The Good Slick, attractive design; Crisp, bright screen; Easy to use software; People hub groups social networks together; Powerful enough for most tasks.
The Bad No microSD card slot; Rival phones have bigger screens and faster chips; App store is barren.
The Bottom Line The HTC 8X, also known as the Windows Phone 8X by HTC, features a slick design, 4.3-inch display and a dual-core processor. The Windows Phone 8 software is enjoyable but doesn't seem to offer much over its Android or iOS rivals.
The HTC 8X is the first phone to land in our hands running the brand-spanking new version of Microsoft's mobile operating system,. The new software brings support for higher screen resolutions and burlier processors to the colourful live tiles of its predecessor. But with an extremely limited app store, does it have what it takes to tackle Apple's iOS and Google's Android?
The 8X -- also known as the Windows Phone 8X by HTC -- boasts a 4.3-inch 720p display, a slim and sleek design and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. It's available from November from £400 SIM-free.
The main reason to be excited about the HTC 8X isn't in the phone itself, but what lies inside it. It's the first phone we've seen running the latest version of Microsoft's mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8.
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