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80
Engadget
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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
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Scores

Engadget

80
 

User Reviews

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Drmulani88
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
90
coffeeshark
I picked up the 8x from TMobile (blue/purple only at this time). As a WP7 user...read more
90
S550L200
I decided to dive into the WP8 world after 3 years with a Nexus One, and although...read more
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82
Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

85
 

Display

85
 

Battery life

72
 

Camera

78
 

Ease of use

82
 

Design and form factor

87
 

Portability (size / weight)

82
 

Media support

80
 

Durability

80
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

70
 

How It Stacks Up

88

Engadget

88
 

Critic

81
 

User

93
 
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Engadget

84
 

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79
 
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Engadget

87
 

Critic

83
 

User

90
 
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How It Stacks Up

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