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HTC 8X Verizon CPO GSM Unlocked Smartphone
With a curved back and shaped glass front, this smartphone’s polished, tailored look has a bit of personality. The 4.3” 720p HD screen lights up with the Windows Phone 8 operating system’s signature Live Tiles, which you can choose and resize to whatever information and apps you deem most important. The tiles update in real time, keeping you apprised of the weather, what your friends are up to, calendar events, or whatever else you’ve chosen. An 8MP rear camera enhanced by HTC ImageChip takes high-quality snapshots. The wide-angle front camera captures a bigger picture, making it easier to snap group shots at arm’s length or show off how big your tentacles are getting during video chats.
The HTC 8X was well-received by tech reviewers, including Engadget, which wrote that it “combines phenomenal looks, solid construction and high-end specs in a relatively compact and delightfully colorful package.” CNET said it’s “what a Windows phone should be” and praised the “top-of-the-line processor, LTE speeds, and great call quality.”
Windows Phone 8 operating system
Customizable Live Tiles update in real time
4.3” 720p HD screen
4G LTE data
Dual-core S4 processor
8MP rear camera and 2.1MP wide-angle front camera
Beats Audio with high-power amp
NFC supporting Isis
Curved back and shaped glass front
Integrates with Xbox, Windows 8, and SkyDrive
Compatible with Verizon and GSM carriers using 850/900/1900/2100
Shipping was too slow (Way too slow). After I received phone, updated the available firmware and the 3G stopped working. The Data only works on WiFi now. wanted to try a Windows phone. It worked for a couple of days. They should have advised not to update software.
I really liked the phone, but since it was the Verizon version, even though it is an unlocked phone I could not set up mms settings to work with other networks. There is no place to change the mms apn, so if you are wanting to use this phone with a prepaid service, don't count on begin able to have multimedia messages. There is a place to set up the data apn though, so phone calls and internet work fine, and I really did like the design and idea of the windows phone.
I would advise anyone to stay away from product sponsored by service companies, unless you are using the current company. This phone is a Verizon. My carrier is ATT. The ATT towers will work for phone and messaging, it will not support the web. The only web I can use with this phone is Wi-Fi. If I am in an area without Wi-Fi, I have no e-mial or web. This seems to be a good windows phone, unfortunately the advertised "works with other providers" is not quite true.