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

by HTC
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
Price: £174.57
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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: 13.2 x 1 x 6.6 cm ; 91 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
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  • Item model number: c620E-blk
  • ASIN: B009E3RSRM
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 19 Sep 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,533 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.

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HTC WIN 8X BLACK UK 99HSK0200 Phones Mobile Phones

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing piece of kit 30 Dec 2012
By sgoddy
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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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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HTC 8X is an absolutely wonderful phone 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Having previously had a HTC 7 Pro, It was a toss up between getting a Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC 8x.

Eventually on the grounds of price, I went for the 8X.

First of all, It's a nice phone. The screen is good - and it has quite a thin form factor. Beware - it takes a micro sim, so make sure that your current provider can give you one of these before you get the phone.

In terms of the phone itself, it has much of the "standard" HTC things that you'd expect to see, and the phone itself is nice and zippy.

The sound, via Beats Audio, is pretty damn good as well - 16Gb capacity isn't too shabby. I don't think it's expandable, which is the only drawback.

Battery life - definitely miles better than the HTC Sensation I had. It seems to last a couple of days (and maybe a wee bit more) under general non-heavy use.

Finally - Windows phone 8 - nice OS. It's a nice operating system, and I really do like it.

Only one downside - the YouTube support isn't quite seamless, but that's not MS's fault in this instance.

Nice work, HTC!
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who bit my apple? 13 Nov 2012
By Russ. M
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IMPORTANT .....Nowhere does it mention that you will need a micro sim card, fortunately they are readily available from phone shops.
As for the phone it's a real step up, super-fast, excellent screen, superb sound and great operating system.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
As a fan of Windows Phone from day one over two years ago, it was relatively easy then to pick a Windows Phone handset; I had no difficulty in choosing my first Windows Phone 7 which was HTC HD7 and glad to say it's still as new - thanks to the protective screen cover and soft gel case I put to use upon unpacking my HD7.

With significant improvements made possible with Windows Phone 8, and now more choices from several quarters - not only HTC and Samsung, also Nokia now a big player, and the Chinese getting noticed, for instance with ZTE Tania model - as well as the multi models of the same brand, it may not be that easy to choose one handset over the other. Case in point - Samsung ATIV S and HTC 8X are the two Windows Phones I like most, but really tough to choose one over the other.

Main Reasons why I like Samsung ATIV S over HTC 8X:
- Removable higher capacity 2300mAh Li-Ion battery (versus internally fixed 1800mAh Li-Polymer for HTC 8X)
- Bigger screen size (4.8" versus 4.3")
- Extended memory through microSD/SDHC/SDXC card up to 32GB, means 16GB internal storage + 32GB extended (versus 16GB internal storage only for HTC 8X)
- Talk time up to 13.5 hrs (better by about 2 hours than HTC 8X)
- Latest Bluetooth 4.0 (versus 2.1 for HTC 8X)

Main Reasons why I like HTC 8X over Samsung ATIV S:
- Supports 4G LTE network (versus no 4G support but 3.5G network for ATIV S).
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3.0 out of 5 stars Could have been MUCH better.
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. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Stephen
1.0 out of 5 stars rubbish 0 stars
Works great as a handheld computer but falls down entirely as a phone. This phone has an issue with the sim card tray. Read more
Published 3 months ago by aRatherConspicuousToad
4.0 out of 5 stars great mobile
great phone for my teenager son,. dont understand why the blue casing one can be £100 more especially as markings show up more. stick to the black one
Published 6 months ago by sharon king
5.0 out of 5 stars HTC review
The phone is easy to use and great value for money
I had an I phone previously but defiantly much petter
The graphics are so clear and the camera takes great... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Splashy
5.0 out of 5 stars HTC 8X WINDOWS PHONE
This phone was a Christmas present for my 16 year old son. It met all of his expectations. He is delighted with it.
Published 7 months ago by R J Thomson
4.0 out of 5 stars Windows 8 is great
Great phone, good OS, but short on aps. Otherwise, why on earth would you want an iphone for more than twice the money.
Published 7 months ago by Woodward Chartered Surveyors
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent product at excellent price
Recommended to people that want a simple phone but it is still equipped with the necessary applications for daily routine.
Published 9 months ago by Hailani
5.0 out of 5 stars Packaging in German and phone language default was German
the phone is great and deserving the rating achieved but a warning that this supplier (save4shop) delivered a phone that was set-up in German and all the documentation was in... Read more
Published 9 months ago by boris
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommendation
I choose this rating because friends recommend it, and i am pleased with this, and i will recommended this article to my friends.
Published 10 months ago by Frederico Figueiredo
5.0 out of 5 stars All round great phone
Delivery was fast, came with the basics e.g headphones, usb charger. The battery life is very good when the phone is not in use or minimal use, but it drains fairly quickly when... Read more
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