HTC has said that the 8X was inspired by the Windows Phone Start Screen, and is designed to look like a live tile if a tile was a physical thing.
With that thought in mind, the phone will be available in a number of different colors – Flame Red, California Blue, Limelight Yellow and Graphite Black – colors that match some of the tile color options available in Windows Phone 8.
Easy to Hold
Made of polycarbonate, the phone has rounded corners and a curved back, making it easy to hold, and if fact slightly remincient of what a tile might be like. Thinner than a lot of phones on the market, the 8X easily slips in and out of pockets, and at 4.6oz is light enough that it won’t weigh you down.
The corners on the 8X have rounded edges, making the device easy to hold.
The lock screen on the phone can be populated from a number of different places , including your Facebook photos.
Back in Black
The rear of the phone is one uniform pice of polycarbonate with a raisted HTC logo and a small gray icon for Beat audio.
Rainbow of Colors
The tiles on the Windows Phone Start screen can be changed on-the-fly to a number of different colors.
Falling a Little Short
Some apps on Windows Phone 8 are currently not optimized for the screen, resulting ina bit of black space on the top of the display.
The new wallet app helps you find deals in your area from places like LivingSocial and Groupon. When you find a deal you like, you can save it to your virtual wallet to easily find and use later.
Just the Right Size
Tiles can be resized by pressing and holding down on the tile icon. Tapping the arrow on the bottom right of the tile will allow you to resize it, and tapping the push pin icon on the top right will allow you to remove it from Start Screen altogether.
Life in Miniature
The small icon size is ideal for apps that don’t offer live tile information, while the larger size is perfect for apps such as weather and sports that update with live information.