Windows Phone 8X By HTC
If it’s style and ease you’re after, the Windows Phone 8X by HTC might fit your needs. And, really, let’s be honest, it’s the packaging that really makes this worth having. If you’re a fan of Microsoft’s Windows 8 platform you should feel right at home with the Windows Phone 8X.
First, you’re struck by the design, courtesy of HTC, it’s a smooth body with no protrusions that fits perfectly into your pants pocket or purse. Microsoft’s Surface tablet was supposed to be the answer to Apple’s iPad and Samsung’s Galaxy line, but so far, according to a report by Bloomberg, the sales have been disappointing. There’s recent news that a 7” Surface tablet is in production, but you’ve got to wonder whether Microsoft’s “can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” tactic could even work against Apple.
Maybe that’s because the Windows mobile OS is best experienced on a phone. The vertical orientation is perfect as you scroll through the live tiles. Best yet, Xbox users have access to their game console avatars and a decent selection of games. If you own an Xbox, the controls should be familiar and there are some great features.
With the ultra-wide-angle front camera you can get more people in the shot, and an exclusive 88° from camera that captures nearly triple the area of most other front cameras.
Can’t afford a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones? The Windows Phone 8X has a dedicated amp built right into the phone. Beats Audio provides a deeper bass, crisper vocals, and detailed high notes for music, games, movies and videos.
Yes, we’re still living in an Apple/Android world, but there might be room for the Windows Phone 8X.
Find out more about the phone here.