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Windows Phone 8X by HTC - 4G LTE (also available in Blue)
The HTC 8X is considered the flagship Windows 8 smartphone because it was one of the first Verizon cell phones equipped with this OS and it has top-tier hardware that is sure to impress many users. Aside from a unique design and special colors, this device is a veritable workhorse that will suit both casual and business users. While the screen is smaller than many other flagship devices, there is a very good reason for this design. If you want a smartphone that is both powerful and comfortable to carry, then the HTC 8X might be the perfect device for your needs.
Most flagship phones has a 4.7-inch display or larger, but HTC opted for a 4.3-inch display with this device. This might seem like a disadvantage, but there are two good reasons for using a smaller display. The first is that this minor reduction in size makes the smartphone much easier to carry. Many modern smartphones are just a little too big to operate with a single hand. You'll have no such problems with this device.
The other reason is because this makes the display look much crisper. This device has a resolution of 1,280-by-720 pixels. Usually this results in about 300 dots per inch due to the display's large size. Since the display is smaller, this bumps up the resolution to 341 dots per inch. You'll have a much better experience watching movies and playing games with this display.
The HTC 8X has enough power to run the most intensive apps without stalling because this device comes with the coveted Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM to help avoid bottlenecks. Not only is this a huge improvement over the former Windows 7 smartphone, but it also catapults the 8X into elite smartphone territory. Only the best current smartphones have 1.5GHz dual-core processors.
Verizon offers a comprehensive 4G network that you can easily connect to almost anywhere in the country. This device can also use 3G and WiFi networks. One of the best things about this phone is that the download speeds are amazing. Most tests show that this device averages about 8Mbps for downloading speeds. This means that you can easily download Web pages and apps in seconds. Uploading speeds are about 1.5Mbps, which is fairly standard for elite smartphones.
This Windows 8 phone packs a 1,800mAh battery that is perfect for long conversations and intensive apps. You can talk for close to eight hours without the battery dying, but it will last much longer under most circumstances. If you dim the screen slightly and don't constantly talk on the phone or browse the Internet, then you can make this phone last for a day or two.
The 8MP camera comes with an autofocus lens and a video recording feature that can record 1080p HD videos. You also get ImageChip technology, which is a leader in digital photo rendering. Colors and exposure are both accurate and even low-light images look very good. The shutter speed is also faster than with other Windows phones. This ensures that you'll never miss a photo opportunity again.
- Has a 4.3-inch display with 341 dots per inch.
- Features the powerful Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual-core processor.
- Comes with an 8MP camera that can also record HD videos.
- A strong battery ensures that you can talk for about eight hours.
- Can connect to 4G networks for unrivaled browsing speeds.
- The downloading speeds are usually 8Mbps, which is faster than most other smartphones.
- The device is easy to operate with just one hand.
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