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HTC Windows Phone 8X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2033 reviews of HTC Windows Phone 8X. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The performance and design also get good feedback. Views are divided on the connectivity, while many are critical about the apps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Windows Phone 8X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC Windows Phone 8X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 user reviews of HTC Windows Phone 8X from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the screen and portability are on the whole positive. The performance and design also get good comments. Some have doubts about the apps.

usability, design, performance, portability, screen

apps

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC 8X Windows Phone 8 UK Sim Free Smartphone - BlueHTC 8X Windows Phone 8 UK Sim Free Smartphone - Blue

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC Windows Phone 8X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 470 user reviews of HTC Windows Phone 8X from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the screen and performance are overall positive. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the GPS navigation and reliability. The apps and connectivity get negative comments.

usability, design, portability, performance, screen

connectivity, apps

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC 8X Windows 8 AT&T Phone (8GB) - Blue Color - UNLOCKED - NO CONTRACTHTC 8X Windows 8 AT&T Phone (8GB) - Blue Color - UNLOCKED - NO CONTRACT

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for HTC Windows Phone 8X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of HTC Windows Phone 8X from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviews about the design and camera are overall positive. The size and battery also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the performance and reliability.

usability, battery, size, camera, design

77% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Windows Phone 8X - Windows Phone 8, 16GB -4.3" Smart-Phone -New Unlocked - Retail boxedHTC Windows Phone 8X - Windows Phone 8, 16GB -4.3" Smart-Phone -New Unlocked - Retail boxed

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Phil Lavelle (techradar.com)

HTC Windows Phone 8X review

 

The HTC 8X is the signature Windows Phone 8 device, but is it any good?

8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture ; Elegant, latest WP8 OS ; Unibody polycarbonate design ; Fantastic contacts integration

No removable battery ; No expandable memory ; Rubbish multiple calendar support ; Mediocre battery life

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?

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

HTC 8X - Pocket-lint

 

If apps aren't much interest to you, then the 8X will suit you down to the ground. Windows Phone has most bases covered, but even so there are some missing

Lovely hardware, great screen, brilliantly designed OS, fast and responsive

Nowhere near enough Windows Phone apps, HTC hasn't developed any value for the Windows Phone platform, camera isn't brilliant, battery life is average

As a piece of hardware the HTC 8X is a lovely phone. The screen is larger than the iPhone but not as overbearing as the Samsung Galaxy S III or the Nokia Lumia 920. The polycarbonate shell gives you a lovely feeling and for us the dimensions work...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (trustedreviews.com)

HTC 8X

 

HTC's new Windows Phone 8 flagship is stylish and has a great screen.

May, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

HTC Windows Phone 8X video review

 

We like the thin and light design of the 8X, which comes in four different colours. Its rounded edges and smooth curving back give it a svelte look, while the rubbery finish is pleasant to the touch and aids grip.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

HTC Windows Phone 8X review

 

A plus point for us, especially when compared to Nokia's Lumia 820 and 920, is the size and weight of the 8X. This smartphone is more up to date and manageable with its thickness and scale figures of 10mm and 128g.

The HTC Windows Phone 8X is the best all-rounder of the Windows Phone 8 smartphones we've tried. It has a different and less comprehensive selection of pre-loaded apps to Nokia models, but the hardware is better than the identically priced Lumia 820.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

HTC Windows Phone 8X by HTC review

 

As its clumsy name suggests, this is HTC's first Windows Phone 8 handset - we'll just call it the HTC 8X from now on. On the surface, Windows Phone 8 is only a mildly tweaked version of Microsoft's slick mobile operating system, but there have been...

A competent Windows Phone 8 handset, but it's worth spending a bit more for the superior Nokia Lumia 920

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Finnamore (expertreviews.co.uk)

HTC Windows Phone 8X

 

A competent Windows Phone 8 handset, but it's worth spending a bit more for the superior Nokia Lumia 920

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

HTC 8X review

 

Given Nokia and Microsoft's ‘special relationship' we were expecting the Lumia 920 to be the first Windows Phone 8 handset to grace Stuff Towers, but HTC in all of its expectation-defying wisdom has sent the 8X – or Windows Phone 8X by HTC to give it...

Head-turning design, Retina-beating resolution, Rock-solid performance

Windows Phone still lacks apps, Vague physical buttons

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Jim Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

HTC 8X review

 

HTC's 8X is the firm's flagship handset running the new Windows Phone 8 OS, and is the bigger brother of the 8S (shown above, right). We take a closer look at the svelte smartphone.

We can't give a verdict before testing out the 8X more thoroughly. As soon as we get a review model, we'll put it through its paces and update this article. What's disappointing, though, is the lack of expandable storage given the paltry 16GB - with no...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

HTC 8X

 

The HTC 8X has too many gaps in quality to be better than average

Light, practical size ; WP8 is slick ; Decent camera ; Fast ; Good edge definition with video

Average sound quality ; Colour lacks punch ; Poor battery life ; Lacking in apps

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1800
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2.1
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2.1
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.217
Body SAR category (EU):A
Head SAR (EU):0.347
Head SAR category (EU):A

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Yellow
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:10.9
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 720 x 1280
Display Type:LCD
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch / Single-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, MP3, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Video compression formats:MP4
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, ASF, M4V, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, ASF, M4V, MP4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, M4V, MP4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, M4V, MP4, WMV9 / 3GP, ASF, M4V, WMV
Voice codecs:AMR

Navigation

Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
GPS antenna: Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA, WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.1
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Camera included: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating System Version:8
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor family:QUALCOMM
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor Model:S4

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating System Version:8

Storage

Compatible memory cards: No
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:16
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.01
Height :13.2
Weight:120 / 130
Width:6.62