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  1. Duvi's Avatar

    Full specifications:
    • SIZE: 132.35 x 66.2 x 10.12mm
    • WEIGHT: 130 grams with battery
    • DISPLAY: 341ppi super LCD 2 display, with Gorilla Glass for greater durability. Optical lamination for superior sharpness & clarity plus reduced light reflection
    • SCREEN: 4.3-inch touch screen with HD 720p (1280x720) resolution
    • CPU SPEED - Qualcomm S4 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
    • PLATFORM - Windows Phone 8
    • SIM - Micro SIM
    • MEMORY
    • Total storage: 16 GB
    • RAM: 1 GB
    • NETWORK - HSPA/WCDM ( 850/900/1900/2100 MHz); GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)


    SENSORS
    • Proximity sensor
    • Ambient light sensor
    • Digital compass
    • G-Sensor


    CONNECTIVITY
    • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack: plug any headphones with a standard-sized 3.5mm connector
    • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
    • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5GHz)
    • micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port
    • NFC capable


    MAIN CAMERA
    • 8 megapixel camera with auto focus, LED flash and BSI sensor (for better low-light captures)
    • f/2.0 aperture and 28mm lens
    • 1080p HD video recording with stereo sound
    • Dedicated HTC ImageChipTM for fast focus speed and clearer, sharper shots
    • Dedicated camera button


    FRONT CAMERA
    • 2.1 megapixel camera
    • f/2.0 aperture and ultra-wide-angle lens
    • 1080p HD video recording
    • Dedicated HTC ImageChipTM for fast focus speed and clearer, sharper shots


    SOUND ENHANCEMENT
    • Studio-quality sound with Beats Audio built in
    • Enjoy bigger sound and superior fidelity with exclusive built-in Amplifiers



    BATTERY - Capacity: 1,800 mAh
    09-19-2012 10:41 AM
  2. Duvi's Avatar
    09-19-2012 10:45 AM
  3. rcballa12's Avatar
    Nice phone. Smaller battery capacity than expected, and specs are not matching/beating Lumia 920 for this to be the "flagship".
    09-19-2012 10:47 AM
  4. Duvi's Avatar
    Well... Joe Belfiore said on twitter that he was using his HTC 8X on Verizon, but it'll be available on Verizon, AT&T or T-mobile. Still no Sprint love.
    09-19-2012 10:51 AM
  5. snowmutt's Avatar
    Thanks Duvi. Looking excitedly for the specs on the 8S to see if it is a nice small screen option for those that want it. One of the little things I look for is the WI-FI signals. Like to know I can get all available bands, and this is the first WP 8 device listing with those listed. Thanks again, top Dawg!!!

    HTC fans are happy. Not sure if it sways anyone who isn't a HTC loyalist, but they are good looking devices.
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    09-19-2012 10:54 AM
  6. Mitlov's Avatar
    Specs are mid-range, not high-end. No unique features that are really strong selling points versus Nokia or Samsung. And styling is derivative (8X = Lumia 900, 8S = Sony Xperia). I feel like Nokia and Samsung are in a gunfight for best WP8 phone and HTC just showed up with a knife.
    tissotti and hallam555 like this.
    09-19-2012 10:55 AM
  7. snowmutt's Avatar
    Well... Joe Belfiore said on twitter that he was using his HTC 8X on Verizon, but it'll be available on Verizon, AT&T or T-mobile. Still no Sprint love.
    So glad I did not choose to move to Sprint Last year....
    Duvi and easyrun99 like this.
    09-19-2012 10:55 AM
  8. tk-093's Avatar
    Smaller battery and lack of MicroSD is kinda sad. Still, since I'm on Verizon it's a race between that, the Ativ and the 920 to get my money.. First one that is available I'm getting.... and if no 920 then it's a two horse race.
    09-19-2012 10:59 AM
  9. baseballbert's Avatar
    The form factor is pretty darn cool. It will be interesting to see how it feels in the hand. And, well, they've got blue!!!

    Although no micro SB, and only 16gb. Oh well, still looks cool.
    09-19-2012 10:59 AM
  10. ltyarbro42's Avatar
    As a serious Nokia fan, I gotta say, those phones are sexy O.O It is almost tempting lol

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    Duvi likes this.
    09-19-2012 11:01 AM
  11. andrelamont's Avatar
    Just watch the designer video for this phone and noticed a grass green phone design (on paper on the table) ahh...my dream of an incredible hulk inspired phone may come true :)

    @2:12 mark
    [YT]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=G4MsEFUlCZY[/YT]


    screen captured attached
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    09-19-2012 11:01 AM
  12. thed's Avatar
    Bluetooth 2.1? Is that a typo? I'd be surprised if it's 2.1 only.
    09-19-2012 11:03 AM
  13. squire777's Avatar
    I wasn't too fond of HTC after my experience with the HD7 and was leaning towards a Nokia or Samsung device for WP8, but now I have to say the 8X is looking like it might be my next phone.
    09-19-2012 11:04 AM
  14. cckgz4's Avatar
    HTC has great looking phones. Beautiful. But why such underwhelming specs outside of the camera?
    snowmutt likes this.
    09-19-2012 11:06 AM
  15. andrelamont's Avatar
    wait...GSM arena is saying it has microSD :unsure:

    The HTC Windows Phone 8X comes with 16GB of built-in storage, which you can expand with a microSD card.
    WP8-powered HTC Windows Phone 8X goes official - GSMArena.com news
    09-19-2012 11:07 AM
  16. squire777's Avatar
    That's what I was thinking too. It doesn't make sense to leave out expandable memory on their flagship device, but put it on the low end one.

    edit: The sim tray looks be big enough to carry a micro SD card as well.
    09-19-2012 11:11 AM
  17. independentvolume's Avatar
    Specs are mid-range, not high-end. No unique features that are really strong selling points versus Nokia or Samsung. And styling is derivative (8X = Lumia 900, 8S = Sony Xperia). I feel like Nokia and Samsung are in a gunfight for best WP8 phone and HTC just showed up with a knife.
    What's Nokia got way over the X? Same processor power, cameras to be decided(I don't trust Nokia after the 900 incident). All Nokia has is a bigger screen and a bit more memory. Samsungs only edge is a huge screen but sammys design sux.
    09-19-2012 11:12 AM
  18. cckgz4's Avatar
    But they have more tech in the 920. That sensitive screen alone can be a selling point
    snowmutt likes this.
    09-19-2012 11:13 AM
  19. Duvi's Avatar
    Just watch the designer video for this phone and noticed a grass green phone design (on paper on the table) ahh...my dream of an incredible hulk inspired phone may come true :)

    @2:12 mark
    Click to view quoted video


    screen captured attached
    Also noticed around the 30 second mark, they show the code-name 'Accord' on the chalkboard.

    After watching the video, even though I swore off HTC for the 4th time, I'm still tempted.
    09-19-2012 11:14 AM
  20. independentvolume's Avatar
    HTC has great looking phones. Beautiful. But why such underwhelming specs outside of the camera?
    Decent screen, same processor power as the 920, don't see the underwhelming specs sir.
    09-19-2012 11:15 AM
  21. independentvolume's Avatar
    But they have more tech in the 920. That sensitive screen alone can be a selling point
    I live in Minnesota and the sensitive screen isn't a selling point to me. It could actually be more of a hassle although I'm sure it probably won't be.
    09-19-2012 11:16 AM
  22. tissotti's Avatar
    What's Nokia got way over the X? Same processor power, cameras to be decided(I don't trust Nokia after the 900 incident). All Nokia has is a bigger screen and a bit more memory. Samsungs only edge is a huge screen but sammys design sux.
    Bigger battery
    Larger screen
    60Hz screen with Clear Black layer and super sensitive touch
    Optical image stabilizer first in a phone
    32GB (vs 16GB)
    Wireless charging
    Nokia apps
    Bluetooth 3.1 (if not even 4.0 after the news) vs Bluetooth 2.1 on HTC 8X
    Last edited by tissotti; 09-19-2012 at 11:48 AM.
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    09-19-2012 11:20 AM
  23. Mitlov's Avatar
    I live in Minnesota and the sensitive screen isn't a selling point to me. It could actually be more of a hassle although I'm sure it probably won't be.
    You don't ever wear gloves in the winter in Minnesota?
    09-19-2012 11:24 AM
  24. tk-093's Avatar
    That's what I was thinking too. It doesn't make sense to leave out expandable memory on their flagship device, but put it on the low end one.

    edit: The sim tray looks be big enough to carry a micro SD card as well.
    It doesn't make sense either, but that's also what Nokia did. No MicroSD on the 920 but there is on the 820. I guess it makes sense on the low end phone because you can skimp out on internal memory, but doesn't make sense to leave it out on the high end phone.
    09-19-2012 11:25 AM
  25. independentvolume's Avatar
    Bigger battery
    Larger screen
    60Hz screen with Clear Black layer and super sensitive touch
    Optical image stabilizer first in a phone
    32GB (vs 16GB)
    Wireless charging
    Nokia apps
    I guess that's why they make so many different phones.
    4-4.3 max is my screen preference
    I won't notice the 60hz difference
    I don't take many pics
    X has expandable memory, 920 doesn't
    I'm usually using my phone while it charges. Wireless charging, do not want.

    Also, the 920 is a BRICK.

    As they say, to each their own. Bottom line is we will both be happy.
    snowmutt likes this.
    09-19-2012 11:27 AM
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