HTC 8XT

78
Engadget
Score
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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HTC 8XT for Sprint: what's different?

Summary

As a modified version of last year's 8X, the 8XT is a decent upgrade for Sprint customers using Windows Phone 7, but it won't persuade anyone to switch carriers or change platforms.

Pros
  • BoomSound audio experience better than most
  • Fun design
  • Comes with latest build of WP8
  • Removable SIM and external memory slot
Cons
  • Display not as good as its predecessor or competition
HTC 8XT for Sprint: what's different?

This summer, Sprint's lineup of Windows Phone 8 devices increased from zero to two. The first to show up in stores was the HTC 8XT ($100 on contract), a modified version of the 8X designed for Sprint customers upgrading from old Windows Phones. Though in many ways it's a chip off the ol' block, there are enough differences in the hardware (and to a lesser extent, the software) that it has a personality all its own. So what exactly makes this particular handset sit apart from last year's flagship? And does it enhance or take away from the original 8X user experience? Keep reading to find out.

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Scores

Engadget

78
 

Breakdown

Reception and call quality
6.9
Display
5.8
Battery life
6.7
Camera
6.2
Ease of use
8.0
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Specs

8XT

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Camera
yes
Screen size
4.3 inches
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Specs

8XT

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Camera
yes
Screen size
4.3 inches
View Full Specs
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