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alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of HTC 8XT. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the performance and sound. The portability and price are also appreciated. The reliability and screen get less positive reviews.

usability, price, portability, sound, performance

screen, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC 8XT is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of HTC 8XT from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the performance and sound. The portability and price also get good feedback, but there are some critical opinions about the reliability. Views are divided on the screen.

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81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC 8XT (Sprint)HTC 8XT (Sprint)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: K. T. Bradford (

HTC 8XT review


The HTC 8XT doesn't seem designed to tempt customers to the platform nor is it likely to tempt Windows Phone lovers to Sprint when there are other carriers with superior selections.

The HTC 8XT is going to get a lot of attention for the design, just as the Windows Phone 8X did. Unfortunately, once customers get past the pretty exterior they’re not going to be as impressed with what’s under the hood. Almost everything about the 8XT...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Rob Pegoraro (

HTC 8XT (Sprint)


The HTC 8XT smartphone would have been an interesting 2012 launch for Sprint, but coming a year after the similar HTC 8X, it's just meh.

Well-designed body. Windows Phone 8 is easy to use. Supports LTE.

Low-res screen. Too little built-in storage. Too similar (and in some ways inferior) to a year-old phone.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Brian K. (

HTC 8XT Review


The HTC 8XT is Sprint's first Windows Phone 8 device, but despite the extra letter the 8XT isn't necessarily an upgrade to the 8X we liked last fall. While visually similar, there are some significant changes, such as the addition of BoomSound speakers...

Well designed, good looking device ; Combination of BoomSound speakers and Beats Audio make for great audio ; Good call quality

WVGA display is a step down from the 8X ; Color mismatches and an unnecessarily large camera bezel are visual stumbles

In the end we found ourselves enjoying the HTC 8XT, and are glad to see Windows Phone 8 finally make its way to all four major carriers. We once again are impressed with HTC’s ability to design a phone, but the device is not without compromises such as...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Michael Fisher (

HTC 8XT review: a midrange phone in flagship clothing


It's the first Windows Phone with BoomSound & the first in years to land on Sprint - but does it deserve its flagship brand? Find out in our HTC 8XT review!

Attractive hardware design ; BoomSound lives up to its name ; Third-party ecosystem improving ; Camera viewfinder more useful than stock ; Micro SD expansion

Stuttery, unreliable UI ; Unremarkable screen, camera hardware ; Battery life sub-par

We want to like the 8XT as much as any other midrange Windows Phone – we really do. Its hardware is beautiful, its camera software is fun, and its BoomSound implementation is even better than the One’s. But its software just doesn’t measure up. Now, is...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (

Review: HTC 8XT for Sprint


Sprint's first Windows Phone 8 device to reach the market is the $99 HTC 8XT. This smartphone is a decent entry-point for the Windows Phone fan who needs a device on Sprint's network.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: (



Comfortable to hold, attractive and distinctive, BoomSound stereo speakers are above the fray, pleasing albeit low resolution display, expandable storage

Low resolution display, only 8 gigs internal storage (mitigated by a microSD card slot)

Let's face it; if you're a Sprint customer, the HTC 8XT is your only choice among Windows 8 smartphones, though the Samsung ATIV S Neo should be coming by summer's end with largely comparable specs (except a bigger display) and a $150 on contract price...

Aug, 2013

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HTC 8XT Video Review Part 1

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: George Ponder (

Sprint HTC 8XT Windows Phone review


Windows Phone Central's full review of the Sprint HTC 8XT, the first new Windows Phone 8 device exclusive to the US carrier How does it go? "A long time ago, in a galaxy far away...." Granted Sprint isn't a galaxy far away but it's been some time since...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: (



Can the Sprint-exclusive HTC 8XT stand tall amid the top 10 Windows phones on the market? We find out in our review.

It's attractive, boasts a solid feature set, and offers some of the best speakers you'll find on a Windows phone

For a late-2013 device, its low-resolution display isn't just disappointing; it's inexcusable

Assuming you don't mind the screen, HTC's 8XT is the best Windows phone Sprint offers. Just don't expect the best of the best; for that, you'd have to look to a different carrier and a different manufacturer.

Consumer review by: Lost Trail (

Blue isn't so Bad


I would like to lock buttons against accidentally turning of sound or activating the camera, I would like to have access to more emergency numbers on Screen Lock, 911, Mom, etc.

Fast especially now that 4G is readily available ; watch full length movies either from streaming ; service, OneDrive or 64GB ram card. The GPS ; got me to DFW and back, stores maps so that you ; can get around areas with no cell service. I like the...

FM Radio has to have wired headphones so I can't listen to radio with my Aftershocks. Windows OS makes only lets you delete all phone calls received not individually. The best Apps are in Microsoft store, took 2 years for OnStar to develop a Windows...

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications


E-mail: Yes




3G standards:EVDO
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes

Technical Details

Scratch resistant: Yes