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HTC Windows Phone 8X review

Mon Oct 29 2012, 19:00

In Short
The HTC Windows Phone 8X is an excellent phone, one of the best the firm has brought out in years. It's got a great design, a gorgeous screen and is one of the fastest phone's we've had the pleasure of using.

HTC Windows Phone 8X outdoors

Asides from its poor battery life, the HTC Windows Phone 8X suffers from only one big problem: Windows Phone 8. Don't get us wrong, we think Windows Phone 8 is a decent mobile platform. Yes it still suffers from a lack of applications, but it looks great, it's easy to use and it's a pleasure to use thanks to its slick transistions and onboard features.

However, we're not sure the average smartphone user will think the same. There's a lot to learn with Windows Phone 8 unless they've already been using a Windows Phone handset. It's very different than IOS and Android, and there's a lot to learn before you really begin to enjoy Microsoft's software flourishes. Things look different on Windows Phone 8 too, such as Facebook and Twitter for example, something that some users might struggle to become accustomed to.

Saying that, we think it's a great handset, and if this doesn't put HTC back on track, we're not quite sure what will. µ

The Good
Gorgeous screen, fast processor, good camera, distinctive design, Windows Phone 8 is a huge improvement on Windows Phone 7.

The Bad
Windows Phone still suffers from a lack of apps.

The Ugly
Poor battery life.

Bartender's Score
8/10

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