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HTC 8X Windows Phone 8 UK Sim Free Smartphone - Black

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  • World-class camera - new ultra-wide-angle front and back cameras
  • Perfect-fit design - the most comfortable phone you’ll ever hold
  • Exclusive built in amplifier for Beats Audio - Enjoy high-def, uncompromised sound for all you do
  • Tough, lightweight, scratch-resistant 4.3" super LCD Gorilla Glass screen
  • Windows Phone 8 with Qualcomm® S4 1.5 GHz, Dual-core processor

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 1 x 13.2 cm ; 132 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 299 g
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  • Item model number: 99HSK020-00
  • ASIN: B009E3RSRM
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 19 Sept. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,117 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Windows Phone 8X by HTC: Powerfully personal. Amplified by Beats.

Windows Phone 8X by HTC World-class Camera
World-class camera for the photographer in you

It’s here: A new, iconic design that keeps you connected while also reflecting you. Unique colour options, a seamless look, a screen to personalize—all serving up people and passions that matter most.

World-class camera for the photographer in you. Capture twice the picture with the ultra-wide-angle front camera lens

How many times have you wanted to take a picture of you and your friends in front of somewhere cool, but the photo just captures your head and nothing of the background. Or, you don’t really get your friends in the shot, either. Get more people in the shot, including you! Now, easily fit more people in the shot with an exclusive 88° ultra-wide-angle front camera that captures nearly triple the area of most other front cameras. Enjoy more people, more background, more memories.

Physical Camera Button
Capture the moment forever with instant activation (even from the lock screen).

Take amazing photos—even in low light

HTC ImageChip ensures you capture the highest-quality, crisp, true-to-life photos. The camera features our best-in-class f/2.0 lens, optimizing the experience for low-light, so your pictures will be great even when the lighting isn’t, such as dimly lit restaurants, indoor gatherings or at sunset.

Quickly capture every picture with the physical camera button

Capture the moment forever with instant activation (even from the lock screen!) with the distinctive external camera button. Instantly point, shoot, share.

Brilliant display in any viewing condition

Images look better than ever—even in direct sunlight or at off-center angles—on the HTC laminated display screen with its brilliant color and crisp contrast. The tough, lightweight, scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass screen fends off every day wear and tear so you enjoy a long-lasting beautiful, clear display.

Exclusive built in amplifier for Beats Audio
Exclusive built in amplifier for Beats Audio

Amplified by Beats Audio

The 8X has a dedicated amp built right into the phone, so it pumps more power to your headphones than ever. Plus, Beats Audio is coming to Windows phones for the first time ever. Take that combination and transform your listening pleasure with deeper bass, crisper vocals and detailed high notes for music, games, movies and videos.

Your world delivered live

These days information is constant and updates are non-stop. Live Tiles let you arrange your Start screen just how you want it and make it easy to see everything that’s going on with the people and passions in your life in real-time. You can make a Live Tile for anyone and almost anything, and pin it right to your Start screen. Pin a person or an app and you instantly know what their latest updates, deals, changes just by looking at your phone. Resize, rearrange and recolor for easy access to what matters most to you.

Box Contains

  • Windows Phone 8X
  • Charger
  • USB cable
  • Flat wired (non-tangle) headset


  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    4.3 out of 5 stars

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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By sgoddy on 30 Dec. 2012
    Verified Purchase
    There are currently only 4 Windows 8 mobile phones available, this being one of them (it's Dec 2012 as I write this). There are 2 HTCs and 2 Nokias. Although I love the Nokia 920, it is significantly more expensive than this phone, which I estimate to be the best value for money. I was going to wait for a Tegra 3 WM8 to be released but then decided (after reading many articles on the subject), that the dual core snapdragon CPU in this phone may actually outperform the quad core Tegra 3 so I bought it.

    So far I am delighted with the purchase, it is fast and snappy, looks amazing and is so easy to use. I can't remember having to wait for it to do anything. The tiles are intuitive, amazingly configurable and allow the front screen and lock screens to be customised like I have never seen before on any platform. Windows 8 is just so much better than the other versions of Windows Mobile (I'm using 6.5 at the moment). It's definitely on a par, if not better than the Android and Apple devices I use, and of course it is much more open than the Apple platforms. Users probably won't care about this distinction, but us programmers do. The platform is just so easy to code for, any Windows programmer can write programs for this device with very little effort. If the App store currently has fewer apps than Apple or Android, I would expect this to change when Windows programmers realise this.

    Watch out for the Sim cards (it takes the smaller Sim cards, in common with many of the phones that are coming out now. It is possible to take a full-sized sim card and trim it down to size if, like me, you cannot get your sim exchanged for a smaller one.
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    32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Richard Young on 10 Dec. 2012
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    I own an I-pad 3. Everyone I know seems to have - and adore- their I-phone. So I understand how an Apple solution could work for me, but I went wth Windows. I have to say the Windows 8 phone experience on the HTC 8X is an absolute delight to use.

    I loved my Nokia Lumina 800 and Windows 7 phone. But the cost of repairing a cracked screen made an update the only viable choice. And I agonised over a Lumina 920 or an 8X. I find the size, weight and dimensions of the 8X match my needs far better than the 920. Sorry Nokia, I, literally could not handle the 920.

    What is there to like about the 8X?
    * fast fluid and responsive controls.
    * Brilliant, natural easy to read screen.
    * Really comfortable to hold
    * Crystal clear sound for calls
    * Thin, light and hence, comfortable in a jeans pocket or suit jacket
    * Set up took minutes and was simplicity itself - just insert you old micro SIMs card.
    * Best sound when playing music I have ever hear from a mobile phone

    If you are part of the Microsoft Eco System, a Windows 8 phone makes so much sense. Really tight integration between address books, calendars and messages. Anyone who has not used a Windows phone needs to see the use of hubs and ease of social messaging in action.

    If there are regrets it is in the area of apps. DropBox and Spotify are on the way - soon I hope. I do miss Nokia maps.

    Bottom line: if you gave me the choice of an I-phone 5 or an HTC 8X, I'd not hesitate: Why? I held my sons's I-phone 5 in my hand yesterday. By comparison, it felt heavy, thick and with way too small a screen.

    My opinion: the X 8 every time. Absolutely no buyers regrets.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephen on 19 Jun. 2014
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    Firstly, I must say that this is a mixed review, i'm not saying it is a terrible phone, and i'm not saying it's great either.

    This is my second smart phone what I have had, moving on from an iPhone 3GS which I had from Christmas 2010 to Christmas 2013 when I received this phone. I thought I would have a change from the usual hype of Apple iPhone's and Android products.

    Pros:
    1. You can move apps to where you would like them on the home page, more customization than an iPhone homepage such as having different colours and more.
    2. A nice material instead of the same old shiny/plastic back cover, even handier as it cannot get scratches or fingerprints on the back.
    3. Screen is strong, such as having no scratches.
    4. You can buy/try Xbox exclusive mobile games, and connect using your Xbox gamertag, along for music.
    5. Battery saving makes a small difference, just like other smartphones.
    6. Cheap compared to most modern smartphones.

    Cons:
    1. Status bar at the top (battery symbol, signal bar, time etc) always disappears unless you swipe it down, only to disappear again.
    2. The Windows Store LACKS APPS. This links proves it all: [...] So if you are an app lover, I seriously advise to get another phone.
    3. Battery life is terrible, worse than my old 3GS, though this is very common in modern day smart phones.
    4. Volume button is on right hand side of the phone, not on the left, but that is a preference of mine.
    5. You cannot adjust the brightness using a meter like on an iPhone, you can only choose low, medium, high or automatic.
    6. Takes a long time to fully charge, just under 2 hours.
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