the only thing that interest me about this phone is that it have the loudest headphones output on the market with built-in special amplifier made by beats,like nokia n91 had harman-kardon. it is louder and stronger on headphones than all ipads,even louder than ipad 4. i use sony xb 700 and 800 headphones with it and i think i have the club in my head. and the display is superb
ish..., 09 Mar 2013hi guys..
I start using 8x about 2 weeks now.greatest htc creation..but unfortunately my batt... moreYou know son,I get a full day on full charge,with using Wi-fi,calling and what not...and there were times that I was talking with my handsfree and playing games at the same time and it didn't get that hot as you were mentioning.
overall it's a really great phone,absolutely eye catching design,built by really great high quality materials that is a joy to get your hands on...
the only downside is that WP is still doesn't have some of the best apps that android or iOS has,but I'm happy with my 8x ;)
I start using 8x about 2 weeks now.greatest htc creation..but unfortunately my battery won't stay more than 8hours.incase if i use bluetooth or wi-fi it last for 6hours.. worst thing is if i talk more than 30mins it start heating up like crazy.i can't even hold the phone in my hand..so now i'm bit worried about it and don't know what do though i'm in 24months contract :(
Anonymous, 02 Mar 2013Hi is there much difference between 8s and 8x bar the CPU speeds and camera or are they not ev... moreI prefer 8s as it is half the price of 8x and i don't browse web a lot on phone. so retina is not required. moreover, i don't play games so in built memory is not important. 8s most disadvantage is that it only has 1gb of user memory and apps cannot store on sd card
I have X8 for about 2 weeks and it works great but in last 2 days Iím having problems with battery.
It last only for max 8 hours!!!!
Do you have any suggestion what to do?
Hi is there much difference between 8s and 8x bar the CPU speeds and camera or are they not even in the same (newby) Cheers.
it should have micro sd card slot and dual sim capabilities then it will nice phone as per todays market requierment
reading all these great reviews about this phone it's seriously pretty strange to see that how come it has got such low ratings when all its users are calling it sooo awesome :-/
After a few weeks using this phone, I can say that the HTC Windows Phone 8X has an excellent design thanks to its curved lines and monochassis colorful body, which is also great to hold.
The screen has one of the highest pixel density in the market and, while it is a little bit small for today standards, it should be big enough for most users.
Performance in applications and games is excellent, and Windows 8 interface moves smoothly thanks to the Snapdragon S4 dual core processor at 1.5GHz and 1GB of RAM. Unfortunately the internal storage is quite limited with only 16GB.
The camera performance is quite good, also not as good as the Nokia Lumia 920 in low light conditions. If you want to see a comparison between pictures taken by HTC Windows Phone 8X, HTC One X+ and Nokia Lumia 920 check this analisis del HTC Windows Phone 8X article (text in Spanish but pictures can be easily found): http://www.teknofilo.com/analisis-del-htc-one-8x/
Finally, its price tag makes this telephone a very attractive option for anyone looking for a Windows Phone 8 device.
Overall it's an amazing phone. While is "only" packs a dual core krait cpu, you won't feel the difference between this and a quad core android. The experience is smooth and lagfree. As a bonus for the dual core instead of quad, the battery life is among the best, its better than my previous owned HTC ONE X.
Build quality is amazing (didn't expect otherwise from HTC), and front facing camera is a jewel, no more pics in the mirror .
Only con is the poor app store, but for that I blame Microsoft not HTC, hopefully will get populated this year.
I've been using the 8x for about two months now, using it mainly for work. It's light, fits your hand perfectly and works with out hick-ups. The most important task for me are texting, calling and e-mail and it just works without complaining.
Starting with a full battery on Monday, I only need a charge on wednesday morning to see me through the week.
The design is eyecatching (I've got a blue one), but still holds up in a business environment. It does look a bit clunky on the pictures, but it's really smooth when you see it in your hand. The rubberized back makes absolutely sure your don't drop it. Also very comfortable, no problems with strain on long phone calls.
Windows 8 takes some getting used to, but this phone makes it fun to play and explore!
Damn smart smartphone!! lightweight and cool looking phone. Battery life : u don hav to worry for a day....whatever u do!!
This is by far one of the most beautifully crafted phones I've owned or even seen.
The polycarbonate hugs the display perfectly, and its seamless and angle-less design is just perfect.
The batterylife is far better than any other serious smartphone I've had, giving me two days at work without recharging.
The screen is very good, although I would have preferred it just a tad bigger. Compared to the size of the phone, it feels just a tad undersized. What is there is beautiful, though. Vivid colours and no pixelation.
The phone is smooth and quick in use, especially for corporate uses (email & other messaging).
The cameras are definitely good enough, the wide-angle frontfacing camera being a very nice touch that actually makes you use it more. I didn't bring a camera on my last vacation and I didn't miss it. All pictures were taken with the 8X and they all turned out fine.
Beats audio: I like it. Opinions may vary, but I like the fuller sound that it brings to the table.
My one gripe is the on/off button. It's harder to reach than it needed to be; I'd have placed it on the right side rather than on top.
The best WP8 phone available!
This is a superb phone, as with all HTC products, it looks stunning and feels great in your hand. It is super fast to use and the vibrant display means that the Windows 8 OS looks amazing.
The cameras are excellent, particularly the front facing one as it has a good size lens and produces good images, making it a usable feature rather than just a useless add on.
The battery life is comparable to any other smartphone on the market and will provide a days intensive use.
The Beats Audio is another great feature and makes listening to all your favourite music and videos enjoyable.
Overall this is a great looking device, with features well suited to use as a media device, the only drawback is the lack of expandable memory.
Iíve had the 8X for about a month so Iíve really had time to play around with it and I have to say it is a stunning device and a joy to use.
The HTC 8X is beautiful to look at and to hold(sometimes my gf gets jealous). It has a soft matte polycarbonate exterior which provides great grip and feels great in your hand. Thanks to the round thin edges you get a feeling of a premium sleek phone, which is great. Overall its a real eye catcher.
This was my first windows phone device and I really enjoyed the OS. Coming from a HTC One X(Android), there was no switching barrier. The OS user interface and controls are very intuitive. The look and feel is very customisable and user friendly and have subtle but beautiful effects and transitions, giving the device an overall smooth feel.
The 8X sports a nice 1,800mAh battery & I found it to be just right. I am generally a power user and I would regularly get a full days use out of a single charge. On days with intensive use, this would reduce considerably so thats a downside.
Coming from an android device, I was let down by the Windows app store. They have the popular apps, Facebook, Twitter and the likes but thats about it. If youíre accustomed to the variety of apps available on other platforms then you may share my opinion on this one. The Windows Phone app store is still growing and fast too so I wonít worry about this too much.
The camera quality on the 8x is superb. 8MP rear facing and 2.1MP This combination leads to impressive shots. I used the camera in bright and low light conditions(night outs) and the quality is super. The front facing camera has a wide angle lens which means you capture everyone in those group shots that we love so much.
Videos are captured in full 1080p HD quality at 30fps and they look amazing when played back on the big screen.
Sound on this device is backed by the Beats Audio and with a nice pair of earphones you can really tell the difference.
The 8X is a beautiful device I enjoy using it. It gets top marks for design, hardware and media features but takes a hit with the battery life and lack of apps to really make it shine.
The 8X is my secondary phone at the moment and Iím in no hurry to jump ship from android as of now but I see Windows Phone making a big splash in the nearest future.