The HTC 8X does not have 4G capabilities and make use of an operating system that may be daunting to a lot of users. The phone is actually the Windows Phone 8X and it is one of the nicest and tactile phones you can get hold of today. This phone joins the HTC 8S and aims to compete with the likes of the Nokia Lumia 820 and the Nokia Lumia 920.
The HTC 8X feels sturdy and solid. It can be considered as one of the best constructed units since the Legend phone. You will not hear any creaking or feel any flexing with this phone. This is somehow due to the battery being sealed inside the phone, so users cannot pop off the back panel. The design allows the battery to be bigger while the phone remains a slim architecture.
It feels smaller than its other competitions with 4.3-inch displays. It will not stretch your hand just like when you hold the Galaxy S2 or the even bigger S3.
Its smoothness, blending the polycarbonate body with the glass screen, will make one mistake it for a worry stone that you can flip and rotate thru your fingers.
The sounds coming from HTC phones are always good since the manufacturer’s partnership with Beats Audio. The HTC 8X comes with an amplifier to boosts its audio and it comes pretty obvious when you are listening to music or watching some video.
The phone also comes with an 8MP main camera and a 2.1MP front camera. HTC phones are well-known for its quick shutter and HD video capabilities.
The 4.3-inch display has a resolution of 1,280 x 800 with 342ppi. That number simply says that its even better than the Retina Display of the iPhone 5 with 326 ppi. The screen is not AMOLED but will not disappoint in terms of color and brightness. The vibrant tiles of the Windows system is also very inviting.
The HTC 8X sports a dual-core Snapdragon processor. This is the same chip used for the Lumia 920 of Nokia. This is actually enough to run the system without any lag or glitches. The touchscreen is very responsive. HTC was able to make the battery life acceptable.