80
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80

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HTC 8X review: Windows Phone 8's compact flagship

Summary

The HTC 8X is a fantastic ambassador to Windows Phone 8, but we're longing for a similar phone running Android -- at least until a stronger app ecosystem develops.

Pros
  • Exquisite designCompact packageExcellent performanceGorgeous display
Cons
  • Weak app ecosystemBasic camera interface
HTC 8X review: Windows Phone 8's compact flagship
More Info Windows Phone 8X by HTC: 4.3-inch 720p display, LTE, dual-core S4, available this November Windows Phone 8X by HTC hands-on: Microsoft's modern mobile OS personified in polycarbonate Windows Phone 8 review It feels like forever since Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8 back in June, but the mobile OS is finally here and with it comes the inaugural volley of compatible handsets. The first one to cross our desks is the global, unlocked version of HTC's Windows Phone 8X, a device we first saw in September. Unlike other current flagships, this phone breaks the bigger-is-better trend by providing a full set of high-end specs in a relatively compact package -- combining a 4.3-inch 720p Super LCD 2 display, Qualcomm dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and NFC in a sleek and colorful package. Does the 8X have what it takes to carry the Windows Phone 8 torch? Is this a bona fide flagship despite its reduced footprint? Has HTC designed a better handset than its existing Android superphone, the One X? Find out in our review after the break.
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Scores

Engadget

80
 

Breakdown

Reception and call quality
8.5
Display
8.5
Battery life
7.2
Camera
7.8
Ease of use
8.2
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Specs

Windows Phone

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches
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Specs

Windows Phone

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches
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