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HTC Windows Phone 8X review: Signed and sealed

06 November 2012 | Read the review | Post your comment
HTC Windows Phone 8X review: Signed and sealed - read the full textSo, its all but settled that Windows Phone 8 is the biggest thing to happen to smartphones this year. But are the handful of flagships carrying it the best thing that could happen to users? Properly powered and engineered to perfection...


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i heard the appstore of windows phone is almost empty? how am i supposed to use my previous apps to this phone? evernote, some messengers, reddit, tmbler and so on..i really need those apps.

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  • 2012-11-07 18:51
  • v0Xt

> In reply to my nickname @ 2012-11-07 10:11 from aX1g - click to read
Sound features? You mean Beats Audio? It's just a marketing gimmick.

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  • 2012-11-07 14:20
  • McB5

I have had an 8x since saturday and think it's a brilliant device. CPU is kind of irrelavent if the OS is fluid and snappy and i'd say this is more so than any android i've used, quad core or not. Pictures are great and if i wanted any better then i'd buy an actual camera. Remember it's around £100 less than the 920 is supposedly going to be.As far as style and size goes i think its a beautiful device and everyone in my office has thought the same. The 8X should in no way be discounted ans an excellent smartphone.

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  • 2012-11-07 14:11
  • S35k

I'm laughing reading the disadvantages, alot of those are the same as the Iphone 5 and it's not having any problem selling. Microsoft does have a uphill climb because there's so many people who love the Iphone that reason goes out the window. This new generation of Windows phones are a huge upgrade for Microsoft and they are getting better each time.

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  • 2012-11-07 14:07
  • AEuW

I think HTC will never learn... look at the camera samples horrible.... i'll go with ativ s Or 920

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  • 2012-11-07 13:49
  • QPVU

thanks alot

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  • 2012-11-07 13:28
  • fvQD

I thougth every WP8 device had the Nokia offline Navigation?

Apples A6 has about 110-120% CPU Power of a Dualcore Krait. Quad Krait is way ahead.
GPU is another story.

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  • 2012-11-07 10:38
  • Stx8

could you please do the battery life test (also for the HTC 8S as soon as avaible)? i'm really into buying this phone because of its nice design and sound features. but first i need to know how long the battery lasts while listening to music. thanks ;)

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  • 2012-11-07 10:11
  • aX1g

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-07 09:02 from PvYx - click to read
It has got nothing to do with hardware. It's a software issue with too aggressive post prosessing of image during daylight. So it's no biggie.

If it were a hardware issue, how would you get any decent night-shots?

Besides the daylight images aren't that bad at the moment, they just could be a little better in comparison to brilliant night shot quality. :)

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  • 2012-11-07 10:04
  • McB5

''it seems like microsoft is married to nokia but has an affair with htc.'' :D soo true!

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  • 2012-11-07 09:53
  • Hkqs

"So, its all but settled" -- no it isn't Winphone is a dud Slush will be the biggest thing to happen to smartphones this year where they will announce Meego.

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  • 2012-11-07 09:09
  • tUdY

> In reply to dontuknow @ 2012-11-07 08:41 from McB5 - click to readreally? waiting for that magical software that fixes bad BSI sensors calibration.

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  • 2012-11-07 09:02
  • PvYx

> In reply to Done and dusted @ 2012-11-07 08:11 from niyy - click to read
Lumia's camera still far superior to htc. Besides, it's a software issue, not hardware. Nokia is aware of this and they are going to fix it.

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  • 2012-11-07 08:41
  • McB5

"Lumia's vastly superior low-light camera performance a nice thing to have on the side"

Maybe so, but have you seen the DAYLIGHT samples of Lumia 920? Not very good...

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  • 2012-11-07 08:11
  • niyy

> In reply to Ken @ 2012-11-07 00:09 from 3KaH - click to readKen ken ken... You really need to try a phone that enables lock screen shortcuts. They are incredibly handy.

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  • 2012-11-07 07:42
  • vuAv

Wp8 is like beliving in god....someone tells you it s there but u can't see it. Nobody cares for modifications under the hood and the same ui. We want change! Untill they figure that out....i wont even consider buying one. I rather go with low end android smartphones than wp8. Soory m$, im not convinced. U gotta do better!

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  • 2012-11-07 07:14
  • ajTh

in window i thing lumia 920 is best..

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  • 2012-11-07 07:12
  • HkqX

Okay, now I'm just waiting for the review of L920. I have checked other reviews and most of them are biased. I will wait for GSMarena's judgement on L920.

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  • 2012-11-07 07:09
  • mT@b

It looks too alike to my Lumia!

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  • 2012-11-07 05:16
  • PVv{

The design is cool but I hate its top and bottom bezels. Its a bit tall. Xperia T has height of 129.4 mm and a much larger screen 4.55 inch. While 8X with 132.4 mm yet only 4.3 inch? If only its a little bit shorter, retaining its 4.3 inch, I might consider buying it.

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  • 2012-11-07 04:40
  • v0qy

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