Review: HTC Windows Phone 8X

Review: HTC Windows Phone 8X
February 08 18:50 2013 Print This Article

Lately, I had the amazing chance to review the Windows Phone 8X.  It has a gorgeous 4.3-inch screen that makes you go “wow” the moment you set eyes on it. It of course, operates on Windows Phone 8.

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The phone is very light and slim and looks amazing. It has a backing of matte poly-carbonate which scratches VERY easily, unfortunately, and this is one of its downfalls. However, the good side is that the polycarbonate material allows you to slip the phone in and out of your pocket very easily.

On the top-right there is a power button, right side volume rocker and recessed camera shutter button. In terms of the display, the Super LCD2 display on the Windows Phone 8X really wow’d me. It has really good color reproduction. Some say it doesn’t beat Samsung’s Super AMOLED screens but really, I found Samsung’s Super AMOLED to be a tad better. The colors are just amazing.

In terms of the camera, it has the same camera (8MP) like the One X but it has a wide-angle 2.1 MP front-facing camera that’s pretty good. It also has the ability to shoot 1080P video. What is a phone? It’s to call people right, the call quality is absolutely superb.

Comparing my Samsung Galaxy S3’s rear camera to that of the HTC 8X, the Samsung Galaxy SIII is way better. The quality just isn’t that sharp on the 8X.

The performance and battery life on the 8X are really good. I was easily able to get through a whole day really using this device, and I mean really using it. It features an 1800mAh battery that is not removable.  The 8X features an 1.5 Ghz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and 1GB of RAM.

The headphone port is amplified at 2.55V and that sure as heck makes a big difference. You are able to reach really high levels without any distortion, now that is good, real good.

The flagship feature of the 8X is the audio and given Beats Audio, it really stands out from the crowd. However, that scratching issue really bothered me. Within a day of the 8X just sitting in my pocket, scratches appeared and they were noticeable. The HTC 8X would get a 4/5 rating it weren’t for the scratching issue but unfortunately, given that a person’s phone is like their baby, I have to give it the following: {rating}

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Jonathan Yaniv
Jonathan Yaniv

Jonathan is the founder and editor-in-chief of TrustedNerd.com. Covering major tech shows such as CES, Jonathan is always there for the latest tech news. Want your gadget to be reviewed or have a release you'd like to be considered for publishing? Send Jonathan an email, jonathan [at] trustednerd.com

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