Bell is the second Canadian carrier to launch the HTC 8X after Rogers. The former now offers the 16GB version for as low as $50/€40 with new three-year agreements.That’s $50/€40 cheaper than Rogers’ price. Customers who do not wish to commit to a long-term contract can grab the HTC 8X for $600/€470 upfront. Check it out here.
HTC 8X is one of the first Windows Phone 8 devices launched on the market. For the time being, the smartphone seems to be the only competitor to Nokia Lumia 920, though the latter is superior in all aspects.
“It runs on the new Windows Phone 8 operating system, with Live Tiles that let you see everything that's happening in your life with a single glance. It's also equipped with Beats Audio to deliver authentic and rich sound,” Bell states on the phone’s page.
The smartphone is equipped with a powerful 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon built on Krait architecture, which is accompanied by an Adreno 225 GPU and 1GB of RAM.
This is the same hardware configuration as the Nokia Lumia 920, but these are the only things the two smartphones have in common, besides the operating system of course.
HTC 8X comes with 16GB of internal memory and 7GB of free cloud storage via SkyDrive. Sadly, the phone does not feature microSD card slot for memory expansion.
Another strong point of the smartphone is the 4.3-inch Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen display that supports HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution, and features Corning Gorilla Glass 2 coating.
The device also boasts an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording, as well as a secondary 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.
Last but not least, HTC 8X comes with full support for Bell’s LTE network, and also features HSPA+, Wi-Fi, built-in GPS and Bluetooth 3.1 with EDR.