Rated 3 out of 5Â by Charbel poor apps
The only negative thing about it is the apps, many basic apps not available, I like the phone with all the rest of the features.
V nice design.
January 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Yasser Simple Excellence.
This smartphone is simply excellent. Nothing more to say.
January 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ivan91 I like the windows 8x
very cool design, I love the design and bright colors.
watch videos like the original, so amazing.
I get can not speak about windows 8x.
January 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by iTimoleagueDuck Best HTC Phone on the Market!
The HTC 8X. Where do I even begin?
I will start with the design of the phone. It is beautiful. The amazing California Blue colored makes this phone special right from the moment you look at it. Just taking it out of the box and experiencing a very unique color that I have never seen on a phone was amazing. The Design of the phone is also a masterpiece. It is an extremely thin and mind bogglingly light. A phone that compacts so much weighs so little. The buttons are laid out very well and a very easy to get to grips with.
The Screen is another amazing feature. It is a big screen that packs a lot of quality in it. It is a HD screen, the resolution in is something that I have never seen before. It is very responsive and I have yet to have a problem with it.
I am very into photography and I love taking pictures and Videos of some of my life moments and if you are like me then you really need to get your hands on this phone. The quality of the pictures is jaw dropping! I took a few pictures whilst I was on a weekend break and came back to my family and they were all amazed that the quality of the photo came from a camera phone. The big thing about this camera is the front facing camera. I used a couple of other phones during the time I had the 8X and I can safely say there is competition with the front facing camera. It is a full HD 1080p camera and it is true to its word. The lens is also very wide in the front of the camera and you can take about 1 or 2 more people per picture compared to the other phones in the market which is awesome for parties.
The Dual core 1.5 GHz Processor is enough to handle anything you throw at it. The speakers in it are also very impressive and it does have beats audio integrated into the phone which does make a big difference. The Keyboard is very responsive and the screen is a perfect size so you will not be bashing other letters whilst you type.
The Windows Operating system is very good too. Very user friendly and very good looking. The only problem I had with it was nothing to do with the phone but the lack of apps.
During the time I had this phone I genuinely think it is the best phone I have ever experienced. The beauty, simplicity and just the technology that is it is uncanny and I would definitely put this down as a must buy for any photographers on the go or a person looking into getting a windows phone as you will not be unsatisfied by this product. Another high class product by a high class company and as HTC says â€œQuietly Brilliantâ€� and they live up to it!
January 30, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by crackedHTC Fragile Phone
I have owned this phone for a week. On the third day, it fell off of a table and hit a tile floor, cracking the screen. I am stuck with a broken phone because it is poorly built. My previous phone was the HTC Thunderbolt. That phone was dropped, stepped on, kicked, handed to children, and had glasses of liquids dropped on it. I purchased the Windows 8X by HTC because of HTC and the high quality that the Thunderbolt had. Unfortunately I was wrong. This will be the last HTC I purchase, and if you feel like if at any time during the next two years your phone might fall onto a hard surface, perhaps HTC isn't the right manufacturer for you either.
August 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Mikey141 Bad Bass and Sound
When I got the Windows Phone 8x, I was over whelmed with joy. I own bass headphones, which were phenomenal on my old iPhone 4. When I used them in my Windows phone, there was little to NO bass what so ever. I tried to look for an equalizer in the settings, but found none. I am shocked that a phone with such a high quality sound driver would not put an equalizer. VERY disappointed in that aspect. The phone itself is very fast, nice screen and camera as well.
November 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Uchiha The Best Phone I Ever Had
I replaced my old phone from 2008 with this and I simply love it - the body design, the operating system, the camera, the ease of use. Although, in my listening experience, my old phone sounds better, but overall it's the best I ever had.
January 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ocep Great Windows Phone, especially for people who like to take Self-portrait
I have been a loyal Andriod and HTC users, but this HTC phone gets me to give a try back to Windows. The hardware of this phone is great, in particular the frontal camera, it is really of great quality and the angle is wide enough that we can easily put four people inside the camera just by holding the phone at arm length so we can preview how we are "arranged" in the screen easily -- older phone either the frontal camera is a bit blur so you have to use the back camera (so you can't see the screen!) or you need to extend your arm as long as you can (so again you can't see the screen clearly).
It is also very durable, since I do not get a chance to buy a screen protector or case, so I have been a little bit worry about scratching the phone, but it still looks brand new after 3 weeks!
January 30, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Aesop Reliability awful
I purchased the phone on Dec 4, 2012. Worked fine for 1 week then randomly shuts off. Happened 2-3 times a day until it wouldn't turn on anymore. Hard resets did nothing. Went back to store and got a new one. Now is starting to happen again Feb 22, 2013 - present. Everything else on the phone is superb. Should have gone w/ Lumia or Iphone.
March 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Gooey Solid phone
Top-notch performance. Phone technology and WIndowsphone 8 working well. Plenty of apps for most (but less than iPhone/Android). My personal phone with personal and work email. Easy adds and sync options. Super Skydrive and MS Office usage integration. Easily added ringtone app-works super. Bing maps works well. Camera and photostream great. Skydrive integration makes moving items a snap. WIsh battery had more time, but it works.
December 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Proximo Phone is great, but MS can do better with windows
This phone hardware has every quality you can ever think of. The processor speed is great, and the web interface and migration are also great. What I don't understand is why Windows cannot have an independent YouTube application, instead of directing users to the mobile YouTube site. Most videos on YouTube these days do not allow mobile license devices to stream...Honestly I was a bit frustrated. Other than that this phone has the best integration and connectivity you can ever think of. You really donâ€™t need most social media third party app in order to use this phoneâ€¦and if you are an enterprise person, this phone is the best for you based on usage and security wise. The security is superb, the calibration is smooth, and the best of all, It never freezes for even 0.0001m/s. I love this phone but Microsoft PLEASE give us Instagram, get an official well developed Facebook app, and thanks for giving Temple Runâ€¦FREE because I know yâ€™all like selling stuffsâ€¦:)
March 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by DaveJC Great look and feel.
This phone is one of the best phones on the market. Far better that the apple phones.
September 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Aukill Windows Phone 8 + HTC = Perfect Phone
Despite the killing updates delivered by Microsoft. Windows Phone 8X by HTC is one of the best phones I ever had.
Simple to use, beautifull... this phone has everything that a user needs: performance, simplicity, all your stuff and on top of that it's elegant.
Just hope the next Windows Phone 8 device made by HTC will continue with htc's standards...
September 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 nice phone but lacks support from htc
What htc has done is developed an awesome phone with no support. No apps have been designed specifically for 8x. Performance wise the phone is good but what good is it wit no app support. Nokia releases apps but htc is very much bothered about its android market.
January 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by stylz2dream Absolutely Love It
This is one of the best phones i have used. I ABSOLUTELY love it. HTC 8X is so light.
My friends had compared it to their current phones and I tell you HTC 8X is the lightest of them
all.Seems like it is made just right for the Windows phone8.
If you are a girl like me who doesnt like bulky and oversize phones,I recommend u to buy this beauty
My favorite thing about it is the wide angle Front facing camera..I always make my friends
jealous showing off my front facing camera..The pics come out crystal clear...
It has an amazing battery life. And I tell you this has an amazing audio..
nothing can beat the beats audio..And also the volume level is very high,
u will be amazed.
I love my HTC WINDOWS PHONE 8X...it is blue and it is very SEXY...i have gotten
so many compliments for my sleek, stunning and sexy phone...!!!
January 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Sudhi On hand experience
Nice phone with super slim design, faster net browsing, 4g etc etc. but lacks sound equilizer.
January 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by betterhtcuser Feels like the step before the great phone everyone loves
I moved from the old iPhone because of the phone to phone features all systems have (Ie. Android, iPhone, windows) and most people in my family switched to windows. The keyboard is a little bit small, even from a texters standpoint. The constant miss pushes lead to different words which annoy me constantly. Sideways texting is hit my the swipe buttons that my hand brushes, the system that makes everything one seem less interface as opposed to iPhones app process is refreshing, the phones a little too big, not quite the right size to fit in my hand, and I'm constantly changing the volume, little amount of apps says I could have stayed with iPhone for a little while longer. The programmers put little very helpful tricks everywhere, problem is you have to play around to find them. As a phone I don't need a laptop, just good apps for gaming, call quality and texting. Not everything has to be connected to Facebook, I strongly dislike the lack of background for the start screen. The camera is about as good as the old iPhone, the calls sound about the same, never really had a problem before, there are two built in maps which is a little strange as nether seem very good tho the atrocious things I hear about the new iPhone map says I dogged a bullet not upgrading. Screens nice and big though. There's no apps, if your looking for app innovation its not here yet. All in all, eh. My father had to replace his after a few weeks because he bumped it against a table and it just crashed, not impressed there. A friend texted me the other day with another windows phone and one of those inbuilt pictures and It turned it into :[ rightly so as it was a picture of a bat, not impressed there ether,
January 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Frostythesnowman Outstanding device, meets me needs perfectly
The Windows Phone 8X by HTC is a great phone all around.
The build is exactly what I expect of HTCs, very slick look with an excellent in-hand feel. I've gotten many complements about that specific aspect, the 8X is extremely comfortable to hold with the curved back and sides. It's got the in-hand comfort of a much smaller phone, very smart design.
Music sound quality is quite good, get a decent pair of headphones and it works very well as a PMP. It drives my heavier pair of headphones better than the average smartphone too which is great, a result of the Amp.
The 4.3" 720x1280 9:16 screen is excellent. The Windows Phone live tiles pop very nicely and with accurate colours. As expected with a 341ppi display, items on screen are rendered with exceptional detail and crispness. I've unfortunately put a trio of scratches the display in the 3 months I've owned it, seems Gorila Glass 2 isn't quite a match for granite. If you are super picky about keeping it flawless a cover isn't a bad idea, though I believe it looks better with a few scratches than with a piece of cheap plastic mucking it up.
Battery life is great, not exactly class leading, but I believe all but the most heavy users will be satisfied with it. I regularly finish my 7AM to 4PM day with 55-65% left. On 3.5G browsing Reddit it takes about an average of 10% off the battery to browse for around 35 minutes, screen at medium, for a real like example.
Software is Microsoft's Windows Phone 8. It is an excellent system, in my not-so-humble opinion it's a nice breath of fresh air compared to Android and a much more pleasant user experience. Everything is just so much cleaner looking and more pleasant to use. The whole system is extremely fluid, not a hint of slowdown anywhere. System maintenance and upkeep required is also non-existent, unlike Android.
February 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by bsb2013 Brilliant, The Smartphone Reference point
Great design, brilliant build quality, crystal clear screen. Very few are getting the basics right, and this phone does.
August 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by drtolson Head of the Pack!
HTC 8X Review
When HTC announced the 8X as their flagship Windows 8 Phone, I couldn't wait. I had a LUmia 900 at the time, but I
found it heavy and bulky in my suit pockets. I wanted something lighter, cooler, and definitely WP8. I've been a fan of HTC since the early WM6.x days, so I picked one up as soon as they became available in Canada.
The Qualcomm 1.5Ghz dual-core CPU does a wonderful job of keeping WP8 and all my apps running smooth as silk. No
hiccups or delays anywhere, no matter what I'm running.
I quite like the 4.3 inch form factor. I've seen and worked with larger screens, but for my 'medium-sized' hands, it makes things difficult to use one-handed. I had the OneX for a while, and the 8x screen is great, it doesn't have the same 'pop' as the OneX.
The multi-cell 1800mAh LiIon battery easily lasts through a 24 hour period on my generally light use, even with LTE
and BT turned on all the time. Although the WP8 O/S does a better job of power management, I still find GPS and
WiFi to be major battery burners. There's no real need for NFC here in Canada yet, so that's been turned off and I only use WiFi when I'm at home at the end of the day for downloads, updates, etc.
The GSM #cellular# radio is more sensitive that other phones I've had, especially in the LTE range. I get better reception on LTE with the 8X than any other LTE-capable phone I've owned.
The BT radio is good, with the usual range and capabilities. I just with WP8 provided a more inclusive BT profile with some of the more advanced features beyond audio.
GPS uses the American and Russian satellites, so location fixes are quick and accurate.
I was very pleased to see that the 8X included support for the 5Ghz Wi-Fi bands. Other phones I've had just wouldn't even see the signal at all!
The 8mp main cameral is generally OK. Overall, it seems to be similar to the one in my OneX, but the pictures don't seem quite as crisp. It struggles in low light situations. The front facing wide-angle lens is great for including more friends and environment in sharing pictures, but it makes it difficult to get a realistic view of just yourself -- looks like you're shooting with a fish-eye lens.
Generally, the sound is pretty good, with solid sound coming from the speakers which work well even in noisy situations. The in call volume coming from the earpiece is good, but callers are sometimes difficult to hear in noisy situations, especially outdoors. Volume using the speakerphone is fine.
I find the Beats Audio #which works only on plugged-in headphones -- why not BT stereo headphones??# is too heavy at the low end. It's almost like too wide a spectrum is being emphasized, but without the bass end lacks 'sparkle'
Recorded Audio with video is OK, but gets mushy and distorted in loud situations #I think the 8X needs a better
The 8X easily plays all the major formats and resolutions with ease. There were no sync problems between audio and
video. Recorded video is good, but the auto-focus struggles and is slow, and again there are problems with low light situations.
Exterior and Build Quality:
With Microsoft's mandatory button placements for Windows Phones, it's hard to for manufacturers to find a way to
differentiate themselves. HTC has done a great job with the 8X in making a sleak, easy-to-handle handset which is very good looking as well. The colours #mine is California Blue# attract attention and help them stand out in a crowd. #My teenage son though, prefers the non-descript black :-#
I've always been impressed with HTC's build quality and the 8X is no exception. Others have mentioned problems with
colour wearing off on the corners, but I haven't seen any of this in the three months I've had the phone, but mine spends most of its time in business attire, not jeans.
Apps provided by HTC:
This is an area where HTC needs to apply more energy. With the O/S experience being pretty well identical on all WP phones, the best way to stand out is with the app suite available from the manufacturer or the cellular provider. The HTC portion of the WP Store is pretty weak, especially compared to the variety and quality of apps provided by other manufacturers.
This is one powerful phone. It's a joy to hold and own and is definitely at the head of the current pack of WP8 phones. I love it!
February 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by jsharpy94 Fantastic Phone! Windows Phone 8 could do with improvements.
Let me start off by saying how beautiful this device is, you don't have to be using it to appreciate the beautiful design you can just gaze at it on your bed or on your desk and it's just gorgeous. The California blue colour is eye catching and vivid which sets the device apart from the boring black and white colours that 95 percent of smart phones come in now days.
The screen on the device is top notch, colours are accurate and text is crystal clear, you can't expect any less from a hd panel on a HTC phone, the One X, One X+ and Droid DNA should justify that statement!
The feel of the device is also a key feature as the casing is coated in an almost silicone like soft touch material that just caresses your hand! Weird thing to say but if you get down to a store and hold one of these beauty's you'll know exactly what I'm talking about.
The subtle features of the device is what makes it really work for me, beats audio technology really makes this phone output some tasty tunes but it's not actually the beats that really impresses me because the phone has 2 built in amps that really let this thing output some sound! If that doesn't mean much to you let me put it this way, a normal phone has 1 amp with around half the power of one of the 8X's amps. Get some beats and you'll be sound if you get what I mean.
On the software side of things we have the new kid on the block in the smartphone world. Windows phone 8 runs like a dream on the 8X, menus are smooth, calling and texting is a breeze and there are lots of apps available. Live tiles are gorgeous to look at and very easy to use as you just need to tap them to launch whatever app you need. The exiting thing about windows phone 8 is that it's starting to reach puberty which means it's going to grow really fast and become a real player in the smartphone industry.
To wrap up this review I want anyone who is asking themselves should the 8X be my next smartphone to answer their question with the word yes! The great thing about getting a windows phone is that you are buying into the future. Although there may be a few apps not present in the marketplace at the moment they will definitely be there in a few months time and that's what makes this phone exiting. The design is seriously one of the best I've seen on a smartphone and when this bad boy gets some updates it will be THE phone not a phone.
January 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Martyjw HTC 8X is a top device!
The HTC 8X is by far the best looking phone that I have owned, the design is beautiful , I have the Californian blue coloured one and it is a real head turner, lots of people stare whilst Iâ€™m using it!. I love holding the HTC 8X , it just feels great in your hand, the back of the phone is like nothing I have ever felt before, feels almost like velvet which is a strange but nice sensation, the phone feels very light and sits well in your hand. I like how the buttons are placed, but there is no access to the internal parts of the phone. This is a real downside to the design of the phone, if the phone freezes you canâ€™t get at the battery, also no option of carrying a spare battery. Also the lack of an SD card slot is also rather annoying. I know I can access storage through the cloud, which is maybe what Mircosoft want, but having the option would be nice.
The battery life seems better than my previous phones, but I still have to charge at least once a day. On a few occasions I have also noticed that the phone overheats.
The camera on the 8x is pretty decent and the front facing camera is a mega selling point on this phone with the wide angle lens.
The sound quality both with and without headphones is awesome,.
The windows operating system is fantastic, although a few improvements are needed, and the App developers need to get the finger out! But I find I have all the functionality I need from the phone itself, so I find myself needing less Apps to perform tasks.
All in all I love this phone to bits, and I would highly recommend it to anyone thinking of buying it. I think this is a real winner for HTC!
January 31, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 Solid phone with distinctive design aesthetic
The Windows Phone by 8X has to be one of the most distinctive smartphone designs I've had the pleasure to experience first hand. From the rubberized polycarbonate body to the curved gorilla glass the phone is top of the range and never have I been asked so much, "What phone is that?" by friends and casual onlookers alike. California blue was my weapon of choice but the other colour options are sure to ellicit similar head turning reactions. The 4.3 inch display hits the sweet spot for me personally in terms of size and allows you to effortlessly view media content without feeling like you're transporting a tablet in your pocket. The volume rocker, power and dedicated camera buttons all feel solid in operation and allow the phone to be used single handedly while on the move in an effortless fashion without excessive hand acrobatic skills being required. I am delighted with this smartphone and wouldn't hesitate in suggesting it to anyone!
February 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by gotomanners First Time Windows Phone User
Iâ€™ve had the 8X for about a month so Iâ€™ve really had time to play around with it and I have to say it is a stunning device and a joy to use.
The HTC 8X is beautiful to look at and to hold(sometimes my gf gets jealous). It has a soft matte polycarbonate exterior which provides great grip and feels great in your hand. Thanks to the round thin edges you get a feeling of a premium sleek phone, which is great. Overall its a real eye catcher.
This was my first windows phone device and I really enjoyed the OS. Coming from a HTC One X(Android), there was no switching barrier. The OS user interface and controls are very intuitive. The look and feel is very customisable and user friendly and have subtle but beautiful effects and transitions, giving the device an overall smooth feel.
The 8X sports a nice 1,800mAh battery & I found it to be just right. I am generally a power user and I would regularly get a full days use out of a single charge. On days with intensive use, this would reduce considerably so thats a downside.
Coming from an android device, I was let down by the Windows app store. They have the popular apps, Facebook, Twitter and the likes but thats about it. If youâ€™re accustomed to the variety of apps available on other platforms then you may share my opinion on this one. The Windows Phone app store is still growing and fast too so I wonâ€™t worry about this too much.
The camera quality on the 8x is superb. 8MP rear facing and 2.1MP This combination leads to impressive shots. I used the camera in bright and low light conditions(night outs) and the quality is super. The front facing camera has a wide angle lens which means you capture everyone in those group shots that we love so much.
Videos are captured in full 1080p HD quality at 30fps and they look amazing when played back on the big screen.
Sound on this device is backed by the Beats Audio and with a nice pair of earphones you can really tell the difference.
The 8X is a beautiful device I enjoy using it. It gets top marks for design, hardware and media features but takes a hit with the battery life and lack of apps to really make it shine.
The 8X is my secondary phone at the moment and Iâ€™m in no hurry to jump ship from android as of now but I see Windows Phone making a big splash in the nearest future.
February 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Mouradre Beautiful design
I just got The HTC 8x Last week, My fist impression is the amazing design ,its really a step a head , the feel of the back of the phone in the hand is amazing too ,it lets you have a firm grip on the phone, when watching a video on the phone , i was blown away by the quality of the screen ,displays very nice colors , Battery life is average id say but with moderate use ,i could get a day and half of use ,The camera takes very nice pics and with the added HTC enhancer ,the pictures take a step further into awesomeness, Listening to music on this phone is one step ahead in quality with the added Beats by Dre Effect, so all in all its a phone that can do so many things beautifully .
July 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by englishfox Great Flag Ship Windows phone for HTC
This is a great phone, and with Windows on it, it matches the iconic style of the design. I would highly recommend this phone to anyone, as its a great fashion piece and with Windows Constantine picking up the pace on the OS it wont be long before it is as good or better than Android or iOS. My only thing about the phone, is the lack of accessing the battery, would of been nice to swap it for a longer life battery, and I feel HTC need to pick up on Nokia's App front. HTC seems to forget about its owners of this phone, and its ashame as Windows is up and coming. Please oh please, HTC make apps as good as Nokia and this would be a bommer of a phone :)
October 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Al001 Great phone, some niggles though
Fantastic feel, good weight, lovely screen - but some issues that frustrate all the same:
- lack of memory expansion capability
- poor corner protection of glass .. lots and lots of people appear to have cracked screens from *very* minor knocks; gutted to have it happen to me 2 weeks into ownership (6" drop onto a table with a tablecloth)!
- poor low light camera results
- lack of quality HTC apps to match Nokia's output
December 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by bayusuputra The Head Turner
I am reviewing only the hardware, and not the OS, as the OS is almost totally regulated by Microsoft, and WP8 OS review here would basically give the same info as any other websites.
Design, Build Quality and Ergonomics:
The device is beautifully designed and there is no single day goes by without me staring at the device. It really is designed to blend with the Live Tiles and HTC has done a very good job doing so. Built quality is superb, there is no light leaks and the screen is perfectly flushed into the chassis, making it very sleek and seamless. The only complain I have is that the volume button can rattle. Ergonomic wise, I can handle the phone well with one hand. The device is cleverly designed with tapered sides, which makes it feel really thin. The lightweight of the phone helps in single handed operations, too. Nothing to complain in terms of shape and weight. The screen size is perfect for me. My only gripe is that the positioning and the flushed power button make it a little hard to operate it. Nothing serious. Camera hardware button is great and has nothing to complain about. Responds very well. Capacitive buttons give a good tactile respond, not vibrating too hard nor too soft.
It is gorgeous! Blacks are sufficiently dark. Sunlight legibility is good, if not great. It is sufficiently visible under bright tropical sunlight with medium brightness. Viewing angles, however, suffers if viewed from extreme angles, especially from the corner view. Have to be noted is that, these are really extreme angles, so daily usage will not be affected at all.
I am a music lover, and my biggest concern about this phone was the audio quality. I am very accustomed to customisable graphical EQ, which I couldn't find in the WP Store. But, turns out that the standard audio output is great. Beats audio mostly amps up the volume, bass and treble, but does make a difference in audio experience. Speaker is amazing. It reproduces lows and highs quite nicely without distortions. I have never had a better audio speaker experience from a phone before. It drives most headphones without hiccups. Bottom line is I am not disappointed with the audio at all. It is the OS (WP8) which is kinda a let down for me as there is no custom EQ app at the moment.
The wide angle and wide aperture main camera is inspiring for me. It takes great shots and although may not have the same performance like the PureView, is nothing to be looked down upon. In fact, it produces a very creamy bokeh and focuses faster than my nephew's Galaxy S3. It takes great macro shots as well. The front camera is out of this world! My expectations were surpassed! 1080p front videos is the world's first among smartphones (i think). Video calls were amazing. The only let down is the slight distortions around the edges, which is expected from a wide angle lens like this (remember, the focal length of the lens would be very small for the sensor size). My only complain is the sometimes slow focus in video. Oh, and maybe the absence of image stabilizer (software or hardware). All in all, the camera is a great performer, coupled with the responsive camera hardware button, which launches camera anytime. Very satisfied!
While the 1800mAh battery will get you through from clock in to clock out with moderate usage, the battery life is just slightly above good. There is really an issue with standby power drain. I have another HTC device running android, and the standby drain is about 1% for every 3-4 hours, with 3G turned on. But in this device, I am losing 1-2% in just an hour with 3G on. I am not sure why, but I suspect it is more like a software problem than hardware, because HTC's android phones with the same hardware have much better standby performance. That being said, I think that the battery performance is okay without being disappointing.
In conclusion, the device is a work of art that turns head. All my colleagues are asking about it. People on the streets are staring at it. I have never had a more proud feeling in holding to a phone before. It may not have the hardware-extras like the Lumia, but unlike the Lumia, the HTC Windows Phone 8X is not a hardware pusher, but rather a workhorse, something that the Redmond people wants WP8 to be. It is more comfortable and more ergonomic. I am truly satisfied with what HTC has to offer with the 8X.
January 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by cleavatron An Outstanding Phone
Love at first sight. When I first encountered the 8X, I knew that this is a phone I just had to have. The form factor is perfect for single handed usage while not compromising the integrity of the display. Speaking of which, is probably one the most brilliant displays HTC has ever produced. The subtly convex glass enhances the transition animation and gave it a pseudo-waterfall effect as if the previous screen is dribbling off the edge. The 8X is truly a showcase of HTC's prowess in hardware design.
January 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by nisankubur A great all-rounder, sans the storage
First, the design. HTC 8X has strong industrial design with bold color choices and beautiful polycarbonate finish. It feels great on your hand, and you look good holding it. The screen is gorgeous and at 4.3", single hand operation is still possible. The combination Windows Phone 8 interface and HTC's hardware technology will please your eye every minute of the day.
Next, performance. The smartphone is really smooth. There's no lag whatsoever. Multitasking is supported, and no fuss here. Web browsing leaves good experiences with multiple tab support (up to 6).
Beats Audio is a huge addition, it enhances sonic experience. Sound is clear and the amount of bass will please your ear. The camera and video is a strong point here. Photos are decent with right amount of details (as long as you take them under good lighting). Battery is not bad (it last one day on regular use) but it could've been better. The only issue I've encountered is storage. 16GB isn't that spacious these days. Sure, you can get SkyDrive.
January 31, 2013