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HTC and Microsoft Unveil First Signature WP8 Phones

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Posted on September 19, 2012 AT 02:22pm

HTC and Microsoft have unveiled the first signature Windows Phones, the Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S. As you can see above, aside from the striking color palette, HTC has opted for a simple, streamlined look. Let’s take a quick peek at both models before we get into the ‘what’s inside’.

Personally, I’m rather taken by the white and greenish-yellow combo of the WP8S. Though, from the looks of the specs, the 8X series looks like where I’d rather be, performance wise.

Windows Phone 8X Key Features:

  • Windows Phone® 8 operating system
  • Three-dimensional, uni-body style based on the Windows Phone Live Tiles
  • 4.3″ touch screen with HD 720p (1280 x 720) resolution
  • Beats Audio™ with 3.5mm jack and speaker
  • 2.1MP front-facing camera with an 88-degree wide angle lens and 8MP rear camera
  • with BSI sensor and f/2.0 lens

Windows Phone 8S Key Features:

  • Windows Phone® 8 operating system
  • Three-dimensional, uni-body style based on the Windows Phone Live Tiles
    Tiles
  • 4″ WVGA touch screen (800 x 480)
  • Beats Audio™ Integration
  • 5MP camera with f/2.8 aperture, 35mm lens, autofocus, LED flash, HTC ImageChip™
    and 720pHD video recording

Want more specs? We’ve got those.

Windows Phone 8X Specs: WindowsPhone8X_FactSheet

Windows Phone 8S Specs: WindowsPhone8S_FactSheet

I’ll be honest: I’m not impressed by the Beats Audio integration. I’ve felt, since the get-go, that Beats Audio doesn’t sound as good as the price bump implies. Otherwise, they look like a pretty solid start to the Windows Phone 8 series of phones. I’m looking forward to a closer look!

Bryan Todd [aka DieselBT] -- This is where I'm supposed to say something clever about myself. Let's pretend I did, and it conveniently mentions all of my top interests, such as anime, video games, crazy gadgets, electronic music, voice acting, sound editing, and countless other ridiculously fascinating topics. I also like to write stuff about things, which is why I'm here.

...That, and I like your shirt.


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