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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.
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.
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.
Summary: The $199 HTC Windows Phone 8X is everything you want in a Windows Phone. You get a sleek design, swift performance and wireless charging built in--something the other carriers don't offer for this phone. We also like that Verizon is out in front with Data Sense, which can help users from going over their monthly limit. Thrifty Verizon shoppers can purchase the $99 Nokia Lumia 922, which is $100 cheaper than the 8X.
Summary: The new Windows Phone 8X is rather impressive. Straight out of the box, the 8X catches your eye with the rather striking design, which blends in the edges and the curves rather well. The polycarbonate build is just brilliant. Carrying on with the positives, the display is rather vivid and the camera does well in good lighting conditions. Now the negatives - battery life is barely good enough to last a day, and the phoneï¿½s back tends to heat up if you are gaming.
Pros: Amazing build quality, Design that is love at first sight, Soft finish polycarbonate adds to the persona, Windows Phone 8 is slick and elegant, Microsoft account sync is seamless, Excellent display, Good call quality
Cons: Bad battery life, Limited storage, with no expansion, Certain third-party apps crashed, Bing Maps are fairly useless in India
Summary: Windows evolution or revolution? The newest smartphone from HTC is the acid test for Microsoft. A new smartphone featuring interesting looks and hardware fused with the latest Windows Phone 8 operating system. An exciting combination with a lot of potential.
Pros: Innovative operating system, Intuitive operating concept, Device's attractive design, Build quality, High-end screen, NFC (near-field communication), Good camera performance, The good workmanship and solid hard and software performance in all areas.
Cons: No memory expansion possible, Built-in battery, Power button's positioning and pressure point, Affordable stereo headset, The application variety like for Android and iOS.
Conclusion: Our final rating is going to be a 7.5 out of 10. The screen, audio amplifier, camera performance, and operating system are pretty impressive, but the pointy edges, poor microphone audio quality and impossible-to-feel hardware buttons can get quite frustrating. If you’re into great quality music playback, a high resolution screen, a thin form factor and gorgeous design along with some great integration with Microsoft’s ecosystem of Office, Windows, Xbox, Skype, etc.
Pros: + Gorgeous hardware design, + Feels thin due to its tapered shape, + Large 4.3″ Super LCD 2 screen, + Dedicated Beats audio amplifier, + Speedy camera, The Windows Phone 8X by HTC is currently available on some European carriers and will be available on AT&T, Verizon later this November. T-Mobile will have the Windows Phone 8X on November 14th for $149 or $199, depending on what kind of rate plan you choose.
Cons: - Poor call and audio recording quality, - Pointy edges make gripping the phone very uncomfortable, - Hardware buttons flush with the edges are difficult to find, - Battery life isn’t great, and the battery isn’t user-replaceable, - Camera doesn’t use the LED light to assist with autofocus, - Some of HTC’s fantastic customizations from older Windows Phones are currently missing, The Windows Phone 8X by HTC is currently available on some European carriers and will be a...