Rated 5 out of 5Â by Exemplar Best thing on the smartphone market today allover the world. No doubt.
Fast. clever, bright, beautiful and enjoyable â€” the best smartphone today)
August 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by rahilsayed Now this is what i call "PHONE"
I used many phones but HTC 8X is the best phone i ever used.The first look on the phone made me go craze to buy it and own it.
Super-smooth,superb built quality and amazing beats audio sound in earphones.Its a must have atleast once in you lifetime.
October 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Slim Briliant phone, smooth os - battery life is not good, good do with more apps
I've had my Wndows 8X for about 3 weeks, I like it. It's smooth, it's intuitive, clear calls, sharp photo's.
Quite a few usefull apps available. Touch screen is good.
I've dropped it a few times, with a gel case, and it has survived.
Only problem I have is the battery life, and why is the battery built in ? If we could change the batteries, it would allow high usage users to carry a spare battery around
December 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by RagUK Perfect Palm & Pocket Pal!
A light powerful machine that fits in the palm of your hand.
Sometimes your phone can be a hindrance. Make your palm and your pocket uncomfortable (especially if youâ€™re wearing those awful pants again)! But not the 8x!
The 8xâ€™s slender design is light and sexy. It fits perfectly into the palm with all its buttons easy to touch without any need of your primary hands companion (the other hand). Because of the slim design it is so simple to navigate the OS, so you can be in and out of life with minor interruption to your daily tasks.
Taking a phone call? Thatâ€™s right, show off that sweet Californian blue style youâ€™re digging or many other vibes available exclusively from HTC Windows Phones.
The HTC 8x has exclusive apps too. My particular favourite is the HTC tile that shows me the date, time and weather all on one tile, of which no other phone can offer. Not forgetting the awesomeness that is built into the 8x too, HTC SENSE. Thatâ€™s right HTC Sense is very popular across HTCâ€™s phones and it is here too on the 8x!
Thatâ€™s not the only exclusivity this phone has... Like music? Then what are you still doing without this phone!? Built in to the 8x, exclusive to HTC is Dreâ€™s Beats Amplifier. Imagine your favourite tunes, now imagine them enhanced by one of the most popular music brands in the world & feel your music come to life.
Lastly one ultra cool tech the 8x has is its front facing camera. You will find no other phone capable of giving you wide angle shots that can fit you and your entire family in, in front of Big Ben!
If youâ€™re looking for a smart, easy, memorable experience that is extremely affordable compared to todayâ€™s Smartphone prices with a phone that can get you in and out of the important stuff, then look no further the 8x is your answer.
The 8x is the perfect palm & pocket pal, ready for the future, waiting for you.
January 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Julian1961 The Best Decision I Ever Made!
I really wanted a Windows Phone 8 and I was leaning towards a Nokia Lumia 920 but as of this review they still didn't have any stock in Australia, so I bought an HTC 8X instead! I couldn't be happier with this phone and I'm glad HTC saw fit to have stock readily available upon the official launch and pricing in Australia. The 8X in California Blue is the best looking phone I've ever had and people stop and stare at it in amazement. The camera is great, the battery life is good and the Beats audio is mind blowing. Do yourself a favour and support the company that lives in our world, HTC.
December 21, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5Â by JFos Not enough memory and the battery life stinks
I love this phone however I am disappointed that I can't and an SD card. I love music and have a lot of it. Now I only have 1G left of space, that stinks. And the battery life well there is no life to the battery. And it keeps randomly shutting down which is very annoying. Other than that I do love this phone and the Windows 8 platform.
January 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by 12Danny123 Best phone I ever got!!!
I had this phone for few months. and I love it!!!. Best phone I ever looked at as well. I really the red one. and I love the live tile Concept. It show's me updates from friends. I can also edit Office Docs. when I have school work. I also love the finishing. It feels rubbery but it's actually not :-). and last thing is the FFC. love really wide shots. LOVE IT!!. and I really love that HTC implemented Beats into the phone. I would really recommend this
January 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by daprogramma Best phone I have had to date, second best was the trophy
I lost my trophy and had to buy this phone outside of contract. Even at 550 it is worth the money. I had gotten used to the trophy's small screen size and at first the phone felt odd in my hand but the screen is amazing.
It has great cameras, front and back. The wide angle lens is a nice touch. I havent dropped it yet so I can't comment on ruggedness
The non removeable battery was a suprise, but the seamless design is nice.
The phone is responsive. Lightning fast. WP8 finally lets you access the phone on your pc like a usb drive. No stupid sync software is needed.
I don't like the feel and action on the lock button on the top. Also the volume and camera buttons on the side make it nearly impossible to manipulate the phone while it is recording because you end up activing a button which causes it stop. there should be a slightly raised edge of the left and right of the phones edge perhaps so it can be grabbed and not hit the buttons. This problem is not unique to this phone.
January 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 The Ultimate Choice
This phone applied the proverb : With HTC 8X Phones became able to change your Life.
January 15, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by DrSajwani My Experience
This phone is a big step backword for HTC in comparison to HTC HD2
You cannot see your files on the phone, cannot change battery, cannot insert a memory card, most of my old video clips not opening on this devise, can speed dial a contact but cannot speed dial a single number if the contact is having more than one number, when synch with outlook it will not synch groups and pics,
January 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ApexPredation Beauty in Simplicity
If you are looking for a new device that is packed with functionality and wrapped in style then the HTC 8X is for you. I have been using the 8X for about a month now and I am in love with it. The designers have really out done themselves with this one. I can easily describe the outer style with one word, Smooth. There is not a sharp spot anywhere on this thing, instead, HTC decided to turn every corner into a curve. A great decision I must say. it is comfortable to hold, practically disappears in your pocket, and it is pleasing to the eyes, Especially with all the brilliant color choices.
The screen is crisp and full of rich colors and responds to your touch without any delays. The sound quality is very surprising. Not only does it have Beats audio integrated in it but the headphone port and loud speaker are amplified! This doesn't mean that its just louder but also cleaner sound. The 8X can easily replace you current MP3 player.
The camera, although lacking stock extras like Panorama and HDR which come on other HTC devices, is very capable of capturing those precious moments. The front camera goes where others cannot, with a 88 degree wide angle lens you can get the whole group in the shot along with a highlight of where you are.
Being a Windows Phone, it is all about productivity. The customizable live tiles on the home screen are great, you can get so much information with just one quick glance. The integrated office apps and SkyDrive access makes keeping on top of things, both work and personal, a breeze. And although there are not as many apps as other OS markets, there are many high quality and very useful ones that will leave you feeling, 'why do I need so many apps anyway I have everything I need here.' Plus like any app market, it is growing fast.
My only gripe would be there is no SD slot to extend your storage capacity. Considering all the free cloud storage you can get, its not a huge deal breaker.
In all I think the 8X is a beautiful and highly functional device that can meet, if not exceed, your demands of your mobile needs.
February 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Review : Windows Phone 8X by HTC
Looks & Feel :
The styling of the phone is truly inspired by the Windows ecosystem depicting various colours. But unlike most Windows phones available in the market, HTC has seriously made attempts to make it stand out in the crowd.Be it the tapered edges which makes it feel extremely thin and comfortable to hold or the extremely light weight chassis which makes it one of the most lightest phones available.
Similar to its Android counterpart, the use of polycarbonate makes up to a delightful feel in the hand.
Software & UI :
The fact that this phone has been made by HTC together with the Windows team has ensured the most smoothest experience of Windows 8 as compared to others. Be it the opening of apps or the updating of tiles, everything is picture perfect.
For someone like me who has been not the Android ecosystem since the beginning was a smooth transition and find it much better here.
Though one thing that might bother some of us is the lack of apps but most major apps are available or have a replacement.
The camera on the 8X was the first thing to catch my attention on this mighty beast. The amazing front facing camera is one of the best in the class and thanks to its ultra wide angle which assures you that no one will be missed out in the frame.
The rear camera is almost identical to the one on the One X+ with an incredible shutter speed. But I did miss out a few features I have on my One X+. For now it can be overcome by use of apps like Camera Pro which seamlessly integrates into the native camera app. But I would like HTC top port these features in the upcoming updates.
Battery Life :
For me with 3G on and with normal call time gives me a day and a half of juice. This includes about 2 - 3 hours of playing one of the most addictive games like Wordament. For heavy users the phone would easily last a day.
Video Playback & Music :
The 8X can play full HD content and thanks to the amazing integration of Beats Audio, listening to sound is a breath taking experience. To make the most out of your phone use a pair of Beats headphones.
The phone is a great option for existing Windows Phone users who wish to upgrade and also for those who want to make a transition from iOS or Android.
The phone seamlessly syncs with your Windows 8 PC. Mac users can also enjoy these goodies by downloading their desktop software.
Thumbs up for HTC for creating a masterpiece.
February 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Pedah As a Early adopter of Windows Phone, and a long time HTC User, I knew I had to have the 8X. Was it though, going back to Basics?
It seems like Windows Phone has been playing catch up since it was first released, yet it has developed strongly over the last three years. With it HTC have also developed, and the HTC 8X is light years away from the HTC Mozart that I had initially.
It definitely could be said that HTC had been in a design rut, that goes back to the HD2, and it is only recently with the One X that there has been a change, sleeker, different materials, and a lot more power under the hood.
Then the 8X [and 8S] come along, and it is a really dramatic change. It's not about size, it's about feel. When I compare the 8X to my Titan 2, same height, different width, different depth and weight. The difference in style is phenomenal though, yet some of my favourite things about HTC devices are preserved.
There is something about the finish on all the HTC devices I've had, that is warm, alive, tactile, matt, that even on the 8X, even though it's body construction is polycarbonate, is a pure pleasure in the hand.
In fact the 8X is hard to put down, and rather transfixing, I find myself holding it and looking at it, caressing it and rolling it over in my hand, it feels connected.
The 720p screen, 4.3" is beautiful, and coming from a larger screen, is much more vibrant and sharp than I would have thought. Web browsing and image editing on the phone gives really accurate colour matches to what I see on the PC.
I am not much of a music user, but using the phone to watch video, the on board speakers are more than adequate, and I do not find them distorted or scratchy.
Having used Windows Phone for a long time I do use a certain amount of preferred apps, and the WP keyboard still eclipses all other OS keyboards that are not third party. The suggestion engine in WP8 is incredible.
If the 8X was a real step up from my former HTC devices, it's really in it's network speed, always connected is the modern catch phrase, and with the 8X it's true.
Over all it is a feast for the eyes, the hands and the mind.
February 6, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by RebeccaA alstor1013
I am greatly disappointed with my HTC Windows 8 phone. I enjoy the Windows functioning system however, the actual phone is aweful. I've had nothing but problems with it lately. I have to put it on speaker whenever talking on the phone, otherwise my cheek will press the end call button and I lose the call. I keep getting a sim card error and if I turn the phone off and back on the error goes away. If I put it in my purse, many times it will change itself to vibrate only so I miss calls. Even the touch screen doesn't seem to work like it should. I have to press the tile two or three times to get to the app. I also have problems getting it to transform from horizontal screen to verticle. It may be my phone is just not functioning correctly. As of right now, I will not be purchasing another HTC phone in the future.
April 1, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by itsERRor I would buy it again
This is a great phone. There are some reasons why I would rethink like the windows market doesn't have the same apps apple has especially the good games, and it does this thing with its sim card where I have to turn my phone off and back on. These things could be easily fixed I believe by just holding the SIM card in more and MAKING MORE APPS LIKE APPLE. This phone does have a great battery life I'm on my phone 24/7 and this phone makes it all day and still has some to go on. It has a great camera most of the time it focuses great but once in a blue moon it just wants to not focus at all but alls you have to do is take a quick picture or zoom in and zoom out. The sound can be amazing most of the time. It's great on my side the music the phone calls everything, but sometimes my boyfriend thinks I'm whispering when I am not. This phone is easy to use.
June 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by DMI29 Phone just dies
Purchased in December 2012. 3 weeks lates and the phone just went black in the middle of conversation, could not even disconnect call. Came back on but then the next day completley died. Phone was replaced with same phone and it has happened again. Right now it is completley dead, cannot turn on or off, cannot get to the screen, really frustrating. Called t-Mobile service and they have offered to send another phone but I really do not want a phone that goes dead for no reason? Way too much money to spend on a phone that just dies. Why am I paying for service when I cannot even use the phone? Frustrating and waste oy my time.
June 3, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by ZUUL I'd love to run android on this,
Honestly, an impressive phone. Didn't slow down, no real problems with lag and an excellent camera for both video and pictures. My only issues were the screen, which sustained a ridiculous amount of scratches in the first two day rendering my front camera basically unusable, and the battery life, which barely made it past noon on a good day. I was very disappointed with the mess of an operating system on it. If you don't have every account on your phone linked with MS then you can pretty much throw organization out the window. The lack of any usable apps, too, was a huge let down.
June 10, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Jorel Decent
This phone is actually really great...if you don't need phone functionality. 9/10 times I have to reset my phone to send a text. My mic is broken. I have not mistreated it in any way. I have had the phone for about a month. All is great about it, but as you can see the ease of use is very very low because it oftentimes does not work at all
September 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Charlief The HTC Windows Phone 8x is one of the best phones I've ever used. Period.
I have had a lot of experience with many different OS's and phones, from the Iphone 4, 4s and 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3, Note 2, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Ativ S as well as other devices such as the Nokia Lumia 820, 920 and 925. And i can say with the utmost confidence that this is the best mobile platform out of them all. The screen may not be 1080p, but the colour and contrast is incredible. I would swap my Iphone 5 for the htc 8x anyday. And it so happens i did and i am not regretting it for a moment. Highly recommend.
September 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mook699 Great phone
This is by far the best phone that I have ever owned. The Windows 8 phone is a great platform, very responsive, not once have I had any regrets or problems with this phone.
December 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by adilandadil HTC 8X-A Smartphone one could have ever desired for
brilliant process speed with 1.5 dual core qualcomm processer and 1 gb of ram.fascinating camera results,with a smart look and shape this phone really seems to be an attraction.i am using it and loving it
September 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by altimex amazing future
the innovation of technology allowed a cell phone to incorporate the best technologies such as Beats Audio and Windows 8, turning it into a powerful tool for any purpose you want
December 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by zaxcer Excellent phone
HTC has done it again. Incredibly fast and powerful device that fits nicely in the hand. To me, 4.3" is perfect size for a smartphone that you can easily use one handed. Beats audio really does enhances the sound. Minor complaint is that there are not many apps in the app store, but there is almost always alternative 3rd party app.
January 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by s199 Beautiful Device!
While very functional and capable, this phone's biggest claim to fame is it's amazing design. I have never held a phone that is it's equal.
Sound quality is really good on this phone. While I think the beats thing is a bit gimmicky, it doesn't change the fact that of the 4 smartphones I've had over the years (and media players) this cranks out the loudest, and clearest sound. That includes call quality too! (it is phone after all). If sound quality is important to you, take this phone very seriously.
Front facing camera is the best on the market bar none. Rear facing camera is very good too, but not quite as good some others I've used (though pretty darn close).
Screen is just the right size for me (though some may find 4.3" too big). Screen is what you would expect from top-tier smartphone and is one of the best from a color accuracy/brightness/glare perspective. The resolution is plenty high giving this a great crisp display (though not retina, you can't notice the difference even when holding it right up to your face - I did this with an iPhone4s).
I love the shape and feel of the phone, it fits so nice in my hand, and in my pocket since it has a nice slim tapered body. The color is very eye catching (mine is the blue one) and EVERYONE I know comments on how striking it is.
Battery is average. Easily gets through the whole day for me, though not quite 2.
I don't use a case (doesn't really need one because of the gorilla glass on the front and whatever you call that grippy material on the back). Had it for about a month now and it's actually taken a few mild tumbles onto the floor. Not even a scratch on it so I'm pretty impressed so far.
If you're considering this phone, all you need to do is hold one in a store and you'll probably like it.
MY ONE GRIPE:
Windows Phone 8 aside (it's still maturing), this phone has all the bells & whistlers save one important one for me - a microSD slot. It's true that with cloud storage it's not as important to me as it used to be, but I still miss having one.
Windows Phone 8 is very very easy to use and pretty intuitive, it does offer more out of the box than Android/iPhone IMHO, but still has to catch up in the app department. It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I would challenge anyone to actually use it before dismissing it as you will probably be pleasantly surprised on how nice WP8 is to use - as someone who has had iOS & android stuff, I was quite impressed and look forward to seeing how the OS progresses. I will say that there are one or two apps I do miss from Android (my previous phone)
January 31, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by mdASFARi Great Phone
Great phone but you can not get everything in one phone.
The major downsize is the camera and volume button side, the buttery life is a big problem also the it heat a lot.
January 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by HorusCnightLeuk The best Phone with the best OS
The perfect mix between hardware and software for to get a powerfull smartphone, It's only possible if HTC and Windows Phone are one.
June 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by backlashsid The most beautiful Windows Phone
The HTC 8X is the most beautiful Windows Phone we have had so far. Windows Phone 8X by HTC is a complete refresh of the industrial design adopted by HTC. It has a super sleek design and the soft touch unibody material just makes you want to pick up the phone every time you see it. The screen is rich and crystal sharp with a high resolution of 1280x720 (720p) with sharp colors and text. The 2.0Mp wide angle camera with HD video recording capabilities is truly unique (the first phone to have a wide angle lens which lets you fit more content) and the 8.0Mp f2.0 back camera takes great photos in both day and dark. With Beats Audio built in and a dedicated audio amplifier the 8X has the loudest and best speaker you are ever going to find on any phone in the market right now. Over all the Windows Phone 8X by HTC is truly an amazing piece of work or art I should say and is gorgeous. Bold colors which simply make the phone stand out.
January 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by CHESTERCHRIS OMG BEST PHONE EVER
AFTER JUST HAVING THE SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 2 I WANTED TO CHANGE IT AS IT WAS FAR TO BIG TO FIT IN MY POCKET SO I GOT THE WINDOWS PHONE HTC 8X OMG I LOVE IT THE BATTERY LIFE IS FANTASTIC IT REALLY KICK APPLE BUM THIS PHONE DOES
THANK YOU HTC
January 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ali19999 Best phone!
cool and nice i love this phone! its amazing just the batter is little bit going fast.. but else is amazing still love the phone!
December 29, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by or12345 the best phone i had
the phone is very good and im glad that i bought him.
December 29, 2012