HTC 8X review
Well, as you know, HTC is the brand who is famous with their designs. Their stylish bar model phones will attract everyone without any age bar. So far, they have released only smartphones which are equipped with world's expensive piece of elements. For that reason, most of their phones are under the category of premium smartphones and costs above Rs.25,000. However they have also released a series of cheaper phones in this year. HTC Explorer series phones are their cheapest phones which costs below Rs.10,000 and are aimed at the Indian markets. One of their latest releases, HTC 8X is another high end smartphone comes with the trending Windows Phone 8 operating system. Being expensive with a price tag of Rs.35,000, this device is packed with world's best equipments.
Features and specifications
Sporting the latest Windows Phone 8 operating system along with 1.5 GHz Dual Core Scorpion Processor, this premium smartphone will be delivering stunning performance for sure. In addition to this, the device is packed with an Adreno 225 graphics accelerator that will enhance the 3D gaming and the whole display clarity. About the screen, it equips 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 Capacitive Touchscreen with an HD resolution of 1280 x 720 Pixels. The screen is scratch resistant and it has Gorilla Glass 2 to safeguard the screen.
It has dual camera and the primary one is HD, having 8 mega pixels resolution with LED flash. The dedicated HTC Image Chip in the camera gives crystal clear images. It also have a 2.1 Megapixel front camera, specially designed for video calling purposes. The HTC 8X will shoot 30 fps full HD videos in 1920 x 1080 resolution. Continuous Auto Focus, Geo tagging, Touch Focus and Video Light are the extra features embedded for enhancing the camera performance.
The thing that you will not love to hear is, this device does not possess a microSD card slot, so that you must satisfy with the whopping 16GB internal storage capacity if you decide to buy it. But the phone will not get slow or the apps will not lag because of the 1GB RAM embedded in the system. There are lots of smartphones without external storage, have been released by HTC in the past too. But no one of them was a complete failure in the market, hope this one too.
About the connectivity options in the device, it comes with everything except an HDMI port. Supports 3G, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, A-GPS along with Bluetooth, GPRS, EDGE and a micro USB v2 port. The music player of HTC 8X supports MP3, WAV, eAAC+ and the video player supports MP4, 3GP, 3G2, ASF, WMV, H.264, M4V and H.263 videos. The smartphone is packed with Beats Audio and a built-in amplifier for enhancing the music performance. HTC 8X also having a micro SIM slot along with the regular SIM slot.
User reviews, ratings and feedbacks
Average rating for this phone, given by the buyers at Flipkart.com online store is 4.2 based on 69 ratings so far. Now look at the user reviews of HTC 8X and then you can decide whether to buy it or to look for another Windows 8 phone like Nokia Lumia 920! These are got from the certified buyers at the online shopping websites.
1. Nice experience with the new Windows Phone 8 OS.
2. 340 PPI delivers mind blowing display clarity.
3. Camera makes crystal clear images and HD videos.
4. It is ultra slim and having sexy design.
5. In-built amplifier is just amazing in working.
6. Excellent battery back up.
7. Not 4G compatible.
8. Maximum 16GB memory and only 13GB can be used.
Price in India
Offline price of HTC 8X in India is around Rs.35,000 and you can buy it online from SnapDeal.com at a price of Rs.34,000. At Flipkart, they have it in stock with a price tag of Rs.35,032, little bit more but there you will get a free ML 10 Bluetooth headset along with this smartphone.