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- Size (LWH): 2.61 inches, 0.4 inches, 5.21 inches
- Weight: 4.64 ounces
- Network Compatibility: LTE
- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 900 minutes
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 300 hours
4.3-inch, 720P HD super LCD2 Corning Gorilla Glass 2 display
8-MP auto focus rear-facing camera with single-LED flash (view larger).
The Windows Phone 8X by HTC is brilliant yet simple if you are shopping for your first smartphone or looking to be wowed by a new operating system. Running on the new Windows Phone OS, this 4G LTE smartphone is packed with amazing features, starting with an HD screen. Powerful Beats Audio makes your playlist come alive. An extra-wide-angle front camera captures more people in your photos. Three colors (including black and red that are exclusive to Verizon) to pick from. And built-in wireless charging, also exclusive to Verizon, to give you an easier way to power up. Perhaps most distinctive to this Windows Phone OS is its colorful Live Tiles. Create a dynamic Start screen with Live Tiles so you can quickly find out what your friends are up to, along with the latest news, weather and more. You’ll see those updates faster on Verizon’s 4G LTE, the fastest 4G network in America. If you’re looking for something simple yet sophisticated, meet the new Windows Phone 8X by HTC.
Stand out of the crowd with this phone's sleek design and high-resolution 341 ppi display. The Windows Phone 8X by HTC reflects the cool, clean look of Live Tiles, with an exterior and interface in perfect harmony. Its bold, distinctive, new design is super slim at the edge for an even more comfortable fit in your hand. And the next-generation Gorilla Glass 2 screen is tough, lightweight, and scratch-resistant.
Enhanced Photography and Music
The Windows Phone 8X has an amazing front-facing camera with HTC ImageChip. ImageChip allows you to take perfect pictures in almost any conditions with minimized blurrienss and sharp, true-to-life colors. Even in low light, the light-pulling f/2.0 aperture lens and backside sensor illumination helps make your pictures bright. You can take great photos easily with a dedicated button, which means your camera is one press away. The wide-angle front camera captures more in self- portraits and video chats. Another feature of the Windows Phone 8X is Beats Audio, which belts out studio-quality sound. Hear deep bass, crisp vocals and detailed high notes. There is also a built-in headset amp, which means more power and bigger sound with less distortion and noise. The built-in speaker amp boosts speaker performance for maximum loudness and bass. Beats Audio enhances all the audio on your phone including Xbox Music.
Connect to your Social Media
Post pictures to Facebook faster than ever. Go from shooting to sharing in seconds, with one-touch tagging and auto-uploading built in. And with the People Hub, you can bring all your social media together. Some phones make you jump between Facebook, Twitter, Outlook, and all your other apps to keep up. On the Windows Phone 8X you can see and respond to everyone's updates, chats, calls, messages, even photo uploads, all in one place.
For All Your Business Needs
Office Mobile is built in to the Windows Phone 8X so you can access, edit, and share Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents and OneNote notebooks with anyone. And all the security and privacy of this phone will provide peace of mind by protecting your information. Every single app is scanned by Microsoft to help protect you from malware. It supports device encryption (it is enabled with Microsoft Exchange Server or mobile device management server only).
Windows Phone OS is simple and distinctive. The new operating system helps you customize your Start screen with Live Tiles and apps that are important to you, such as friends’ social feeds and the weather. Wireless charging is a Verizon exclusive feature: it’s easier to charge this smartphone without wires (charging pad sold separately). The Windows Phone 8X has attentive settings which make your phone ring louder when it’s in your pocket or purse and quieter when it’s in your hands. The two additional colors of this phone, black and red, are available only for Verizon customers.
What's in the Box
Windows Phone 8X by HTC, Preinstalled 3FF SIM, Wall/USB charger, SIM tray removal tool, Quick start guide, Global support brochure, Product safety & warranty guide
The Windows Phone 8X by HTC measures 5.21 x 2.61 x 0.40 inches and weighs 4.66 ounces.
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network allows you to download photos, apps, and games in seconds and entire movies in minutes. LTE (or Long Term Evolution provides significantly increased upload and download speeds over 3G networks, as well as significantly reduced latency (or lag time). Verizon Wireless expects 4G LTE average data rates to be 5-12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2-5 Mbps on the uplink in real-world, loaded network environments.
With these blazing fast speeds, you'll be able to stream HD movies without the annoyance of constant pauses to buffer the video stream--as well as quickly download HD-quality movies right to your phone in minutes. Additionally, you'll be able to download a new song file in about 4 seconds or upload a photo to your favorite social networking site in about 6 seconds.
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE mobile broadband network will also redefine the mobile office for business users. Business applications that used to require wired networks will be untethered forever, allowing you maximized productivity and efficiency while you're out of the confines of your office. Enhanced security lets you tap into most VPN networks with less waiting, and faster responsiveness enables you to upload 10 MB presentations back to your team in less than 25 seconds.
In areas serviced only by 3G, you can expect download speeds of 600 Kbps to 1.4 Mbps and upload speeds of 500 to 800 Kbps in Mobile Broadband coverage area.
Windows Phone 8
Meet the first phone powered by you.
In a world full of smartphones, Windows Phone is different because it’s powered by you with the people and things you care about. It's as personal and unique as you are, because of Live Tiles – amazing little tiles that you can pin to your Start screen and arrange your way, and they deliver what’s happening with the people and apps you love right to your Start screen. Plus it’s built for peace of mind because every single app is tested for malware before you download it. It also works with Windows so you can access your documents and pictures from virtually anywhere with SkyDrive. Come meet your Windows Phone, and see why the phone you bring to life is as unique as you are.
Live Tiles and Live Apps
Your stuff at a glance. Only Windows Phone has Live Tiles and Live Apps that give you real-time updates on everything you care about right on your Start screen.
Apps from the Windows Phone Store. Wi-Fi access or data connection required; carrier fees apply
People Hub and Rooms
Bring your contacts to life. Now your Facebook, Outlook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Skype and other contacts are accessible in People Hub. Instantly call, text, email or contact them using Skype all from the same place.
Go ahead, let the kids play. Children love playing with your phone. Sometimes it's games. Sometimes it's the phone settings. Sometimes it's emails to your boss. Kid's Corner gives kids access to only the apps and features you choose. So you can be sure they're playing Angry Birds and not emailing your angry boss.
Your stuff goes wherever you go. With SkyDrive all your photos, Word docs, Excel spread sheets and PowerPoint presentations are backed up and accessible virtually everywhere including Windows Phone. SkyDrive comes with 7 GB of free storage space.
Wi-Fi access or data connection required; carrier fees apply.
Your music the moment you want it. With an Xbox Music Pass, your songs, albums and even your playlists are instantly accessible across your devices. No matter which one you downloaded the music to.
Compatible devices and internet access required; carrier fees apply. Xbox Music Pass sold separately. On Xbox 360, content is streaming only and also requires an Xbox LIVE Gold membership (sold separately). See xbox.com/music.
Camera and Lenses
Point, shoot and share in an instant. Your Windows Phone lets you take and share pictures faster than ever to your friends and social sites like Facebook. Moving from standby to shooting and sharing take seconds, so you never miss a moment. Add personal creativity to your shots with Lenses, directly within your camera, no app needed.
Top Customer Reviews
Design-wise, you cannot get much better than the Windows 8x. The profile is streamlined with defined edges and soft material which offers comfort and added safety as your hand naturally hugs the 8x.
I love being able to design a custom home screen. I spent the first month on the hunt for the perfect design and then finally realized that is the beauty of the custom live tiles...they are always perfect because they can match my needs each and every day.
The ultra-wide angle camera is pretty amazing as well and captures an abundant amount of your environment when taking photos, even with the front-facing camera.
The battery has been stellar thus far and can last beyond 24 hours without a charge. With so many phones struggling to meet this challenge, the Windows 8x deserves accolades for accomplishing this in such a light weight design.
The Beats is a clear positive of this phone and stands out when compared to other devices, including iPods and other Droid smartphones.
As an added bonus, I love...love...love how colorful the 8x is! I have the blue with an orange case - so fun!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
my daughter is happy with this product. it is a good replacement. the product is as advertised,Published 12 months ago by Jones
Ordered the phone for an upgrade for Verizon account. 1st phone didn't last 24 hours before it just died. 2nd phone seemed to work, but was unable to receive or send text messages. Read morePublished on March 9, 2013 by Nadine Vida