HTC’s flagship Windows Phone 8X device is now available from as little as £350, excluding a compulsory £10 top-up from mobile phone operator Three. The handset was only released a few weeks ago, alongside the HTC Windows Phone 8S, and is pitted against the Nokia Lumia 920 which costs around 40 per cent more.
The 8X comes with Beats Audio technology with an “exclusive” bult-in amplifier, an eight-megapixel camera with ImageSense technology, a front-facing one paired with an ultra-wide-angle lens that covers twice the image area of a classic model, full HD video recording and a 4.3in 1,280 x 720 pixel resolution.
It has 1GB of RAM, is powered by a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon system-on-chip, the MSM8960, which is clocked at 1.5GHz. The handset boasts nearly eight hours talk time and runs on Windows Phone 8. At 130g and measuring only 10.1mm thick, it is also thinner and lighter than its main competition, the Lumia 920.
HTC is also giving away a free Windows 8 Pro upgrade to Three customers who get the smartphone on a two-year deal and already own Windows XP or later. Check out our review of the HTC Windows Phone 8X.