HTC Windows Phone 8x Review

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htc phone 8What do you know about HTC windows phone 8x? The Taiwanese smart phone manufacturer officially announced the launch of a mobile phone that uses Windows and Phone 8 is their first in this line. After several leaked information from HTC created controversy and agitated debates, the long expected model that uses a Windows Phone 8 OS had been introduced by HTC, code-named HTC X8.

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This mobile phone has a Super LCD II screen 720p HD 4.3-inch size. On the back, it  has an 8MP camera that comes embedded with the ability to record HD video. In front, the phone has a camera that can be used for video calling. Inside, the model is equipped with a dual core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4. HTC Windows Phone 8X using S4 1.5 GHz Qualcomm processor, RAM memory card one giga bit, 2 LCD screen resolution 1280 x 720 pixels, 1800mAh battery capacity, internal storage space of 16 gigabit, an eight megapixel camera (rear), and a 2, 1 megapixel (front).

Mobile measuring 4.3 inches and weighing 130 grams also supports NFC connectivity, in addition to Bluetooth 3.1, WiFi, and an internal GPS antenna. Just like the Nokia Lumia 920, the phone is also not equipped with a microSD slot. Like the HTC Android phones in general, the X8 is equipped with Beats Audio technology plus NFC. HTC CEO Peter Chou said that he believes Windows Phone OS as a mobile operating system that can compete with the other mobile platforms. The contrast between the HTC 8X and 8S is the front camera, the size of the screen, microSD and the severity of the phone itself. 2 megapixel front camera is only embedded in HTC 8X. The coolest of the front camera is capable of taking pictures until it reaches 88 degrees from the camera. Thus, you will be able to take a wider picture with the front camera.

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The rear camera embedded in HTC 8X is 8 megapixel and 5 megapixel camera on the HTC 8S. Both cameras have autofocus and aperture f2.8 so they are very good at taking pictures in low light atmosphere. The screen is embedded in 8X wider than that of 8S. Windows Phone 8X has a 4.3-inch screen and 8S by 4 inches. Storage capacity owned 8X only 16 GB but can not be expanded with additional microSD. Meanwhile, 8S only has 4 GB of storage space, but can be expanded with microSD. HTC 8X weighs 130 grams and reliable as the lightest smart phones in the world even lighter than the iPhone 5. One more thing, and like the HTC series One, HTC 8X and 8S was buried features Beats Audio to add to the experience of listening to music.

So far, Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC smartphone with Windows OS is a really great gadget. What I liked most at the HTC 8X and 8S is the very smooth shape  and the exceptional cameras.I highly recommend both of these phones, especially Windows Phone 8X . Both of these phones use Windows Phone 8 with the Windows 8 Style UI (the new name of the Metro UI), which is very refreshing. Plus, Kid’s Corner feature that gives room for your child to use the phone without disrupting any data and Room which allows us to send text messages for free and share your images with just a group of people that you pick. Two of the most crucial and missing in Windows Phone 7.x : access to the USSD code and being able to take screenshots finally appear in Windows Phone 8. In user experience, Windows Phone 8 is superior to Android.

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I hope my presentation dragged your attention and opened your appetite for a little gadget shopping:)! I am looking forward to hear your opinion in a comment below!

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Hardware

Height 5.21 inches
Width 2.61 inches
Thickness 0.4 inches
Weight 0.29 pounds
Form factor Slab
Color Yellow, Red, Black, Blue
Loudspeaker Yes

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 4.3 inches
Technology Super LCD 2
Pixel arrangement RGB
Resolution (Y) 1280 px
Resolution (X) 720 px
PPI 341
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes

Connectivity

Carriers T-Mobile, AT&T, Other
GSM Yes
GSM frequencies supported 1900, 1800, 900, 850
UMTS / HSPA Yes
UMTS frequencies supported 900, 1900, 850, 1800
WWAN data standards supported UMTS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSDPA, GPRS
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
802.11n frequencies 5GHz, 2.4GHz
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
NFC support Yes
Tethering / mobile hotspot Yes

Processor

Manufacturer Qualcomm
Brand / family Snapdragon S4
Clock speed 1.5 GHz
Number of cores 2
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Memory

RAM size 1 GB

Storage

Internal size 16 GB
External No

Front Camera

Resolution 2.1 megapixels
Video resolution 1080p

Rear Camera

Resolution 8 megapixels
Flash LED
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 1080p

Software

Operating system Windows Phone
Launch OS version 8

Interface

Video out Yes
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB

Sensors

Sensors Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Accelerometer

Battery

Capacity 1800 mAh
Removable No

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Pros:

  • Svelte and sexy design in multiple colors.
  • Beats Audio.
  • Bright and colorful 4.3-inch 341ppi display.
  • Customizable Windows 8 Live Tiles.
  • Kid’s Room feature great for families.

Cons:

  • Lackluster battery life.
  • Camera not as sharp as competition.
  • No microSD card slot.
  • Lacks some of the 920’s other unique features, such as a camera with optical image stabilization.

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