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.
if i have HTC windows 8 how can i send a picture or songs through bluetooth please help
HTC 8X Review
When HTC announced the 8X as their flagship Windows 8 Phone, I couldn't wait. I had a LUmia 900 at the time, but found it heavy and bulky in my suit pockets. I wanted something lighter, cooler, and definitely WP8. I've been a fan of HTC since the early WM6.x days, so I picked one up as soon as they became available in Canada..
The Qualcomm 1.5Ghz dual-core CPU does a wonderful job of keeping WP8 and all my apps running smooth as silk. No hiccups or delays anywhere, no matter what I'm running.
I quite like the 4.3 inch form factor. I've seen and worked with larger screens, but for my 'medium-sized' hands, it makes things difficult to use one-handed. I had the OneX for a while, and the 8x screen is great, it doesn't have the same 'pop' as the OneX.
The multi-cell 1800mAh LiIon batter easily lasts through a 24 hour period on my generally light use, even with LTE and BT turned on all the time. Although the WP8 O/S does a better job of power management, I still find GPS and WiFi to be major battery burners. There's no real need for NFC here in Canada (yet), so that's been turned off and I only use WiFi when I'm at home at the end of the day for downloads, updates, etc.
The 8mp main cameral is generally OK. Overall, it seems to be similar to the one in my OneX, but the pictures don't seem quite as crisp. It struggles in low light situations. The front facing wide-angle lens is great for including more friends and environment in sharing pictures, but it makes it difficult to get a realistic view of just yourself -- looks like you're shooting with a fish-eye lens.
Generally, the sound is pretty good, with solid sound coming from the speakers which work well even in noisy situations. The in call volume coming from the earpiece is good, but callers are sometimes difficult to hear in noisy situations, especially outdoors. Volume using the speakerphone is fine.
I find the Beats Audio (which works only on plugged-in headphones -- why not BT stereo headphones??) is too heavy at the low end. It's almost like too wide a spectrum is being emphasized, but without the bass end lacks 'sparkle' and precision.
Recorded Audio with video is OK, but gets mushy and distorted in loud situations (I think the 8X needs a better compression algorithm)
The 8X easily plays all the major formats and resolutions with ease. There were no sync problems between audio and video. Recorded video is good, but the auto-focus struggles and is slow, and again there are problems with low light situations.
Exterior and Build Quality:
With Microsoft's mandatory button placements for Windows Phones, it's hard to for manufacturers to find a way to differentiate themselves. HTC has done a great job with the 8X in making a sleak, easy-to-handle handset which is very good looking as well. The colours (mine is California Blue) attract attention and help them stand out in a crowd. (My teenage son though, prefers the non-descript black :-)
I've always been impressed with HTC's build quality and the 8X is no exception. Others have mentioned problems with colour wearing off on the corners, but I haven't seen any of this in the three months I've had the phone, but mine spends most of its time in business attire, not jeans.
Apps provided by HTC:
This is an area where HTC needs to apply more energy. With the O/S experience being pretty well identical on all WP phones, the best way to stand out is with the app suite available from the manufacturer or the cellular provider. The HTC portion of the WP Store is pretty weak, especially compared to the variety and quality of apps provided by other manufacturers.
This is one powerful phone. It's a joy to hold and own and is definitely at the head of the current pack of WP8 phones. I love it!
This is a great all around phone. I was kinda worried about coming from an android phone, but the ability to have most of the android capibilities on a Windows phone. i had all my music and email accounts from my android phone and could find most apps for the 8x as I did on my android phone. The camera has great quaility and plenty of apps for that too. It's got a 1.5ghz dual processor that makes playing games and surfing the web smooth and fluid. I would recommend this phone to anybody looking for the cutting edge in Windows 8 phone