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8X - £260


All features

Date Announced19/09/2012
Operating SystemWindows Phone
Storage Capacity16 GB
Touch ScreenTouch Screen
Camera8 MP
Front Facing Camera2.1 MP
Screen Size4.3"
Performance Rating48
Battery Life12 Hours
Processor TypeDual Core
Ram1 GB

Available Colours

Why this smartphone is built for you


The HTC 8X

The HTC 8X is a mid-range smartphone running Windows Phone 8.1. When it launched it was the premier Windows Phone on the market and has the same build quality that one would normally associate with the HTC brand.


This phone has a 4.3 inch HD touchscreen that displays in 342PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.


The HTC 8X has an 8MP camera, can record video in up to 1080p and has a 2.1MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.


Performance is provided by a 1.5GHz dual core processor and 1GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 48 out of 100.

Battery Life

The HTC 8X has an estimated battery life of around 12 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1800mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh.


1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The HTC 8X comes with 16GB internal storage. This phone does not have an expandable memory card slot.


The HTC 8X comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. The HTC 8X has NFC which enables you to make contactless payments and share files with your friends and it is able to connect to DLNA enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from this phone wirelessly.


The HTC 8X has an FM radio and an MP3 player with sound supplied by Beats Audio. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter apps and other apps, such as YouTube, Instagram, WhatsApp and Spotify are available to download from the Windows Phone Store. This phone also comes with Excel, PowerPoint and Word installed, which is ideal for making last minute adjustments before important business meetings.


The HTC 8X is a competitive Windows 8 Phone offering NFC, an HD screen and Microsoft Office for Phone. It provides an attractive alternative to the many Android devices in the section of the market.