Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC – a two-pronged attack on Windows Phone 8

HTC’s Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S, the bold and colorful handsets a perfect match for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 user interface, are the first real Windows Phone smartphones by HTC. Although the company has introduced some devices that run Windows Phone before, it appears that HTC is finally taking Windows Phone seriously. The Taiwan-based company is diversifying its handset portfolio with a different operating system, ecosystem and partner.

With a pretty underwhelming Gorilla Glass-coated 4-inch WVGA LCD screen, Windows Phone 8S has a similarly middleweight 5-megapixel camera and is cocooned in a matte plastic finish, arriving in four different color options — depending on carrier and territory. You can enjoy a strong, long-lasting battery via its powerful dual-core performance.

The HTC 8X is a very elegant Windows Phone, with a Gorilla Glass front, a splash of color around the edge and 1280-by-720 Super LCD 2 capacitive touchscreen. It features an ultra-wide-angle 2-megapixel front-facing camera lens that fits in every face in the group and the surrounding scenery. On the back, you’ll see the 8-mpegapixel lens and LED flash. Plus, the 8X has an exclusive amp built right into the phone and Beats Audio is coming to Windows phones for the first time ever. Its edgy design joins forces with a top-of-the-line processor, LTE speeds, and great call quality.

With top specs and a striking design, HTC’s Windows Phone 8X and 8S make the smart choice for people ready to dive into the Windows Phone OS.