HTC 8X, Black 16GB (Verizon Wireless)

HTC 8X, Black 16GB (Verizon Wireless)
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Product Details

  • Sales Rank: #369354 in Wireless Phone
  • Size: 16 GB
  • Color: Black
  • Brand: HTC
  • Model: 8X
  • Released on: 2012-11-15
  • Dimensions: 5.21" h x .40" w x 2.61" l, .29 pounds


  • Display: 4.3-inches
  • Camera: 8-MP
  • Processor Speed: 1.5 GHz
  • OS: Windows Phone 8
  • Weight: 4.7 ounces

Display: 4.3-inches Camera: 8-MP Processor Speed: 1.5 GHz OS: Windows Phone 8 Weight: 4.7 ounces

4.3-inch, 720P HD super LCD2 Corning Gorilla Glass 2 display
(view larger).

8-MP auto focus rear-facing camera with single-LED flash (view larger).
HTC Windows Phone 8X
At a Glance:
  • 4G LTE connectivity

  • Windows Phone 8 OS

  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor

  • 4.3-inch, 720P HD super LCD2 Corning Gorilla Glass 2 display

  • 8 MP auto focus rear-facing camera with single-LED flash + HD capture up to 1080p

  • 16 GB internal memory (actual formatted capacity is less) + 1 GB of DDR2 RAM

  • Assisted GPS E911 and GLONASS

  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz)

  • Bluetooth Version 3.1

  • Corporate/personal e-mail
At a Glance

The Windows Phone 8X by HTC is brilliant yet simple if you are shopping for your first smartphone or looking to be wowed by a new operating system. Running on the new Windows Phone OS, this 4G LTE smartphone is packed with amazing features, starting with an HD screen. Powerful Beats Audio makes your playlist come alive. An extra-wide-angle front camera captures more people in your photos. Three colors (including black and red that are exclusive to Verizon) to pick from. And built-in wireless charging, also exclusive to Verizon, to give you an easier way to power up. Perhaps most distinctive to this Windows Phone OS is its colorful Live Tiles. Create a dynamic Start screen with Live Tiles so you can quickly find out what your friends are up to, along with the latest news, weather and more. You’ll see those updates faster on Verizon’s 4G LTE, the fastest 4G network in America. If you’re looking for something simple yet sophisticated, meet the new Windows Phone 8X by HTC.

Stand out of the crowd with this phone's sleek design and high-resolution 341 ppi display. The Windows Phone 8X by HTC reflects the cool, clean look of Live Tiles, with an exterior and interface in perfect harmony. Its bold, distinctive, new design is super slim at the edge for an even more comfortable fit in your hand. And the next-generation Gorilla Glass 2 screen is tough, lightweight, and scratch-resistant.

Enhanced Photography and Music

The Windows Phone 8X has an amazing front-facing camera with HTC ImageChip. ImageChip allows you to take perfect pictures in almost any conditions with minimized blurrienss and sharp, true-to-life colors. Even in low light, the light-pulling f/2.0 aperture lens and backside sensor illumination helps make your pictures bright. You can take great photos easily with a dedicated button, which means your camera is one press away. The wide-angle front camera captures more in self- portraits and video chats. Another feature of the Windows Phone 8X is Beats Audio, which belts out studio-quality sound. Hear deep bass, crisp vocals and detailed high notes. There is also a built-in headset amp, which means more power and bigger sound with less distortion and noise. The built-in speaker amp boosts speaker performance for maximum loudness and bass. Beats Audio enhances all the audio on your phone including Xbox Music.

Connect to your Social Media

Post pictures to Facebook faster than ever. Go from shooting to sharing in seconds, with one-touch tagging and auto-uploading built in. And with the People Hub, you can bring all your social media together. Some phones make you jump between Facebook, Twitter, Outlook, and all your other apps to keep up. On the Windows Phone 8X you can see and respond to everyone's updates, chats, calls, messages, even photo uploads, all in one place.

For All Your Business Needs

Office Mobile is built in to the Windows Phone 8X so you can access, edit, and share Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents and OneNote notebooks with anyone. And all the security and privacy of this phone will provide peace of mind by protecting your information. Every single app is scanned by Microsoft to help protect you from malware. It supports device encryption (it is enabled with Microsoft Exchange Server or mobile device management server only).

Advanced Features

Windows Phone OS is simple and distinctive. The new operating system helps you customize your Start screen with Live Tiles and apps that are important to you, such as friends’ social feeds and the weather. Wireless charging is a Verizon exclusive feature: it’s easier to charge this smartphone without wires (charging pad sold separately). The Windows Phone 8X has attentive settings which make your phone ring louder when it’s in your pocket or purse and quieter when it’s in your hands. The two additional colors of this phone, black and red, are available only for Verizon customers.

What's in the Box

Windows Phone 8X by HTC, Preinstalled 3FF SIM, Wall/USB charger, SIM tray removal tool, Quick start guide, Global support brochure, Product safety & warranty guide

Vital Statistics

The Windows Phone 8X by HTC measures 5.21 x 2.61 x 0.40 inches and weighs 4.66 ounces.

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network allows you to download photos, apps, and games in seconds and entire movies in minutes. LTE (or Long Term Evolution provides significantly increased upload and download speeds over 3G networks, as well as significantly reduced latency (or lag time). Verizon Wireless expects 4G LTE average data rates to be 5-12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2-5 Mbps on the uplink in real-world, loaded network environments.

With these blazing fast speeds, you'll be able to stream HD movies without the annoyance of constant pauses to buffer the video stream--as well as quickly download HD-quality movies right to your phone in minutes. Additionally, you'll be able to download a new song file in about 4 seconds or upload a photo to your favorite social networking site in about 6 seconds.

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE mobile broadband network will also redefine the mobile office for business users. Business applications that used to require wired networks will be untethered forever, allowing you maximized productivity and efficiency while you're out of the confines of your office. Enhanced security lets you tap into most VPN networks with less waiting, and faster responsiveness enables you to upload 10 MB presentations back to your team in less than 25 seconds.

In areas serviced only by 3G, you can expect download speeds of 600 Kbps to 1.4 Mbps and upload speeds of 500 to 800 Kbps in Mobile Broadband coverage area.

Windows Phone 8

Meet the first phone powered by you.

In a world full of smartphones, Windows Phone is different because it’s powered by you with the people and things you care about. It's as personal and unique as you are, because of Live Tiles – amazing little tiles that you can pin to your Start screen and arrange your way, and they deliver what’s happening with the people and apps you love right to your Start screen. Plus it’s built for peace of mind because every single app is tested for malware before you download it. It also works with Windows so you can access your documents and pictures from virtually anywhere with SkyDrive. Come meet your Windows Phone, and see why the phone you bring to life is as unique as you are.

Live Tiles and Live Apps

Your stuff at a glance. Only Windows Phone has Live Tiles and Live Apps that give you real-time updates on everything you care about right on your Start screen.

Apps from the Windows Phone Store. Wi-Fi access or data connection required; carrier fees apply

People Hub and Rooms

Bring your contacts to life. Now your Facebook, Outlook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Skype and other contacts are accessible in People Hub. Instantly call, text, email or contact them using Skype all from the same place.

Kid’s Corner

Go ahead, let the kids play. Children love playing with your phone. Sometimes it's games. Sometimes it's the phone settings. Sometimes it's emails to your boss. Kid's Corner gives kids access to only the apps and features you choose. So you can be sure they're playing Angry Birds and not emailing your angry boss.


Your stuff goes wherever you go. With SkyDrive all your photos, Word docs, Excel spread sheets and PowerPoint presentations are backed up and accessible virtually everywhere including Windows Phone. SkyDrive comes with 7 GB of free storage space.

Wi-Fi access or data connection required; carrier fees apply.

Xbox Music

Your music the moment you want it. With an Xbox Music Pass, your songs, albums and even your playlists are instantly accessible across your devices. No matter which one you downloaded the music to.

Compatible devices and internet access required; carrier fees apply. Xbox Music Pass sold separately. On Xbox 360, content is streaming only and also requires an Xbox LIVE Gold membership (sold separately). See

Camera and Lenses

Point, shoot and share in an instant. Your Windows Phone lets you take and share pictures faster than ever to your friends and social sites like Facebook. Moving from standby to shooting and sharing take seconds, so you never miss a moment. Add personal creativity to your shots with Lenses, directly within your camera, no app needed.


  • Ultra-fast 4G connectivity via Verizon's network
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go
  • Mobile Hotspot capable enabling you to connect to up to eight devices--from tablets to gaming devices--to the phone's 4G cellular connection via Wi-Fi
  • Preloaded VZ Navigator for navigation and location services
  • Bluetooth profiles supported Headset, Hands Free, Serial Port, Stereo, Audio/Video Remote Control, Generic Audio/Video Distribution, Advanced Audio Distribution, Audio/Video Control Transport, Object Push ProfileObject Push (Vcard, Music, Album, Cal – Push only), Phone Book Access Profile
  • Bluetooth connectivity (version 3.1)


  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor speeds up everything--from playing games to watching shows to opening files from work
  • 4.3-inch, 720P HD super LCD2 Corning Gorilla Glass 2 display with 341 ppi
  • Preinstalled 3FF SIM card


  • Capacity 1800 mAh, non-removable
  • Usage time up to 15 hours
  • Standby time up to 12.5 days

Communications & Internet

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 for accessing real websites
  • Text (SMS) and picture/video (MMS) messaging with threaded feature
  • Access to popular instant messaging services
  • Personal and work e-mail supports Microsoft Exchange, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, Window Live Hotmail, POP3/IMAP


  • 8-MP rear-facing camera with auto focus and single-LED flash
  • f/2.0 aperture lens, backside sensor illumination for low light performance, and the exclusive HTC ImageChip which allows continuous shooting for up to 20 images
  • 2.1-MP front camera with 88° ultra-wide-angle lens with improved low light performance
  • HD 1080p video recording


  • Music player compatible with AMR, AAC, WAV, WMA, MP3 and enhanced by Beats Audio
  • Video playback video decode – H.263: 3gp, .3g2, H.264: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .m4v, Mpeg4: 3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .m4v, VC1/WMV: .wmv. video encode – H.264: .mp4, VC1: .wm
  • Photo sharing with Facebook, Twitter, SkyDrive, and more


  • 16 GB internal memory (actual formatted capacity is less)
  • 1 GB of DDR2 RAM

More Features

  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Speakerphone for hands-free communication
  • Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, email, chat
  • NFC Tap and Share with other NFC-enabled devices; Tap and Pair with compatible NFC-enabled Bluetooth accessories

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
4An awesome phone.
By John
I just received this phone today so I only have a few hours of usage. But, I am so impressed with this phone I decided to write a quick review.

I have been a Blackberry user for the past six years. My wife has an iPhone and all of my coworkers have Samsung Galaxy's and iPhones. So, even though my own phone is antiquated, I have seen the newest, most popular phones out there.

I was torn between a Samsung and a Windows Phone. I decided to go with a Windows Phone mainly because I wanted something different from the iPhone/Android systems. I read many reviews on Amazon on various Windows Phone devices. I finally decided on the HTC 8X.

My phone arrived today and I am blown away by the quality and innovation of this thing. I purchased this phone on Amazon without ever seeing it in person. So, my biggest fear was that I might have purchased a sub-par phone that iPhone/Android users would laugh at me.

But, after using this phone for the past few hours, I am already addicted to it. It is beautiful. The phone itself is solidly constructed. It doesn't feel like some MS/HTC afterthought. It feels like a well thought-out design.

The Windows Phone Metro user interface is beautiful. The tiles are a great innovation and makes iPhone look like an Atari 2600.

The screen is gorgeous. Yes, it is not as big as some Samsung phones, but the resolution is crisp and clear. This phone actually fits in your pocket. A few Samsung owners I know have admitted that the phone is a bit too big to carry around.

As for apps, this Windows Phone has plenty. It may not have Angry Birds (I didn't actually check) but if you want that, this phone is not for you anyway. Here's some apps I already installed:
Audible Books

For maps, there is Bing Map. It works great. I already use Bing Map on my desktop so no adjustment to something new there.

I'll add more as I continue to use this phone but I just wanted to share my initial impression of Wow!

Day two update:
I tried out the sound system today. Holy cow this sounds great. Not sure about the "Beats Audio" feature. It seems that it simply bumps up the treble and bass. So that is a bit gimmicky. But there is no denying the high quality of the sound. It sounds way better than my iPod.

I have a Win 8 desktop. This phone easily syncs with my Outlook account and my Amazon music library.

What I am still trying to figure out is texting photos and movies in WiFi-only mode. I'd rather not use my cellular data connection to text images but I haven't been able to figure out how to send those things on WiFi. I need to turn on my data connection in order to send/receive images via texting.

A few days ago, my screen developed two flickering horizontal lines about 2/3 of the way down the screen. Then, a day after that developed, the entire bottom half of the screen became unusable. It altered between flickering and just being frozen. I pushed down on the bottom portion of the screen and that problem went away but I still have a few lines 2/3 down that flicker. It is a shame because the screen was so beautiful before that problem occurred. I'm debating whether or not to return this thing. A search online shows a lot of people having issues with lines appearing on HTC phones so what would a replacement phone accomplish?

On the plus side, I really love the Windows Phone 8 operating system. Microsoft has done a fantastic job.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Best Phone I've Owned!
By KrissainWA
I never thought I would love a phone more than my beloved iPhone 4S but was on the fence about upgrading to the iPhone 5 for $199.00. Why? I was simply bored with the iPhone and didn't feel the 5 was worthy of shelling out the upgrade money for. I've also owned a few Android phones in the past so I was open minded when I went shopping for a new phone. I chose the HTC Windows 8X in Black and here's the top reasons why:

1. I was bored with iOS and android. The 8x offered a whole new system to experience.
2. Incredibly easy to use and set up.
3. It's not a huge phone. This phone is sleek and light weight but offers a larger screen than my old iPhone 4S.
4. I love the live tiles and how they offer status notifications.
5. The display is simply gorgeous. Bright and beautiful. Be prepared for people to ask what phone you are using.
6. This phone is FAST. It literally blows my iPhone out of the water in speed between screens, task etc....
7. Wireless charging. Works perfectly on my Nokia DT-900 wireless charger. Super handy to be able to just set it down.
8. Practically free! 0.01 right now on Amazon to upgrade.

All my contacts, pictures and iTunes music transferred with ease over to the 8X using the Windows phone app available in Apple's app store. Speaking of apps..... All the apps I needed and used; Facebook, Words with Friends, Netflix, Pinterest etc....were all available on the Windows App store. The phone also Bluetooth paired without ease and without issues to my Uconnect system in my SUV. It does not allow the voice to text feature to work on Uconnect because the 8X doesn't support MAP, but neither did my iPhone so it wasn't a loss. The camera takes great pictures. I did discover that by default the camera is set to 6MP and you have to change the setting to 8MP if you want better quality pictures. Battery life has been just as good as my iPhone 4S after making some tweaks to applications and syncing options. Call quality is fine.

My only minor gripe is the power button on top which is difficult to feel.

I'd highly recommend this phone to first time smartphone users and existing users who are looking for something new and fresh. I'd also recommend checking out the app store before buying to make sure your can't live without apps are available.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Solid smartphone, long live live tiles!
By Michael Reiter
I've owned the iPhone (3GS, 4S) and Samsung Galaxy S3 and wasn't incredibly happy with either (the S3 was a terrible device) I decided to next go with the young up and comer, Windows Phone 8. It's been several months of ownership so far and I'm not regretting my purchase at all. Functionally the device is great, very easy to use and navigate. Aesthetically it's very solid, it fits in my hands much better than the S3 and I can operate it with one hand. The problems I've run into are network connection specific, I sometimes need to turn airplane mode on/off to re-establish the connection. This is nothing new to me as the S3, and iPhone gave me the same trouble. The only area that WP8 falls flat is the app store, but fortunately for me I'm not really interested in the majority of apps. I recommend this phone.

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