Sprint HTC 8XT Seen Weak on the Chipset Side; But a Charmer Otherwise

August 1, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The long wait by Sprint customers for a Windows Phone 8 handset has come to an end. The HTC 8XT now hops onto Sprint with a little bit of disappointment though.

Reviews of the device on the carrier have brought to the forth a handful of negatives. And, they are mainly due to a dual-core processor that seems comparatively slow, while handling of apps is sluggish. Along with that, call quality too leaves much to be desired.

Going by a CNet review, that could mean that the processor and also the weak display make it hardly acceptable, even though it comes with some amount of OS freshness.


What we like about the device however is that it sports a trim and attractive form factor. The HTC 8XT shares sleek lines, slim profile and rounded edges which really stand out.

Sporting two-tone light and dark blue hues, the 1.4 GHz dual core processor driven phone boasts powerful speakers and can be connected to Sprint’s growing 4G LTE network.

The device measures 5.2-inches tall, 2.6-inches wide and weighs 4.9 ounces. That makes it able to slide into tight pockets, and further the curved back makes it comfortable to hold.

Showing off a 4.3-inch LCD with a WXGA resolution (800 x 480 pixels), the 8XT comes featuring BoomSound audio technology. There is a 1.6 megapixel front camera for video chats, while an 8 megapixel rear snapper with LED flash finds its place at the rear.

A microSD card slot is provided for expanding storage, and the powerhouse of the device is a 1,800mAh battery. The rig is also capable of running versions of many popular mobile apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Netflix.

Reasonably priced at $99.99, the device looks fine despite its prime negatives. The questions is whether you would forget the negatives and look only at the positives. Tell us all about it.

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