- Size (LWH): 2.61 inches, 0.39 inches, 5.21 inches
- Weight: 4.64 ounces
- Network Compatibility: LTE
- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 660 minutes
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 288 hours
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Windows Phone 8X by HTC offers LTE speed and the power of Windows Phone 8 with a 4.3” HD 720p screen, uniquely slim design, Beats Audio™ technology, and bold colors. It helps you stay organized and connected with Microsoft Outlook Mobile, Office Mobile and support for Microsoft Lync (enterprise messaging). Outlook Mobile allows integration of multiple e-mail accounts into one Inbox. Office Mobile includes true Microsoft Office apps: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Seamless integration with Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and cloud applications like Office 365 and SkyDrive allows the user to save and access documents from their smartphone, the Web and their PC.
The world-class 8MP camera features a f/2.0 28mm lens plus smart LED flash which allows you to capture great photos, even in low-light conditions. It also records videos in 1080p HD quality. The 2.1 MP front camera offers an ultra-wide angle viewing field.
Smartphone Features and Applications
With Beats Audio integration, the 8X allows you to hear music the way the artist intended with unique audio tuning by Beats that delivers thundering bass, soaring midrange and crisp highs.
With AT&T's 4G HSPA+ network, you'll enjoy mobile broadband speeds up to four times faster than AT&T's already fast mobile broadband network. You also get the AT&T Mobile Hotspot service built right into the smartphone--enabling you to connect additional Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the phone's mobile broadband signal (requires appropriate data plan).
The 8X Lumia measures 5.21 x 2.61 x 0.39 inches and weighs 4.6 ounces.
What's in the Box
HTC 8X; Battery; USB charger; Connectivity cable; Quick start; Needle PIN(SIM doortool)
What is 4G?
4G is a wireless technology term meaning "Fourth Generation." 4G follows 3G as the latest addition to AT&T's mobile broadband network. When combined with enhanced backhaul, 4G means faster speeds, where data transfers take less time to complete.
AT&T has upgraded the software of its nationwide mobile broadband network with HSPA+ which, with enhanced backhaul, enables speeds up to 4x faster than AT&T's already fast mobile broadband speeds. And now, AT&T is evolving to even faster 4G speeds with the launch of AT&T's 4G LTE technology in select markets.
Backhaul is one of the major pieces of a telecommunications network. Think of it as the limbs connecting AT&T's cell towers with AT&T's backbone network that provides access to the Internet.
How does AT&T 4G differ from other 4G networks?
AT&T is the only network offering two layers of 4G technology: HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul and LTE, both capable of delivering 4G speeds. Customers will have access to fast speeds as they move in and out of 4G LTE areas. Customers of competitors who do not have HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul are likely to see a steep drop-off in speeds when they move out of LTE areas.
In areas where either AT&T's 3G or 4G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on the AT&T EDGE network, which offers availability in more than 13,000 US cities and along some 40,000 miles of major highways.
Optional AT&T Services
AT&T Navigator: This premium GPS navigation application includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates and re-routing options, and 3D moving maps (additional charges applicable). AT&T Navigator offers several other features to make your commute more enjoyable and reliable, including mobile access to Yellowpages.com. You'll be able to find the closes ATM, restaurant, gas station, Wi-Fi hotspot and more with over 10 million business listings.
AT&T FamilyMap: Locate any phone indoors or outdoors on the AT&T Network. FamilyMap provides peace of mind by being able to conveniently locate a family member from your wireless phone or PC and know that your family's information is secure and private. Want to verify that your child arrives home from school each day? Set up a Schedule Check to automatically get location information sent to you via text message or e-mail.
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
* HTC made sure to equip this phone with hardware that can handle very heavy use. Windows 8 itself runs extremely smooth with no hangup opening apps or browsing the web, even while listening to music. The camera is very responsive and snaps pictures without any delay (this has been an issue that I've had with most of the camera phones I've used).
* Windows 8 has incorporated a lot of the Zune user interface as their music player. I found it to be very intuitive when it was on the Zune and it has held up well here.
* Live Tiles are just plain great. There aren't a ton of apps that utilize it yet (more about this later), but the ones that do increase the functionality of the home page exponentially. Just after unlocking my phone, I'm looking at a scroll of what music is playing, a large clock, the weather, a preview of text messages, how many emails I have in my work and Gmail accounts, a constantly scrolling grid of my LinkedIn and Facebook friend photos and the top-billed movie in the box office. And that's before I have even scrolled to the rest of my "start" page. I suspect that the OS will not be for everyone, so I recommend that you play with it in the store before buying it. But in my opinion, the experience is much more appropriate to a phone-sized screen than iOS or Android. To me they seem like a shoehorned version of Windows or Mac OS desktops, whereas Windows 8 feels designed to take advantage of the small device size.
* The screen is bright and clear. Movies and pictures are crisp and the sound quality is what I've come to expect from HTC devices.Read more ›
I've had a couple android phones and a windows phone in the past, but the 8X just seems years ahead of those and even my friends' iphone 5 and galaxy s3 phones.
The apple and android phones out on the market right now just feel like big boxy volvos compared to this buttery smooth, svelte 8X. It may seem strange that the 8X feels so much better in the hand than other phones even though its dimensions are right in line with all the top smartphones, but here's why:
(1) The grippy back of the phone is tapered which may seem trivial, but it makes the phone feel tight and look razor-thin.
(2) The glass flows right into the housing to the point that you can't feel the seam where the glass stops and the housing starts. I love this.
(3) The combination of the grippy back and the gorilla glass 2 screen means you don't need a case. I don't care how thin other smartphones claim to be. Their exterior housings always look pretty, but also like magnets for scratches and slip-out-of-your-pocket crashes and cracks. As such, those other smartphones are only as thin as their dimensions ADDED TO the dimensions of the after-market cases you put on to protect them.
The third point bears repeating. I've become less interested in after-market cases over the years, but the 8X convinced me to not buy one, at all. The back is grippy enough that I don't feel the need to buy a rubbery case to prevent it from slipping out of my pocket. Additionally, it seems like every case I've ever bought ends up being a false promise.Read more ›
. games (solitaire, angry birds etc)
. photobucket (photo uploading)
. gps navigation apps - "nokea drive+ beta" turn by turn gps navigation (FREE!) so far has been every bit as good as my droid/google navaigation (the toll free option is a nice unexpected feature) as well as bing maps (incl "local scout" to identify local restaurants etc) & gmaps
. gas buddy
The alarm, email & camera (both ft & rr) all work well & were easy to learn. finally the free "internet sharing" (which i currently accomplish w/ pdanet & foxfi on my droid) was a pleasant surprise (per verizon there is no addl tethering charge for this feature on the "share everything plan" other than potentially having to purchase more bandwidth).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I owned the phone for less than year. I had to take it back to the Microsoft Store because the phone would constantly re-boot. Read morePublished 13 months ago by cynd
learning each day something new apps can be found on windows phone store on computer and you can transfer with out connecting phone to computer pretty neat :) I would recommend to... Read morePublished on September 7, 2013 by Amy Anderson
HTC 8X is definitely a incredible design and ergonomic. Windows 8 apps are a welcome change from iOS. Read morePublished on May 18, 2013 by rpv
The best thing, hands down, about this phone is the feel of it in your hand. HTC has done an amazing job getting just the right finish on it, and this thin and slender phone feels... Read morePublished on February 16, 2013 by anakin78z
First of all, you've probably never held a Smart Phone that feels this good in your hands. It was designed to fit perfectly in the human hand and the build quality is great. Read morePublished on February 15, 2013 by Luke John Edward Moritz
In this review, I'm going to focus as exclusively on the hardware as possible, only venturing into software where HTC's exclusive WP apps are concerned. Read morePublished on February 10, 2013 by swu
While very functional and capable, this phone's biggest claim to fame is it's amazing design. I have never held a phone that is it's equal. Read morePublished on February 10, 2013 by Amazon Customer
HTC's 8X represents the best hardware to grace a Microsoft OS since the groundbreaking HTC HD2 way back in 2010. Read morePublished on February 9, 2013 by cm100w
I've had my Windows Phone 8X since just after Thanksgiving. I was really excited to get it because it was so much lighter than the Lumia 920, and just felt better in my hand. Read morePublished on February 8, 2013 by S. Paruchuri