Last week we were expecting a triumvirate of Windows Phone 8 from HTC, but apparently it’s just a tandem as the company formally unveils the HTC 8X and the HTC 8S.
So it seems that the rumors didnâ€™t quite get their arms around their information because besides the lack of an alleged entry level WP8 device in the form of 8V, they also got some of the specs of both the 8X and 8S wrong. So why donâ€™t we take a step back and see the official specs of both the HTC 8X and 8S.
Judging from the specs alone, we can safely say that the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 has the upper hand against these two HTC WP8 smartphones. Of course, price will also play a big factor in the marketability of these phones, but weâ€™d have to wait for the official launch for us to know to that.
The new Lumias and HTC 8 series handsets shares something in common, theyâ€™re all vibrantly colored. As far as we know the HTC 8X and 8S will be available in 4 color variants, but there’s a chance that there could be more. It’s Limelight Yellow, Flame Red, California Blue and Graphite Black for the 8X while Atlantic Blue, Fiesta Red, High-Rise Grey-Yellow and Domino Black-White for the 8S.
All is not lost for the HTC 8V, if ever there is one, because HTC may still consider making a WP8 for the budget conscious market just like what Nokia did with the Lumia 610. But that’s the least of HTC’s worries for now as theyâ€™ll have to pull a rabbit out of the hat to make the 8X and 8S standout against the better equipped Nokia Lumia 920 and 820.
guys, it would really look like Nokia Lumia because its also a Windows Phone using Windows Mobile OS. We here in Microsoft are the one giving out instructions to manufacturers on what design to use to get a uniform look with all version through different makers.
Yes, It look like Nokia Lumia.. 8S is good compare to 8X
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Rofl. Nokia is the Windows Phone authority. Who would buy these ?
why would anyone buy this? no pureview technology
lalamunin lang ‘to ng Nokia
Di ko maintindihan ang Nokia at HTC, kung bakit pinagkakaitan nila ng expandable memory ang mga highend phones nila.
it’s also a 2.1mp ff cam not 1.2mp.
Hi Ronnie. For the HTC 8X, it has a 2.1 megapixel front camera. :)
Thanks for this (ff camera). We’ll update the post accordingly.
Regarding the expandable storage, other sites are claiming that it doesn’t while others do. For now we’ll stick with our statement unless proven otherwise.
8x has expandable storage via microsd fyi.
oh Sweet 16 huh? even Lumia has 32
Yup its has a small battery but windows os consume less battery compare to their counterparts.
305??? the lower speced 8S has abetter GPU?
uhh-ohh, looks like lumia clones!?
Looks like a lumia..
andreno 305 LOL