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78
Engadget
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Review

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
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Scores

Engadget

78
 

User Reviews

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64
Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

69
 

Display

58
 

Battery life

67
 

Camera

62
 

Ease of use

80
 

Design and form factor

76
 

Portability (size / weight)

80
 

Media support

73
 

Durability

73
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

57
 

How It Stacks Up

88

Engadget

88
 

Critic

81
 

User

93
 
80

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80
 

Critic

80
 

User

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Engadget

84
 

Critic

81
 

User

79
 
87

Engadget

87
 

Critic

83
 

User

90
 
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Critic

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User

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