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Windows Phone 8X by HTC Blue 4G
Developed for T-Mobile, the Windows Phone 8X was created to outlast its competitors. Each of these T-Mobile phones comes preloaded with Windows Phone 8 applications like Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Word. Users can also use People Hub to keep up to date on all of their social media sites. This innovative mobile device boasts of excellent sound quality and near Field Communication. By using Near Field Communication, users can share their current statuses with just one tap of a button. The Windows Phone 8X comes standard with a 2.1 megapixel camera and supports 1080p video capture. Users can also enjoy an 88°lense and superior HD quality.
In person, the HTC Windows Phone is sleek and has squared corners. The screen contains black bezels and the color of the phone can be customized. This phone feels comfortable to hold and has a very soft finish due to its curved back. Compared to similar products, it fits well in the pocket and is easy to carry around. Altogether, it stands 5.2 inches tall and is 2.4 inches wide. The 8X is 0.4 inches thick and weighs in at 4.6 ounces. At the bottom of the screen, users will find three navigation buttons and the camera is located above the screen. The 3.5mm headset jack and power button are located on the top while the Micro-USB port is at the bottom of the phone.
HTC uses Windows OS on its latest mobile device. This new update brought along a lot of new features and Window’s version of the HTC’s weather widget. Extra applications for photo editing and other activities are included in the store. When designing this mobile device, HTC included many AT&T app preloads. Users will find the AT&T U-Verse Live TC, AT&T CodeScanner, AT&T Navigator, AT&T FamilyMap and AT&T Radio apps on their phone. The best application on the phone is the Beats Audio app. Beats Audio lets users choose to turn on or off enhanced audio. With headphones plugged in, it makes sound quality richer and louder.
The camera on the 8x is backside illuminated and boasts of exceptional color accuracy. It unfortunately has a tendency to produce soft-looking images, but it makes up for it with high-quality detail. When shooting outdoors, the photo quality often varies. It changes from professional quality images to photos that look like they were taken by children. The Windows Phone 8X boasts of an 8 megapixel camera, but it defaults to 6 megapixels unless the user changes the settings. In addition to four special effects, the camera includes white-balance presets and VGA resolution options. Camera users can set the sharpness, exposure, contrast and saturation for their phone.
In general, the Windows Phone 8X outperforms many of its competitors in terms of applications and software. It provides users with a slim design and multiple color options. Although the camera’s performance is inconsistent, it is capable of taking remarkably detailed shots.
- Uses Windows operating system
- Easy to search online and uses 4G
- Web browsers, fast downloads and media streaming on T-Mobile’s 4G network
- Local Scout app lets users find local eateries, stores and more
- People Hub lets users connect with their friends
- 8 megapixel camera
- Easy access to the best apps on Windows marketplace
- Streams Netflix, sports, news and Catch Live TV
- Can be synced with corporate email exchange servers
Your Price: $129.99