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HTC Windows Phone 8X and 8S hands-on: First look

19 September 2012 | Read the review | Post your comment
HTC Windows Phone 8X and 8S hands-on: First look - read the full textHTC just unveiled the two latest additions to its smartphone lineup. Called HTC Windows Phone 8X and HTC Windows Phone 8S, the devices are unsurprisingly powered by the latest version of the Microsoft WP platform...


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Nicely done, XDA guys! We're getting a nice present:

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  • 2012-09-20 17:05
  • MCrR

> In reply to Cowz @ 2012-09-20 13:08 from UFDw - click to readYeah, 1 GB ram costs less than 11 dollars. Probably it's endorsed by Microsoft to give some sales for Lumia 820. 8X size and weight advantage will eclipse 920.

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  • 2012-09-20 13:37
  • PFBp

"The internals are the same, but the Krait cores have been set to tick at 1GHz instead of 1.5GHz."

The 8S only has 512mb RAM!

Shame that HTC dumbed the RAM down by soooo much to reinforce it as a lower end device.
The marketing departments in this industry really are driving things in the wrong direction. It is all about positioning devices to maximise profits.

Also if it wasn't for all the fanboys (and there are thousands who post here) we would have a better and more demanding consumer market. The fanboys really are helping stop progress.

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  • 2012-09-20 13:08
  • UFDw

Why does windows have to look so boring.Horrible outdated old tiles.Iphone will destroy it

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  • 2012-09-20 12:18
  • M3s@

how about this Mr Aplication
search enough information before write something...

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  • 2012-09-20 11:15
  • Kig$

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-20 04:12 from YTMe - click to readFYI both lumia 920 and 820 have matte color too
black and grey actually

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  • 2012-09-20 11:10
  • Kig$

what about HTC tablets?? Heard that they were going to launch on 19.09.12? Any news of that?

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  • 2012-09-20 10:38
  • KAww

dead platfrom without any apps

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  • 2012-09-20 10:11
  • ScDF

Nice designs like em but there is alot of space being left out there on the borders :(
making the screen look much smaller they shud think of spredin the screen from corner to corner will look amazing ...
the thicknes of the fone is too much, HTC wht happnd to ur product line diamond tht was the best one with best flat shapes in the market.
I'm looking forward for any company to produce more flater and thinner windows 8 with more stretched screen with wasting any space on the borders.

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  • 2012-09-20 09:24
  • HxeM

lumia 920 will be the better windows 8 phone...

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  • 2012-09-20 07:37
  • t7Xi

the 8X looks like it belongs to lumia family, while the 8S looks like a combination of NXT Series(Xperia U) and Lumia.

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  • 2012-09-20 04:49
  • t7GS

they look like nokia n9.

rip windows phone :/

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  • 2012-09-20 04:44
  • PvYx

These handsets may look copied from the lumia designs, but their color finishes are actually much nicer to look at and are matte, rather than the glossy lumia paint jobs.

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  • 2012-09-20 04:12
  • YTMe
  • htc = nokia colours
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why htc picked similar colours like nokia?!
couldn't they pick other colours for their windows phone devices?!

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  • 2012-09-20 02:43
  • gDj{

the 8x has 1080p front camera - this is very good for self photography. it would be better if it also had front led light, so these pictures would be better.

why no manufacturer offers front led flash for the front camera?

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  • 2012-09-20 02:37
  • gDj{
  • only nokia=win8 lte
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from all win8 phones - by samsung, htc and nokia - only nokia offers lte.
only nokia takes winphone 8 seriously. all the others just play...

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  • 2012-09-20 02:30
  • gDj{
  • winphone8 needs sony
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in order to succeed, MS should convince top companies to join and release winphone8 devices.
the most important one is sony - which is very good in design and style.
others that should join: panasonic, dell, hp, lg and maybe also sharp and toshiba (both haven't decided whether they want to compete outside of japan).

if all of the above manufacturers would join winphone8 - even if not exclusively - winphone8 would succeed and surpass both apple and android (android - when considering only the medium-range class and above devices - not the cheap ones and those from small brands).

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  • 2012-09-20 02:25
  • gDj{

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-19 19:37 from 0BIh - click to readrather than Xperia NXT series, i find it closer to Zune HD.

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  • 2012-09-20 02:17
  • tA$7

kind of reminded me of Xperia NXT series minus the transparent strip.

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  • 2012-09-19 23:51
  • PSvx

that 720p screen will shit on the iphones

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  • 2012-09-19 23:30
  • Y2uq

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