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HTC Windows Phone 8X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2028 reviews of HTC Windows Phone 8X. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The performance and design are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the apps, and opinions are divided on the connectivity.

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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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC Windows Phone 8X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 user reviews of HTC Windows Phone 8X from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the screen and portability. The performance and design also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the apps.

usability, design, performance, portability, screen

apps

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC 8X Windows Phone 8 UK Sim Free Smartphone - BlueHTC 8X Windows Phone 8 UK Sim Free Smartphone - Blue

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC Windows Phone 8X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 470 user reviews of HTC Windows Phone 8X from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Comments about the screen and performance are generally positive. The portability and design are also appreciated. There are some negative comments about the apps and connectivity, while there are mixed views on the GPS navigation and reliability.

usability, design, portability, performance, screen

connectivity, apps

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC 8X Windows 8 AT&T Phone (8GB) - Blue Color - UNLOCKED - NO CONTRACTHTC 8X Windows 8 AT&T Phone (8GB) - Blue Color - UNLOCKED - NO CONTRACT

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for HTC Windows Phone 8X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of HTC Windows Phone 8X from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People really like the design and camera. The size and battery are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are mixed views on the performance and reliability.

usability, battery, size, camera, design

77% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Windows Phone 8X - Windows Phone 8, 16GB -4.3" Smart-Phone -New Unlocked - Retail boxedHTC Windows Phone 8X - Windows Phone 8, 16GB -4.3" Smart-Phone -New Unlocked - Retail boxed

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Daniel Schuster (notebookcheck.net)

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.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

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...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Patrick Afschar Kaboli (notebookcheck.net)

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

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Brad Molen (engadget.com)

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.

Dec, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

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...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

HTC Windows Phone 8X (Verizon Wireless)

 

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

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

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

Conclusions At $199, the Windows Phone 8X costs $100 more than the Nokia Lumia 822. You gain screen resolution, better sound, and a higher-quality body; you lose the memory card slot, removable battery, and some screen brightness. I'd pick the 8X...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Craig Lloyd (slashgear.com)

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...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

HTC Windows Phone 8X (T-Mobile)

 

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

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.

Conclusions I like the Windows Phone 8X a lot more than the Lumia 810, because I think it's gorgeous, and I appreciate the fast Internet connection and high-res screen. But you might prefer the Lumia 810 if you want voice-guided driving directions or...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

HTC Windows Phone 8X (AT&T)

 

The HTC Windows Phone 8X is an exciting showcase for Microsoft's improved operating system, offering a high-quality camera and Beats Audio in a sleek and colorful design

Sleek sexy and colorful design; Bright vivid display; Beats Audio; Fairly fast and sharp camera; Wide-angle front camera

Relatively short battery life; No microSD card slot

Click to EnlargeThe HTC Windows Phone 8X is sturdy, sexy and svelte, and, like Microsoft's OS itself, clearly differentiated from Android and iOS devices. We especially like the 8X's fast back camera and wide-angle front camera. This handset's biggest...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Joseph Volpe (engadget.com)

HTC Windows Phone 8X for T-Mobile: what's different?

 

You've seen it twice before and you're bound to see it two more times yet. It's the Windows Phone 8X by HTC, Microsoft's signature ambassador to all

Exquisite design ; Compact package ; Gorgeous display

Weak app ecosystem ; AT&T's model offers LTE for the same price

HTC's 8X is the better WP8 buy on T-Mobile. But at a relatively high $199 on-contract price, it can't outcompete AT&T's Lumia 920.

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2.1
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8

Certificates

Body SAR category (EU):A
Head SAR category (EU):A

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:HSPA, WCDMA
4G: No
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes