Both of the HTC Windows Phone 8X and the Windows Phone 8S have been announced and are expected to be released at the same time. Although both phones are packed with features, they are geared toward two different consumers. It’s impossible to please every consumer on the market, but by choosing to release two similar models, with a few key differences, at the same time, HTC might just appeal to the masses. If you’re considering getting the latest Windows Phone 8 flagship handset, you should know which of the models would be best for your needs.
When it comes to comparing the two side by side, the differences are small. Although the 8S is slightly more compact than the 8X, it is not at a loss for hardware or features. Coming in a variety of festive colors, and boasting it’s excellent social networking integration thanks to Windows Phone 8’s “Live Tile” interface; it will hold definitely appeal to the younger consumer. It has simplified features that will be unnoticeable to most users (Dual-core 1 GHz processor, 5MP camera), while not sacrificing those that are important (expandable memory via MicroSD up to 32GB, Adreno 225 GPU, Beats Audio enhancement).
The 8X on the other hand doesn’t cut any corners, boasting a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor with 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear-facing camera and a 2.1MP front-facing camera perfect for video calls or chat, and a 4.3 inch S-LCD2 display. Other features make it the ideal phone for both personal and professional use, including: a photo and video editor, voice command and memos, active noise cancellation, NFC chip for mobile payments, and 1080p@30fps high definition video capture. The 8X will also be coming in some fun, yet more mature color options, including Blue, Red, Yellow and sleek Graphite Black. With all the best that Windows Phone 8 has to offer, this powerhouse won’t disappoint in any aspect. At the same time, it will be priced similar to that of others in it’s class, which brings us to our main point of comparison.
The most important difference between the two is the price point. The HTC Windows Phone 8S is being marketed as being a “mid-range” handset, which offers consumers a lot of bang for their buck. While the HTC Windows Phone 8X will be at the extreme end of the pricing scale, with top-notch hardware, it’s set to go up against the likes of the iPhone 5. It all depends on what the consumer values most: features or affordability. Either way, you won’t be disappointed in either model.
About The Author: This Guest Post was written by Chloe Parker, editor for www.mobilephones.org.uk, where you can read about the latest in smartphone news and rumors.