HTC Windows Phone 8X: the key features
Well, it looks like it is about to get interesting. HTC is officially joining the Windows Phone 8 arena with its newly-announced 8X handset, where it will surely face some tough competition in the face of the Samsung ATIV S and the Nokia Lumia 920.
But what does the HTC Windows Phone 8X has to offer in order to stay competitive on the ever-changing smartphone market? That is what we are here to tell you about as we go over the smartphone's key features. Here's a few hints: a sharp, high-res display, potent cameras both on its back and up front, and an elegant operating system handled by a promising dual-core processor.
However, that isn't all that the smartphone has in its arsenal, but we won't spoil the fun and will let you personally check out all notable HTC Windows Phone 8X features. Just flick through the slideshow below!
Fire the HTC Windows Phone 8X up and you'll be greated by a gorgeous 4.3-inch screen with the impressive resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels. It is made using Super LCD 2 technology, which is also found on the maker's Android flagship, the HTC One X.
Some very capable hardware lies inside the HTC 8X in the form of a Snapdragon S4 system-on-a-chip with two cores humming at 1.5GHz. With a chip like that, we expect nothing short of flawless system responsiveness.
The HTC 8X will be available in California Blue, Graphite Black, Flame Red and Limelight Yellow, with a soft matte finish complementing the smartphone's feel.
Windows Phone 8 comes on the HTC 8X, which is great for anyone looking for a simple, yet capable, easy to use smartphone.
That's right: HTC's very own ImageChip technology is featured on the Windows Phone 8X, so expect ultra fast shutter response and very snappy burst shot mode.
With the help of a dedicated camera shutter on the side, taking photos in an instant should be a piece of cake.
The 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera on the HTC Windows Phone 8X has an 88-degree lens, so it has a wide field of view. In addition, it can capture video in 1080p.
With the HTC Windows Phone 8X you get 16GB of storage, which, to our disappointment, cannot be expanded with a microSD card due to the lack of the necessary slot.
For the first time, Beats Audio has landed on Windows Phone, delivering fuller sound with its software audio enhancements. Moreover, a dedicated hardware amplifier boosts the volume output through the earphones or the smartphone's built-in loudspeaker.
The HTC Windows Phone 8X will be available in over 50 countries around the world, with more than 150 carriers. T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T are expected to start offering the smartphone in November.