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HTC Windows Phone 8X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1524 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the portability and camera. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the features.

design, usability, screen, camera, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Windows Phone 8X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for HTC Windows Phone 8X


alaTest has collected and analysed 217 user reviews of HTC Windows Phone 8X from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on

usability, screen, design, camera, price

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82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC 8X Windows Phone 8 UK Sim Free Smartphone - BlueHTC Screen Protectors for HTC Windows Phone 8X - Clear (Pack of 2)HTC 8X Windows Phone 8 UK Sim Free Smartphone - Black

Consumer review by: review summary for HTC Windows Phone 8X


alaTest has collected and analyzed 326 user reviews of HTC Windows Phone 8X 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

usability, design, screen, camera, portability


79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC 8x c620E 16GB Unlocked GSM Smartphone - No Warranty - Black - GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz; HSPA/WCDMA: 850/900/1900/2100 MHzHTC 8X Windows 8 AT&T Phone (8GB) - Blue Color - UNLOCKED - NO CONTRACT - ONE YEAR US WARRANTYHTC 6990 VERIZON Oem NEW HTC Windows Phone 8X Shell Combo W/holster & Kickstand NON RETAIL PACKAGE

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Review HTC Windows Phone 8X Smartphone


Windows evolution or revolution? The newest smartphone from HTC i

Innovative operating system; Intuitive operating concept; Device's attractive design; Build quality; High-end screen; NFC (near-field communication); Good camera performance

No memory expansion possible; Built-in battery; Power button's positioning and pressure point; Affordable stereo headset

HTC's 8X finds competitors in Nokia's Lumia 920 and Samsung's Ativ S. Both are also high-end devices that are all vying for the Windows Phone 8 crown. The main competitors for the new operating system are indisputably Google's Android and Apple's iOS.


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HTC Windows Phone 8X Review


Windows Phone 8 may not be the most popular OS of choice at the moment but that hasn't stopped OEMs from delivering truly great hardware. HTC's flagship Windows Phone 8 device, the 8X, hit online stores well before Nokia launched the Lumia series. The...

There’s 1080p video playback support for MP4 files. There’s only 16GB of onboard storage, which is quite low considering this a flagship device. It wouldn’t have been this bad if we could expand the storage but sadly, HTC has left out that option.

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HTC 8X Review


The HTC 8X is probably the most readily available Windows Phone 8 smartphone in the USA, and so far, it did not seem to suffer from any shortage. This smartphone is available on the T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon networks in […]

As always, I hope that this review gave you a good sense of how it is to use the HTC 8X in the real-world. If there are additional question or if I overlooked something feel free to leave a comment, and I will address them ASAP while I still have the...

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Notebookcheck's Best of October 2012 ? Smartphone and Tablet Edition


The calm before the storm? October was a rather quiet month in the realm of smartphones and tablets. There were very few big releases, with the exception of the Samsung Galaxy Note II, that captured the attention of the technology press. It feels that...

The Samsung Note II competes with both tablets and smartphones. Competition from within its own ranks comes from the Galaxy S3 and the Note 10.1. Only Apple's iPhone 5 is capable of matching its performance

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HTC Windows Phone 8X: What a Windows phone should be


With top specs and a striking design, HTC's Windows Phone 8X makes a smart choice for anyone ready to dive into the Windows Phone OS.

The HTC Windows Phone 8X's edgy design joins forces with a top-of-the-line processor, LTE speeds, and great call quality

This phone's 8-megapixel camera took a few poor pictures, the buttons are too flush, and the OS lacks some key apps

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HTC Windows Phone 8X for Verizon: what's different?


We've seen HTC's Windows Phone 8X in many colors and also many carrier variants -- it's already made its way to AT&T and T-Mobile in the US, and many

Built-in wireless charging ; Unlocked quad-band HSPA+ radios ; Best-designed WP8 phone on Verizon ; Beautiful display

A little pricey ; Bing is the only search engine offered on the browser

This is the best Windows Phone 8 device offered on Verizon, but you'll need to swallow a premium cost to get it.

Editor's Choice!

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Windows Phone 8X (Verizon)


Verizon's take on the Windows Phone 8X adds wireless charging to a sleek, sexy design and Microsoft's improved operating system.

Sleek sexy design; Sharp fairly fast rear camera; Wide angle front camera; Easy-to-manage data consumption; Wireless charging; Fast Verizon 4G LTE speeds

No microSD card; App selection still limited

Click to EnlargeThe $199 HTC Windows Phone 8X is everything you want in a Windows Phone. You get a sleek design, swift performance and wireless charging built in--something the other carriers don't offer for this phone. We also like that Verizon is out...

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HTC Windows Phone 8X (Verizon Wireless)


Form or function? The HTC 8X is the classiest and best-looking of the three Windows Phone 8 devices headed to Verizon Wireless. Verizon will also offer less expensive and more flexible options, so you're paying extra for style here. But the 8X will do...

Beautiful design. World phone. Powerful audio through headphones. Wireless charging

No removable memory. Windows Phone still has fewer apps than Android or iOS

The HTC 8X is a great-looking, elegant way to get Windows Phone 8 on Verizon's network.

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Verizon HTC Windows Phone 8X Review


HTC's new Windows Phone 8X proves that the manufacturer is capable of building a solid Windows Phone 8 device. We've already taken a look at AT&T's version of the 8X, as well as T-Mobile's variant, but Verizon has the new device in its repertoire as...

Essentially, the 8X from HTC is a great and solid device to test out Windows Phone 8. Personally, it was my first time playing around with Windows Phone 8, and while it did take a little bit of time to get used to the UI, Microsoft clearly made a clean...

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HTC Windows Phone 8X (T-Mobile)


Looks matter. HTC's 8X ($199.99 with contract) both looks and feels better than its only Windows Phone 8 competitor on T-Mobile, the Nokia Lumia 810. The 8X is the most elegant way to experience Windows Phone 8 on T-Mo's fast nationwide HSPA+ network....

Beautiful design. Fast Internet speeds. Powerful audio through headphones

No removable memory. Can't use T-Mobile's Wi-Fi Calling feature. Windows Phone still has fewer apps than Android or iOS

The HTC 8X is the best-looking Windows Phone 8 handset on T-Mobile, but you'll pay extra for the design.

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot:No / Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication:No / Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:SUPER-LCD
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Windows Phone
Operating System Version:Windows Phone 8
Operator:3 / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / TALKTALK / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes