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The HTC 8X has now been discontinued, the recommended replacement is the Nokia Lumia 820

HTC 8X Overview

With the HTC 8X you can experience incredible sound with Beats Audio. Combined with an exclusive, built-in amplifier, it ensures a stand-out audio experience, whether you’re listening to music, playing games or watching a film. HTC has individually drilled each of the 245 speaker grills on the back of the handset to make sure any sound you share is also up to scratch

The HTC 8X features not one, but two superb cameras. On the front is a 2.1 Megapixel camera with f2.0 aperture and wide-angle lens, enabling you to take self-portraits with up to four people in the frame, even in low light conditions. On the back of the handset, the feature-packed 8MP means shooting and sharing top quality photos is as easy as pushing a button.

Stay in touch by using the real-time updates that are built into the personalised live tiles available on the HTC 8X. Receive updates on a customisable interface that reflects your style and personality. Thanks to the brilliant 4.3” pixel-packed display on the 8X, you’ll see everything in vibrant detail.

The design of the HTC 8X has been inspired by the iconic design of the Windows Phone interface. The curved display transitions seamlessly to the thin tapered edges, creating a unique harmony between interface and hardware.

Not only does the Windows Phone 8X by HTC offer beauty, but power as well. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz dual-core processor and has 1GB RAM. Using Windows Phone (which is less power-hungry than rival operating systems) and having an 1800mAh battery means that the battery-life on the 8X will also stand up well to that of its competitors.

With the 8X being its WP8 flagship, HTC has not skimped on the connectivity options. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G and NFC are all included, so accessing the web or sharing content with other handsets is extremely easy. In terms of storage, there’s 16GB on board, but no microSD slot, which means media usage will be quite cloud-driven if you consume a lot of music and film.

All of the above wouldn’t be so impressive without a decent screen to access it, and HTC does not disappoint on this front. The 4.3” super LCD 2 touch screen has a 720p resolution and is made of Corning Gorilla Glass 2, protecting it from bumps and scratches. This is housed in a unibody design, which is only disrupted once by a small microSIM slot and also encloses the built-in battery.

HTC has long been in partnership with Microsoft when it comes to mobile operating systems, so both will be glad to have such an impressive handset to offer for the launch of Windows Phone 8.

Reasons to buy HTC 8X

  • Incredible sound with Beats Audio
  • Superior 8MP rear camera
  • Personalised Live Tiles on a brilliant display
  • Inspired design – inside and out
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Qualcomm S4 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 4.3" Super LCD 2 touch screen, Gorilla Glass 2
  • 2.1MP front facing camera with wide angle lens
  • NFC
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • 3G
  • MicroSIM
  • 1800mAh battery, built-in
  • 132.35 x 66.2 x 10.12 mm
  • 130g with battery

HTC 8X Box Contents

  • You can view our HTC 8X unboxing video here
  • HTC 8X handset
  • Stereo Headset
  • Documents
  • AC adapter + USB cable
  • In ear headphones
  • SIM eject pin


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemWindows Phone
  • Version8
  • Custom Skin
  • Speed1.5GHz Dual-Core
  • Dual CoreYes
  • Quad Core
  • Make/ModelQualcomm S4
  • Other
Expansion Slot
  • Type
  • Capacity (Up to)
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity16GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size4.3
  • TypeSuper LCD 2
  • Resolution 720p
  • OtherGorilla Glass 2
  • Frequencies850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies850/900/1900/2100 MHz
  • SpeedWith 2100 diversity and DC HSDPA for up to 42Mbps download and 5.76Mbps upload
  • Frequencies
  • Speed
  • Version3.1
  • Functions
  • VersionIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Version
  • DataMicroUSB
  • PowerMicroUSB
  • Audio3.5mm
  • Video Out
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware Buttons
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeInternal Glonass
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareBing Maps
  • Megapixels8
  • FlashAutofocus, LED flash and BSI sensor
  • Camera LensF2.0 aperture and 28mm lens
  • Other1080p video recording
Front Facing CameraYes
  • TypeWide-angle lens, 2.1MP, 1080p video recording, dedicated HTC ImageChip, F2.0 aperture
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light SensorYes
  • Formats.aac, .amr, .m4a, .mp3, .wav, .asf, .wma (verison 9 and 10)
  • Recording.wav (w/OneNote)
  • Formats.3gp, .3g2, .mp4, m4v, asf, .wmv (version 9 and 10)
  • Recording.mp4
Near Field CommunicationYes
FM Radio
  • Capacity1800 mAh
  • TypeEmbeded & rechargeable Li-ion Polymer battery
  • Removable
Call Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Standby Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Dimensions132.35 x 66.2 x 10.12 mm
Weight 130g with battery


Windows_Phone_8X_by_HTC_Quick_Start_Guide.pdf Windows_Phone_8X_by_HTC_Quick_Start_Guide.pdf (1099KB)
Windows_Phone_8X_by_HTC_User_Guide.pdf Windows_Phone_8X_by_HTC_User_Guide.pdf (1509KB)



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The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturers branding.

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  • tamir 22/3/2013 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    Really Recommend! great phone,
    the windows phone 8 run really fast! beautiful phone.
    Clove - 5 Stars for the service :)
  • Tony 9/12/2012 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    A friend still has a really old Blackberry and was wanting a new one so I bought him the HTC 8x for xmas. I've been planning to then buy a Lumia 920 for myself when more stock is available.

    My friend isn't very technical so I've been playing with the 8x first to make sure I could help him with any questions. It is a REALLY great phone! I'm not torn between waiting on the Lumia or just getting one of these for myself as well.

    Also Clove was great! Living in the Cayman Islands it normally takes weeks from the time I order something online until I get it. I got the phone from Clove in like 5 days. Very happy and impressed!

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