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HTC Windows Phone 8X Review

0. phoneArena posted on 29 Oct 2012, 14:00

Now that Windows Phone 8 is making a big push, the Taiwan based company is banking to see its HTC 8X being the premier smartphone for the platform out of the gate. Indeed, it’s treading a different path with its out-of-character design, but will it be enough to compete in the ring with some of today’s heavy hitters in the business?...

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posted on 02 Nov 2012, 08:17 1

55. NateAdam8 (Posts: 388; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)

I'd still like to see a HTC Titan 3 cause that'd be a lot of HTC/MS goodness it a huge screen and if only they'd make it with at least a 5" screen with a Quad Core and 32 GiGs with a SDmicro Slot it'd be the best WP8 Device released ever.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 21:11

61. sallu (Posts: 11; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)

HTC 8x okay phone..it can't stand near Nokia Lumia 920 as compared with features...
So waiting for 920......

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 14:15

63. GMC626 (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

Ultimately real world use will reveal more about the comparison between HTC 8X and Lumia 920. Storage is the Lumia's clear advantage; but as a device to carry around daily, the ergonomics of the 8x offers some compensation. It depends on lifestyle to some extent, but particularly when I'm at a club, or, at a picnic wearing a pair of mesh shorts, there are times when I miss the ultra thin, ultra light, original Motorola Razor.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 14:28

64. GMC626 (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

Spelling correction: Razr, not Razor.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 14:13 1

67. Kenneth121 (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)

I have to say I find the one user review posted about this phone kind of silly. How exactly does a lack of specific apps indicate that the operating system is "not ready"? Surely this is an indication that app developers are have not been supporting WP because of its small install base, not an indication that there is some inherent flaw in the OS that prevents apps from being developed. The "major financial apps" mentioned are just online banking apps for clients of those particular banks. My bank does not have an app for WP8 so I just pinned the sign in page of their website to my start screen. An easy workaround for now. As for Spotify it is not even available where I live, but I have to point out that Xbox Music allows not only unlimited streaming but unlimited downloading, and unlimited streaming through wifi to my xbox, so I can listen through my home theatre amp and speakers, all for $10.00 per month. If and when Spotify becomes available in Canada I will see if they can even touch this deal.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 09:34

68. mclifford81 (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Jan 2010)

Coming from an iphone 4s, to the Samsung Galaxy S3, back to a 4s, then to an iphone 5, to a htc dna, to a sgs3 again, I have to say that out of all the phone I have tested out and had time to actually play with and check out the features of that this is the most responsive phone I have had to date. Now yes the iphone is responsive and has great features and the htc dna as well but when it comes to fluid functions and actual application responsiveness and touch responsiveness this phone is dead on. The iphone 4s and 5 that I owned were not even this good when it came to texting and switching in and out of applications. Sure Apple has a huge portfolio of apps and a very refined operating system on their phones, but its been almost the same since day one with just brief touch ups here and there aside from Siri. The Htc Dna is a monster and has a great screen and is fast but still lacks the buttery smooth performance that Htc 8x offers. I literally used to think Windows 8 was a joke and that no phone that had windows on it would amount to a hill of beans not even the nokia lumina 920. Well I have changed my mind and am even going to say at the risk of damaging my reputation of being the go to tech guy but this is one of if not the best devices I have ever used when it comes to the overall performance and cutting out all the aesthetics such as an abundance of apps and camera filters and stuff that really is just an added bonus to most phones. The point of having a great phone is one that works and works well, not the apps, not the camera, not the extra add on features. Call quality, clarity, overall responsiveness and performance is what should matter and for once I can confidently say that Htc 8x does it right in my opinion.

posted on 10 Apr 2014, 17:54

69. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 2114; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

I really wish PA had reviewers that had a modicum of knowledge. John V. points out that HTC didn't even make an effort to differentiate this phone from the other WP8 handsets. Guess what Skippy? Microsoft doesn't allow it. There is no Sense or TouchWiz on WP8. The idea is that you can go from one handset to another without missing a beat. Try that on an Android device when you have the aforementioned skins plus stock Android and LG's UI to deal with.

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