HTC Windows Phone 8X gets some tanning time while being tested in San Francisco

HTC Windows Phone 8X gets some tanning time while being tested in San Francisco
The HTC Windows Phone 8X appears to have been undergoing some type of carrier testing in sunny San Francisco, according to a photograph. If we didn't know better, we would say that the three units of the handset along with an older Samsung model, were out sunning. Seriously though, this could be part of a signal strength test with each unit containing a different radio.

The HTC Windows Phone 8X has a 4.3 inch Super LCD 2 screen with resolution of 720 x 1280 which works out to a very impressive pixel density of 342ppi. Under the hood is a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 processor. The Adreno 225 crunches the graphics and 1GB of RAM is aboard. The HTC Windows Phone 8X sports 16GB of native memory and a rear-facing 8MP camera that captures video in 1080p at 30fps. A 2MP camera on the front takes self-portraits and an 1800mAh battery keeps the lights on.

T-Mobile has already started taking names and email addresses from those interested in the device. According to Amazon U.K., the phone will ship on November 8th. As far as unsubsidized pricing is concerned, we've seen a range between $650 USD and $863 USD from Clove and Amazon UK respectively.

source: WPCentral

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Windows Phone 8X
  • Display 4.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1800 mAh(11.3h talk time)



1. wendygarett unregistered

Why Amazon's price higher?

4. crankyd00d

Posts: 191; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Amazon always charges a lot for imported phones

2. meowcenary

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Dag Nabit!! That's the FIDI, and I did not get to touch and worship good ol' WP8 love.

3. kamil

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

i think they are doing some kind of out door visibility test on the HTC device to show off how bright their display are on a sunny day, just sayin'

5. I_Slap_Fat_Kids

Posts: 40; Member since: May 04, 2012

I really wish the Windows phones would be at the 'cutting edge' of technology. I do like the OS, but between the limitations of the expansion of the OS and the very slightly-outdatedness of the hardware, I just can't justify committing to a WP8 phone just yet.

6. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

The problem with WP7 was that it handcuffed manufacturers to single-core processors and WVGA screens. WP8 changes all of this. Sure, the first crop of WP8 devices will "merely" feature Snapdragon S4 processors, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Windows Phones with updated processors in the near future. Also, all due respect, but if the Lumia 920's camera isn't "cutting edge," I don't know what is. It looks like it's very innovative breakthrough in smartphone-camera technology.

10. No_Nonsense unregistered

808 and 920 look to me as the best cams on a phone today.

7. I_Slap_Fat_Kids

Posts: 40; Member since: May 04, 2012

I would agree with the 920's camera, that really shows off their OS/phone's capabilities. I do feel that soon I may make the switch from Android to a Windows OS in the near-future because Microsoft is showing some serious intentions in the mobile market. The deciding feature for me will be the price and practicality of the 'Windows Surface' platform.

9. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

A tablet computer is to me a portable device to help a person access internet based information sources, read and send email, buy items over the web. read ebooks and be entertained by web based Music TV, Movie and Videos. I would not begin to say they are good devices for serious production work their screen size for one Limits their use. a person needs a 12 inch tablet computer which is the largest screen i think a tablet computer should have to really do some serious production work.. I would tell a person to get a good laptop computer first and then buy a Good tablet computer to do ,internet based stuff when you want to lounge around some where you can relax like in you bed and do not want to get up and use your Desktop or laptop computer. .

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