November and never regretted not buying the Lumia 920. The only complaints I have are dirrected to HTCs support of the WP8 OS. I had a HD7 before this phone and in the 2.5 years I've used HTC WP devices theyhave only have 6 exclusive apps. Compared to the 50+ apps that Nokia has added in the past year, it makes me feel HTC doesn't really care about the WP users yet.
However the 8x is a beautiful phone and I love the feel of the phone. The Beats audio is only when plugged into a headphone jack. On a higher scale range I would give this phone a 8 / 10.
March 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Purplelover Very unhappy with this phone!
Sim card reader issues since I got the phone, had the sim card replaced after 5 months, then screen cracked which was upsetting because it is supposed to be gorilla glass. Now the sim card reader having issues again & Verizon will not replace the sim card or the phone because the screen is cracked even though this issue happened before cracked screen!!!! Not happy! I now have a phone that works only some of the time, shuts down & states no sim card 4-6 times per day!!!! Paying for service I cannot use! Was recommending this phone when I first got to all my friends but have since then told them to stay away. Did not go with the iphone because I wanted to be different but look where that got me!!!
October 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Lhernana2j Wow!!
By far the best phone I have ever owned. So beautiful. It handles everything with ease. HTC makes the best phones bar none. Quality throughout and Windows 8 is unbelievable. I am anxiously awaiting the HTC One so I can have the best of both worlds!!!
March 28, 2013