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HTC 8XT

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the price and usability are overall positive. The portability and design also get good views. Comments are divided on the camera, while some have doubts about the apps and features.

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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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for HTC 8XT

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of HTC 8XT from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

portability, sound, price, usability, camera

reliability, screen

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HTC 8XT, Blue 8GB (Sprint)

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HTC 8XT review

 

Windows Phone 8 devices are finally coming to Sprint. The first of them, the HTC 8XT, is a clear descendant of the popular HTC Windows Phone 8X. We liked almost everything about that phone, so you would expect Sprint's 8XT to be a slam dunk. Sadly, you...

Colorful and comfortable design ; Loud, rounded audio ; MicroSD slot ; Decent battery life

Low-resolution display ; So-so camera ; HTC's homegrown app selection can't match Nokia's ; Unimpressive performance

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.

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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

The name of HTC's 8XT leaves you guessing how this Windows Phone 8 model should represent an advance over last year's HTC 8X. So do its features and performance. Introduced very late in Windows Phone 8's product cycle, this decent, midrange phone is...

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Review: The HTC 8XT is better than the (original) iPhone

 

The 8XT is an inferior Windows Phone 8X. Even the most hard-core Windows Phone fan should stay away from it.

Comes in eye-catching colors ; Boom Sound is okay

Low-resolution screen ; Poor battery life ; Very little internal storage

I don’t know why HTC even bothered to make this phone. The 8XT is such a step backward from the 8X that calling it a successor is almost a joke. The screen is grainy, the camera is terrible, and you have next to no storage on the device. Combine all of...

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HTC 8XT (Sprint) Review

 

The HTC 8XT for Sprint offers dual speakers and improved camera features for Windows Phone fans, but its low-res screen is a letdown.

Comfortable soft-touch design; Expandable storage; Standard-setting audio performance; Respectable battery life

Low-resolution screen; Mixed camera performance; Limited and slow LTE data; Windows Phone still without key apps

The HTC 8XT for Sprint offers dual speakers and improved camera features for Windows Phone fans, but its low-res screen is a letdown.

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HTC 8XT ( Sprint)

 

If you're a loyal Sprint customer long hoping for a Windows Phone 8 handset, the good news is that your wait is over. The bad news is that the HTC 8XT isn't quite the answer to your dreams. Though its sleek and attractive design shows many of the...

The HTC 8XT is trim and attractive, runs long, and takes quality pictures. It also connects to Sprint’s growing 4G LTE network and has powerful speakers.

The HTC 8XT's dual-core processor is slow and applications handle sluggishly. Its Windows Phone 8 OS has a comparatively small app selection compared to Android and iOS.

Though the HTC Windows Phone 8X brings some needed OS freshness to Sprint, its sluggish processor and average display make it hard to recommend for anyone but committed Windows Phone 8 fans.

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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...

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HTC 8XT

 

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...

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HTC 8XT Video Review Part 1

 

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HTC 8XT

 

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.

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"I love this phone!"

 

I have been an

This phone is amazing! I haven't been able to recreate any of the problems that "professional" reviewers have mentioned. The phone looks, feels, sounds, and works perfectly. The batter life is way better than my Galaxy S2. Apps never force close.

I guess the screen resolution could be better but this phone only cost me %80 so I can't really complain.

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