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alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews of HTC 8XT. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and performance. The sound and usability also get good comments. Comments are divided on the reliability. The size and screen get critical views.

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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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of HTC 8XT from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the sound and performance. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive comments about the size and 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 OEM Premium Micro USB Home AC Charger Power Adapter with Charging USB Cable for Amazon Fire, HTC 8XT, One X, One, One M8, Titan 2OEM Original Home Wall Travel AC DC Battery Charger for ATT HTC Titan II 2 (Not For Old Titan Model)

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: K. T. Bradford (

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.

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

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...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Armando Rodriguez (

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...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Joe Osborne (

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.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Brian Bennett (

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.

Jul, 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

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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

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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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