HTC 8XT is up on Sprint’s support page, exclusive apps part of the package
Even compared to other mainline Windows Phone devices available in the US, the 8XT is not a spec star, but one of the cool things about Windows Phone is that you do not need an octa-core CPU for smooth operation. Plus, HTC is known for good quality hardware so owners are going to have a positive experience.
Like other Windows Phone devices, the customization of Android is not present, but thankfully you can personalize things quite a bit with different sized live tiles and exclusive apps from the manufacturers as well.
HTC’s forte is BoomSound on newer devices along with Beats Audio. Sprint has a couple extras thrown in too, like Sprint TV which allows you to watch live television on your device. News, sport and other entertainment are available, some are included, others cost a monthly fee. Sprint Music Plus is also included, serving as an all-in-one music store for songs, ringtones and ringback tones.
Scout by Telenav rounds up the mix providing turn-by-turn GPS navigation. If that does not light your fire, remember you can also download and use Nokia’s HERE Drive, which is available for all Windows Phone 8 devices. The HTC 8XT also features a multi-shot burst camera and microSD support up to 64GB.
Sprint will be ending its long running drought of Windows Phone hardware very soon. If you want to explore more about the device on Sprint, check out the source link below.
1. GeekMovement (Posts: 1501; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Sprint really needs to pick up some Nokia Lumias. They should also start looking into getting some Blackberry 10 devices, heck, their blackberry bold 9930 is still $200 on a 2-year contract!
2. ZeroCide (Posts: 688; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)
True!!! I'd really ike to see sme Lumias in Sprints lineup. But Sprint is always late to the party. Better late than never.... i guess???
7. mrblah (Posts: 436; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)
they are getting the newer bb later this year, but they all are kind of crap
8. apocalypsebc (Posts: 148; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
They suppose to be getting the Samsung Ativ S Neo as well, so I guess I will be getting that phone until they decide to get a Nokia Lumia Windows Phone. I have nothing against the HTC 8XT with beats audio and all the nice colors it will be coming in, but I have an HTC Arrive and its time for a different brand.
4. icyrock1 (Posts: 303; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
"Even compared to other mainline Windows Phone devices available in the US, the 8XT is not a spec star, but one of the cool things about Windows Phone is that you do not need an octa-core CPU for smooth operation. Plus, HTC is known for good quality hardware so owners are going to have a positive experience."
Let's not act like WP is flawless, though. I know people who have 4GB+ of "other" storage. Apparently, only a hard reset will *temporarily* fix it by deleting everything. Microsoft needs to fix that.
5. snowgator (Posts: 3209; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Yes, they do. Badly. It is one of the more complained about problems.