HTC 8XT breaks cover, arrives to Sprint with BoomSound and Windows Phone

HTC 8XT breaks cover, arrives to Sprint with BoomSound and Windows Phone
The HTC 8XT has just been officially announced and it brings HTC’s outstanding BoomSound technology to Windows Phone. While technically a successor to the HTC 8X, the new 8XT adopts the look of HTC’s more affordable Windows Phone, the 8S.

The HTC 8XT will first come to Sprint this summer priced at the affordable $99 on a two-year contract. You do have to wait for a $50 mail-in rebate, though, to arrive at that price.

The 8XT has nothing to brag about in terms of hardware. It's got a 4.3-inch display with a middling resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Under the hood hides a 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 chip with 1GB of RAM and 8 gigs of internal storage that you can expand via microSD cards. On its back, it sports an 8-megapixel rear camera capable of 1080p video capture and nested in its circular housing.

The phone will of course support Sprint’s new and fast 4G LTE network. Take a look at it right below.

source: HTC

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  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.6 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1800 mAh(14h talk time)



1. wendygarett unregistered

Windows phone support snapdragon 400?

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yeah, Windows Phone will run smooth no matter what Snapdragon it has, it won't lag like S-Lag. Don't worry.

9. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Windows Phone supports all Snapdragons, and choice depends the limit Microsoft puts (up to duo core), which this limit will be removed late this year. In quad cores im sure OEMs are free to use Snapdragon S4 or 600 or 800.

13. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

now i expect nokia to unveil the eos with at least snapdragon 600

24. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

The 2yr old HTC Arrive had a single core Qualcomm and ran buttery smooth, I don't think it matters much

2. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

How could they produce so an ugly phone like this?!

3. majp89

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Good God that's a beautiful phone.

12. ihatesmartphone unregistered

bye2 Lumia... Here I come HTC!!

5. HASHTAG unregistered

Okay, Sprint wanted to give WP8 another chance by giving us this? At least the Samsung Ativ S Neo will be a suitable device.

6. DANTExphone888

Posts: 102; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Ativ S Neo, I thought the Odyssey was supposed to come to Sprint.

7. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

That is one great looking phone :) nice one Htc. Pity about the S400 CPU and tiny 4.3inch display.

8. g2a5b0e unregistered

How can this be considered a successor to the 8X when it has a lower screen resolution? The 8X is HD. This should definitely be called the 8ST because it looks just like the 8S & the specs are more in line with a variant of that device.

10. grapeseed87

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

Yeah probably thats what they should have written. When I see this device I think more about 8S rather than the 8X. Like an 8S variant.

22. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Camera & sound on this is way better then the 8s! Heck the Radar is better then the 8s. I would consider this as a replacement over Radar . Only thing im hesitant abt is Sprints network.

11. Dastrix unregistered

It looks like an 8X/8S hybrid both on the outside and inside, and that's a good thing. It's beautiful. Noting the absence of speakers, BoomSound may have been combined with the microphone. Looking forward to a review!! Bring it on HTC!!!!

14. ahhxd717

Posts: 332; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

Seems like a nice mid range option.

15. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

looks ugly to me

16. GeekMovement unregistered

definitely not as good as nokia

17. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

So....I've been waiting for WP8 to arrive on sprint, and this is the crap they give me..... At least it looks nice

18. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

From Htc site Add volume to your everyday life with the first Windows Phone with BoomSound™. Take great pictures day or night with a low light camera featuring back-side illumination and f2.0 lens. All built in a smartphone designed to fit your hand and your world. This I would consider. IM just going back to a radar with 7.8 because its camera is better then the 8s that followed it. The lower light and BSI they use really make a difference.​xt/

19. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Why do these sites have to put things like the hardware is nothing to brag about! Why because it doesnt have a 5 inch screen! Give me a break . The Radar is still one of the best wp from HTC . Ive used several WP . The camera on the Radar takes better shots then Lumia 810. & is better then the 620 in some regards im returning and is better then it's newer model the 8s that came after. Point being HTC can put out some good hardware. I like that there not bricks like the Nokias.

20. papss unregistered

Ewwww that is a terrible showing by sprint.. They will never get people to come over to WP with this

21. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Lol what so terrible abt it? The only thing I would be hesitating on is switching from Tmobiles network & back to Sprint

23. lilg29

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

I was actually rather dissapointed when i saw this, I was expecting better specs but hey i guess sprint is settling down.

25. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

I'll hope there is going to be a model, without those accents, like pure black or pure white. I like the specs of this phone, really, but I don't the colorful accents, and childish colours. :(

26. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nokia is giving much better colors and even will give this color too.

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