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HTC Windows Phone 8X

Posted on the 04 November 2012 by Mirchimart

 

Overview

It is earlier announced earlier last month. It is the HTC's  first Windows Phone 8 handsets. The 8X has a beautiful unibody design that makes use of polycarbonate like the One X, but combines this elegance with the power of a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5Ghz, 16GB of internal memory, 1GB RAM, a 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 panel with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels and a large 1,800 mAh battery.HTC India, said:

“Windows Phone has clearly emerged as one of the top mobile ecosystems and is competitive against any other smartphone platform in the world. We are confident that the iconic design and incredible innovation of the Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S by HTC will help consumers fully realize the potential and lifestyle benefits offered by these smartphones.”

Press Release:

HTC AND MICROSOFT UNVEIL FIRST SIGNATURE WINDOWS PHONES

New Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC to be available through more than 150 mobile operators globally

NEW YORK, 19th September, 2012 - HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, and Microsoft today unveiled the first signature Windows Phones, the stunning Windows® Phone 8X and 8S by HTC®. The smartphones feature the new Windows Phone 8 operating system and boast iconic design, studio-quality sound with Beats Audio™ and incredible camera capabilities.

 

"Pairing HTC's beautiful new Windows Phone 8X and 8S with our brand is a big milestone for both companies," said Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft. "Together we are offering customers a clear choice and a truly unique experience. I'm thrilled to take our longstanding partnership to the next level."

 

"We've been inspired by Windows Phone 8 to create new smartphones that give the platform the iconic design and personality it deserves," said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. "Windows Phone has clearly emerged as one of the top mobile ecosystems and is competitive against any other smartphone platform in the world."

 

Iconic Design The only phone with Live Tiles, Windows Phone has a clear, differentiated vision and the consumer experience has been widely recognized as being groundbreaking, innovative and fresh. HTC created the Windows Phone 8X and 8S to blend the virtual and the physical utilizing a three dimensional, pure uni-body design based on the Windows Phone Live Tiles. The Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC are perfectly sculpted with a dramatic taper making them feel magically thin in your hand.

 

Because color is such an integral part of the Windows Phone experience, HTC is bringing bold, sophisticated and adventurous colors in a premium matte finish to these devices. The Windows Phone 8X will come in a variety of colors including California Blue, Graphite Black, Flame Red and Limelight Yellow. The Windows Phone 8S by HTC will be available in Domino, Fiesta Red, Atlantic Blue and High-Rise Gray.

 

Capture and share your world For the first time, HTC is introducing a 2.1mp, f/2.0 aperture, 88° ultra-wide angle front-facing camera that allows up to four people and more to be captured at once. It also supports 1080p video capture. The rear camera sports an 8mp CMOS sensor with backside-illumination (BSI) for improved low-light performance, along with an f/2.0 aperture, 28mm lens and a dedicated imaging chip. A physical shutter button makes it quick and easy to capture spontaneous action, even if the phone is locked.

 

Spectacular Sound with Beats Audio Exclusively available on HTC smartphones, Beats Audio provides authentic, studio-quality sound that delivers the spirit of the original recording. The Windows Phone 8X by HTC featuring Beats Audio also offers a unique audio amplifier powering the 3.5mm audio jack and the speaker, boosting the audio signal for even better sound no matter if you're listening to music, playing a game or watching a video.

 

Brilliant Display The Windows Phone 8X by HTC features a beautiful, 4.3" HD-resolution super LCD 2 screen protected from everyday bumps and scrapes by lightweight Gorilla® Glass 2, while optical lamination reduces reflections and glare, ensuring you see every detail. The Windows Phone 8S by HTC boasts a bright super LCD 4" screen with Gorilla® Glass, allowing users to see the Windows Phone Live Tiles, and every message and photo, with crystal clarity and sparkling color.

 

Entertainment With the Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC people can carry their favorite music, movies and photos with them wherever they go. With the Windows Phone Store and Xbox Live, it is easier than ever to enjoy the latest video, music and games on the move.

 

Availability The Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC will be available beginning in November. Available through more than 150 carriers in 50+ countries, the Windows Phone 8X or 8S by HTC will be available from the world's top carriers including: United States: AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. Europe: Orange, O2 Telefonica, MTS, Three UK, T-Mobile, and Vodafone Asia-Pacific: Chunghwa Telecom, Optus, Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (Singtel), Smartone, Telstra and Vodafone Australia.

 

Specs

DESIGN

  • Device type: Smart phone
  • OS: Windows Phone 8
  • Dimensions: 5.21 x 2.61 x 0.40 (132.3 x 66.2 x 10.1 mm)
  • Weight: 4.59 oz (130 g), the average is 4.1 oz (116 g)

DISPLAY

  • Physical size: 4.30 inches
  • Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Pixel density: 342 ppi
  • Technology: S-LCD 2
  • Colors: 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen: Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features: Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

BATTERY

  • Capacity:  1800 mAh

HARDWARE

  • System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
  • Processor:  Dual core, 1500 MHz, Krait
  • Graphics processor: Adreno 225
  • System memory: 1024 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage: 16 GB

CAMERA

  • Camera: 8 megapixels
    • Flash: LED
    • Aperture size:F2.0
    • Features: Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Auto focus, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder: 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features: Video calling
  • Front-facing camera: 2 megapixels

MULTIMEDIA

Music player: 

  • Filter by: Album, Artist, Playlists
  • Features: Album art cover, Background playback, Beats Audio
  • Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker

INTERNET BROWSING

  • Browser: Internet Explorer 10
  • Built-in online services support: Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa, Twitter

TECHNOLOGY

  • CDMA: 800, 1900 MHz
  • GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS: 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE: 700 MHz Class 17, 1700/2100 MHz
  • Data: LTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A
  • Positioning: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation: Turn-by-turn navigation

PHONE FEATURES

CONNECTIVITY

  • Bluetooth: 3.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz
  • USB: USB 2.0
    • Connector: microUSB
    • Features: Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other: NFC, Computer sync, OTA sync

OTHER FEATURES

  • Notifications: Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Compass
  • Hearing aid compatibility: M3, T3, Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

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News

Best Android Phones In The Price Range Of 10k-15k In India

By MirchiMart on September 9, 2012

These days Android is gaining too much attention because of several reasons. But I think people prefer Android Phones because they are Smartphones, customization options and inexpensive. Are you planning to buy an Android Phone? Here are some of the Best Android Phones in the Price Range of 10k-15k in India.

 

Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830samsung galaxy ace

  • 5 MP auto focus with LED Camera
  • 3.5 inches Capacitive touchscreen display
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 800 MHz processor
  • 3.5 mm headset jack
  • 3G HSDPA connectivity
  • 1350 mAh battery
  • Wi-Fi and AGPS navigation

With all these features, Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 is priced at INR 11,590. We would recommend this mobile phone and it’s a straight pick to get the taste of high end smartphones. You can buy Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 from Mirchimart only for  INR 11181. You can even checkout Galaxy S III from Mirchimart.

Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus S7500Samsung GALAXY ACE PLUS S7500

Its the upgraded version of Galaxy Ace S5830. It features:

  • 5 MP Camera
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 1 GHz Processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 3 GB Internal Memory
  • Expandable up to 32 GB
  • 114.5 x 62.5 x 11.2 mm
  • 115 g
  • WiFI, 3G and A GPS support

This phone is launched after Galaxy Ace 2 with a new processor and other additional changes. It is a good choice and Galaxy Ace 2 costs INR 15093 at Mirchimart.

Sony Xperia Mini ProSony Ericsson xperia mini pro

  • HD Video Recording With 5MP Camera
  • Facebook Integration
  • 1 GHZ Processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • Timescape UI
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Expandable up to 32 GB
  • 92 x 53 x 18 mm
  • 136 g

It is an excellent choice if we compare specs but it lacks screen size. It is available in India for INR 12000. Anyone going to buy this one?

HTC ChaCha

Yes, you got it right, it’s the Facebook Phone from HTC. HTC ChaCha brings different typing experience for Android users as it consists of a QWERTY Keyboard with TC Sense UI. Have a look at Specs:

htc chacha in india

  • 2.6-inch capacitive touchscreen
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 480 x 320 pixel resolution
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi
  • GPS with A-GPS support
  • Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, USB 2.0
  • 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash
  • Secondary VGA camera
  • Memory expandable up to 32GB
  • 3.5 mm handset jack

It is priced for INR 10699 from Mirchimart in India. You can even check out reviews of HTC One V and HTC One X.

HTC Desire Chtc desir c

  • 3.5 inch Display
  • 320 x 480 pixel LCD screen
  • 600MHz Single Core Processor
  • 5 Megapixel Camera
  • Android 4.0
  • Sense 4 UI
  • 25 GB of Dropbox space

HTC Desire C only lacks processor but it handles all processes very simply. It’s the only phone from trusted manufacturers which runs on Android 4.0 Ice cream Sandwich in 10K-15K price range in India. You can buy it for INR 11899 from our store. Here’s HTC Desire VC which was released recently with better features than this.

Which one are you going to buy, please share your choice via comment. If you have another phone which is good within 10k-15k then do let us know via comment.

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Top Dual Sim Android Phones

By MirchiMart on August 11, 2012

With so many choices available in the market, it is often difficult for a person to find a perfect smartphone. In the market, there is very big competition for Smartphones and now according to the needs of the users the companies made Dual sim phones which are becoming very popular. Here we suggest a few good Dual Sim Android Mobiles for you.

 

HTC Desire VC

HTC Windows Phone 8XHTC has launched a new dual-SIM capable Android smartphone in India which has the same specifications as the Desire V, but with dual-SIM CDMA and GSM capabilities. It has a 4-inch WVGA display, 1GHZ processor, 512MB of RAM, runs Android 4.0 ICS and is powered by a 1GHz processor. We had earlier presented you with a review of HTC Desire VC. This Android Smartphone is priced at Rs. 21,999.

Go buy this at MicrchiMart

 

Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos

HTC Windows Phone 8XSamsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 is a GSM only Dual Sim Android smartphone. This duos features 3.5 inch capacitive touch screen with 320*480 pixel screen resolution. Running on Android Gingerbread OS, this smartphone sports 5MP primary camera with auto focus. It is powered by 832 MHz processor and has Li-ion 1300 mAh battery. It is available for ₹11,599.
Buy this phone at MirchiMart

 

 HTC DESIRE V (Dual-SIM)

HTC Windows Phone 8XThe first dual-SIM Android smartphone from HTC, HTC Desire V, powered by Android 4.0, 1GHz Qualcomm processor and boasts a 4-inch WVGA display. It also offers dual-SIM with dual standby. The smartphone allows the use of 3G to one SIM card and GPRS support to the second SIM. The phone is also loaded with Beats Audio support and Sense 4.0. It has FM radio, 512 MB RAM, 4GB internal, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD. It is available for ₹21,444.
Buy at MirchiMart 

 

Motorola Defy Mini

HTC Windows Phone 8XMotorola came with the Defy Mini in the market of Dual Sim phones. Motorola’s Defy Mini is powered with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with 3 MP primary camera  with 3.2-inch TFT Screen. The phone is also loaded with features like water resistance. It has 512 RAM and 512MB ROM. All these features are available in the Motorola Defy Mini at just ₹10799.
Buy at MirchiMart 

 

Samsung GALAXY Y PRO DUOS

HTC Windows Phone 8XThe Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos B5512 has beautifully integrated both style and functionality to fulfill the aspirations of new age professionals. This is a bar-shaped mobile phone that comes fitted with a QWERTY keypad and a touchscreen to let you opt for the most convenient medium of interaction. The dual standby SIM Samsung phone runs Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system on 832 MHz processor to reduce the response time and to efficiently take on multi-tasking. The Galaxy Y Pro reflects graphics and images on a 2.6 inch TFT LCD screen that supports a WQVGA resolution of 320 x 240 pixels at a very affordable price. It available for ₹9,199.
Buy at MirchiMart

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What is HTC Sense?

By MirchiMart on July 25, 2012

HTC Sense is mainly defined as the Sense Organ for HTC Smartphones with a mixture of applications, add ons  and services to the Android and Windows Phone operating system. It transforms the Mobile to a SuperMobile by enhancing widgets, apps and customizes them to a deep level. The HTC Sense debuted as TouchFLO 3D on Android powered HTC Hero on June 24, 2009.

 

HTC introduced various new Versions of HTC Sense which Include:

  • Espresso Sense
  • Original Sense
  • Sense 1.0
  • Sense 2.0 / 2.1
  • Sense 3.0
  • Sense 3.5 / 3.6
  • Sense 4

HTC Sense 4.0 is the latest version of HTC Sense and it currently powers HTC One X (XL), HTC One S , HTC One V, HTC Evo 4G LTE, HTC Desire C, HTC Desire V and HTC Desire VC. Phones like HTC Explorer, HTC Rezound, HTC Rhyme, HTC Sensation XL, HTC Sensation, etc run on HTC Sense 3.6. There’s great difference between both the versions as everything has changed from Notification bar to Lock Screen. Check out the video to find difference between both Sense 4.0 and Sense 3.6:

The apps on HTC Sense mostly loved by users are: HTC Likes, HTC Watch, HTC Weather, Mail, Messages, Music, My Shelf, Navigate, News, People, Photo Album, Photo Frame, Pictures, Plurk, Search anywhere, Settings, Sync All, Stocks, Peep, Clocks, Friend Stream and Many More. HTC States HTC Sense as:

To make the experience of using an HTC smartphone easier and more enjoyable than any other smartphone. Complete with more robust visuals, more apps and more widgets.

In simple world it flips or transforms your simple smartphone into Super smartphone.

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HTC’s ‘Unique’ Tablet Teased

By MirchiMart on July 16, 2012

HTC is going to revamp its Tablet portfolio by introducing a new Unique Tablet which is currently under curtains. HTC is going to try something unique through their new tablet. HTC wants to gain some reputation in the Tablet market where Apple, Motorola, Samsung and Asus are big players. HTC already had burned coal in this Tablet fireplace when they launched HTC Jetstream and Flyer back last year but these didn’t even compete with the other Android Tablets and iPad.

 

In order to gain some space, HTC is coming back to Tablet market this year with some uniqueness. HTC spokesperson to PC Advisor stated that: 

Although there’s no release date for this mystery tablet yet, we were told that the firm would wait until it had something unique to offer. HTC is developing the tablet and will make sure it has a unique selling point.

HTC is going to compete with Google Nexus 7, rumored iPad Mini and Kindle Fire 2 tablets.

HTC needs to put some extra effort to gain some space on the pie chart of Tablet distribution companies over the world. There’s nothing more from HTC’s side on the tablet. Pricing and other launching or announcement dates are still unknown. So guys what’s the screen size you want from this tablet?

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Samsung Galaxy S III V/S HTC One X

By MirchiMart on June 11, 2012

Lots of people have many queries when they buy products so to ease out their work we compare Samsung Galaxy S III with HTC  One X. The two flagships have a lot in common – both run heavily customized ICS on quad-core CPUs and pack huge 720p displays. There’s more to these droids though – each tries to squeeze every drop of known technology. So lets begin with

 

Design:

HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S III are nearly identical as far as Design is concerned. Samsung and HTC have always had two completely different approaches regarding the design of their handsets. Usually Samsung have never really paid attention to those expensive materials that can make your phone feel like a tank, the HTC have clearly been big fans of crafting devices that look better, and last longer. The dimensions of HTC One X is 134.4 x 69.9, while the Galaxy S III is just a bit bigger at 136.6 x 70.6mm. Handling of galaxy S III is better and smooth in comparison to HTC One X. HTC One X body is developed by using plastic and Galaxy S III comes with poly carbonate body. Both phones outer shield is deteriorating as according to reports. Samsung Galaxy S III is loosing its shine and Colour while HTC One X’s is getting out pulp of its fabricates.

Hardware:

Both the Phones HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S III phones are beasts in respect of Hardware. These phones have best Hardware from devices which are running Android. Samsung Galaxy S III comes with Quad Core Exynos 4412 processor with cloaking at 1.4 GHZ with 1GB of RAM (Dual Core Processor in North America with 2 GB of RAM and Korea is the only country to get Quad Core Processor with 2 GB of RAM both). Coming onto HTC One X it is powered by 1.5 GHZ Tegra 3 SoC with 1 GB of RAM. HTC One x have only 32 GB variant while Galaxy S III have 16, 32 and 64 GB variants. Both the phones runs smoothly. According to AnTuTu And Nenmark Benchmark results HTC One X Scores are 11024 and 47,4 respectively. While eyeing on to Galaxy S III its scores 12016 and 58,6 respectively. HTC One X does not have microSD slot while Galaxy S III have it.

Software:

Samsung Galaxy S III runs on Android’s latest version Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and its User Interface is TouchWiz Nature UX. New Touchwiz is enhanced and beautified version of its older version. Now HTC One X also runs on Android 4.0 and its user interface is Sense 4.0 with differentiated and less cluttered interface.

Display:

Galaxy S III have 4.8″ HD Super AMOLED screen with 720px display resolution. Its display is best in saturation and contrast but is not eye catchy. HTC One X is using 4.7″ IPS LCD2 screen with same resolution as that of Samsung Galaxy S III. Screen of HTC One is superior than that of Galaxy S III. This could be the main reason which would drive customers away from Samsung Galaxy S III.

Camera:

Both HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S III features 8 Megapixel camera with max resolution of 3264×2448 pixels for images. Both cameras are offering video recording of 1080p and 720p with image captures in between recording. During Video recording both beasts captures images of 6 megapixel stills in 16:9 aspect ratio. Samsung Galaxy S III offers 24 fps recording while HTC One X offers 29 fps recording. There are also rooting techniques by which you can improve your camera quality. Recently Modder named Hyper X released Superfine Mod which converts 24 fps video capturing of Samsung Galaxy S III into 30fps. Similarly HTC One X also have different Mod developed by mods to improve its functions but to improve them you need to root your device.

Overall Samsung Galaxy S III is the winner as it beats HTC One in hardware, design and display areas. Guys now its on you what’s your budget and for what you wanted to use it.

HTC Windows Phone 8X

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