Sprint has finally joined the wave of launching Windows smartphones and added its first Windows Phone 8 to its portfolio. The HTC 8XT is now available at Sprint for $99.99 after a $50 rebate and a 2 year contract. It has very impressive, new, and elaborate finishes for specifications and features. Even the image Sprint uses showcases the device looks impeccably amazing, a “California Blue” color scheme, delightful on the eyes. Moreover here are a few highlights to the Sprint’s first and the only Windows Phone 8 device so far. That is until the anticipated Samsung ATIV S NEO will hit the shelves before the end of summer.
HTC 8XT Windows Phone 8 for Sprint
The HTC 8XT for Sprint from outside in is 2.6 x 5.2 x 0.39 inches in size, weighting at 4.9 ounces (140 grams) with a 4.3-inch Gorilla Glass display WVGA 800 x 480 pixels. A useful 1.6 MP front facing Camera lens F2.2 gives this phone access to live video chat options using apps like Skype. Flipping the handset over reveals a great camera with specifications as followed: 8 megapixel CMOS BSI with auto focus 1.4um pixel size 1xLED Camera Lens F2.0.
Digging a little deeper into the technology, starting with the 1800 mAh Li-ion that provides 14 hours of talk time, let’s open up this brand new device. The 8XT comes with a Qualcomm MSM8930, 1.4GHz Dual-Core processor, with 1GB RAM, and 8GB ROM memory, microSD memory card slot with support for up to 64GB memory cards.
The main camera on the flip-side of the phone reads at 1080p video capture, featuring ‘multi-shot burst mode’ that allows you to capture an entire action sequence, the F2.0 lens also allows you to capture moments at night pretty well, and this is when the most excitement happens. Speaking of excitement, not only has Sprint introduced their first Windows 8 device, the carrier premiered the first Windows 8 Phone with HTC BoomSound!
The HTC BoomSound features dual frontal stereo speakers powered by built-in amplifiers that make for increased sound delivery with less distortion. In addition to these wonderful highlights the HTC 8XT has all of the standard greats such as mobile hotspot, GPS navigation (Sprint Navigation/TeleNav), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Commercial Mobile Alert System, adding in Microsoft Suite services and corporate security features to really seal the deal.
HTC has gone all out to make sure this handset is all-around preferable for the world and their customers, the phone contains environment friendly materials with minimal environmental impact. Marvelous phone from the inside out.
more info: Sprint