HTC Windows Phone Series

HTC Windows Phone 8XTProcessor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 225, Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.0 inch, 4.3 inch
Weight: 0.113kg, 0.129kg, 0.2kg
Price: 100, 260, 549 euro
Average Score: 81.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
: - %, performance: 37%, features: 36%, display: 83%
mobility: 97%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 90%


HTC Windows Phone 8X


HTC Windows Phone 8XNotebook: HTC Windows Phone 8X
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 225
Display: 4.3 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.129kg
Price: 549 euro
Links: HTC homepage

Average Score: 93% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)


86% Review HTC Windows Phone 8X Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Windows evolution or revolution? The newest smartphone from HTC is the acid test for Microsoft. A new smartphone featuring interesting looks and hardware fused with the latest Windows Phone 8 operating system. An exciting combination with a lot of potential.
93% HTC Windows Phone 8X
Source: SFT - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 93%


HTC Windows Phone 8S


HTC Windows Phone 8SNotebook: HTC Windows Phone 8S
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.0 inch, 5:3, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.113kg
Price: 260 euro
Links: HTC homepage


86% Review HTC Windows Phone 8S Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Entry-level Windows. A dual-core processor, 512 MB RAM and a 4-inch screen for 260 Euros (~$346). In cooperation with HTC Microsoft tries to pull smartphone users away from the Android and iOS camp. But is Windows Phone 8 with weaker hardware still fast enough and competitive?
HTC Windows Phone 8S
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013


HTC Windows Phone 8XT


HTC Windows Phone 8XTNotebook: HTC Windows Phone 8XT
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.3 inch, 5:3, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 100 euro
Links: HTC homepage
 Windows Phone 8XT (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)


HTC 8XT for Sprint: what's different?
Source: Engadget English
All told, we like the little tweaks HTC has made on the 8XT, and the lack of Sprint branding makes it look even classier. While it doesn't offer the most beautiful display, the remaining aspects of the phone help make up for it in terms of value. It might not be different enough to persuade Android or iOS users to switch.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2013
60% HTC 8XT
Source: Laptop Mag English
Although it looks much the same as the 8X, HTC cut some sharp corners getting the 8XT into the sub-$100 price range, such as equipping it with a subpar display. That it's exclusively paired with Sprint, the nation's smallest LTE carrier, doesn't help either.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%



HTC: A Taiwanese manufacturer known for smartphones, which sells tablet computers as well in a global market.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Qualcomm Adreno 225: Integrated OpenGL ES 2.0 and Direct3D 9_3 capable graphics card.

Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Qualcomm Snapdragon:

S4 Plus MSM8260A: High-end dual-core Krait based SoC that includes a Adreno 225 GPU.

S4 Plus MSM8227: Mid-range, 28nm Dual Core SoC clocked at 1.0 Ghz for Smartphones.

S4 Plus MSM8930: High-end dual-core Krait based SoC that includes a Adreno 305 GPU.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.113 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

0.2 kg:

81.25%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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» Nokia Lumia 720
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Devices with the same GPU

» Kazam Tornado 348
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.8", 0.1 kg
» Asus ZenFone 5 LTE
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.0", 0.145 kg
» Microsoft Lumia 730
unknown, 4.7", 0.13 kg
» Sony Xperia Style
Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, 5.3", 0.148 kg
» LG Optimus G
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.0", 0.134 kg
» LG G Pad 8.0 V480
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 8.0", 0.338 kg
» LG G3 Beat
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.0", 0.137 kg
» Sony Xperia C3
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.5", 0.15 kg
» Nokia Lumia 735
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.7", 0.134 kg
» Nokia Lumia 830
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.0", 0.15 kg
» Sony Xperia E3
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.5", 0.144 kg
» Motorola Moto G2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 5.0", 0.15 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Active
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 8.0", 0.32 kg
» Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.8", 0.147 kg
» HTC One Remix
unknown, 4.5", 0.14 kg
» Sony Xperia T3
Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, 5.3", 0.148 kg
» LG G Pad 7.0
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 7.0", 0.293 kg
» LG G Pad 10.1
Snapdragon 400 APQ8026, 10.1", 0.512 kg
» BlackBerry Z3
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230, 5.0", 0.164 kg
» Archos 50 Helium 4G
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Sony Xperia M2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.8", 0.149 kg
» Huawei Ascend G6 4G
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.115 kg
» HTC Desire 816
Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, 5.5", 0.165 kg
» HTC Desire 610
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.7", 0.143 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-08-13)