HTC 8X the windows phone 8 powered smartphone will soon be available in India, probably within next few days. The 8X can be pre-ordered from Flipkart for Rs. 35,032.

The HTC 8X is a single SIM phone powered by a 1.5 GHz dual core processor running on the Windows phone 8 (WP8) OS. It houses a 4.3 inch super LCD 2 screen with Gorilla Glass 2 protection and supporting a resolution of 1280×720 pixels.

8X comes with 1GB RAM and internal storage of 16GB. And just like the Google LG Nexus 4 this handset does not come with built in microSD slot. The handset weighs 130 grams with a 10.12 mm thickness.

The camera is of an 8 MP resolution with LED flash and supports 1080p video recording at 30fps. There is a front camera too with 2.1 megapixel resolution. Additional features are 3G, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.1, 3.5mm jack, GPRS, EDGE and NFC.

The price tag of around Rs. 35K seems too high, possibly the Nexus 4 will be much cheaper than this model. No doubt users will prefer the Nexus 4 over the HTC 8X.

HTC 8x windows smartphone

HTC 8X key features and specifications

  • Single SIM (Micro SIM), dual Core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion + Adreno 225 GPU.
  • Windows Phone 8 OS.
  • 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and no support for microSD cards.
  • 4.3 inch Gorilla Glass 2 Super LCD 2 touchscreen with 1280×720 pixels resolution (16M colours).
  • 8MP auto focus rear camera with LED flash and a front 2.1 MP camera (wide angle).
  • 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, beats audio, built in amplifier, GPS with GLONASS / A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.1, NFC and 3.5mm audio jack.
  • Sensors: Proximity, G-sensor, magnetic and light.
  • 1800 mAh battery.

By Rajeev Rana

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