Reviews and Problems with HTC Windows Phone 8X / C625e
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HTC Windows Phone 8X Review
9 May 2014
Summary: HTC’s Windows Phone 8X is a delightful phone with excellent performance, decent battery life, a gorgeous screen in a unique form factor. It has the promise of being one of the best phone’s on the market, but is disadvantaged by a half-baked app store and a lack of Nokia’s proprietary apps. Nevertheless, the 8X has a great camera, best-in-class sound quality with Beats Audio and a powerful headphone amplifier, and a number of features that make it worth your time.
Summary: As the flagship HTC Windows Phone, the 8X gets most of it right. The design is striking and feels great to hold and carry, the powerful processor makes the phone feel snappy and responsive and the wide angle BSI camera is fantastic. Battery life is questionable, as is internal storage and we would have liked to see HTC include some sweet Beats earbuds.
HTC 8X review: the signature Windows Phone, but is it any good?
8 March 2014
Excerpt: A splash of colour, Microsoft’s latest mobile platform and a sleek new body are combined with more powerful hardware – is the 8X the phone to bring Windows Phone 8 to the masses? HTC’s been in a bit of a weird position these last few years. From the days of anonymity when it made Windows phones for others, it rode the crest of the Android wave when Google’s platform launched becoming, pretty much, the Android handset OEM of choice. And then Samsung happened.
Summary: The HTC 8X is available in the market for Rs.35, 800, which makes it terribly overpriced for what’s on offer. It’s a superbly built handset with a very good form factor, has an excellent front facing camera and a high density screen. Apart from this, there just isn’t a singular strong selling point that would make us shell out this kind of money for it.
Verizon Windows Phone 8 Review: HTC 8x vs Nokia Lumia 822
20 March 2013
Excerpt: Wow, where do I begin? I’ll start by saying; I have no previous experience with Windows Phone (current generation). Years ago when I was an avid gamer (mostly Counter-Strike and other first person shooters), I was an all Windows man. I loved Windows as a desktop OS. I loved Windows as a server. It was pre-iPhone days, but I sure did love my PDA (HP iPaq). I loved my Motorola MPx220 with Windows Smartphone 2003 as the OS.
HTC 8X Windows Phone Review: A Breath of Fresh Air
17 February 2013
Excerpt: HTC 8X Windows Phone Review We’ve reviewed a lot of smartphones and tablets here on Unbox. The device that got the most number of comments when we took it out (next to the iPhone 5 prior to local launch) wasn’t an Android phone. It was actually a Windows Phone — the HTC 8X. Why does it get so much attention? ...
Conclusion: At the end of the day Windows Phone 8 is a tough sell just like Windows Phone 7.5, which was a tough sell just like Windows Phone 7. It’s not for lack of trying, and it certainly doesn’t speak to the quality of the software or the devices that carry it. HTC’s Windows Phone 8X is a gorgeous, elegant smartphone with a unique design and solid performance. The sad truth is that there is still no compelling argument for Windows Phone over one of the market leaders.
Pros: From the moment I powered on HTC’s Windows Phone 8X for the first time, the performance improvements compared to earlier Windows Phones were obvious. Windows Phone 8 itself offers better performance compared to its predecessors, and the difference is made more clear thanks to multi-core processor support and other factors. Navigating Windows Phone’s UI and the various stock apps on the 8X is remarkably fluid, and transition animations are faster than they were before ...
Cons: It’s the same old story… apps. High-quality Windows Phone apps are still incredibly scarce compared to the leading mobile platforms and momentum is not in Microsoft’s favor. It has been more than two and a half years since “Windows Phone Series 7″ was first announced and more than two years since the first round of devices launched. And still, apps are a huge issue. For one thing, the platform is missing hundreds of popular apps that have been available on other platf...
Conclusion: In the Windows Phone world there are really two choices: The Lumia 920 or the HTC 8X. The Lumia is highly lauded by Nokia for its photography, specifically low light abilities while HTC pushes the 8X as a thinner, overall better device. Physical size differences aside, both the Lumia 920 are and HTC 8X are very similar in terms of software. A few bundled apps differ. And as touched on above, the Lumia does still produce better images via its camera overall.
Conclusion: HTC have worked well to give us a great looking phone that offers a satisfying user experience. If you’re looking for a different experience from iOS or Android, then this is one of the better Windows Phones out there.