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9 February, 2013
This is my 4th HTC (5th smartphone in all), and by far the best and most good looking of them all.
Amazing design with vibrant colors (I have the California Blue), and it sure makes heads turn just by the sheer look of it. Kudos to HTC for making a phone that stands out from other boring smartphone designs. Saying that, there's one concern; the soft matte finish on the body. I feel that it will fade or lose the color as time goes by.
The f/2.0 autofocus camera is really good with BSI sensor, and produces good shots in low light too. The front camera is ultra-wide lens; widest out there, which means you can cover more area and people into the frame; it supports 1080p video, perfect for video chats.
The 4.3 inch 720p Super LCD2 display is absolutely gorgeous, a treat to watch every single time. It has 341ppi, which makes text and other content sharp and a pleasure to look at.
It has Corning Gorilla Glass 2.
The screen has 16:9 aspect ratio. It has great viewing angles and also works good in outdoor conditions.
Being powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 1GB of RAM, the performance is butter-smooth. No questions about that, as Windows Phone already feels snappy and smooth with configurations of even a single core processor.
Battery is a 1800mAh one, which seems ok, if not great. For a power user, it should go through a working day on a single charge.
Call quality and audio is top notch and clear.
Beats audio with built in pre-amplifier is an added advantage.
Other specifications are also nice, such as NFC support.
Amazing looks and design.
High-end specs in a compact and colorful package.
Great performance, very smooth with no lag.
Battery life is moderate, but should be ok for normal users.
Power users might feel the need to charge it more often.
Just 16GB internal storage, no option to add external storage.
Overall, there's no doubt that 8X is a worthy flagship. I would definitely recommend it.
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