HTC Windows Phone 8X Review

Here's best  products HTC's latest operating system based on Windows Phone 8. Emerged as one of the first smart phone based on WP 8 OS, HTC Windows Phone 8X is waiting until the official launch in September of 2012 ago.

Slid together HTC Windows Phone 8X, ala HTC WP8 cheaper version, this smart phone a cursory looks like the Nokia Lumia 920, it's just the body appear thinner.

One considerable attention is that tech Super LCD screen 2 with Gorilla Glass 2 protection and anti-reflective sun. The screen size of 4.3 inches with HD quality.

In addition, behind the scenes, working seunit Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset with dual-core Krait processor 1.5 GHz, which he said makes ngacir performance super phone. Let us prove it.

What else can be offered for less than Rp 5 phones, 75 million? Here's his review.

HTC WindowsPhone 8X


For those who love the thin body phones, HTC Windows Phone 8X may be an option. Slim body is the main attraction of this phone. Its thickness is only 1 cm, not more. His appearance is also elegant, made of polycarbonate with a rough unibodi, comfortable grip. Unlike smart phones in general, the angles made tapered body. Unfortunately, because made from rubber, over time it will darken the corners. But, speaking of quality material, quite capable.

There are no physical buttons on the front of the HTC 8X. All-round touch, including the Back, Menu, and Search. Fortunately, the performance of the touch screen is very responsive and comfortable to use. When tested typing was no significant obstacles, in spite of the virtual keyboard. You can turn the vibration on the keyboard to minimize mistyped typo alias.

On the back side, there is a 8 MP camera with LED flash, and speaker cone at the bottom, minimal ornamentation. The Power / Lock key and 3.5 mm audio jack is centered at the top, while the micro SIM card slot, the + / -, and the camera shutter are on the right side. MicroUSB port for both charging the battery and transfer the data located at the bottom of the phone.
HTC Windows Phone 8X HTC Windows Phone 8X

Display and display interface

Talk screen, for HTC 8X quite satisfactory. In addition to length, 4.3 inches, the screen has been equipped with Super LCD 2 technology, so it appears like glass, very sharp and clear. Resolution of the displayed image even HD quality, maximum resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and 342 ppi. Sharper than the Nokia Lumia 920. Beautiful.

The screen comes with Gorilla Glass 2 protection, which is 20 percent thinner than its predecessor and is more sensitive, and does not reflect direct light despite being in the outdoors or in the sun. Large size makes it convenient when used to watch streaming video or just look at pictures.

UI (user interface) Windows 8 was much thicker. If you have been using Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, not much change on the HTC 8X. Comes with composition tile in the main menu, the operating system brings a whole menu with a sweep to the right side of the screen. After that, all applications will be available in this menu extends vertically in position.

You can menggonta following theme color-change basis. You can also change the position of the main menu. However, it can not add any application or shortcut to the front page, do not like the Android OS.
Display Apps and Games on Windows Phone HTC 8X Display Office applications and Maps on HTC Windows Phone 8X


For entertainment, the HTC just insert some form of congenital game Asphalt 5, Fruit Ninja, Jet Car Stunts. It was a just a demo version, such as Asphalt 5. But, exclusively, Windows Phone 8X has Xbox account, which is where users can play in real-time with other WP users and Xbox gaming consoles. Enough to buy the game in Store with prices ranging from free, Rp8.000an, 25,000-an, until Rp43.000's.

PlayStore like Google, HTC 8X Store also contains a variety of applications and games. However, when compared with PlayStore or Apple's App Store, the amount kebanting, too little. Even so, in which there have been several applications that are often encountered in Android, such as Angry Birds, Soundhound, Foursquare, FUSE, Facebook, LINE, and many more.
FUSE application and a headline appearance at the HTC Windows Phone 8X

There is an application called Find My Phone, which lets you locate a missing phone. You can find the trail where you go mobile phones. You can also simply delete important data remotely simply by SMS. In addition, there is a Kid's Corner. Here, you can choose to sort any application that wants deactivated before being loaned to your child.

Well, if you talk to office applications, HTC 8X is the best. Because, Office feature in it quite complete. You can instantly create new Word and Excel files if you like. And, it is very easy to sync with Office 365 if you already have accounts.

Speedtest screenshots and look at the Windows Phone 8X


To enjoy data services, the HTC Windows Phone 8X, you can count on access to 3G HSPA + up to 50 Mbps, and Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n. Because this phone is a sophisticated, pretty annoying when you have to make settings manually prior to the Internet with a GSM card.

Regardless of the setting, after everything is set, the speed of which presented quite a treat. Strong and stable. When testing the wireless Internet, we use the micro SIM card with Axis Axis Pro Unlimited package, around Menteng, HI Roundabout, and Pulogadung. There is no problem when making HTC 8X as a center hotspot. Simply activate the connection via Internet Sharing on the menu 'settings'.

So even when tested with any Internet-based Wi-Fi connection. HTC 8X capable of detecting hotspots within far though, at least within a radius of tens of meters. Compared to 3G HSPA +, of course access to much more stable and faster, even open a certain web pages takes less than a second. Flexible. But, it should be noted, Wi-Fi connection to your ISP should also be stable. When testing, we use the hotspot is in the office to headline.

Synchronization with Windows PC running smoothly. When connected to a Windows-based laptop Home Ultimate, the folder HTC 8X will open directly without the need to install drivers. But, if you want more features, once pierced, you can undergo a Windows Phone application installation. It was made quite easy.

HTC 8X default browser is quite adequate, website pages or websites loaded smoothly. However, do not support embedded Flash, so some YouTube videos posted on blogs or websites, can not be played. Unless, if you play them directly from the YouTube page, smooth and no problems.

For social media, users can synchronize your Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Sina Weibo. Installation is made easy, directly connected with your account. One interesting, there is a feature called Family Room in the People menu. You can share the info in it is covered, either photos, videos, and so on. Condition, all members must be enrolled in the Microsoft account, either or To chat, you can use Windows Messenger or Facebook Messenger.
Photo camera shots of HTC Windows Phone 8X Photo camera shots HTC Windows Phone 8X


HTC Windows Phone 8X rely on sensor capable 8 MP camera, which could produce a large enough image, the maximum resolution of 3264x2448 pixels. Equipped with LED flash, the camera is also featured autofocus and macro mode. When tested, the snap fairly satisfactory, low spots, both indoors and outdoors.

The same camera can also record Full-HD image quality aka 1080p. The resulting quality should thumbs up, because the autofocus can work on for the record, not broken, and equipped with stereo audio. For the front camera, 2.1 MP camera immerse HTC, that can also record full-HD video. More than enough if you only use it for video-chat or video-call. There is a Photo Enhancer app if you want to annotate the images with various effects, such as the Sephia, Cinnamon, High Contrast, Vintage, and so on.

HTC Windows Phone 8X is not equipped with an FM radio. For music, this smart phone is greatly helped by technology BeatsAudio. Output sound was clear, either through the speakers or earset. Unfortunately, although it can be shopping via the Music Store, music player has no equalizer. You can enjoy the music with a wireless headset thanks to the A2DP Bluetooth technology.
HD quality video that plays on the HTC Windows Phone 8X

Basic services

During the test period, about two weeks, telephony services such as telephone and SMS, no problems. The caller's voice sounded clear, at regular or speakerphone mode. Send SMS also no problem, as long as the connection service is used quite stable. Setting an e-mail made practical, include Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, including e-mail the office.
Benchmark results HTC Windows Phone 8X


Thanks to the dual-core Krait processor with a clocking speed of 1.5 GHz, Windows Phone 8X performance overall above average smart phones available. When tested with Antutu Benchmark, the resulting score 11485, well above the Windows Phone 8S. Perhaps, can be equated with the iPhone 4S and Galaxy S3 to top up.

All processes are handled with an almost perfect score. So even with the graphical user interface and treats by the Adreno 225. Satisfying. The time required to turn on (start-up) to open the start menu around 30-45 seconds.

To support the activities of this phone, there is a Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 1800 mAh, which can not be replaced or removed. So, if the battery problem, you should take him to the nearest HTC. However, the battery performance is quite adequate. In normal usage patterns, battery will be discharged after 4-5 days of full battery condition.

Network GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100, LTE 700 MHz Class 17/850/1700/1900/2100 MHz
California Blue, Graphite Black, Flame Red, Limelight Yellow
Dimensions / weights
13.2 x 6.6 x 1 cm / 130 grams
4.3 inch S-LCD2 capacitive touchscreen, 16 million color depth, 720 x 1280 pixels, pixel density of 342 pixels per inch, Corning Gorilla Glass 2
16 GB, with no external slot / 1 GB RAM
HSPA + (max. 50 Mbps), Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n, Bluetooth v3.1 with A2DP, microUSB v2.0.
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash | 2.1 MP, 1080p video (secondary) | Video Record 1080p @ 30fps
Microsoft's Windows Phone 8

Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon
Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait
Adreno 225
MicroSIM | Beats Audio | Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic | TV-out (via MHL A / V link) | SNS integration | Google Services A-GPS | video / photo editor | MP3/WAV/eAAC + / WMA player | MP4 / H .264/H.263/WMV player
Non-removable battery Li-Ion 1800 mAh

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