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Unboxing the HTC 8X Windows Phone

HTC 8X Windows Phone Unboxed
HTC 8X Windows Phone Unboxed

HTC 8X Windows Phone Unboxed!

As we reported earlier, we trooped to SM City North Edsa for the special HTC One-day sale for the HTC 8X and 8S Windows Phones. We were initially gunning for just the 8S but we ended up getting the bigger brother because of the much better specifications and display. The 8X is HTC’s flagship Windows Phone unit. It sports the usual high-end stuff under the hood and it has a fantastic unibody polycarbonate build. Check out our unboxing video and initial impressions below!

HTC 8X Windows Phone Spec Sheet

  • 1.5GHz Snapdragon CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB Internal Storage (non-expandable)
  • 4.3-inch S-LCD2 Capacitive Touchscreen, 720×1280 pixels (~342ppi)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • 2G/3G/EDGE/HSPA+/WiFi/Bluetooth/GPS
  • 8.0-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus
  • 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera
  • NFC enabled
  • Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Software

HTC 8X Windows Phone Unboxing Video

Instead of our usual barrage of pictures we decided to just take a video of the entire unboxing process. Watch it below. It will give you a much better feel of the HTC 8X.

It looks stunning

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As you can see in the video, the HTC 8X is breathtaking. It can easily trash a lot of high end Android smartphones in the looks department. The unibody polycarbonate casing is simply superb. We also like the fact that it is very light and slim but at the same time still solid to hold when in your hand. HTC definitely did a good job with the industrial design and engineering with their new line-up of Windows handsets.

All the usual ports and buttons can be found on the sides of the 8X: volume rocker, SIM card tray, headphone jack, microUSB for data transfer and charging, a dedicated camera button, and the sleep/wake/power button.

We’ll use this handset as our primary device for a week and then get back to you guys with a full review. Watch out for it soon!

Pricing and Availability

The HTC 8X Windows Phone is now available via HTC stores for Php26,000+. We’ve already confirmed that Smart will also carry it under their postpaid plans.

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Unbox.ph. During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

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