HTC Windows Phone 8X Review

Posted on Jan 22 2013 - 10:21am by Christopher Allega

Provided By: Verizon Wireless 

Price:  $99,99

 

Closer Look:

The HTC Windows Phone 8X comes in a sleeved box; the front of the sleeve features a large clear photo of the Verizon windows phones logo.  The back of the sleeve is full of features and Specifications. Removing the sleeve reveals the phone box itself; the front of the box features the droid logo as well as the name of the device.

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Once you get the packing open you are going to find the phone inside , along with all of the accessories and guides that are nice and neatly arranged to ensure that they are going to stay in place during the shipping process.

Included in the retail package is the HTC Windows Phone 8X, wall charger with detachable microUSB cable, SIM removal tool , and user guides.

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The HTC Windows Phone 8X  features Microsoft’s latest mobile platform, otherwise known as Windows Phone 8 powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, 4.3″-inch super LCD2 display (720 x 1280) display with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. Other features include built-in Beats Audio which does add a bit of spatial openness; along with accentuated highs and lows but only if you’re rocking headphones or buds.

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On the back you’ll find an 8MP rear-facing Camera with f/2.0 aperture, BSI sensor and autofocus, as well as a 2.1MP front Camera with a wide-angle lens., the phone is entirely coated in a soft touch plastic which is a complete fingerprint and dust magnet but feels great in the hand.

Features & Specifications:

 

SIZE: 132.35 x 66.2 x 10.12 mm

WEIGHT: 130 grams with battery

DISPLAY: 4.3 inch touch screen with Gorilla Glass 2

SCREEN: HD 720p

CPU SPEED

Qualcomm S4 1.5 GHz, Dual-core

PLATFORM WINDOWS

Windows Phone 8

SIM CARD TYPE

MicroSIM

MEMORY

Total storage: 16 GB
RAM: 1GB

NETWORK

GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz2
HSPA/WCDMA: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz

GPS

Internal GPS antenna with GLONASS

SENSORS

G-Sensor
Digital compass
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor

CONNECTIVITY

3.5 mm stereo audio jack
NFC capable3
Bluetooth 3.1
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n

SOUND ENHANCEMENT

Studio-quality sound with Beats Audio™ built in
Enjoy bigger sound and superior fidelity with exclusive built-in amp

MAIN CAMERA

8 megapixel camera with auto focus, LED flash, and BSI sensor (for better low-light captures)
F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens
1080p video recording
Dedicated HTC ImageChip

FRONT CAMERA

Capture more with the ultra-wide-angle front camera
2.1 megapixel front camera
1080p front camera video recording
F2.0 aperture
Dedicated HTC ImageChip

MULTIMEDIA

Audio supported formats:
Playback:  .aac, .amr, .m4a, .mp3, .wav, .asf, .wma (verison 9 and 10)
Recording:  .wav (w/OneNote)
Video supported formats:
Playback:  .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, m4v, asf, .wmv (version 9 and 10)
Recording:  .mp4

BATTERY

Embedded & rechargeable Li-ion Polymer battery4
Capacity:  1800 mAh

AC ADAPTER

Voltage range/frequency:  100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
DC output:  5 V and 1 A

Available storage is less due to phone software.

 

 Conclusion:

The HTC Windows Phone 8X, in my opinion, this is the best iteration of HTC’s signature Windows Phone so far. The 8X got me through a full day of solid use with plenty of life to spare, and light users will likely get a day and a half. Phone calls sounded perfectly clear and static-free, and our LTE tests yielded average speeds of 30 Mbps down and 11 Mbps up.

People who are interested in getting a Windows Phone and are loyal to Verizon have a great option.

The HTC Windows Phone 8X receives the Xtreme Tech Junkie’s Great Award!

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