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HTC Windows Phone 8X

HTC Windows Phone 8X
4.3"
720 x 1280 pixels
8 MP
2 MP front
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus
Dual-core, 1500 MHz
RAM: 1 GB
BATTERY: 1800 mAh
MEMORY: 16 GB
Announced: Sep 19, 2012
Market status: Released
Release date: Nov 9, 2012
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile

Pros

  • Fast mobile data support (4G)

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Too little RAM memory (1 GB RAM)

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Description

The 8X by HTC sports a 4.3" LCD 2 HD screen, which, if the One X display is any indication, should be a sight to behold, and has the respectable 342ppi pixel desnity. It ups the WP ante with a modern 28mm dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 chipset, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, thus equating its specs with the fierce WP8 competition in the face of the Samsung ATIV S, or the innovative Nokia Lumia 920, which, however, has a lot more going for it with the PureView camera. How does the HTC 8X intend to differentiate from those? Why, Beats Audio, of course. The prominent branding is featured proudly on the back of the phone, promising deep bass sound and clearer audio. As for the sniping capabilities, we have an 8MP shooter on the rear with dedicated shutter key, equipped with HTC's exclusive ImageSense technology, which is essentially a proprietary ISP, allowing for some additional photo trickery, like ultra fast capture times, and continuous shot mode that takes multiple frames per second. It sports ultra wide f/2.0 aperture, just like on the Lumia 920.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupWindows Phone, 8.1, 8
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.21 x 2.61 x 0.40 inches (132.3 x 66.2 x 10.1 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.59 oz (130 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
  • Colors:
    • Black, Yellow, Blue, Red

DisplayPopup

  • Physical size:
    • 4.3 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 342 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • S-LCD 2
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 58.10 %
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)

Camera

  • Camera:
      • Popup8 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.0
    • Focal length (35mm equivalent):
      • 28 mm
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
    • Software Features:
      • Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2 megapixels

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

      • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus
    • Model:
      • MSM8960
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual-core, 1500 MHz, Krait
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 225
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1800 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable, Li - Polymer
  • Wireless charging:
    • Built-in (Qi)
  • Talk time:
    • 11.30 hours
      the average is 14 h (864 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.1 days (290 hours)
      the average is 16 days (376 h)

MultimediaPopup

  • Mirroring:
    • DLNA
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Beats Audio
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Cellular

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 17, 4
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation
  • Other:
    • NFC, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 19 Sep 2012

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 05 Oct 2012
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        NM8PM23300 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.78 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.75 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 0.78 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.26 W/kg

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as HTC Zenith


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

HTC Windows Phone 8X C620e

differences:

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 28 Sep 2012
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        NM8PM23200 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.41 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.62 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 0.70 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 0.87 W/kg

Despite our efforts to provide full and correct HTC Windows Phone 8X specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.


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