Expert Review of HTC 8X Black
HTC 8X comes powered by the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 operating system along with the Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chipset. The device is also backed by the Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor along with Adreno 225GPU. The device has a 4.4 inch screen backed by the S-LCD2 capacitive touchscreen technology while the dimensions of the device are 132.4mm x 66.2mm x 10.1mm. The 8 megapixel camera is more than formidable and is coupled with various features like LED flash and autofocus. If that was not enough there is also a provision for a secondary camera of 2.1 megapixel. The 16 GB internal storage capacity also lots of space to store all kinds of data. There is no microSD card slot for expansion but the device does offer lots of multimedia features including the music layer and the video player. Available in the colors of California Blue, Graphite Black, Flame Red, Limelight Yellow, the device comes powered by the standard lithium ion battery of 1800 mAh that makes sure that the user gets to operate on the device for long hours without his or her work being interrupted. Other important features offered by the device include access to Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band along with the NFC technology. There is also the bluetooth facility made available to the user.
User Interface and UI functionality
HTC 8X comes with a 4.3 inch S-LCD2 capacitive touchscreen that gives 16 million colors along with a screen resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels and works at a pixel density of 342 ppi. The screen is further protected by the corning gorilla glass 2 technology and can be interacted with through the touchscreen technology.
HTC 8X comes loaded with lots of multimedia features including the music player that allows the user to listen to all the popular musical tracks that the entertainment world has to offer. The music can be heard by the user through the loudspeakers or through the earphones that can be attached to the device with the help of a 3.5 mm jack. The music experience becomes further more enriching with the beats audio sound enhancement. There is also the video player that allows the user to watch and enjoy videos of their own choice. The music player is compatible with the formats MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA while the video player supports MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV.
Pictures and Video quality
HTC 8X comes loaded with a very powerful 8 megapixel camera that makes sure that the user gets to click pictures with utmost clarity and ease. The camera is further backed by the autofocus and LED flash facility and works at a resolution of 3264 by 2448 pixels. The LED flash feature allows the user to click bright pictures in the dark when the natural light is not up to the required standard. There is also the autofocus feature that makes sure that the user gets to click precise pictures even when the hands of the user are not steady. Other features offered by the device include Geo-tagging and touch focus. There is also the facility of video recording that allows the user to shoot videos. The video recording is also backed by a number of features including continuous autofocus and video light. There is also a provision for a secondary camera of 2.1 megapixel .
HTC 8X comes with the Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band facility that allows the user to connect with the web wirelessly and download all kinds of desired data including music files, games, images and videos. The user can also browse through the web and watch videos on YouTube along with accessing various social networking sites including Facebook and Twitter.
Internal and External Memory
HTC 8X comes with an internal storage capacity of 16 GB which would make sure that the user can store heaps of data including music files, games, images and videos without worrying about the memory space running out. The 1 GB RAM allows the user to access the resources of the system at a faster pace. There is no provision for a microSD card slot so the user cannot expand the memory of the device any further.
Applications and Gaming
HTC 8X comes loaded with lots of games and applications. The device comes powered by the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 operating system so the user gets to access all the latest application that the Windows operating system has to offer.
HTC 8X comes powered by the standard lithium battery of 1800 mAh that makes sure that the user gets to enjoy all the features that the device has to offer.
HTC 8X comes loaded with lots of data connectivity features including the USB port that makes sure that the user gets to connect the device with their computers and laptops and exchange data with it. The USB port allows the user to charge the device as well by connecting the same with the computers through the USB cable. The bluetooth feature allows the user to connect the device with other devices and transfer data to that device or receive data form it where the data exchanged may include music files, games, images and videos. The GPRS feature allows the user to keep track of the desired location without getting lost. The EDGE technology is also facilitated. The phone also offers access to the latest NFC technology which stands for near field communication.
HTC 8X when compared to Nokia Lumia 920 has a slightly smaller screen with the former featuring a 4.3 inch screen as compared to the latter's 4.5 inch. Both the device support the NFC technology along with the windows 8 operating system but Nokia Lumia 920 has a better storage capacity with 32 GB with HTC 8X featuring 16 GB. The camera feaured by Nokia Lumia 920 is also slightly superior with 8.7 megapixel while HTC 8X featuring 8.