Launch of Windows 8 phones clearly seems that the future of Android devices is in danger. Gradually, Microsoft’s Windows phone 8 OS is attracting the attention of people from android devices. In the market, you can see competition between Windows 8 phones and it has been started when Nokia launched Lumia phone with Windows 8 features, and the next day of this launch Samsung announced Omnia to give tough fight to Nokia Lumia series. Now, High Tech Computer Corporation (HTC) has partnered with Microsoft to promote its "signature windows phones"- 8X and 8S, which has been finally announced at HTC special event conducted on September 19 in NYC. Just like Nokia Lumia 920, it will be offered with much more bright color that is never offered on any Android and Apple phones. Both mobile devices are expected to release in the UK first at the starting of November.
Once again, mobile casino players can surely figure out what these phones are all about just by looking at their names. Windows Phone 8X and 8S are HTC's high-end and mid-range colorful Windows 8 smartphones. HTC’s new smartphone ranges take the look further with bright color palette, and tapered, super-slim shape. In terms of features, both devices are wrapped with little different features, so with HTC 8X, user will enjoy both front- and rear-facing camera, while with HTC 8S, they will get just rear-facing camera. On the other hand, 8S will come with removable microSD support, while the 8X will not.
The mid-range mobile of HTC, 8S is intended with tapered pillow effects, blending "the virtual and the physical", and the 3D pillow-like design which is based on the Windows Phone Live Tiles. The phone looks much attractive in its list of color choices - Domino Black-White, Atlantic Blue, Fiesta Red and High-Rise Grey-Yellow. It is wrapped with polycarbonate material that means it is bright and vivid in its approach, greatly like the operating system it utilizes. The smaller and flatter size mobile phone contains speakerphones, microSD card slot, together with the micro SIM slot.
The Windows Phone 8S is featured with slightly smaller 4-inch Super LCD touch screen display with 800-by-480-pixel resolution. The phone has 5-megapixel camera wrapped on backside with 720p stereo video recording, flash as well HTC's Image Chip, but there is no font-facing camera for video calling. It is packed with 512MB of RAM, and just 4GB of storage and Qualcomm S4 1GHz dual-core processor for great performance. Even better…enjoy a strong, long-lasting battery through the dual-core processor.
The battery life of the phone is remarkable, which is powered by 1,700mAh battery. For connectivity, it gives Bluetooth, GPS, 2.4GHZ Wi-Fi and FM radio, Beats audio, 4G in the US, 3G in the UK. Software-wise, HTC is not so good. Built-in Beats Audio gives outstanding studio-quality sound for all your entertainment. On your free 7GB SkyDrive account, you can easily access photos, documents, and more.
Obviously, this HTC high-end mobile phone will be much better than HTC mid-range mobile 8S. 8X is HTC’s new flagship Windows Phone handset that comes with new, iconic design which keeps you attached while also reflecting you. Just like 8S, it is wrapped with polycarbonate body that makes it soft to touch and provide grippy texture. It is very low in weight and extremely comfortable to hold. It is available in several color choices - California Blue, Graphite Black, Flame Red and Limelight Yellow. Its unique color choices and a seamless look is enough to catch the attention of mobile enthusiast.
It features an ultra-wide-angle 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.0. The front camera support full HD 1080p video capture. The rear camera is built with 8-megapixel sensor along with HTC's dedicated Image Chip, which is fundamentally a proprietary ISP that enables extra photo trickery, like ultra fast capture times and nonstop shot mode. With its rear camera, you can capture more people in the shot, including you! With ultra-wide-angle front camera, you can capture almost triple area of most other front cameras. The buttons of the camera are fully flush with the body.
Another interesting and most notable feature of the device is its 4.3 inch touch-screen HD display with 720p resolution of 1280 x 720. This provides the display a pixel density of 342ppi, which is much better and higher than Lumia 920, Samsung Galaxy S III and Apple's iPhone 5. It is also expected to come with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage.
HTC 8X is constructed with Beats Audio sound profile that is able to work in all applications and pre-loaded NFC connectivity as well featured with two microphones for noise cancelling duty. The HTC high-end mobile phone is powered by .5GHz dual-core processor. Additionally, it comes with built-in Skype integration, revamped backup system, a data use monitor, color customization options and facility to backup SMS messages.
The main draw-back of the phone is lack of 4G connectivity and microSD card slot to expand the on-board memory. For connectivity, it offers Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n including the 5 GHz band, NFC, FM radio and Bluetooth 4.0. Through its 2.55-volt audio amplifier, it delivers completely clean and better sound via 3.5mm audio jack and speakers. No matter whether you are enjoying music, playing a game or watching a video.
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