HTC's Windows Phone 8X dedicated audio amplifier demoed, ready for your next tailgate party

HTC's Windows Phone 8X dedicated audio amplifier demoed, ready for your next tailgate party
HTC mentioned in the press release that the Windows Phone 8X flagship it unveiled yesterday has a dedicated audio amplifier in addition to the Beats Audio shenanigans for the first time, which pushes the speaker and whatever is connected to the audio jack to their limits.

We didn't know what to think of that claim, as it was unlikely that audio output from a 0.39" thin phone can do wonders, but HTC has obviously put a lot of effort into this differentiating feature, and a video demonstrating what this additional 2.55v amplifier can do is pretty impressive.

As you can hear in the demo below, the music blasting through the speaker of the HTC 8X is pretty powerful for a handset, drowning the speaker's explanation almost entirely. This and the wide-angle front camera that does 1080p video on the 8X are HTC's obvious trump cards in the Windows Phone 8 battle.

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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. smk1369

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 19, 2012


2. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Very impressive... i remember how my HTC Touch Pro 2 had pretty loud speakers as well. Even today, my old HTC TP2 is louder than current phones. Nice to see some new features!

3. thewhitesoul

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

It's awesome.....!

4. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Very nice sound quality!

5. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

this phone specs + lumia920 camera = gg

7. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

nokia has dolby!

9. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

hahaha software is hackable :) Not hardware. They put some real damn good speakers and headset jack on that thing!

6. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

very good very good! but still i really think this is a step down of the titan/titan2!! but still impressive!

11. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

how is this a step down? Because it has a small screen and lower pixel camera? Come on people

8. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

wow the sound is so clear

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012 should have added the hardware long back when you adopted Beats. Now, as a lover of good music and sound this is freakin' AWESOME!!

12. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Awesome...glad that someone taking care of music listeners...this is second time I am excited to hear music on phone...first was sony walkman series :)

13. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

wow, that's intense. if i ever went to T-Mobile i'm pretty sure this is what i would get. i'd either get the yellow/green or black.

14. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

hmm the HTC 8x could sell pretty well with thia and beats audio going for it and it's sleek body design and a good camera

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