HTC 8X 

Released November, 2012
  • Windows Phone, 8.1, 8
  • 4G
  • 4.3"
  • Dual core 1.5 GHz
In addition to that, the design is further complemented by its solid unibody construction, light feel (4.59 oz), and clean appearance due to its soft touch finish.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2012)
Yes, it’s a pretty looking UI that dazzles us with its uniform layout and dynamic Start Screen, but beyond that, it’s still playing catch up to the competition.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2012)
6.8 Out of 10

PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of the HTC 8X

Performance

Processing power and speed

HTC 8X
9.4
Lumia 920
9.4
Lumia 820
9.4
Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

HTC 8X
5.7
Lumia 920
5.7
Lumia 820
5.6
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

HTC 8X
5.2
Lumia 920
5.3
Lumia 820
5.2
Talk time, Standby time and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

HTC 8X
7.3
Lumia 920
8.3
Lumia 820
7.3
Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com, gsmarena.com and mobiletechreview.com

6.8

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

HTC 8X
6.8
Lumia 920
7.0
Lumia 820
6.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the HTC 8X

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

HTC 8X
4,311
iPhone 5s
4,915
Lumia 920
n.d.

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

HTC 8X
914 ms
Lumia 520
1,444 ms
Lumia 720
1,438 ms

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

HTC 8X
3 fps
iPhone 5s
24.7 fps
Lumia 925
3.7 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

HTC 8X
7.5 fps
iPhone 5s
53 fps
Lumia 920
8.4 fps

DxOMark photo quality How good is the phone's camera?

HTC 8X
66

DxOMark video quality Does it shoot good quality video?

HTC 8X
67

Reviews Word on the street for the HTC 8X


8.0
The phone has dual band WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC and a GPS.

8.0
Since this is an AT&T bound device, it’s enabled to work overseas as well if you’ll be traveling – though, 4G LTE connectivity is established domestically with AT&T.

Overall

7.3 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

Display: It’s not a massive size that we find on here, but rather, it’s a modest 4.3-inch Super LCD-2 display that’s sporting a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2012)
Indeed, the results are pleasant looking for the most part, as photos are filled with so-so details and natural colors.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2012)
The HTC 8X has a high pixel density 4.3" Super LCD II display with Gorilla Glass running at 1280 x 720 (just slightly lower resolution than the 4.5" Lumia 920).
by MobileTechReview (Dec, 2012)

Operating system

Windows Phone has always felt extremely responsive, even in the old single core Windows Phone 7 days, and the 8X is responsive to the max.
by MobileTechReview (Dec, 2012)
Overall, the interface is distinctively Windows Phone, but it doesn’t offer enough substance to its core functionality to make it compete on the same level to what we see with the latest version of Android.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2012)
What's not: Lacks Nokia's value added apps from the Lumia Windows Phone line.
by MobileTechReview (Dec, 2012)

Camera

Talking the talk, HTC made sure to place a lot of emphasis regarding the performance of the 8X’s 8-megapixel auto-focus rear camera, which features HTC’s exclusive ImageSense technology and an f/2.0 aperture lens.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2012)
In dark environment, images tend to appear out of focus because the flash doesn’t turn on prior to taking the shot – plus, the hard lighting casts a noticeable amount of over-saturation with colors.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2012)
Sure, it’s not a size that’s pushing the boundaries, but nevertheless, it features HTC’s exclusive ImageSense technology, ultra-wide f/2.0 aperture lens, LED flash, and the ability to shoot videos in 1080p.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2012)

Design

Indubitably, the palatable color options surely sprinkles a dose of character and style to the handset, which is wonderful in being attention grabbers from the onset.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2012)
What's hot: Gorgeous design and cool colors.
by MobileTechReview (Dec, 2012)
Honestly, it’s appreciable in so many levels because we haven’t necessarily seen this kind of design from HTC, but more importantly, it goes to show that the company is willing to jump outside the box and experiment with other uncanny designs.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2012)

Carrier

However, there’s an apparent distortion with recording audio when heavy wind is present, but it’s not something that’s evidenced in calm environments.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Type Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.3"
Resolution 1280 x 720
Touchscreen Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
PPI 341 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes

music

Supports FM radio No

software

Operating system Windows Phone, 8.1, 8
Multitasking Yes
Adobe flash support Yes

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth

form factor

Weight 130 g
Thickness 10.1 mm
Size 66.2 x 132.3 x 10.1 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Dual core
RAM 1 GB
Internal storage 16 GB

photo & video

Camera 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G
Networks
  1. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)
  2. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  3. CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
  4. LTE (20 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 678 min
Standby time 17,424 min
Capacity 1,800 mA·h
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