The New HTC 8XT Windows Phone Rocks HTC BoomSound

GearDiary The New HTC 8XT Windows Phone Rocks HTC BoomSound

The HTC 8X is a terrific Windows Phone. I have one in hand and it looks and feels great. The just-announced HTC 8XT takes things up a notch or two and is coming this summer.

GearDiary The New HTC 8XT Windows Phone Rocks HTC BoomSound

The HTC 8XT is one of the first Windows Phone 8 smartphones to be available on the Sprint network and it is the very first to feature dual front-facing stereo speakers. The phone sports great sound thanks to HTC BoomSound, has an advanced camera that incorporates all of HTC’s camera expertise and it has HTC’s now-iconic design.

HTC BoomSound is a big deal. As the company explains, it

delivers dual front-facing stereo speakers and a dedicated amplifier –­ bringing people closer to the music, videos and games they love. In addition, Beats Audio™ integration enables studio-quality sound that delivers thundering bass, soaring midrange and crisp highs.

GearDiary The New HTC 8XT Windows Phone Rocks HTC BoomSound

The camera has similarly fancy technology built-in. The HTC 8XT has an 8-megapixel main camera with autofocus and LED flash and a front-facing 1.6-megapixel camera. Thanks to an f/2.0 aperture on the main camera the phone is able to capture great photos in bright-light and low-light. And it will come as no surprise to those familiar with HTC’s recent phones that it is able to capture multi-shot burst mode and features the ability to shoot video and capture still photos simultaneously.

I loved the HTC One Android phone I reviewed but am pleased to see that hTC is using the same brilliant color, soft-to-the-touch texture and a tapered design that makes the HTC One X such a pleasure to hold and use. The HTC 8XT will be available later this summer for $99. You can learn more here. (And make sure to check out Judie’s eBay Buyer’s Guide to Windows Phones.)


About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.